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John D. Hampton

Dec. 25, 1902 - Mar. 4, 1914
Currituck Co. Loose Will

December the 25th 1902

 

I give to my Son Ernest all the land from South line of my home farm to(?) the ditch near the middle of the farm at my death to hold or do with as he sees best.

 

I also give to my beloved wife Sallie M. HAMPTON and my daughter Goldie all the land from north line to the same ditch mention.

Goldie to become half owner at twenty years of age. And at her mothers death hold owner in north side to ditch.

 

All movable property I give to my wife after my birual expenses are paid.

 

I give to my daughter Lettie Idell all the land my father William HAMPTON give to me at his death to own and do with as she sees best at my death.

 

It is my will that at my wifes death if there should be any moveable property left that all my children shall share alike in the same.  This I make the 25 of December 1902.

/s/ John D. HAMPTON    Seal

 

Witness   John T. HAMPTON JR.

Witness   John T. WHITE

 

I give to Lettie Idell arite to have rails split on the home tract if she have not enuff to fence her land with and carrie and fence her land with until her land have timber enuff to keep a good fence on her land.

/s/ J.D. HAMPTON

PROBATE OF WILL

   State of North Carolina}
       Currituck County     }          SS. In the Superior Court

A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John D. HAMPTON deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Ernest HAMPTON one of the devisees mention in said will, therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said John D. HAMPTON by the oath and examination of John T. HAMPTON and John T. WHITE the subscribing witness thereto; who being duly sworn, doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith, that he is a subscribing witness to the paper-writing now shown him, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John D. HAMPTON that the said John D. HAMPTON in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper-writing, which is now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 25th day of December 1902.

   And the deponent further saith, that the said John D. HAMPTON the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the aid paper-writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his last Will and Testament, an this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said Will, as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator, And this deponent further saith, that at the same time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponentís subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid, the said John D. HAMPTON was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a Will, and was not under any restraint, to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.

    /s/ John T. HAMPTON

    /s/ J.T. WHITE

Severally sworn and subscribed, this 4th Day of March , 1914 before me.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

  North Carolina }
Currituck County}    SS. In the Superior Court
    It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court, that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of John D. HAMPTON, deceased. Let said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed.  This 4th day of March, 1914.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court  

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

    Currituck County  }    In the matter of the Last Will & Testament of [blank]
In the Superior Court}    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

    Ernest HAMPTON being duly sworn, doth say:  That John D. HAMPTON, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last Will and Testament; and that there was no executor named in said will.

   Further, that the property of the said John D. HAMPTON consisting of Household & kitchen furniture, horse, cart, farming utensils, hogs provisions etc. is worth about $300.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Ernest L. HAMPTON, Idel MATHEWS, Goldie PARKER are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.

    /s/ E.L. HAMPTON

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 4th day of March 1914

    /s/ E.W. ANSELL    Clerk Superior Court

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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