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Annabella Monroe,
d. aft.September 4, 1903, Cumberland Co., North Carolina
Barbara Munroe, d. aft June 17, 1829, Cumberland Co, North Carolina.
Henry N. Monroe, d. aft. March 22, 1901, Cumberland County, North Carolina
John Munroe, d. aft. Nov. 21, 1827, Cumberland Co., North Carolina (son of "Old Daniel" Munroe.    See their genealogy page for more.)
John Munroe,
d. bef. Dec. 1841, Cumberland Co., North Carolina (father of Neill Munroe, below. See their genealogy page for more.)
Malcolm Munroe, d. April, 1859, Talladega Co., Alabama (See genealogy page for more.)
Malcom Monroe, d. aft. June 3, 1898, Cumberland County, North Carolina
d. aft. December 22, 1909, Cumberland Co. North Carolina
Neill Munroe, d. bef. Sept. 1, 1851, Cumberland Co., North Carolina (son of John, above)
Patrick Munroe, d. bef. Oct. 1797, Cumberland Co. North Carolina (brother of "Old Daniel" and "Drowning Creek Malcolm, see genealogy page for more.)
Peter Munroe, b. December 12, 1812; d. January 17, 1888 (Son of Dugald Munroe. See genealogy page for more.)
Sarah Ann Catherine L. (nee Campbell) Monroe, d. aft. June 27, 1893, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Robert Monroe, d. aft March 24, 1855 (brother of Charles M. Monroe, of Monroe's Crossroads.)
Col. Neil Buie, d. ca. Nov. 1839, Robeson Co., North Carolina (uncle of William R. Monroe).


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ANNABELLA MONROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Will Dated September 4, 1903

In the name of God, Amen. I, Annabella Monroe, of Cumberland County, State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory, but know the uncertainty of life, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, in the manner and form following:

I give, devise and bequeath, unto my beloved nephews, Daniel A. and Thomas H. Monroe, and my beloved nieces, Kate G. and Bella T. Monroe, children of my deceased brother, Duncan J. Monroe, share and share alike, all of my property, both real and personal, of every kind and description and wheresoever situate at the time of my death.

I hereby revoke and make void every and all wills heretofore made by me, and do declare this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I, the said Annabella Monroe, have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 4th day of September, 1903

                    Annabella Monroe

Signed, declared and published by the above named, Annabella Monroe, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

                    Andrew Overton
                    J.A. Howard

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801.17)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF BARBARA MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written June 17, 1829
Probated prior to March 8, 1830

 North Carolina Cumberland County

I Barbara Munroe of the county and state aforesaid being desirous to settle all my business and divide my little property among my friends do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows –

To my sister Flora one cow and yearling and my loom and all the geer that belongs to it.

To my Mother one cow and yearling.

To John My sisters son one cow and yearling and a Black steer.

To brother Duncans daughter Mary one cow and yearling.

To Mary Kelly one white black steer yearling.

My beds and bed clothes and my body clothes I leve to my mother till her death and sfter her death to be equally divided among those who will take care of my Mother till her death.

My interest in my fathers land and all money due me after paying all expenses I will to the use of my Mother, and if any remain after my mothers death, I will it to my Brother James and one cow and Calf.

I make and ordain Angus Kelly Executor of this my last will and testament this 17th June 1829

Barbara Munroe X her mark

John Munroe X his mark
Margary McKellar

 

North Carolina Cumberland County

This will certify that I do hereby relinquish all my right to administer to the last will and testament of Barbarh Munroe dec’ed to James Munroe as executor of the same this 8th March 1830.

Angus Kelly
Patrick Munro
Duncan Ray

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HENRY N. MONROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written March 22, 1901

North Carolina
Cumberland County

I Henry N. Monroe of the aforsaid county and State being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament:

I bequeath all my property both personal and real to my sister Anabella Monroe and the bodily heirs of my brother Duncan J. Monroe.

In witness whereof I the said Henry N. Monroe do hereunto set my hand and seal this 22 day of March 1902

                    Henry N. Monroe {seal}

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Henry N. Monroe to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence to dubscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

                    P.M. Bullard}
                    A.J. Howard} Witnesses

The above will was made in my presents this 22 day of March 1901
                    Andrew Overton {seal}

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written November 21, 1827

In the name of god Amen John Munroe being in (illegible) health do will my estate as follows  My Lands to be equally among my three sons Danl Christopher and John  To my wife Catherine I leave Big Jim  Little Jim and Amanda besides all my Stock of Cattle Sheep and Household fruniture and to Effie to have the negro she has in possession Old Abraham and young Abraham & Lin ans Isac and Mary Ann   Annabella will have Betty and her three children and Isac and all the rist of my negros to be divided among Daniel Christopher and John Excpet Harry and Ameris they to be left to my wife as long as She Shoses to keep them my Bank Stock  I leave to my wife during her lifetime and after to be divided among all my Children and all the rest of my property to be disposed of as The Executors will See proper  I appoint my wife Catherine Munroe my son Daniel Munroe and my Son Christopher Monroe to execute this will and witness my hand and seal this 21st day of November 1827.

                                                                                            John Munroe

                                                                                Test.     Peter McNeill
                                                                                            Neill Munroe

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written August 16, 1832; Filed for Probate December, 1841

North Carolina Cumberland County

I  John Munroe of the County and State aforesaid Being in good health, and sound mind and memory although now getting old being desireous to put my worldly afairs in order Before my death do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following --

To my Wife Sarah Munroe I give one half of the plantation where I live and one horse and farming tools, the entire use of all the houses of every description Household and Kitchen Furniture, the other half of the Plantation to my son Peter Munroe and after his mothers death the part left to her also -- Each of her unmarried daughters to have equal priviledge with there mother and Peter in the house --

To my son Hugh Munroe I give the flat field -- and him and his Brother Peter to have Equal Right to the pasture and all the improvements there and to be made there, but not to the Exclusion of their Mothers Right to keep stock in the Pasture, Hugh and Peter lots of land to Be divided By a line Running Between the two fields to the best advantage for Both of them-- the Horse and farming tools and all other property left to my wife, after her death to Be the property of my son Peter if he will take care of her and her part, till her death --

To my Daughter Isabele Munroe I Leve fifty acres of land joining Clarks land including a spring at the upper part of my land-- To my daughter Sarah Munroe and Catherine Munroe I leve Eighty acres of land at the lower end of my land at the long branch of Fox Branch to Equally divided Between to the Best Advantage for Both-- To their mother I give the priviledg of dividing the bedding and furniture with the unmaried daughters as she thinks proper--

All my live stock of every description I wish to be Equally divided between my wife and two sons and three daughters above mentioned. the land left to my unmaried Daughters should they die without Children of their own I leave as the property to my sons Hugh and Peter

To my Children maried and unmaried who have left me and gon to themselves I leve as follows-- to Dugald Munroe one dollar to Neill Munroe one dollar To Margaret Munroe ten dollars to Mary Cameron one dollar to Nancy Priest one dollar. and each of the to retain all the property already given them, except John Cameron, Marys husband who is to Returne sixty five dollars he owes me and Neill Munroe who is to Return thirteen dollars he owes me.

I make and ordain my sons Peter Munroe and Hugh Munroe Executors of this my last Will and Testament Revoking all other wills formerly made.

Sealed signed published and declared By the testator to be his last Will and testament this sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord 1832 in preasence of us who were preasent at the signing and sealing the same.

                                                                                                                      His
                                                                                                             John    X   Munroe (seal)
                                                                                                                     Mark

Angus Kelly (Senior)
Arch D B Kelly
Angus G Kelly
John Smith

Filed December Term 1841

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MALCOLM MUNROE
b. 1774, Moore Co., North Carolina
d. April, 1859, Talladega Co., Alabama
Written February 5, 1859

The State of Alabama
Talladega County

In the name of God, Amen, I, Malcolm Munroe, of the state and county aforesaid, being weak in body, but sound in mind and many thanks to be to God for the same, do make this, my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that after my decease, a certain negro slave belonging to me be sold by my executor; the said negro for being sold privately and permitted to choose his master or purchaser. The said negro being named Wilson, and the proceeds of the sale of said negro, after paying all my just debts, be distributed as follows: My sons, Colin A. Munroe, John Munroe, Francis Munroe, and Duncan Munroe, ten dollars each; and my son James A. Munroe, five dollars; and I give to my only daughter, Catharine Boaz, two-thirds of the balance of the proceeds of said sale; and to my son, Archibald Munroe, the other one-third; and I bequeath and give to my daughter, Catharine Boaz, two beds and furniture which embrace all the bedding I possess and I hereby appoint as my executors of this last will and testament, my son-in-law, Levi Boaz, and my son, Archibald Munroe, who are to act without giving security -- signed, sealed, published, declared on this 5th day of Feby, one-thousand eight-hundred and fifty-nine, in the presence of

Geo. W. Wilson                                         Malcolm Munroe (Seal)
O.K. Waits
John T. Ragan
R.W. Huston


 CODICILE TO THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MALCOLM MUNROE
Talladega County, Alabama
Written March 14, 1859

The State of Alabama
Talladega County

 I, Malcolm Munroe, being of weak body, but sound in mind, do make the following codicile to the above last will and testament. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Catharine Boaz, the following property: Scott's Bible six volumes, History of the Martyrs, Flowers of Modern History, Confessions of Faith, Hymn Books, and old Bible, all my chains, and one side board and book case. To my son, Colin A. Munroe, American Biography, Modern Geography, Walkers Dictionary. To my granddaughter, Miss Margaret C. Munroe, The Life of Col. Gardiner. To my son-in-law Levi Boaz, my tools of every description; and I leave the following property in the hands of my executors to be sold if necessary to defray the expenses of the lawsuit now existing between my son, James A. Munroe, and myself, regarding the right to a certain negro slave named Wilson now in my possession, and to one note against Levi Boaz for one-hundred and eight dollars due the 25th of September, 1859, all my corn, fodder, wheat, one wagon, one yoke of oxen, otherwise equally divided between my son, Archibald Munroe, and my daughter, Catharine Boaz. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Catharine Boaz, and my son, Archibald Munroe, to be equally divided between them the following described tract of land with all appurtenances there, pertainess or in anywise belonging thereto, to wit: The southeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section twenty-six (26), Township twenty (20) [illegible] east. Contains 40 17/100 acres. To my grandson, Colin A. Boaz, my shotgun. To my grandson, Calvin Munroe, son of my son, Archibald Munroe, my rifle gun. I appoint my son, Archibald, and my son-in-law, Levi Boaz, executors of the codicile to my last will and testament with the same conditions as named in the first part of my will to wit that they shall act without giving bond or security. Signed, sealed, published and declared on the 14th day of March 1859. In the presence of:

(signed) John T. Ragan                                     (signed) Malcolm Munroe
(signed) R.W. Huston
(signed) O.K. Waits


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MALCOM MONROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written June 3, 1898

State of North Carolina
Cumberland County

I Malcom Monroe of the county and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make this and declare it to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following –

First. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Culbreth 42 acres of land lying on the south side of Chicken Road oposite the land of T. Culbreth, beginning at the point where Old road leading towards D.R. McDuffie leaves Chicken road and with a that road a sufficient distance that a straight line thence to Chicken road will contain 42 acres.

Second. I give and bequeath to my daughter Emma A. Cameron 42 acres of land east of the land of Rebecca Culbreth and south of the land of J. McN. Cameron line beginning at South East corner of land of Rebecca Culbreth and with Chicken road sufficient distance that straight line to Chicken road will contain 42 acres.

Third. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sallie Wilson all land belonging to me south of chanel of water branch supposed to be 140 acres more or less.

Fourth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Cimme McAskill tract of land situated in Little River Township County of Cumberland adjoining the lands of D.M. McLaughlin R.D. Patterson and others containing 90 acres.

Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary E. McLeod to have and to hold during her natural life ant then to go to her heirs for ever 100 acres of land joining the lands of Emma Cameron J.McN. Cameron & J & N.S. Blue extending south from their lines for enough to contain 100 acres.

Sixth. I give and bequeath equally to my daughters Martha J. Monroe and Margret Ann Monroe all other lands belonging to me including Houses and Farm. I also give to said Martha J. Monroe and Margret Ann Monroe the following articles of personal property, namely all my household and kitchen furniture. Farming utensils, mule, buggie, 20 head of the best hogs I have, all of my sheep, and 16 head of cattle. I also give said Martha J. Monroe and Margaret Ann Monroe the Note of M. McR. McLauchlin & J.W. McLauchlin for $600.00 to share the same equally.

Seventh. and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Martin A. Patterson my lawful Executor to all intents and purposes to collect all dues to the estate and pay all just claims making all settlement of this will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same. In witness where of I the said Malcom Monroe do here unto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of June A.D. 1898.

Malcolm Monroe his (X) mark {seal}

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Malcom Munroe to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence to subscribe our names as witnesses there to.

                    M.A. Patterson
                    D.D.F Ray.


North Carolina
Cumberland County
In the Matter of the Will
of Malcom Monroe, dec.

M.A. Patterson being duly sworn doth say the Malcom Monroe late of said county is dead having first made and published his last Will and testament and that M.A. Patterson is the Executor Named therein. Further that the property of the said Malcom Monroe consisting of Real & personal property is worth $1400.00 as far as can be ascertained at the date of this application and that Martha J Monroe, Margret Ann Monroe, Rebecca Culbreth, Emma A. Cameron, Sallie Wilson, Mary E. McLeod and Cimme McAskill are the parties entitled under said Will to said property.
                    M.A. Patterson

 

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MARGARET E. MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Dated December 22, 1909

Know all men by these presence that I Margaret E. Munroe of the County of Cumberland and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memary do make publish and declair this to be my last will and testament to wit:

First – All my just debts and funeral expenses shall be first fully paid

Second – I give devise and bequeath all of my Land to be equally divided between John Dunk Munroe, Neill Munroe and C.L. Munroe.

Third – I nominate and apoint David J. Ray to be the Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills my me made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of December A.D. 1909.

                    Margaret E. (her X mark) Munroe {seal}

Witness
                    W.A. Daniel
                    James Bullock

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801.17)


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF NEILL MUNROE
b. 1790-1851  Cumberland Co., North Carolina
Will dated Sept. 1, 1851

I,  Neill Munroe of the county of Cumberland, and the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say: first that my executor, (hereinafter named,) shall pay all my funeral expenses, together with my just debts, howsoever and to whomsoever owing, out of the money that may first come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.

Item. I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mary Munroe, two hundred acres at the head of Piny-Bottom, including the houses and improvements, where on my son John now lives, to be laid off by metes and bounds, to hold to her during the term of her natural life, then to my saad son John Munroe, to him and his heirs in fee- simple forever.

Item. I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mary Munroe, one hundred and thirty five acres of land, including my mansion house and the plantation whereon I now live, together with all its imporvements, to be laid off by metes and bounds, to hold to her and her heirs in fee-simple, forever.

Item.  I give and devise to my four daughters, (viz, Mary, Catherine, Lovdy Ann, and Jane Munroe) two hundred acres of land, all to be adjoining the plantation whereon I now live, given to my wife in a former item, to be laid off by metes and bounds, to hold to them severally and jointly during the term of her or their natural life or lives severally but on the death or marriage of either of them, the to the heirs of my body in fee simple forever.

Item. I give and devise to my sons, Malcolm and Elijah Munroe five hundred acres of land lying on both sides of Piny-Bottom and extending a little below the Piny-Bottom old Bridge, and adjoining some of the lands devised in former items, to be laid off by metes and bounds to hold to each of them severally, to him and his heirs in fee simple forever.

Item. My will and desire is that my son, Malcolm Munroe shall have his two hundred and fifty acres of the five hundred acres named in the above item in the lower end down the creek and Elijah to have his two hundred fifty acres in the upper end of the creek to have and to hold as mentioned in the above item.

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Munroe all the stock of cattle, hogs and sheep, that may belong to me at the time of my death, to hold to her and her personal representatives absolutely forever.

And lastly I do hearby constitute and appoint my beloved son Elijah Munroe, my lawful executor to all interests and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same in every part and clause thereof,   hearby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made. Inwitness whereof, I, the said Neill Munroe do hereunto set my hand and seal, this 7th of August, 1851.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Neill Munroe to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

                                                                                                    Neill Munroe (Seal)

R. McCrimmon
Cornelius Priest.

 

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801.17)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PATRICK MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written July 25, 1797
Recorded October, 1797

In the name of god amen – I Patrick Munroe of the County of Cumberland and the state of north carolina being of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I therefore recommend my soul to god that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a christian and decent manner. I desire that my funeral charges and just debts be first paid and as for the remainder of my worldly estate it was pleased god to bless me with I give and dispose of in the manner following. viz –

I desire and empower John Munroe My Brother Daniel Son of the County of Cumberland and John Munroe My Brother Malcolms Son to Dispose and Sell All My Lands and other property (Except one Spinning wheel and What cotton and flax is now on and growing on the plantation. the wheel and one half of the cotton and flax I leave to flora My wife the other half to My daughter Margaret also one bed. The rest of My property after My Lawful debts are paid May be equally divided amongst My Children as they May see cause and as the Law may direct.

Witness My Hand and Sale this 25th of July AD 1797 Patrick Munroe {seal}

Test:
William Sykes [or possibly Lyles] by his X
Mary Ray

 

 State of North Carolina   }
Cumberland County         } October Term, 1797

John Munroe and John Munroe have produced the last will and testament of Patrick Munroe which was proven by William Sykes one of the subscribing witnesses and the said Munroes were qualified as Executors of the said will.

From the minutes,

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PETER MUNROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
b. December 12, 1812; d. January 17, 1888
Will dated December 31, 1887

Will of Peter Monroe

Know all men by these presents that I, Peter Munroe of he County of Cumberland and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

1st That my executor (hereinafter named) shall sell enough of the land known and designated as the Shaw Tract, being composed of Two Tracts, viz; the Shaw land and Campbell land, to pay off first a Bank note of $256.00 due March next, 4th day, and secondly to pay my son, J.P. Munroe, Eighty Five Dollars ($85.00) being the amount I wish to pay him for board of myself and wife last Winter and Spring

2nd The remainder of said tract of land shall also be sold by my executors and the proceeds divided equally between my Daughter, Maggie J. Blue and my sons Colin H. Munroe, Dugald Munroe, E. Marshall Munroe and J.P. Munroe.

3rd My timber wagon shall be sold and my funeral expenses paid out of the proceeds, any excess of this amount shall be divided equally between all my heirs.

4th My tract of Land West of Nicholson’s Creek shall be divided equally between my Wife Amanda Munroe and my son Archibald C. Munroe.

5th My land east of Nicholson Creek and known as the Home place shall also be equally divided between my wife Amanda and Munroe and my son Archibald C. Munroe with the specification that in this division my dwelling house shall be allotted to my wife Amanda Munroe.

6th I further will that the land which I have herein bequeathed to my wife Amanda Munroe shall be only a Life time interest and at her death it shall be disposed as follows (1) If she has then living a child of mine said land shall belong to said child. (2) If she has not a living heir of mine at her death, said land shall be divided equally between my other legal heirs.

7th My mule I will to my son Archibald C. Munroe.

8th All my Household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils and Hogs Cattle and sheep shall be divided equally between my wife Amanda Munroe and my son, Archibald C. Munroe.

9th The accounts and notes due me shall be collected and the proceeds devoted to the payment of whatever just debts I may owe not already herein provided for and any excess over said debts shall be equally divided between John P. Munroe and Archibald C. Munroe.

10th Lastly – I do here by constitute and appoint my sons Archibald C. Munroe and John P. Munroe my lawful executors to all interests and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same.

In witness whereof I, the said Peter Munroe, do hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of December A.D. 1887

Peter Munroe {Seal}

Signed, sealed and acknowleded in the presence of
                     {A.C. Munroe
Witnesses     {M.J. Cameron
                     {J.P. Munroe

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
SARAH ANN CATHERINE L. (nee CAMPBELL) MONROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written June 27, 1893

I Sarah Ann Catherine L. Monroe of the County of Cumberland and the State of North Carolina do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

1st That my funeral shall be conducted without any unnecessary parade or astintation and that the expenses thereof together with all my just debts be fully paid.

2nd I give devise and bequeath to my niece Fannie Caroline Campbell a piece of my land lying between her father’s { Daniel Campbell} line and Samuel J Camerons line, down to the Juniper. Said land being situated in Quwiffle Township in the County of Cumberland State of North Carolina.

3rd I also give devise and bequeath to my niece Fannie Caroline Campbell all of my house-hold and kitchen furniture together with one hundred dollars in cash..

4th I give and bequeath to my niece Mary C. Campbell One hundred dollars in cash.

5th That the remainder of my lands other than the last given Fannie be equally divided between my brothers Daniel Campbells children Fannie and Mary drawing their equal parts as the others.

6th That the dead timber on the lands other than Fannie Caroline Campbells be cut and sold and equally divided the proceeds thereof among the children now living of my Brother Daniel Campbell.

7th That each of the heirs as above bequeathed shall receive their own part and shares as fast as they arrive of lawful age.

and Last I hereby constitute and appoint David Ray the executor of this my last will and testament Revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of June AD 1893

Sarah Ann Caroline L Monroe (her X mark) {seal}

Signed published and declared by the above named Sarah Ann Caroline L Munroe as her last will and testament in presence of us who at her request have signed as witnesses of the same.

E.J. Laurin
J.M. Wright
Eulma (?) Anderson

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801.17)


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROBERT MONROE
Cumberland County, North Carolina
Written March 24, 1855
Recorded June, 1855

In the name of God Amen

I Robert Monroe, being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainy of life do make this my last will and Testament as follows. Viz—

I give and bequeath to My Mother Celia Monroe and my sisters Flora Celia Margaret Catherine Mary C. Monroe all my lands ant tenements of which I am possesed with papers. Notes Money Furniture Stock of all kinds and where it shall please God to take one or any of them from this life her part Shall be equally divided among the remaining ones above named unless they leave Heirs of their own boddy begotten. My negro Man tom Shall be sold and the Money he brings equally divided between my Brothers and all my sisters equall Share and Share alike That is Neill Monroe Charles Monroe Flora Celia M. Margaret Catherine Sarahann Gady and Mary C. Monroe.

I have two Six Hundred and forty and one Two Hundred Acre Land warrants which I bequeath to my Brother Charles M. Monroe and my brother in law Israel D. Gaddy on conditions that they clear them out of the office. when one or any of my sisters gets Married they forfeit their claim to the Howse and plantation in which each and every one of them have a Single life Claim. I appoint my trusty friends William Taylor of Fayetteville and James D. McPherson of this County my Executors I revoke all other wills Signed by me previous to this. Signed Sealed and delivered this the 24th March 1855 in presence of Hugh McPherson, Angus Henderson [Tomlinson?]

Robert Monroe

Admitted to Probate June Term 1855 of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session of Cumberland County. William Taylor and James D. McPherson qualified executors thereto.

(Source: North Carolina State Archive, Cumberland County Wills 1757-1913, CR 029.801)                         


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF COL. NEIL BUIE
Robeson County, North Carolina
June 27, 1837

State of North Carolina Robeson County
June 27th 1837

In the name of god Amen. I Neil Buie of Aforesaid County and state being sound of mind and memory but weak in body do make and publish this my last will and testament in the following manner. First I desire that all my lawful debts be paid Again I give and bequeath equally between my two nephews William R. Munroe and Neil James Buie fifty acres of land situated on Burnt Swamp together with my boy Robert, my mules and horses and hogs and all tools of every description mechanical as well as farming household and kitchen furniture guns and saddles bridles and all other articles of property I possess which are not already or may hereafter be otherwise disposed of in this will

Again I give equally between William R. Munroe, Neil James Buie and Margaret Buie my stock of cattle, sheep and goats.

Again I desire that my nephews William R. Munroe and James Buie pay to Margaret Buie one hundred and twenty five dollars apiece. In testimony where of I have unto ? ? my hand and seal the day and year of above written.

Signed and sealed in presence of Neil Buie.

Robeson County November Term 1839 an motion is proven to the dates of the court that this is established to be the last will and testament of Col. Neil Buie deed the same being duly proven in the court of law of this said county Fall Term 1839 to be sufficient to hold personal estate of this said will was ordered to be transmitted from the said court to the court of pleas.

(Source:  William Monroe)

 


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