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N. [Norris] B. & Nathan Frances Owens
Sept. 20, 1918 - May 23, 1919
[The Currituck will books are no longer in the courthouse but have been sent to the Archives in Raleigh.  Currently they only have wills in envelopes dating from about 1900 and later filed in metal drawers.  This will was in the drawer of loose wills.

  North Carolina  }
Currituck County}
I N.B. OWENS and wife Nathan Frances OWENS of the afore said County and State being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of our earthly existence do make and declare this our last will and testament.

1st. Our executor hereinafter named shall give our bodies a decent burial suitable to the wishes of our relatives and friends and pay all funeral exspences together with all of our just dets out of the first money which may come into her hands belonging to our estate.

2nd. We give and devise to our beloved daughter Nannie B. FORBES wife of I.C. FORBES deceased our farm where we live and said tract in Poplar Branch Township Currituck County ajoinding the lands of Silva BELANGA decease on the west and I.A. FORBES and W.H. GALLOP on the south binding the lands of I.A. FORBES and on the east binding the lands of E.W. FORBES and Stephen GORDON and on the north binding the lands of P.H. FORBES containing 50 acres more or less one1/2 this being our share of the Isic(?) OWENS deceased tract of land

3rd. We give to our beloved daughter our government bonds and Cupan bonds and war saveing stamps and our money if there should be any at our deathes and all of our chattle property of all kinds such as hogs, cattle, mules and horses and chickens turkeys, gees and all of our house hold and kitchen furniture of every kind and growing crop if there should be any at our deathes.

We hereby constitute and appoint our daughter Nannie B. FORBES wife of I.C. FORBES deceased our lawfull Executor to this our last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause there of hereby revokeing and declareing utterlay void all other wills and testaments by us heretofore made.

In witness whereof we the said N.B. OWENS and wife Nathan Frances OWENS do hereunto set our hands and seals this 20th day Sept. A.D. 1918.
    N.B. [his x mark] OWENS
    Nathan Frances
[her x mark] OWENS

Signed sealed and published and declared by us to be our last will and testament in the presence of us who at our request and in our presences and in the presences of each of us do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.



  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court - Before the Clerk
Currituck County}    In the Matter of the Will of Nathan Frances OWENS, Deceased
The paper writing hereto attached and purporting to be the last will and testament N.B. OWENS now living and Nathan Frances OWENS, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court of Currituck County, North Carolina, by Nannie B. FORBES, the executor therein named, and thereupon the following proof thereof as being the will of Nathan Frances OWENS is taken by the oath and examination of J.W. FORBES and J.L. FORBES being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself deposes and says, that he is a subscribing witness to the said paper writing now shown here, purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan Frances OWENS, and that he saw her execute ( or heard acknowledge the execution of ) this writing as her last will and testament, and that affiant attested it in the presence and at the request of said Nathan Frances OWENS, deceased; and that at the time of its execution (or at the time its execution was acknowledged) said Nathan Frances OWENS was, in affiant’s opinion, of sound mind and disposing memory.

Severally subscribed and sworn to before me, this 23rd day of May, 1919
    B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court Currituck County

And thereupon it is considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof as to Nathan Frances OWENS is the last will and testament of Nathan Frances OWENS, deceased and it is ordered that the same, with the foregoing examination and this certificate, be recorded and filed.  This 23rd day of May, 1919.
    B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court Currituck County



Currituck County  }    In Superior Court
State of North Carolina}
To all Whom these Presents shall come --- GREETING:
    It being satisfactorily proven to the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for Currituck County, that Nathan Frances OWENS late of said county, is dead, having made his last Will and Testament, which has been admitted to Probate (a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed,) and Nannie B. FORBES the Executor therein named, having qualified as such according to law:
    Now these are therefore to empower the said Executor to enter in and upon all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and the same to take into possession, wheresoever to be found, and all the just debts of the said deceased to pay and satisfy, and the residue of said estate to distribute according to the directions of said Will.
    Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this the 23 day of May 1919.
/s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court


  North Carolina }
Currituck County}
Nannie B. FORBES do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and Testament of Nathan Frances OWENS 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/ Nannie B. FORBES

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 23rd day of May 1919.
/s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk, Superior Court

This will was contributed by Judy Brickhouse. 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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