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Lincoln Co., NC Will Book 3, page 2
Will Written 09 Oct 1856
Will Probated probated in court  January Sessions 1857
Transcribed by Donna J. Johnson
In the name of God Amen.  I Jacob Hoover being weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament.  I commit my spirit into the hands of God who gave it, my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner.  With regard to the properth wherewith God has blessed me I dispose of it in the following manner
First I will and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary M. Hoover all my land and all my personal property during her natural life or widowhood, and at her death the land to be equally divided between my two sons, John and William.  I Will each of my children Two thousand dollars, taking into consideration the amount I have already advanced, except my two sons John and William I Will them in addition to the land one thousand dollars each, at the death of my wife the personal property to be sold and divided between my children    it is my will that all my children be made equal I hereby nominate and appoint James M. Hoover and Henry F. Ramsour my Executors, and I hereby revoke and disannul all former Wills by me made and declare this my last Will and Testament.
Signed, Sealed, published and                        October 9th 1856
declared in presence of                                    Jacob Hoover (seal)
H. L. Wilson   Jurat
Aaron S. Robinson   Jurat

Jacob Hoover's will was proved in Lincoln County.  A copy was also filed in Burke County, North Carolina on 17 May 1860, indicating that Jacob Hoover owned property in that county.
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Donna Joy Johnson
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