Perils Faced by Early North Carolinians380 persons collected in North Carolina in 1779 to found what is now known as Nashville; but only 134 survived to the end of the year. None of the deaths were by natural means. Six months later only seventy were left alive. The less hardy of the group clearing forests and draining swamps succumbed to fever and ague. Stout-hearted pioneers made their way down Wilderness Road into the North Carolina mountains determined to create homesteads in the New World. They were beset with hardship and Indian warfare. It was a common practice to build a fort and attempt to protect nearby settlements from the tomahawk. Large families were the norm because children were needed as laborers to help tame the wilderness terrain.
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Nash County Wills and Estates
Nash County was formed in 1777 from Edgecombe County. It was named after Brigadier General Francis Nash, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown during the Revolutionary War. During 1855, parts of Nash, Edgecombe, Johnston, and Wayne Counties were combined to form Wilson County, North Carolina.
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Indexes to Wills, Estates, Inventories, Distributions, Annual Returns
- 1778 to 1867
- 1867 to 1897
Images of Nash County Wills and Estates 1778 to 1867Testators: Adams, Sackfield | Adkins, Benjamin | Allen, Arthur | Anderson, Peter | Arrington, Archibald Arrington, Arthur | Arrington, Frances | Arrington, Henry | Arrington, Holman Arrington, John | Arrington, Joseph | Arrington, Mary | Arrington, Nicholas | Arrington, Peter | Arrington, Richard | Arrington, Sarah | Atkinson, Elijah | Atkinson, Henry | Atkinson, James | Bailey, John | Baker, William | Barlow, Samuel | Barnes, Benjamin | Barnes, Charity | Barnes, Elizabeth | Barnes, Jacob | Barnes, James | Barnes, John | Barnes, Mary | Barnes, Piety | Barnes Polley | Barnes, William | Barron, Barnsby | Bass, Isaac | Bass, Jesse | Bass, Lucy | Bass, Mildred | Batchelor, Cullen | Batchelor, Stephen | Batchelor, William | Batman, Wiley | Battle, Benjamin | Battle, James | Beckwith, Amos | Beckwith, Dempsey | Beckwith, Henry | Bell, Arthur | Bell, William | Bellamy, John | Bellamy, William | Bergeron, William | Bilbro, Berryman | Bills, David | Bissett, David | Bissett, John | Bissett, Judith Boddie, George | Boddie, Nathan | Boddie, Patty | Boddie, William | Bone, John | Boon, Ralford | Boreus, Henry | Bottoms, Samuel | Bottoms, Sarah | Boykin, Hardy | Boykin, Jonathan Bradley, James | Brantley, John | Braswell, Benjamin | Braswell, Jacob | Braswell, John | Braswell, Samuel | Braswell, William | Bridges, William | Britton, Charles | Brown, Jeremiah | Brown, John | Bryant, Susan | Bryant, Thomas | Bryant, William | Bunn, Benjamin | Bunn, David | Bunn, Joel | Bunn, Rachel | Bunn, William | Bunting, Sally | Bunting, William | Burt, Elizabeth | Candy, Edward | Carter, Mary | Chardwick, Noah | Clinch, Edward | Clinch, Joseph | Cockrell, Jacob | Cockrell, John | Cone, William | Cook, Lazarus | Cooper, Edward | Cooper, Elizabeth | Cooper, John | Cooper, Marcum Cooper, William | Counsel, Clarisa | Craig, Adam | Creekmore, Francis | Creekmore, Timothy | Crowell, Joseph | Crumpler, Benjamin | Culpepper, Elizabeth | Culpepper, William | Curl, Sophia | Daniel, Rhoda | Davenport, Daniel | Davis, Lewis | Dawson, Dempsey | Deans, John | Deans, Thomas | Deens, Jeremiah | Denson, Benjamin | Denson, Masee | Derring, John | Dew, John | Dortch, Anney | Dozier, Ann | Dozier, Richard | Dozier, Thomas | Dozier, William | Drake, Augustine Drake, Edmund | Drake, Francis | Drake, Harriet | Drake, Hines | Drake, James | Drake, Jonas | Drake, Matthew | Drake, Nathaniel | Drake, William | Dunn, Benjamin | Earp, Joseph | Eason, Samuel | Eason, William | Edens, Ann | Edens, Mary | Edens, Richard | Edwards, George | Edwards, Henry | Edwards, Milley | Edwards, Solomon | Ellin, Howel | Ensen, Dempsey | Evans, Sally | Evins, John | Farrell, Elizabeth | Ferrell, James | Ferrell, William | Ferrell, Willis | Flowers, Benjamin | Flowers, Henry | Floyd, Annie | Forehand, David | Frazier, Sally | Fridgen, David | Frazier, Alexander | Freeman, William | Gardner, George | Gay, John | Gilbert, Nathan | Green, John | Green, Mary | Green, Sally | Grice, Jacob | Grice, Theophilus | Griffin, Jacob | Griffin, James | Griffin, Joseph | Grissell, William | Hackney, Rachel | Hackney, William | Hammons, Jesse | Haney, Thomas | Harrell, Lucretia Harris, Randolph Harrison, Henry | Harrison, Jethro | Harrison, John | Harrison, Nancy | Harrison, Nathaniel | Hart, Elisha | Harth, Thomas | Hatman, Theophilus | Hendrick, Temperance | Hicks, Micajah | Higgs, Samuel | Hilliard, Isaac Hilliard, James | Hilliard, John | Hilliard, Mourning | Hilliard, Robert | Hines, Hartwell | Hopkins, David | Hopkins, Peter | Horn, Joel | Horn, Thomas | Hunter, Archibald | Hunter, Cordal | Jackson, George | James, Nancy | Jelks, Millecan | Johnson, Moses | Johnson, Tracey | Johnston, Berry | Johnson, Matthew | Joiner, Drewry | Joiner, Elizabeth | Joiner, John | Joiner, Moses | Joiner, Nathan | Joiner, William | Jolly, James | Jones, Allen | Jones, Andes | Jones, Cooper | Jones, Julian | Jones, Mary | Jones, Newsom | Jones, Thomas | Jordan, Sally | Joyner, Lewis | Joyner, Nancy | Kent, Mourning King, Sally | Knight, George | Knight, John | Lamb, Everett | Lassiter, William | Lawrence, Thomas | Lawrence, William | Leigh, Moore | Lee, James | Lewis, Thomas | Lindsey, William | Mann, Thomas | Manners, James | Manning, Levy | Manning Mathias | Manning, Richard | Manning, William | Marriott, Robert | Mason, Elizaabeth | Mason, Eunice | Mason, Mark | Massingale, James | Massengale, Massey | Massengill, Walker | McDude, John | Melton, Andrew | Melton, John | Melton, Zachariah | Mercer, Elizabeth | Mercer, Margaret | Merritt, Benjamin | Mitchell, Henry | Moonehan, Thomas | Morgain, Elizabeth | Morgan, Hardy | Morgan, James | Morgan, John | Morris, Thomas | Murray, John | Murray, William | Nathan, Josiah | Nichols, Jeremiah | Nicholason, Edward | Nicholson, George | Nicholson, James | Nicholsen, Lydin | Nicholson, Timothy | O.Neal, Condary | Odum, Jacob | Owens, Daniel Parker, Francis | Parker, Solomon | Parker, William | Pauland, John | Pierce, Joshua | Pitman, Mary | Pittman, William | Poole, John | Pope, Dempsey | Pope, Lazarus | Pope, William | Portis, George | Poulan, John | Powell, William | Pridgen, Abijah | Pridgen, Jessy | Purcell, Edward | Rackley, Cherry | Rackley, Francis | Rawls, David | Rawls, Kelly Rice, John | Rice, Martha | Richardson, William | Ricke, Rhoda | Ricks, Abraham | Ricks, Acksey | Ricks, Isabell | Ricks, John | Ricks, Lydia | Ricks, William | Rockley, Person | Roger, Joel | Rogers, Robert | Rogers, Thomas | Rose, Ann | Rose, Elizabeth | Rose, Francis | Rovel, Elijah | Row, William | Sanders, Robert | Sandford, Tompkin | Screws, Salley | Selah, Joseph | Selah, Rebecca | Sherrod, John | Sherrod, Jordan | Short, Richard | Sikes, John | Sikes, Mourning Smith, Benjamin | Smith, Bennett | Smith, Mourning | Smith, William | Sorsby, Alexander | Sorsby, Benjamin | Sorsby, Elizabeth | Sorsby, Samuel | Stephens, Jeremiah | Strickland, Arnold | Strickland, Dinah | Strickland, Jacob | Strickland, Joseph | Strickland, Mark | Strickland, Nancy | Strickland, Noah | Sullivant, James | Summer, Edwin | Sutton, Thaddeus | Tann, Benjamin | Taylor, Christopher | Taylor, Drury | Taylor, Hardy | Taylor, Harry | Taylor, John | Taylor, Josiah | Taylor, Malinda | Taylor, Reubin | Taylor, Wilson | Thomas, Jesse | Thomas, Jethro | Thomas, Micajah | Thomas, Rebecca | Thomas, Richard | Thorn, Taylor | Thorp, Priscilla | Tomlinson, Isaac | Tompkins, Rosanna | Torrell, Joel | Trevathan, William | Tucker, Benjamin | Tucker, Dinah | Tucker, James | Tucker, John | Tucker, Lewis | Tucker, Thomas | Turlington, John | Turner, James | Turner, William | Underwood, Jacob | Vaughan, Dempsey | Vaughan, Ephraim | Vester, Benjamin | Vick, Benjamin | Vester, William | Vick, Elizabeth | Vick, Isaac | Vick, John | Vick, Joseph | Vick, Lewis | Vick, Mary | Vick, Nathan | Vick, Robert | Vick, Susannah | Viverett, Thomas | Walker, Joel | Wall, James | Ward, Francis | Ward, Nathan | Warren, Mary | Watkins, Henry | Watkins, Isaac | Watkins, John | Weater, Arthur | Wells, Elizabeth | Wells, John | Wells, Solomon | Wells, Stephen | Westray, Samuel | Westray, Sarah | Westry, William | Whaless, William | Whidden, Lett | White, Elizabeth | White, Joseph | White, Littleberry | Whitefield, Thomas | Whitehead, Benjamin | Whitehead, Elizabeth | Whitehead, James | Whitehead, Mary | Whitehead, Nathan | Whitehead, Thomas | Whitehouse, John | Whitfield, Charity | Whitfield, Delilah | Whitfield, Mary | Whitfield, Penelope | Whitfield, Reuben | Whitfield, Sarah | Whitfield, Solomon | Whitfield, William | Whitley, Josiah | Whitley, Thomas | Whitley, Willie Wilder, Matthew | Williams, Benjamin | Williams, Billy | Williams, Christian | Williams, John | Williams, Joseph | Williams, Phillander | Williams, Samuel | Williams, Sarah | Williford, Mary | Wilson, Edward | Wilson, James | Winborne, David | Winborn, Joseph | Winson, Sallie | Winstead, Davis | Winstead, Elizabeth | Winstead, Thomas | Witherington, James | Woodward, James | Worthington, Mary | Wright, Chloe | Wright, William | York, Edward | Youell, Henry | Young, Robert |
Images of Nash County Wills and Estates 1867 to 1897Allen, Ella | Arrington, A. H. | Arrington, Mildred | Arrington, Ricks | Arrington, Sallie | Barnes, Joel | Barnes, John | Bass, Mourning | Beans, Lucy | Boddie, Mary | Boone, Mary | Brewer, James | Bryan, Hardy | Bunn, John | Collins, Calvin | Collins, Joseph | Colston, William | Cone, Adaline | Cooper, N. W. | Deans, Robert | Denton, Boykin | Derring, Margaret | Dew, Dennis | Doles, Mariah | Dozier, Fred | Dozier, John | Drake, Jesse | Driver, Zachariah | Edwards, Matthew | Ethridge, Mary | Gay, John | Griffin, Nancy | Griffin, Ruffin Griffin, Thomas | Harper, Joseph | Harper, William | Harris, John | Harrison, Ann | Harrison, James | Hart, W. L. | Hendrick, Mourning | Hicks, Sarah | Hinton, Hilliard | Hollingsworth, William | Hunt, Lucy | Hunt, William | Joyner, Alford | Joyner, Mourning | King, Benjamin | Lancaster, Samuel | Lindsey, John | Lindsey, Joshua | Lindsey, Susan | Manning, Ivey | Matthews, Joel | Matthews, John | Matthews, Mary | May, A. J. | Mills, David | Morgan, Reuben | Odom, James | Odom, John | Perry, William | Rackley, Francis | Rackley, John | Richardson, Elizabeth | Ricks, William | Rose, Enos Rowland, William | Sanders, Cally | Sills, Gray | Smith, John | Stone, Jonathan | Strickland, Calvin | Strickland, Nancy | Sutton, John | Thorpe, John | Tucker, Rebecca | Tucker, Russell | Tyson, George | Vaughan, James | Vaughn, Mary | Vick, Jesse | Vick, John | Vick, Joseph | Vick, Martha | Vick, Matthew | Vick, Ruffin | Vincent, James | Walker, Joel | Walker, Richmond | Walker, Susannah | Warren, Willis | Webb, James | Wells, Thomas | Whitaker, Henry | Whitfield, Henry | Whitley, Mary | Williams, Mary | Williamson, Bluford | Winstead, Daniel | Wood, Sally | Woodard, Hillman | Woodruff, James | Woodard, Peter