Christian LANE- Edgecombe Co., NC, Oct. 5, 1747. May Court 1748. Daughters: Sarah and Mary LANE, son: Abraham. Other Legaties Christian HILL. Executor: Abraham HILL. witnesses: Stephen JACKSON, Sarah HILL. Clerk of the Court Benj'n WYNNS.
Joseph LANE- Edgecombe Co., NC, Dec. 6, 1757, Nov. Court 1758. Brother William LANE, Sisters Faith BYNUM, Drewsiller BRYANT. Other Legatee; Winifred POPE. Exec. John BRADFORD & Henry POPE. Wittn. Benjamin MERRYMAN, Barnabas LANE, David DICKSON. Clerk of the Court Jos. MONTFORT.
Thomas LANE- Bertie Co., NC, March 30, 1754, Nov. Court 1754. Daughters: Ann ROBESON, Elizabeth LANE, Sarah BERRY, son: William. Exec. John ROBINSON, Ann ROBINSON and Elizabeth LANE. Witn. Joseph BUTTERTON, William PERSEY, Sam'll O'STEEN. Clerk of the Court: Samuel ARMES.
Robert LOWRY- 1773, Amos and John.
Barnabas LANE- 1762, wife (not mentioned), Martin.
John LANE- 1766, John.
John LANE, 1776, David, Mourning (wife), Julian, David.
Joseph LANE, 1777, Joseph, James, Jesse, Henry and Joel.
Wm. LANE- 1786, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, Tabitha. David LANE- 1790, David.
Levi LANE- 1798, Martha (wife), Elizabeth & Isac.
Thomas LOWRY- 1789, (Ann- wife), Benjamin & William.
Barnaby MCKENNIE- 1761, Ann (wife), Patience and Martha.
-Joel LANE- 1795- Mary (wife); Henry, James, William, John, Thomas, Joel H., Mary & Martha.
-Joseph LANE- 1798- John Hugh; Sarah McCULLERS, (daugher); Mary BELL (daugher); Tabitha O'KELLY (daughter); Henry A. McCULLERS (grandson).
-Arthur LOWRY- 1797, Ava (wife), Green, Hardy, Anne, Grizzel, Dolly, Elizabeth.
-Abigail SPEIGHT- 1783, William, Mary MYATT, Lydia LANE, Charity GREEEN, Patience GREEN, Mary MINTZ, Sarah HUNTER, and Lydia LANE (daughters); Rueben HUNTER (grandson).
From: Abstracts of The Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1733-1856, by Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1956.
No date. Aug. Ct., 1789. Bk. 3, p 103. Wife: SARAH, currency to purchase 1 negro boy; plantation during widowhood or life with reversion to son & exr: JAMES, he also to have cattle. Son: ETHELRED, 1 negro woman. Daus: ELIZABETH FAIRCLOTH, £ (pd.) 1 currency; ANN HALL, £ (pd.) 10 currency; MIRIAM and ZILPAH, bed and furniture each. Remainder divided between my 5 youngest chil: JAMES LAND (sic), MARY BELCHER, SARAH BRAKE, MIRIAM LANE, ZILPAH LANE. Wit: EDWARD ARNOLD, ELISABETH ARNOLD.
McKINNE, BARNABEE, JR.
Oct. 13, 1736. Nov. Ct., 1736. Wife and Extx: MARY, 5 negroes. Daus: PATIENCE and MARY, land. Legatees: BARNABY, son of JOSEPH LANE: BARNABY, son of WILLIAM McKINNE; JOSEPH LANE; JOHN POPE; JAMES NOWELL. Bros: WILLIAM McKINNE, ROBERT McKINNE and JOHN McKINNE. Legatees: NATHANIEL COOPER AND JOHN LANE. Livestock and land to legatees. Wit: NATHANIEL COOPER, JOHN CROWELL, JOHN WATFORD. Note: --Original of this Will missing. Abstract made from recorded copy No. 58 in Grant Book, No. 4.
Feb. 28, 1753. May Ct., 1753. Wife & Extx: MARY, "I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mary the use of my grist mill on Great Quonkee two years next ensuing for pay for the giving each of my children before mentioned two years schooling." Son: BARBABY, horse I had of WILLIAM WYNSTON. Daus: MARY, MARTHA, PATIENCE, ANGELINA PARISH. Friend: CANNON CUMBO. Exr: MONTFORT ELBECK. Wit: MONTFORT ELBECK, WILLIAM GADDY, MARY ELBECK.
Aug. 10, 1751. Aug. Ct., 1755. Wife & Extx: MARY. Bro: ROBERT McKINNE. Neph: BARNABY McKINNE. Exr: WILLIAM KINCHEN, WILLIAM KINCHEN, JR. Wit: ARTHUR HARGROVE, MOSES HARGROVE.
Thanks to Susan T. Meier and Ann LEE for submitting some of the Asbstracts!