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Currituck County Wills
Dec. 10, 1827; May Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 266-267
In the name of God Amen. I Joel CAPPS being in perfect mind and memory, thanks to my God for the same, do make this my Last Will and Testament viz as manner and form following.
I give and bequeath my body to be buried in a decent manner by my exor my soul I resign to my God who gave it.
To my Wife Elizabeth CAPPS I the testator lend during her natural life or widowhood all my worldly possessions consisting of every personal and moveable property.
Item. I give and bequath unto Caleb CAPPS my beloved Son all the western part of my plantation from the main road down as far as my cleared land reaches or a branch dividing my high land from the woodland.
To my beloved Son Joel CAPPS I give and bequeath all the eastern side of my plantation as far as it reaches—Caleb CAPPS to have liberty to feed on the marsh his cattle and horses in case he the said Caleb will do his duty by keeping up an equal part of said fence.
The remainder of my land which is woodland, I give and bequeath to my sons Caleb and Joel CAPPS for the use of the plantations and their heirs forever. (for fear of dispute it may or must be equally divided)
Item. I give and bequeath unto Newton CAPPS one negro boy named Frances to him and his heirs forever after his Mothers death.
To my three Sons Caleb, Joel, and Newton CAPPS I give and bequeath one bed and furniture to each.
All the rest of my property out of doors or in doors I give to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth CAPPS.
I leave and ordain this my Last Will and Testament to be executed my executrix my Wife Elizabeth CAPPS. In testimony of the above being my Last Will and Testament we the under named are witnesses Dec. 10th 1827.
Joel CAPPS seal
George H. DEVENISH
Steward WILLIAMS jurat
May T. 1831
This Last Will and Testament of Joel CAPPS was exhibited and proved in open Court by oath of Steward WILLIAMS subscribing witness thereto named qualified in due form of law.
S. HALL CCC
Recorded Jany 26th 1832 by J.G. HALL
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