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Sarah Baxter
Oct. 1, 1842 - Feb. Term 1843
Currituck Co. Will Book 4, pg. 93-94
[see image on Family Search]
NOTE - This will is also seen on page 99 [see image] with somewhat different wording but same dates except the recording date states Sept. 12, 1843.

The Last Will and Testament of Sarah BAXTER, dec'd., was exhibited in open court at February Term 1843 and the execution of the same proved by the oaths of Caleb ETHERIDGE and James WILLIAMS subscribing evidences there to in due form ordered recorded.

In the name of God amen.

I Sarah BAXTER of the county of Currituck in the State of North Carolina being admonished by my enfeebled state of helth of the certainty of death that incident of life that awaits me in common with all others and of the necessity of improving the opportunity I at present with the blessing of heaven enjoy of possessions a Sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as follows, to wit.

Item  I lend unto my beloved Sister Mary BAXTER one negro man by the name of Ned and one half of a negro woman by the name of Basheba and one half of the land I now live on and all the notes and other property I now possess to her use and benefit during her natural life and at the death of sister Mary BAXTER I give and bequeath unto Margarett BELL, Joshua W. BAXTER, Martha BAXTER, Joseph BAXTER and Maria HUGHS all and every part of the above named property to them and their [heirs] for ever and I here by nominate and appoint my friend Joshua W. BAXTER Executor to this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others and ratifying this the 1 day of October 1842.

    /s/ Sarah [her x mark] BAXTER

Signed in the presence of
    Caleb ETHERIDGE    Jurat
    Jas. WILLIAMS        

Recorded and examined this 8th day of March 1843

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  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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