A contribution from Carolyn:
Will Kenith Murchison written 31 Dec 1835, probated Jun Term 1836. Cumberland County (NC) Book B pp 262-4
To my wife Catharine during her lifetime: ½ of all his cleared lands on little River, including his dwelling house where he lives, all out houses and ½ of his toll bridge; also slaves Reuben; Wallace; Mary and children; Sylla and her daughter Jane; ½ of farming implements and other tools except his Blacksmith tools; ½ of stock of any kind; also to wife forever all household and kitchen furniture and directs his slave London shall keep in repair all farming tools she shall require.
To son Duncan and his heirs forever: All lands on Lower little River except the life estate given to wife and to include the lands after her death; includes Saw Mill, Blacksmith Shop and one half of the Toll Bridge plus the other half after her death; Negroes old Hannah, Isaac and Molly; all residue not otherwise given to son Duncan except ½ of stock given to wife which after her death shall be equally divided between sons William and Duncan.
To grandson Kineth, son of Duncan, slave Jack, son of Sylla forever; to granddaughter Catherine Ann girl Sylla Ann forever.
To grandson Kineth and granddaughter Flora Elizabeth, heirs of son John decd, Negro woman Lorna? With present and future increase divided between them.
To grandson Murdoch, son of William, slave John forever. To granddaughter Catharine, daughter of son William girl Jannet forever.
To grandsons William M and Kineth M McNeill girl Lovedy forever to be equally divided between them. To granddaughter Catherine McNeill girl Lucy, daughter of Hannah, forever.
Direct sons William and Duncan to pay grandson Kineth, son of John decd $100 when he arrives at the age of 21 without any charge of interest. This legacy to be charged on the land and Negroes devised to them and their heirs to secure the payment. Direct sons William and Duncan to pay granddaughter Flora Elizabeth $100 when she arrives at the age of 18 without interest and secured as Kineth’s. Should said Kineth or his sister die before they become of age, the property to revert to the survivor.
Direct sons William and Duncan to pay to daughter Rachel $400 and to her sons John, Daniel and Hector $100 each when they arrive at the age of 21 without interest and secured as Kineth’s and Flora’s.
Direct sons William and Duncan to pay to granddaughters Isabella and Margaret McNeill $100 each when they arrive at the age of 18 without interest and secured as above.
Direct sons William and Duncan to pay to grandson Kineth McNeill $50 when he arrives at the age of 21 without interest and secured as above.
To sons William and Duncan Negroes London, Frank, Martin Jack, George, Tom, Henry, Moriah, Rachel and Joshua and their future increase, and after the death of wife Reuben, Wallace, Mary and children, Sylla and her daughter Jane during their lives to be equally divided between them, and after their deaths to be divided equally (or that portion that falls to each) among his children, share and share alike.
To sons William and Duncan my notes to assist in paying the above legacies.
Appoint sons William and Duncan Exrs.
Signed by mark.
Wit: Jno. R. Reid, Alexr. Murchison, D. Reid Jr.