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Thomas B. Harrison
Mar. 22, 1906 - June 9, 1910

In the name of God amen.

I Thos. B. HARRISON of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being sick of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament - that is to say principally and first of all my soul I recommend unto the hand of God that gave it and my body to be commited to the earth in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executrix hereafter to be named nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the power of God and as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and dispose of in manner & form following -- I, Thomas B. HARRISON - do give to my daughter Nevada DOYLE all my real and personal estate that is lands and chattles to her and heirs forever.  I do nominate and appoint my daughter Nevada DOYLE my whole and sole executrix of this my last will & testament ratifying & confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 22nd day of March 1906.
    /s/ Thomas B. HARRISON

Signed sealed & delivered by the said Thomas B. HARRISON to be his last will and testament in the presence of us.
     J.L. OWENS
     N.T. WYDLETT

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: -- In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
In the Matter of the Will of Thomas B. HARRISON, deceased
    Nevada DOYLE being duly sworn, doth say: That Thomas B. HARRISON, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that Nevada DOYLE is the executrix named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Thomas B. HARRISON consisting of 2 cows, some chickens & turkey, 2 small boats, about sixty dollars in money, one gun, some nets and traps is worth about one hundred dollars, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Nevada DOYLE is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Nevada DOYAL
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 17th day of May 1910.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina
Currituck County
    I, Nevada DOYLE, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Thomas B. 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/ Nevada DOYAL
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 17th day of May 1910.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL

North Carolina, Currituck County
    In the matter of the last will and testament of Thomas B. HARRISON, deceased

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas B. HARRISON, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court of Currituck County, North Carolina by Nevada DOYLE the executrix therein named, and thereupon the following proof thereof is taken by the oath and examination of N.T. AYDLETT, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and of W.T. GRIGGS, as follows:

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 Thomas B. HARRISON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Nevada DOYLE the executrix therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Thomas B. HARRISON is proved by the oath and examination of N.T. AYDLETT 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 Thomas B. HARRISON dec'd. that the said Thomas B. HARRISON  in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 22nd day of March 1906.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Thomas B. HARRISON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited, to be his 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 his 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 Thomas B. 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: Affiant further swears that J.L. OWENS the other subscribing witness to said will signed the same as a witness in the presence of affiant and that affiant saw him sign the same, and the said J.L. OWENS is now dead.
     /s/ N.T. AYDLETT      Seal

Sworn to and subscribed this 17th day of May 1910 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

North Carolina, Currituck County
     N.T. AYDLETT and W.T. GRIGGS being duly sworn, deposes and says that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of J.L. OWENS one of the subscribing witnesses to the paper writing purporting to be the will of Thomas B. HARRISON deceased, which is hereto attached, dated March 22d 1906 having often seen him write and that the name of the said J.L. OWENS subscribed as a witness to said will is in the genuine handwriting of the said J.L. OWENS, and affiants further swear that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of Thomas B. HARRISON deceased, whose will the attached paper writing dated March 22d 1906 purports to be, having often seen him write, and that the name of the said Thomas B. HARRISON subscribed to said will is the genuine handwriting of the said Thomas B. HARRISON deceased.  Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of May 1910, as to N.T. AYDLETT.
             /s/ N.T. AYDLETT
           
/s/ W.T. GRIGGS
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of June 1910 as to W.T. GRIGGS.
   
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

And thereupon it is considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of Thomas B. HARRISON deceased, and it is ordered that the said paper-writing, with the foregoing examinations and this certificate be recorded and filed.  This 9th day of June 1910.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

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