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Dempsey Doxey
Aug. 8, 1837 - Nov. Term 1840
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 80-81
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The Last Will and Testament of Dempsey DOXEY deceased was exhibited in open court at November Term 1840 and proved by the oath of Samuel B. DOZIER one of the subscribing evedences there to in due form of Law and ordered Recorded.

   In the name of God Amen, I Dempsey DOXEY of the County of Currituck in the State of North Carolina, being varey sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God 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 and as to such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

   1  I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas E. DOXEY one Hundred dollars to be raised out of my estate for to educate him should I and his mother die before he is educated.

   2  I loan to my wife Fanny DOXEY all of my estate with in doors and without, land and tenements during her life and after her death I give my estate to my three children to be equally divided between Nancy DOXEY Ardelia DOXEY and Thomas E. DOXEY to them and their heirs for ever.

   I constitute make and ordain my wife Fanny the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament all and singular my lands messages and tenements by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed.  Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this the Eight day of August in the year of our Lord 1837.

    /s/ Dempsey DOXEY

Signed sealed in the presence of us
S.B. DOZIER   jurat
Jasper [his x mark] WHITE

Recorded and examined this 12th of Decer. 1840

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