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Nathen Bright
May 31, 1841 - Aug. Term 1841
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 85
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The Last Will and Testament of Nathen BRIGHT deceased was exhibited in open court at August term 1841 and proved by the oath of Gideon C. MARCHANT one of the subscribing evidences thereto in due form and the Executor Joseph BRIGHT quallifyed and ordered Recorded.

   In the name of God Amen, I Nathen BRIGHT of the County of Currituck and State of N. Carolina being of sound disposing mind and memory do on this the thirty first day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and forty one make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz.

   I give and bequeath unto Joseph BRIGHT my Brother one gray horse to him and his heirs for ever and have this day placed the same in his possession.

   I give and bequeath unto my Brother Joseph BRIGHT after the payment of my just debts the balance of my estate in trust for the education of Joshua M. BRIGHT, Miles BRIGHT, Joseph BRIGHT, Rhoda BRIGHT, Mary Ann OVERTON, John GILBERT and Margaret GILBERT the children of Joseph BRIGHT, Miles BRIGHT, Mary OVERTON dec’d and Rhoda OVERTON my Brother and Sisters to be expended by him the said Joseph BRIGHT in educating them as in his judgement may seem best share and share alike and the unexpended part if any to be put at interest for each ones benefit and the same pay over as they marry or arrive at lawful age.

   I nominate and appoint my Brother Joseph BRIGHT Executor to this my last will and testament in witness where of I have here unto set my hand & seal the day and date above written.

/s/ Nathen BRIGHT seal

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us
    G.C. MARCHANT jurat

Recorded and examined this 8th day of September 1841

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