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no date on will or probate attached but folder dated 1898
I Elizabeth A. ETHERIDGE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say;
First That my executress shall
shouldprovide for my body a decent burial and pay all funeral expenses togather with my just debts out of the moneys that may first come into myher hands as a part of or parcel of my estate.
First I leave to my neice Elizabeth J. BERRY my exutriss.
First I leave to Lucinda TILLITT my gold bracelet and to Genova [or Genora?] H. TILLITT one black silk dress a bress pin two pair of stockings two underskirts and a crape shall.
2nd to Abby J. GREGORY one silk dress.
3rd and last to Betty J. BERRY all of the the balance of household and kitchen furniture cattle hogs turkeys chicken corn and and fodder and all the balance belonging to me to have and to hold forever.
Given my hand and [nothing else written]
/s/ Elizabeth A. ETHERIDGE Seal
Bettie J. BERRY
[Note: Cemetery records indicate that Elizabeth A. Etheridge died July 24, 1898 at the age of 63 years, 11 months and 29 days. The inscription on her tombstone says "Dear Aunt".]
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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