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Currituck County Wills
Jan. 27, 1857 - August Term 1866
(This will used no punctuation and very few capital letters)
in the name of god, amen or bete [be it] rembered that i moses B powers of currituck county being weak of Body But of strong mind and rememberry Blessed be god for the same i this day make this my last will and testement as followers that is to say first i give to my son george w powers the east half of that peace of land lies on the south side of the lane going from the main road to my house or the Back swamp and west end i give to my son william J powers and the spence? of land I lend the west half to my son John a powers heirs and give it to them? and the east half to my son william J powers and to my son silvester c powers and i give to my son william a peace of land Beginning at the main in mccoy old line to a juniper post in the sand of a ditch thence down the ditch to the Back swamp thence northerly corse to Alfred Rutter line thence easterly corse along Rutter line to the main road thence southerly corse to the first station and i give to my son silvester c powers the mccoy track of land where he now live on i give my horse to my son william j powers and the rest of my goods to be sold one half of the money i give to my daughter esther margret curtis and the other half i give the rest of my heirs five dollars out of the last half i give to Julia a powers this my last will and testment revoking all other will By me made up to this Date in witness where of i have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27 Day of January 1857.
/s/ moses B powers Seal
Elious W Doue?
Teste Elijah L. Etheridge
State of North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Currituck County } August Term 1866
The foregoing paper writing was exhibited in open Court and propounded for probate as the last Will & Testament of Moses B. POWERS and it was proved by the oath and examination of S.A. POWERS, S.D. CULPEPPER & J.W. BAXTER, that the subscribing witnesses to the paper writing were both dead. They further found that they were acquainted with the hand writing of the Testator and that the name of the Testator and every part of the will is in the hand writing of the Testator, that his signature & the body of the will is all in his hand writing. It was further proved by the oath & examination of George W. POWERS, was found among the valuable papers of the Testator Moses B. POWERS - it was further proved by the oath and examination of J.B. LEE that he was acquainted with the hand writing of the Testator, having seen him write and that the signature of the Testator & the body of the paper writing is in the proper hand writing of the Testator - the said LEE further proved that Alfred RITTER one of the subscribing witnesses was dead - that he was acquainted & familiar with his hand writing & that the signature of said Alfred RITTER as subscribing witness to said paper, was in his own proper hand writing.
It is therefore considered by the Court, that the paper writing propounded as the last Will & Testament of Moses B. POWERS & every part thereof, sufficient to pass real & personal estate - and it is ordained by the Court that the Will with this certificate be recorded.
/s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC
Recorded in Book No. 4 page 261
/s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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