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Nathan Gordon
Feb. 5, 1908 - Sept. 21, 1908

In the name of God Amen.

I Nathan GORDAN of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound in mind and memory and understanding Praise God for the same.  I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

That my executrix shall provide for my body a decent burial and erect to my grave a tomb stones which shall be paid for out of my personal estate

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Joanna GORDAN the ballance of my property after my burial expence and other just debts are paid.  To have and to hold to her and her heirs and assigns in fee simple for ever.  Both real and personal mixed of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death and I do nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife Joanna GORDAN sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revokeing and making void all and every other will or wills at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said Nathan GORDAN, have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of Feb 1908.
    /s/ Nathan [his x mark]  GORDAN    Seal

Signed, declared and published by the above named Nathan GORDAN as and for his last will and testament in the presents of us who at his request and in his presents have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
     W.L. OWENS
     W.H. CASE

PROBATE OF WILL

State of North Carolina    }    SS.  In the Superior Court
    _______ County         }

     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan GORDON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by _________ the execut__ therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Nathan GORDON is proved by the oath and examination of W.L. OWENS and W.H. CASE the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan GORDEN that the said Nathan GORDON in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 5th day of Feby. 1908.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Nathan GORDON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by his and exhibited, to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator.  And this deponent further saith, that a the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Nathan GORDON was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
     /s/ W.L. OWENS      Seal
         W.H. CASE          Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 7th day of Sept. 1908 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: -- In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL
In the Matter of the Will of Nathan GORDON, deceased
    Joanna GORDON being duly sworn, doth say: That Nathan GORDON, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that Joanna GORDON is the executrix named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Nathan GORDON consisting of houshold kitchen furniture, horse, six hogs & money is worth about $540.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Joanna GORDON, Jarvisburg, N.C. is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
        /s/ Joanna [her x mark] GORDON

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 21st day of September 1908.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL

  North Carolina    }    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County  }    In re Estate of Nathan GORDON, deceased

     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan GORDON, decd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Joanna GORDON, executrix therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Nathan GORDON, decd., duly proven by the oath and examination of W.L. OWENS and W.H. CASE, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is then shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Nathan GORDON 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 & testament of Nathan GORDON, decd.  And on motion 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 Clerk of the Superior Court of said county.  Dated this the 21st day of Sept. 1908.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

Joanna GORDON having qualified as executrix as aforesaid.  Let Letters Testamentary issue accordingly.  This 21st day of Sept. 1908.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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