Cane Creek Meeting, Orange, now Alamance County, NC
7 Mar 1752, Received
Center Meeting, Guilford Count, NC:
removed to Center Mm, after Cane Creek Mm
Date: 14 Jun 1794, Randolph County., North Carolina
Center (MM), Randolph North Carolina, United States
Probated in Randolph County, NC, August 1794 term of court, recorded in Book 2, p. 5, [note if probated in August, the will must have been dated in the old style]
I, Benjamin Beeson. of Randolph county and State of North Carolina being advanced to old age and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die and now being in but a poor state of health but of a sound mind and memory thanks to the auther of all good for same, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first all of my just Debts and funeral charges to be paid by my Executors hereafter to be named.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all my Personal Estate Except the Cash notes during her widowhood, the house she now lives in, the barn and Building with one half orchard and five or Six poles Round the Dwelling home to make her a garden with wood and water or as much as she Shall think best. Twenty five Bushels of bread stuff one fat hogg every year During her widowhood and four or five of cleared land when she Shall think best if she needs so much bread paid by my son Edward Beeson.
2nd at the end of her widowhood to be Equally Divided Amongst my five sons Isaac, William, Richard, Edward and Benjamin.
3rd and lastly at the end of my wifes widowhood all the Rest of my Movable Estate to be Equally divided amongst all my children that is living (to wit) Isaac, Benjamin, William, Richard, Edward, Frances, Ann, Charity, Betty, Mary.
I do Constitute and Ordain my two sons Isaac & Edward Beeson Executors of this my last will and testament and revoke all others heretofore by me made.
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us this 2nd day of the 4th Month 1794.
Benjamin (B) Beeson (seal) his mark ,
August 1794 Will probated in Randolph Co., N.C.: Book 2, p5
The record of the Society of Friends (Quakers) of New Garden, Guilford County
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 25 Jan 2015), "Record of Benjamin Beeson", Ancestor # A008558.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Benjamin by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: