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Jerome B. Cox
Feb. 7, 1896 - Mar. 19, 1912
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 427-428
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State of North Carolina
  County of Currituck

   Be it remembered that I Jerome B. COX of Moyock, Currituck County North Carolina, do make this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say.

   I order and direct that all my just debts shall be paid with convenient speed.

   I give unto my brother S.K. COX the sum of one dollar.

   To John F. COX my nephew the sum of five dollars.

   To Ann Eliza COX the sum of fifty dollars.

   All the residue of my estate real personal and mixed wheresoever it my be found and of whatsoever it may consist I give and devise unto my beloved wife Mary E. COX to hold to her and her heirs forever and it is my wish and desire by these presents expressed that my wife the said Mary E. COX shall be my executrix, and I hereby revoke all wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and testament.

   In witness whereof I the above named testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 7th day of Feb. in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety six.

/s/ Jerome B. COX seal

Then and there signed, sealed and published by Jerome B. COX the testator as and for his  in the presence of us, who at his request in his presence and the presence of each other  have hereto set our names as witnesses.
    S.J. THOMAS    seal
    P.H. THOMAS   seal
    J.H. HALL          seal

           State of North Carolina  }    In Superior Court
                 Currituck County     }    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
                    In Re Estate          }
                           of                  }    Order for Probate of Will
     Jerome B. COX, deceased}
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jerome B. COX, dec’d is exhibited in open court for probate by Mary E. COX executrix therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Jerome B. COX dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of P.H. THOMAS one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and the handwriting of S.J. THOMAS one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who is dead and J.H. HALL one of the subscribing witnesses who is now out of the state is also proven by the oath & examination of said P.H. THOMAS and W.I. PRIEST and the handwriting of Jerome B. COX is also proven by the oath & examination of J.F. GRAY and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court that the said Jerome B. COX was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory. It is thereupon considered adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and that said paper writing is and contains the  of said Jerome B. COX 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.
   It is further adjudged that said Mary E. COX is a suitable person to act as executrix and that she be allowed to qualify as executrix as provided by law and unto upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.  Dated this the 19th day of March 1912.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court.

Mary E. COX having qualified as executrix as aforesaid. let letters testamentary issue accordingly. This 19th day of March 1912.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.

                   North Carolina                         }
                 Currituck County                       }    In the Superior Court
In the matter of the will of Jerome B. COX}
   Mary E. COX being duly sworn doth say that Jerome B. COX late of said County is dead having first made and published his last will and testament and that affiant is the executrix named therein: Further that the property of the said Jerome B. COX consisting of house and lot and store goods, wares and merchandise is worth about $3000.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application and that the persons entitled under said will to said property are as follows: S.K. COX who is now dead leaving a widow and nine children, Missouri COX widow, residing at St. Brides, Va., J.F. COX Hickory, Va., Emma JARRAD Sigma, Va., Nora STUART Hickory, Va., Clara WILLIAMS South Norfolk, Va., Alonzo COX Norfolk, Va., Alexander C. COX Norfolk, Va., Martin COX, Earnest COX minors having no guardian and Edwin COX St. Brides, Va., John F. COX Hickory, Va., Ann E. COX who married Wm. M. HOWE both now dead leaving one child Laura J. HEADWORTH Saranac, Mich., and Mary E. COX affiant Moyock, N.C.
    /s/ Mary E. COX

Sworn to and subscribed before this 19th day of March 1912.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[NOTE:]  Jerome Bonaparte Cox and his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" VanNostrand Cox, are both buried in the Moyock Memorial Cemetery in Moyock, NC.  Mary's obituary can be seen here and an old photo of her can be seen here.

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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