Goble, of the County of Catawba, and state of North
Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but
considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do
make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in
manner and form following that is to say,
that my executor hereinafter (named) shall provide for
my body a decent burial, and attend to this will vowed.
I give and devise to my son Emanuel Goble all my lands
and the said Emanuel Goble is to maintain his Father &
Mother during life and his sisters namely Delila,
Elizabeth and Catharine Goble, as long as they remain
single. Also the said Emanuel Goble is to maintain my
grandson Jacob Hedrick as long as he wishes to remain
with him. The above named children is required while
they stay with my son Emanuel Goble to do all that they
can to assist him on the farm and in the house to make a
I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Eva Goble, all my
household and kitchen furniture of every description
also one black horse, also two head of cattel (cattle)
her choice, also all my sheep & hogs for the use of the
family and all my farming implements of all kind for the
use of the family now at home.
I will all the provision now on hand and the present
crop to go to the use of the present family at home.
I will and bequeath to my grandson Jacob Hetrick
(Hedrick) one young mare, also the said Jacob Hetrick
(Hedrick) is not to trade the said mare until he comes
upon age, also my son Emanuel Goble is to pay to Jacob
Hetrick (Hedrick) fifteen dollars when he becomes
twenty-one years of age.
my son Emanuel Goble is to pay to each of my daughters
namely Delila, Elizabeth, & Catharine fifteen dollars.
my son Emanuel Goble is to pay to my other three
daughters namely, Lucinda Christopher, Martha Ann
Dagenhart, & Mary Magdalena Goble each five dollars.
my son Emanuel Goble is to pay to my son Corban Goble
lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Emanuel
Goble 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, hereby revoking and
declaring utterly void all other Wills & Testaments by
me heretofore made in witnep (witness) whereof I the
said Lewis Goble do hereunto set my hand seal this 12th
day of March 1880.
sealed published and declared by the said Lewis Goble to
be his last will and testament in the presence of us who
at his presence do inscribe our names as witnepes
(witnesses) thereto attest.
J. B. Little
Q. M. Smith