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Sallie Brickhouse
May 15, 1907 - Oct. 24, 1907
(no probate was attached to this will but was found in the estate records)

In the name of God Amen.  I Sallie BRICKHOUSE of the County of Currituck in the state of North Carolina do make this my last will and testament as follows:

I direct that my body be decently buried in a manner corresponding to my estate and situation in life, but with as little expense as may be consistent therewith.

Second:  I direct that my just debts be paid as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, and to that end charge y whole estate with the same.

Third:  I give to my two grandsons Jasper BRICKHOUSE and Caleb C. BRICKHOUSE the whole of my estate, notes, money, household and kitchen furniture, and property of every other kind whether it be real or personal and wheresoever situated, to be equally divided between them, in fee simple forever.

Fourth:  I do appoint Dr. W.T. GRIGGS to be executor of this my last will and testament.

Fifth:  I hereby revoke all other and former wills and codicils by me at any time heretofore made.

Witness my hand and seal this 15th day of May (1907) in the year nineteen hundred and seven.
     /s/ Sallie [her x mark] BRICKHOUSE    Seal

Signed published and declared by Sallie BRICKHOUSE as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who in her presence, at her request and in the presence of one another, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
     J.J. SAUNDERS
     D.L. GRIGGS
     J.W. GRIGGS

PROBATE 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 Sallie BRICKHOUSE, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Dr. W.T. GRIGGS the executor  therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE is proved by the oath and examination of J.J. SAUNDERS and J.W. GRIGGS 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 Sallie BRICKHOUSE and that the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE 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 15th day of May 1907.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited, to be her 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 her 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 Sallie BRICKHOUSE 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/ J.J. SAUNDERS      Seal
    /s/ J.W. GRIGGS           Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 4th day of October 1907 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 Sallie BRICKHOUSE, deceased
     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Sallie BRICKHOUSE, decd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Dr. W.T. GRIGGS, executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE, decd., having been duly proven by the oath and examination of J.J. SAUNDERS and J.W. GRIGGS, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is then shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE 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 Sallie BRICKHOUSE, decd.  It is therefore 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.
    It is further adjudged that said Dr. W.T. GRIGGS 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 24th day of October 1907
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

Dr. W.T. GRIGGS having qualified as executor as aforesaid.  Let Letters Testamentary issue accordingly.  This 24th day of Oct. 1907.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

State of North Carolina    }    In the matter of the will of Sallie BRICKHOUSE, dec'd.
    Currituck County         }    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court.
    Dr. W.T. GRIGGS being sworn, doth say: That Sallie BRICKHOUSE late of said County, is dead, having first made and published her last will and testament; and that Dr. W.T. GRIGGS is the executor named therein.  Further, that the property of the said Sallie BRICKHOUSE consisting of household & kitchen furniture, 1 note of $100.00 and money is worth about $350.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application and that Jasper BRICKHOUSE & Caleb C. BRICKHOUSE of Mamie, NC are the parties entitled under said will to the said property
     /s/ W.T. GRIGGS

Sworn and subscribed before me, the 24th day of October 1907
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.

EXECUTOR'S OATH

State of North Carolina}
      Currituck County   }
I, W.T. GRIGGS, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Sallie BRICKHOUSE and 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/ W.T. GRIGGS

Subscribed and sworn before me, this 24th day of October 1907
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

[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)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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