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Thomas Jessup (b. July 10, 1715, d. December 13, 1783)Thomas Jessup (son of Thomas Jessup and Rachel Pease) was born July 10, 1715 in Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, England, and died December 13, 1783 in Guilford County, North Carolina.He married Sarah Small on December 13, 1736 in Carteret or Perquimans Co. North Carolina, daughter of Benjamin Small and Mary Knight ?.
Notes for Thomas Jessup:
Randolph Co. IN sketch of Levi Jessup says he came to America when he was 7, from near Leeds in Yorkshire, Engl, and landed at New Berne, NC about 1722.
He came to America with his father in 1722 when he was 7.In 1760 he was living in Perquimans Co. NC and in 1766 he was living in Orange Co. NC.His Quaker memberhsip moved back and forth between Perquimans and Orange Co (which later became Guilford Co) On March 15, 1781 his farm, still known as the Jessup farm was used by British commander Cornwallis as his headquarters during the Battle of Guilford County Courthouse during the American Revolution.After the battle, wounded from both the American and British forces were cared for by the Jessup family and other Quakersin the Jessup farmhouse.For his service in the American Revolution Thomas Jessup was named a DAR Patriot.
His third wife, Ann Matthews Floyd Jessup, was a well-known Quaker minister and made many preaching missions to the northern United States and England.
Will of Thomas Jessop
I, Thomas Jessup, of Guilford Co. in NC, planter, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
Imprimis:My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged in due time.
Item. I give to my beloved wife, Ann Jessop, the use and profits of the plantation I now live upon (except the part of it which I give to my son Jacob, which was run off by Jesse Williams), with all the cattle and sheep that are theron, and what cattle I have at Tom's Creek now in possession of my son Joseph Jessop;also all my household furniture which remains unmentioned in this will, and ploughing gears, and all other utensils that are now on my plantation for tilling the ground, during her widowhood or till my son Jonathon Jessup comes of age;then only 1/2 the profits during her widowhood; also I give unto her the horse Dick, 1 feather bed and furniture, and the lawful interest on 30 pounds during her life.
Item.I give unto my son Joseph Jessop my bald eagle mare, shoemaker's tools, beaver hat, curry knife, a pair of new boots, razor and strap and a piece of cloth sent for by William Wilson.
Item.I give unto my son Thomas Jessop 70 pounds specie.
Item.I give unto my sons Timothy, Caleb and William Jessop and my daughter Mary Hussey, each of them 5 shillings.
Item.I give unto my son Jacob Jessop, that end of my land which ne now lives on to the line which was run by Jesse Williams, to him , his heirs, and assigns forever.
Item.I give unto my son Jonathan Jessop all the remaining part of my plantation and land whereon I now live, with all thereunto belonging, except 1/2 the profits which I have reserved for my wife during her widowhood, to him, his heirs, and assigns forever.
Item.I give unto my daughter Sarah Jessop 5 shillings.
Item.I give unto my daughters Hannah and Ann Jessop each of them a feather bed, and furniture, and at the age of 18 or marriage 25 pounds each.
Item.I give unto my sons Timothy and William all my carpenter's and cooper's tools.
Item.I give unto my son Jonathon Jessop , my blazed-face mare, with all the remaining part of my stock.
Item.I give unto my sons, Joseph, Thomas, Timothy, Caleb, William, and Jacob all the remaining part of my wearing apparel, to be equally divided amongst them.
Item.I give all the remaining part of my estate, of whatever name or nature, unto my 7 sons andl daughter, namely; Joseph, Thomas, Timothy, Caleb, William, Jacob, and Jonathon, and my daughter, Mary Hussey, to be equally divided amongst them.And it is my will that if either of my youngest daughters, Hannah or Ann Jessop, die without heirs, the survivor have the deceased legacy; and if both of them die without heirs, that my son Jonathan have their legacies; and if my son Jonathan die in his minority or without heirs, that my son Joseph's eldest son Jacob have the land which I have willed to my son Jonathon, and the remaining part of his legacy to be divided amongst all my children before named, except Sarah.And if my grandson Jacob Jessop above named should die in his minority or without heirs, that the land herein directed by divided amongst all my children before named, except Sarah.
I have made my friend William Wilson my attorney to sell my lands in Chowan and Perquimans Co.And it is my will that at the decease of my wife the houseold stuff then remaining be equally divided between my 2 daughters, Ann and Hannah.
Lastly, I do make and constitute my beloved son Joseph Jessop, and my friend William Coffin, Jr. joint executors of this my last will and testament.
Nov 20, 1783.
More About Thomas Jessup:
Burial: Unknown, Friends Cemetery, New Garden, Guilford NC.
More About Thomas Jessup and Sarah Small:
Marriage: December 13, 1736, Carteret or Perquimans Co. North Carolina.
Children of Thomas Jessup and Sarah Small are:
- +Thomas Jessup, b. January 10, 1745/46, Perquimans County, North Carolina699, d. July 11, 1819, Sand Creek, Washington County, Indiana.