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Davis B. Morse
Feb. 20, 1867 - no probate attached but recorded Jan. 16, 1869

State of North Carolina}
     Currituck County    }

In the name of God Amen.  I Davis B. MORSE of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, publish & declare this to be my last will and testament.  In manner and form following, to wit -

First I lend to my beloved wife Milla MORSE during her natural life or widowhood all of my property of every description both real and personal to wit - the land & plantation whereon I now reside bounded by the lands of Tully HALSTEAD, the lands formerly belonging to the heirs of Thomas C. MERCER Dec'd. & others, all of my household & kitchen furniture, hogs, cattle & all other stock, and all of my notes and money.  And at the death or marriage of my wife Milla MORSE I give in fee simple to my friend Apollos O. DEY son of Joseph S. DEY to him and his heirs forever all of the above named property, lands, household & kitchen furniture and all the stock & notes & money that many be on hand [torn].  Lastly, I nominate and appoint my friend Joseph S. DEY [torn & creased] my last will and testament upon the expressed conditions that he will enter into bond & security, such as the County Court may require.

In testimony of which I, Davis B. MORSE have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 20th day of February A.D. 1867
        /s/ Davis B. MORSE    Seal

Signed, Sealed, published & declared by me the said D.B. MORSE as & for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence & in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
    J.W. BAXTER
    E. SIMMONS

Recorded Jany 16 1869
Page 274
J.B. LEE
Probate Judge

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

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