Noble Alexander Pool
Made Apr 25, 1887, Proved May 7, 1889
NC Archives - CR 044.801.31
Know all men by these presents that I, N. A. Pool of the
County of Granville and State of North Carolina do this day
make this my last will and testament. First I will that all
of my just debts be paid if there be any, after which I will
to my wife Nancy G. Pool my entire estate both real and
personal during her life or widowhood, and after her death
or marriage, I will that my property be divided between my
children as follows Viz. that my daughters Sallie B.
Sanford, Rebecca J. Pool and Mary A. Gawdon(sic) have twenty
five dollars each, in money, and if there should not be
enough money for that purpose it must be taken out of the
proceeds of my personal property, and if there be a
remainder, I will that such remainder be equally divided
between all of my children Viz, James S. Pool, William L.
Pool, Stephen Pool, John A. Pool, Sallie B. Sanford, Rebecca
J. Pool and Mary A. Gawdon (sic), then will to my sons
Stephen Pool and John A. Pool my dwelling house with the
surrounding out houses with one hundred acres of land
attached thereto, to be laid off according to their, Stephen
Pool and John A. Pool, wish. I then will that in case that
either Stephen Pool or John A. Pool should die without an
heir, that his share of said property be the property of the
surviving brother, either Stephen Pool or John A. Pool as
the case may be. I then will that the balance of my land be
equally divided between my other children Viz. James S.
Pool, William L. Pool, Sallie B. Sanford, Rebecca J. Pool
and Mary A. Gawdon (sic).
I have as my executors my sons James S. Pool and William
L. Pool and request that this will be carried out exactly as
written, without any contention whatever by any of the
legatees. As witnessed my hand and seal this the 25th day of
N. A. Pool
Signed in the presence of RT. Chandler and John King
On May 7, 1889, James S. Pool and William A. Pool
declared in Superior Court that the property of N.A. Pool
consisting of Real and Personal property was worth about
$2000.00. That the Real Estate is worth $1500 and the
Personal property about $500.