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Sept. 27, 1819 - Nov. Term 1819
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 115
In the name of God, Amen. The twenty seventh September in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and nineteen. I Jesse CAPPS of the State of North Carolina in the County of Currituck, being in a perfect and sound mind, but weak in body, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say; Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul in the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a christian and decent like manner at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall again receive the same by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bestow me with in this life. I give and devise and dispose of the same in manner and form as following.
I will and desire that it is my will, that all of my just debts and funeral expences be paid first of all.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS all the land that I heired from her on Morse's Point and Mackies Island. Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS one negro woman by the name of Jule, and one negro child by the name of Emaline, and one negro man by the name of Shadrack; also I give to my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS all of my household and kitchen furniture, also I give all my crop in doors and out doors to my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS, also I give my horse unto my Wife and all of my hogs and cattle, to her and heirs forever; also I give unto my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS all my sheep, to her and her heirs forever.
Lastly. I nominate and constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Martha CAPPS my whole and sole executrix to this my Last Will and Testament, to see the same done and performed. In the testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
/s/ Jesse CAPPS seal
D. SIMMONS jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
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