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Will Book 40, page 213
Will of George Washington Alston, 1849

Born 1801, son of Philip G. Alston (1762-1820) & Mary W. Harris-Alston

 


In the name of God amen I GEORGE W. ALSTON of the County of Warren and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make ordain and establish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following

Viz, I wish the whole of my Estate to be kept together and my beloved wife and children to live together as they now do my children to be educated from my Estate by my Executors who shall hereafter name in they way they may think most advisable but wish no separate account kept for each child’s expense. I give unto my beloved wife a child’s share of the whole of my Estate in North Carolina (land money and bonds excepted in taking her share of Negroes. I wish her to have some two or three of her choice at valuation, I also give my wife the whole of my household & kitchen furniture. I hereby nominate and appoint my Brother PHILLIP G. ALSTON my friends JNO. B. WILLIAMS and EDW’D ALSTON Executors and Guardians to all my children and the whole of my Estate I hereby leave under the care & management of the said PHILLIP G. ALSTON JOHN B. WILLIAMS & EDW’D ALSTON my Executors & Guardians to all my children & hereby give them power and authority to sell such Negroes as may prove to be ungovernable as well as to purchase what they may deem necessary for the Estate having entire confidence in my Executors that they will manage my Estate in such a manner as they may think best. When my oldest son PHILLIP G. ALSTON becomes of age or marries, I wish my Executors to value all my hands as it is my Will that my son GEORGE W. ALSTON have them at valuation & that my Executors give that sum to Bonds to my son PHILLIP G. ALSTON to make his part equal with his brother GEORGE W. ALSTON and I wish my Executors at the same time to divide the whole of my Negroes in this State into four equal parts & give my son PHILLIP G. ALSTON one lot of them and the same course to be pursued when my second son WILLIAM H. ALSTON becomes of age or marries as I intend they shall be both equal in Negroes and money. It is my wish however that my Executors buy Lands with the money herein given them should they think it best to do so and when my son GEORGE W. ALSTON becomes of age or marries, my Executors will give him his portion of Negroes being one fourth of the whole of them in the State and my Land on Fishing Creek my wife holding on to the place called Cherry Hill so long as she remains my widow. What Negroes I own in Alabama my Executors can sell whenever they may think proper the proceeds to be equally divided among my children share & share alike & when my youngest son GEORGE W. ALSTON becomes of age or marries & my sons PHILLIP G. ALSTON & WILLIAM H. ALSTON have received Bonds or money to make their parts equal within the Lands herein given to my son GEORGE W. ALSTON then should there be a balance due all my children share & share alike.
Whatever property I am or may be entitled to under the Will of my deceased Mother MARY ALSTON as regards that portion in Alabama I wish it to be equally divided between my children share & share alike It is also my wish that my Executors sell such portions of my stock as can be conveniently spared.
In testimony whereof I GEORGE W. ALSTON have hereunto set my hand & seal to this my last Will & Testament signed sealed & acknowledged as my last Will & Testament this 11th day of October 1849.

GEORGE W. ALSTON {seal}

Attest
A. D. ALSTON
N. F. ALSTON (Jurat)


Warren County November Court 1849
The execution of this will was duly proved in Open Court by the oath of N. F. ALSTON one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion is ordered to be recorded, whereupon PHILLIP G. ALSTON JOHN B. WILLIAMS & EDW’D ALSTON the Executors therein named came into Court & qualified as such in due form of Law.

Test
JNO. W. WHITE, Clk
 

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GEORGE W. ALSTON Inventory of Estate February Court 1850

Inventory



An inventory of the personal property of GEORGE W. ALSTON deceased, in Warren County NC which came into the hands of EDW’D. ALSTON & JOHN B. WILLIAMS his Executors on the 14th Feb’y 1850.
Cash on hand One hundred and Three dollars and eighty three cents, seventy four Negroes. At Fishing Creek Plantation, fifty one head of cattle, oxen, included nine work horses & mules & one young making in all ten in number, one hundred and five head of hogs of all kinds, one waggon & one cart, six axes, seven grubbing hoes, six weeding hoes, six hilling hoes, eight daggon plows, ten half shares, six pair of traces, & four pair harness. At Cherry Hill Plantation twenty three head of cattle, oxen included, fifty three head of hogs of all kinds, thirty three head of Sheep Lambs included, one carriage & harness, one cart, six grubbing hoes, two half shares, three daggons, six weeding hoes, & three axes. We have not mentioned the household & kitchen furniture being disposed of in the will. Also the crop of cotton, tobacco, corn &c.

Also consisted of notes on the following names:
Wm. H. BOBBITT - WM. PLUMMER & K. P. ALSTON sureties
JOS. MANN(?)
ALSTON & WHITE
DR. SOLO. WILLIAMS
SAM’L T. ALSTON
PHILIP G. ALSTON
MARY ALSTON
SAM’L A. WILLIAMS
ROBERT P. ALSTON
SAM’L T. ALSTON & THOS. N. ALSTON
J. BUXTON WILLIAMS
ROBERT E. WILLIAMS
PETER ARRINGTON
JOHN C. DAVIS & EDWARD ALSTON
W. H. KEARNEY & J. J. WILLIAMS
WILLIAM EATON & SAM’L A. WILLIAMS
JAS. D. CLANTON & WILLIAM C. CLANTON
W. H. WHITFIELD
H. G. WILLIAMS
HENRY TUCKER
ELIZABETH ALSTON
MR. COLLIER

Signed by Executors
EDW’D ALSTON
J. BUXTON WILLIAMS
 


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