Gordy Genealogy
1625 - 2011
386 Years
In Memory of Moses Gordy B: 1830
KIA at Wilderness, VA - May 5, 1864

Trench at Wilderness Battlefield
Trench at Wilderness, VA


Will, Deeds & Codicils for the Gordy Descendants





Will of 8G Peter Gordy - Twin to Moses Gordy

Peter Gordy died in 1775 and leaves the following will.
Worcester County wills pp. 291-3. In the name of God amen the twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and seventy two, I Peter Gordy son, of Worcester county and province of Maryland planter being in good health at present and in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my son John Gordy one Negro follow named Major to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy one hundred acres of land called Gordy's chance lying and being in Somerset County otherwise now called Worcester county to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy all that tract of land called Addition to Gordy's Chance provided he never claim any thing or sum of money out of my Estate for what he gave Daniel Wilson on account of my part I bought of a land warrant of Peter Callway for said land and if he does then the said land to his brother John Gordy's if not I give it to Peter Gordy afore said him heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy twenty- five acres of land--part of a track of land called Brandy RIDGE to him and his heirs and assigns for over.
Item I give and bequeath to son John Gordy two tracks of Land lying and being in Worcester county--the one named Hoggard and the other named Parker's Mistake each track containing Fifty-acres as patents will more plainly appear. The aforesaid two tracts of land I give to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Moses Gordy one Negro girl named Patience to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Levinah, now wife to Isaac Wootton one large cupboard market L-G. and a garnished Trunk and one pair of Silver Sloavo buttons.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John Gordy twenty five acres of land part of a tract of land called Brandy RIDGE containing fifty acres of land lying and being in Worcester county the afore-mentioned twenty five acres to be laid out for him next to his dwelling plantation the aforesaid twenty five acres I give to him his heirs and assigns for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Peter Gordy twenty-five acres of land part of a tract of land called High Ridge to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Catherine Gordy one third of my Estate after the above mentioned Legacies are paid.
Item I give and bequeath the remainder of my personal Estate to be Equally divided amongst my children here afore named (via), Moses Gordy, Peter Gordy, John Gordy, my daughter Mary Crouch Sarah wife to John Parker, Eunice wife to James Mothvilain and Levinah wife to Isaac Wootton.
Item I do hereby constitute and ordain my son Peter Gordy to he my only and sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disannul all other wills legacies & bequests by me heretofore made 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 the day and year above written. Signed sealed published and pronounced by the said Peter Gordy as his last will and testament in sight and presence of us (via John Williams Sr., John Williams Jr., Mary Williams (her mark a cross) signed Peter Gordy (his mark)
July 15th 1775 then John Williams, John Williams Jr., and Mary Williams the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and made oath on the holy Evangelist of almighty god that they saw Peter Gordy the testator sign seal and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound disposing mind and memory and understanding and that they subscribed their names as witness to the said will in the presence of the testator and at his request.
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Will of Moses Gordy - Twin to Peter Gordy

Will of Moses Gordy, June 30, 1774 - Worcester County, Md.
In the name of God amen, I Moses Gordy senior of Worcester County and province of Maryland planter being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, but considering the un-certainty of this transitory life do make and publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
Item: I give to my son Eli Gordy seventy acres of land beginning at the border of a tract called Figgs Chance to be laid out the hole tenth of the track of land, also one young mare when he becomes of age to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my two sons John Gordy and Peter Gordy the residue of the track of land called Figgs Chance with my dwelling Plantation thereon and if either of them die without issue, the longest liver to hold all. My will is that my son John Gordy should take care of my son Peter and his estate to (illegible) their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my dautor Nancy Gordy ten pounds of my posses able estate to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give my doter Mary Ward five shillings of my estate and no more.
Item: I give to my son Thomas Gordy five shillings of my Estate and no more.
Item: I give to my doter Suffiah Wilson five shillings of my estate and no more.
Item: I give to my dotter Nelly Callaway five shillings of my estate and no more.
Item: I give to my son Jacob Gordy five shillings of my estate and no more.
Item: I give to my son Moses Gordy one feather bed and no more of my estate.
Item: I give to my son Aaron Gordy, five shillings of my estate and no more.
Item: I give the residue of my estate to my four youngest children - John, Peter, Eli, and Nancy to be equally divided among them to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my well beloved wife Ann Gordy all my hole estate during her live or widowhood, not disturbed or molested by any of my children, but have and enjoy the same and I do hereby default and make void all other wills and testaments and acknowledge this to be my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this thirtieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.
Signed, sealed Wm, Roe - M. Moses Gordy his mark in the presents of Joshua Ellis, and Shiles Moor the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and make oath on the holy Evangelist of almighty God that they saw Moses Gordy the testator sign seal and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be that his last will and testament and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound disposing mind and memory that they subscribed their names as witnesses to the said will in the presence of the testator and at his request .
Certified by Benton Harris deputy Con of Worcester county July 15th, 1775, after probate of the afore-going will came Ann Gordy, widow of the within deceased Moses Gordy and quitted her claim to the several bequests and devises made to her in the within will and elected in lieu thereof her dower or third part of the deceased estate both real and personal before Benton Harris Deputy Con. of Worcester County.
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Will 7G Moses Gordy B: 1730

A:0143
pp: 144/145
MOSES GORDY
27 Oct. 1795
Aug. Ct. 1802
“Distressed condition of body”
Wife: Eunice Gordy all my moveable estate only such exceptions as may be here after made and my plantation I not live with the house * improvements during her natural life or widowhood wholly to be at her disposal. If she marry I allow the house and plantation -------- [sic] into the possession of my son Moses but not before he is twenty one years of age.
Eldest son: Moses 75 acres of land with the house & improvements on which I now live.
Youngest son, Isaac, 75 acres of land on the South of Moses land.
Daus: Elizabeth Oliphants. Nansey [Stewart?] and Priscilla Elliott no part or portion of my present estate they having received theirs already.
Dau: Polly 1 cow & 1 ewe.
Seal: Moses Gordy
Esrs: wife Eunice John Gilchrist
Wits: Joseph Elliott John Gilchrist Edward McGlamery (Jurat)
Source: An Annotated Digest of Will Book a Guilford County, North Carolina by Jane Smith Hill




Deed of 3G Mack Daniel Gordy for Home at 440 S. Main St, High Point, NC

Deed for Mack Daniel Gordy's property at 440 S. Main Street in High Point, NC
Book 69 Page 134
McDaniel Gordy Deed from H.R. Welborn
This Deed made this 7th day of February A.D. 1884 by H.R. Welborn of Guilford County and State of North Carolina to McDaniel Gordy of Guilford County and State of N.C.
Witnesseth. That said H.R. Welborn in consideration of three hundred and thirty-five dollars to him paid by McDaniel Gordy the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged has bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain, sell and convey to said McDaniel Gordy and his heirs a tract or lot of land in High Point, Guilford County and State of N.C. bounded as following: Lying on the West side of Fayetteville & Salem St commencing at Ragan’s corner on said St. running South with said St. 101 ft to Ragan & Welborn’s corner, thence East with Ragan’s line 229 ft to the beginning containing about 5/8 of one acre. Being the place or lot owned jointly by W.H. Ragan and H.R. Welborn containing 58/ of one acre more or less.
To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or lot of land and all privileges and appurtenances hereto belonging to the said McDaniel Gordy and his heirs and assigns to their only use and behoof. And the said H.R. Welborn does hereby covenant that he is seized of said premises in fee and has right to convey the same in fee simple that the same are free from encumbrances and that he will warrant and defend the said title to the same against the claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said H.R. Welborn has presents set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
H.R. Welborn (Seal)
State of North Carolina
Guilford County
Be it remembered that on this 7th day of February A.D. 1884 before me J.A.Campbell an acting Justice of the Peace for said county personally appeared H.R. Welborn and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing deed.
Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of February A.D. 1884.
J. A. Campbell JP (Seal)
State of North Carolina
Guilford County
Sept 7th 1885
Book 0069 PG 0135
The foregoing certificate of J.A. Campbell a Justice of the Peace of Guilford County in adjudged to be correct. Let the Deed with the certificate be registered.
J.W. Welborn C.S.C.
Source: Mary Garland
McDaniel Gordy Deed from W.H. Regan
This deed made this Seventh day of February A.D. 1884 by W.H. Regan & wife Ada L Regan of Guilford County and State of North Carolina to McDaniel Gordy of Guilford County and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth. That said W.H. Regan & wife Ada L Regan in consideration of Three hundred and thirty-five dollars to them paid by McDaniel Gordy the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain sell and convey to said McDaniel Gordy and his heirs a tract or lot of land in Guilford County and State of North Carolina bounded as following: Being on the West side of Fayetteville and Salem street, commencing at W.H. Regan’s corner on said street, running South with street one hundred and one feet (101) to Regan & Welborn’s corner, thence West with Regan & Welborn’s line 228 feet to D Fouchet’s line, thence North with Fouchet’s line 118 feet to Ragan’s corner, thence East with Regan’s line 229 feet to the beginning to the street, containing about 5/8 of one acre more or less, being the place formerly owned by Benj Barrow. To have and to hold the aforesaid tract or lot of land and all privileges and appurtenances therto belonging to the said McDaniel Gordy and his heirs and assigne to his only use and behoof –
And the said W.H. Ragan & wife Ada L Ragan covenant that they are seized of said premises in fee and have right to convey the same in fee simple, that the same are free from encumbrances and that they will warrant and defend the said title to the same against the claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony – whereof the said W.H. Ragan & wife Ada L Ragan have hereunto set their hands and seals’ the day and year above written.
W.H Ragan (Seal)
Ada L Ragan (Seal)
State of North Carolina
Guilford County
Be it remembered that on this 7th day of February A.D. 1884 before me a Justice of the Peace for the said county personally
BK 0069 PG 0136
Appeared W.H. Ragan & wife Ada L Ragan and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing deed. And thereupon the said Ada L Ragan being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband touching her free consent in the execution thereof doth declare that she had executed the same freely, of her own will and accord without any force, fear or undue influence of her said husband or other person and did still voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of February AD 1884.
J.A. Gray JP (Seal)
State of North Carolina
Guilford County
Sept 7th 1885
The foregoing certificate of J.A. Gray a Justice of the Peace of Guilford County is adjudged to be correct. Let the Deed with the certificate be registered.
J.W Nelson C.S.C.
Source: Mary Garland




Will of 3G Mack Daniel Gordy

Original will of Mack Daniel Gordy

WILL

I, Mc D. Gordy, of High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, declare this to be my last Will and hereby revoke all Wills previously made by me.
It is my wish and direction that my funeral shall not cost in excess of One Thousand ($1000, 00) Dollars and that if the firm of J.W. Sechrest and Son is in the undertaking business at the time of my death, that said firm acts as my undertaker. I direct that my Executor shall erect at my grave a simple marker, the design of which I leave to the discretion of my wife if then living and my Executor, not to cost in excess of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.
After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I dispose of my property as follows:
ARTICLE I. I direct that all estate and inheritance taxes and other taxes in the general nature thereof which shall become payable upon or by reason of my death, in respect of any property passing by or under the terms of this will or any codicil thereto hereafter executed by me, or in respect of the proceeds of any policy or policies of insurance on my life, or in respect to any other property which shall be included in my gross estate for the purpose of such taxes, shall be paid by my executors out of the funds of my residuary estate.
ARTICLE II. I bequeath all household furniture and tangible personal property and effects in, around, about or used in connection with my residence at the time of my death, including automobiles and petty cash, but not including bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and other choses in action, to my wife, SARAH E.GORDY, if she shall survive me; otherwise, with such equality and appropriateness as shall be practicable, to such of my children as shall survive me.
ARTICLE III. I bequeath to J.R. PLUMMER my iron safe with my name on the front of same.
ARTICLE IV. I bequeath all of my tinners’ tools and all my tinners stock to my grandson, Mc Gordy.
ARTICLE V. To each one of my negro renters, by whatever name known, that shall have been paying house rent to me, according to my records, for twelve (12) months just next proceeding my death I bequeath $25.00 in cash.
ARTICLE VI. I bequeath to my daughter, MARY GORDY CRISSMAN, $2,000.00 par value in United States Government Bonds and $1,000.00 in cash.
ARTICLE VII. I bequeath to the parties listed below, or their issue in the event that such parties do not survive me, cash or its equivalent in the amounts set opposite their respective names:
Mrs. L.S. Pate $30.00
Mrs. L.W. Kearns 25.00
Mrs. J.R. Agnew 300.00
Mrs. J.R. Plummer 1000.00
Donovan Gordy 500.00
Helen Garland Allred 100.00
Robert A. Garland 50.00
Louise Ryan 100.00
Hazel Ryan 100.00
ARTICLE VIII. I devise to my son, P.H. GORDY, in fee simple, one farm located in High Point Township, Guilford, North Carolina, being more fully described in deed from David H Blair and wife, Adelaide C. Blair, to Mack Daniel Gordy, recorded in Office of Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 1022, Page 434.
ARTICLE IX. I devise to my daughter, NORMA GORDY PLUMMER and her husband, J.R. PLUMMER, or the survivor of them, in fee simple, one house and lot located at 423 Willowbrook Street, High Point, North Carolina, being more fully described in deed R.H. Garland to McD. Gordy, recorded in Office of Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 206, Page 93.
ARTICLE X. I devise to my daughter, MARY GORDY CRISSMAN and her husband, Ulb F. CRISSMAN, or the survivor for them, in fee simple, one house and lot located at 112 West Ray Street, High Point, North Carolina.
ARTICLE XI. I devise to my daughter, MRS. FLORA GORDY RYAN (Mrs. R.G. Ryan), in fee simple, one store house located at Tryon and Ennis Streets, High Point, North Carolina, also barber shop on same lot.
ARTICLE XII. It is my desire and I hereby direct that my wife, during her life, and my son, FRED L. GORDY, and my daughter, MRS. LOUISE GORDY GARLAND (Mrs. R.H Garland), and their issue, shall hold and enjoy equal rights in the drive-way in the rear of the store buildings herein before devised to them, said drive-way running in the rear of said store buildings and out to West Commerce Street, City of High Point, North Carolina, and I herby dedicate said drive-way to public use, to be and remain open for the use and benefit of the property above referred to and for the use and benefit of the public.
ARTICLE XIII. I devise to GRACE ELIZABETH PLUMMER, in fee simple, four houses and lots on Gordy Street, High Point, North Carolina, said lots being numbers 506, 206, 208, and 210, being the property purchased from the Joe Hoffman Estate and more particularly described in four deeds dated September 10, 1924, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 475, Pages 460, 461, 463 and 464. I likewise devise to GRACE ELIZABETH PLUMMER, in fee simple, one house and lot on Willowbrook Street, No. 608 (in white section), and house and lot 305 Grimes Street, High Point, North Carolina; and I also bequeath to her $1,000.00 par value in United States Government Bonds. It is my wish and I request J.R. Plummer to assist Grace Elizabeth Plummer in looking after her property in the renting and collection of rents, etc.
ARTICLE XIV. I bequeath and devise the residue of my estate of every nature and wherever situate to the WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY IN TRUST for the following uses:
(1) My Trustee shall retain my present residence at 400 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina, as a home for my wife, SARAH E. GORDY, and my son, DONOVAN GORDY, so long as my said wife shall desire to use said residence as a home; my Trustee shall pay all taxes, fire insurance premium and repair bills necessary to keep the house fully protected against loss and in proper condition. After the death of my wife, or upon my death if she predeceases me, or should my wife cease to occupy said residence as a home after my death, my Trustee shall then convey said premises to my daughter, NORMA ELIZBETH PLUMMER, and her husband, John R. , and her husband, John R. PLUMMER, in fee simple, provided my said daughter and her husband take care of and give a home to my son, DONOVAN GODDY, but the expense of taking care of my said son, DONPVAN GORDY, shall come out of this trust as herein provided.
(2) To pay over the balance of the net income monthly or quarterly, or as often as their needs shall require as follows: Seventy (70) per cent to my wife during her life to be used and applied in such manner as she, in her discretion, shall deem advisable for the support of herself and the support and maintenance of my said son, DONOVAN GODRY; and after the death of my said wife, my said Trustee shall continue to apply seventy (70) per cent of the net income for the support and maintenance of my said son, DONOVAN GORDY, so long as he shall live; fifteen (15) per cent of said net income to NORMA ELIZABETH PLUMMER; and fifteen (15) per cent of said net income to MARY GORDY CRISSMAN.
(3) Upon the death of my son, Donovan Gordy, or upon the death of my wife if he shall predecease her, or upon my death if both my said wife and son shall predecease me, my then trust estate shall be divided and convey as follows:
(a) My Trustee shall convey unto my nieces and nephews, FRED LEONARD, LAWRENCE LEONARD, PEARL LEONARD and BLANCE LEONARD, as tenants in common in fee simple, fifteen houses and lots located between Taylor and Gordy Street, High Point, North Carolina, (one block, lot 300 feet by 200 feet) being two lots purchased from A.A. Grimes and more fully described in a deed dated September 14, 1889, reported in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 79, Page 434, and a deed dated October 25, 1892, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 89, Page 677, said property being designated by house numbers as 206, 208, 210, 300, 302, 304 Taylor Street, 205, 207, 209, 211, 213, 215 Gordy Street, 511, 511 1/2, 512, 513 and 513 ˝ Huffman Street, City of High Point, and if any or all of these four tenants in common shall fail to survive me, or shall fail to survive this trust, then their respective issue shall represent and take such deceased tenants share; if any of these four tenants in common have predeceased me without leaving issue surviving, and I have predeceased the life of this trust, without leaving issue surviving, then in such event this property hereinbefore devised shall then be held in equal shares by the survivors of the four above named tenants in common or their issue in the event that any of such tenants in common shall have died leaving issue, the issue taking and representing their parents respective share.
(b) My Trustee shall convey unto my daughter, MRS.LOUISE GORDY GARLAND (Mrs. R.H. Garland), in fee simple, one brick store building located at 140 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina (lot 25 feet 2 inches by 200 feet), being a building now occupied by Eckerd’s Drug Store and joined on the South by the property of Oscar Kearns & Sons and being the property more particularly described in a deed from B. F. Jordan and N.E. Jordon to McD. Gordy, dated March 14, 1895, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 99, Page 58. And should said MRS. LOUISE GORDY GARLAND predecease me or predecease the life of this trust then it is my will and desire that said brick store building be conveyed to her heirs and I hereby direct my Trustee to so convey same.
(c) I hereby direct my Trustee to convey to my son, FRED L. GORDY, in fee simple, one brick store building and the brick warehouse at the rear of said store building, located at 138 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina (lot 25 feet by 200 feet), being the property now occupied by the Kinney Shoe Store and joined on the North by James H. Farley, said property being more fully described in a deed from B.F. Jordan and N.E. Jordon to McD. Gordy, dated September 10, 1890, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, in Book 82, Page 571. Should the said FRED L. GORDY predecease me or predecease the life of this trust, I hereby direct my Trustee to convey said property to the heirs of said FRED L. GORDY.
(d) After the above set forth conveyances, I hereby direct my Trustee to divide all of the rest and residue of my then trust estate into two equal shares and distribute as herein provided and directed as follows:
(A) One such equal share shall be delivered and conveyed, discharged of the trust, to my daughter, MARY GORDY CRISSMAN, and the other equal share shall be delivered and conveyed, discharged of the trust, to my daughter, NORMA GORDY PLUMMER.
(B) If either of my said daughters shall die prior to the final termination of this trust and shall leave child or children or legally adopted child or children surviving, such child or children shall receive the share of the daughter so dying, but if either of my said daughters shall die prior to the final termination of this trust and shall not leave such child or children surviving but shall leave a husband surviving her, such husband shall receive the share of the daughter so dying.
(C) If either of my said daughters shall die prior to the final termination of this trust and shall not leave such child or children or a husband surviving, then, and in that event, the share of the daughter so dying shall augment the share of my other daughter and shall be delivered and conveyed, discharged of this trust, as directed in sub-section (A) 9(d), Section (3) of this Article of my will.
(D) If both of my said daughters shall die prior to the final termination of this trust and shall not leave such child or children or a husband surviving, then, and in that event, my Trustee is directed to deliver and convey all that remain of this trust estate, discharged of the trust, to the person or persons entitled, under the law of North Carolina in effect, to the personal property as my next of kin.
(4) If the net income payable to or applicable for the benefit of my said wife and son, supplemented by funds available to them from al other sources, as herein before set forth, shall not be sufficient to meet their reasonable needs in their station in life, then, and in that event, my Trustee is hereby authorized to take as much of the net income as necessary to pay or apply for their benefits even thought it may reduce the percentage herein set forth for my said daughter, NORMA GORDY PLUMMER, and MARY GORDY CRISSMAN; and my Trustee is hereby authorized to pay or apply for the benefit of my said wife and son, DONVAN GORDY, so much of the principal of my trust estate as it shall, from time to time, deem requisite or desirable under the then existing circumstances; and the exercise or non-exercise by my Trustee of the discretion herein conferred upon everyone interested in my estate or this trust.
ARTICLE XV. I declare that if any objection shall be made to the probate of this Will or any attempt shall be made to revoke the probate thereof by any of my heirs, next of kin, legatees, devisees, or any beneficiary under any provision of this Will, or in case any contest as to the carrying into effect of any article thereof, it is my will that any heir, next of kin, legatee, devisee or beneficiary under any provision of this Will who shall make or offer to permit to be made or offered any such objection or attempt or who shall inaugurate or raise or abet any such contest shall by reason thereof forfeit any and all right or interest which he or she might otherwise have under this my Will or in my estate, and shall be excluded from any share or interest in my estate as legatee, devisee, heir at law, next of kin or otherwise.
ARTICLE XVI. I nominate and appoint WACHOVIA BANK & TRUST COMPANY as Executor of my Will. I hereby authorize my Executor and my Trustee, in the exercise of its discretion, to retain any securities or other properties or assets owned by me at the time of my death, or subsequently acquired by Executor or by my Trustee, so long as the retention thereof shall seem to it to be advisable and for the best interests of my estate or the trust herein created; to sell real estate or personal property, either publicly or privately, for cash or credit, without an order of court, or to exchange or convert real estate or personal property as and when to do so shall seem to it to be advisable and for the best interests of my estate or the trust herein created; to invest or re-invest the funds of my estate and the trust herein created in such common or preferred stocks or bonds or other securities and properties as shall from time to time be approved by the Trust Investment Committee or other similar committee of said WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, without being restricted to statutory investments; and to execute such deeds, leases, notes, contracts, proxies, bills of sale and other instruments as my Executor or my Trustee shall deem desirable or requisite in the businesslike settlement of my estate or the administration of the trust herein created.
As compensation for its services as Executor, I direct that WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY shall be entitled to retain 5% of the combined receipts and disbursements of personal property up to $50,000.00; 2 ˝% of such combined receipts and disbursements between $50,000.00; and $500,000.00; and 1% of such combined receipts and disbursements in excess of $500,000.00; except that on receipts of proceeds of life insurance policies payable to my estate it shall retain 2% up to $25,000.00 and 1% in excess of $25,000.00. As compensation for its services as Trustee, I direct that the said WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY shall be entitled to retain 5% of the gross annual income up to $10,000.00 and 2 ˝% of the gross annual income in excess of $10,000.00. No commissions shall be retained by it, either as Executor or as Trustee, upon distribution of either principal or income to any beneficiary or trust under this will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this the 25th day of February, 1947.
Mc D. Gordy (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said McD. GORDY as and for his last will, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of one another, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
James Mattocks, Dorothy Mickel, and Wilma P Crissman
Source: Mary Garland




First Codicil to Mack Daniel Gordy's Will

First Codicil to Will

CODICIL TO WILL

I, Mc D. GORDY, of High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, do hereby make, publish and declare this Codicil to my last will and testament which is dated the 25th of February, 1947 and witnessed by James Mattocks, Dorothy F. Mickel and Wilma P. Crissman; this Codicil being as follows:

ITEM I

I desire to add to Article X of my last will and testament the following: I hereby devise to my daughter, MARY GORDY CRISSMAN, and her husband, Uba F. CRISSMAN, or the survivor of them, in fee simple, one house and lot located at 121 West Russell Street in the City of High Point, North Carolina.

ITEM II

I hereby strike out of my last will and testament, paragraph (a) Sub-section (3) of ARTICLE XIV, wherein I directed that my Trustee convey certain properties unto my nieces and nephews, FRED LEONARD, LAWRENCE LEONARD, PEAL LEONARD, BLANCHE LEONARD for it is now my desire that the property which I formerly directed my Trustee to convey to said parties be divided with the rest and residue of my then Trust estate in two equal shares and distributed as provided in paragraph (d) Sub-section (3) ARTICLE XIV and I hereby so direct my Trustee.
And except in so far as said will is expressly or by necessary implication changed by this codicil and is in conflict therewith, I do hereby ratify, republish, and reaffirm my said will and each and every part thereof.
In testimony whereof, I, the said Mc D. GORDY, have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 6th day of April, 1948.
Mc D. Gordy (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Mc D. Gordy to be a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other do hereto set our names as witnesses.
Walter E Crissman of High Point, NC
Juanita W Baxter of High Point, NC
Source: Mary Garland




Second Codicil to Mack Daniel Gordy's Will

Second Codicil to Will

CODICIL TO WILL

I, Mc D. GORDY, of High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, do hereby make, publish and declare this Codicil to my last will and testament which is dated the 25th of February, 1947, hereby ratifying said will in all respects, save as changed by this instrument and a former codicil, dated April 6, 1948, this codicil being as follows:
Since the execution of the will above mentioned, and the Codicil above referred to, I have made provision for my son, Paul H. Gordy, mentioned in Article VIII of my last will and testament, by deeding to him the property referred to in Article VIII of my last will and testament and by giving him a cash amount of money. Therefore, I hereby strike out of my last will and testament, Article VIII.
Except in so far as said will is expressly or by necessary implication changed by this Codicil and the proceeding Codicil and is in conflict therewith, I do hereby ratify, republish, and reaffirm my said will and each and every part thereof.
In testimony whereof, I, the said Mc D. GORDY, have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 9th day of November, 1948.
Mc D. Gordy (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said McD. Gordy to be a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other do hereto set our names as witnesses.
Juanita W Baxter of High Point, NC
Walter E Crissman of High Point, NC
Source: Mary Garland




Deed For Land That Was Given to Paul Harold Gordy in Article VIII of Mack Daniel Gordy's Will
THE DEED, Made this the 3rd day of November, 1943, by DAVID H. BLAIR and his wife ADELAIDE C. BLAIR, of the city of Washington, District of Columbia, parties of the first part, to MACK DANIEL GORDY, of Guilford County and State of North Carolina, party of the second part,
WITNESSETH:
That the said parties of the first part, in consideration of Ten Dollars ($10.00) and Other Valuable Consideration to them paid by the party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey unto the said party of the second part and his heirs a tract or parcel of land in the County of Guilford of North Carolina, in High Point Township, bounded as follows:
First Tract: “Beginning at a stone E. Hunt’s line and running North 45 poles and 15 links to a stone E. Hunt corner: thence west with said Hunt’s line 65 poles and 3 links to a stone Hunt’s corner; thence 2 deg. East with said Hunt’s line 28 poles and 15 links to a stone in Hunt’s line; thence South of East with a fence on the line 65 poles and 15 links to the beginning containing 15 acres.
“See deed from Selner J. Gannaway to Burnie Gannaway and recorded in Book #614 page 194 in Register of Deeds office for Guilford County.
“Also see Deed from Ford M. Myers, Trustee to Essie M. Crutchfield, recorded in Book #706, page #603 in Office of Register of Deeds for Guilford County, N.C.
“See Deed Book #713, page 616.”
Second Tract: Beginning at an iron stake on the west side of the Old Trinity Road, W.L. Edwards’ northeast corner, also R.M. Bundy’s corner; thence along Bundy’s line north 82 deg. 9 min. west 460 feet to Blair’s line; thence along Blair’s line south 5 deg. 30 min. west 45 feet to a new corner; thence along a new line of Edwards south 82 deg. 9 min. west 455.5 to the Old Trinity Road; thence along said road north 11 deg. 34 min. east 45 feet to the beginning.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid tract or parcel of land and all privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said party of the second part and his heirs and assigns forever.
And the said parties of the first part do covenant that they are seized of said premises in fee and have the right to convey the same in fee simple; that the same are free from incumbrances; and that they will warrant and defend the said title to the same against claims of all persons whatsoever.
IN TESTIMONY WHEROF the said party of the first part has hereunto set their hands and seals this the day and year first above written.
$3.85 stamps affixed
David H Blair (Seal)
Adelaide C. Blair (Seal)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - City of Washington
I, Lucy L Allen, a Notary Public of said District, do hereby certify that DAVID H. BLAIR and his wife ADELAIDE C. BLAIR, grantors, personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing deed of conveyance, and the said ADELAIDE C. BLAIR, being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband. Touching her voluntary execution of the same, doth start she signed the same freely and voluntarily, without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person, and she doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Let the said deed and this certificate be registered.
Witness my hand and seal this the 10th of November, 1943.
Lucy L Allen
Notary Public
Filed for registration on the 16 the day of November 1943 at 2:05 pm and duly recorded in the Office of Deeds of Guilford County.
J.H. McAdoo
Register of Deeds
Source: Mary Garland




Deed between Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer
Book 1593 Page 0031
NORTH CAROLINA
GUILFORD COUNTY
THIS DEED Made this the 9th day of MARCH, 1955 by and between WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, a corporation with it s principal office and place of business in Forsyth County, North Carolina, Trustee under the will of McD. Gordy, party of the first part, to NORMA ELIZABETH PLUMMER and her husband JOHN R. PLUMMER of Guilford County, North Carolina, parties of the second part.
WITNESSETH:
That Wheras, McD. Gordy, by Article XIV of his will, which has been duly probated and is on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Guilford County, North Carolina, bequeathed and devised the residue of his estate, of which the property hereinafter described, is a part, to WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY IN TRUST for the following uses:
“(1) My Trustee shall retain my present residence at 440 South Main Street, High Point, North Carolina, as a home for my wife, SARAH E. GORDY, and my son, DONOVAN GORDY, so long as my said wife shall desire to use said residence as a home; my Trustee shall pay all taxes, fire insurance premiums and repair bills necessary to keep the house fully protected against loss and in proper condition. After the death of my wife, or upon my death if she predeceases me, or should my wife cease to occupy said residence as a home after my death, my Trustee shall then convey said premises to my daughter, NORMA ELIZABETH PLUMMER and her husband, JOHN R. PLUMMER in fee simple, provided my said daughter and her husband take care of and give a home to my son, DONOVAN GORDY, but the expense of taking care of my said son, DONOVAN GORDY, shall come out of this trust as herein provided.” And
Whereas, SARAH E. GORDY, wife of McD. GORDY, died on the 11th day of September, 1954:
NOW, THEREFORE, the WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Trustee as aforesaid, by virtue of the authority granted it under the terms of the will of McD. Gordy, and obedient thereto, and in consideration of ONE ($1.00) DOLLAR to it paid by the parties of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, has bargained and sold and by these presents does bargain, sell and convey unto NORMA ELIZABETH PLUMMER and her husband JOHN R. PLUMMER, the parties of the second part, and their heirs, a certain tract of land in High Point Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:
BEGINNING at a stone monument in the West side of South Main Street, Clinard’s corner, the same being 399.20 ft in a Southerly direction from West Russell Street, and running thence along the West side of South Main Street South 06 30’ East 101.09 ft. to a stone monument, Marsh’s corner; thence along Marsh’s line South 81 42’ West 226.65ft. to an iron pin; thence North 06 08’ West 118 ft. to an iron pin; thence North 85 58’ East 226 ft. to the point of BEGINNING.
The same being the home place of the late McD. Gordy and being the same property conveyed to him by W.H. Ragan and wife, by deed dated February 7, 1884 and recorded in Book at Page 135; and also by H.R. Welborn by deed dated February 7, 1884, and recorded in Book 69 at Page 134, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina. Also see survey made by Robert P. Guarino, Engineer, High Point, North Carolina, dated March 5, 1955, Job No. 3854.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said lands and premises with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns forever, in as full and ample a manner as the said party of the first part, Trustee under the will of McD. Gordy, as aforesaid, is authorized and empowered to convey the same; this deed is made upon the condition, however, That Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer, shall take care of and give a home to DONOVAN GORDY, the son of McD. Gordy, and if the said Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer, fail to take care of and give a home to Donovan Gordy, the son of McD. Gordy, then, and in that event, this deed is to become null and void; otherwise, to remain in full force and effect.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Trustee under the will of McD. Gordy, as aforesaid, has caused this deed to be signed in its corporate name by its Vice-President, attested by its Asst. Secretary and sealed with its common corporate seal, all the day and year first above written.
WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
Trustee under the will of
McD. GORDY
BY JP Bolt
Vice-President
ATTEST
Howard Lyon
Assistant Secretary -3
Page No. – 2 –
NORTH CAROLINA
GUILFORD COUNTY
THIS 9th day of March, 1955, personally came before me, Helen Brown, a Notary Public of the said County and State, HOWARD LYON, who, being by me a duly sworn, says that he knows the common seal of WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Trustee under the will of McD. Gordy, and is acquainted with J.P. BOLT who is Vice-President of said corporation, and that he, the said HOWARD LYON is the assistant secretary of the said corporation, and saw the said Vice-President sign the foregoing instrument, and that he, the said HOWARD LYON, Assistant Secretary as aforesaid, affixes said seal to said instrument, and that he, the said HOWARD LYON signed his name in attestation of the execution of said instrument in the presence of said Vice-President of said corporation.
WITNESS my hand and official seal, this the 9th day of MARCH, 1955.
Helen Brown
Notary Public
Filed for registration on the 21st day of March 1955 at 4:15 PM and duly recorded in the Office of Deeds of Guilford County.
J.H. McADOO
Register of Deeds
Source: Mary Garland




Deed between Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer and Wachovia Bank and Trust Company
Book 1963 Page 0125
NORTH CAROLINA
GUILFORD COUNTY
THIS DEED Made this the 14th day of June 1961 by and between NORMA ELIZABETH PLUMMER and her husband, JOGN R. PLUMMER of Guilford County, North Carolina, parties of the first part, and WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, a corporation with its principal office and place of business in Forsyth County, North Carolina, Trustee under the Will of McD. Gordy, party of the second part.
WITHNESSETH:
THAT, WHEREAS, WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY has heretofore conveyed the hereinafter described property to the parties of the first part, by deed recorded in Book 1593 at Page 31; and
WHEREAS, the parties of the first part now desire to reconvey the hereinafter described property of the second part, in identically the same manner in which they received the same, and
NOW, THEREFORE, the said parties of the first part, in consideration of the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) to them in hand paid, by the party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey unto the WACHOVIA BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee under the will of McD. Gordy, its successors, or assigns, a certain tract of land in High Point Township, Guilford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:
Book 1963 Page 0126
Beginning at a stone monument in the West side of South Main Street, Clinard’s corner, the same being 399.20 ft in a southerly direction from West Russell Street, and running thence along the west side of South Main Street South 06 30’ East 101.09 ft. to a stone monument, Marsh’s corner; thence along Marsh’s line South 81 42’ West 226.65ft. to an iron pin; thence North 06 08’ West 118 ft. to an iron pin; thence North 85 58’ East 226 ft. to the point of BEGINNING.
The same being the home place of the late McD. Gordy and being the same property conveyed to him by W.H. Ragan and wife, by deed dated February 7, 1884 and recorded in Book 69 at Page 135; and also by H.R. Welborn by deed dated February 7, 1884, and recorded in Book 69 at Page 134, in the office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina. Also see survey made by Robert P. Guarino, Engineer, High Point, North Carolina, dated March 5, 1955, Job No. 3854.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said lands and premises with all privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said party of the second part, its successors or assigns, in as full and sample a manner as the said parties of the first part are authorized and empowered to convey the same; this deed is made upon the condition, however, that Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer, shall take care of and give a home to DONOVAN GORDY, the son of McD. Gordy, and if the same Norma Elizabeth Plummer and her husband, John R. Plummer fail to take care of and give a home to Donovan Gordy, the son of McD. Gordy, then, and in that event, this deed is to become null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals, this the day and year above written.
___________________________ (SEAL)
Norman Elizabeth Plummer
____________________________ (SEAL)
John R. Plummer
Source: Mary Garland