From Nash County North Carolina Court Minutes, abstracted by Timothy W. Rackley:
Aug 1821, illegitimate child, Duncan Pitman and Mary Joiner (Vol X, page 17)
Nov 1822, insolvents for the year 1821 in Henry Blountís District . . . Amos L Bottoms . . . Duncan Pitman . . . (Vol X, page 66)
****Duncan Pitman was an insolvent in 1821, at least 21 in 1821, born in or before 1800****
May 1825, illegitimate child, Duncan Pitman and Polly Joyner (Vol XI, page 36)
In the Name of God Amen I Nathan Joiner of Nash County and State of North Carolina Being in sound memory but weake in Body But calling to mind the more Tality of my body Do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in mannor and form Following To wit
I Tem I give and Bequeath to my son Jonas Joiner one hundred and fifty Acres of Land one grey horse name Starling all the sider Casts to him and his heirs for ever
Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Joiner one BeadStead and furniture to her and heirs for Ever
and the Balance of the Rest of my EState to Be equeal Divided between my two Above Named Children after paying my Just Debts and I do further more Nominate and Apoint my son Jonas Joiner Exetor to this my Last will and testament in writing whereon I have her unto Set my hand and Seals This the 14th day of March 1825
Nathan x (his mark) Joiner (seal)
Assigned and acknowledged in presents of us
Amos Joiner} Jurat
Henry Joiner} Jurat
Dunk (his mar) Ing Pitman <<<<<<<<(Duncan Pitman)
State of North Carolina Nash County Court November Term 1825 The foregoining last Will and Testament of Nathan Joiner decíd was exhibited in open court and dulyu proven by the oaths of Amos Joiner & henry Joiner subscribing Wtness. Thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded.
Attest: T. H. Blount C.C.C.
And is Recorded in obedience thereto
T. H. Blount C.C.C.
Transcribed by Helen Sharpe
There was a Duncan Pitman in the 1830 Federal Census, NC, not yet checked (most likely the same person)
The following will may or may not have been related to Duncan Pitman but Amos Joiner is in the will above and also in the will below:
Mary White Pitman (x) 7 Nov 1838 - Aug Ct 1839 "Weake in bodie." Son Brinkley Gandy Pitman - 60 acres on n side of Pole Cat Branch, wearing apparel. Elizabeth Smith - balance of my wearing apparel. If sd son dies without heir, then to go to John Francis Merrilon Smith.
Ex. Amos Joiner.
Wit. William Griffin, Bathsheba Smith. (The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Volume I 1777-1848, abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. )
1850 Federal Census, Nash Co NC
813-819 JOINER, William 30 M Farmer NC
813-819 JOINER, Elizabeth 20 F NC
813-819 JOINER, Martha 3 F NC
813-819 JOINER, Delliah M. 19 F NC
813-819 JOINER, Elizabeth 25 F NC
813-819 JOINER, Polly 67 F NC
813-819 PITTMAN, Brinkley 25 M Pauper NC
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