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Confederate Pension Record

Noah William Ireland
[Submitted by Jan Orndorff]

Noah William Ireland, Sr. (2 Oct 1832 to 4 Feb 1918)
son of Amos Ireland & Delilah Margaret Gaskill

North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 A Roster compiled by Louis H. Manarin, Vol. 1, Artillery, pg. 391, Co. B, 40th Regiment N.C.T. (3rd Regiment N.C. Artillery)

Ireland, Noah W., Private - resided in Beaufort County where he enlisted February 3, 1862 for the war.  Admitted to hospital at Wilmington June 29, 1862 with acute dysentery and furloughed for fifteen days July 20, 1862.  Never returned from furlough and carried as a deserter.

Civil War Pension Application for Noah W. Ireland, Sr.

Soldier's Application for Pension dated 6 July 1908 states that Noah W. Ireland, Sr., age 75 resident of Hobucken, personally appeared before Geo. T. Farnell, C.S.C. in and for North Carolina and County of Pamlico, in order to obtain the pension under "An act for the relief on certain Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Widows" ratified March 8, 1907.  Noah states he enlisted in Co. G, 40th Reg. NC State Troops, 1862 with service at Fort Fisher, NC where he fell into the Bomb Proof and struck step and injured back, from which he never fully recovered.  Physician Daniel A. Dees found "general debility and loss of sight amounting to three-fourths or more".  Noah signed with his mark.

Civil War Widow's Application for Pension

Dated 1 Jul y 1918 states that Annis Ireland, age 82 resident of Hobucken and widow of Noah W. Ireland, personally appeared before E. E. Martin, C.S.C. for North Carolina and County of Pamlico, to obtain a pension under "An act for the relief on certain Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Widows" ratified March 8, 1907.  States Noah enlisted in Co. B, 1861.  Annie signed with her mark.  Widow's Application stamped "Approved".

Will for Noah William Ireland, Sr.
Pamlico Co, NC, Will Book 1918, pgs. 403-404
[Typed as written in official document]

North Carolina, Pamlico County

I, N.W. Ireland Sr. of the aforesaid County and State being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my earthy existence do make and declare this to be my last will and testament.

1st My executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives and pay all funeral expenses together with all just debts out of the first moneys which shall come into his hand belonging to his estate.

2nd I give and devise to my beloved wife Annis G. Ireland all my household and kitchen furniture comprising our bed and stad 2 pillows and all covering 1 mattress and stead and covering , nine chairs, two stoves and all property consisting of household and kitchen furniture belonging to me at my death to have and to hold to her proper use and behoof devices the term of her life.

3rd I give to my sons N. W. Ireland, Jr., T. G. Ireland, and A. A. Ireland and to my daughters Mary e. Sadler, Ana Parsons and Ida M. Hathaway, a one-sixth interest each in the share I own and hold in the house known as the Alliance Hall.

4th I hereby constitute and appoint my son N. W. Ireland, Jr., my lawful executor to execute this my last will and testament according to the true interest and meaning of the same and every part and clause of the same hereto revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore.

5th To my Grand-daughter Myrtle M. Hathaway, I give and bequeath all the property consisting of the household and kitchen furniture given to my wife Annas G. Ireland.  It being understood that the said Annas G. Ireland shall hold and use the said property to her use during her life and at her death it shall go to the said Myrtle M. Hathaway my Grand-daughter.

In witness I have the said N. W. Ireland, Sr, set my hand and seal, This Jan 17, 1918.
                    Noah  [his x mark] W. Ireland (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said N.W. Ireland Sr. to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

Witnesses:  W.A. Ireland
                  E.W. Barrett

North Carolina, Pamlico Co:  In the Superior Court
    A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of N. W. Ireland, Sr. deceased exhibited before me the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by N. W. Ireland Jr. the executor thus named and the due execution thereof by the said W.A. Ireland and E.W. Barrett the subscribing witnesses thereto who being by me 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 and purporting to be the last will and testament of N. W. Ireland Sr.  That the said N. W. Ireland Sr. in the presence of this deponenant subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid and which bears date of the 17th day of Jan. 1918.
    And that deponant further saith that the said N. W. Ireland Sr. the testator aforesaid did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be the last will and testament and this deponant did therefore subscribe his name at the end of said will as an a attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said testator and his deponant further saith that a X the said testor signed his name to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of deponant subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said N. W. Ireland, Sr. was of sound mind and memory and of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge information or belief of this deponant and feel that these deponants say not.
    W.A. Ireland (seal)
    E.W. Barrett (seal)

Dually sworn and subscribed this 28 day of Feb 1918 before me E. E. Walters, C.S.C.

Note:  Tombstone for Noah W. Ireland, Sr. shows “born Feb. 2, 1832, died Feb. 4, 1917”, but his will clearly shows date of his mark Jan 17, 1918.

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