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Fannie A. Harrison
June 20, 1910 - Oct. 3, 1910

North Carolina Currituck County

I Fannie A. HARRISON of the aforesaid county and state being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declair this my last will and testament:

First - my executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives and pay all funeral expenses together with all my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

Second.  I give and devise to my five grand children all of my real estate to bee equaly devided in numbers of acors? and I give to my grand daughter Fannie SCOTT my new dweling house and store and all buildings atached and her part of the land to joind her buildings.

Third.  I give to my grand son Henry SCOTT the old house knownd as the old homestead and all buildings atached and one fether bead and one large clock.

Fourth.  I give to my grand son Thomas SCOTT two chairs which was his grand fathers.

Fifth.  I give to my grand son Willie SCOTT one fether bead.

Sixth. and the balance of my house hold goods such as beads and chairs and all other property and all money that is found and all other property that is not mention in this will I give to my grand daughter Fannie SCOTT if any money it will be found in the natiol Bank of E City NC.

I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Dr. W.T. GRIGGS my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof - hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made in witness whereof I the said Fannie A. HARRISON do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 20 day of June 1910.
    /s/ Fannie A. HARRISON    Seal

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Fannie A. HARRISON to bee her last will and testament in the presence of us who at hir request and in hir presence and in the presence of each other, do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
     Witnesses    Elvira NEWBERN
     Witnesses    L.H. GALLOP    Jistice of the Peice

This the 20 day of June 1910

PROBATE OF WILL WITH EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES THERETO

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

     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie A. HARRISON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by __________ the execut__ therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Fannie A. HARRISON is proved by the oath and examination of Elvira NEWBERN one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, for herself deposeth and saith that she is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown her purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie A. HARRISON that the said Fannie A. HARRISON in the presence of this deponent, subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 20th day of June 1910.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Fannie A. HARRISON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited, to be her last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe her 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 said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing her name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Fannie A. HARRISON 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/ Elvira NEWBERN      Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 24 day of Aug. 1910 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie A. HARRISON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by __________ the execut__ therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Fannie A. HARRISON is proved by the oath and examination of L.H. GALLOP one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, 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 Fannie A. HARRISON that the said Fannie A. HARRISON in the presence of this deponent, subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 20th day of June 1910.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Fannie A. HARRISON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited, to be her last will and testament, and 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 said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Fannie A. HARRISON 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/ L.H. GALLOP      Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 30 day of Aug. 1910 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: -- In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL
In the Matter of the Will of Fannie A. HARRISON, deceased
    Dr. W.T. GRIGGS being duly sworn, doth say: That Fannie A. HARRISON, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published her last will and testament; and that W.T. GRIGGS is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Fannie A. HARRISON consisting of household & kitchen furniture and money and one note of J.F. FORBES is worth about $500.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Fannie SCOTT, Henry SCOTT, Thomas SCOTT & Willie SCOTT, P.O. address of said Fannie SCOTT, Harbinger, N.C.; address of others unknown, are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ W.T. GRIGGS
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 3rd day of Oct. 1910.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina
Currituck County
    I, W.T. GRIGGS, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Fannie A. HARRISON that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So help me God.
    /s/ W.T. GRIGGS
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 3rd day of Oct. 1910.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL

  North Carolina    }    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County  }    In re Estate of Fannie A. HARRISON, deceased

     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie A. HARRISON, decd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Dr. W.T. GRIGGS, executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Fannie A. HARRISON, decd., having been duly proven by the oath and examination of L.H. GALLOP and Elvira NEWBERN, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is then shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Fannie A. HARRISON was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
    It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will & testament of Fannie A. HARRISON, decd.  It is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of said county.
    It is further adjudged that said W.T. GRIGGS is a suitable person to act as Executor and that he be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.
Dated this the 3rd day of October 1910.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

W.T. GRIGGS having qualified as executor as aforesaid.  Let Letters Testamentary issue accordingly.  This 3rd day of Oct. 1910.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, CSC

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

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