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James M. Ferebee
Nov. 16, 1874 - no probate attached but recorded Feb. 9, 1880

In the name of God Amen.
    I James M. FEREBEE of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina being in a sound mind and memory do make, publish & declare this to be my last will & testament, in manner and form as follows.  Viz.

Item.  After paying my just debts I desire my lawful heirs, Lula DEY, Mary Virginia BARNARD, John Jethro FEREBEE & Addie FEREBEE to have the residue of my estate equally divided among thim & their heirs & to have and to hold in fee simple forever.

Item.  To my wife Mary Jane FEREBEE, I give out of my [next several words obliterated by a crease in the paper] years provision and also one third of my real estate during her lifetime as her dower.

Item.  I hereby constitute and appoint W.O. DEY the sole executor to this my last will and testament, with full power to transact and settle the affairs of my estate as he deems best.

Item.  It is my will & desire that W.O. DEY my executor shall hold my real estate in common, to rent out & use the rents & income arising therefrom to liquidate and pay off my debts until they are satisfied--then they can divide them, except that portion which I allot for my wife.

Witness my hand & seal this the 16th day of Nov. 1874.
        /s/

Witnessed
Signed & Sealed in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other day & date as before written.
    W.H. COWELL
    T.P. HALL

Recorded in Camden County by
    P.G. MORRISSETT, Probate Judge

Recorded in Currituck County by
    H.B. ANSELL, P.J.
Feby. 9th 1880

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

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