The last will and testament of Margaret Artis.

M Artis Will 1

M Artis Will 2

Margaret Artis‘ daughter Sarah Barnes, whose father was Ned Barnes, married Jesse Barnes in 1893 in Wilson township.

J&S Barnes Marr

Per the terms of Margaret’s will, the couple took possession of her land after her death. In the 1920 census of Wilson township, they appear on Saratoga Road (modern Martin Luther King Parkway?) near Dollison Powell and Vick heirs, as named in the will.

1920 J&S Barnes

North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line],; North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011 [database on-line],


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