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John T. Hampton
Nov. 15, 1877 - Aug. 29, 1884
Will Book 5; pgs. 110-111
This the last will and testament of J. T. HAMPTON.
I J. T. HAMPTON of Currituck County N. Carolina being of a Sound mind & memory doth make this my last will and testament in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & seventy seven.
After bequeathing my body to its mother earth and my soul to Almighty God, I doth will all of my property, as follows, To wit;
1st Item. Item 1st. That the beach land that I own lying in the WHITE & WHITEHEAD Pattern to be sold for the purpose of paying all of my lawful debts, with my money and notes that I may have on hand also for the same purpose, and also with my canoe.
2nd Item. Item the 2nd. One horse & buggy & one horse cart & harness, I lend unto my wife Nancy during her life and all of my stock consisting of hogs and cattle, and all of my house-hold & kitchen furniture, all except one bed & fixtures which is a low stead of an old fashion and one two barrel gun which I give to my nephew Lee DUNTON.
3rd Item. Item the 3rd., I lend unto my wife Nancy during her life all of the land whereon I now live, and also all of my provisions that is on hand, namely – corn & c., and all of my right & interest in the fishery at the Beach.
4th Item Item the 4th. I lend unto my wife Nancy a privilege in Piney Island Marshes and also a privilege in my right of the White farm at the North end of Church's Island for the purpose of her stock.
5 Item Item the 5th. I lend unto my son Nathaniel Pierce HAMPTON, the farm whereon he now lives lying at the North end of Church’s Island, also Piney Island land & my right in Cedar Islands, & also my right in the Brant Marshes, all of the above named lands & marshes I lend at my death and also lend all of my lands at the death of my wife Nancy & I also give all of my tools to N. P. HAMPTON for life.
6th. Item the 6th. I give unto the lawful heirs of my son Nathaniel Pierce HAMPTON all of the land and chattel property that belongs to me at the death of me & my wife Nancy, and if my son should die without a bodily heir then my property to go back into the HAMPTON family.
Item the 7th. I give unto my wife Nancy 2 beds & fixtures that was formerly her own, 6 stool chairs – 3 rocking chairs 2 wash stands & bowls one clock, 2 chest one truck 2 looking glasses, one safe & all of the book that formerly was hers, & also all of the cattle that formerly belonged to her.
I also leave my son N. P. HAMPTON Executor to this my last will & testament
This November 15th 1877
/s/ John [his x mark] T. HAMPTON
State of North Carolina } In the Superior Court
Currituck County }
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John T. HAMPTON was the 29th day of August 1884, filed in this Court by N. P. HAMPTON, the executor named therein, for probate, and the execution of the same duly proven by the oath and examination of J. L. MORRISETT and N. N. HAMPTON, subscribing witnesses thereto. And it appearing on said examination that the said John T. HAMPTON was of full age to make a will, and that he was of sound mind and disposing memory, and under no restraint or undue influence, that they witnessed said will at the request and in the presence of the said testator signed the same.
It is therefore, ordered, adjudged and decreed that the said paper writing and every part thereof, is the last will and testament of the said John T. HAMPTON, and it is ordered recorded and filed. September 1st. 1884. H. B. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
Thereupon on the 8th day of September 1884 N. P. HAMPTON the executor, qualified by taking the oath prescribed by law and the said will recorded.
H. B. ANSELL, C.S.C.
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