The following is the will of Adam Muckleroy. (Mackleroy, Mackelroy, Muckelroy, McElroy)

His children mentioned in the will are:

  • Zachariah (b. Abt. 1815)
  • Sally (b. Abt. 1819) m. James BUCK
  • William (b. Abt. 1827)
  • Annis (b. Abt. 1823) m. Cason ERNUL (ARNOLD)

I’m unsure whose child Rachel is. I’m guessing that since she is living with Adam and his wife, Catherine, in the 1850 census that her parents were dead.


In the name of God Amen. I ADAM MUCKLEROY of the County of Beaufort & State of North Carolina being of sound disposing mind & memory do make & publish this my last will & testament in the following manner. namely

Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my son WILLIAM MUCKLEROY the land & plantation on which I now live containing 100 acres more or less I also give him 53 acres of land adjoining Lewis Taylor & Thomas Edwards

Item 2nd I give & bequeath unto my daughter SALLY BUCK & her children 64 acres of land known as the Jourdan place, also one bed

Item 3rd I give & bequeath unto my daughter ANNIS ARNOLD 25 acres of land where she now lives to her during her natural life & then to her children I also give her three head of hogs

Item 4th I give unto my son ZACHARIAH MUCKLEROY the sum of one dollar

Item 5th I give unto my granddaughter RACHAEL one black heifer

Item 6th I give unto my son WILLIAM MUCKLEROY all the balance of my property of every description that may be on hand at my death

I do hereby nominate & appoint my son WILLIAM MUCKLEROY executor to this my last will & testament this the 5th day of November 1861

Adam ( his x mark ) Muckleroy { seal }

Witnesses { B.F. Harding
{ ?. S. Godley