Person:Needham Bryan (2)

m. 1 Jun 1688
  1. Needham Bryan, Sr.1690 - 1770
  2. John BryanAbt 1700 -
  3. Alice BryanAbt 1700 -
  4. Mary W. Bryan1705 - 1780
  5. William BryanAbt 1710 -
m. 11 Nov 1711
  1. Rachel Bryan1723 - 1780
  2. William Bryan1724 - 1785
  3. Colonel Needham Bryan1726 - Abt 1784
m. 14 Aug 1732
m. 20 Jun 1753
Facts and Events
Name Needham Bryan, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? 23 Feb 1690 Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
Marriage 11 Nov 1711 to Annie Rombeau
Occupation? 1732 Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesJustice of Peace
Marriage 14 Aug 1732 Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesSnowfield Plantation
to Susannah Harrell
Occupation? 1739 Justice of Peace
Occupation? From 1745 to 1746 Justice of Peace
Occupation? From 1750 to 1759 Johnston, North Carolina, United StatesAssemblyman
Marriage 20 Jun 1753 Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesSnowfield Plantation
to Sarah Woodward
Will? 23 Sep 1767 Johnston, North Carolina, United StatesWill dated
Death? 2 Jan 1770 Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesSnowfield Plantation
Burial? Bertie, North Carolina, United StatesSnowfield
Probate? 1770 Johnston, North Carolina, United States

Will Transcript

Will and Settlement of Needham Bryan, Sr., Bertie County, NC.
In the name of God Amen the Twentie Third day of September in the year of Our Lord 1767, I Needham Bryan of North Carolina in the County of Bartie farmer being very sick in body but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be Given unto God for the Same and Caling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my Last will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be burid in a Cristian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing douting but that at the general Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the mity power of God and as Touchen such wordly Estate whearwith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and forme
Imprimis I give and bequeath SARAH my dearly beloved wife one feather bed and furniture the chose of all my beds one horse choise as she likes side saddell and bridell and after her decease to go into the estate.
Item I give to my gran son WILLIAM BRYAN the son of my son WILLIAM my still and my stock of smiths tools.
Item I give and bequeath to my fore gran sons EZEKIL WILLIAMS LEWIS GARDNER and JOHSEPH JARNIGHAN and my daughters son WILLIAM hur first born each of them a cr[torn]lin and bequeath to SUSANA HARRELL one [torn] called Anny ?
Item and bequeath to young JACOB JARNIGHAN three pounds out of my estate when sheared and after my debts is paid. I do lend all my hole estate to my wife and my gran son WILLIAM BRYAN that now lives with me and after my wifes widowhood to be eaqually devided to my three children all but he has in razen? that his shear all rest to my son NEEDHAM an WILLIAM and daughter RACHELL and my son NEEDHAM and son WILLIAM and my son in law WILLIAM WHITFIELD for every one of them ot chuse them a man to vally and devide to three lots and each to take their shear and I do make and ordain my two sons NEEDHAM BRYAN and WILLIAM BRYAN my sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revouk and disannull and all and every other forms testaments and wills and legases bequeaths and executors by me in any wise before this time named or ment.
In witness wheeof I have heir unto set my hand and seal this day and year above ritten. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by me the said NEEDHAM BRYAN SENER as his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers.
William Turner Jurat
James Turner
Joseph Turner
Proved in March Court, 1770; Bertie Co., NC, Will Book 2, page 8.
[Source: Bryan Family file in the NC State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina]