JOHN NOE'S WILL dated 23 May 1840
Transcribed by K. Paul Holt
In the name of God amen.  I John Noe of Orange County North Carolina
being of Sound mind and under bodily affliction do make this my last
will and testament  hereby revoking all other wills by me made &
pronounce this my last will and testament.
first  I recommend  to God who gave my  ... and ... body to be decently
buried  at  the discretion of my Executors  And for what worldly Goods
It hath pleased god to bestow upon me ... and devise in the following
manner I f... to wit, & I give and bequeath unto my son George Noe the
sum of twenty  seven dollars  Heretofore(?) advanced to him and  in two
notes one thirteen dollars & the other fourteen dollars the two said
notes I give to my son George & the further sum of one Shilling which is
all I intend he shall have of my estate having heretofore advanced
George ninety dollars and the above notes and one Shilling is all   I
intend he Shall of my estate.
2 I give and bequeath  unto my son Daniel the sum of Twenty dollars Have
advanced him heretofore  Seventy(?) dollars  I give him the above
mentioned twenty dollars  which I intend he Shall have of my Estate and
no more.
Item 3.   I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Twenty acres of
land bounded as follows  Beginning at Daniel Graves' corner  on the
south side of Stinking quarter creek running with Graves' line to the
creek then down  the creek  so as to include twenty acres with a line
parallel  with Daniel Graves line to George Iseley's - and one milch
cow or  eight dollars  in money  to her & her heirs forever.
Item 4   I give and bequeath to my daughter Nelly Noe twenty acres of
land on the south side of Stinking quarter creek  adjoining Sally Noe's
with her line and from  George Iseley's  line to  the creek including
her dwelling house  where she  now lives  to her & her heirs forever.
Item 5.   I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon  Noe the balance of my
land whereon I live containing seventy acres more of  less to him and
his heirs forever.
Item 6.   I have given my daughter Mary at her Marriage two cows &
household and Kitchen  furniture and I further  give her five Shillings
wich is all I intend she shall have of my estate
Item 7.   After my funeral expences & debts paid the ballance of my
estate  if any by the sale of my  loose property to be equally Divided
between my three daughters Mary, Sally, & Nelly, and my two son equal
share & share alike or to them and their heirs forever
      nominate and appoint Edwin Holt Esqr. and Paul Anthony
Executors  to this my last will and testament  ...annulling all others
by me heretofore made, and pronouncing this to be my last will as
witness my hand and seal this 23rd day of May 1840
                                              his
Signed listed & acknowledged             John   X   Noe  (Seal)
afore ______ Mich Holt                        mark
             Jno. _____ _____
                         Christian Sharpe

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