Friday, January 10, 2014

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks #2 Edmund Dees

Edmund Dees is my great great great grandfather. This line is this:

Edmund Dees – my great great great grandfather born 1765 married Elizabeth Braswell (2nd wife)
Jenette Dees – my great great grandmother born 1822 married Joseph Little
Fetna Jane Little – my great grandmother born 1858 married Noah Columbus Curlee
Saphronia Mae Curlee – my grandmother born 1880 married Mallie Devotion Hill
Lonnie Clinton Hill – my father born 1919
Martha Hill Spivey – me

Edmund Dees was born in 1765 in Johnston County NC the eldest son of Daniel Dees and Elizabeth Woods.



1820 Census: North Carolina, Cash, Anson
Enumerated 7 Aug 1820
Males under 10: 2
Males 16-25: 1
Males 45 and over: 1
Females under 10: 1
Females 10-15: 2
Females 26-44: 1
Slaves – female 14-25: 1


1830 Census: North Carolina, Anson
Males under 5: 1
Males 10-14: 1
Males 60-69: 1
Females 5-9: 1
Females 10-14: 1
Females 15-19: 1
Females 40-49: 1


1840 Census: North Carolina, Anson
Males 10-14: 1
Males 70-79: 1
Females 15-19: 1
Females 50-59: 1

Edmond Dees, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"
15 Nov 1803 – married Betsey Braswell in Johnston County North Carolina

Source: "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Jan 2014), Edmond Dees and Betsey Braswell, 15 Nov 1803.


Edmond Dees Will 

In the name of God Amen

I Edmond Deese of the State of North Carolina, Union County, Being in a low state of health but in perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.
And first I recommend my spirit unto God who gave it my body to the dust the common mother of all mankind. As touching my worldly goods I dispose of in the following manner.

I give and bequeth to my beloved wife Elizabeth all of my estate both real and personal during her life or widowhood. All of my lands – negroes, stock, household and kitchen furniture then to be equally divided among my lawful heirs with an exception of twenty five acres of land deeded to Green B Rushing for the sum of fifty dollars which is to be deducted out of his part of my property when divided, viz, Elizabeth, Clement Allen, Mary her part is to go to her & her heirs her husband James Horn is not to dispose of her property, Zilpha, Green, Jennet B, John B.

I Edmond Deese do acknowledge this to be my last will and testament in the county and state above written, this the 2nd January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four.

Asigned & delivered in the presence of
G Avett (?)                                 E. Deese (Seal)
Asa Trawick (?)
S Caudel

State of North Carolina, Union County
Court of Pleas and quarter session July Term 1844

The last will and testament of Edmond Deese was executed in open court and was proven in due form of law by Asa Trawick and G Avett, two of the subscribing witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.
Hugh Stewart CAee?

Source: North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970, Union, Wills, 1841-1867, Image 31 of 169

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