Name: Israel Eastwood
Birth: 12 DEC 1718 in Elizabeth, NJ
Death: BEF FEB 1794 in Granville Co., NC
It is possible that this Israel Eastwood was from Woodbridge, NJ, and was the son of John Eastwood and his wife, Lydia. His date of birth is estimated anywhere from 1718 to 1735 (DAR record).
Granville Co., NC, Deed Bk C, p. 702, 11 Aug 1760, Israel Eastwood witnessed a deed.
Granville Co., NC, Deed Bk G, p. 368, 1 Mar 1762, Grant to Israel Eastwood for 270 A on N side of Sheltons Cr on Russell & Shearin lines.
Granville Co., NC, Deed Bk F, p. 288, 8 Sep 1762, Israel Eastwood to James Langston for 7 pds, 11 shls, 8 pence, 274 A on S side of Tar R on Mountain Cr. Wit: Jeremiah Fowler, Benjamin Hubart.
22 The State Records of North Carolina, pp. 168-69, "An account of persons who took the State Oath [22 May] 1778," Israel Eastwood. "State Oath & Test for Tar River district taken by James Langston, Esqr."
Granville County, N.C., Book 3, 1792-1796, p.94-97, Mar. 4, 1793-proved Feb. Court 1794
Israel Estwood [sic] will:
In the name of God amen. I Israel Eastwood of the County of Granville & State of North Carolina being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory do make and allow this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first of all I give and commend my soul into the hands of almighty God who first gave it me, and my Body to be buried at the discression [sic] of my Executors—
Item I lend to my lawful & well beloved Wife, Mary Eastwood the Plantation on the side of the Creek that Dwelling House is on, and the use of the Land ajoining that I intend for my son Lewis Eastward [sic] with all the stock and Household furniture and working tools, except two Cows Calves, two featherbeads and furniture. And twenty pounds in Money to be raised out of the movable estate after that Mary Eastwood and Keziah Eastwood has the said Cows and Calves from the rest of my stock and the two Beads and furniture and the Twenty pounds in Money Raised for my two Daughters, Mary and Keziah Eastwood. The rest of my movable estate I lend to my above mentioned Wife with the said Plantation during her widowhood. Item I give and bequeath to my son Israel Eastwood my House Bible. Item I give and bequeath to Lydia Eastwood one Shilling. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebekah Eastwood one shilling. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Estwood [sic] one shilling. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Eastwood one shilling. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Eastwood one Cow and Calf, one feather Bead and ten pounds in money as afore mentioned to be delivered by my Executor as quick as possible after my Will is proved. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Keziah Eastwood one Cow & Calf one feather Bead and furniture and ten pounds in money as afore mentioned, to be delivered by my Executors as soon as possible after my Will is proved—Item I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Eastwood one Tract of Land adjoining the Land of Simon Clement & Isack Kittrel & John Eastwood, thence down the Creek from John Eastwoods Line to the sd. Clements Line one hundred & fifty acres be the same more or less. Item I give and bequeath to my son Charles Eastwood all my Lands lying up the Creek above John Eastwoods line likewise a small piece of Land lying down the said Creek below that part of my Plantation that my Dwelling House is on bounded by Clements line on one side the sd. Creek, on the other side and next to my Plantation up a small Branch the aforesd is the Boundaries. Item I give and bequeath to my son Lewis Eastwood the aforesaid Tract of Land that I lent to my aforesaid Wife the sd. Land I give to my sd. Son Eastwood at his Mothers death or Marriage. Item my Smiths [tools?] I have on the Plantation for the use of my sons namely, John Eastwood, Abraham Eastwood, Charles Eastwood and Lewis Eastwood, and if [?] of the said Brothers sell and move away the said Smiths [tools] are still to remain on the Plantation for the use of them that stay behind and if all my sons sell their Lands and move, the said Smiths tools to be sold and equally divided between my four sons namely John Eastwood, Abraham Eastwood, Charles Eastwood and Lewis Eastwood, also at the Death or Marriage of my Wife, Mary Eastwood all the movable Estate that is left the Smiths Tools excepted is to be sold and equally divided between my five Daughters namely Lydia Eastwood, Rebekah Eastwood, Elizabeth Eastwood, Mary Eastwood and Keziah Eastwood, also the Monies due on Joseph Walls and all other persons & that they owe me after paying my just Debts and what is not spent for the support of my Widow in reasonable support I desire to be equally dis[tributed?] amongs [sic] all my Children, and if either of my sons or my Daughters should die under age their part of my Estate to be sold & equally divided amongs the surviving sisters. This I acknowledge to be my last Will and Testament made this fourth Day of March one thousand seven hundred and ninety three—I[n] witness hearof I have set my hand seal
I appoint my beloved Wife Mary Eastwood William Night? [and] Capt. Saml Harris to this my last Will and Testament
Israel (his X mark) Eastwood (seal)
Granville County Court
February sessions AD 1794
This the last Will & Testament of Israel Eastwood Decd was duly proven in open Court by the Oaths of Obadiah Clement and Samuel Clement the subscribing Witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be Recorded, then came Mrs. Eastwood and Samuel Harris the Executrix and Executor therein named, and qualified as such According to Law.
A. Henderson C. C.
Granville Co., NC, WB 3, 1792-1803, p. 133
A true Inventory of the Estate of Israel Eastwood Deceased take the 2 day of May 1794—
Nine head of Cattle, Three head of Horses, Six head of Sheep, Six head of Hoggs, Twelve Geese, five Featherbeads and furniture, four Bead Steads, three Chests, four Wheales, four Waterpales, three pewter Dishes, three pewter Basons, Six Earthen plates, ten pewter plates, twelve spoons, one plow hoe, four Broad hoes, two Casks, one Hoghead, four pair Cards, two axes, two Looking Glasses, one Frow, two pare Iron _____________, one Grubing hoe, one Black Smiths Anvill, one Bellus [bellows], three Hammers, two pair Tongs, two potts, one Kittle, one Dutch Oven, one Shuttel, two pair pot hooks, one pair Sheep Sheers, one pair Cloth Shears, one Loom, Seven Stays, one pair harnes, one Coopers Howel, two reap [?] hooks, one Sythe, five Chears [chairs], one Side Saddle, one Saddle _________, one Bridle, two flat Irons, one flax Hackle, one Chear, one Cotter, two Jugs, four Books, two bottles, one Iron pot rack, one drawing knife, five knives and Six forks, one hat Brush, one Jointer, one Lanton, four Books, one Razor.
Samuel Harris Jurat
Mary Eastwood Executor
Granville County August Court 1794
This Inventory of the Estate of Israel Eastwood Decd was rendered in Court on oath by Saml Harris etc and on motion ordered to be Recorded, which is done.
Teste A. Henderson C.C.
Father: John Eastwood
Mother: Lydia Thorpe
- Abraham Eastwood b: UNKNOWN in Granville Co., Oxford, NC
- Lewis Eastwood b: in Granville Co., NC
- Mary Eastwood
- Kesiah Eastwood
- Israel Eastwood
- Lydia Eastwood
- Rebecca Eastwood b: UNKNOWN
- John Eastwood
- Elizabeth Eastwood
- Charles Eastwood b: UNKNOWN