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Lucinda Owens
Nov. 11, 1886 - March 17, 1899
Currituck Co. Will Book 5, pp. 272-273

State of North Carolina
Currituck County

Know all men by these presents that I Lucinda OWENS in the county of Currituck and state of North Carolina being in good health and of sound mind and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore make as to my worldly estate and all the property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed onto which I shall be entitled at the time of my deceased. I desire bequeath and dispose thereof in manner following to wit.

All of my just debts and funeral expenses shall first by my executor herein after named be paid out of my estate as soon after my deceased as shall by them be found convent.

I give and bequeath to my son Little Hodges GALLOP one half the HALL tract of land commencing at the ditch about the middle of the field said ditch being the line straight across the field from James EVANS land to James B. SAWYERs land being the westward end to the main road to have and to hold the same to his and his heirs and assigns forever.

I give and bequeath to my son Marrion GALLOP one half of the HALL tract of land being the north east part of the tract where the house stands from the Sound to the ditch about the middle of the field said ditch being the line binding James EVANS on the south and James B. SAWYER on the north except a road binding James EVANS land to the Sound as a privilege to the sound for which I give my son Little Hodges GALLOP to have and to hold said lands to his heirs and assigns forever.

I give and bequeath to my Grandchild Martha Ann OWENS one hundred dollars to be paid by my son Little Hodges GALLOP out of the land, which I give him, said amount to be paid her twelve months after she becomes to the age of twenty one years. If she should die before that time and leave any heirs the amount to be paid to said heirs if no heirs the said amount to remain in the hands of my son Little Hodges GALLOP.

I give and bequeath to my Grandchild Clara L.E. OWENS one hundred dollars to be paid by my son Marrion GALLOP out of the land, which I give him, said amount to be paid to her twelve months after she becomes to the age of twenty one years. If she should die before that time and leave any heirs the amount to be paid to said heirs if no heirs the said amount to remain in the hands of my son Marrion GALLOP.

All the rest and residue of my estate personal and mixed of which I shall die sized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at my decease I give desire and bequeath to be equally divided between and among my said sons Little Hodges GALLOP and Marrion GALLOP and lastly I do nominate and appoint my said sons Little Hodges GALLOP and Marrion GALLOP to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

In testament whereof I the said Lucinda OWENS have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affix my seal this the eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty six.
    /s/ Lucinda OWENS

Witnesses
    Alex OWENS
    Martha H. OWENS


Where as I Lucinda OWENS have neglected to give my niece Clara Lillian GUARD in the above will any of my personal property I now give and bequeath to my said niece one bed to be given her by my said executor after my decease this the eleventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and eight six.
    /s/ Lucinda OWENS

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Lucinda OWENS as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed as witnesses there to.
    Alex OWENS
    Martha H. OWENS


Probated 17th day March 1899
    E. W. ANSELL
        Clerk of Superior Court

This will was contributed by J.A. Owens. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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