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Benjamin Tatem
Nov. 28, 1837 - Feb. Term 1843
Currituck Co. Will Book 4, pg. 94-95
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NOTE - This will is also seen on pages 99-100 [see image] with somewhat different wording but same dates except the recording date states Sept. 12, 1843.

The Last Will and Testament of Benjamin TATEM dec’d was exhibited in open court at February term 1843 and the execution of the same was proved in due form by the oath of Samuel FEREBEE SER. one of the subscribing evendenes there to and Thomas TATEM executor there to quallifyed ordered recorded.

   In the name of God Amen I Benjamin TATEM of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being in reasonable health blessed be God for the same calling to mind the mortality of man and knowing that it is appointed for all to die do make this my last will and Testament.

   Imprimis I lend the use of all my estate within doors and with out to my beloved wife Mary Ann TATEM during her widowhood or life and at her marrage or death to be given off or divided as follows.

    Item  I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph TATEM the south end or side of the land and plantation whereon I now live to be divided as follows beginning at the post at the meeting house? oposit an oake that stands on the SW side of said lot and running a cross to a pine called the Eagles nest in Benjamin SIMMONS and his wife line he the said Joseph to have a priviledge of one half of the barn and one half of the yeopon nurcerey

   Item  I give to my Son Thomas TATEM the remainder of the land and plantation where on I now live being the northern side.

   Item  I give to my Two Sons Thomas and Joseph TATEM and there heirs all my part of land marsh or priviledge that I bought from James WHITE as per deed dated Feby. 1797 equally betwen them and there heirs and in each of the above gifts of my lands it is my desire that if either of my sons JOSEPH and THOMAS TATEM should die with out issue lawfully begotten his part of the said land to fall to and belong to the surviving Brother to him and his heirs.

   Item  I give to my daughter Esabel BRABLE one feather bed and one spining wheel which I have formerly lent to her which she has all ready in possession.

   Item  after the death or marrage of my wife I desire that there may be Twenty five dollars raised out of the moveable property that she may leave and that I give to my three Grand children Margaret, Betsey and Joseph BRABLE children of my deceased daughter Mary BRABLE to them and their heirs for ever. And all the remander of my moveable property that may be left as above at the death or marrage of my wife I give to be equally divided between the heirs of my two daughters.

   I nominate and appoint my sons Joseph TATEM and Thomas TATEM executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the 28th day of November 1837.

        /s/ Benjamin [his x mark] TATEM seal

Signed and acknowledged before us
    Isaac BAXTER

Recorded and examined this 8th day of March 1843

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell 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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