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Ivy Dowdy
May 1, 1875 - June2, 1876
[No probate attached to this will but was found in the estate records]

State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County     }

Know all men by these presents that I Ivy DOWDY being old & well stricken in years tho of a sound mind & memory knowing all flesh must dye do make this my last will & testament to say--

Itom the first I give to my daughter Polley MELSON fifty dollars in money or good notes all so I give to my daughter Cyntha DOWDY fifty dollars to her paid in money of good notes.  I then lend to my beloved wife Delary Ann DOWDY all & singler of my estate goods wares lands & teniments chattle property & reail estate in dores & out during her life time for the benifit of the seport of her & famely & at her decece I give all that is left to my son Samuel B. DOWDY & to his heirs for ever.  I all so leave my beloved wife & son S.B. DOWDY executors to this my last will & testiment in witness where of I  hear unto set my hand & seel in the presents of these witnesses.  This May the first day in the year of our Lord 1875.
        /s/ Ivy DOWDY    Seal

    John D. WICKER
    William J. MORSE


Currituck County -  In Probate Court June 2, 1876
     A paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Ivey DOWDY, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County, by Delarah DOWDY and the execution thereof proved by the oaths of J. D. WICKER and Wm. J. MORSE, subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn doth depose & say each for himself that he is a subscribing witness to said paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Ivey DOWDY dec'd.; that the said Ivey DOWDY in the presence of this deponent signed the said paper which is now shown and bears date May 1, 1875.  And the deponents further say that the said Ivey DOWDY the testator as aforesaid, declared the said paper writing so subscribed to be his last will and testament and these deponents did thereupon sign their names to the said paper as attesting witnesses thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator; that the said testator at said time of signing said papers was of sound disposing mind & Memory of full age and was not under any undue influence or restraint to the knowledge information or belief of deponents.
    /s/ J.D. WICKER, William J. MORSE

Sworn to & c. before me
    /s/ A.O. DEY, PJ

[Source for will: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
[Source for probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

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