Rutherford County NC WIll Abstracts 1822-1833 (Davis)
from D:117 David Wortman 6 June 1818 april Ct 1830
"Son, Daniel, land lying on head of Wards creek as his deed of conveyance calls for, 125a."
"Son-in-law, John Hoyle & his wife, my dau., Rebecca Hoyle, 125a. lying on Knobs Creek and Wards Creek agreeable to deed heretofore made."
"Son, Michael, 133a whereon he now lives to conditional line run by And. Taylor between Elizabeth Wortman and Sd. Michael."
"Dau., Elizabeth Wortman, 133a, on Wards Creek adj. Michael Wortman also 1 cow, 2 heifers, 6 pewter plates, 1 pewter basin, 1 pewter dish, 1 iron pot, 1 spinning stool, ? bed & furn. Wife Mary Margaret, the dau of Christopher Kenetr, all cows, horses, hogs, household furn. at her death or marriage ? to be sold & money equally divided among all my children. Wife to have priviledge to live on my land during her life or widowhood, to make use of the timber."
Extrs R.H. Taylor, James McNeely Wit: James McFarland Robert Deveny,Jurat ? Thomas, William Hull
August 24, 1793, Rutherford Co, NC Will Book B, 1791-1813, pg. 58:John Hetterbrand, Administrator of the estate of Chrstopher Conester deceased of the County of Rutherford, NC, impowered James Chitwood or his heirs to make a title to a 50 acre tract of land "on the waters of Wards Creek which was entered by Christopher Conester and the said place that Daniel Wortman now lives on".Samuel Carpenter, SamuelSwan and Benjamin Beaver were witnesses.