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PETER NOE'S WILL Dated 13 September 1781
Transcribed by K. Paul Holt

        In the name of God Amen The 13th Day of September in the Year of
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty one  (1781) I
Peter Noe of Orange County and  State of North Carolina  being in
perfect mind & memory thanks be to God therefore calling into mind the
Mor... of my Body & knowing that is appointed for all Men ... to ... do
make & ordain this my last Will & Testament.  That is to say Principally
& ... of all I give & recommend my Soul into the ... of God that gave
it and for my Body  I recommend  it to  the Earth to be buried in a
Christian like & ... manner at  the discretion  of my  ...  nothing ...
but at  the general ...  I shall ...  the same again by the mighty ...
of God and a ...    ...  worldly(?) Estate wherewith   it hath pleased
God to Bless me with in this Life I give & devise & dispose of the same
in the following manner and form It is my Will and I do order that in
the first place all my just ... & funeral charges ...   ...  and
satisfied ...  I give and bequeth unto Hannah my dearly beloved wife all
my Estate except five Shillings Sp...  to my Son John Noe and five
Shillings Sp ... to my Son Joseph Noe  and five Shillings Sp... to my
Daughter Kathariena Rightenhour my daughter and five Shillings Sp... to
my Daughter Susannah Ridge and five Shillings Sp... to my Daughter
Elizabeth Coon and also to my Daughter Elizabeth Ragen five Shilling
Sp... and I do appoint  by beloved wife my Executer Given under my Hand
and Seal the Day and Year above Written

                                                His
...
John Armstrong                           Peter  (PN)  Noe  (Seal)
     Her
Anne    Armstrong                              mark
    mark


                               Orange County for May Court 1782
   The Execution of the written Will of  Peter Noe (now living)
   was duly proved in  open  Court  by the Oath of John Armstrong a
   subscribing witness ... & orders ... ... ...

                                           ... J. J. S...  C C

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