Holliday Wills  

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William Holliday, Sr., 1832-35

Abstracted from microfilmed records, North Carolina Original Wills , North Carolina State Archives microfilm no. 1571510 at the LDS Family History Center.

HOLLIDAY, William Sr.

Wife: NANCY, any privilege she may need to support herself and family on any part of my land not divided to be sold during her life or widowhood and no longer. lends her negro slaves Elijah, Noel, Phillis, Sarah, Olief, negro girl Cale, negro boys Nat and Jacob, plus food type items and stock not hereafter divided.

Daughter: S.W.S. BRIGHT, lands bought of Daniel and Sylvanus JONES abt. 450 acres. after wifes death or marriage all the negroes shall be divided into three parts and Sarah W. S. BRIGHT gets two shares and the other third to son Thomas HOLLIDAY

Son: Samuel HOLLIDAY, one negro man, bees, remnant of money he has from sale of Jacob and Peter

Son: William HOLLIDAY, abt 270 acres providing he comes to Greene County on or before 1 March 1853. If he does not return by then the tract of land shall be equally divided between grandchildren, Ann Elizabeth Titus HOLLIDAY, dau of Titus HOLLIDAY, deceased and Sarah Frances Eliza DARDEN, dau of Wm. A. DARDEN

Granddaughter: Ann Elizabeth Titus HOLLIDAY, negroes Anarchy, Maria, Mely,

Granddaughter: Sarah Frances Eliza DARDEN, negroes Mary and Beady.

Son: Thomas HOLLIDAY, lands descended to me by the death of John HOLLIDAY, the remnant of land that heretofore devised, give (sic) to me by my father Samuel HOLLIDAY, The remnant of land not heretofore devised in the lands purchased by me from Richard L. TYSON; also the remnant not devised in a patent granted to me for thirty acres as reference to the different titles will show containing 600 acres more or less, negro slaves, AGG, Cherry, and Jack, her children, Caesar, Daniel and Edmund.

Sarah W. Bright, Thomas HOLLIDAY and wife Nancy to divide equally the following negroes, Abraham, Jo, Old Caesar, Patiene and Charlotte.Sarah to receive 2 parts, Thomas and Nancy one part each

"I will and devise that all my lands lying in the county of Duplin, containing about four hundred acres, be surveyed and sold by my executors and credit of one or two yeas also the lands I purchased of Sylvestor Brown and known as the Dail Place, containing one hundred and ninety three acres, also the lands I purchased at Sheriffas sale as the property of Mary E. BRIGHT and all the lots I own in Snow Hill on the same credit. I also will that all the balance of my property, of every description not heretofore devised, be sold by my executors on a credit of six months, out of the profits of which and the debts due to me, I wish all my just debts to be paid and the balance to be divided into six parts, of which Sarah W.S. BRIGHT shall be entitled to two chares, and the balance equally divided between my wife, NANCY, Samuel HOLLIDAY, Frances GARLAND, wife of Josiah GARLAND, and Thomas HOLLIDAY."
Executors, sons John and Thomas HOLLLIDAY
signed and sealed 30 July 1832

Codicil made 11 Aug 1835
land lent to Wm. HOLLIDAY if he should retun by March 1853, be divided into three equal parts, the lines running east and west, and my daughter Sarah BRIGHT to have two shares and my son Thomas HOLLIDAY one share of said land.

negro man Read given as the land to Wm., now to be ldisposed of in the same way as negroes Abraham, Jo, Caesar, Patience, and Charlotte.

Negro girl Charlotte be disposed of and held in the same way and under the same restrictions by my granddaghter Ann Elizabeth Titus HOLLIDAY as negroes Anica and Mariah heretofore given to her by my last will and testament- negroes given to my granddaughter Sarah Frances Eliza DADEN,viz. Mary, Lucinda (a child of Mary born since the sealing of the will) and Beady I wish to be disposed of as negroes Abraham, Jo, Old Caesar, and Patience.

in addition to the executors named in the original will, Sarah BRIGHT is also appointed.

Signed William HOLLIDAY
11 Aug 1835

Witnesses J.S. Hanks and Tillman HOLLIDAY

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Nancy Holliday, 1844. (Monroe Co., MS)

Copy of original Will found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, North Carolina - Vertical File #08793-2

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Although Nancy Holliday? will is from Monroe County MS, it is attached to the Will of William Holliday of Greene Co. NC and same persons mentioned and with same Vertical file # from LCC.

Written 6 November 1844 Probate 6 June 1848.

In the Name of God, amen. I Nancy Holliday being in delicate health but sound in mind and of disposing memory do make publish and declare this instrument to be my LW&T.

I give to my beloved daughter Sarah W.S. Bright one feather bed and furniture
To grandaughter Ann Titus Fortson one feather bed and furniture
I give to grandaughter Ann Holliday one feather bed and furniture
I give to my grandaughter Mary Ann Holliday one feather bed and furniture
I give and bequeath to Ann Elizabeth Garland fifty dollars.
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Holliday the following Negros: Old Seazar,Beady, and Willis.. all my stock of horses cows and hogs, all money I possess or may be due me at my death and lastly all my kitchen and household furniture.
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Holliday the benefit that he has heretofore or that he may hereafter realize from the services of the Negros bequeathed me for life by my husband William Holliday.
I nominate and appoint my son John Holliday my executor to this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I do set my mark and affix my seal 6 November 1844.

Nancy X Holliday

In presence of William Blanchard.

As a part and parcel of this my LW&T I wish to add that in case my son Thomas Holliday should die without heirs legally begotten that my sons Samuel and John Holliday may inherit what I have herein bequeathed to him, Thomas Holliday. Witness my hand and seal 6 November 1844, Nancy X Holliday Witness: William A. Blanchard

State of MS, Monroe County Probate Court June 1848

Convened first Monday in June 1848 and personally appeared William Blanchard witness to the annexed instrument Purporting to be LW&T and codicil of Nancy Holliday late of said county deceased bearing date of 6 Nov. 1844 said she signed the instrument in his presence on date given and was of sound mind and memory, signed William A. Blanchard. Open court 6 June 1848 T.W. Williams, Clerk

Contributed by Martha Mewborn Marble

Holliday, Thomas 1866

Source: Evans Memorial Library
Written: 1866


Typed copy sent by Julia Dixon Stout for posting. Thomas Holliday was born in Greene County, NC and moved to Mississippi with his parents.

From Evans Memorial Library, Genealogical File Holliday Collection

The State of Mississippi, Monroe County S. C. T.

In the name of God amen: I, THOMAS Holliday, of said County and State, being now of sound and disposing mind and memory, but mindful of the close of my life at some day and desiring to dispose of my estate, by Will and testament, so hereby make the following my last Will and testament thereby revoking all others by me heretofore made.

Imprimis: I wish my just debts, and funeral expenses paid out of any money on hand at my death.

Item I. To my nephew JOHN HOLLIDAY, the son of my brother JOHN HOLLIDAY, of Aberdeen, Mississippi, I give my double barrell shotgun.

Item 2. To my niece, MARY ANN HOLLIDAY, daughter of my said brother JOHN, I give the sum of three thousand dollars, in case, in currency.

Item 3. I have secretly agreed with my nephew BENJAMIN P. HOLLIDAY son of my said brother JOHN, to enter into a retail mercantile business in the town of Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, in partnership with said BENJAMIN; and to that end have placed under his control, in cotton and in coin, about four thousand dollars, part of which is but to him to help make up his part of the capitol of the concern. To the same end I have also purchased from Murdock & Parchman in said town of Okolona a lot of ground on which I have caused to be built a store house and fixtures, which house & lot I value at fifteen hundred dollars in currency. I hereby give and devise to my said nephew BENJAMIN in fee simple the said store house & lot at said valuation of fifteen hundred dollars; and out of said means placed under his control for said mercantile retail business I bequeathe to him enough more to make up to him three thousand dollars in currency, including the store house and lot at said valuation, so as to make him equal in benefit under this will to his said sister MARY ANNE.

Item 4. All the rest and residue of the estate of which I may die seized and possessed, or which may be due to me, and of whatever nature it may be, in possession or in action, and in law or Equity, I hereby devise and bequeath in fee simple to my said brother JOHN HOLLIDAY of Aberdeen and to his heirs forever. (which it shall be optional with himself to comply with, and is not coupled with this devise and bequest as a condition thereof), viz: - that at such time and in such manner as he may deem best and most suitable, he shall so dispose of the residuary and estate here devised and bequeathed to him with all of his children of his present marriage shall receive equal benefit from my estate ultimately, charging therein to MARY ANNE and BENJAMIN the aforesaid provisions made for them therein in and by Items two and three. His children are all alike beloved by me, and I would like for them at the proper time to derive equal advantage from my entire estate. This however is left optional with himself, as above expressed. I trust along to his impartial affection and justice toward his said children, and his respect for my private wishes.

Item 5. I hereby appoint my said brother JOHN HOLLIDAY sole executor of this my last Will and testament, and I direct that he be allowed to qualify as such without giving Security on his bond.

In testimony of the foregoing I here to set my hand and affix my seal this twenty seventh day of October AD eighteen hundred and sixty six.

Thos. Holliday

The foregoing Signed, Sealed and published and declared by THOMAS HOLLIDAY on the 27th day of October AD 1866 and as for his last Will and testament, in the presence of us, who here attest the same at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other.


(on the back) Probate Court, Dec. Term 1866
The within Will examined and approved Dec. 5th and admitted to Probate and ordered to be recorded and filed.
Judge of Probate

Recorded Dec. 15th /66
In Inventory 20 page 138
J. R. Gilleylen, clerk

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