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Mar. 13, 1834 - Feb. Term 1840
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 70-71
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The Last Will and Testament of Mauris BAUM of Roanoak Island was exhibited in open court at Feby. Term 1840 and proven by the oath of Alexander SPEER one of the subscribing evidences there to in due form of Law and ordered Recorded.
In the name of God amen, I Mauris BAUM of Roanoak Island in the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina considering that it is appointed of all men once to die and that the time of our exit is wholly uncertain do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows to wit.
First at my deceased I commend my soal to God who gave it and my body to be decently intered according to the usages of our Cuntry.
Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Anny the house and plantation where on I now live together with all the lands which I possess on Roanoak Island and her first choice of my negroes to have just which she poases and also to have her choice of my horses to take one of them and to have her choice of my sail boats during her natural life.
Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son Solomon A. BAUM after the decease of his mother the house and plantation whereon I now live with all the lands that I own on Roanoak Island and I also give and bequeath unto my son SOLOMON BAUM the second choice of my negroes to take one and the second choice of my horses to take one of them.
Thirdly [sic] I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth BAUM the third choice of my negroes and the third choice of my horses to take one of each.
Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mahala BAUM the fourth choice of my negroes and the fourth choice of my horses to take one of each.
And lastly of after all my just debts and demands are paid the whole rest and residue of my estate whether real or personal which I have not already given away to be equally divided between my beloved wife and children all but my daughter Polly and she has had her part of the negros, property.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this the 13th day of March 1834.
/s/ Mauris BAUM seal
Samuel M. ASHBEE
Alexander SPEER jurat
Recorded and examined this 4th day of April 1840
B.T. SIMMONS, CCC
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