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 William [Wilson] Barco
Apr. 10, 1922 - Dec. 1, 1923
[The Currituck will books are no longer in the courthouse but have been sent to the Archives in Raleigh.  Currently they only have wills in envelopes dating from about 1900 or even later filed in metal drawers.  This will was in the first lower drawer and was # 65.  Each drawer starts with # 1 and there is an index to each drawer.]

State of North Carolina Currituck County

I William BARCO of the afore Said County being of Sound mind but considering the uncertaintey of my Earthlay existencey do make and declare this to be my last Will and testamt

My lawfull executor hereinafter Name Shall pay all my debts of all kinds and collect all my debts of all kinds and pay over to my beloved wife

I give to my beloved Wife Susan the tract of land where I live on both Sides of the main road containing 165 acres with the understanding that I give to my son W C BARCO his home and land where he lives on the east side of the main road and I give to my son D T BARCO his house and land where he lives on the West side of the main road and I give to Nellie BARCO my home where I live at my Wife death With the understanding that my Wife is to hold my realestate property and have all rents as long as she lives first as I have all ways done and my executor is to collect all rents and pay the same over to her as long as she lives and at my Wife death and all of my realestate I have not give way is to be equally divided between my five children by my last Wife and I all so give to Nathan BARCO and Hallis BARCO each one Four hundred dollars a peace and this is to be paid by my five children by my last Wife which will be [math calculation was shown] 160.00 Each [times] 5 [equals] 800.00 and this is their Shares in all of my property of all realestate and chattle property and I leave to my said Wife Seven Shares in the Northriver Steam boat line and this I leave for my executor to sell and pay over to my said wife and I own a peace of Swampland land jointlay with W L OWENS I want my interest Sold by my executor and paid over to my said wife and I own some lots in Portssmith virginia I want my executor to sell and pay over to my said wife and I give to my said wife all of my house hold and kitchen furnistue of all kinds and all of my horses and mules and all cattle and hogs and all Farming utencills and all provision [?] and if there Should be a growing crop at my death I want all expences paid and all tenants paid their rents and all Net proceeds paid over to my Said Wife and She is to have the Same to dispose of as She Sees fit to do

I hereby constitute and oppaint my son W. C. BARCO my lawfull Executer to all intents and purposes to Execute this my last Will and testamet accaring to the true intersts and meaning of the Same and every part and clause there of hereby revoking and declaring utterlay void all other Wills and testamets by me heretofore made in Witnss where of I the Said William [his x mark] BARCO does hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the 10 day of April 1922.  Sign Seal and published and declared declared to be the last will and testamet in the presence of Each of us who at his request and in the presence and in his presence and in the presence of Each other do Subscribe our Names as Witnss
    /s/ J W. FORBES
    /s/ Bennett FORBES

 

PROBATE OF WILL UPON EXAMINATION OF SUBSCRIBING WITNESSES

  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court - Before the Clerk
Currituck County}    In the Matter of the Will of William BARCO, Deceased
   
The paper writing hereto attached and purporting to be the last will and testament of William BARCO, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court of Currituck County, North Carolina, by W. C. BARCO, the executor therein named, and thereupon the following proof thereof is taken by the oath and examination of J. W. FORBES and Bennett FORBES, the subscribing witnesses thereto, as follows:

North Carolina, Currituck County
    J.W. FORBES and Bennett FORBES, being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself deposes and says, that …he is a subscribing witness to the said paper writing now shown him, purporting to be the last will and testament of William BARCO, and that he saw him execute (or heard ………. acknowledge the execution of) this writing as his last will and testament, and that affiant attested it in the presence and at the request of said William BARCO, deceased; and that at the time of its execution (or at the time its execution was actknoledged) said William BARCO was, in affiant’s opinion, of sound mind and disposing memory.
    /s/ J W FORBES
    /s/ Bennett FORBES

Severally subscribed and sworn to before me, this 1st day of December, 1923.
    /s/ B. B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court Currituck County

    And thereupon it is considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of William BARCO, deceased, and it is ordered that the same, with the foregoing examination and this certificate, be recorded and filed.  This 1st day of December, 1923.
    /s/ B. B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court Currituck County

 

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County:  In the Superior Court Before B.B. BELL - In the Matter of the Will of William BARCO
   
W. C. BARCO being duly sworn, doth say: That William BARCO, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last Will and Testament: and that W. C. BARCO is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said William BARCO consisting of Real Estate and personal property, is worth about $ 12,458, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Susan BARCO, wife, Nathan BARCO, Son, Hollice BARCO, Son, D. T. BARCO, Son
, Susie BARCO, daughter W. C. BARCO, Son, Susie Barco ARMSTEAD (Daughter) Nettie Barco AYDLETT (Daughter) Nellie BARCO, Daughter are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ W. C. BARCO

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 1st day of December 1923.
   
/s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina }
Currituck County}
    I,
W. C. BARCO do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and Testament of William BARCO that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So help me God.
   
/s/ W. C. BARCO

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 1st day of December 1923.
   
/s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk, Superior Court

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

       Currituck County  }    In Superior Court
State of North Carolina}
To all Whom these Presents shall come --- GREETING:
    It being satisfactorily proven to the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for Currituck County, that William BARCO late of said county, is dead, having made his last Will and Testament, which has been admitted to Probate (a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed,) and W. C. BARCO the Executor therein named, having qualified as such according to law:
    Now these are therefore to empower the said Executor to enter in and upon all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and the same to take into possession, wheresoever to be found, and all the just debts of the said deceased to pay and satisfy, and the residue of said estate to distribute according to the directions of said Will.
    Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this the 1st day of December 1923.
       
/s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court

This will was contributed by Ben Bateman. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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