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G.D. Newbern
May 24, 1911 - July 31, 1911

North Carolina  Currituck County

I G.D. NEWBERN of the a fore said county and state, living of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last will and testament

First my executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends & relatives, and pay all funeral expenses to gether with all just debts out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

Second I give and devise to my beloved wife Sarah, the tract of land on which I now reside containing fifty acres more or less, for her natural life, so long as she remains my widow in satisfaction of her dower, and this is all my lands.

Third I give and devise to my said beloved wife Sarah all of my chattle property of every description on hand at the time of my death, for her own use during her natural life.

Fourth I give and devise to my youngest daughter Sadie PARKER the wife of Levia PARKER the home in which I now live, and one third of my home farm adjoining said house in which I now reside, subject to the life estate of my said wife as devised in a former item of this my will, to have and to hold to her and her heirs in fee simple.

Fifth I give and devise to my other two daughters, namely Ida JONES, wife [of] George JONES, Leonora WOOD, wife of N.O. WOOD, the remaining two thirds of the tract of land on which I now live, to be equally divided between my two daughters share & share alike, subject to the life estate of my beloved wife as devised in a former item of this my will to have and to hold to them and their heirs in fee simple.

Sixth I give and devise to my daughter Louise NEWBERN the sum of fifty dollars.  My executor will pay her this sum at my death there being no real estate for her.

Seventh My further will and desire is at the death of my said wife Sarah that all of the household & kitchen furniture and all other chattle property of every description be given to my youngest daughter Sadie PARKER.

Eighth I hereby appoint my trusty friend Richard ETHERIDGE my lawful executor to all the interest and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the interests and meaning of same, and every part and claus thereof, hereby revoking and declaring entirely void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made in witness whereof I the said G.D. NEWBERN, do hereunto set my hand and seal the 24 day of May 1911.
    /s/ G.D. NEWBERN    Seal

Signed sealed published and declared by the said G.D. NEWBERN to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, do subscribe our names as witnesses there to.

Two witnesses
     L.G. PERRY
     Richard ETHERIDGE
     J.M. CARTWRIGHT

North Carolina    Currituck County
    I J.M. CARTWRIGHT do hereby certify that G.D. NEWBERN personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing will.
    Witness my hand (and official seal) this the 27 day of May 1911.
            /s/ J.M. CARTWRIGHT J.P.

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF A WILL

State of North Carolina}    In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
    Currituck County     }    In Re Estate of G.D. NEWBERN, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of G.D. NEWBERN, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Richard ETHERIDGE executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said G.D. NEWBERN dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of L.G. PERRY and J.M. CARTWRIGHT the subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said G.D. NEWBERN 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 G.D. NEWBERN dec'd.  And on motion 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 proved by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Count of said County.  Dated this the 31st day of July 1911.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL      Clerk of Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County}    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
                                In the Matter of the Will of G.D. NEWBERN, deceased
    Richard ETHERIDGE being duly sworn, doth say:  That G.D. NEWBERN, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament: and that Richard ETHERIDGE is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said G.D. NEWBERN consisting of money, growing crops, household & kitchen furniture, farming utensils is worth about $1000.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Mrs. Sarah NEWBERN, Powell's Point, N.C., Mrs. Sadie PARKER, Powell's Point, N.C., Mrs. Ida JONES, Newbern, N.C., Mrs. Leonora WOOD, Roanoke, Va., Miss Louise NEWBERN, Columbia, S.C. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 31st day of July, 1911.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina  }
Currituck County }
    I, Richard ETHERIDGE, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of G.D. NEWBERN 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/ Richard ETHERIDGE
        Sworn and subscribed before me, this 31st day of July 1891.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL

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

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