Mary Harper's Crumpler Information



In The Name of God Amen

I, John Crumpler of The County of Duplin in the State of North Carolina Yoeman being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body to be buried in the Earth at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say Imprimus—

Item: I give to my son Jacob Crumpler the plantation whereon he now lives ( ) I bought of Pircybell Clay containing one hundred acres lying on Bearskin Swamp and the cattle he formerly was possessed of and one bed that is now in the possession of Elihu Wiggins and one black mair and coalt to him and his heirs forever—

Item: I give to my son John Crumpler a mesuage or tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres on both sides the road joining Benj’n Williams land and Crumplers Marsh also another peace of land lying on Magason Branch containing one hundred acres also another peach of land containing three hundred and twenty acres it being part of an entry of six hundred and forty acres lying on both side Hauls Branch whereof Lazarus Haul is to have 320 acres and my son John and J’d Haul to make a line between themselves when the patent is obtained and for my Executors to make him a Deed for the same also a stock of cattle now in the ( ) of William Laton also I leave the USE of the plantation and my Negros whereon I now live to my said son John for to raise my children thereon and also one feather bed—

Item: I give my daughter Rachel Crumpler five cows and calves to be paid for at the age of twenty one or married if the stock be sufficient for all the rest of her younger Brethren to have as many and if not to have an Equal Share of what there is at such a time and ten pounds in silver or gold and a feather bed and sheet—

Item: I give to my Daughter Sarah Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such time as has been before mentioned and ten pounds in gold or silver and a feather Bed Rug and sheet—

Item: I give to my Daughter Nancy Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such a time or to have as has been before mention and ten pounds in gold or silver and thirty five pounds of feathers—

Item: I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such time and if not to have an Equal Share at such time as aforementioned and a Negro woman called Rose and the first child She Ever brings and a feather bed Rug and sheet and the rest of her Increase I leave to be Equally divided amongst the Rest of my Daughters—

Item: I give to my son Cajah Crumpler the plantation whereon I now live containing two hundred acres and another messuage of land containing one hundred acres adjoining the former Magason Swamp and a other hundred acres joining that and William Boykins land and another hundred acres on the East Side of Daniels Branch also a Negro Boy named Seacar and five cows and calves and a feather bed Rug and Sheet—and half the sheet that is at Ephraim Emanuels of my stock I give to my son Jacob and the remainder of all the rest of my sheet I leave to be equally divided between all my children Except Jacob & Grace and all the remainder of my Estate household goods and moveable I have to be Equaly Divided between my children Grace Rachel Sarah Elizabeth Nancy and Cajah. I appoint my son Jacob Crumpler John Crumpler and Elihu Wiggins my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Dissolving all other former wills by me made Ratifying and confirming This and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh Day of February Anno Domni 1782.

Signed seald publishd Declard & pronounced by the said John Crumpler as his Last Will and Testament in presence of us—

Arthur Coor /s/ John Crumpler

Daniel Coors

William (his mark) Wiggs

State of North Carolina

Duplin County April Court 1782

Then was the within Will proved in open Court in due form of Law by the Oath of Daniel Coor one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto. Ordered to be filed.

Test Wm Dickson C. C.

July Court 1782.

John Crumpler one of the Executors Name in the said will came before the court and qualified by Taking the Oath of an Executor according to Laws. Ordered that letters issue accordingly.

Test Wm Dickson C. C.

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