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Isaac Snowden
Jan. 8, 1880 - Feb. 6, 1882

I Isaac SNOWDEN of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

I give devise and bequeath to my Grandson Isaac N. GRAY a share in my estate both real and personal, in equal proportion - or share and share alike with my other heirs - it being my object to give him that portion which would have been his mothers had she survived me.  The real estate I loan to him for the period of his natural life and then to his lawful children if he has any - in fee simple but Should said Isaac N. GRAY die without lawful children of his body begotten then said real estate is to revert to my heirs at law and be distributed among them according to law.

It is my will and desire that in case I die before said Isaac N. GRAY arrives at lawful age all money coming to him from my personal estate shall be placed at interest in some good Solvent Savings Bank until he becomes twenty one years of age and then be paid over to him.  But should he die in now age then all money notes and personal property of every description derived from my estate shall return to my heirs at law.

In testimony whereof I Isaac SNOWDEN have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and set my seal this 8th day of January 1880.
    /s/ Isaac SNOWDEN    Seal

Witness
    W.D. BARNARD

North Carolina, Currituck County}        In the Probate Court - February 6th 1882
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Isaac SNOWDEN, deceased, without subscribing witnesses (as to W.D. BARNARD signature to will see testimony amended), is exhibited in open Court for probate by M.H. SNOWDEN; W.D. BARNARD being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that the said paper writing exhibited for probate, now before him, was deposited with him for safe keeping  by the said Isaac SNOWDEN, while living, as his last will and testament, and the said deponent W.D. BARNARD on his oath and J.E.C. BELL and A.O. DEY after bring duly sworn, deposeth and sayeth each for himself, that he is acquainted with the hand writing of the said Isaac SNOWDEN, having often seen him write, and that they believe the said paper writing and every part thereof to be in the hand writing of the said Isaac SNOWDEN.
    It is therefore adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof, is the last will and testament of the said Isaac SNOWDEN and the same is hereby ordered to be recorded & filed.  Feby 6th 1882.
        /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge

   North Carolina }
Currituck County}
    W.D. BARNARD being duly sworn deposeth & sayeth that his name, appearing as a witness to the paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Isaac SNOWDEN dated January 8th 1880, was not put there at the time that the will was deposited with me by the said Isaac SNOWDEN for safe keeping, the said Isaac SNOWDEN saying to me at the time he deposited with me the said will, that I would be a witness after his death to prove it, and thinking after the decease of the said Isaac SNOWDEN, that it was proper for me to witness said will, he having declared to me that it was his will, I did so after his death, thinking it was right for me to do so, before probating the same.
    /s/ W.D. BARNARD
Sworn to and subscribed before me
        H.B. ANSELL, P.J.

State of North Carolina }
    Currituck County      }
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Isaac SNOWDEN, deceased, having no subscribing witnesses thereto, is exhibited before me, the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County, by M.H. SNOWDEN; and W.D. BARNARD being duly sworn deposeth and sayeth that the said Isaac SNOWDEN, dec'd., while living, did deposit with deponent the said paper writing, dated January 8th 1880, for safe keeping, now offered for probate as his last will and testament, and this paper so exhibited is the identical paper so deposited by the said decedant, and the said deponent further sayeth each for himself that they knew she said Isaac SNOWDEN in his life time, that they had seen him frequently write, that they know his hand writing, and that the paper writing exhibited now for probate, purporting to be the last will and testament of said Isaac SNOWDEN, and signed by him, is in the hand writing of the said Isaac SNOWDEN, the signature and every part of the said paper writing is in his own proper hand writing.  And further the deponents sayeth not.
    /s/ J.E.C. BELL
    /s/ W.D. BARNARD
    /s/ A.O. DEY
Sworn & subscribed to before me this the 6th day of Feby 1882
        H.B.. ANSELL, Probate Judge

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

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