State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 3, page 70
Dated 23 Feb 1863

I Wilson G. Cahoon of the County of Tyrrell & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make & declare this my last will & testament in manner and form following that is to say.

First - That my executor herein after named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to my relations & friends and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts heresoever and to whomsoever owing out the moneys that may just come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.

Item the 1fst- I give and devise to Miss Ann E. Basnight one negro woman Rose aged about 20 years all her increase and one negro boy named Jim aged about 7 years old & one negro boy Burton aged about 15 months old and also I give unto her one tract of land which was given to me by Henry Gibson Senr. known as the John W. Davis land adjoining Jesse Brickhouse Abraham Rhodes & H. E. H. Brickhouse which said deed will show the number of acres to have and to hold unto her the said Ann E. Basnight forever.

Item 2d - I give and devise to my sister Elizabeth G. Davis wife of John W. Davis all of the chattle property or money which is coming to me from Henry Gibsons estate which shall be collected by my executor and paid over to her after paying my just debts and paying one hundred and fifty dollars to my executor.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Henry B. Norman my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause therein of and hereby revoking and declaring utterly all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I the said Wilson G. Cahoon do hereunto set my and seal this 23th day of February A D 1863.

Signed Sealed and Declared by the said Wilson G. Cahoon to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who at his request, and in his presents do subscribe our names as witness thereto
Samuel Norman
James F. Craddock

W. G. Cahoons (Seal)

Ordered by the court that it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of W.G. Cahoon was duly proved in open court at Oct. Term 1865 by the oaths & examinations of Saml. Norman & J. F. Craddock the subscribing witness thereto & was ordered to be recorded & filed & the clerk having failed to enter the probate thereof therefore the Clk is now ordered to amend the records of the court by entering the probate of said will nunce pro tune.

Thos. H. Alexander Clk.

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Updated June 13, 2001
Mike Schoettle