Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Heirs of Henry Cook Sr(1834)


From the Probate of Henry Cook Sr dec'd  Williamson Co TN 
Images 754 to 767(Covering 1831-1835)

From Image 761

Heirs of Henry Cook Senr dec'd

Virginia
Jarrad Cook
Leonard Claburn

Davidson Co
Jno B Carter
Saml Carter

Wmson Co.
Alexr. C Carter
Sally V Gutharie
Mary Reynolds
Henry Cook Jr.
Jno T Cook
George Cook
Thos Reynolds

Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008  Ancestry.com  (accessed July 25, 2020)Williamson--Probate and Divorce Records, 1800-1899, Collins, Wm-Copeland, John Img 761 of 2366
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9176/images/004727063_00761?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Purchasers at John Hight's Estate Sale


Estate Sale--11th of February 1796
John Hight--Franklin Co NC

David King, John Finch, Harbert Hight, John Hight, John Perdue, Littleton Fuller,  Philimon Hawkins, Daniel Ball, Henry Fuller, Solomon Bobbitt, John Peace, Isaiah Smith, Charles More, Joseph Fletcher, Samuel Young, Edward Finch, John Young, ___ling? Jones, Jonathan Hight, Nathaniel Jarrett, William Hight, Turner Bobbitt, John Loyd, John Parham, Shim Cook, John Goodloe, Samuel Young, John Forkner, Deverax Jarrett, Ezekiel Hays, Joseph Mangum Giddeon Macon, James M Daniel(McDaniel?), George King, John Lawrence Thompson Glenn(sic), Robert Jones, Benjamin Hayes, James Hunt

Estate Sale of John Hight--Franklin Co NC
Source:  North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 Franklin --Inventories, 1789-1839
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004755055_00074?  Img 74-76  of 878

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Will of John Hight--Franklin Co NC 1795

Will of John Hight--Franklin Co NC(1795)

In the name of God amen I, John Hight being weak in body and of a sound mind do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following ---To Wit

I give and bequeath to my son William Hight all of my land and plantation whereon I now live containing by estimation 160 acres to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Charnell Hight,  one cow and heifer one sow and six shoats, and also my wearing apparel to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Lively Bobbitt one feather bed and furniture, one cow, one iron pot to her and her heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Peace one looking glass to her and her heirs forever.

Item my will and desire is that all my estate not already given away be sold and after my just debts is paid to be equally divided between my 12 children and my son Robert Hight being dead my desire is his children shall have his part 

I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Herbert Hight and Nathaniel Jarrett my whole estate executors of this my last will and testament utterly revoking and annulling all other wills heretofore made do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of September 1795 signed sealed and delivered in the presence of

Roger Jones  
Titus Murray
Sarah Williams
John Hight-----Seal
N.B. The things I lent her Lively Bobbitt before are those I now leave her in my will.  (signed again by John Hight and above witnesses)

Please see original document as this may contain errors and some liberties were taken with the formatting to make it more readable.

Source:  North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998  Franklin Co NC Original Wills Askew, Wiley - Leonard (Lennard), Scota Img 1499 of 1933
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/007640018_01499?

Monday, July 20, 2020

Winston Family-Notes

Found a will for a William Winston Sr. in Franklin Co NC(written 20 Jan 1810) who I felt was the father of Hannah Winston Cooke and his will confirms he has a daughter named Hanna Cooke.  Left a Comment on the record file of the image at Ancestry so I can tell which one it is without having to click thru.  Saved the image to my Cook Study working tree.

North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998-- Franklin--Wills, 1787-1838
Img 515 of 552 

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004755054_00515?

In the process of looking at William Winston's will I found the will of a Benjamin Winston who had a C ? Cook and a Joseph Cooke as witnesses.  There was a Benjamin Winston listed among the purchasers from the John Cook estate sale in 1814 neighboring Wake Co NC

Benjamin Winston(Franklin Co NC) Written 3rd Apr 1835
Wife: Elizabeth
Children: Mary Ann Winston, Linton Winston, Carline Wall, Glatha Jackson Winston, Calvin Winston
Gives to Elizabeth Tamer Cook one bed and furniture.

Witnesses
Bartholomew Fuller
C ? Cook 
Joseph Cooke
George Winston 
Codicil added Aug 17 1835

Will of Benjamin Winston(1835)
Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998-- Franklin--Wills, 1787-1838
Img 504-514 of 552

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004755054_00504?

Also found the will of Bartholomew Fuller who it appears was married to a Sarah Cooke.  Their daughter Nancy married into the Winston family.  The Cooke, Fuller and Winston families  appear to be connected in a number of ways.

Will of Bartholomew Fuller
Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 Franklin Co NC Original Wills Askew, Wiley - Leonard (Lennard), Scota
Img 1002-1006 of 1933

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/007640018_01002?

Friday, July 17, 2020

Estate Sale--John Cooke-Wake Co NC--Aug 1814


In an earlier blog post I transcribed the will of John Cooke of Wake Co. North Carolina.  I located the inventory of his estate and the account of sales. It was among the Wake Co NC records which are not yet indexed but are browsable at Ancestry.com.  Below is a listing of purchasers at the estate sale.  Some made multiple purchases.

The Counter of Sales of John Cooke dec'd as taken and sold on the 4th day of August 1814 by Lemuel Cooke and Joseph Cooke Executors of the said John Cooke dec'd
Listing of purchasers(some of which made multiple purchases)



Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 Wake Co NC 
Wills, Inventories and Estates, Book 11-13, 1812-1817 Ancestry.com
Book 11 Pages 274-276 Images 163 &164 of 752
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004772472_00163
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9061/images/004772472_00164


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Will of Lemuel Cook of Wake Co. NC 1864


I, Lemuel Cook of the county of Wake in the state of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, do this 23rd day of July 1863 make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.

Item One I lend unto my wife Amelia Cook all my household furniture of every description during her natural life and at her death I give and bequeath said furniture to my son W L Cook

Item Two  I give and bequeath to my wife Amelia the interest in all the money and bonds I have during her life to dispose of as she wishes

Item Three I give and bequeath unto my daughter Polly A Terrell one dollar in cash

Item Four I give unto and bequeath to my son John P Cook one dollar in cash

Item Five I give and bequeath the balance of my estate consisting of bonds and money after the death of my wife Amelia Cook to my two children Eliza J Dunn and William L Cook to be divided equally between them share and share alike to them and their heirs forever

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my son W L Cook executor to this my last will and testament to execute and perform every part and clause thereof according to the true meaning and interest thereof. In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in the presence of

John R Dunn
W B Smith
Lemuel Cook(seal) 

Recorded in Book  "J J" Page 172  February Term 1864

Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line]
images 734-736 of 1929] Wake --- Original Wills, Cameron, Francis Hawks - Dupree, Obidiah P
https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9061/
Will of Lemuel Cook of Wake Co NC date 1864
Marie's Notes:  This Lemuel Cook appears to be the son of John Cooke & brother of  John R., Gilly,  and Joseph.  Lemuel and Amelia Marriot married in September of 1830 in Wake Co. NC.(see source below)

"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-894X-3SGN?cc=1726957&wc=QD8P-DRY%3A1588773185%2C1588773467 : 22 December 2016), Wake > Marriage bonds, 1770-1868, vol A-C > image 3553 of 3977; North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History.