Absher, Mrs. W.O. Stokes County, North Carolina Wills, Vols. I-IV, 1790-1864, no imprint
Page 55. 25 October 1800. Will of Richard Beasley, Planter. September Term 1804. Wife Martha, Estate during lifetime. Son Jeremiah, home plantation to share with his mother. Children: William, Peggy Cooper, Benjamin, Robert, Richard, Molly Faylor (or Taylor), Patty Harrison, James, Sally Nunn, Thomas, Sukea Coomer, 5 shillings each. Executors: Friends and neighbors, namely James Cook and Tyro Riddle. Witnesses: Isaac Pennington, Joseph Pennington, Jurat and Caleb Sumner. Signed Richard (x) Beasley. - grandpa
Page 58. 27 August 1804. Will of William Beasley. December Term 1804. His wife should keep children together and raise them (no names). Witnesses: Tyre Riddle and William (x) Burris. Signed William (x) Beasley.
Page 70. 22 October 1802. Will of James Matthews. June Term 1806. Son Tandy, home tract Townfork 248 acres; also 600 acres bought of Chas. Beasley adjoining above; also 100 acres Blues Creek (late property of John Thompson); also 900+ acres in hands of John Griffith in Virginia; also Negro Dicy and his wife Anaky, Stephen 4 years old and man named Frank . . . To Joseph Hollensworth in trust for his Son, James, 600 acres bought of Charles Beazley including mansion house "Stone Chimneys;" also Negro Silla . . . To Tandy Hollinsworth (infant son of Mary and Joseph), Negro Rachel . . . To Mary Hollinsworth, Negro Rachel's increase. To son Tandy, 900 acres known as The