Notes for Samuel Morse Moss IV: WILL OF SAMUEL MORSE JR. CA1737-1788 Signed 4 Feb. 1788 and probated May 1788 Son of Samuel Morse SR. James Bostick of Olive Branch, MS. has a copy of the original hand written will which he made in 1980 while researching in oxford, NC. in Granville Co. He typed this from this copy. Samuel was James's g/g/g/g great grandfather. ==============================================================================================
In the name of God Amen, I Samuel Morse of Granville County North Carolina, being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory not knowing how soon it may please God to take me out of this world, I do make this my Last will and Testament. The preamble omitted ------------------- First, I give and bequest unto my son Allen Morse one hundred and fifty pounds of Virginia money, likewise I give unto him Negro boy named Bob to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM: I give and bequest to my son Willis Morse one hundred and fifty pounds of Virginia money, likewise I give unto him one Negro boy named George and his heirs forever.
ITEM: I give and bequest unto my Daughter Sarah Christian two Negroes named, Vony and Lucy, them and their increase to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM: I give and bequest to my Daughter Martha Morse two Negroes named, Isbell and Lisa, them and their increase to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM: I give and bequest to my Daughter Mary Morse two Negroes named, Tomy and Jenny and her future increase to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM: I give and bequest to my wife, Phillis Morse one Negro woman named Hannah and her future increase to her and her heirs forever. Likewise I lend unto my said wife One Negro woman named Hannah and her future increase to her and her heirs forever. Likewise I lend to said wife five Negroes named, Manard, Jacob, Tandy, Dorcay and Sarah during her natural life or widowhood. Now, in case my said wife should marry again then the five Negroes to be equally divided among all my children or if she should die without marrying, then the above lent Negroes to be equally divided at her death among all my children.
ITEM: I give and bequest to Vinkler Jones Sr. all my tract of land where I live containing three hundred acres, likewise two small parcels of land joining the land I live on, both parcels of land, one known as Dentons, and the other by the name of Jones, likewise four hundred and fifty acres of land joining, John Craft, Charles Williams, John Morse, Reuben Morse and Stephen Snead to him and his heirs forever all being land in Granville County that I possess.
I DIRECT-and leave my stock of all kind and my household goods to be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among all my children. I do nominate constitute and appoint my loving wife, Phillis Morse, Elijah Mitchell and my brother, Reuben Morse my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and unnouncing and revoking all other wills made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth Day of February 1788.
his Samuel S Morse Mark Sighed, Sealed and delivered In prescience of us:
John Craft Granville County May Court A. D. 1788 Frances Jones This will was duly proven by oaths of Frances Jones, Reuben Morse, Elijah Mitchell and Phillis Morse Executrix and Executors
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