Last Will And Testament Of Stephen Taylor North Carolina, Robeson County
I, Stephen Taylor, of the County of Robeson, State of North Carolina, being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last will and testament:
First: My executor, hereinafter named, shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses,together with all my just debts, out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.
Second: I give and bequeath One ($1.00) to each of my children, their names being as follows: John Taylor, Neill Taylor, S.A.Taylor, S.B. Taylor, Perry Taylor, Wesley Taylor, Penney Perry, Edna Baxley, Francis Smith, Winnie Butler and Dollie Pope.
Third: I give and bequeath to my beloved son W.E.Taylor, all of the personal property, of every kind and description, and wherever found, of which I may die seized and possessed, said personal property, consisting of two mules, five head of hogs, one two horse wagon, one one horse wagon, farming utensils of all kinds, including one stock-cutter: also all of the house-hold and kitchen furniture: all money on hand or in banks: stocks and bonds, and as above indicated,all personal property of every kind and description.
Fourth: I hereby constitute and appoint my true and trusty friend, G.T. Fisher, my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof-hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In Witness whereof, I the said Stephen Taylor, of Robeson County, State of North Carolina, do hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 12th day of Sept. 1919
Copy of original from Courthouse in Robeson County, NC: Address: Clerk of Superior Court, Estates and Special Proceedings, P.O. Box 1084, 500 North Elm, Lumberton,NC 28358
The following Bible record is Transcribed from a copy made by F.W.Taylor of Morristown, Tennessee, about 1903. There is no indication of ownership of the Bible.
James Taylor, son of William Taylor and Mary his wife, was born the 28th of February, 1731. Died April 4th, 1815.
Ann, daughter of George Owen and Elva his wife, was born the 25th of September 1738. died April 12th, 1814.
James Taylor and Ann Owen were married the 3rd of December 1755.
Charity Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 16th of June in the year 1757. Married John May.
George Taylor, son of James and Ann Taylor, was born the 8th of April in the year 1759.
Daniel Taylor son of James and Ann Taylor, was born the13th of August in the year 1761.
Pattsy Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 4th of May in the year 1764. Married James Pittman.
Betty Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 1st of November in the year 1766. Married Edward Adams
Mary Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 4th of September in the year 1769. Married Joel Witt
Nancy Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 20th of October in the year 1772.
Kisiah Taylor, daughter of James and Ann Taylor, was born 3rd of March in the year 1775. Died Sept, 1st, 1781.
Hughes Owen Taylor, son of James and Ann Taylor, was born the 19th of October 1778. Died March 10th 1837.
Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Thomas Kennon and Rachel his wife, was born January 25th, 1783. Died January 24th, 1868.
Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife were married August 28th, 1800.
Louisa Taylor, daughter of Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, was born August 16th, 1801
Hughes Woodson Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born September 22nd, 1803.
Amelia Taylor,daughter of Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, was born August 12th, 1805.
James Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born May the 30th, 1809. Died August 6th, 1814
Elika Adams Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born July 30th, 1811
Rachel Taylor, daughter of Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, was born December 22nd, 1813. Died July 17th, 1853. Married C.M. Witt.
George Grant Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born March 16th, 1816. Died January 26th, 1869.
Amanda Ann Taylor,daughter of Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, was born December 7th, 1818.
Thomas Daniel Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born December 17th, 1820. Died March 13th, 1867.
Jabin Snow Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born Auug.10th, 1823. Died Feb. 22nd, 1857.
Elbert Elihu Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth his wife, was born the 7th of April 1826.
Edna Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Hughes O. Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, was born November 12th, 1828. Died Dec. 1st, 1847.
James Taylor, son of Hughes O. and Elizabeth, deceased Aug. 6th, 1814.
Kesia Taylor deceased September 1st, 1781.
James Taylor deceased April 4th, 1815.
Ann Taylor deceased April 12th, 1814.
Hughes O. Taylor deceased March 10th, 1837.
Edna E. Jackson, formerly Edna E. Taylor, deceased Dec.1st, 1847, age 19 years.
Jabin Snow Taylor deceased feb. 22nd, 1857.
Thomas Daniel Taylor deceased1867.
Elizabeth Taylor deceased January 24th, 1868.
George Grant Taylor deceased Jan 26th, 1869.
Although the foregoing is obviously copied from a Bible, it seems probable that there are additions made to the original record. The deaths at the end have been repeated following the entry of the birth of the individual concerned. The names of the daughter's husbands seem also to have been supplied. It is possible that this Bible was owned by the Rev. Elika Adams Taylor ( 1811-1902 ) of Sweetwater, Tenn.
James and Ann Owen Taylor were residents of Cumberland County, VA. In 1761. By 1764 they were living in that part of Pittsylvania County which became Henry County in 1776. In Sept.1797, James Taylor sold his land in Henry County and moved to Grainger County, Tenn. Where he left a will dated 15 Oct 1813.
The following marriages are of record in Henry County, VA.
24 June 1779. John May and Charity Taylor, daughter of James Taylor (bond)
24 June 1779. Geo. Taylor and Hannah Jennings, daughter of Miles Jennings (bond)
2 July 1781. James Pitman and Martha Taylor (bond)
22 Jan 1789. Edward Addams and Betsey Taylor: Jos. Anthony, minister
19 Dec 1789. Joel Witt and Mary Taylor: Jos. Anthony, minister
16 Jan 179_. John Cannon and Nancy Taylor: Andrew Hunter, minister
The pension application of Daniel Taylor (1761-1834) states that he married Jane Rowland, daughter of George and Ann Rowland in Henry County in the summer of 1780.
The year of the marriage of John Cannon and Nancy Taylor was probably 1793, as she had but one child in August 1794
The marriage of Hughes Owen Taylor and Elizabeth Cannon probably took place in Tennessee.
Mrs. May was living in blount County, Tenn in 1816
George Taylor had moved to Georgia by 1788. He was a revolutionary soldier. He married again and died at huntsville, Ala in 1843
Daniel Taylor, a Revolutionary pensioner, died 25 Nov 1843 in Grainger County, Tenn
Mrs.Pittman died 17 March 1850 in Madison County, Ga. James Pittman a Revolutionary pensioner, had moved to Georgia by 1788
Mrs.Adams was living in Jackson County, Ga in 1816
Mrs.Witt died in Grainger County, Tenn, before Oct 1813
Mrs.Cannon died before Oct 1813
Hughes Owen Taylor was a baptist minister and died 10 March 1837 in Grainger County, Tenn,
Information came from New Hanover Library, Wilmington, NC. Book The Virginia Genealogist, Vol 1
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