Friday, March 20, 2009

The Will of Nathan Godwin, 1821, Sampson County, North Carolina

Will of Nathan Godwin, 1821, Sampson County, North Carolina

In 1821, Nathan Godwin recorded a will in Sampson County, North Carolina. The following children were listed in his will:

Jerusha Godwin
Jonathan Godwin
Teresa/Tressie + her two sons, Handy and Royal Godwin
John Godwin
Joel Godwin's heirs
Rachel Godwin
Fama Starling
Edna Layton
David Godwin

I've estimated these children were born between 1774 and 1800, so most of them would have been adults by the time this will was recorded.

Copies of this will was obtained from the North Carolina State Archives, 109 Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. The name of this collection is "Sampson County, NC, Series of Original Wills, 1778-1953." The will was found in box no. 7 in series of fibredex boxes. Information on how to obtain wills from the NC State Archives can be found in my post entitled "Looking For Wills at the NC State Archives."


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