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Sept. 15, 1876 - Jan. 11, 1877
I Caroline BEASLEY of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & disposing memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say,
Item First: I loan unto my brother Thomas O NEAL all my land I now own in this county during his natural life.
Item 2d: After the death of my brother Thomas O NEAL I give and bequeath unto John Thomas ONEAL and Alexander O NEAL all the lands I die seized and possessed of upon conditions as follows, that if John Thomas O NEAL dies without an heir that Alex O NEAL shall own the whole of my lands and if Alex O NEAL shall die without an heir that John Thomas O NEAL shall own all my lands.
Item 3d: I give & bequeath unto Thomas NEAL my brother one gray mare and one bed, the bed being just which he will choose.
Item 4: I give unto Alexander O NEAL my little colt that now sucks the mare.
Item 5th: I give and bequeath unto John Thomas O NEAL and Alexander O NEAL the balance of my chattle property except enough to pay for me a decent burial such as my relations want me to have.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother Thomas O NEAL my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause of the same and I hereby revoke and declare utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said Caroline BEASLEY do hereunto set my hand and seal this September 15th AD 1876.
Signed sealed and published and declared this to be my last will and testament in the presence of
Tilmon [his x mark] WOODHOUSE
/s/ Caroline [her x mark] BEASLEY Seal
Currituck County} In Probate Court
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Caroline BEASLEY, dec'd., is exhibited for probate and the execution thereof by the said Caroline BEASLEY is proved by the oath and examination of J.M. WOODHOUSE & Tilmon WOODHOUSE, witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn depose & say each for himself that he is a witness to the said paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Caroline BEASLEY, that the said Caroline BEASLEY in the presence of these deponents subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing which bears date Sept. 15, 1876, and these deponents further saith that the said Caroline BEASLEY did at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing to be her last will & testament, and that they did sign their name as witnesses thereto at her request & in her presence. The said Caroline BEASLEY was at that time of sound & disposing mind & memory of full age to execute and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of these deponents.
Tilmon [his x mark] WOODHOUSE
Jany 11, 1877
Sworn to & c.
A.V. DEY PJ
Recorded Page 35 [does not give will book number]
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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