BRUNSWICK CO, NC WILLS



FROM
Ray Revette [rrevette@digital.net]

Brunswick Will Book B Page 69

In the name of God, Amen, I, Elisha Sellers, of Brunswick County in the
State of North Carolina, being weak of body but perfect mind and sound
memory, calling to mind the mortality of my flesh, and that it is
appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will
and Testament in the form and manner following. First and principally, I
recommend my soul to God who gave it, trusting in the merits of Christ
for a Glorious Resurrection, and my body to be buried after a Christian
manner at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, nothing
doubting but I shall receive the same again through the mighty power of
God, and touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to
bless me with, I give, devise, and bequeath in manner & form following:
First, I give unto  my beloved wife, Mary Sellers, the use of the plantation
whereon I now  live, during her life or widowhood and after her death or
marriage to revolve to my son John Bryant Sellers. Secondly, I give unto
my daughters Sarah McClelland and Mary Singletary and my sons William
Sellers, Thomas Sellers, Matthew Sellers, and Willets Sellers, and also
to my daughter Ann Peoples Mints one shilling to each of them. Thirdly, I
give unto my wife Mary Sellers her equal part of the remaining part of my
property not hereinbefore given. I mean one child's part. Fourthly, it is my will and
desire that the remaining part of my property may be equally divided
between all the children which I have had or may hereafter have by said
wife Mary, share and share alike. Fifthly, I give to my grandsons Elisha
and William Sellers one heifer calf to each of them. Lastly, I nominate,
constitute, and appoint my beloved wife Mary Sellers Executrix, my
dutiful son Thomas Sellers and my friend John Conyers as executors to
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me
heretofore made and ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and
Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my
seal this sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and one.

     Elisha [X is mark] Sellers

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last will and testament
of the testator in presence of us.
Mary (X) Ramsay
Drucilla (X) Churis(?)
J. Gause, Jr.
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April, 1813 papers pertaining to this will on land sale/division, etc =
lists more Heirs, etc and shows dec'd kids, etc.
 
AFTER this ELISHA SELLERS 1801 WILL, etc
(per Marlowe Book, page  31 =


FROM
Ray Revette [rrevette@digital.net]

This is a in-court swearing to the wishes of Jeconias Sellers after
his death regarding the disposition of his property.dated 11 Nov
1813.
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Arthur Robbins appeared before Justice Edward Mills and swore
saying that on 25 Oct 1813 that Jeconias Sellers had told him his
wishes regarding what should be done with his property when he
deceased. Jeconias wished that Arthur Robbins to have what cattle
he had, and that Penelope Robbins to have his money also he
wished to give to Daniel Robbins a rifle gun.
Signed by Arthur Robbins Jr. and Edward Mills, J.P.
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I have the document as recorded in court. This Jeconias is son of
William/Sarah b. abt  1746-47.
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Ray Revette
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son of whom? marie, iowa
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FROM
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Brunswick Will Book B Page 116 - Signed 25 Mar 1817 Benjamin
SELLERS

In the name of God. Amen! I benjamin Sellers of Brunswick
County, being of sound and perfect mind & memory blessed be God,
do this 25th day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand and
eight hundred and seventeen,. make this my last Will and Testament
in manner following. That is to say. First I command my soul to God
that gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my
Executors & friends. Secondly, I give and bequeath all my wearing
clothes to my two sons Jordan and Write Sellers. Thirdly I give to my
daughter Rhoday Folk, five Shillings. Fourthly I give and bequeath
unto my grandson Jacob Marian Sellers five Shillings. I leave my
sheep and geeses to be sold by my executors to pay my debts. Fifthly I
give & bequeath all the rest of my estate to my beloved wife Letitia for
her maintenance during her life, and at her death what is left to be
equally divided between my two sons Jordan and Write Sellers and
Rhoday Folk, and I hereby make and ordain my Son Write Sellers, my
grandson William Rockwell and my beloved wife Letitia Executors of
this my last Will and Testament. In witness where of I the said
Benjamin Sellers have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand
& seal this day and year above written Signed sealed published &
declared by the said: Benjamin Sellers

Witness by: (This list of witness is not clear so the names are as best I
can read them)
Alexander King
James King
Daniel M Smith
This Will was proved in court by James King Oct 1817
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This is the Benjamin son of Benjamin/Sarah. Several of his children
are named. Does anyone have his children? Which girl has a son
named William Rockwell?
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Brunswick Will Book B Page 115 - Signed 26 Dec 1816 Simon
SELLERS

In the name of God, Amen! I Simon Sellers, Sick(?) of the State of
North Carolina, and county of Brunswick, being under affection of
body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God and
calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed
for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my
    Last Will and Testament
that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my
sole to God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a
decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my remaining
friends nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall
receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God. And as
touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me
with in this life, I do give and dispose of in the following manner
and form: that is to say. First I desire all my just debts be paid in
the manner hereafter mentioned. Next I give and bequeath to my
beloved wife Winney Sellers, all the negros that belonged to her
when we were married - vis: Ned, Ame, Jenny, Phillip, Abram, and
Toney and Nancy to have, hold enjoy to her proper disposal
forever. Itene(?) I further give and bequeath to my said wife six
large table spoons, six silver tea spoons, one pair sugar tongs, one
high post bedstead with one feather bed and furniture, one pair of
smoothing irons, one yoke oxen, all my stock of hogs, four trunks,
one chest, one bay horse, one small canoe, one set chair harness,
three spinning wheels, one loom & slays and all my crop of
provisions vis: corn, peas, fodder, meat, potatoes, & also one
hundred and fifty dollars to be paid her by my Executives after their
paying my just debts out of the money that may be in my
possession at my decease, or that may be due unto and to hold
forever. Itene(?) I lend to my wife Winnie one feather bed and
furniture. one bedstead, one cedar table, one pine table, two iron
pots, one cawle(?) oven, ten chairs, one case knifes and forks, six
cows & calfs with the house, plantation & plantation tools wherein
we now live, to have and enjoy during her widowhood but should
said wife  marry again then and in that case it is my wish and desire
the said lended? property should the same as at her death, be
equally divided between ,y two children, Simon Sellers and Effie
Gressom or their heirs. Ituse(?) I give and bequeath to my son
Simon, one negro woman named Ednay with her two children Joe
and Harriat forever. Ituin(?) I give and bequeath to my daughter
Effie Gressom one negro woman named Judy and to my son in-law
William Gressom his note which I now hold to the amount of Forty
Dollars. I also give to my live above named children, Simon & Effie
all the remaining part of my property being herein enuncerated to
be equally divided to xtuciss(?) and their heirs forever. I appoint
John C. Bascier(?), John Cains, and my son Simon Sellers my
Executors and so hereby utterly revoke and disavow(?)  all other
and forever wells and acknowledge this to be my last Will and
Testament. In witness whereof I hariunts(?) set my hand and seal
this 26th day of December 1816.
Signed sealed and acknowledged: Simon Sellers
in the presents of------
Benjamin Sellers, John Savage( X his mark), John Cains.
Proved in Court Jan 1817 by Benjamin Sellers
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This was difficult to transcribe. Simon was born 1748-50 in
Edgecombe Co., NC. The Benjamin may have been his older
brother  but maybe his first cousin.
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Ray

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FROM
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 Brunswick Will Book A Page 21 - Signed 13 May 1869 William R Sellers
Abstract of the Will of William Raymond? Sellers from the town of
Smithville, NC, a pilot by profession.
His share of 1/4th part of a Schooner Vessel named Wave with his
Osis(?) boat, tackle and appurtenance be sold, pay off his debts
and then be given share by share in equal parts to all his children.
To his grandson John S. Sellers 1/4th of a lot in Smithville next to
his home.
To his wife Elizabeth Sellers all furniture, wearing apparel, and all
property except the vessel Wave.
To his wife Elizabeth Sellers the rest of his real estate and 1/4thh of
a lot next to his home and the home as long as she remained
unmarried and his widow otherwise it all goes to the children.
He appointed his son William L Sellers and his friend S.D.
Thnislon(?) as Executors of his Will. Signed W. R. Sellers.
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I have this Will in hand. Do not know any of this family. Anyone?
He may have been a seaman in the coastal trading or
transportation business. Are old records still available regarding
vessels working the coast of NC?
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Brunswick Will Book A Page 92 - 4 Aug 1893 Mary B Sellers
Abstract of a Will for Mary B. Sellers signed 4 Aug 1893
Mary B Sellers  gave to her brother Peter G. Sellers $50.00, to her
Sister Emma J. Gallaway $35.00 mentioned her husband Warren
W. Gallaway. To her sister Ella J. Skipper 36 acres known as Smith
land. To her brother Peter G. Sellers her interest in a tract of land
laid off as a dower for her mother. All of her personal property to
her sister Nancy L Sellers also all real estate not otherwise
disposed of. Appointed her brother Peter G. Sellers Executor to the
Will and Testament. Signed 4 Aug 1893 Mary B. Sellers
Witness by:
John W. Bennett
Edward W. Taylor
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I have this document. I do not know where this family fits into the
Brunswick family ending in late 1800s. Anyone??
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Ray Revette

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