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Susan Doxey
May 29, 1886 - Sept. 4, 1893
Will Book 5; pgs. 210-212
[no probate was attached to this will but was found in her estate record]

State of North Carolina}
County of Currituck     }

I Susan DOXEY being of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make this my last will and testament in manor and form as follows.

Item first I give and bequeath my desk and book case to Patric FLORA.  I give my best bed to Amanda LEE with two bleach cotton sheets one comfortable one blanket one white english counterpane two pillows & cases with edging around them one bolster and case with edging one pair bed valients teaster bed stead cord and mat.  I give to Patsey FLORA my black walnut chest and all my wearing apparel also my glass ware in my possession at my death except my fruit jars also one guilted cup also one china cup and saucer and one silver spoon also my family Bible and new testament and Hymn Book and my mothers Prayer Book.  I also give to Patsey FLORAs youngest son one mahogany table and seven black walnut chairs cane bottom.  I give Patsey FLORA my new cane bottom rocking chair.  I give to Grizell WRIGHT my plain teaster bed and bed stead with two cotton sheets one blanket one comfortable one blue yarn counterpane one yellow calico spread.  I give to Grizell WRIGHT my large arm rocking chair the oldest one and one cane bottom rocking chair.  I give Grizell WRIGHT all my earthen ware also knives forks and spoons.  I give to Lydia POYNER my new safe also my bed and stead in the north room up stairs I mean the teaster bed and stead also two cotton sheets two pillows and cases and one bolster and case also one blanket and one comfortable one dark calico spread.  I give to Patsey FLORA all the balance of my bed covering not given away also my two white table cloths and towels and all my pillow cases not given away and all my table napkins.  I give to Lewis DOXEY one black chest the largest one.  I give John DOXEY son of Alex DOXEY one little red chest.  I give to Emma Jane DOXEY a little black walnut table.  I give to Teny (Terry?) Love DOXEY one bed and stead the little one in north room up stairs one bolster and sheet one green yarn counterpane.  I give to Lewis DOXEY one looking glass and my side board.  I give to Grizell WRIGHT my wash stand bowl and pitcher.  I give Hannah POYNER all my wash tubs clothes line clothes pegs and the smallest pot in the kiln.  It is my will that my burying ground be planked in and posted with cedar posts and painted with white lead and one tomb stone to my grave and one to my husbands grave and a shingle roof put over each one of our graves.  It is my will that my executor here after named shall sell all my land I die seized and possessed of for the purpose of paying my just debts.  I give Lewis DOXEY all my stock in North River swamp.  It is my will that my executor sell all the balance of my stock, cattle and hogs to pay off my debts.  It is my will that my executor sell every thing not given away in this will after my death.  It is my will if there is not enough after selling what I have named to be sold to pay my debts for my executor to sell everything given away by this will.  It is my will if there is any thing left after settling my debts for my executor to pay it over for the benefit of Poplar Branch Church (Mount Zion).  It is my will that my executor see that I have a decent burial and pay the expences out of my estate.  I make constitute and appoint Peter POYNER executor to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this May 29th AD 1886.
        /s/ Susan DOXEY    Seal

Witness
    V.L. PITTS
    Elijah EVANS

Same date.  I give my fathers walking cane to Patric FLORA.  I also give to Ella DOXEY one red chest up stairs.
 /s/ Susan DOXEY    Seal

Witness
    V.L. PITTS
    Elijah EVANS

[Source for will: Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse] (Microfilm G.030.1548672)
[Source for probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Brumsey-Ferebee] (Microfilm G.030.1862909)

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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