Josiah Perry

Birth Name Perry, Josiah [1]
Gramps ID I0036
Gender male
Age at Death 79 years, 1 month, 13 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E0030] 1741-11-19 Chowan Co, North Carolina  

 
Marriage [E0032] 1761 Pasquotank Co, North Carolina  

 
Will [E1066] 1820 Bertie County, North Carolina  

Event Note

Will of Josiah Perry:
In the name of God Amen that I Josiah Perry of Bertie County and State
of North Carolina being in good health & of a sound mind & disposing
memmory and knowing how nessary it is for all men once to die and make
such disposal of their worldly Estate as will leave no Room for contention
hereafter do make and publish this my last will and testament in form and
manner as follows. Viz
1st I give and bequeath unto my son William Perry One Negro man Jack now
in his possession with what he has received already to him & his Heirs
forever it being his full Share of my Estate.
2nd I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Salley Stephens One Negro woman
Rachel now in her possession with what other she has already recd. to her
and her Heirs forever it being her full portion of my Estate.
3rd I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Christian Walton One Negro
woman Pat with what other she has already recd. to her and her Heirs
forever it being her full portion of my Estate.
4th I give and bequeath unto my Son John Perry One Negro boy Nelson now
in his possession with what other he has received it being his full
portion of my Estate.
5th I give and bequeath unto my Son Josiah Perry One Negro names Eliza
now in his possession with what he has received it being his full
portion of my Estate.
6th I give and bequeath unto my grand son Samuel Jenkins one Negro man
Buck to him and his Heirs forever -------
7th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Bershabe Garrett one half of
the money that shall arise from the sale of a tract of land bought by me
of Sollomon Saunders lying in Edgecombe County (which said tract of Land
has already been sold) to her & her Heirs forever it being her full
portion of my Estate.
8th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Jinkins & Grand Daughter
Salley Odom the Remaining half of the money arising from the said Sale of
the aforesaid tract of land bought by me of Solloman Saunders to them and
their Heirs forever to be Equally Divided between them the said Mary
Jinkins & Salley Odom it being their full Share of my Estate. --------
9th I give and bequeath unto my grand son Jeremiah Perry son of James
Perry dec'd the following Negroes one boy (Dave, Esther & her child
George. I also give and bequeath unto the said Jeremiah Perry one tract of
land bought by me of Wm. Saunders lying in the County Edgecombe the above
Negroes & land to him and his heirs forever provided however if he the
said Jeremiah Perry should die without Lawful Issue then & in that case I
give the said Negroes and Land to my grand children Josiah Balfour, Joseph
J Mercer, Lanston P Sessoms & Joseph J Jinkins. the surviving or survivers
of them & their Heirs forever.---------
10th I give and bequeath to my daughter Celia Rayner one Negro boy Isau
now in her possession and all other property such as she has already rec'd
and also one Negro girl Rose for and During her natural life and after her
Death to all the children she now has or may have hereafter to be equally
Divided amongst them to them and their Heirs forever------
11th I give and bequeath to my son Freeman Perry a tract of land I bought
of Isaac H. Ward & ninety five acres in Kiss ? Glade & also my part of the
Colerain Fishery to him & his heirs forever-----
12th I give and bequeath to my grandchildren sons & Daughters of Freeman
Perry which he now has or hereafter may have the following property to be
Equally Divided Amongst them (Viz) one tract of land where on I now live
(with the Exception of a home I shall hereafter make to my wife) and the
tract of Land I bought of Jacob Perry also the following Negroes (viz)
Ruffin, Lucy, Rosetty, Martiller & Ben Demcee Dinnah & Andrew. With the
following condition That my son Freeman Perry do keep the above property
During his life & the net proceeds arising there from for him to apply to
the various clothing, schooling all his children and after his death to
them & their Heirs forever -------
13th I give and bequeath un to my Daughter Nancy Balfour the following
Negroes named Tony & Bridget David & Seller Carter Rose V and all her
children to her during her Natural life and then to her surviving children
to them & their Heirs forever. --------
14th I lend unto my Daughter Frusanna Mercer the following Negroes (viz)
Anthony, Moses, Marty, Jenny, Rose V and all her children to her during
her life & then to her children to be Equally Divided amongst them &
their Heirs forever---------
15th I give & bequeath unto my two daughters Nancy Balfour & Frusanna
Mercer a certain track of Land lying in Edgecombe County which I bought of
Phillip Cosway? lying over Jiny Creek in the piney woods to be sold and
the money arrising there from to be Divided in the following manner (viz)
Nancy Balfour to have One hundred dollars more out of the sale than
Frusanna Mercer to them & their heirs forever.---
16th I give unto my Grand Children sons & Daughters of Penelope Sessoms
which she now have or hereafter may have the following property to be
equally Divided amongst them (viz) all the old plantation Land I bought of
James Walten also Piney Redduck Winey Slah Judah & her children Cloe & her
children with the following consideration that my Daughter Penelope
Sessoms do keep the above property during her life & the net proceeds
arising there from for to be applied in various clothing & schooling all
her children & after her Death to them & their Heirs forever -------
17th I lend unto my Daughter Amelicent Simmons one tract of land bought of
Isac Perry containing one Hundred & thirty three acres also the following
Negroes (viz) Ned, Annis, Eneriah, and Arthur with all the Property she
has rec'd during her Natural life and after her death to be Equally
divided between the children she now & may hereafter have to them and
their Heirs forever------
18th I lend unto my Beloved wife Amelicent Perry all my Black smith tools,
Cooper tools, & the following Negroes (viz) York, Bridget, Pat, Tamar, &
children, Haywood Simon Dick & George my Brandy still also one third part
of the land & plantation whereon I now live bounded as follows Beginning
at Timothy Walton's line at the part leading from my house to said
Walton's Avenue which leads to pine Tree Store formerly Belonging to James
Jones running thence to a pond and through to a small Branch at the School
House thence along the cart path which leads to where the old school house
stood to the Near branch thence down said branch to barbecue Swamp thence
down the said Swamp to Timothy Walton's line thence along his line to the
first station. I also lend my beloved wife as much land on the South Side
of the Near branch as shall make pines enough to . . .. .......(line
missing) .. . . of that purpose also the lightwood on the South side of
the Road which is or may be on the Land which I exchanged with James Ward
for the pines & lightwood thereon growing & standing there lands to be
given up when Each of us are done making Tar & Turpentine on Each Track &
Exchanged for the purpose aforesaid to have the said property during the
period of her Natural life.
19th I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife the following Negroes (viz)
Toby, Cynder & her children, Jack, Sabra, & Silva with all the remaining
paart of my Estate not otherwise disposed of after all my Just Debts are
paid and funeral Expenses Discharged by my Exet. to her & her heirs for
Ever. I also lend my beloved wife during her Natural life that part of
Liberty Hill Fishery that I bought of John Winbon & wife and after her
death I bind unto my son Freeman Perry & Daughter Amilicient Simons the
said land & fishery to them & their Heirs forever-------
20th I lend unto my son Freeman Perry the following Property after the
Death of my wife and after his Death to his heirs forever namely one
Brandy still & three Negroes to say York Bridget & Pat--------
21st It hereby is my Desire that the Court should appoint some proper
person to be guardians to my grandchildren sons & daughters of Freeman
Perry touching all the Legacy given them in this my last will &
Testament---- & I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my wife
Amilicent Perry & John Simons Executrix & Executor to this my last will &
Testament ....(.line in fold)...... by me made & declaring this to be my
last will & Testament In Witness I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my
seal this the 25th day of April Anno Domina 1820 Josiah Perry
Signed sealed & acknowledged in presents of us.
Jas. Ward & Benj. Hill
I hereby revoke so much of the 12th item as relate to a Negro boy Andrew
(which was given to Freeman Perry Children) it is my desire that my
Executer and Executrix sell the said boy Andrew & the money arising there
from to be at my wife Amilicent Perry's disposal this annexed to making a
part of my Last will & Testament made the 20th day of April 1920. Witness
I have hereunto set my hand & append my seal this the 3rd day of June 1820
Josiah Perry ( very shakey signature)
Witness: Jas Ward Benj Hill
North Carolina, I Josiah Perry of Bertie County. Low in Health tho of a
sound mind & Disposing memory do hereby annex this my Last Will &
Testament dated the 20 day of April 1820 and make part of my last Will.
Item 1st I lend to my four Daughters (Viz) Celia Rayner, Penelope Sessoms,
Frusanna Mercer, Milicent Simons the following Negroes (Viz) (Tamar,
Haywood, Pomp, Dick, George & Simon) that frusanna Mercer have two fifths
of the above property after my wife Death (& Celia Rayner, Penelope
Sessoms, & Milicent Simons one fifth Each) During their lives & after
their Death I give the said Negroes to their children & their Heirs
forever.
Item 2 I hereby Revoke so much of .(15th)...... Sexton as relates to a
Certain Tract of land lying in Edgecombe County which I bought of Phillip
Cosway? lying over Jerry Creek in the piney woods, which I give the whole
of said land to my Daughter frusanna Mercer to her her heirs & assigns
forever.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this the
19th day of June Anna Domni 1820.
Signed sealed & acknowledged Josiah Perry
in presents of Jas Ward Benj Hill
State of North Carolina Bertie County August Term 1820
Last will of Josiah Perry decd and also the codicils hereunto annexed was
proven in open court by the oaths of Benj. Hill and James Ward the
subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded at the same time
Milicent Perry & John Simons the Executors therein named Qualified as such
Test. E. A. Rhodes. Recorded Book G page 80 transcribed from microfilm
of the original will by Sally Koestler.

 

 
Death [E0031] 1821 Bertie Co, North Carolina  

 

Parents

Father John Perry [I0050]
Mother Sarah Walton [I0051]
Siblings
  1. Nicholas Perry [I0209]
  2. Anne Perry [I0208]
  3. Grace Perry [I0210]
  4. Isaac Perry [I0211]
  5. Benjamin Perry [I0212]
  6. Sarah Perry [I0213]
  7. James Perry [I0214]
  8. Rachel Perry [I0215]
  9. Ruth Perry [I0216]
  10. Frusanna Perry [I0217]

Families

Married Wife Elizabeth Freeman [I0037]
  Children
  1. William Perry [I0034]
  2. Catherine Perry [I0280]
  3. Beersheba Perry [I0061]
Married Wife Amilicent Freeman [I0284]

Narrative

Perry, Josiah - 1800 Census - Bertie, NC:
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Bertie, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1
Number of Slaves: 20
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 28

Narrative

Perry, Josiah - 1810 Census - Bertie, NC:
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Bertie, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 25
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 29

Narrative

Perry, Josiah - 1820 Census - Bertie, NC:
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Bertie, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Free Colored Persons - Males - 14 thru 25: 1
Free Colored Persons - Females - Under 14: 2
Free Colored Persons - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
Free Colored Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 14: 5
Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 3
Slaves - Males - 45 and over: 2
Slaves - Females - Under 14: 3
Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 3
Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves - Females - 45 and over: 3
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 10
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total Slaves: 21
Total Free Colored Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 33

 

Source References

  1. Import from perry_j.ged [S0000]

Pedigree

  1. John Perry
    1. Sarah Walton
      1. Nicholas Perry
      2. Anne Perry
      3. Josiah Perry
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      4. Grace Perry
      5. Isaac Perry
      6. Benjamin Perry
      7. Sarah Perry
      8. James Perry
      9. Rachel Perry
      10. Ruth Perry
      11. Frusanna Perry

Ancestors