North Carolina, Wilson County }
In the name of God, Amen.
I, Jordan Thomas, of the State and County aforesaid, do make this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughters, Harty Thomas and Henretta Thomas the land which I now live the same being situate in Gardner’s Township, Wilson County, adjoining the lands of Benj. Finch, Benj. Artis, & T.W. Barnes, containing about eleven acres to them their natural lives and at their death to my grandchildren – Jordan Thomas, Alford Thomas and Charity Hagans, in fee simple.
In testimony whereof witness my hand and seal this 5th day of July 1899. Jordan X Thomas
Signed in the presence of Geo. W. Thomas, W.A. Gill
Will Book 3, Page 433, Office of Clerk of Superior Court, Wilson County Courthouse, Wilson.
In the 1860 census of Gardners, Wilson County: Jordon Thomas, 50, turpentine; daughters Henrietta, 21, Eliza, 20, and Harly, 18; and grandson John Thomas, 1.