Iredell County, North Carolina
WILL OF SAMUEL SNODDY
IREDELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 9, 1794
I, Samuel Snoddy of Iredell County and the state of North Carolina being of perfect mind and memory, the calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. Towit, first and above all, I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the direction of my friends and executors hereafter named, as touching my worldly estate that it is pleased God to endue me with, I will and dispose of as followeth:
Imprimus, I will that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged by my executors here in after named:
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Snoddy, her bed and furniture, also her maintenance on this my plantation and a negro wench named Phebe to attend her during her natural life or widowhood or as long as she pleases to live with my son, Thomas. I bequeath her 10 pounds annually during her life.
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my son William Snoddy and my daughter Elener Morrison and my daughter Sarah Mitchell and my daughter Elizabeth Mitchell and my daughter Margaret McCorkle and to my son John Snoddy and my son Samuel Snoddy five shillings specie each ---
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Martin fifty dollars.
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Agnes Hall one negro girl named Dinah -
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Purviance one negro girl named Hannah -
Item, I also give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Snoddy, five negroes, viz., Primus, Ephraim, Sampson, ___, and Ester, likewise the girl named Phebe mentioned above with all her increase from time of his Mother’s death or departure from him, also the plantation on which I now live with all the plantation utensils, wagons, and gears, bonds, notes and book accounts with all the rest of my estate both real and personal -
I do constitute, nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth Snoddy, my son-in-law, James Morrison, and my son Thomas Snoddy, the executors of this my last will and testament. Whereof I have set my hand and seal this 9th day of May in the year of our Lord, 1794.
Witness: Zachariah Alexander
(Source: Will Book I, page 215, Iredell Co, NC. Contributed by Carol Snoddy Byler)
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