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Abel Beasley
Dec. 7, 1848 - May Term 1849
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 145
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The last will and Testament of Abel BEASLEY deceased was exhibited in open court at May term 1849 and the execution of the same proved by the oath of Samuel N. MIDGETT one of the subscribing witness thereto in due form ordered registered.

   I A.B. of the State of N. Carolina and Currituck County, do this Seventh day of December make and publish this codicil to my last will and Testament in manner following that is to say:

   I give to my Grand Daughter Jerustoe Ann BEASLEY my little bed and one chest and where as and by my last will and Testament I have bequeathed to my Granddaughter Melvena my bed and stead I also give to my son Waitman my wedges and cag and tool chest. I also give to my son Daygherredge BEASLEY my hone and raisor and the remainder of my chattle property to be equally divided between the two girls above mentioned when they come of age with the exception of my hand saw that I want to pay for the proving of my Will and lastly it is my desire that this my last will and Testament to intents and purposes in witness whereof in I have here unto set my hand and seal this the Seventh day of Decr. In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.

    /s/ Abel [his x mark] BEASLEY

Signed sealed and declared by the above named A.B. as a codicil to be annexed to his Last Will and Testament. In the presence of
    Samuel N. MIDGETT jurat
    John MIDGETT

Recorded and examined this the 8 day of June 1849

NOTE:  Abel Beasley was age 50-60 in 1830 and 60-70 in 1840 and, as far as I know, no actual will has been found for him.  The two granddaughters mentioned in this will appear to be in the 1850 census living with Martha Beasley.

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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