Will of Elizabeth Stanback, 1865, Richmond Co., NC
Submitted by Myrtle Bridges, County Coordinator for Cumberland and Hoke Counties, NC
Cumberland Co NC

State of North Carolina, Richmond County.

I, Elizabeth Stanback of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and my usual health, but knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (to wit) First, I desire my body to be buried in a Christian like manner, all my just debts to be paid and my funeral ex-penses out of any moneys that may come into the hands of my executor herein after appointed. I give and devise to my son, P. N. Stanback all my interest in land in the State of Mississippi and Marshal County, which consists of half of section nineteen and one half of three fourths of section twenty one in the County and State first above mentioned. I also give to my son P. N. Stanback all my household and kitchen furni-ture and all my right and claim to all the stock of hogs, horses and cattle and all other property that I may die seized and possessed of either in North Carolina or in the State of Mississippi. Item 3rd. My will and desire that my son P. N. Stanback should pay to my grandson John D. Pemberton five hundred dollars and to my grandson, Stanback Martin two hundred dollars, and that my son P. N. Stanback shall keep and support or cause to be kept and comfortably supported during her life my daughter, Jane Martin wife of Farquar Martin. And lastly, I do appoint my sons P. N. Stanback & Dr. D. N. Patterson as my executors to execute each and every clause of this my will.
(signed) Elizabeth Stanback. Signed & sealed day and date above written in the presence of N. T. Bowdon, D. N. Patterson, W. F. Brookshire & Charles Powell. Erasures and inter-lineations before signing. This 8th day of August, A.D. 1865." Is propounded for pro-bate in open Court by Presley N. Stanback, one of the executors therein named. Whereupon John D. Pemberton by his next friend James D. Pemberton comes into open Court and enters a caveat to the probate thereof and says that the same and no part thereof is the last will and testament of Elizabeth Stanback. And therefore the Court orders the following issue to be made.

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