Owen Gallimore was the son of Elisha Gallimore and Margaret Emerson - of Davidson County, NC.The following is a copy of his will:
"I OWEN GALLIMORE of the County of Davidson and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of my existence and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament revoking all other wills and testaments in manner and form as follows.
First my executer here in after named to pay all my just debts out of my estate and provide a suitable burial for my body.
Second I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth the tract of land where on I now live including all the building and improvements as well Eighty five acres on the west side of said tract together with all my stock excepting such as I give go my children out of such stock to have and to hold during her natural life or as long as she remains my widow and after her death or marriage the said estate to be divided equally between my children (namely) Joel Clark, Martha Maranda , Cynthia Casandra.
Third I will and bequeath to my son Joel Clark a tract of land known as the Cody (or Coely?) tract containing eighty one acres adjoining the land of Tesse (or Gusse??) Kindly the home tract and others One sorrel horse, the hogs which he now claims three sheep One saddle and bridle one desk & ________? one bed.
Fourth I will and bequeath to my daughter Martha Maranda a certain piece of land adjoining the lands of Henderson Fine being a part of the home tract. One cow and calf or the value of the same, three sheep one bed and furniture.
Fifth. Cyntha Casan I will and bequeath a certain piece of land adjoining George Headrett, it being a part of the home tract, One cow and calf or the value of, three sheep, one bed and furniture.
Lastly I appoint my trusty Brother and friend my executor Jesse Gallimore to execute this my last will and testament to all intent and purpose in testimony where of I have unto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of October 1864. Witnesses: Jesse Gallimore Silas Wright Sussanah Kindley"
I know Jesse Gallimore was Owen's brother and Silas Wright was Jesse's brother-in-law (brother to Ruth Wright, who married Jesse).
What I don't know (and am trying to find out) - is who is Sussanah Kindley and is she bear any relationship to the Gallimore/Wright families?It's possible that Kindley may be her married name.
Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.