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ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Mary 

abt 1714aft 8/1774  NC, Beaufort Co, Washington John Harvey 
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Sarah 

1715/1720aft 10/1760  NC Thomas Worsley, Hardy Bryan 
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Abigail 

19 JAN 1715aft 11/1761  NC, Beaufort Co Simon Jones 
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James 

17191790  NC, Beaufort Co, Washington Anne or Mary Snoad, Mary Maule 
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Thomas 

10 JAN 1719BEF 1787  NC, Beaufort Co Sarah Peyton 
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Ann 

abt 1726aft 11/1761  NC, Beaufort Co, Washington Edward Salter 
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Henry 

abt 1732aft 16 MAR 1779  NC, Beaufort Co Anne Snoad 
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Elizabeth 

abt 5/173620 JUL 1809  NC  
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  • Deed, 1726: from Thomas Bonner of Bath Co to Elias Gurganus, planter of same, 188 acres on the North side of Matchapungo Creek, beginning at Henry Eborn corner tree to Thomas Wanes corner; witnesses John Harvey, J. Stoner
  • Will, 11/1761: WILL OF SHERIFF THOMAS BONNER - 1761
    ____ me of God Amen I, Thomas Bonner, of Beaufort County
    of North Carolina being in Bodaly health and of
    erect Mind and memory Calling to mind the uncertainly
    ____ sitory life do make and ordain this my last Will and
    ____ Manner and form following First and Principally I
    ____ soul unto Almighty God and my Body to the Earth to be
    a Christian like manner and for my Worldly Estate where
    God hath Blessed me with I give and dispose of In manner
    following viz
    my Dearly Belove Wife Abigail Bonner during her Wido
    ____ le Use and benefit of my Plantation Wi~ea re on I now dwell,
    ____ th the house orchards and all other preveladges of the sd
    Plantation ____le Lend unto my Wife Abigail Bonner during her Widowhood
    my neagroes no _____ named my neagroes Sam Boston Ishmel;
    ____ likewise lend unto my Wife Abigail during her ____ to say
    ____ of all kinds horses hogs sheep Cattle and likewise my house hold furniture and all the tools belonging to the Plantation;

    Item: I Give and bequeath unto my Son Henrey Bonner my Plantation wheare on I now Dwell with all the Land their unto belonging being the Land I Bought of Seth Pilkinton [Seth Pilkington] and of James Copper to him and his Eirs for Ever--

    I like wise give unto my son Henrey Bonner a moiety of Trak of land -- Containing one hundred fifty acres Lying In ye fork of Pyners Beaver Dam Being part of the Survey I sold James Copper to him and Eirs for Ever

    I like wise Give to my Son Henrey Bonner my Neagro Man Jack to him & his Eirs For Ever-

    Item: I Give and Bequeath unto my Son James Bonner one track of Land Containing Four hundred Acres Lying In the head of the fork of Pyners Beaver Dam to him and his Eirs for Ever.

    Item: I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bonner my Neagro Woman Jenne my neagro Boy Isacc my neagro boy Dick my Neagro Gearle Phillis and my Neargo Gearle all to her and the heirs of her Boday Lawfully Begotten of her Body but in falt of Ishue to be Equally divided a Mongst my Children Sarah Abigail Mary James Ann Thomas & Henrey to share and share alike I likewise Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Conner one track of Land Containing of one hundred and fifty acres to her and her Eirs for Ever it being part of a track of land I Sold John Little know by Surrensas I likewise gin unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bonner one feathre Bed & furniture.

    Item: My Will is that my Exec. with what money I have in the house and what Else May be wanting to raise it Out of my Estate Soficent to Buy Two Likely Young Neagro Genes for the use of my under mentioned Children.

    Item: I give and Bequeath unto my Children that is to say Sarah Bryan Abigail Jones Mary Harvey Ann Salter and James Bonner the following neagros & their Increas neagro Neagro Man IsFmel my Neagor Girl Peg & my neagro Girl Luie and The two Neagro Girls whome I have given my Exetors order to purchase To them and their Eirs for Ever to be Equally divided among ye above -- mentioned to share and share alike.

    My Will is that the residue of my ______ to be Equally divided a Mongst all my Children that is to Say Sarah Abigail Ann Mary Elizabeth James Thomas and Henry-- I Constitute and Appoint my Son in Law Simon Jones John Harvey Edward Salter James Bonner Thomas Bonner & Henrey Bonner Executors to this my Last Will and Testiment Revoking all other Wills be Made or aney part of parcel their of I Witness wheare of I have hear unto Set my hand Seal this first Day of November 1761.

    Ihomas Bonner

    Signed Seaded and Declared In the presence of
    John Luerton
    Margerit Luerton
    Darcos Worsely

    Beaufort County S S. June Inferior Court 1765 Present his Magiesty's Justices
    These are to Certify tha the within Will was prove in open Court according to law and James Bonner Henry Bonner

    Qualified as Executors
    Test. Wyrriott Ormon Cs & ec
  • Query, 1/18/2007: Theories have been that Abigail Bryan? (wife of Thomas Bonner) could be Abigail Daw, daughter of Nicholas Daw and Abigail Wallace; or Abigail Jones, daughter of Edward Jones; or Abigail Butt, daughter of Richard Butt and Dinah. (I don't know where these guesses came from)

    Research into each of these specific families shows these are not that likely (see notes in each of the links above). So I'm going with the theory of "Bryan". Of course, she could still be a Daw, Butt, or Jones - just not the parents suggested above.
Sources
  1. Findagrave
  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. Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume II; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume II Published by the Author, 1969;
  5. Website:Gregg Bonner;
  1. Findagrave Abigail Butt 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:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume II; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume II Published by the Author, 1969;
  4. Website:International Genealogical Index;
  5. Website:Peggy Workman;
  •  19-Jun-03 12:00 AM

Hi,

My records show Abigail's surname is Bryan. This information came from aol.com in searching for Harvey surname.

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