Casper Stoehr is my husband’s 5X great grandfather. His daughter, Catherine, predeceased her father, but lived to adulthood and married Abraham Douthit, who is named in her father’s will.
Will of Casper Stoehr
Rowan County, North Carolina
Dated 1808, Probated 1814, G:311
The last Will and Testament of Casper Stoehr of Rowan County and State of North Carolina. In the Name of God Amen.
First it is my will and desire that my dearly beloved wife Catherine Shall enjoy all the Interest accruing from money . .during her natural life, and also to enjoy the rent of the Two plantations mentioned and stipulated in the agreement made between myself and Charles Porter during her natural life.
I also give and Bequeath to my dearly Beloved wife all my real and personal estate Consisting of my Two Negros David and ___ and her increase, my stock, household furniture and anything else belonging to my estate during her natural life and after her decease all the above property to be Sold by my Executors at public Vandue, and the monies arrising therefrom are to be equally distributed in manner and form following (Viz)
1st I give and Bequeath Twenty Two dollars unto each of my Deceased daughter Catherine’s Children who was Married to Abraham Douthit
2nd I give and Bequeath unto my son in law Charles Posten (Porter?) Five Shillings in full of his legacy
3rd I give and Bequeath unto my son in law Abraham Douthit Five shillings in full of his legacy
And it is my will and desire that the remaining part of Said Monies Shall be divided share and share alike among my Seven Children named as follows (Viz) John Stoehr, Casper Stoehr, Adam Stoehr, Peggy Little (widow of Abraham Little), Sarah Maggoty (widow of Thomas Maggoty), Mary Brindle (wife of John Brindel), and Rachel Long (wife of Frederick Long).
And I hereby Constitute and appoint my dearly beloved son Casper Stoehr and my dearly beloved friend John Hoehnes son of Philip Hoehnes Executors of my last written Testament.
In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord 1808.
Casper Stoehr (Seal)
This is another of my husband’s dead end lines, as I have never seen any documentation, or even any clues as to Casper’s parents, siblings or German origins.
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