Hosea Little Will, signed Aug 1850
Isaac Little Administration, initiated Jan 1848
Jacob Little Will, proven April 1838
Pleasant Little Will, dated Feb 1832
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In the name of god amen, I Hosea Little of Union County State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manor and for following that is to say I will all of my debts be paid and discharge by my executor herein after named by selling my estate ot both real and personal of every descripton at such creditas as they may think best to rise money to pay my dbets and if it should be that any money should remain after paying my just debts I will that Jesse K. Little Martha J. Sinclair be paid by the executor the value of one cow and calf also Rebecca E. Little and Mary Little be paid over by the executor the values of one cow and calf and feather bed and furniture to make them equal with the rest of my children on the balance if any be devided equally among all of my childeren share and share alike. I nominate and appoint Dean S Hornbeck executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disavowing all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the 6th day of August AD 1850.
Witnessed by C. Dees Jnr? Colemon Lee
To Worshipful Court of Pleas & Quarters ? the petition of Susan Little humbly complaining ? to your worships that Isaac Little died some time during the yeare 1847 intestate and without having made any provisions for the maintenance of your petioner the said intestates' widow. Your petitioner therefore prays your worships that your worships will appoint three honest and disinterested persons to lay off and allot a reasonable portion of the said intestates estate in provisions for her maintenance and that of her children for the period of one year. And that your worships will make such ? and further order as to your worships may seem fit. And your petioner will ?
To the worshipful the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarters session for said county April Term 1848. We A. Stteagall Justice of the peace of said county and Thomas Maness and James A Horn freeholder in obedience to the annexed order proceded on the 21st day of January 1848 to view the Estate of Isaac Little deceased and out of the crop, stock, and provisions on hand we have laid off and alloted to Susan Little Widow as follows....
To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarters sessions for Union County.
The petition of D.S. Hornback humbly complaining ? to your worships that Isaac Little late of the County of Union and State of North Carolina died intestate ? and possessed of a certain tract of land containing about one hundred and sixty acres lying on the waters of Gourdvine Creek adjoing the lands of Wilie? Jackson & others and that your petioner obtained letters of administration upon the said intestates estate at the January term of the court of Pleas & Quarters of Session 1848. Your petioner showeth to your worships that the amount of personal property which will come into his hands as Administrator will fall short of the debts against said Estate. This petioner believes the amount of personal property of said estate will not excede one hundred dollars - while the liabilities of said estate will excede one hundred and fifty dollars: Your petioner therefore prays your worships that you worships will avow? and decree the sale of the tract of land above set forth in this petion and to make such other and further orders as may seem fit and proper. Your petioner further states? to your worships that the heirs at law of the said Isaac Little are Stephen, Anna, Ellis, Polly & Jacob Little
In the name of God Amen I Jacob Little sen. of Anson County in the State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory do make and publish this my last Will & testament in manner & form following that is to say I will that my daughter Rebecca Little shall keep & enjoy quiet & peaceable possession of all the property she now owns being at present and heretojfore her own right & property which are in part as follows viz, one cow & calf, two bedsteads & one bed and furniture thereunto belonging one looking glass, one skillet and all other such things belong to her about my house to her and her heirs & assigns forever. Together with one writing table &c. Also I will that all my debts be paid & discharged by my executors here after named by selling my stock of every description together wih all other my property whatever it be at such credit as they may think best to raise money to pay my debts, and if it should be that any money should remain after paying my just debts I will that it be equally divided among all my said daughters share & share alike. Also I will that my son Jacob Little have the use of my horse to tend one crop before he be sold. Also if I leave my land unsold I will that my Executors sell the same for the use of discharging my debts or otherwise as their duty may require them to do with the value thereof. Lastly I nominate appoint my son Hosea Little and Isaac Little Jr. executors to this mly last will and testament - hereby revoking & disannulling all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 10th day of March A. D. 1838 Signed sealed published published & declared by the said Jacob Little in as his last will and testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the testator. Eli Cochran, Ingram Lee, David N. Liles
April Session 1838 thru the above Will was duly proven in open Court by Eli Cochran & David N. Liles and ordered to be recorded.
In the name of God Amen I Pleasant Little of Anson Count in the State of North Carolina, Considering the uncertainty of the mortal life, and being of sound mind & memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First, I give and bequeath to my two sons William P. Little & Jesse L. Little my three hundred acres of land on the waters of the Bridge branch to be equally divided between them, their heirs, Executors? and assigns. also I give and bequeath to my said two sons Wm P. Little and Jesse L. Little in like manner one hundred acres of land on the Gourd Vine Creek. I also give and bequeath to my two sons John Little and Asa Little all that tract of land on which I now live containing two hundred acres, together with all my other land adjoining Elisha Little & McRae's land to them, their heirs and assigns forever, (after the decease of my wife) to be divided by a line running South 29 East across the two hundred acre tract so that each may have an equal number of acres. reckoning the land adjoining Elisha Little's & McRae in the part it mostly joins so as to make each part of the division an equal number of acres as aforesaid - I also Will that my son John Little have that part of my land adjoining Clement Phillips when divided as above described and my son Asa Little the other part. And I further Will and desire that each of my sons, John Little & Asa Little when he arrives to the age of twenty one years may have the privilege of sixty acres of his share to his own use. Furthermore I will and desire that if any or either of my sons die before he arrives to the age of 21 years or without an heir, his or their part of land shall be equally divided amongst the rest of my sons. Furthermore, I lend to my wife Rachel Little all my lands and improvements adjoining where I now live until my son John Little arrives to the age of twenty one years to take part of his share as above mentioned and then the remainder untill my son Asa Little arrives to the age of 21 years to take his part of his share as above mentioned then the remainder during her widowhood. I also lend to my wife Rachel Little during her widowhood the use of my negro man Seneca. also the privilege of hiring out my negro woman Clova for the use of the family and schooling the children. also the use of all my Horses that are not here after otherwise disposed of in the Will. Also my stock of Cattle to be disposed of she shall think best unless hereafter otherwise disposed of. I also lend to mys said wife as aforesaid all my stock of hogs to the use and benefit of the family. Also my plantation and farming tools and utensils such as Ploughs, Cart, axes, hoes, &c.. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Little one featherbed and furniture (stead excepted). Also I give my daughter Polly Little one feather bed and furniture. I also give and bequeath to my three daughters Hannah Little, Lydia Little, and Penelope Little each one feather bed and furniture apiece. And the rest of my household & kitchen furniture I lend to my said wife during her widowhood. I give and bequeath to my son William P. Little young bay Horse Charley. Likewise - I will and desired that my three sons Jesse L. Little, John Little and Asa Little have each of them one Horse a piece to be raised on the Farm otherwiese out of my estate at or about the time they arrive at the age of 21 years. And I hereby will that at the death of my wife (if the children be all raised and if not at the time the Children are raised I will that all the remaining part of my estate both negores, Horses, Cattle, and stock of every kind as well as all other property be sold at not less than nine months credit and the money equally divided amongst all my Daughters. Lastly, I nominate and appoing Clement Gaddy and Elisha Little Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of February A. D. one thousand eight-hundred and thirty two.
Signed sealed published & declared
Jesse Jarman, Luellere Sinclair, Jacob Little