I have a poor copy of this will which I'll enclose below. I do believe there are about six sons. Why were they left out of Patsey's will? Or had they already received their land? Are you aware that a descendant of this family through David, Squire and Keener (hope I'm passing this along correctly) with the name Harvill has done the DNA testing and has been proven to connect to the VA Harwell family. This is all new info and we still have to try to 'dot the i's and cross the t's before we know HOW they connect. Appreciate any proof you have on your family connections....wills, marriage or estate records, and locations, etc.
Surry County, NC - Will Book 4:43 (File 447A)
May 14, 1832
In the name of God, Amen. I PATSEY COOK do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. My soul I give to God who gave it in trust for taken up through the merits of my savior Jesus Christ. It is my desire that my body be decently buried according to my friends directions and all the other preperty that God blessed me with I give and dispose as follows. Then it is my will and desire that FERIBE SISK and ELIZABETH FINCH and POLLY JOHNSON I give all my _<?>_ clothes to be equally divided between the three and a bed quilt _<?>_ and POLLY my cloak. Then it is my will and desire that my husband JOHN COOK should have all my other property during his natural life or widower and at his death to be sold and the money equally divided among my three daughters. Then it is my will and desure that ALLEN SISK should have all my property in the hands of him to keep for the use of JOHN COOK as he? wishes me. ALLEN SISK to sell the property and equally divide the money between the three girls. /s/ PATSEY (x h.m.) COOK May the 14th Day 1832
Witnesses: JESSE (x h.m.) EDWARDS ... ALLEN (x h.m.) SISK
Notes By compiler Lee Harville (The Harwell Researcher, June 1999, Page 588)
1. The property in the will is most likely Patsey's dowry, the old home place on the south slope of Fox Knob in Yadkin County.
2. Ferebe Harvil married Jesse Sisk Aug 11, 1797. After Patsey's death they moved to Randolph County Indiana with other members of Patsey's family and lived out their lives there. Allen Sisk could be Jesse's brother. (MHF Note: Or his son)
3. Elizabeth Harvel b.c1789 married Wellington Finch Jan 19, 1807. We corresponded with a descendant several years ago. After her mother's death, Betsy and her family moved to Randolph County, Indiana, and lived in the city of Bluntville. Descendants of this family eventually moved to Mercer County, Illinois, and lived in Aledo.
4. Mary/Polly Harvil, b.c1794, married Reuben Johnson, son of Charles and Susannah (Sparks) Johnson, May 23, 1812. After Patsey's death they moved to Randolph County and lived out their lives there.
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