Crop, stock and provisions.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

State of North Carolina Robeson County  }

To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of pleas and quarter sessions of the said county November term 1862 we John G. McLean Justice of the peace of Said county and Hector J. McLean Angus Wilkeson and John McNair freeholders in obedience to the anexed order proceeded on the 17th day of October to view the estate of Hugh Chavous, deceased, and out of the crop stock and provisions on hand we have laid off and allotted Clarisa Chavous widow of Hugh Chavous, deceased, as follows that is to say one hundred bushels of corn eighteen head of hogs one Beef all the peas.  One table four bushels of salt one Bible and Hymn Book one Loom one pot one tray and sifter.  And there being not sufficient of the crop stock and provisions on hand to make a comfortable provision for the said Widow and family for a year we assess the deficiency to the sun of Thirty five Dollars in money to be paid to the said Widow by the administrator of the said Hugh Chavis (Decd) and we have further laid off and alloted to the said Widow one Bed and necessary furniture and Well and Cards as her absolute property and put her in possession of the same.  Given under our hands and seals this 17th day of October AD 1862.  /s/ John G. McLean J.P., H.J. McLean. A.D. Wilkison, Jno McNair