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Friday, March 13, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: John Greer's Bequests to His Daughters Ann Mitchell and Hannah Demoss

Excerpt from will of John Greer, 2 April 1782, Wilkes County, North Carolina, Wills. North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, FamilySearch.

In his will, dated 2 April 1782, my 7th-great-grandfather John Greer included the following bequests to his daughters Ann Mitchell and Hannah Demoss:

I also give & bequeath to my daughter Ann Mitchell a certain negro girl named Pheby which she has now in possession & no more

I also give and bequeath to my daughter Hanah Demoss a certain negro girl named Hanah which she has now in possession

John Greer's daughter Hannah was the wife of Abraham Louis (or Lewis) Demoss (or DeMoss). The 1790 United States census enumeration for Wilkes County, North Carolina shows that the household of Louis Demoss included 5 slaves.

1790 United States Census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, page 149, Available from 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

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