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Every living Bushart is a descendent of Ann "Nancy" Fulenwider, the wife of Jacob Bushart, Sr. In the near future, I hope to post more information on the Fulenwider family. Other people have done a great deal of research, and it is simply a matter of getting their stuff out of old books and onto the web.
For now, I have a great deal of Fulenwider info at GENDEX. Visit that site for more info on the Fulenwider family.
Much of the Bushart family, including myself, is descended from Peter Troutman and Catherine Peck (see the Peck Family) through their two daughters, Elizabeth Troutman and Sarah Troutman, who married John Bushart and Henry Bushart, Sr., respectively.
Please visit my other site, The Troutman Family of North Carolina.
Much of the Bushart family, including myself, is descended from Peter Troutman (see the Troutman Family) and Catherine Peck through their two daughters, Elizabeth Troutman and Sarah Troutman, who married John Bushart and Henry Bushart, Sr., respectively.
In the near future, I hope to put up a Peck site, similar to this Bushart site.
For now, I have a great deal of Peck data at GENDEX. Visit that site for more Peck info.
Elisabeth Bushart Peck is mentioned at the Furr Genealogy website. Her names is spelled "Buzzard" at that website.
The Will of Frederick Peck
Note: Frederick Peck was named in this will as Frederick "Beck." The original German name may been Beck, but eventually became Peck. Also, the will does not have much punctuation, so I have added some to make it readable.
Cabarrus Co, NC Court of P&Qs, October 1830, p.136
The Last Will and Testament of Frederick Beck was produced in open court and the execution of the same was proven by the oath of Samuel Barger, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, whereupon John C. Barnhart, one of the executors therein named, was duly qualifiied and recieved letters testamentary of which said will the following is a true copy, viz.:
In the bame of God, Amen! I Frederick Beck of the County of Cabarrus and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, and bringing to mind the mortality of the body, that is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my Last Will and Testament, that is to say:
First, I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of executors, and as touching those wordly goods with which it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of them in manner as follows:
First, I give and bequeath to my blessed wife Margaret a full right to all the property which she possessed when I married her to be her right and property forever and also the possession of my house, barn, outhouses, or as much of them as she wants to occupy as long as she remains my widow. Also, one horse creature, two cows, hen house, two sheep, the use of garden and patches of potatoes, and other necessities. And also, the one third of the money which I may have on hand, all of which she shall have full use of so long as she remains my widow; at which time she either dies or remarries it shall fall back to my children. And also, my negroes Patt and Jerry to wait on her so long as she remains my widow.
Second, I give and bequesth unto my beloved son John Beck Sen. my plantation whereon I now live a full right as his property, upon his giving my wife each and ervery year, so long as she remain my widow, 25 bushels of good wheat, 50 bushels of good corn, 400 pounds of pork, 100 pounds of beef, 2 1/2 bushels of salt, 25 pounds of apples, 50 pounds of sugar, 2 pounds of pepper, one pound of allspice, 3 pairs of good [cannot read this word], and straw so much as she needs for her cattle and horse creatures, and shall sow 3/4 acres with flan, and furnish her with a sufficiency of firewood each and every year, and also give her reasonable possession of the before mentioned dwelling and outhouses, then this my will shall be unto him a good and sufficient title for the above plantation, and I hereby ratify all other gifts heretofore given him by me.
Third, the balance of my property shall be sold at public sale and the money arising therefrom shall be divided amongtst my wife and all my children, viz.: Brabara, Mary, John, Margaret, Catherine, Rosina, Sally and Elizabeth, share and share alike, except Sally's share shall fall to her children.
Lastly, the two negroes, namely Patt and Jerry, which I left to wait upon my wife during her life or widowhood shall also be sold after her death or marriage, and the money arising therefrom shall be divided in like manner as my other property.
I constitute and appoint my worthy friends, John C. Barnhart and John Linn, excutors of this, my Last Will and Testament. And I do hereby make void all other wills heretofore made by me and pronouncing this to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of January, 1824. Signed and sealed in the presence of
Frederick [his mark] Beck [seal]
John Linn relinquishes his right to execute, said relinquishment filed in will.
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