Source: County Court Minutes, 1838 - 1855, Macon County, North Carolina: 9. Clerk of Court, Macon County Courthouse, Franklin, North Carolina. North Carolina State Archives micropublication C.061 30001.
Minutes of Wednesday 13 June 1838
State of North Carolina Macon County
June Session 1838. Personally came Charles Stiles in open Court and being duly sworn, sayeth that he was well acquainted with John Hibberts in his lifetime and is certain that the said Hibberts did die in the County of Haywood, and that, Elijah Hibberts, Nancy Beasly, Charles Hibberts, Sarah Childers, May Sitton, Jane Beasly, Cornelius Hibbert & William Hibbert were always recognized by him the said John Hibbert, as his lawful heirs, and that Jaily Hibberts, who is yet alive, was his lawful and wedded wife
Sworn to the 13 day of June 1838
Charles Stiles before John Hall Clk
(Thanks to Dawn Watson for transcription and to Connie Steele for provision.)