Nelson GIBSON Jr.'s Will, Richmond Co. Will book 3, p. 1.

"October Term 1842
The last Will & Testament of Nelson Gibson decd [?]
State of North Carolina
Richmond County May the 10th 1842

	In the name of God Amen. I Nelson Gibson, being of sound mind and perfect 
memory do this day make my last will and testament in manner and form following 
	I give and bequeath unto my son William Gibson my negro woman Lucky and 
her increase. and To my daughter Mary Gibson the negro Girl Sarah and to my 
daughter Jane the negro girl Laura, absolutely I order and request that the rest of my 
negros and their increase be equally divided among the rest of my lawful (children) 
heirs, viz. my daughter Elizabeth heirs, my daughter Sarah's heirs, my daughter 
Nancy and my daughters Rachel and Rainy, my sons Thomas Nelson and Samuel. I 
also request that all the negros remain on this place for the further use of my wife 
Rutha & Family during her natural life. Then to be divided as above stated. I give to 
my wife Rutha one Sorrel mare called the Duplin and gig and harness absolutely. 
	I also give unto my daughter Mary and Jane each a bed and furniture. I also 
order that all my land stock of horses hogs Cattle and sheep household and kitchen 
furniture & farming utensils at the death of my wife Rutha be sold & divided equally 
among all my lawful heirs. I also give unto my wife Rutha one bed and furniture, 
	I nominate and appoint my sons William Gibson and Samuel Executors to this 
my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal.
	Nelson Gibson (seal)

Attest James Gibson, John M. Laurin, Thomas Gibson 

State of North Carolina Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Defenses
October Term 1842

The foregoing last Will and Testament of Nelson Gibson de'D was proven in open 
Court by the oath of Thomas Gibson a subscribing witness there to. Samuel Gibson 
qualified as executor to said Will. Ordained to be Recorded. G. A. Nicholas, Clk."

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