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Edward J. Mercer
c. Jan. 27, 1866 (nuncupative will) - February Term 1866

The nuncupative Will of Edward J. MERCER reduced to writing after the death of said MERCER.

I give my horse to my sister Frances my Watch to little Eddie SANDERLIN, and after paying all my debts and expenses the residue of my property I give to Thomas SANDERLIN and Caleb T. SEARS.

    The foregoing paper writing was at February Term 1866 of Currituck County Court propounded for probate as the nuncupative will of Edward J. MERCER decd. and Wm. C. MERCER and J.C. HAMMER were introduced as witnesses, and being duly sworn, did declare on oath, that they were present at the death of Edward J. MERCER, that he died on or about the 27th of January 1866 at the house of Thomas SANDERLIN where he had been previously resident for several years; that in his last illness and just before his death, he made his will and disposed of his property as set forth in the foregoing paper writing propounded as his nuncupative will, his horse to his sister Frances, his watch to little Eddie SANDERLIN and the residue after paying his debts & expenses to Thomas SANDERLIN and Caleb T. SEARS; that the said Wm. C. MERCER was specially and particularly directed to see that his will was executed; the said witnesses further stated that the said E.J. MERCER was of sound and disposing mind and memory.

It is therefore considered by the Court that the said paper writing is the last Will & Testament of Edward J. MERCER and it is ordered by the Court that the same be recorded with this certificate.

[NOTE:  Cemetery records reveal that Edward J. Mercer was born in 1828 and died Jan. 27, 1866.  He is buried in the Sanderlin Cemetery in Moyock, N.C.]

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

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