Monday, February 18, 2008

North Carolina, Nash Co - William & Robert Braswell

Will of MICAJAH THOMAS of Nash County, NC who requested burial in his “own burying ground, between the graves of his wife and sisters” and leaves bequests to half-brother Josiah Crudup; niece Mourning Arrington; niece Rhoda Ricks; nieces Temperance and Mary Perry; father-in-law Phillemon Hawkins; natural daughter Mary Crawford, child of late Elizabeth Crawford of Surry Co., Virginia; twin daughters Margaret Thomas Jackson and Mourning Thomas Jackson and daughter Temperance Thomas Jackson, all children of Ann Jackson; nephew Bennett Boddie; Geo. Boddie; Solomon Cotton; Geo. Crudup; Jacob Butts; daughters of Nathan Boddie, Elizabeth Boddie and Mourning Boddie, and Julian King.

Land owners mentioned are: Capt. Saml Bryant, Samuel Cotton, estate of Frederick Ruffin, William Boddie, James Woodard, Richard Hollan, David Evans, Geo. Wimberley, Julian King, Jesse Thomas, Whiddon, Reubin Whitfield, Barrentine, Maulpass, David Owens, Reubin Williams, WM. BRASWELL, Joshua Stephens, Edward Purcel, John Warren, Henry Taylor, Robert Rogers, Drury Alford, Jesse Bass, Matthew Drake, Wm. Lindsey, John Jones, Thomas Hill (Franklin County), John Webb, Josiah Johnson, Massengal, ROBERT BRASWELL and Wm. McDonald.

Places named are: plantation on Tar River; land on the north side of Roanoke River in Northampton County; plantation on north side of Peachtree Creek; Pig Basket Creek and the Cross Roads; 420 acre tract known as the Kersey place; 640 acres on western waters of North Carolina, a soldier’s warrant; Sappony Swamp; the courthouse; the Harris place; 5000 acres on the waters of the Tennessee

Executors were Nathan Boddie, William Boddie, Benjamin Hawkins, Shadrack Rutland, dated
19 May 1788.

Witnesses: Wilson Vick, Saml Westray, Thaddeus Barnes, Hardy Brewer.

A true copy taken from the original by William Hall, Clerk of Nash County, NC
2 March 1806

From Petitions to the General Assembly of Tennessee, microfilm, petition #23-1-1807