Name: Samuel HARRELL
Given Name: Samuel
Birth: Bet.1740-1750 in Hertford Co.,North Carolina
Death: 1828 in Spring Hill,Gates Co.,North Carolina
Recorded in the Book of Wills,Gates Co.,NC,Book 2,Pgs 64-66
In the name of God amen,I Samuel Harrell of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina being week body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, and knoing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and the time it may happen uncertian do make and ordain this instrument of writing to be and contain my last will and testement in manner and form following,
Impremint,I recomend my sole unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping that he will recieve the same, and my body to the earth to be buryed in a decent and christian manner by my executors hereafter mentioned.
Item, I lend to my loving wife Sally Harrell the use of my land and plantation whereon I now live during her natural life also the use of ten negros namely Ceasor, George, Lydia, Rose and her youngest child Harriett, Liller, Aggy, Peter, Dave and Pomp and all my stock and furniture not given away after my just debts are paid to her during her natural life and after her death, I give the land to my three youngest sons namely Willis Harrell, Andrew Harrell and Isaac Harrell to them and their heirs and assign forever but in case that either of my said sons should die without issue, then the land to be divided between the surviver or survivers of them their heirs or assigns forever. It is allso my my will and desire that all of the negros stock and furniture above mentioned be divided between my five youngest children after the death of my loving wife Sally Harrell namely Henry Harrell, Willis Harrell, Andrew Harrell, Elizabeth Harrell and Isaac Harrell to them and their heirs and assigns forever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son William Harrell, the land that he now lives on beginning in the Horse Pool Swamp, then running up the swamp to Moses Briggs' line into the Desert to the back line of Joseph Gorodon's line, then along the said Gordon's line to the first station containing three hundred and eighty acres more or less, also one negro woman named Lace and her five children namly Beck, Judy, Gilbert, Lydia and Pomp and all the stock and furniture that he has already in his possession to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Harrell one negro woman named Peggy and her child Milley, one bed & furniture one table and one trunk, that s now called hers, to her and her heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Noah Harrell, one negro boy named Mingo, one negro girl named Pinder and all the stock and furniture that h now has in his possession, also two hundred and fifty dollars in bonds and notes arrising out of the sale of my personal esate to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my loving son Abner Harrell two negros namely Dinah and her child Harry and all the property that I already put in his possession to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son James Harrell the lands that I purchased of James Creesy formerly belonging to David Rice dec'd. also two negros named Jenny and Tom to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Harrell the lands that I purchased of Josiah Lassiter and Nathaniel Riddick cotaining one hundred acres, more or less, also one hundred acres of land Laying on the west side of the deep branch bounded by the lands of William Harrell and Moses Briggs line near Willis old feilds, from there to the Horse Pool Swamp to he first station, containing one hundred acres more or less, also the following negros Emanuel, Ben, Amy and Solomon, also one three year old colt to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Harrell, two negros namely July and Lucy to her and her heirs and assigns for ever.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Harrell, the ballance of the land I purchased of David Riddick adjoining the lands of his brother Joseph Harrell also one piece of land that I purchased of Joseph Gordon Esq. containing one hundred acres be the same more or less.
Item, It is my will and desire that my Executors hereafter named sell my creek land containing one hundred acres lying on the north side of Benett's creek adjoining the lands of James B. Sumner and others, also my three negros namely Penny and her two youngest children named Pine and Abraham and as much of my personal estate as will be sufficient to satisfy all my just debts.
Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons William Harrell and Noah Harrell my executors to this my last will and testament, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament,In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13 day of Feby 1811,
Signed seald and pronounced
by the testator in the presence of
Samuel Harrell (seal)
John Gordon (Jurat)
Chls. W. Harvey (Jurat)
State of North Carolina
Gates County May County Court of Pleas ? 1811
The within well was exhibited into Court by William Harrelll and Noah Harrell the exectors therein appointed,and was proved by the oath of John Gordon and Charles W. Harvey the subscribing witnesses thereunto,and on motion was ordered to be recorded.At the same time the said Executors were duly qualified for that office & prayed an order for letters testamentary thereon, which was accordingly granted.
Teste, J. Sumner, Clk.
There is a possibility that Samuel's father could be Samuel Harrill.I would have to dig a little further.I have recieved this item which looks like the same land the family resided.
18 Oct 1755- p 127- Ordered that Samuel Harrill and John Rice procession all the lands from Loosing Swamp down Perquimons Road to Speight's plantation, Thence by the Cart road that leads to Elisha Hunter's, then down by Meherrian Swamp to Bennet's Creek and up the Creek to the Flat Branch then by Loosing Swamp to Perquimans Road.
Father: James Abner "Abner" HARRELL b: bet 1700-1710 in Perquimans Co.,North Carolina
30 May 1781
in Gates Co.,NorthCarolina
- Noah HARRELL b: 24 April 1787 in Spring Hill,Gates Co.,North Carolina
- William HARRELL b: 1786 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Abner C HARRELL b: 1790 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Mary HARRELL b: 1787 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- James HARRELL b: 15 January 1792 in Hertford Co.,North Carolina
- Nancy "Ann" HARRELL b: Abt 1794 in Hertford Co.,North Carolina
- Joseph HARRELL b: 1794 in Spring Hill,Gates Co.,North Carolina
in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Henry HARRELL b: Abt 1800 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Willis W HARRELL b: 1802 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Andrew HARRELL b: Abt 1805 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Isaac Samuel HARRELL b: Abt 1809 in Gates Co.,North Carolina
- Elizabeth HARRELL b: Abt 1807 in Gates Co.,North Carolina