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Sept. 2, 1876 - no probate attached
State of North Carolina}
Currituck County }
Sept. 2d 1876
I Sarah JARVIS of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner & form following, that is to say. Item first: I give and bequeath unto Jennie MERCER daughter of Thomas MERCER & Sarah SANDERS daughter of Jessee SANDERS Sarah SEARS daughter of Thomas SEARS Sarah FORBES daughter of William FORBES & of Camden County North Carolina all my personal estate to be equally divided between the four parties above named.
Item 2d: I request that my executor have tombs placed at my head and at the head of my deceased husband Wm. A. JARVIS to be paid out of my estate and that I have a decent burial such as my husband had.
Item 3d: I constitute and appoint J.M. WOODHOUSE executor to this my last will & testament.
Item 4th: That all the above expences is to be paid before the division is made between the above parties that I have willed my property to.
In witness whereof I have signed sealed and published this to be my last will and testament in presence of
Witness J.M. WOODHOUSE
Barbara [her x mark] BERRY
/s/ Sarah [her x mark] JARVIS Seal
[In the margin is written "Sally Jarvis" and at the bottom of this last page is written "Dec 31, 1877". Cemetery records reveal that William A. Jarvis died in 1870 and Sarah died on Dec. 29, 1877 at the age of 60.]
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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