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Copy of Will of Britton Hood



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  • Title Copy of Will of Britton Hood 
    Short Title Copy of Will of Britton Hood 
    _MASTER
    Source ID S295 
    Linked to Britton Hood 

  •  Notes 
    • Enclosed in a letter to Samuel Hood
      dated 11 February 1964
      from Willis S. Hood
      800 Marigold Street-Rocy Mount, North Carolina.
      (no commas or periods in the original will)

      Britton Hood Will 10-28-1846 (Probate 5:18-1848)
      In the name of God Amen I Britton Hood of the County of Wayne
      and State of North Carolina being sick and week of Body but of
      perfect mind do make and ordain this Instrument of writing to
      be my Last Will and Testiment That is to say first I lind to
      my Wife Katherine all the Land below the Asher field that I
      reserved for her in a deed that I give to my son William B Hood
      during her natural lifetime
      Item I give to my son Daniel T Hood the Land whereon I now live
      lying on the south Side of the Horse Swamp and bounded as
      follows Viz Beginning at a Blackgum in the main......land is
      described.....containing 1,000 acres I also give two acres in
      the fork of the road for a meeting house
      Item It is my will and desire that all my perishable property
      consisting of all my Negroes of every description farming tools
      ...stock.....crops...household and kitchen furniture...and my
      surveying instruments be sold by my executor......on a Twelve
      months credit and the money arising from the sale together with
      my notes after paying my just Debts to be Equally divided
      between the following named persons to wit my wife Katherine
      John R Hood Britton Hood Jr Robert T Hood William B Hood Coziah
      Brogden & Daniel T Hood
      Item 4th I give to my Grand Daughter Polly Granthom one Hundred
      Dollars
      Item 5th I give to my Grand Daughter Zilphia Overman one Hundred
      Dollars
      Item 6th I also give to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Benson one
      Hundred Dollars
      Item 7 I also give to my Daughter Elizabeth Holloman one dollar(?)
      Item 8 I also give my Son Daniel T Hood my still and what belongs
      to it
      I nominate and appoint my son John R Hood as my executor