Craven County Wills - Devisor/Devisee Index - A'sThe following is a transcription of the Craven County Record of Wills Devisor/Devisee Index for the letter A. The devisor is the deceased person who left a will, and the devisees are those to whom the deceased person has bequeathed items in his or her estate.

An index such as this is of critical importance to genealogists, since it shows family connections that might not be obvious just based on one’s surname. For instance, if you’re trying to figure out the name of the wife of John Smith, and you only know her first name was Petunia, it can be helpful to have a Devisor/Devisee index in which it can be found that a Rupert Jones has bequeathed items to his daughter, Petunia Smith.

Once you find your ancestor in a Devisor/Devisee index, the next step is to obtain a copy of the will. This can be done several ways: by visiting a local library where they have microfilms of wills from Craven County (such as the fantastic Kellenberger Room at the New Bern library), by visiting the Craven County Courthouse — but bring a camera, because there is no photocopying machine in the room where the wills are stored, or by requesting a copy from North Carolina Archives.

 

IMPORTANT! MANY NAMES THAT SHOULD BE IN THESE CRAVEN COUNTY DEVISOR/DEVISEE INDICES ARE NOT HERE! I have not left them out in my transcription of the Devisor/Devisee Index, but it appears they were left out when the indices were originally made. If you think your ancestor should or could appear as a devisee in one of these Craven County wills, but their name does not appear in the Devisor/Devisee Index, request a copy of the actual will and double-check for yourself. It’s entirely possible that your ancestor’s name was one of many that were left out of these indices. I know many of my ancestors are named in wills, but are not mentioned in the Devisor/Devisee Index.

Devisor Devisee When Probated Book Page
Anderson, Charles Winnifred Anderson 1785 A 88
Lias Anderson 1785 A 88
H. Anderson 1785 A 88
Jacob Anderson 1785 A 88
Allen, John John Allen 1787 A 145
Walter Allen 1787 A 145
Sarah Allen 1787 A 145
Anderson, William Ann Anderson 1791 A 258
Francis M. Anderson 1791 A 258
Allen, John Ann G. Allen 1795 A 334
Allen, John Mary Allen 1795 A 334
John Burton 1795 A 334
Atherty, Sarah Johnathan Atherty 1796 A 352
Joseph Atherty 1796 A 352
Anderson, Jonas Sarah Anderson 1796 B 1
Henry Anderson 1796 B 1
Allen, Joseph John Allen 1800 B 101
Shaderack Allen 1800 B 101
Joseph Allen 1800 B 101
Thomas Allen 1800 B 101
Martha Allen 1800 B 101
Benjamin Allen 1800 B 101
Askins, Joseph Zephorah Squires 1800 B 124
Avery, John Prescilla Avery 1803 B 179
Tabittea Avery 1803 B 179
Gillard B. Avery 1803 B 179
Fanny Avery 1803 B 179
Martha Avery 1803 B 179
Armstrong, Thomas Polly Armstrong 1804 B 208
Jane Armstrong 1804 B 208
Thomas Armstrong 1804 B 208
William Armstrong 1804 B 208
Anthony, William Cathanice Anthony 1806 B 233
Sarah C. Anthony 1806 B 233
Allways, Obadiah Meshack Allways 1813 C 66
Boneta Allways 1813 C 66
Aynitta Allways 1813 C 66
Allways, Boneta Aynitta Allways 1815 C 102
Allways, William W. Meshack Allways 1835 C 382
Arthur, John Elizabeth Arthur 1817 C 143
Michael Arthur 1817 C 143
Ephraim Arthur 1817 C 143
Ailsey Arthur 1817 C 143
Sidney Arthur 1817 C 143
Asa Arthur 1817 C 143
Austin, Thomas Francis Austin 1821 C 207
Avery, Rebecca Elisha Arnold 1822 C 219
Kinion Boist 1822 C 219
Henry Boists 1822 C 219
Andrews, John Sally Andrews 1852 C 259
Antonis, Emanuel Olivia Antonis 1826 C 279
Averitt, David Sarah Averitt 1828 C 297
Arthur J. Averitt 1828 C 297
David Averitt 1828 C 297
Enoch Averitt 1828 C 297
Anthony, Catherine Catherine G. Anthony 1829 C 312
Allways, William W. Meshack Allways 1835 C 382
Austin, Dinah George Attmore 1835 C 384
REGISTERED IN REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE
Arter, John Matthew Arter 1751 5 225
William Arter 1751 5 225
Mary Arter 1751 5 225
Ann Arter 1751 5 225
Alligood, Richard Hillery Alligood 1752 5 289
William Alligood 1752 5 289
Andrews, Sarah Benjamin Andrews 1841 D 41
Allen, Walter Susan Allen 1843 D 75
George P. Allen 1843 D 75
Thomas H. Allen 1843 D 75
Susan Allen 1843 D 75
Attmore, Sarah Mary R. Attmore 1843 D 91
Askins, Alice Mary Ann Askins 1845 D 119
John S. Askins 1845 D 119
James Askins 1845 D 119
Hester Ipock 1845 D 119
Celia Reed 1845 D 119
Alice Gaskins 1845 D 119
Allways, Wealthy Eliza C. Lovick 1849 D 165
Aarons, Ishmael Mahula Aarons 1850 D 167
George T. Banks 1850 D 167
Anderson, Enoch Ritty Ernuls 1859 D 315
Allen, Ann Monroe Allen 1860 D 326
Harvey Allen 1860 D 326
Vine Allen 1860 D 326
Allen, Susan Thomas H. Allen 1865 D 371
Susan C. Allen 1865 D 371
Allen, Elizabeth A. Eliza T. Allen 1865 D 397
Mary J. Allen 1865 D 397
Henry M. Allen 1865 D 397
George Allen 1865 D 397
Andrews, Daniel Laura Elizabeth Andrews 1866 D 429
Virginia Andrews 1866 D 429
Zachius G. Andrews 1866 D 429
Allen, Jeremiah Eliza S. Davis 1866 D 433
Arthur, Mary Ann Margaret S. Arthur 1867 D 443
William R. 1867 D 443
John F. 1867 D 443
Aldridge, John S. Martha Aldridge 1870 E 23
Aquilla S. 1870 E 23
Panuet H. 1870 E 23
John W. 1870 E 23
Elizabeth Ann 1870 E 23
Lemuel H. 1870 E 23
Josiah S. 1870 E 23
Trinity Venters 1870 E 23
Alexander, Mary Samuel Alexander 1870 E 40
Thomas 1870 E 40
Mary 1870 E 40
Amyitt, John E. Mary Amyett 1872 E 67
Arthur, Michael Harvey Arthur 1873 E 84
Asa Arthur 1873 E 84
Gilbert Arthur 1873 E 84
Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Joyner 1885 E 407
Eli Anderson 1885 E 407
Polly Anderson 1885 E 407
George F. Anderson 1885 E 407
William Huff, Jr. 1885 E 407
Layer Huff 1885 E 407
Arnold, William Nancy Caroline Arnold 1886 E 432
William J. 1886 E 432
Eliza Ann Prescott 1886 E 432
Mary Frances Ivey 1886 E 432
Arnold, Edward Sarah B. Arnold 1887 E 452
Noah M. 1887 E 452
Charles F. 1887 E 452
Arthur, Asa Sidney G.E. Arthur 1897 F 294
Anderson, E.H. Martha Anderson 1898 F 361
Abbott, Jeremiah Lizzie Abbott 1899 F 424
Emma E. 1899 F 424
Mary L. 1899 F 424
Aycock, Clarissa Florence Bonner 1905 G 258
Jack Bryant 1905 G 258
Martha Whitfield 1905 G 258
Allen, William M. Oscar Allen 1905 G 351
Parker E. Roberts 1905 G 351
Armes, Julia F. Mollie E. Morton 1910 H 68
Allen, Leah M. Mary L. Potter 1912 H 213
Hanna S. Ives 1912 H 213
Harry V. Allen 1912 H 213
Charles L. Ives 1912 H 213