Location: Bertie County, North Carolina, United States
Surnames/tags: Lee Slavery USBH
Will of Anna (Freeman) Lee
- Probate: "North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998"
Wills and Estate Papers (Bertie County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History; Probate Place: Bertie, North Carolina
Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 9061 #704510 (accessed 26 December 2021)
Anna Lee will signed April 2, 1847; probate in 1855.
- Administration Papers: "North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998"
Wills and Estate Papers (Bertie County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Bertie, North Carolina
Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry ca Record 9061 #182728 (accessed 26 December 2021)
Anna Lee administration
Transcribed Text of Will
In the name of God Amen, I Ann Lee of the County of Bertie and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do this second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Powell the sum of four dollars to her and her heirs forever
I give and bequeath to my son Henry Lee my negro boy Joshua to him and his heirs forever
I give and bequeath to my son William H Lee the sum of four hundred dollars to be raised out of my estate to him and his heirs and assigns forever
I give and bequeath to my sons Henry Lee, William H Lee and Joseph B Lee my negroes Blake Bryant George Annis Patsey Jack Fanny Sarah Jennet Franny Cherry Cawton Caroline Penny and Jesse with their increase to be equally divided amongst them each one to share alike to them their heirs and assigns forever
I give and bequeath to my son William H Lee all my household and kitchen furniture of every description with all my stock of horses cattle sheep and hogs also all of my crops of every sort not before given away by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed forever
Lastly I constitute my son William H Lee my Executor to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
- W J Shannock
- Jeremiah Harrell
Anna Lee (seal)
State of North Carolina County Court Bertie County November Term 1855
This last will and testament of Anna Lee dec'd was exhibited in open court & duly & legally proved by the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered registered. At the same time William H Lee the executor therein named appeared in open court & was duly qualified as such
Division of negroes belonging to the Estate of Anna Lee dec'd - 20th Dec 1855
- To son, Henry Lee
- To son, Wm H Lee
- Old Bob
- To son, Joseph B Lee
Transcribed by Thompson-40998 19:24, 24 December 2021 (UTC)
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