Will of

Daniel Stallings (Sr.)


North Carolina          } 

Perquimons County } 

In the name of god amen I Daniel Stallings being sick of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to god for the same do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz–

Item I give and bequeath unto my Well Beloved Daughter Mary Stallings to her and her heirs for ever one Negro girl named Siller she and her increase–

Item I giv and bequeath unto my son Patih (this is no doubt his son Palatiah) Stallings all my land in Gates County to him and his heirs for ever–

Item I giv and bequeath unto my son Henry Stallings my Plantation that I bought of Wiliam Lilley and all the Land joining there unto to him and his heirs for ever–

Item I giv and bequeath unto my three sons Simon Stallings Daniel Stallings Joseph Stallings all the remaining part of my Land to them and their heirs for ever to be devided equaly when they all come of age and if (word illegible) of the three should die without heir then the Surviving heirs of these three to have this land   —

My will and desire is that my well Beloved Wife Milison Stallings shall hav the use and prevelidgs of all my Lands till my Sons comes to Lawfull age or her Marrage

My desire is that my wife shall hav the Plentation during her Natural Life whereon I now live–

Itim I give and bequeath all the Remainder part of my Estate be it of what kind or nator soever to be equal devided beteen my Loving Wife Millison Stallings and my six children Palliah Stallings Henry Stallings Simon Stallings Mary Stallings Daniel Stallings and Joseph Stallings

The above prevelidge of my land to my Well Beloved Wife is to Raise and Chool my small children–

My wish and desire is that my land not to be rented nor my Negros hired out —

I all so ordain and appoint my Brother Simon Stallings Joseph Riddick and Pittiah Stallings to be whole and Sole Executors.

(one or two lines are missing due to a copy error by NC State Archives which is not uncommon)

set my hand and seal this 17th April 1800 in the presents of —

Daniel  Stallings     Seal   (his X mark)  


Will King                                                                          

Rubin Riddick                                                                        

Betsey Bagley

proved in May Term of Court, 1800, Perquimans County, NC

Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley

(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)


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