The last wills and testaments of the David Dews.

On 31 October 1861, David Dew Sr. of Wilson County penned a will whose provisions included:

  • to nephew Jonathan T. Dew, son of Larry Dew, “two negroes Forten and Sally and their increase”
  • to nephew David Dew, son of Larry, “one negro man Everitt
  • to nephew Moses Dew, son of Larry, “one negro boy Gray
  • to nephew Willie Dew, son of Larry, “one negro boy Dick
  • to nephew George Washington Dew, son of Larry, “one negro girl Rose and her increase”
  • to niece Nancy Dew, daughter of Larry, “one negro girl Mary Ann and her increase”

Five months later, on 24 March 1862, his nephew David Dew executed a will that provided, among other things:

  • to brother William L. Dew, “negro boy Young Everitt
  • to brother Moses Dew, “negro boy Amos,” a gold watch and chain
  • to brother Willie R. Dew, “negro Everitt derived from estate” of his uncle David Dew
  • to brother G.W. Dew, “negro boy Van Buren

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In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Everett Due, 58, wife Sarah, 59, and Joseph, 23, and Rachel Due, 18.

Also in Wilson township, near the households of white farmers Washington Due and Moses Due, Amos Due, 39, wife Louisa, 35, and children Isaac, 9, Ella, 5, and Morning, 1, with Everette Due, 32, wife Jane, 24, and Edward Due, 8 months, next door.

North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.

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