464. Joshua Trueblood was born 25 Mar 1726/1728 in Abermarle Stanley Co. NC. He died 10/19 Nov 1761 in Symons Creek, Pasquotank Co., NJ and was buried in Friends Cemetery, Narrows, Pasquotank Co. NJ. Joshua married Miriam Morris on 02 Sep/Nov 1749 in Pasquotank Co. NJ.
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North Carolina ) Know all men by these Presents that Pasquotank County) I Joshua Trueblood of the County and Province aforesaid, Planter, do make and ordain these presents contain my last Will and Testament for the disposal of such wordly Estate
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life in manner and form following. Viz. – First I will that all my Just debts and funeral Expenses to be paid out of my Estate
in convenient time after my decease.
Imprimus I give to my Son Aaron Trueblood a Tract of Land and plantation wherein I now live containing thirty acres, be the same more or less, to him and his heirs forever, also my Negro man named Sammy also one feather bed and furniture, and my new gun, two half gallon pewter basons.
Item I give to my Son Thomas Trueblood a Tract of wood land that I bought of Abel Trueblood, Containing Eighty two acres, be the Same more or less, to him and his heirs and assigns forever, also my Negro Girl named Hannah with all the increase she shall
happen to have after the date hereof to him, and his heirs forever, also one large iron pot, one gallon pewter basin, also one Small pewter basin.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Trueblood my negro girl named Phebe, with all her increase to her and her heirs forever also one small irin pot also my grey horse
Item My will is that my loving wife Miriam Trueblood shall have the use and benefit of my land and Plantation whereon I now live during the term of her natural life, also I ???? the use and labour of my Negro woman Rose during her natural life, also my bay mare and side saddle, also five head of cattle and six pewter plates, one middle sized irin pot, and one small irin pot, one dozen Spoons, also one black walnut wheel, also Three
Item I give and bequesth to my daughters Mary Trueblood and Susanna Trueblood, after the decease of my loving wife Miriam Trueblood, my Negro woman called Rose
with all the increase She Shall happen to have after the date hereof to them and Their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give all the residue or remaining part of my Estate not before mentioned in This will to be Equally divided between my four children, viz. Mary Trueblood Susanna Trueblood, Aarin Trueblood, and Thomas Trueblood to there and their disposal forever.
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving wife Miriam Trueblood Executive, and Abel Trueblood Executor of
This my last Will and Testament, hereby disannulling and disallowing all and every other former Will, or Wills Legacies bequest or Executors, before this time by me named Willed and bequesthed. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal This Seventeenth day of the Eleventh month called November one Thousand Seven hundred and sixty one, Signed, Sealed published, pronounced and declared to be and contain this my last Will and Testament, in the presence of
Test. Aaron Morris ) Joshua Trueblood (seal)
Caleb Cassey ) Jural‑Pasquotank County
Caleb Trueblood ) January Court ?? 1762
Present his Majesties Justicies
These may certify that Caleb Trueblood appeared in open Court and in his Solemn affirmation declared that he was present and Saw Joshua Trueblood Sign Seal publish and pronounce the within to be and contain his last Will and Testament, and that he was at that time Sound and disposing memory and that also Saw Aaron Morris and Caleb Cassey Sign Their names thereunto, at the Same time they appeared Miriam Trueblood Executor, and was duely qualified. Ordered that the Honorable Richard Straight Esq. Secretary have notice that letters may issue
465. Miriam Morris was born 14 Mar 1732/1733 in Symons Creek, Pasquotank Co., NJ. She died 13 Dec 1789 in Pasquotank Co. NJ.