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Caleb Sanderlin
July 8, 1872 - June 16, 1873

I Caleb SANDERLIN of the County of Currituck & state of North Carolina, being of Sound mind & memory, but Considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will & testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First that my heirs (hereinafter named) shall provide for my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my relatives & friends, & pay all funeral expenses, together with my just debts, howsoever & to whomsoever owing, out of the money that may first come into their hands as a part or parcel of my estate.

Item I loan & devise to the use of all my property both real & personal in fact everything I possess (after the above debts specified) to my Dear beloved wife Affa SANDERLIN during her life time then after her decease I give and devise the same species & all Species of my property to my Dear friend Edward TAYLOR, to him & his heirs & Assigns forever.  I do this for past favours when I was not calculated to help myself.

In witness whereof I, the said Caleb SANDERLIN do hereunto Set my hand & seal this 8th day of July A.D. 1872.
    /s/ Caleb [his x mark] SANDERLIN     Seal

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Caleb Sanderlrin to be his last Will & testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence do Subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
    L.N. SIMMONS
    C.H. BALFOUR

 Currituck County}   In the Probate Court
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Caleb SANDERLIN deceased is exhibited before me, the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County, by L.N. SIMMONS and the due execution thereof is proved by the oath and examination of L.N. SIMMONS and C.H. BALFOUR, the subscribing witnesses there, who being duly sworn 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 Caleb SANDERLIN.  That the said Caleb SANDERLIN in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid and which bears date on the 8th day of July 1872.

And the deponent further saith that the said Caleb SANDERLIN, the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did therefore 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 same time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said Caleb SANDERLIN 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,
    L.N. SIMMONS
    C.H. BALFOUR

Severally sworn & subscribed this 16th day of June 1873
    /s/ A.O. DEY    Probate Judge

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

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