1841 Will & Estate Settlement of James Bolin
Contributed by Leigh Mills    Posted July 04, 2006 by Myrtle Bridges

Recorded in Cumberland County Will Book Letter C
Pages 33-34
James Bolin

	In the name of God Amen.  I James Bolin of the County of Cumberland and State of North Carolina, 
being weak in body but perfect in mind and memory, knowing the certainty of Death and the uncertainty 
of its approach, do make this my last will and testament, as follows, I give and bequeath to my loving 
wife Lucretia Bolin, for and during her natural life all that I possess of the Archibald McDonald, and 
Archibald Clark lands, and the land I bought of Jessee Branch lying on Buies Creek, including my mansion 
house plantation and improvements where I now reside.  I also give and bequeath to my wife the following 
negroes (viz.) Henry, Jude, Alexander and Thomas together with the following named property, to be at 
her absolute disposal and controul, one Chain and Harness, one Cart, all my agricultural tools all my 
stock of horses hogs and cattle together with one yoke of oxen, all provisions of every kind, all my 
household and kitchen Furniture, except Five Beds and their Furniture, also all my cash in hand, and 
all my growing crop.   I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Bowlin two negroes Ellen and Young, and 
their increase, to him and his kins forever.  I give and bequeath to my son John Bolin the following 
named negroes, Sam, and Jane, the girl Jane, was put in his possession several years past.  I give and 
bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Robinson the following negroes (viz.) Marsha, Jennett, & Marsha's youngest 
child, the name not known.  I give and bequeath to my other children named as follows, Sally Ann Campbell, 
Mary Bolin, Flora Bolin, William Bolin, Thomas Bolin, and Malcolm Bolin, Fifteen negroes (viz) Hannah, 
Dick, Jim, Gilly, Julia, Archibald, Robin, Alfred, Paschal,, Susy, William, Quinton, Caroline, Sophia 
and John together with their increase, to them and their heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to my sons 
(viz.) John, William, Thomas and Malcolm Bolin all of the lands that I purchased of Henry Morgan containing 
seven hundred and thirty six acres.  I give and bequeath to my Daughters Sarah Ann Campbell, Margaret 
Robinson, Mary Bolin and Flora Bolin at or immediately after the death of my wife Lucetia Bolin all 
the lands that I have allotted to her during her natural life, known by the name of the Archibald 
McDonald, Archibald Clark and Jessee Branch Lands.  I give and bequeath to my sons and Daughters 
Mary Bolin, Flora Bolin, William Bolin, Thomas Bolin and Malcolm Bolin the Five beds and Furniture 
reserved above.
After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I wish my Executor and Executrix to 
hire out the negroes and rent out the lands that I have allotted and given to my Children until 
a Guardian will be appointed to manage the same and apply the proceeds to their Education and support.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife Lucretia Bolin and my son William Bolin 
Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke all other wills 
by me heretofore made.

It witness where of I do hereunto affix my hand and seal the 10th day of April - 1841

Witness.  	A. McAlister				James Bolin		(seal)
A.	McLeod

North Carolina			Court of Pleas ????
Cumberland County			?????????????
					?????? 1843

Then was the foregoing last will and testament heard in open Court by the oath of Alexander McAllester 
and Alexander McLeod the subscribing above thereto duly & legally - and William Bolin as Executor their 
named qualified as such. Let it be recorded. 

James Bolin,
Filed December 1843
Registered in ????
Book C Pages 

The following is an inventory of the property belonging to the Estate of James Bolin (deceased) 
which fell in the hands of his Executor William Bolin
23 negroes of the following names and ages
Henry aged 45 years
Dick --- 30 ---
Jas --- 38 --- 
Archi --- 21 ---
Sam --- 18 ---
Alexander --- 17 ---
Robin --- 15 ---
Pascal --- 12 ---
Alfred --- 11 ---
John --- 9 ---
Young --- 8 ---
Thom --- 7 ---
Wills --- 5 ---
Quinton --- 4 ---
Daniel --- 1 ---
Jude --- 43 ---
Hannah --- 37 ---
Gilly --- 26 ---
Julia --- 24 ---
Ellen --- 19 ---
Sophia --- 13 ---
Susan --- 5 ---
Caroline --- 3 ---
Jane --- 19 ---
Marsha --- 37 ---
And her three children
           Names not known

6 Beds, bedsteads and furniture
1 Bureau & 1 cupboard
2 Looking glasses
Crockery, glasses, & tin wear
with other household and 
kitchen utensils
Some old barrels
4, or, 5 plough stocks
8 or more plough hoes
8 weeding hoes
5 grubbing hoes
a small lot of corn in crib
and likewise of bacon & lard
a parcel of lumber & scantting
1 stack of fodder old
3 of oats
5 axes & 2 wedges
an old gun
growing crop of corn
cotton, potatoes, etc.
12 bushels of wheat
3 ?? drawing knife
perhaps other old tools
some old books
438$ in cash
5 head of horse  1 yoke of oxen
34 head of cattle
60 heads of hogs
one cart and an old gig 
                                                    Wm Bolin Extr

		The subscriber at September Term 1843 Cumberland County Court qualified as Executor 
of the last will and testament of James Bolin (deceased).  All persons indebted to the said 
Estate are requested to make immediate payment and having persons having demands against the 
same are required to present therein within the time limited by law at this notice will be 
plead in bar of a recovery.

Sept. 4, 1843 William Bolin Executor

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