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Martha Litchfield
Sept. 6, 1905 - May 30, 1907

North Carolina Currituck County

I Martha LITCHFIELD of the aforesaid County and State being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance do make and declare this my last will and testatament.

1st  My executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent buriel suitable to the wishes of my friends and relitives and pay all funeral expences together with all my just debts out of the first money which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

2nd  I give and devise to my son George C. LITCHFIELD during his natural life the tract of land known as my home tract also all of my personal effects except one bed that I give to my grandson Warren LITCHFIELD.  I here by constitute and appoint Wm. A. COOPER 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 and all other and testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I the said Martha LITCHFIELD do hereunto set my hand and seal this 6 of Sept. 1905.
    /s/ Martha [her x mark] LITCHFIELD

Attest
     David JONES
     Walter JONES

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 Martha LITCHFIELD, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Wm. H. COOPER [Wm. A. in the will] the executor therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Martha LITCHFIELD is proved by the oath and examination of David JONES and Walter JONES the subscribing witnesses 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 Martha LITCHFIELD that the said Martha LITCHFIELD  in the presence of this deponent, subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 6th day of Sept. 1905.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Martha LITCHFIELD 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 Martha LITCHFIELD 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/ Walter JONES      Seal
          David JONES       Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 30th day of May 1907 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF A WILL

  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}   In Re Estate of Martha LITCHFIELD, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha LITCHFIELD, dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate by Wm. H. COOPER the executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Martha LITCHFIELD, dec'd, is duly proven by the oath and examination of David JONES and Walter JONES subscribing witnesses thereto; and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Martha LITCHFIELD 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 and testament of Martha LITCHFIELD, dec'd..  And 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 the Clerk of Superior Court of said county.
    Dated this the 30th day of May 1907.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

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

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