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Jesse Sanderson
April 1, 1903 - May 11, 1908

  North Carolina  }
Currituck County}

I, Jesse SANDERSON, of Poplar Branch Township of this County and State aforesaid, a farmer, being old in years but with a sound mind and disposing memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament as follows: that is to say:

1- Item.  I loan all of my property both real and personal to my beloved wife, Mary SANDERSON, during her natural life, in order that the proceeds arising from the same may keep her in comfortable circumstances as along as she may live.

2- Item.  After the death of my wife, Mary, I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas SANDERSON, one half of my home tract of land that I now live on, this half being the Southern half with the division line running an easterly and westerly direction that separates this half from the other Northern half, to him and his heirs forever.

3- Item.  The other half of my home tract which is the Northern half, I give and bequeath to my two grand children, Mary SANDERSON and Sarah SANDERSON, the children of my deceased son, Nathan SANDERSON, but with this proviso, that if they or either of them die without an heir lawfully begotten by their bodies then said portion given to them shall go back to my SANDERSON family

4 - Item.  After the death of my wife aforesaid, the tract of land known as the Bridget WHITE tract consisting of about 150 acres I desire to be divided into three equal shares with division lines running an easterly and westerly direction.

5 - Item.  The first share of fifty-one acres more or less, on the South side of the tract mentioned in the fourth item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Jennie SANDERSON but if she should die without a lawful heir begotten by her body, then in that case it is to go to the rest of my children and their heirs forever.

6 - Item.  The middle share of the Bridget WHITE tract of fifty acres more or less, mentioned in fourth item I give and bequeath forever to my daughter Ella CARTWRIGHT, the wife of Jonathan CARTWRIGHT.

7th - Item.  The North share of the Bridgett WHITE tract of fifty acres more or less, mentioned in the 4th item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth OWENS, the wife of Noah OWENS, to her and her heirs forever.

8th - Item.  It is my desire that my son Thomas SANDERSON be guardian to my two grand daughters, Mary SANDERSON and Sarah SANDERS [the "on" left off] and I hereby authorize him to take charge of the property left them in this my last will and to manage the same, as will endow? to their good - rent and collect the rents and proceeds arising from said property and expend the same on these two children as the law in such cases may direct.

In testimony whereof I the said Jesse SANDERSON, has hereunto set his hand and seal in the presence of the subscribing witnesses named below, on this the first day of April 1903.
    /s/ Jesse [his x mark] SANDERSON    Seal

The above will and testament was signed by mark by the testator in our presence and at his request we subscribe our names as witnesses.
     H.B. ANSELL
     Henry WELSTED
     James B. GARRENTON

PROOF OF WILL AND EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES THERETO

State of North Carolina    }    SS.  In the Superior Court
    Currituck County         }
     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jesse SANDERSON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Thomas SANDERSON one of the devisees therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Jesse SANDERSON is proved by the oath and examination of H.B. ANSELL and James B. GARRENTON 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 Jesse SANDERSON that the said Jesse SANDERSON in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 1st day of April 1903.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Jesse SANDERSON 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 thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator.  And this deponent further saith, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his 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 Jesse SANDERSON 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/ J.B. GARRENTON      Seal
         H.B. ANSELL                Seal
Severally sworn and subscribed this 11th day of May 1903 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

  North Carolina }    Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
Currituck County}   In the Matter of the last will of Jesse SANDERSON, deceased
    Thomas SANDERSON being sworn, doth say: That Jesse SANDERSON, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that Thomas SANDERSON is one of the devisees named therein, there being no executor named.
    Further, that the property of the said Jesse SANDERSON consisting of cattle, hogs, & money is worth about $75.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Mary SANDERSON, Jarvisburg, N.C., Thomas SANDERSON, Jarvisburg, N.C., Mary SANDERSON, minor of Jarvisburg, N.C., Sarah SANDERSON (who is now dead), Jennie SANDERSON, Jarvisburg, N.C., Ella CARTWRIGHT, Shiloh, N.C., Elizabeth OWENS, Powells Point, N.C. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
/s/ Thomas [his x mark] SANDERSON
        Sworn and subscribed before me, the 9th day of May 1908.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL    Clerk Superior Court

WILL - ORDER FOR PROBATE OF A WILL

  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}   In Re Estate of Jesse SANDERSON, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jesse SANDERSON, dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate by Thomas SANDERSON one of the devisees therein named, there being no executor named; and the due execution thereof by the said Jesse SANDERSON, dec'd, is duly proven by the oath and examination of H.B. ANSELL and J.B. GARRENTON subscribing witnesses thereto; and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Jesse SANDERSON 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 the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of Jesse SANDERSON, dec'd..  And it is ordered that said will with the foregoing examination and this certificate be recorded and filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said county.
    Dated this the 11th day of May 1908.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

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

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