The last will and testament of Ephraim Daniel.

Ephraim Daniel likely lived in a section of northeast Wayne County, North Carolina, that is now the Black Creek area of southeast Wilson County. (He was a member of Lower Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church.) His will, drafted and entered into probate in 1822, included these provisions:

  • “2nd I give grant and bequeath to my Wife the followin negros Simon and his wife Temperance and their two children Robbin and May.”

  • “It is further my desire that the whole of my negros not already devised to be sold at a credit of twelve months.”

Last Will and Testament of Ephraim Daniel, North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998, http://www.ancestry.com. 

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