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Gaskins - 1803
no date on will - May Term 1803
Will: Hyde Co., NC Will Bk. 3; pg. 362
Estate: NC State Archives; Original estates records 1745-1904; CR.053.508.27
In the name of God amen. I, Anne Gaskins, of the county of Hyde and state of North Carolina, being of sound sence, mind and memory, calling to mind the mortality of this life and knowing it is appointed for me once to die do therefore make this my Last will and Testament first revoking and making void all other wills heretofore made by me and for me, making this and no other to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, viz.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sallarena Gaskins one feather bed and furniture and one chist
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Ann Gaskins one feather bed and furniture and one linin wheel.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Luraner Gaskins one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Rebeca Jennet one shilling.
Item: I give and bequeath the residue of all the rest of my estate, property not already given away, to be equally divided between my five youngest children.
I do hereby nominate my beloved brother Abram Jones and appoint him my sole executor to this, my last will and testament.
Test: Cason Gibbs /s/ Ann [her x mark] Gaskins
Mary Term 1803 - This Last will and testament was Retd into Court by the Executor and Duly proved by the oath of William Murrey one of the subscribing witnesses to the same. Ordered to be Recorded.
Test: Ben. Foreman, Clk.
June 20, 1803 - the estate paid Isaiah Harris $3.50 for a coffin
Aug 31, 1805 - children John, Rebecca Jennett and Laurana Jennett are now of age and no longer require a guardian
Feb. 1811 - Abram Jones, executor of Ann Gaskins, answers petition of John Selby, 3rd and lists the following children: Christopher Gaskins, Ann Gaskins, Benjamin Gaskins, Louis Gaskins, John Gaskins, Luranah Gaskins, Rebecca Jennett and Sally Rena Gaskins whose guardian is Robert Jennett.
Extra deed information --
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Bk. O; Pg. 457
John Gaskins, Jr. of Carteret Co. sold to Adam Gaskins of Hyde Co., for $43.00, "my part of 50 acres which I heired by the death of my father, Zorobable Gaskins, it lying on Mattamuskeet in Hyde County joining said Adam Gaskins..." The indenture was made Dec. 17, 1811.
/s/ John Gaskins Jun'r.
Wit: Elijah Styron
Cason Gibbs, Jun'r.
Proved: May Term 1812
Reg: June 17, 1812
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Bk. P; Pg. 246-247
Robert Jennett, Sr. and his wife Rebecca of Hyde Co., N.C. sold to Christopher Gaskins of Hyde County, for $56.00, 2 tracts of land "formerly owned by the late Zorable Gaskins" said land lying up a ditch known by the name of Hugh Henry ditch and was bought by the aforesaid Zorobable Gaskins & Adam Gaskins of Burradge H. Selby in two tracts, one containing 75 acres and the other containing 25 acres and was divided by Adam Gaskins and Nancy Gaskins, widow of Zorabable Gaskins, which division will more plainly show the westernmost half of the 75 acre tract & lot #2 contained 37 1/2 acres which fell in the division to the heirs of the aforesaid Zorabable Gaskins and the eastern tract & lot #1 of the 25 acre tract containing 12 1/2 acres fell to the heirs of Zorabable Gaskins, their half amounting to 50 acres of land, one-seventh of which is now sold & conveyed to Christopher Gaskins. This indenture was made May 18, 1814.
/s/ Robert Jennett, Sen'r.; Rebeca [x] Jennett
Wit: Robert Jennette, Jun'r.
Reg: Sep 24, 1814
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Bk. R; Pg. 179
Ann Gaskins of Hyde Co., N.C. sold to Christopher Gaskins of Hyde Co., N.C., for $56.00, one-seventh part of two tracts of land lying on Mattamuskeet adjoining Adam Gaskins on the east, Hardy Swindell on the south, the heirs of Joel Swindell, dec'd., on the west and supposed Hezekiah Farrow on the north, they being 1/7 part of 2 tracts of land set apart to the heirs of Zorobabel Gaskins in a division of 2 tracts sold to Adam Gaskins & Zarobabel Gaskins by Burridge Hutchens Selby, the first a 75 acre lot & the second a 25 acre lot, this 1/7 part "being all the land left me by my father." This indenture was made Nov. 29, 1816.
/s/ Ann Gaskins
Wit: William [x] Swindell
Reg: Nov. 18, 1817
Hyde Co., N.C. Deed Bk. Q; Pg. 104?
Benjamin Gaskins Of Hyde Co., sold to Adam Gaskins of Hyde Co., for $200.00, a tract of land in Hyde Co. adjoining the lands of said Adam Gaskins on the east and north & the heirs of Joel Swindell, dec'd., on the west "it being 5/7 of the land that fell to the heirs of Zerobabel Gaskins, dec'd., one of the said 5/7 I heired by the death of my father Zerobable Gaskins and the other seventh I bought of Zacheus Bell & his wife Luranah, containing 14 acres." This indenture was made may 23, 1818. (later in this deed it says 2/7 not 5/7.)
/s/ Benj'n. Gaskins
Wit: Hezekiah Farrow
Reg: Aug. 11, 1818
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