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 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
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 ( : 22 December 2016), Wake > Marriage bonds, 1770-1868, vol A-C > image 3553 of 3977; North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History.

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