The last will and testament of Nathan T. Rountree (1861).

On 25 October 1861, Nathan T. Rountree of Wilson drafted a will that included the following bequest to his wife Diana Barnes Rountree:


In the 1860 slave schedule of Wilson township, Wilson County, Nathan T. Rountree is listed with three enslaved people, a 30 year-old woman, a six year-old girl, and a two year-old boy. (This, of course, was Patsey and her children Jane and Amos. Patsey’s husband Henry, though he used the surname Rountree, had a different owner. )

On 25 August 1866, Henry Rountree and Patsey Barnes registered their eight-year marriage with a Wilson County justice of the peace. [Had Patsey originally belonged to Diana Barnes Rountree?]

In the 1870 census of Stantonsburg township, Wilson County: Henry Rountree, 35, farm laborer; wife Patsey, 30; and children Jane, 15, Amos, 10, George, 8, Hannah, 6, Bettie, 4, and Margaret, 1.

On 26 December 1878, Amos Rountree, 20, of Wilson County, son of Sampson Sharp and Patsy Rountree, married Caroline Darden, 18, of Greene County, daughter of [illegible Darden and Mandy Darden, in Greene County,

In the 1880 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Spring Street, Henry Rountree, 53, laborer; wife Pattie, 45; and children Hannah, 18, farm worker, Bettie, 14, Ernest, 8, and John, 6.

In the 1880 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County: Amos Rountree, 20; wife Caroline, 19; and brother George, 18.

Jane Mobley died 31 May 1931 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was about 92 years old; was born in Wilson County to Henry and Martha Rountree; was the widow of John Mobley; and lived at 320 Hackney Street. Informant was Fannie Mobley. [Based on her age in early census records, Jane Mobley was likely no older than her late 70s when she died. Henry Rountree was her stepfather.]

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