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Nancy Beasley
Sept. 25, 1911 - June 21, 1912
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 431-432
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   I Nancy BEASLEY of Knotts Island County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament to wit.

   At my death I leave all of my property and all building included to be sold and out of the proceeds of such a sale I desire a decent burial any moneys left on hand after tombstones herein described are furnished the balance is to go to the Methodist Church at Knotts Island one in which I have been a member ever since my childhood days. I desire to be buried by the side of my first husband Tully CAPPS I further desire that two grave stones shall be furnished to match each in size, one for self and the other for my deceased husband Tully CAPPS: each cost not more than thirty dollars each, and the graves to be fenced in good order.

   And I hereby nominate and appoint W.A. LITCHFIELD to be my executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

   In witness my hand and caused my seal to be affixed this February 25th 1911.
        /s/ Nancy BEASLEY seal

Signed sealed published and declared as and for her last will & testament in the presence of each of us
    E.B. ANSELL       seal
    W.A. COOPER     seal

              State of North Carolina   }    In Superior Court
                   Currituck County       }    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
                      In Re Estate            }
                             of                    }    Order for Probate of Will
       Nancy BEASLEY, deceased}
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nancy BEASLEY dec’d is exhibited in open court for probate by W.A. LITCHFIELD, executor therein named: and the due execution thereof by the said Nancy BEASLEY dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of W.A. COOPER and E.B. ANSELL subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Nancy 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 and testament of Nancy BEASLEY dec’d 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 the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
   It is further adjudged that said W.A. LITCHFIELD is a suitable person to act as executor and that he be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.  Dated this the 21st day of June 1912.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court.

                              Currituck County                            }    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
In the matter of the will of Nancy BEASLEY deceased}
   W.A. LITCHFIELD being duly sworn doth say: That Nancy BEASLEY late of said County is dead having first made and published her last will and testament; and that W.A. LITCHFIELD is the executor named therein.  Further that the property of the said Nancy BEASLEY consisting of household & kitchen furniture, one house and improvements on the land leased to said Nancy BEASLEY by J.C. WATERFIELD and wife Sarah WATERFIELD and a few chickens and money found is worth about $200.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that the Methodist Church at Knotts Island is entitled under said will to the said property.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of June 1912.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[NOTE:]  Tully Capps wrote his will on Sept. 23, 1876 and it was probated on June 5, 1882, he having died on April 30, 1882 at the age of 45.   After his death Nancy married John M. Beasley on Jan. 25, 1885.  Nancy Beasley and her 1st husband, Tully Capps, are both buried in the Old Community Cemetery on Knotts, Island NC.  Nancy's tombstone says her death was on June 15, 1912 at the age of 75 years.

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