|Will - GEORGE PEGRAM, SR.
WARREN COUNTY, N.C. - 1825
|In the name of God Amen, I GEORGE PEGRAM of the County of Warren and
State of North Carolina being well in body and sound disposing mind and memory, knowing
that it is appointed for all men once to die, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do
make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item The following property I have to be sold, the tract of land whereon I now live, one bay mare, cart, two saddles, one grind stone, all my barrels and hogsheads, and the money arising from the sale, to pay my just debts, and the balance to be equally divided between six of my children, viz, GEORGE PEGRAM, WILLIAM PEGRAM, NANCY BELL, SALLY PEGRAM, PATSY PEGRAM, AND LUCRETIA PEGRAM.
Item I give and devise to my son JOHN PEGRAM one bed and furniture to him, his heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise to my Grand Son MICAGER BELL one dollar to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and devise to my Grand Son JACK PEGRAM (son of THOMAS PEGRAM) thirty dollars to be put out to interest for him until he arrives to the age of twenty one years. It is also my will and desire if my Grand Son JACK PEGRAM shall die before the age of twenty one years the money should be divided amongst all my children.
Item I give and devise to my two sons, GEORGE PEGRAM and WILLIAM PEGRAM all my working tools of any description to be equally divided between them.
Item The balance of my property I give to three of my daughters that now live with me, vis, SALLY PEGRAM, PATSEY PEGRAM and LUCRETIA PEGRAM, to be equally divided amongst them.
Item Out of the money I leave to my daughter NANCY BELL I give to my son GEORGE PEGRAM eleven dollars, to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I hereby nominate my sons GEORGE PEGRAM and WILLIAM PEGRAM to be whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord 1819.
This Will of GEORGE PEGRAM, SR. was proved in open Court by the Oaths of PEYTON VAUGHAN and DANIEL RIGGAN subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion ordered to be recorded whereupon GEORGE PEGRAM on of the Executors therein named qualified in due form of law.