Will of Henry Cobb

Guilford County

September 2, 1844

Will Book C, Page 199





In the name of God Amen.  I Hennery Cobb of the County of Guilford & State of N Carolina being Weak in Body but sound in Mind & memory Blessed be God do this 2d day of September 1844 do make & publish this my Last Will & testement in Maner following: first I give my Soul to the Lord that made it & my Body to have a Decent & Christian Burial – first I give & bequeth to my beloved Wife Ester Cobb five hundred Dollars & as much of the houshold furniture as She Choes to Keep.  I Also give to her my Negro man Joe & girl hanah During her natural Life – I give & bequeth to my son John Cobb one hundred & fifty Dollars to make him Eaquel With his Brothers David & Samuel – I give & bequeth to my Daughter Catherine Waggoner three hundred Dollars.  I also give & bequeth to my Daughter Elizabeth Sumers one hundred & Sixty Dollars – 


I give & bequeth my Daughter Peggy Huffines one hundred & thirty Dollars – I also give to my Daughter Polly Huffines one hundred & thirty Dollars ---


I also give to my Daughter Sally five hundred & thirty Dollars two beds & furniture & household furniture as much as her sisters got –


I give & bequeath to my Son Hennery Cobb the plantation Where I now Live & With this Exception that my Wife is to have her Living on it her Life time.  I also give to Hennery the New meadow on the Conly place & my Waggon for his use & that of his mothers.  I also give & bequeath to my son David Cobb the sum of six hundred & fifty Dollars –


I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel Cobb the Sum of six hundred & fifty Dollars –


I also give to my beloved Wife one horse & one cow one plow her Choice to have her Life time at hear Death the remaining part to be Sold and Equally Divided amongst all my Children – all the Balance of my property to be Sold & after my bequests are made out, if any surplus to be Equly Divided amongst my Children.


Lastly I Apoint my sons John Cobb & David Cobb Executors of this my Last Will and Testment in Witness hereunto I set my hand & seal the Day and Date above Written –




                                                                                                     (His Mark)




In presence of

Hennery   V   Cobb {seal}                                                                                                 Mark

B. Ross Jur

Henry Gerrinner Jur



State of North Carolina

November term 1844

Guilford County              




The Executors of the foregoing Last Will and Testament of Henry Cobb Dec’d was proven in open Court by the oaths of B. Ross & Henry Gerringer the Subscribing Witnesses thereto ordered to be Recorded.


When and Where came John Cobb & David Cobb the Executors therein appointed and took the oath of office



                                                                                    John M. Logan, cc


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