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Joseph Baum
March 12, 1861 - August Term 1861

Currituck County NC

The last will & testament of Joseph BAUM

In the name of God Amen.  I Joseph BAUM considering the uncertainty of human life, and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will & testament in manner & form following (that is to say)

1st I loan unto my beloved wife Sally BAUM all my estate of all kinds, houses, furniture, lands, stock of all kinds, Negroes and every thing else to remain as it is during her life or widow hood.  If she should marry she is to [torn] only for a childs part.  She will settle all [torn] debts if any and keep every thing as it is.

2nd I loan unto my beloved daughter Sally MIDYETTE at my wifes death or marriage one thousand dollars during her life & at her death to be given to the lawful begotten heirs of her body if any & if not to return to my [torn] heirs.

3rd I give & bequeath unto my [torn] daughter Peggy BAUM at my wifes death or marriage [torn] negro boy Matthews.

4th I give and bequeath [torn] daughter Lavina BAUM at my wifes [torn] marriage my negro girl Polly.

5. I hereby order that at my wifes death or marriage that all my estate be equally divided between Nancy BAUM, Peggy BAUM, & Lavina BAUM my beloved daughters.

6th I hereby order that my negroes be not sold but valued and drawn for.

7th I hereby appoint my beloved bro. S.A. BAUM sole executor of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this the 12th of March 1861.

                        /s/ Joseph [his x mark] BAUM    Seal

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us
     Abraham TWINE
     Jas. B. TWINE

Currituck County}    Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
  North Carolina }    August Term 1861

The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph BAUM, deceased, was exhibited in open Court for probate by S.A. BAUM, the executor therein named and the due execution thereof by Joseph BAUM aforesaid was [torn] by the oath and examination of Abraham [torn] and James B. TWINE, the subscribing witn [torn].  It is therefore considered by the [torn] said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of said Joseph BAUM sufficient to pass both real and personal estate and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed.  And thereupon S.A. BAUM, the executor therein named, appeared in open Court and duly qualified as such by taking the oath required by law.

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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