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Benjamin Small (b. Abt. 1691, d. Bef. March 1751/52)Benjamin Small (son of John Small and Alce Hollowell) was born Abt. 1691 in Virginia, and died Bef. March 1751/52 in Carteret County, North Carolina.He married Mary Knight ?.
Notes for Benjamin Small:
Benjamin moved from VA to NC in 1737.He was granted 100 acres of land on the west side of Deep River Swamp and later added 400 more acres.When the Spanish threatened Beaufort Harbor Benjamin was on a list of men who appeared todefend the town.He served 4 day.s
Will-N.C. Wills-Ye 30 of ye eleventh month called Jan. 1751, I Benjamin Small, of Carteret in the Province of NC being sick, but of perfect memory Thanks be to God and calling to mind the mortality of my Body do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
My will and desire is that first of all my just debts and funeral charges be paid.
Item-I leave my loving wife Miriam Small the house of my plantation and all the improvements belonging therein with 100 acres of land (and 20) joining to the same, during her natural life, I likewise give to her all that part of my estate that was her property before I married her and thay way given her by her father since then......
Item-I give to my son Benjamin Small l bed tick that he made himself and furniture I gave him, my desire to make up the feathers.I likewise give to Benjamin the plantation I bought of David Baly and is conveyed to him by a deed bearing date 1751, and 1 pott and 2 putter dishes.
I give to my son Jonas Small 1 feather bed and furniture, 2 cows and calves, 1 grate chest, 1 iron pott. I likewise give to my son Jonas 100 acres of landjoining to my son Benjamin.....
I give to my son Amos 1 feather bed and furniture, 1 cow and calf, 1 ewe and lamb.Likewise I give to my son Amos 100 acres of land joing to Thomas Jessop's land......
I give to my son John Knite Small 1 feather bed and furniture, 2 cows and calves. Likewise I give to my son John my plantation after my aforesaid wife decease.
I give to my dafter Sarah Jessop 1 silk skin trunk, besides what I gave her at her marriage, which was 1 feather bed, 2 puter dishes and 3 plates, and since she moved to Core Sound I gave her 4 cows and calves, 2 ewes and lambs.
I give the use of my water mill to my wife and fore sons, equally between them if they stay near this place but if they remove out they have no right in her.
I give all the rest of my estate to be equally divided among my wife and fore sons, Benjamin, Jonas, Amos, and John Knight Small.I further nominate my wife to be my executrix and my son Benjamin to be my executor.
March court, 1752.Carteret Co. NC.
Children of Benjamin Small and Mary Knight ? are:
- +Sarah Small, b. June 03, 1717, Perquimans County, North Carolina, d. January 16, 1757, Guilford County, North Carolina.