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Fannie O'Neal
Aug. 9, 1906 - April 1910

State North Carolina
Currituck County

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN:

I, Fannie O'NEAL, of the county of Currituck, and state of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:

ITEM ONE.  My will and desire is that all my just debts, including my burial expenses, shall be paid.

ITEM TWO.  I give and devise to Jesse J. TWIFORD the following property, to wit;  That certain piece or parcel of land in Poplar Branch Township known as a part of the NYE tract which I bought of GALLOP and BAUM, bounded on the West by D.W. WOODHOUSE, North by J.C. GALLOP, East by GALLOP and BAUM, South by the Landing or Mill road.  Also all other property and chattels of every kind, and all moneys that I may be possessed of at my death, to him and his heirs in fee-simple.

ITEM THREE.  I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my friend Dr. W.T. GRIGGS, as executor of this my last will and testament and ask him to settle the same according to the true intent and meaning thereof.

ITEM FOUR.  I hereby cancel, revoke and annul any and all other wills made by me, and declare this to be my last will and testament made August 9th 1906.
    /s/ Fannie [her x mark] ONEAL    Seal

Signed, sealed, declared and published by the above named Fannie O'NEAL as her last will and testament us, who at her request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Witness
    /s/ D.W. WOODHOUSE
        E.L. MUNDEN

PROBATE OF WILL WITH EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES THERETO

State of North Carolina}    S.S. In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }   
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie O'NEAL deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Dr. W.T. GRIGGS the executor therein mentioned; and the due execution thereof by the said Fannie O'NEAL is proved by the oath and examination of D.W. WOODHOUSE and E.L. MUNDEN 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 Fannie O'NEAL; that the said Fannie O'NEAL 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 9th day of August 1906.
    And the deponent further saith that the said Fannie O'NEAL 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 the 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 Fannie O'NEAL 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/ D.W. WOODHOUSE    Seal
         E.L. MUNDEN              Seal

Sworn to and subscribed as to D.W. WOODHOUSE this 4th day of April 1910 before me.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

Sworn to and subscribed as to E.L. MUNDEN this 8th day of April 1910 before me.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL

State of North Carolina}    In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
    Currituck County     }    In Re Estate of Fannie O'NEAL, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie O'NEAL, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Dr. W.T. GRIGGS, the executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Fannie O'NEAL dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of D.W. WOODHOUSE and E.L. MUNDEN the subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Fannie O'NEAL 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 by the Court that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing and every part thereof is and contains the last will and testament of Fannie O'NEAL 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 proved by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Count of said County.
    It is further adjudged that said W.T. GRIGGS is a suitable person to act as Executor and that he be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.  Dated this the 8th day of April 1910.
     /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 Fannie O'NEAL, dec'd
    W.T. GRIGGS being duly sworn, doth say:  That Fannie O'NEAL, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published her last will and testament: and that W.T. GRIGGS is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Fannie O'NEAL consisting of one lot at Poplar Branch, N.C. is worth about $200.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Jesse TWIFORD, minor, Poplar Branch, N.C. is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ W.T. GRIGGS
    Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 15th day of April 1910.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina  }
Currituck County }
    I, W.T. GRIGGS, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Fannie O'NEAL 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/ W.T. GRIGGS
        Sworn and subscribed before me, this 15th day of April 1910.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL

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

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