of Britton Hood
in a letter to Samuel Hood-dated 11 February 1964 from Willis S. Hood
800 Marigold Street-Rocy Mount, North Carolina.
Britton Hood Will 10-28-1846 (Probate 5:18-1848)
In the name of God, Amen, I, Britton Hood, of the County of Wayne and
State of North Carolina, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect
mind, do make and ordain this instrument of writting to be my last will
and testiment. That is to say, first, I leave to my wife Katherine all
the land below the asher field that I reserved for her in a deed that I
gave to my son, William B. Hood, during her natural lifetime. To my son,
Daniel T. Hood, the land whereon I now live, lying on the south side of
Horse Swamp, beginning at a black gum in the main run of falling Creek.
containing 1,000 acres. I also give two acres in the fork of the road
for a meeting house. It is my will and desire that all my perishable
property, consisting of all my Negroes of every description..farming
tools..stock..crops..household and kitchen furniture, and of my
surveying instruments be sold by my executor on a 12 months credit and
the money arising from the sale, together with my notes after payment of
my just debts to be equally divided between the following named persons,
to wit, my wife Katherine, John R. Hood, Britton Hood,jr, ,Robert T.
Hood, William B. Hood, Ceziah Brogden and Daniel T. Hood. To my
granddaughter, Polly Granthm, I give one hundred dollars. To my
granddaughter, Zilphia Overman, I give one hundred dollars. To my
granddaughter, Elizabeth Benson, I give one hundred dollars. I also give
to my daughter Elizabeth Holloman one dollar.(?) I also give my son,
Daniel T. Hood, my still and what belongs to it. I nominate and appoint
my son, John R. Hood, as my executor.