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Edmond A. Beasley
June 7, 1906 - May 1, 1911
[no probate was attached to this will but was found in the estate records erroneously labeled "Edward A. Beasley". I have attached it below.]
North Carolina, Currituck County
In the name of God, Amen.
I Edmond A. BEASLEY being of sound mind and memory but realizing the fact that death is certain do make and publish this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made.
Item 1. I lend to my wife Nancy BEASLEY all my property both real and personal during the course of her natural life, at her death I give to my son John M. BEASLEY all of my property both real and personal with the understanding that my son John M. BEASLEY shall pay over to my daughter Lydia A. BRUMLEY the sum of one hundred dollars from my estate.
/s/ Edmund A. BEASLY Seal
Signed, Sealed, and delivered in presence of us this 7th day of June 1906.
J.L. MILLER JR.
PROOF OF WILL WITH EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES THERETO
State of North Carolina } SS. In the Superior Court
Currituck County }
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edmond A. BEASLEY, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by John M. BEASLEY one of the devisees mentioned in said will, there being no executor nor executrix named therein, and the due execution thereof by the said Edmond A. BEASLEY is proved by the oath and examination of E.D. BOWDEN and J.L. MILLER the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Edmond A. BEASLEY that the said Edmond A. BEASLEY in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 7th day of June 1906.
And the deponent further saith, that the said Edmond A. BEASLEY the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited, to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator. And this deponent further saith, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Edmond A. BEASLEY was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
/s/ E.D. BOWDEN Seal
/s/ J.L. MILLER Seal
Severally sworn and subscribed this 1st day of May 1911 before me
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL
North Carolina } In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County } In re Estate of Edmond A. BEASLEY, deceased
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edmond A. BEASLEY, decd., is exhibited in open court for probate by John M. BEASLEY, one of the devisees mentioned in said will, there being no executor not executrix named therein, and the due execution thereof by the said Edmond A. BEASLEY, decd., is duly proven by the oath and examination of E.D. BOWDEN and J.L. MILLER, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is then shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Edmond A. BEASLEY was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will & testament of Edmond A. BEASLEY, decd. And it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of said county.
Dated this the 1st day of May 1911
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court
[NOTE: According to cemetery records, E.A. Beasley died May 29, 1910 at the age of 70. His wife, Nancy, died Nov. 17, 1910 at the age of 67. Their son John M. Beasley died June 24, 1942 at the age of 78 and their daughter, Lydia A. (Beasley) Brumley, wife of John J. Brumley, died on June 26, 1943. All are buried on Knotts Island, Currituck Co., NC.]
[Source for Will: Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse (Microfilm G.030.1548672)]
[Source for Probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]
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