This document was copied, verbatim, including grammar, punctuation and text. Note the different spellings of Tabor (Tabour). From the Records of January Court, 1806 Record of Wills, Vol. B. p. 188 Rutherford County Courthouse Rutherfordton, North Carolina
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN TABOR, Sr. In the name of god, Amen, I John Tabor of Rutherford County and State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to god, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain in my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of the allmighty god that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of god and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased god to bless me with in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife all my land and my other estate for her while she remains a widow during her life and afterwards to be equally divided among all my children which said divide shall take place at a time if she do marry again with the allowing her a childs part with them. Also, I do allow and give my youngest son Ely, one young horse beast not to exceed fifty dollars value at some convenient time before he comes of age exclusive of his equal part at such time as my executor may think most proper and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disanul all and every other former testament, wills and legacies, bequeaths and executions by me in any wisebefore named will and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Elizabeth , my son, Solomon Tabour and Thomas Tabour as my executors all witness my hand and seal in above written in the presence of all and who in his presences and in the presence of each other hereto subscribed and named this 24th day of September one thousand eight hundred five. /s/ John Tabour William Capshaw, Jurer David Capshaw William Washington Capshaw
NAME: John Tabor family SUBJECT: Power of Attorney Thomas Tabor, Josiah and Elizabeth Capshaw to Eli Tabor, Nov. 3, 1815 SOURCE: Record of Wills, Book A-B-C-D-E-F. pgs. 111 and 112 Rutherford County Courthouse Rutherfordton, North Carolina Known all men by these presents that we Thos. & Joseah Capshaw and Elizabeth Capshaw all of the States of Tennessee and Kentucky do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Eli Tabor of the County of Rutherford and state of North Carolina to be our true and lawfull attorney for us and in our name and stead to bargain and sell to John Moore of Rutherford County State of North Carolina all our rights and Interest to and in that tract or parcel of land lying on both sides of the south fork of White Oak Creek in the County of Rutherford aforesaid whereon John Tabor Senr. resided at the time of his Death and which sd. tract or parcel of land has been since his Death occupied by his widow Elizabeth Taber and lately by her sold to John Moore aforesaid and we hereby give and grant to Eli Tabor aforesd. full power and authority to sell bargain with and dispose of to the sd. John Moore all Rights claims and Interests which we have or may hereafter possess in the sd. tract or Tracts of land whither derived from the last will and Testament of John Tabor Senr. Decd. or as his natural heirs as well for ourselves as our heirs Extrs. an binding them and ourselves to abide by and perform any contract for or sale of Sd. land that Eli Tabor aforesd. may make with sd. Moore in as full and ample manner as we could have done ourselves had we done it in person in witnexss whereof we have herewith set our hands and seals this 3rd of Nov. 1815- Auseel Gree (Jurat) Thos. Tabor (ss) Josiah Capshaw (s) her Elizabeth X Capshaw (s) mark
Notice the differences in the spelling of Tabor/Tabour. In other locations, I have also found it spelled TabEr.