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In the name of God, Amen. I Sarah TOLER of the said County being in reasonable health at present, thanks be to God for the same, and of a sound mind and memory, but calling to mind it is appointed for man once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form.
First of all I desire that all my just debts be paid out of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath unto Caleb TOLER my Grand Son one feather bed and furniture.
Item. I give unto the deacons of Powells Point Baptist Church twenty dollars to be laid out by them for the support of the Ministry to be raised out my estate.
Item. I give unto Matthias TOLER my Grandson twenty dollars to be laid out on schooling of said child.
Item. My will and desire is that all my property that I have not already given away be sold by my executor, and after my just debts is paid all the remainder part of the money to be equally divided amongst all my children to wit. James TOLER, Sally CHAPLIN and Polly ETHRIDGE and last of all I make and appoint my friend Simeon SAWYER my executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have this day set my hand and affixed my seal this February 22nd day 1814.
/s/ Sarah [Her x mark] TOLER seal
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us
Jacob SAWYER JUR. Jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. Also in court minutes, "Ordered that Jacob SAWYER JUNR. have the right of administration of the estate of Sarah TOLER decd. widow of Mathias TOLER SENR. deceased..." Simeon SAWYER, who Sarah TOLER had named as her executor, had died by August 30, 1814].
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