“James Richardson – will- w. 2 July 1826. wife Nancy (Anne Payne Ware) to use all proceeds for benefit of children; plantation purchased of Henry Sergeant and land on Hogan’s Creek. If wife re-marry she should have one-sixth part of estate and balance to children, if she does not re-marry to have one-eighth part.
Exex: brother in law Robert Payne Ware and he be advised by wife, John P. Harrison, Henry Sergeant and Edward Rudder. Wit: Harrison, Sergeant, Rudder.”
Caswell Co. North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814 Tax List, by Katherine Kendall and Mary Francis Kerr Donaldson, 1983, page 82