Return to Hyde County
Jacob Gaskill, Sr. -
NC State Archives; Original estates records 1745-1904; CR.053.508.27
Dec. 13, 1822 - Sale of the property of Jacob Gaskill, decd, sold by Joseph Gaskill, Executor. Lengthy sale. Various buyers were David Carter, Ananias Sadler, David Brooks, Banister Midyett Senr, Hardy Swindle, Caleb Ballance, Jesse Gibbs, Israel Eastwood
June 14, 1823 - Account of Sales of the stock of cattle belonging to the Estate of Jacob Gaskill, decd sold by Joseph Gaskill, Executor. Total sale amounted to $78.25. Various buyers were Joseph Gaskill, Anthony Gaskill, Thomas Gaskill, Ananias Sadler
The last Monday in Feb 1824 - Hyde County Sheriff summons to Joseph Gaskill, Executor of Jacob Gaskill, deceased, to appear in County on the last Monday in May to answer the petition of Richard Midyett and wife and Anthony Gaskill. /s/ Jno. B. Jasper, CC
Feb. 25, 1824 - Petition of Richard Midyett & his wife Elizabeth and Anthony Gaskill, children & heirs at Law of Jacob Gaskill, deceased, state that Jacob Gaskill, the father of the petitioners, died in 1822 seized and possessed of considerable real & personal property and at Feb. Term 1823 Joseph Gaskill exhibited to the county court a paper writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of the said Jacob Gaskill wherein the said Joseph and David Gaskill appeared to be the only Legatees and the said Joseph was appointed to be the only Executor who offered the will for probate at the Nov. Term without any legal notice. The petitioners further say that they believe that Jacob Gaskill was not of a sound mind and that they can prove it if they can have the probate of the will set aside. They say that Joseph & David Gaskill knew that the said paper writing was not the last will and testament of Jacob Gaskill. Elizabeth Midyett is the daughter of the said deceased and they reside in the state of Tennessee and did not live here at or before the death of said Jacob and had no opportunity of contesting the validity of the will and they ask that they may now contest it.
Oct. 22, 1825 - The estate of Jacob Gaskill Senr in Account current with Joseph Gaskill, Exr. Dates from Nov. Term 1822 - Nov. 23, 1825.
Hyde Co., N.C. County Court Minutes (1820-1844) - Microfilm C.053.30003
November Term 1822
The last will & testament of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd., was proved by the oath of Jacob Gaskill, Jr. Joseph Gaskins (Gaskill), Jr. Qualified as executor.
February Term 1823
An inventory & account of sales of the estate of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd., was returned by Joseph Gaskill, executor. (Joseph Gaskill & Joseph Gaskins, Jr. are the same.)
May Term 1823
Esther Gaskill, widow of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd., comes to court to enter her dissent to her husband's will. She states she was not given notice of the probate of his will.
Nov. Term 1823
Ordered that Esther Gaskill be permitted a reprobate of Jacob Gaskill's will of which Joseph Gaskill was executor.
May Term 1824
On petition of Esther Gaskill, widow of Jacob Gaskill, Sr., it is ordered that there be a reprobate of the last will & testament of the said Jacob Gaskill, dec'd.
August Term 1824
Esther Gaskill vs Joseph Gaskill, exec'r. of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd. Jury found the last will and testament of Jacob Gaskill to be authentic. Esther Gaskill, widow of Jacob Gaskill, enters her dissent to said deceased last will & testament.
May Term 1825
Esther Gaskill vs. the heirs of Jacob Gaskill. dec'd. The jury states that deceased made no provisions for a dower; that Jacob Gaskill made conveyances in his lifetime to his children William, Thomas and Joseph for 125 acres and that these conveyances were not fraudulent. Defendants pray for an appeal.
August Term 1825
Joseph Gaskill, executor of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd., & Caleb Spencer in right of Esther Gaskill, widow of said deceased, came into court & requested to withdraw the lawsuit that was taken last term.
Ordered that commissioners examine & audit the accounts of Joseph Gaskill, executor of Jacob Gaskill, and make report.
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Book Y; Pg. 21-23
Elizabeth Midyette (formerly Elizabeth Gaskill), daughter of Jacob Gaskill, dec'd., of Hyde County, NC, being one of his legal heirs & representatives, also being the legal heir & representative of my brother, David Gaskill, dec'd., of Hyde County and also one of the legal heirs & representatives of my nephew Riley J. Gaskill, dec'd., of Hyde County & I, the said Elizabeth, having many years since intermarried with Richard Midyett of Hyde County but now residing in White County, Tennessee, do hereby nominate & appoint my worthy friend & husband, Richard Midyett, my lawful attorney to demand & provide for me jointly, with himself, being my husband, from the administrator of the estate of Jacob Gaskill, my deceased father, or from any other person having charge of said estate, all such sums of money or property which may be due me or which may hereafter be coming to me from my father's estate & the said Richard Midyett, by virtue of the intermarriage. And also to demand & receive from Anthony Gaskill, administrator of my brother, David Gaskill, dec'd., all money & property which descends to me and the said Richard by virtue of the intermarriage, as heirs-at-law & legal representative of David Gaskill, administrator of my nephew, Riley J. Gaskill, dec'd., all money or property which descends to myself & the said Richard Midyett by virtue of our marriage as heirs-at-law & legal representative of Riley J. Gaskill, dec'd., all late of Hyde County. Elizabeth Midyett empowers Richard Midyett to sell or dispose of all or any part of land obtained by him as attorney to take & receive money or take notes on other property or to bring suit or suits to prosecute in order to gain possession of & to establish my title to all the estates aforementioned being my deceased father, brother & nephew.
Wit: N. Oldham /s/ Elizabeth [x] Midyett
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Book Y; Pg. 171-172
Richard Midyett & his wife Elizabeth of White Co., Tennessee. said Elizabeth, having given power of attorney to her husband which is registered in Hyde County, sold to Daniel Shaw of Hyde County, for $90.00, an undivided tract of land on the S. side of Wysocking Creek formerly owned by Jacob Gaskins (should be Gaskill) & his wife & known by the name of the Gaskin tract or Antony Tooly's patent, the whole patent containing 100 acres, "...it being 1/5 part of the whole patent..." This indenture was made Dec. 11, 1838.
Wit: Andrew Shankline /s/ Elizabeth Midyett
Augustus W. Watson /s/ Richard Midyett
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Book Z; Pg. 221-222
Richard Midyett & his wife Elizabeth of White Co., Tennessee said Elizabeth having given power of attorney to her husband & registered in Hyde County, Book Y, pg. 13 on November 29, 1838, sold to Samuel Brooks of Hyde County, for $75.00, a tract of land in Hyde County on the N. side of Wysocking Creek "...it being 1/5 part of a 200 acre patent formerly owned & known by the name of Gaskins' patent..." This indenture was made Dec. 13, 1838.
Wit: D. Shaw /s/ Elizabeth Midyett
Joseph Gaskill /s/ Richard Midyett
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