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Henry Bonner Sr + Ruth Martin
John Snoad + Ann Martin
Benjamin Peyton + Eleanor Corprew
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Sheriff Thomas Bonner1690 -- 7 APR 1765avatar
Abigail Bryanabt 1690 -- aft 7 APR 1765avatar
Capt Henry Snoad1726 -- bef 12 DEC 1752avatar
Mary Peytonabt 1726 -- 10 NOV 1750avatar
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ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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James 

abt 1753aft 16 MAR 1779  NC, Beaufort Co, Washington  
2+

Mary Snoad 

abt 1759bef 2/1827  NC, Beaufort Co Richard Newman, Alexander Carroway 
3+

Henry Snoad 

abt 17616 FEB 1831  NC, Beaufort Co, Washington Mary Heather Burbage 
4+

Patience 

27 SEP 176727 SEP 1823  NC, Beaufort Co Charles Cook Sr. 
5

Ann 

abt 1771aft 16 MAR 1779  NC  
6

Edward 

abt 1772aft 16 MAR 1779  NC  
7+

Elizabeth Snoad 

1 NOV 1778aft 25 APR 1832  NC, Beaufort Co Thomas Trotter 
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William 

16 MAR 1779  NC, Beaufort Co  
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  • Will, 3/16/1779: Will of Major Henry Bonner: In the Name of God Amen. I Henry Bonner being now in health and Sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

    Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Newman one hundred and fity acres of Land Lying on the East side of the Herring Run joining Isaac Chauncey & Ameziah Griffen and likewise my Negro man Ben and my Negro Girl Chloe to her and her heirs forever.

    Item: I give unto my Son William Bonner a Track of Land Containing Six hundred and forty acres Lying on the West side of the So dividing Creek Likewise my megro man Jack and my negro man Juba and my negro Girl Mamelia I likewise Lend to my Son William Bonner one half my Cornfield that lays over the Main Road against my Mother Abigail Bonner's plantation for the term of three years and no longer.

    Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Henry Snd Bonner the land And plantation my Mother Abigail Bonner now lives on with all the Land my father bought of Seth Pilkinton [Seth Pilkington] and James Cooper with all the orchards hours &c thereunto I likewise give to my Son Henry Snd Bonner my Negro man Simon and my Negro Girl Jenney to him and his heirs forever.

    Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Patience Bonner my Negro man Tom and my negor Girl Rachell to her heirs forever

    Item I give and bequeath to my Son James Bonner the Land I now Live

    Item I give and bequeath to my Son James Bonner the Land I now Live on with the houses orchards &c thereunto belonging and Likewise the late Swamp I made of two hundred acres of Land joining James Bonner David Congleton and Winefred Wilson &c to him and her heirs forever 1 Likewise Give to my Son James Bonner my Negro Man called little Jacob and my Negro Girl names Violet to him and her heirs forever.

    Item I give unto my daughter Ann Bonner My Negro boy Frederick and my Negro Girl Arneaday to her and her heirs forever

    Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Edward Bonner all the Land own in the Great Fork of poyner beaver Dam and a Survey of three hundred acres of Land adjoining James Payne and the Elligoods to him and his heirs forever I Likewise Give to my Son Edward Bonner my Negro boy George and my Negro boy Stephen to his heirs forever

    Item I Give unto my daughter Elizabeth Snoad Bonner my Negro woman Clemey to her and her heirs forever

    My will and desire is that my Son William Bonner and my Son Henry Snd Bonner both have their Estate delivered to them at the age of Eighteen and my will and desire is that my children that want Education Should be properly Educated by the money arising from the Interest of my estate and I desire my negroes be hired out for that purpose and the Maintenance of the Younger Children as my Exrs may think proper

    My will that my Son James Bonner and my Son Edward Bonner be bound to Trades such as my Exrs may think proper and may think proper And my will and desire is that my half of the Saw and Grist Mill on the vever dam that I have Conjuncion with the Estate of Moses Hare Est decd be sold at Publick Vendue giving twelve Months Credit and the money arising therefrom to be applyed towards paying my debts and if that should not be sufficient to pay my debts I desire my Negro man called old Jacob be sold at public sail for that purpose also and if any over plus to be divided amongst all my above Mentioned Children

    And I desire that my Exrs have a certain piece of Land surveyed and made Secure that I have Entered between my Land & Abigail Bonner Land and John Kennedys Lake Survey which Land Contains Two hundred acres I give to my Son James I Give to my Son James Bonner to him and his heirs forever

    And further my desire is that as soon as my Son William Bonner arrive to the age of Eighteen Years all my Stock of Every Kind and my household furniture of Every Kind be equally divided Amongst all my above mentioned Childred So that they may have their proportionable part as they arrive to age or marriage

    Lastly I Constitute and appoint my friend and Nephew Edward Salter and my Son William Bonner to this my Last will and testament as my Executors

    Signed Sealed &c &c this 16th of March 1779

    Henry Bonner (Seal)

    in presence of
    Saml Boutwell [Samuel Boutwell]
    Brk Owens
    Isaac Chancy [Isaac Chauncey]
Sources
  1. Findagrave Henry Bonner
  2. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
  3. Book:Will given; email me for full text; Referenced in SCRFNC by MBS;
  4. Website:American Revolution in NC;
  1. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
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