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Louisa Bell
Apr. 18, 1894 - June 23, 1902
[see her small estate record here]

State of North Carolina}
     Currituck County    }

I Louisa BELL of the County and state aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, that is to say

Item 1st  My will and desire is that all property of which I may die possessed, be sold and my just debts be paid out of the sale of the same.

Item 2nd  That all moneys remaining in hand after the payment of my just debts, be placed out at interest, and so continue to be loaned out during the life of J.F. TUTTLE, the husband of my daughter, India TUTTLE, and that none of the money derived from my estate be paid to or placed in the hands of said J.F. TUTTLE for any cause whatsoever.

Item 3rd  In the event that my said daughter, India TUTTLE, shall survive her said husband J.F. TUTTLE then all money belonging to my estate that may be in the hands of my Executor hereinafter named shall be immediately paid over to her to use as she deems best.

Item 4th  If the said J.F. TUTTLE shall survive my said daughter, India TUTTLE, then it is my wish and desire that all money belonging to my estate shall be placed on interest and divided share and share alike among the children of said India TUTTLE as they respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend A.M. WILLEY 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 thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I the said Louisa BELL do hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of April 1894.
     /s/ Louisa BELL    Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Louisa BELL to be her last will and testament in the presence of use, who at her request and in her presence, do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.


State of North Carolina}    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
    Currituck County     }    In the Matter of the last will of Louisa BELL, dec'd.
    A.M. WILLEY being sworn, doth say: That Louisa BELL, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published her last will and testament; and that A.M. WILLEY is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Louisa BELL consisting of bank acct. of $500.00, household and kitchen furniture is worth about $600.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that India TUTTLE, Lenoir, N.C., is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
        Sworn and subscribed before me, the 23d day of June 1902.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL    Clerk Superior Court


 State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County      }
    I, A.M. WILLEY, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Louisa BELL that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So help me God.
    /s/ A.M. WILLEY
        Sworn and subscribed before me, this 23d day of June 1902.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL


  North Carolina  }    In Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of Louisa BELL
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Louisa BELL, dec'd., is exhibited before me for probate by A.M. WILLEY, Executor therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Louisa BELL, dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of Geo. E. STEVENSON and M.H. SNOWDEN, subscribing witnesses thereto: and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Louisa BELL at the time of making said will, was 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 Louisa BELL, dec'd.  And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of Superior Court of said County.  Dated this 23d day of June 1902.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court


State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County     }    In the Matter of A.M. WILLEY, executor of Louisa BELL, Ex-parte
A.M. WILLEY shows that it would be in the best interest of the heirs-at-law and creditors of the estate of said Louisa BELL to sell the personal property for cash because said property would sell for about the same in cash as on a credit of six months, and because the majority of the bidders at any proposed sale will probably be unable to give solvent bonds.  [Order followed which was dated 23d day of June 1902.]
    /s/ A.M. WILLEY

NOTE:  A search of the census records found the following:
    1880 Princess Anne Co., VA
        Tuttle, John F.       37    Minister
        Tuttle, India           28    wife
        Tuttle, Richard F.    7    son
        Tuttle, Hallie L.       5    daughter
        Tuttle, Thomas        3    son
        Tuttle, Bettie J.        1    daughter

    1900 Caldwell Co., NC - City of Lenoir
        Tuttle, India             Feb 1852    48    widow    married 28 yrs    5 children/5 living    VA VA SC
        Tuttle, Bettie J.        Mar 1879    21    single      Milliner                                             VA VA VA
        Tuttle, William S.     Oct 1888    11                                                                           NC VA VA          

[Source: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

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