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Will of Daniel Huffines

(18 Feb 1825 - 1864/65)

Source: (Primary) North Carolina State Archives, Box # CR 046.801.101 (Will Bk D, page 269). (Secondary) Linda A.Cooper, copies sent vis US Postal mail January 2004.

Background: Daniel Huffines was the son of George Huffines and Barbara Wagoner; grandson of Johann Daniel Huffines and Lucretia Sadler; great-grandson of Johann Jacob Hofheintz and Annamarie (Unknown). He married Permilia Ann Strader. His will was dated 8 Jul 1864 and proved in open court at the August 1865 term of Guilford County, NC court. The dates of this will indicate that pehaps Daniel died as a result of participation in the Civil War.

 

Part 1: Will

In the name of God amen, I, Daniel Hufhines, of the County of Guilford and State of North Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.

First, it is my will that all my just debts be paid by my Executrix as speedily as possible after my death.

Secondly, I give and bequeath all my property of every description to my beloved wife Permilia Ann to be at her unlimited control and disposal during her widowhood, and at her death, she dying as my widow, then for the propety of every description belonging to my estate to be equally divided among my seven children. To wit: Margaret Jane, Eliza Ann, Mary Latisha, William L. A., Jonathan Chester, Susan Elizabeth, and Daniel Scantin (?).

Thirdly, in the event of my widow marrying a second time, it is my will, and I do hereby give and bequeath, to wit, one third part of all the property belonging to my estate and the remaining two thirds to be equally divided among my seven children above named.

Fourthly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Permely Ann Executrix to this, my last will and testament, and I do hereby revoke and amend all former wills by me executed and declare this and this only to be my last will and testament. This 8th day of July 1864. Published and declared in presences of Eli Tickle (seal) and Daniel Oy (?).

Signed Daniel (his X mark) Hufhines {seal}

Part 2: Proved

North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Guilford County, Aug Term 1865

A proper writing purporting to ve the last will and testament of Daniel Huffines, deceased, is exhibited in open court for probate by Permelia Huffines, the Executrix therein named, and the due execution thereof proved by the oath and examination of Eli Tickle, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the court that the said proper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said Daniel Huffines and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed. And thereupon the said Executrix was duly qualified.