Halifax County, North Carolina 1874
Will Book 6, Page 106
Transcribed by Deloris Williams

(Alfred was born abt 1815, the son of Hardy Richardson & Dorcas Boone, and the grandson of Benjamin Richardson & Mary Bass; he was married to Eliza Silver. Alfred was in the Halifax Co. census from 1850-1870)

Halifax County, Probate Court 1874

Know all men by these presents, that I ALFRED RICHARDSON of the County of Halifax and State of N. Carolina being of sound mind & memory for which I thank God & knowing the uncertainty of human life do think proper to make this my last will and testament.

First I want all of my just debts paid, after that I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, ELIZA RICHARDSON one cow by name Plum. I give to my daughter JANE one cow by name Jincy. I give to my son MASON one gray mare to be kept by him for the support of his mother & sister, the balance of my stock to remain <illegible> until the youngest child becomes twenty one years of age, - at the marriage or death of wife, the land to be equally divided among my sons. I give to my son ALFRED the privilege of selecting his part of the land.

When my youngest daughter becomes twenty one years of age the stock of cattle & hogs on land to be sold & the proceeds equally divided among my daughters- the gray mare mentioned in the above will not to be included in the sale as I give her to my son MASON upon the condition that he is to work her on the farm for the support of his mother & sister.

Lastly I appoint my son ALFRED executor to this my last will & testament.
I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 15th of July 1874




The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of ALFRED RICHARDSON deceased is exhibited for probate in open court by ALFRED RICHARDSON JR. the executor therein named and the due execution thereof by the said ALFRED RICHARDSON is proved by the oath and examination of JOHN O. SHEARIN and WILLIAM E. NEWSOM, the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the Court, that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said ALFRED RICHARDSON and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed. And thereupon the said ALFRED RICHARDSON JR. the executor as aforesaid duly qualifies as such by taking the oath required by law this 4th day of August A.D. 1874.

 Probate Judge


April 4, 1874

ALFRED RICHARDSON JR. testified that ALFRED RICHARDSON died with will. Estate valued at $600. Heirs: The widow ELIZA RICHARDSON; the children ALFRED RICHARDSON JR., MASON RICHARDSON, JANE and WM. RICHARDSON of Halifax Co.; the children HARDY and REECE RICHARDSON of Warren Co., ALFRED RICHARDSON JR. Appointed.

(the above date should probably read August 4, 1874. DW)


Pg. 433- ALFRED RICHARDSON-Final account with ALFRED RICHARDSON, exr. from Feb. 1, 1875 to Apr. 6, 1877.  Money was paid to RUFUS RICHARDSON and HARDY RICHARDSON.



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