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Alex A. Doxey
Aug. 31, 1874 - June 13, 1881

State of North Carolina}
County of Currituck     }

    I Alex A. DOXEY of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and disposing memory but considering the uncertainty of this life I make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say after my body has a decent burial such as my friends request then all the rest of my real & personal property I loan unto my wife Christine during her widowhood or lifetime and no longer and should my wife Christine marry then and in that case I give all my real & personal property to my living children and should my wife Christine remain my widow until her death then after her body receives a decent burial I give evey thing thats left both real & personal property to my living children in case my wife remains a widow and as long as she remains my widow I make here my executrix but in case she should marry or die I appoint James P. WILLIAMS executor to my last will & testament and I do make and declare this to be my last will and testament & hereby revoking all others.
    In witness whereof I A.A. DOXEY have hereunto set my hand and seal this August 31st day AD 1874.
        /s/ A.A. DOXEY    Seal

Signed Sealed and published this to be my last will & testament in presence of
    J.M. WOODHOUSE
    JAMES P. WILLIAMS

To H.B. ANSELL Probate Judge of Currituck County
   A notice from you has been served on me by the Sheriff relation to the probating of the will of my husband A.A. DOXEY.
   Now this is to notify you that I dissent from the provisions made for me in said will and claim in lieu thereof my dower in the land of my deceased husband & my years provision in the chattels, as the law provided in said cases. This June 13, 1881.
        /s/ Christine DOXEY

  North Carolina  }    In Probate Court
Currituck County}    June 13th 1881
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of A.A. DOXEY was exhibited for probate on the 19th day of February 1881 and the execution thereof proved by the oath and examination of James P. WILLIAMS & J.M. WOODHOUSE subscribing witnesses thereto and it appearing that the said A.A. DOXEY was of full age to make a will, and of sound mind and disposing memory, and under no restraint or undue influence, and declaring in presence of said witnesses when he signed his name to said paper writing, that the said paper writing so signed and witnessed, was his last will and testament.
    Now therefore after summons or notice having been served on the parties in interest and no objection being made to the same, further show the said Christine dissent to the provision made for her in said will.  It is ordered and adjudged that the said paper writing thus exhibited and proved be and is hereby declared to be the last will and testament of the said A.A. DOXEY.  Let the same be recorded & filed.
   /s/ H.B. ANSELL Probate Judge

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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