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Abner Gipson [Gibson]
May 10, 1912 - Aug. 14, 1912
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 433-434
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In the name of God Amen.

   I Abner GIPSON of the County of Currituck in the State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God- do this the 10 day of May 1912 make and publish this my last will and testament in the following form and maner, that is to say-

   First of all that my will and desire is that all of my just and honest debts shall be paid out of my estate and my body given a good and decion berell.

   First-that I give and bequeath to my loving wife Mancey [Nancey] GIPSON the just sum of one hundred and fifty $150.00 two 2 feather beds and all the bed clothing, one sewing machine, one little clock, one horse and one horse cart and wheels, and all the farming implements all the contents of the smoke house and shed, 5 of the chice [choice] hogs-all the corn and fodder, one cook stove and all the cooking implements one bureaw all the chairs- all the crockery ware, one cubbord all the poltery and I lone to her my wife Mancey [Nancey] GIPSON all of my real estate during her life time and at her death for it to be sold and equally divided between my lawful heirs.

   2. I ordain nominate and appoint John BROCK to be executor to this my last will and testament.

   3. I acknowledge this to be my last will and testament and no ther [other].

   4. Signed and sealed and subscribed in the present of


/s/ Abner GIPSON seal

              State of North Carolina}    In Superior Court
                   Currituck County    }    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
                      In Re Estate         }
                             of                 }    Order for Probate of Will
      Abner GIPSON, deceased}
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Abner GIPSON deceased is exhibited in open court for probate by John BROCK executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Abner GIPSON dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of J.W. MIDGETT and W.T. BRICKHOUSE subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Abner GIPSON was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge information or belief.
   It is thereupon considered adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of Abner GIPSON dec’d. It is ordered that said Will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County. Dated this the 14th day of August 1912.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

                              Currituck County                         }    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
In the matter of the will of Abner GIPSON deceased}
    John BROCK being duly sworn doth say: That Abner GIPSON late of said County is dead having first made and published his last will and testament and that John BROCK is the executor named therein.
    Further that the property of the said Abner GIPSON consisting of household & kitchen furniture, farming implements, horse hogs and money is worth about $250.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application and that Nancy GIPSON widow, Powells Point, NC is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ John BROCK

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of August 1912.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

The executor mentioned in foregoing will refuses to qualify.

[NOTE:]  Abner Gibson and his first wife, Dorces [Dorcas or Darkes in other records] are buried in the Gibson-Jard Cemetery in Powells Point, NC.  After Dorcas died in 1889, Abner married Nancy (Corbell) Midgett, widow of Joseph F. Midgett, on January 19, 1890.  Nancy is buried in the Powells Point Baptist Church Cemetery.

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!




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