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Richard Cook

Male Est 1777 - 1800


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  • Born  Est 1777 
    Gender  Male 
    Will Written  5 Apr 1800  , , Iredell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Cook
      Iredell Co NC
      Will BK-A Pages 90-92

      In the name of God Amen
      I, Richard Cook of the County of Iredell and State of North Carolina mindful of that mortality common to all men and being of sound mind and memory do on this the fifth day of April in the year eighteen hundred make ordain and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and Form following In the first place To my beloved wife Lucy I give for her use during her natural life or widowhood the sole use and benefit of my plantation on Rocky Creek on which I now live and all my Negroes, Mill, Farming utensils, waggon bucboards? etc and to my said wife I give and bequeath absolutely and to be at her disposal at her death the Negroes following Delilah and her children Nancy & Mary, Sal and her children Tab, Hannah, little Jack, Ned, Wyat, Violet and the children they or any of them may hereafter have. My Stock of Horses, Cattle, Sheep & Hogs I allow to the use of my said wife Lucy so far as she may choose to keep on the plantation giving to her and my other Executors the power to sell or dispose of any number she may not choose to keep and the money arising there from to be reserved til the death of my wife and then by her divided as hereafter directed.
      My money debts and everything of the kind I allow to be kept by my Executors untill the death of my wife then to be by her disposed of as hereafter directed.
      The increase of my stock after my death and whatever may be the profits of my wifes industry with my hands on my plantation after my decease I allow to her absolutely and entirely.
      My household & kitchen furniture of every kind and discription I give to my said wife for her sole use and disposal.
      At the death or marriage of my said wife I allow my plantation on which I now live of six hundred and forty Acres with the tract adjoining I purchased of William Hughes to Richard Jones Cook the son of my nephew John Cook and I do hereby give and bequeath the said Tract of Land on Rocky Creek being all the Land I own to the said Richard Jones Cook to him his Heirs or assigns forever at the death of my said wife.
      My money before mentioned with the following Negroes, Dick, Jack, Bob, Princos, Simon and Ben, not willed absolutely to my wife, I allow to disposed by my wife Lucy among our relations of both sides as she may judge proper and right, by with or otherwise, hereby declaring firm and effectual all such disposals of my said wife Lucy.
      My Sister Lucy Clanton now living on the small Tract I purchased of William Hughes I allow the privilege of living on the said Tract and cultivating the same during her life if she chooses to continue there.
      Further I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Lucy Cook, my brother Thomas Cook, my Nephew John Cook and Richard King Executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills and declaring this to be my last will & testament.
      Signed, sealed, published and declared this day and date first above written.
      In presence of
      Jas. King Richard R C Cook (Seal)
      Howell Barker, Jurat
      Elihu King
    Died  Between 5 Apr 1800 and 1820  , , Iredell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2110  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2007 

    Father  Cook,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1887  Group Sheet

    Family  Lucy [--?--],   b. Bef 1775,   d. Aft 1830, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ephraim Cook,   b. Abt 1797, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 6 Oct 1872 and 20 Feb 1873, , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Mar 2004 
    Family ID  F702  Group Sheet

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