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Flora A. Combs
Aug. 11, 1906 - Sept. 12, 1906
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 364,365
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In the name of God, Amen.

   I Flora A. COMBS of the county of Currituck and State North Carolina being sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, calling to 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 my soul I recommend into the hands of God that gave it and my body to be committed to the earth in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executor hereinafter to be named nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the power of God.  And as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of in manner following.

   I Flora A. COMBS do give to my son William COMBS the buildings and his part of the cleared land where the buildings stand and his part of the wood land opposite and joining his cleared land bounded on the South East by the land of Hez. OWENS SR. to the lane and T.E. NEWBERN on the N.E.

   Item 2nd I give to my daughter Hollon COMBS her part of my cleared land in the South corner of the tract joining Hez. OWENS SR. on the south joining H.H. HARRISON on the South West, on the N.W. by Sallie SUMERELL, on the N.E. by William COMBS to my daughter Hollon COMBS I give her equal share of the wood land joining William COMBS on the south straight through to the lane and T.E. NEWBERN land.

   Item 3rd. I give to my daughter Sallie SUMERELL her part of my cleared land in the west corner of my tract of land joining H.H. HARRISON on the west and N.W., on the N.E. by Mary A. LAWSON, on the south by Hollon COMBS. I give to my daughter Sallie SUMERELL her part of my wood land joining Hollon COMBS on the south straight through to the land and T.E. NEWBERN land.

   Item 4th I give to my daughter Mary A. LAWSON her part of my cleared land in the north corner of the tract joining C.C. BRICKHOUSE on the north an the west by Sallie SUMERELL on the south by William COMBS I give to my daughter Mary A. LAWSON her part of my wood land joining Sallie SUMMERELL on the south running straight through to the lane to T.E. NEWBERN land then on to C.C. BRICKHOUSE land.

   I do nominate and appoint my son William COMBS my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 11th day of August 1906.
        /s/ Flora [her x mark] COMBS

Signed sealed and delivered by the said Flora A. COMBS to be her last will and testament in presence of us
    Marion GALLOP
    Hezekiah OWENS JR.
    Hez. OWENS SR.

I Flora A. COMBS give to my husband John COMBS also a life time right to my entire tract of land and buildings.

           State of North Carolina      }    In Superior Court
                 Currituck County         }    Before E.W. ANSELL Clerk
                      In Re Estate            }
                           of                      }    Order for Probate of will
     Flora A. COMBS, deceased }
        A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Flora A. COMBS dec’d is exhibited for probate by William COMBS executor therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Flora A. COMBS dec’d is duly proved by the oath and examination of Marion GALLOP and Hezekiah OWENS JR. subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Flora A. COMBS 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 and testament lora A. COMBS dec’d and it is 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 the Clerk of Superior Court of said County. Dated this the 12th day of Sept. 1906.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court.

Currituck County—Superior Court
In the matter of the  of Flora A. COMBS deceased
   William COMBS being duly sworn doth say that Flora A. COMBS late of said County is dead having first made and published her last will and testament, and that William COMBS is the executor named therein. Further that the property is worth about $ nothing as far as can be ascertained at the date of this application, and that Wm. COMBS, Hollon COMBS, Sallie SUMMERELL, Mary A. LAWSON are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ William COMBS

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th Sept. 1906.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL,Clerk Superior Court

   William COMBS the executor above named having qualified according to law Letters Testamentary were issued E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[NOTE: Marriage records show that John Combs, son of William & Sarah Combs, married Flora Ann Harrison, daughter of Joshua & Sally Harrison, at Powells Point, NC on August 10, 1873.  Cemetery records indicate that Flora A. Combs was born June 10, 1846 and died Sept. 10, 1906 one month after writing this will.  Her husband, John Combs, was born Aug. 28, 1844 and died Sept. 4, 1913.  They are both buried in the Harrison-Combs Cemetery in Harbinger, NC.

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  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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