Facts and Events
- Will of Joseph Kennedy, 8 April 1777, of the County of Mecklenburg, being very sick & weak in body... to wife Esther Kennedy, the plantation on which I now live 242 acres on waters of four mile creek, negro wench named Phillis until my son Joseph Kennedy comes to the age of 21, negro fellow Nero until my son David Kennedy comes to the age of 21, negro Hannah until my son Samuel comes to the age of 21; children to be constantly kept at school as their capacities will admit of; to my son Joseph Kennedy 116 acres on waters of four mile creek & a tract of 85 acres adj. it, and to have negro Phillis; to son David Kennedy, two tracts containing 550 acres, one 250 acres, the other 300 acres, formerly the property of Charles Mason, negro Nero; to son Samuel Kennedy, one Lott in the town of Charlotte, adj. John Sprinsteen & Daniel O'Cain with the improvement of a brick house, also plantation I now live on 200 acres and to pay his brother Joseph £50; exrs. to make sale of 1,000 acres upon waters of Catawba including the mountain island, also 400 acres on Twelve Mile Creek, also 100 acres on great road leading to Charleston within one mile of Widow Starrs, also 100 acres on the middle fork of Tyger River and three lots in Charlotte...
- (Signed) Joseph Kennedy [Seal]
- Exrs. wife Esther Kennedy, Thomas Downs & John Kennedy & Mary Curran. Also that the plantation in Pennsylvania in Hanover Township to be divided between wife & sons.
- Mary Baldwin
- Mary Curran, Jurat
- Jane Sprout (X)
- Proved 13 January 1778
- Will Book D, pp. 123-126. C.R. 065.801.19
- [Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790, by Brent Holcomb, pg. 34].
- [Note: Mary Curran listed in the will above was the mother-in-law of Joseph Kennedy].
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.