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In the name of God Amen, the sixth day of August 1798 I Joiles GIBBS of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being sick of body but of good and perfect memory, Thanks be to the Almity God and to remembrance the unceartianty state of this transitory life and that all flesh must yeal unto death when it shall please God to call do make, constitute, ordain and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following revoking annuling by these presents all and every testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made and declareing either by word or writing and this is to be taken only for my Last Will and Testament and none other and now for setling my temporal etate and such good and chattles and debts is it hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order and give and dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to say,
First I will all thos debt and dues I owe right or in conterence to any manner of person or persons what ever shall be will and truly contened and paid or ordained to be paid within convenet time after my diest by my executor hereafter named.
Item I lend to my beloved Wife Sarah GIBBS all my etate all within doors and without doors enduring of her natural life or widohood then after her diest for my Son Elisha GIBBS to have my land and best feather bed and furniture and one horse colt and one cow and calf and plantation tools all the remainder part of my property to my Daughter Sarah GIBBS.
I leave Jonhan TAYLOR to be my executor
/s/ Giels GIBBS seal
signed and sealed in presents of us the day and date above mentioned
George HOWARD jurat
Zachariah [his mark] TAYLOR
Recorded and examined this 20th day of April 1801
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