Frederick C. Geer
Mother: Sarah Reeves
Birth: c1795, Wake County, North Carolina
Birth Source: Will of Frederick Geer
Death: Nov. 1848, Wake County, North Carolina
Death Source: Wake County Probate Records
There are no records in Wake County of a marriage by Frederick Geer, Jr. and his will written on 5 Nov 1848 and recorded in Wake County Will Book 26, Page 429 names no wife or children. That will (shown below) does however leave a $200 legacy to Romulus Rottenbury who is said to be his illegitimate son with Mary "Polly" Rottenbury. There is a 1834 Wake County Bastardy Bond supporting this birth. It is also interesting to note that in his will he left $50 to Deborah Humphreys, widow of his uncle, John Reeves, who married John Humphreys in 1826.
The will of Frederick C. Geer, Jr. is as follows:
Wake County, North Carolina
Will Book 26, Page 429
5 Nov 1848
In the name of God amen, I Frederick C. Geer of the County of Wake and State of North Carolina being feeble in body but Sound and perfect in mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following.
First, I give and bequeath unto my brother Jessie B. Geer a negro man named
Pike, and Sam (?) and my negro woman named Siller, and a girl named Mary, with all their increase to him and his proper heirs forever.
Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved nephew Frederick C. Geer the following negroes viz) Sol a man Martha a girl and Aggy a woman with all their increase to him and his heirs forever.
Thirdly, I give unto Romulus Rottenbury two hundred dollars to be paid to him by my Executors.
Fourthly, I give unto Deborah Humphreys fifty dollars to be paid to her by my Executors.
It is my will and desire that all my stock of every kind, all my household and kitchen furniture, together with all other property belonging to me not mentioned in this my last will and Testament - be sold by my Executors, and the money arising therefrom after paying all my just debts be equally divided between my brother Jessie B. Geer, and my nephew Frederick C. Geer. It is my desire that my brother Jessie B. Geer be the Executor of this my last will and Testament made and published this the 5th day of November in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
In presence of F. C. Geer
James S. Southern (sic ?)
Wake County Nov Term 1848
The execution of the foregoing will was exhibited in open Court and duly proven and ordered to be recorded. James S. Marriott C.C.