WILL OF ELIZABETH TABORN RICHARDSON, March, 1883
ELIZABETH (TABORN) RICHARDSON – Will, March 1883
Will Book 5, Page 181
(Elizabeth Taborn was the daughter of Littleton Taborn & Lottie Chavis of Granville Co.,NC; she was the 2nd wife of Gideon Richardson, b. 1794)
State of North Carolina
In the Probate Court
A paper purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of ELIZABETH RICHARDSON deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Judge of Probate for said County, by JAMES & MARGARETT RICHARDSON, the executors therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON by the oath and examination of W. G. WHELESS and S. S. SYKES 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 ELIZABETH RICHARDSON; that the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON, in the presence of this deponent, subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 30th day of March 1883.
And the deponent further saith, that the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper-writing so subscribed by her and exhibited, to be her Last Will and Testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe her name at the end of said Will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of the said testator. And this deponent further saith, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed her 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 ELIZABETH RICHARDSON 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. S. SYKES
W. G. WHELESS
Severally Sworn and subscribed this 20th
day of July 1883, before me
JNO. T. MORGAN
In the name of God, Amen, I ELIZABETH RICHARDSON of the County of Nash and State of North Carolina being feeble in health of body, and sound of mind, memory and understanding, praise be God for the same do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following:
First- That my executors, hereinafter named, shall provide for my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends, and pay all funeral expenses, together with my just debts, howsoever and to whomsoever owing, out of the moneys that may first come in to their hands.
Item 1st -I give and devise to HAYWOOD RICHARDSON’s child NICKODEMUS RICHARDSON one Bedstead, 1 Blue Painted chest, one Red three year old heifer & one Kettle.
Item 2nd – I give to PETER RICHARDSON’s children one white Pine chest, and my every day wearing clothing, with the exception of two dresses, which I have specified and made known to MARGRET RICHARDSON, these two dresses. I give to EPSEY & SUSAN LOUCUST together with some finer clothing which is also specified, and made known to MARGRET.
I give to ANNA ELIZABETH RICHARDSON one oxen.
I give to PETER RICHARDSON’s four girl children one bed quilt each, which I call my every day quilts.
I give to ELIZABETH PETTAFORD my black cloth cloak, and one white earthen Bowl.
I give to WINNY PETTAFORD one white earthen Bowl.
I give to TONEY RICHARDSON one over coat.
I give to MARGRET RICHARDSON the balance of my entire estate of whatsoever it may consist of after taking out the above named devises &c and paying my just debts & burial expenses.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friends to execute this my last will and testament, JAMES RICHARDSON and MARGRET RICHARDSON his wife according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof, I the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON do hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of March A. D. 1883.
ELIZABETH RICHARDSON (“X” her mark)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said ELIZABETH RICHARDSON to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto:
W. G. WHELESS
S. S. SYKES
(transcribed by Deloris Williams)