Jerusha HUNTLEY married Antipas TISDALE and they were the parents of one son and three daughters, and were living in Newbern, Craven County, North Carolina when Antipas died. Due to the Law of Primogeniture, the eldest son (in this case the only son) inherited the property (a house and lot) of his deceased father. Some time after Antipas' death, Jerusha went to live with one of her daughters, Mrs. Spencer, in Anson County and at some point married Nathaniel SCOTT who also died in Anson County.
Enoch Tisdale, the son, soon died intestate without ever marrying or leaving children; his mother, widow Jerusha, had already remarried to Nathaniel Scott in Anson County. Jerusha relinquished her right of dower to the property at which time it became the property of her three daughters and their husbands.
At some point, the house was occupied by an unauthorized person and he was evicted by the then-owners (the three daughters and their husbands) which resulted in a law suit . . .and among those records is a Deposition [1 Feb. 1791] signed by Jerusha (Huntley Tisdale) Scott referring to her three daughters, and their husbands who were the plaintiffs in the law suit:
Samuel SPENCER and his wife Sybil,
Holden WADE and his wife Lydia and
Joseph SPENCER and his wife Sarah.
WILL of JERUSHA HUNTLEY TISDALE SCOTT
In the name of God, amen.
I Jerusha Scott of the county of Anson and State of North Carolina, do make and ordain this as my last will and testament hereby disannulling and revoking all former wills by me made
In the first place I recommend my soul to the care of that immortal being who gave it and my body to the grave to be buried in such manner as shall seem good to my executor hereafter named and as to such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner (to wit)
I give and bequeath to my daughter, Lidia Wade, my negroe girl Hannah and a bond or note of hand given by said Lidia Wade to me for five hundred dollars and also all my lands to her the said Lidia Wade and to her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sally Wade my negroe girl named Jinny to her the said Sally Wade forever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Spencer my Negro boy named Ned and my girl Candy to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my grandson Tisdale Spencer my negroe boy Tom to him and his heirs forever.
After paying my just debts I give & bequeath the remainder of my property to be equally divided between my two daughters Lidia Wade and Sarah Spencer share and share alike.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved daughter Lidia Wade my executrix and my son-in-law Joseph Spencer my executor to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said Jerusha Scott hath hereunto set my hand & seal this 25th March 1805.
Signed sealed published & delivered in the presence of}
Jerusha (X) Scott
Joseph Pickett & John Jennings