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                                   WILL and ESTATE RECORDS of
                                 JOHN USSERY (Son of John Ussery)



In the Name of God, Amen, I, JOHN USSERY, Senr of the county of Lunenburg, Being in good health and perfect mind, and memory, thanks be unto God for
the same. And knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make, ordain, constitute, appoint, this my last will and Testament in manner and form
as follows:


viz. I lend unto my son MASTAIN USSERY two Negroes by the names of Peter and Dinah, during his natural life, and at his death, the said negroes, and their
increase, to be equally divided among all his children or their heirs.
ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN USSERY, JR that part of my tract of land wherein he now lives to be paid off as follows Viz.
Beginning at John Callihans line at Kittlestick Creek, at the corner tree, thence down the said creek as it meanders, to the mouth of the Onion Patch Branch,
thence up the north side of this Branch, as it meanders, to Green's and Neblett's corner tree, thence along Neblett's line to the aforesaid Callihan's corner,
thence along Callihan's line to the beginning, the aforesaid land as so prescribed to be my said son and his heirs forever. I also lend unto my said son JOHN
USSERY, JR two Negroes, by the names of Priamous and Tab during his natural life, and at his decease the said negroes and their increase, to be equally
divided among all his children, or their heirs: I also lend unto my said son JOHN USSERY, JUNR., my Negro girl Rose, and at his death, she and her increase
to be equally divided among all his children or their heirs.

ITEM:. I lend unto my daughter ANNIE RAGSDALE, my Negro woman by the name of Bess and all the children the said Bess has ever had, to my said
daughter during her natural life, and at her death the said negroes and their increase, to be equally divided among all her children or their heirs.

ITEM:. I lend unto my daughter SARAH BROWN, my Negroe Roy, Frank and my Negro woman Jenney, and all her children to my said daughter during her
natural life and at her death, the said negroes and their increase to be equally divided among all her children or their heirs.

ITEM:. I lend unto my daughter MARY CALLIHAN the negroes by the names of James and Hannah, and all Hannah's children, during the natural life of my
said daughter, and at her decease, they and their increase to be equally divided among her children or their heirs. I also lend unto my daughter MARY
CALLIHAN my tract of land in North Carolina, near Pee Dee river, containing two hundred and thirteen acres, during her natural life, and at her death the said
land and premises, to be equally divided among all her children or their heirs.

ITEM: I lend unto MATILDA DUNMAN*, my Negro woman Sylvia, during her natural life, and at her death the said Negro and her increase to be equally
divided among all the said MATILDA'S children if she should have any, if not to revert to my Estate again. I further lend unto MATILDA DUNMAN on feather
bed and furniture, one horse, at the value of twelve pounds in money, and a good saddle and bridle, during her natural life, and at her decease to be equally
divided among all her children if she should have any, if not to be brought into my estate again. I also lend unto MATILDA DUNMAN (the) shed room, as long
as she lives single and likewise liberty to work her beforementioned negroes, on my plantation rent free, for the said term of time.

ITEM:. I give unto my son SAMUEL USSERY, that part of my tract of land, whereon he now lives, to be laid off as follows: Viz. Beginning at the mouth of the
Rocky Branch, thence up the Branch to Wilkinson's & Green's tree, all the land and promises south of the said Branch to me belonging, to him and his heirs
forever. I also lend my son SAMUEL USSERY, my Negro man Tom during his natural life, and at his death to be equally divided among his children or their
heirs.

ITEM: I lend unto my beloved WIFE ANNE USSERY, that part of my land and plantation not above willed away to my said two sons JOHN & SAMUEL USSERY,
also, the above mentioned priviledges granted to MATILDA DUNMAN. I also lend my wife my Negro girl Dislah, during her natural life, and at her decease, the
said negroes to be equally divided among all my children and their heirs. I also lend unto my WIFE two cows and calves, two sows and pigs and choice of my
horses, during her natural life, and at her decease, to be divided as above. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one Negro girl names Sue, and a
sufficient quantity of Corn, and five hundred pounds of pork to support herself, and MATILDA DUNMAN, and their negroes, and stock, one year. The
aforesaid Sue I give and bequeath to my wife, and her heirs forever.

ITEM:. I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL USSERY, after my wife's decease, that part of my tract of land which I have lent her as above, to him and his
heirs forever, excepting as above, the priviledges granted to MATILDA DUNMAN.

ITEM:. My will and desire is that all my property not mentioned above, should be equally divided among all my children or their heirs. Lastly, my will and desire
is that my son JOHN USSERY and my friend John Blackwell should be Exers. of this my last will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly revoke, disallow and
disavow all and every will, bequest and legacy heretofore by me made, and provided, declaring and confirming this and no other to be my last will and
testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this TWENTY FOURTH DAY OF NOV. ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED & THREE.
Test: Sterling Davis, John Wilkinson, John William, Matthew Callihan JOHN USSERY (SEAL) At a court held for Lunenburg Co. the 13th day of Dec. 1804, the
within written last will and testament of JOHN USSERY, Sr., was exhibited in court by JOHN USSERY, Jr, therein named, and the same was proved by the
oaths of two witnesses there to subscribed and ordered to be recorded, and on the notice of the said Exer. who having made oath according to law,
certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of the said will in due formar. Whereupon, he gave Bond and Security according to law, reserving liberty to the
other, therein names, to joint into probate when he shall thing fit. William Taylor, Clk.


Deed Book 20 page 41A: Know all men by these presents, that I JOHN USSERY, SENR. of Lunenburg County for and inconsideration of the natural love and
affection which I bear to my son JOHN USSERY, JUNR. of the County aforesaid, as well for the further consideration of One Dollar to me in hand paid by the
said JOHN USSERY, JUNR.. at or before the dealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt, whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, and
by these present do give and grant, unto the said JOHN USSERY, JR., his Executors, Administrators... and assignees my three Negroes viz.: Tab, Rose, and
Priamous, with their future increases, to have and to hold the said Negroes unto time the said JOHN USSERY, JUR., his Exect: admin: and assignees forever.
And the said JOHN USSERY, SENR. for himself, his Executors and Administrators, the said Negroes unto the said JOHN USSERY, JUNR., his Executors,
Administrators and assignees against the claim of him the said JOHN USSERY, SENR., his Executors, Administrators and against the claim or claiming of all,
and every person or persons, Whatsoever shall and will warrant, and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set me hand and
seal this twenty third day of May 1804.
John Blackwell, James Neblett and John (X his mark) Ussery



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{* It is believed that Matilda Dunman may have been the widow of another one of John's sons. Need more research on Matilda}

Following John’s death, the following records were filed :
· W6-109A, Dec. 14, 1804: An inventory of estate of JOHN USSERY, Sr., by James Hinton, John Wilkinson, and James Neblett.


· WB 6 pg. 130 Dec 17, 1804: Account of sales, Estate of JOHN USSERY, Sr. dec’d, by JOHN USSERY, Jr. Executor.

Estate Sale of John Ussery, Sr.

Account of Sales-Estate John Ussery, Sen., deceased

   
John Campbell, 1 cow and calf ______                 2/19/6
Sterling Neblett serv         1 cow                         2/10/0
           1 cow                                3/2/0
           1 cow                                2/5/0
           1                                0/12/0
   Reuben Dourghan
           1 cow                                1/18/0
           6 yearlings                        5/14/6
   William Neblett
            1__________                        2/14/0
           1 cow                                2/8/6
   Randolph Steagall
           1 cow                                2/10/0
   David Dunn
           1 ox                                7/12/6
   John Brown
           5 choice hogs                        7/10/6
           5 old _____                        7/12/0
           1 conch shell                        0/2/0
           4 _____                                0/1/0
           4____                                0/6/6
           1 ax hoe                        0/12/0
           1 ____ & pots
           1 Negro Jack                        150/0/0
           1 walnut desk                        0/7/6
           1 pitcher                        0/3/0
           1 red cover / 2 table clothes        1/15/0
           1 basket________                0/4/0
           1 basket                        0/0/6
   Samuel Ussery
           5 hogs                                7/13/0
           5 hogs                                7/13/0
           3 sheep                                1/0/0
           3 ____                                1/4/0
           1 scythe                        0/10/0
           1 _______                        0/8/6
           1____ax                                0/9/0
           1 tea kettle                        0/10/0
           1__________                        1//3/6
           1_____tools                        0/6/6
           1 bed and furniture                8/12/0
           Wool 22/6                        1/2/6
           100 lbs cotton                        1/5/0
           1 set knives & forks                0/7/6
           1 churn & tubs                        0/3/6
           1 oak stack                        2/14/6
           1 oak stack                        2/14/6
           1                                 0/2/0
           1 chain                                1/1/0
           1 cart and wheels                6/0/0
           5 barrels & cover                7/15/0
           5 barrels & cover                7/10/0
           sewing articles                        1/3/0
           36 lbs cotton                        0/11/3
           36 lbs _____                        0/12/0
   Henry W.________
           5 hogs                                3/18/0
   William Taylor
           Parcel of ________                7/15/0
   John Ussery
           1 copper still                        20/0/0
           crop cutting saws                0/12/0
           wheel                                0/6/0
           1_______                        0/19/0
           1________                        0/7/6
           1
           1
           1
           1 walnut table                        1/18/6
           2
           1 Negro  boy Andrew                127/10/0
           1 Girl                                64/2/0
           1                                0/9/0
           1 1/2 bushel                        0/2/6
           1 stack ____and shucks                2/11/0
           2 ____ stacks                        1/0/0
           ______                                0/10/6
           Barrels 8/ _____ 1/                0/9/0
           Parcel salt                0/6/0
           1 wedges                        0/12/3
           1 shears                        0/2/0
           sack bag and salt                0/8/1
           ______- articles                0/8/10
           28 3/4 lb cotton                0/8/9
   John Bishop
           1 barrel and hogshead                0/3/0
           3 hides 18/ pewter 7/6                1/15/6
           1 parcel tallows                0/15/0
           3 chains 8/ 1 Bible 1/6                0/9/6
   John Richy
           3 sheep                                1/3/6
           1 _______                        0/9/6
                                           509. 11
   Samuel Ragsdale
           1 pitt saw                        0/15/0
           1 wheel 5/ 1 pott 17/                1/2/0
           1 barrel                        0/4/0
           1 flax wheel                        0/16/0
           1 chamber pott                        0/13/6
           1 furniture                        9/6/6
           bed cover and table cloth        1/7/0
           1 hog                                1/16/6
           parcel of leather                0/14/0
           10 barrels cover                15/15/0
           9 hens and ___                        0/6/9
           1 ___                                0/4/0
   John Christian
           _____                                0/6/6
   David Harrison
           1 mouse trap                        0/1/1½
   Matthew Callaham
           1 mans saddle                        0/9/6
           Beans                                0/5/0
   Mrs. Ann Ussery                
           5 chears                        0/3/0
           1____ 1 Bible 2/                0/7/0
           1 table 1/6 feathers
           and barrel 16        0/7/6
           1 saddle 6/                        0/6/0
           knives and forks                0/0/6
           parcel leather                        0/7/2
           1 mark fodder                        0/13/6
           1 _____ and Buttons                0/0/9
   Green Jackson
           1_______                        0/0/9
   Moses Calliham
           1 sorrel horse                        0/11/3
           1 piece of furniture                11/15/0
                                           568/17/5

           1 bed stead                        0/13/0
           11 geese                        1/16/8
           1 grist stone                        0/6/9
           1 goard                                0/1/2
           15 barrells corn                21/3/9
           _____                                0/4/8
   Samuel Jefferson
           1 Negro woman & child                133/11/0
           1 Negro man Will                178/0/0
   Frederick Watkins
           1 Negro girl                        46/6/0
           1 boy                                30/0/0
   William Elmore
           1 Flax ____                        0/9/0
   Samuel Ussery (_____)
           1 looking glass                        0/6/0
   Tandy Dicks
           oak stack                        2/14/6
   John Darley
           3 stacks blades                        4/1/3
           survey tools                        0/9/0
   James Sturdivant
           15 barrels covers                19/6/6
   James Hunter
           Nails                                0/2/9
   James Moore
           85 lbs cotton                        1/6/6
   John Williams
           3 hogs                                1/16/6
   Turner _____
           tops and shucks                        0/15/0
   Samuel Ussery
           1 ft saddle bags                0/16/0
   Mary Calliham
           1 _______                        0/2/0

Total:
                                                                                                   1046/12/52
John Ussery, Exect.  


At a court held for Lunenburg County the 12th day of Dec. 1805.  The within account of sales of the Estate of JOHN USSERY, dec’d was returned and
ordered to be recorded. Wmar. Taylor.

WB 6 pg. 142 - Dec. 18, 1805
      
   The Estate of JOHN USSERY, deceased

   
To cash paid         Pleasant Ussery         1/10/0
   To cash paid         William Hammond -overseer 20/0/0
   Ditto                John Johnson 1/17/0
   Ditto                John Williams  2/3/11
   Ditto                John Taylor for coffin 0/16/6
   Ditto                Jessee Penn  2/12/2
   Ditto                Doctor Smith         2/18/9
   Ditto                Doctor Barnes  4/16/6
   Ditto                Gref Green         3/0/0
   Ditto                Orgain Adams of Cty.        20/11/11
   Ditto                Clerk of Lunenburg         9/9/9
   Ditto                SAMUEL USSERY  0/15/0
   To Carrying the crop of Tobacco to town  2/17/0
   To making a suit of Negroes clothes         0/4/0
   To cash paid the Creer         1/4/0
   To cash paid my services        12/0/0



Jan. 1806: Inventory of JOHN USSERY, con’t

   
By Amount of Sales
   By a Bond on Samuel Ragsdale  65/4/1
   By Crop of tobacco on hand at the decedents death 68/12/9
   By cash from John Neblett           23/17/0
   By cash from William Wilkinson  0/4/0
   By cash from William and Mason Garrett        3/0/0
   By cash from Thomas Scarber?25/7/2
           Balance in the hand of the Executor         1165/16/10
   To cash paid Orgain Adams for the mourning suit        1/18/4
           Balance in the hands of the Executor                 £1143/18/6        


At a Court held for Lunenburg County the 13th day of Feb. 1806 the within amount currant of JOHN USSERY, Admin. of JOHN USSERY, decd. was this day
returned and ordered to be Recorded--Teste William Taylor, Clerk
Order Book 19-237, Dec. 1805


JOHN USSERY vs. Executor of JOHN USSERY, in Chancery.
Ordered that Thomas Adams, Thomas Orgain, John Neblett, Sr., James Henton, and John Blackwell, Gentlemen, or any three of them, be appointed
Commissioners, who shall examine the accounts of the defendant's executership, and then divide the balance found and in his hands, as follows:
Allotting to SAMUEL RAGSDALE and ANNIE his wife; JOHN BROWN and SARAH his wife, MOSES CALLIHAM and MARY his wife; SAMUEL USSERY, the
defendant against JOHN USSERY, and the children of Mastain Ussery, each one-sixth part thereof, and make report on their proceedings to court in order for
a final decree.


What Happened to the Slaves of John Ussery's Estate?
Lunenburg Co. Tax Lists for Personal Property 1783 and 1784 is as follows:
Thomas Ussery - Henry
John Ussery - Hager, Suckey, Harry
John Ussery, M [astain] Ussery, W[illiam] Elmore - Jim, Jack, Peter,
Jack, Jenny, Bet, Pat


1784 - John Ussery, Mastain & John Ussery - Jack, James, Peter, Jack,
Patt, Jane, Bett, Besse, Primus, Jane, Tom, Tim, Will, Hannah, Bob

1784 - John Ussery's estate - Hager, Suke, Hary, Cele

In 1804, prior to his death, John emancipated Lucy and Samuel. See Lucy and Samuel...Their emancipation
From the 1784 list the following slaves were mentioned in John Ussery's Will:


Peter (to Mastain, who also received Dinah not  mentioned in Will)
Mastain was deceased at the time of his father's will.
Primus [to John, Jr., along with Tab & Rose not mentioned in Will) John Ussery, Jr. Will  lists the following: to my wife: 9 negroes: Old Jack and his wife Rose;
Peter; Dilsey and her child Randel; Freeman; America and her two children Becks (Decks?) and Mose.
Bess [to Annis Ragsdale] Bess valued at $300 in Samuel Ragsdale's Will
Jenny [to Sarah U. Brown along with Roy and Frank not mentioned in Will)
James and Hannah [to Mary U. Calliham]
Sylvia aka Cele [to Matilda Dunman]
Tom [to Samuel Ussery]
Suke [ to wife Anne, and Dislah not mentioned in Will.  Upon Anne's death, she willed Sue (Suke) to her neice Jincy Moore.
Purchased at the Estate Sale:

To John Ussery, Jr.: Andrew & 1 girl {not mentioned in tax listing] To Sam Jefferson: Will [1784 tax listing] and 1 woman & child To Fred Watkins: 1 girl and
boy To John Brown: 1 man Jack [listed in 1784 tax listing)


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