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John Chittum
June 8, 1829 - Aug. Term 1829
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 2

I John CHITTUM of the County of Currituck in the State of North Carolina, being in the enjoyment of perfect health, of sound mind and memory; but knowing that I have but a short time to live do make, publish and declare, this instrument to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling, all others hertofore by me made or executed.

It is my will and desire, that my executor herein after named, should sell either at public or private sale, which ever he may think best, my negro boy Miles, for the purpose of raising the money necessary to pay the costs and charges of the State prosecution against me, and if any surplus to apply it to the payment of my just debts.

I give and bequath to my Wife Nancy CHITTUM during her widowhood for the purpose of surporting herself and present family, and to raise the young negro slave I own, the use of all my lands in the County of Currituck, and the use of negro Sandy negro woman Clarisa and her children Eliza, Chloe, Peter, and Lydia. Also I give unto my Wife Nancy CHITTUM, one chesnut horse, a year old colt three cows and calves and her first choice of all my hogs, my horse cart, two ploughs and harness, two weeding hoes, one hilling hoe, the best axe all the household and kitchen furniture, one spade, one gun the corn on hand and the corn and other grain, that my be raised on my land this year. These articles to wit the stock crop, farming utensils, household and kitchen furniture, I give to my said Wife Nancy CHITTUM, to her and her heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto Sally C. LINDSEY the Daughter of my Wife Nancy CHITTUM, all the lands and negroes, the use of which I have given to the said Nancy, during her widowhood, and it is my particular will, wish and desire, that in case such event as the marriage or death of my Wife the said Nancy CHITTUM should take place before the said Sally C. LINDSEY shall have arrived at lawful age or is married, that then my executor herin after named or in case of his death or refusal to act, some proper person duly appointed guardian by the County Court of Currituck, shall immediately stand seized of all the said property; both real and personal, for the sole use and benefit of her the said Sally C. LINDSEY, until she arrives of the age of twenty one years or marries.

I give and bequeath unto William LAMB senior and to his children William LAMB, Gideon LAMB and Peter LAMB one dollar each to be paid to them by my executor, in twelve months after this my will is proved.

Whatever property I may have left, after my debts are paid and the foregoing legacies settled either within doors or without, I give and bequeath unto the said Sally C. LINDSEY the Daughter of my Wife Nancy, to hold the same, with all the lands and negroes as herein before directed to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate and appoint Willoughby D. BARNARD executor to this my Last Will and Testament, but also as testamentary guardian to the said Sally C. LINDSEY. In testimony where of I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 8th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.

The words “should take place” interlined between the 6 and 7 lines in the second page before signing these presents.
J. CHITTUM    seal

Signed, sealed and published and declared as the Last Will and Testament of us
    Josua Z. POOL

State of North Carolina
Currituck County

Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions August Term 1829
    This Last Will and Testament of John CHITTUM Dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of Joshua POOL subscribing witness, who also saw Jno. C. EHRINGHAUS subscribe himself as witness and ordered recorded. When W.D. BARNARD executor thereto came into open Court and qualified and ordered that letters testaments issue.

Recorded Jany 11th 1830 for S. HALL Clk by Jas. G. HALL Dclk

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