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WILL OF NOAH COBB

Contributed by Mark Phelps

 

Dated 22 November 1808; probated December 1808 court
Caswell Co NC Will Book F pages 3-4

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In the Name of God Amen I NOAH COBB of the County of Caswell and State of North  Carolina being weak in body but of Sound and perfect memory thanks be to god for  it and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life and the Certainty  of Death I do make constitute Ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament  in manner and form following first after paying all my Just debts I do give and  bequeath to my beloved Wife ELIZABETH COBB my land whereon I now live my Stock  of all Kinds Plantation tools Household and Kitchen furniture and every thing  that I am now possessed of during her natural life and at her decease my will is  for her to dispose of the following articles as she shall think proper (to wit)  her Mare and Saddle Known by the name of Pate with the Household and Kitchen  furniture, the land with the rest of the Property remaining at her decease to be  divided in the following manner (to wit) I give and bequeath to my four eldest  sons named SAMUEL COBB, JAMES COBB, WILLIAM COBB and HENRY COBB ten Shillings  each - Item I give and bequeath to my son EBENEZER COBB forty acres of land to
begin at the South side of the old field adjoining WILLIAM COBB and run with his  line so as to take in his House and Plantation for Compliment the overplus of  land with the remaining Part of the property to be equally divided between  ELLINOR COBB, NANCY PAGE, LEVI COBB, Matthew Cobb [MATTHEW COBB] & NOAH COBB  share and share alike except NANCY PAGE she is only to have her part of the land  and not of the moveable property.

And now to ratify this my last Will and Testament I do appoint HENRY COBB and  LEVI COBB my whole and sole Executors after the death of my beloved Wife In  Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of February  in the year of our lord 1808

Test JOHN COBB (his mark)
ELLENDER COBB (her mark)
NOAH COBB (his mark)
{Seal]

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December Court 1808

Ordered by the Testator for LEVI COBB to have his part of the land laid off so  as to include the House he is about to build or to be paid for his improvement  at the Death of his Mother.

Test JOHN COBB State of North Carolina
County of Caswell } December Court 1808

The Execution of this Will with the Codicil Thereunto annexed was duly Proved in  Open Court by the Oath of JOHN COBB one of the subscribing witnesses thereunto  and in motion ordered to be recorded.

Test A. Murphy

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