Pursuant to the annexed order, We the commissioners appointed, proceeded to lay off and set apart to Mrs. Felecia Freeman, Widow of Walton Freeman dec’d the following sums for the support …of said Widow & family for one year
Viz: This amount to purchase
Pork & bacon $80.00
Brown Sugar $10.00
Loaf Sugar $2.50
Spice, Pepper & Nutmeg $2.00
Amount to purchase peas $4.00
“North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979”,Gates County, Walton Freeman (1834), Widows Allowance; index and images, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org accessed: 24 March 2015); citing Division of Archives and History. State Archives, Raleigh; FHL film 2156302, folder 7067413, images 1722-1872.
Estate files are great places to find marriage information for the surviving spouse and any children.
⇒ Changes in guardianship of children often indicates a widow’s remarriage.
⇒ Estate divisions indicate current husbands of any daughters.
⇒ Grandchildren of the deceased become heirs when their parent is no longer living