Of Cumberland, Moore and Robeson County, NC
Estate of Andrew Graham
Short cut to Graham's Last Will and Testament
Source: Private Collection. Microfilm of originals are available in the North Carolina State Archives, Moore County Records, Deaton-Monroe Family Papers.
Inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of Andrew Graham Decd. That came into the hands of his Executors - Taken the 29 July 1853 Viz
2 Head of horses - 6 Head of cattle - 50 head of hogs - 10 Head of Sheep - 18 Head of gees - One Lot of household furniture consisting of 5 Beds and furniture - Tables one dining and one side table 2 chests - one clock one Riffle gun 3 saddles one mans and Two side - 8 Setting chairs - 2 Spinning wheels - one cut Reel - one lot of Kitchen furniture consisting of one Table one Cupboard and furniture - one Loom - 3 Pots 2 Ovens - 1 Kettle - 1 Spider - One Wagon and gear - one lot of farming tools consisting of plows hoes axes etc - one lot blacksmith tools consisting of bellows - anvil hammers etc - one lot of wheat at the mill Supposed to be Twenty bushels - one small lot of corn and wheat at home on which the family subsists - one sithe and cradle one culling box - one grind stone - the crop now growing supposed to be 33 acres in corn and 5 acres in cotton - 249 Acres of Land on Billings creek - 100 acres on Fergusons Juniper - one note on Aaron Wade for one dollar due 1 Feby. 1853 (doubtful) - one note on William Pence for one dollar 50 cts due 22 Feby. 1853 (doubtfull) - one note on Joseph and Ruffin Walles for Eleven dollars due 14 July 1853 (doubtful) - Cash on hand Twelve dollars $12.
Certified and returned to October From 1853
Note: The original estate records list the items and the price paid by each individual. While interesting reading, it also make for a very large file. In the interest of saving down-load time, those inventories have been eliminated. If you connect to one of the individuals and want a copy of the full inventory, e-mail me.
A List of Sale of property belonging to the Estate of the late Andrew Graham decd made by his executors Jn Munroe & Isaac Deaton on the 16 and 17 November 1853 Viz
Duncan M Kennedy
Aug 11, 1859 Memorandum of money recd
Andrew Graham Will
From Moore County, North Carolina, Records
Will Book "C" Page 7
In the name of God, Amen, I, Andrew Graham, of the County of Moore and the State of North Carolina, though weak in body and distitute of health, being of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) Do this ninteenth day of July, One thousand eight hundred and fifty three, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the }
Levi Deaton (seal)
Daniel B. Currie (X)
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Andrew Graham was brought into Court by Isaac Deaton and John Munroe named in said paper as Executors and offered for probate and Daniel B. Currie a witness thereto was Examined by the Court who proved that he saw the said Graham execute said instrument as his last will and testament that he signed it at the request of said Graham and in his presence as a witness and that said Graham was of sound and disposing mind and memory at the time he executed the same where upon the Court ordered said paper writing to be admitted to probate in common as the last Will and Testament of said Graham and Isaac Deaton and John Munore the Executors therein named were duly qualified as executors of said Will in open Court.
A.C. Curry, Clerk