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Margaret Etheridge

May 12, 1828 - Nov. 1831
Currituck County Will Book 3


This is to certify that I Margaret ETHERIDGE being weak in body but sound in mind and in knowing the uncertainty of life, I therefore hereby ????? my wish as respects the property I may leave if I should die being in pocession(?) of what I now own.

I give to my son Samuel one black mare named Joshua. I give to my son George Washington one negro boy named Aaron. I give to my son Eldred one negro man named Ephraim. I give to my daughter Emily a black woman Chloe and her child. I wish my daughter Emily to have the tester bed, that was given me in my dower with its furniture. The tester bed and furniture next best I give to my son Samuel. The next best bed and furniture I give to my son George Washington. The next best to my son Eldred. My bureau I give to Emily. The looking glass is already Samuels.  I give him the clock and the walnut table. The buffat I leave also to Samuel----the desk to my son Eldred and also a large trunk. The Juniper bureau to George Washington. I give the mahogany table to Emily and half a dozen stool chairs (yellow ones) also to Emily a blue chest--a small hair covered trunk to George.  a small paper covered trunk to Eldred. The remnant of the chairs I divide between Eldred & Emily.  It is futher my desire that what my other property may sell for more than will pay my debts be equally divided among all my children. It is my desire that Mr. John BROCHETT and Mr. Jesse DOZIER should act as my executors. In witness whereof I do here sign my name in presence of
    /s/ Margaret ETHERIDGE
May 12, 1828

    Martha Burgess GUILFORD
    Jane BROCHETT

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. 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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