Pipkin Family Association
Isaac Pipkin Sr. Will, 1800 - Probate 1814
Gates County, NC
In the name of God Amen I, Isaac Pipkin Sen. of the County of Gates and State of North Carolina being at this present time in good health since and memory, do make this to be and contain my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, hereby revoking all other Wills heretofore by me made....
Imprimis. I leave unto my beloved wife Charity Pipkin all my Estate both real and personal that I am possessed with consisting of lands, Negroes, stock of different kinds and household and kitchen furniture with any other article or articles that I may now be possessed with during her natural life or widowhood.
Item. I give bequeath and devise unto my son Isaac Pipkin, after the death or marriage of his mother, all my lands that I am now possessed with except one tract which I purchased of William King lying in the county and state aforesaid. I say I give the said lands to my said son Isaac Pipkin to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give bequeath and devise the tract of land as above excepted which I purchased of William King with all my Negroes, stock of different kinds, household and kitchen furniture with every article or articles that I am now possessed with after the death or marriage of my beloved wife, Charity Pipkin, the mother to my seven children (to Wit) John Pipkin, Isaac Pipkin, Elizabeth Lee wife of Henry Lee, Margaret Barnes wife of Benjamin Barnes, Charity Barnes wife of Richard Barnes, Mary Ann Freeman wife of Joshua Freeman and Sarah Freeman wife of Jacob Freeman, to be equally divided among them share and share alike to them and their heirs and assigns forever. It is not withstanding my true intent and meaning that the property that I have before put into possession of my children or to either of them is to be considered as already given to them and which is not to be considered as any part of my estate whatsoever and Lastly nominate constitute and appoint my sons John Pipkin & Isaac Pipkin my whole and sole Executors to this my last Will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I the said Isaac Pipkin Sen. hath hereunto set my hand & seal this 29th day of September 1800
Pronounced in the presence of us
William Gatling Jun
State of North Carolina - Gates County
The within Will was exhibited into Court by Isaac Pipkin one of the
Executors therein appointed and proved by the oath of William Gatling and
Henry Goodman the subscribing witnesses thereto and was then ordered to
be recorded at the same time the said Executor came into Court and was
duly qualified for that office and placed an order for letters testimentary thereon which was accordingly granted &c