Etheldred Pridgen - 1856 - Columbus County, NC - Wills

DUPLIN CO, NC WILL - Petition of PRIDGEN, Eleanor-1868

This Petition is important because it lists the children by name of Robert G. Pridgen and Eleanor Bruton. It even names the husbands of the female descendants.

State of North Carolina
Superior Court
Duplin County
Fall Term 1868

To the Honorable the Judge of said Court:

The petition of Eleanor Pridgen widow of Robert Pridgen deceased respectfully showeth to your Honor that her said husband died leaving a last will and testament in Duplin County, during the month of last which will has been duly admitted to probate in the proper Court and the dissent of your petitioner has been duly signified in open Court and entered of record to the same. Your petitioner further showeth that the said testator left surviving him the following children. Jesse Pridgen of Green County, Mary Woolvin, wife of Joel(Jack) Woolvin, Sally Dobson, wife of Perry Dobson, Jane Lewis is the wife of Henry Lewis of Sampson County, Lafayett Pridgen of Wayne County, George W. Pridgen, Harper Pridgen of Green County, Susan Barden, wife of Buckner Barden who are his only devices and heirs at law. Your petitioner further showeth that her said husband at the time of his death was seised(possessed?) in fee simple of a tract of land siterated in said county adjoining the lands of Dr.M Moore, James R. Hurst, Perry Dobson, and Mary E, Cooper and containing by estimation three hundred and fifty-seven acres. Your petitioner further showeth that she desires to have her dower in the said land alloted to her and to that end she prays your Honor to order a writ to be issued to the Sheriff commanding him to summonon five persons qualified to act as Jurors to view the aforesaid tract of land and to allot and set apart to her dower in said premises according to law and make a report of the proceedings under their hands to court. May it please your Honor to order Summons with copies of this petition to be issued to the said Jesse Pridgen, Mary Woolvin and her husband Jack Woolvin, Sally Dobson and her husband Perry Dobson, Jane Lewis and her husband Henry Lewis,Lafayette Pridgen,George W. Pridgen, Harper Pridgen and Susan Bardin and her husband Buckner Barden requiring them to appear in the Court within the time prescribed by law and show cause, if any, they can why the prayer of your petitioner shall not be granted And your petitioner as in duty bound shall every pray..

Allen. Attorney for Petitioner
J D Southerland

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