Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Will of William Lea, Sen. (1747-1806)

The following will abstract is from Caswell County North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1979) at 104:

Caswell County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
October Court 1806
Will Book E, Page 288

William Lea, Sen. of Leasburgh - Will - Written 14 March 1804. Wife Catharine (four rooms in dwelling house in Leasburgh and land purchased of Thomas Hargis); son Lawrence (land on Cobb's Creek purchased of William Hargis and on Kilgore's Branch, also lots in Leasburgh containing store house and saddle shop); son James Lea (land on Kilgore's Branch where he now resides); son-in-law William Donoho to have one-fourth profit from merchantile business; dry goods to be obtained from Petersburgh; five rooms in east end of dwelling house in Leasburgh to William Donoho. Executors: son Lawrence Lea and son-in-law William Donoho. Witnesses: Loyd Vanhook, John McAden, Nicholas Thompson.


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