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Dr. George Corrie
Sept. 23, 1908 - Nov. 6, 1908
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 398-399
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In the name of God Amen:

   I George CORRIE, M.D. do make and ordain this to be my , hereby revoking all other instruments of like nature.

   First. I leave my estate to be divided as follows: One third to my wife Ella Graves CORRIE: One third to my daughter Catherine Mary CORRIE: one sixth to my son John D. CORRIE: One sixth to my son George CORRIE JR.

   Second. I give to my wife Ella Graves CORRIE and to my daughter Catherine Mary CORRIE jointly all my interest in the house and furnishing where I now reside.

   Third. I name and appoint as my executrix my beloved wife Ella Graves CORRIE and as she is to serve gratuitously as my estate is in simple and safe shape and as I owe practically no debts.  I beg the Honourable Court that no security be required of her.

   Signature given under my hand and seal at Knotts Island North Carolina this Twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Eight.

        /s/ George CORRIE     seal 

           State of North Carolina}    In Superior Court
                 Currituck County   }
    A paper writing without subscribing witnesses purporting to be the last will and testament of George CORRIE deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court by Ella Graves CORRIE the executrix therein named: and it is thereupon proved by the oath and examination of Ella Graves CORRIE that the said will was found among the valuable papers and effects of the said George CORRIE after his death; and it is further proved by the oath and examination three competent and credible witnesses to wit: Ella Graves CORRIE, E.D. BOWDEN and John W. NEWMAN that they are acquainted with the hand writing of the said George CORRIE having often seen him write and verily believe that the name of the said George CORRIE subscribed to this said will and the said will itself and every part thereof is in the handwriting of the said George CORRIE. And it is further proved by the evidence of the three last mentioned witnesses that the said handwriting is genuinely known to the acquaintance of the said George CORRIE.
   It is therefore, considered by the court that the said paper writing is the last will and testament of the said George CORRIE and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed this 6th day of Nov. 1908.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

                               Currituck County                                }    In Superior Court
In the matter of the will of GEORGE CORRIE, deceased}    before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
   Ella Graves CORRIE being duly sworn doth say: That George CORRIE late of said County is dead having first made and published his last will and testament and that Ella Graves CORRIE is the executrix named therein. Further that the property of the said George CORRIE consisting of notes and money is worth about $1200.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application: and that Ella Graves CORRIE, Catherine Mary CORRIE, minor, Knotts Island, John CORRIE, address unknown, George CORRIE Roncevert, West Va. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Ella Graves CORRIE

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of November 1908.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

Ella Graves CORRIE having qualified as executrix letters testamentary was issued to her this 6th day of Nov. 1908.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.

[NOTE:]  Dr. George Corrie was born Oct. 10, 1908 and died at age 51.  His daughter, Catherine Mary Corrie, was born in May 1892 and died in Sept. 1912.  Both are buried in the Knotts Island Cemetery in Knotts Island, NC.  The Journal of American Medical Association; Vol. 51, Part 2; pg. 1889 (Deaths) says that Dr. George Corrie graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1888 and was formerly from Back Bay, Va.  He was a member of the Medical Society of Virginia and died at his home in Knotts Island, NC on Oct. 10 at the age of 51 from nephritis.  The Corrie family lived in the Pungo Magisterial Dist. of Princess Anne Co., VA in 1900 as seen below.  According to this census George & Ida have been married since c1883.  The above will clearly says his wife's name is Ella Graves so I don't know if he remarried between 1900 & 1908 or if Ella & Ida are the same person.

Name Relationship Birth Age Married/Children Head Birth State Father Birth State Mother Birth State Occupation
George Corrie, M.D. Head Oct 1857 42 17 yrs VA MD VA Physician
Ida Corrie Wife Oct 1859 40 17 yrs
5 children/4 living
VA VA VA  
John D. Corrie Son Oct 1883 16   NC VA VA At School
George Corrie Son July 1885 14   NC VA VA At School
Catharine Daughter June 1890 9   VA VA VA At School
Ida C. Daughter Nov 1893 6   VA VA VA At School

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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