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Joice, Margaret

ALOB, Vol. X #5, pp. 89-47 & 89-48:
“p. 153.  13 June 1852..  I, Margaret Joice, residing on North Hominy Creek in Buncombe Co. being of sound mind & memory.  I desire that my body to be buried near the residence of my sister Sarah Young and the necessary expenses to be paid from my estate by my executors herein named.  First I give to my brother Alexander Joice all my land in this county lying on North Hominy Creek, also all the grain that may be growing on the land at my death, also to my brother Alexander Joice the sum of $10 that I owe him and no more.  I give to my beloved niece Margaret Neale my side siddle & white counterpaine and one coverlet also one cotton dress.  I will & devise to Mary Williams wife of Daniel Williams five bushels of corn.  Also to John P. Joice five bushels of corn.  Also to Joseph Young five bushels of corn and to Edward P. Williams five bushels of corn.  I give to my niece Margaret Young dtr. of my sister Sarah all my pots, vessels & kitchen furniture also my large walnut cabinet.  I give & devise to Ailsworth son of Morgan Young one cow & calf also to Margaret Young one coverlet.  Also I will to my niece Susannah Curtis one coverlet, also a small trunk, & one pair of cotton stockings also one counterpain double wove.  I will & devise unto Araminta Young dtr. of Joseph Young two bed quilts also a heifer yearling.  I will & devise unto Martha Williams dtr. of Elizabeth Williams one bed quilt & one counterpain also to Malvina Williams dtr. of Martha Williams one bed quilt.  I will to Martha Williams one bed.  I will & devise to Sarah Young wife of Joseph Young one bunch of spun thread.  I will & devise to Ann Curtis dtr. of Benjamin Curtis Jr. one of my cotton dresses or frock.  I will & devise to Mary Williams wife of Daniel Williams one pair of cotton stockings.  I will & devise to Elizabeth Joice, dtr. of my brother Ambrose one counterpain double wove.  I will & devise to Aldecka Williams dtr. of E.P. Williams one counterpain.  I will & devise to Margaret Young dtr. of my sister Sarah, three under sheets, one counterpain double wove and all my earthen ware.  I will & devise to Margaret Joice dtr. of Robert Joice one counterpain.  I will & devise to my well beloved sister Elizabeth Williams 2 counterpains & my clock.  I will to Mary Williams wife of Daniel Williams one cotton frock.  I will & devise to Araminta Young dtr. of Joseph Young two shymmeys [sic].  I will & devise to Catherine Joice wife of James P. Joice my little spinning wheel.  I will & devise to Joseph Young’s wife my cotton cards & large spinning wheel.  I will & devise to Celia Ann Williams dtr. of Daniel Williams one cotton frock.  I will & devise to Ann Curtis dtr. of Benjamin Curtis one white dress.  I will & devise to Susannah Williams dtr. of Daniel Williams one calico frock.  I will & devise to Nancy Joice dtr. of John P. Joice one cotton dress.  I will & devise to Benjamin Curtis two youngest dtrs. one bed, & a quilt each.  I will & devise that all my household & kitchen furniture, farming tools to be sold and the money equally divided amongst my brother Ambrose Joice & my sisters Sarah Young and Elizabeth Williams.  I will & devise to Edward P. Williams one note which I hold on Reuben Deavers for $23 due 6th April 1851 & marked with the letter “A”  I will that the balance of my notes and accounts which I may have be collected by my executors & the same distributed as following.  To Thomas Neal $5., To John Williams $5., To Robert Joice $5., To Aldecka Williams $5., To James Joice $5., To Nancy Williams $5., To John P. Joice $10., To Malvina Williams $5., To Ambrose Joice $10., To Susannah Curtis $5., To Elizabeth Williams $10., To Mary Williams $5., To Sarah Young $10., To Parthana Shook $5., To Margaret Young $5., To Nancy Morgan $5., To Ailsworth Young $5., To Temperance McFee $5., To Joseph Young $5., To Betsy Joice $5., To Martha Williams $5., To Matilda Sharp $5., To Jarrett Williams $5.  Any over plus from the said notes to be divided among Ambrose Joice, Alexander Joice, Sarah Young & Elizabeth Williams.
I appoint Solomon F. Young & Samuel B. Gudger as my lawful executors.
Wit; Benjamin I. Curtis, Jurett & Ambrose McFee..
Signed Margaret X Joice
Proved in open court by the oath of Benj. I. Curtis July term 1852 & ordered to be recorded.  R.B.
Vance, clk….”

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