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Edward H. Walker
Dec. 5, 1872 - Aug. 22, 1874
State of North Carolina
I, E.H. WALKER being this Day in good health and of Sound mind and memory thank god for it and knowing the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of Deth do this day make and Constitute my Last will and testament. In the name of god Amen.
1st I Loan all of my property both Real and personal to my beloved wife Edline So Long as She Remains My widow and takes Cear of Sutch of My Children as wishes to Stay with hir Except Enough of afsd personal property to be Sold by My Executors to pay My just Depts unless they Choos to pay them other ways and if She marries again I want hir to have an Equil Shear in all my property with Each of my Children Sey? a Childs part During hir Life and at hir Deth I Leave all my Land on Churches Island to be Equilly Devided betwen My four Children namly Stephen G. WALKER, Sarah Virginia, Eliza Jane & Edward E. WALKER My Son Benj S. WALKER having his part already Set of [sic] to him Self Making a fair Valuation in the abov Devision of four Children for the buildings &c. I Leave Equil priveledgs to all My Children in My Land on Poyny Island and My Life insurance Money of one thousand Dollars I give five Hundred Dollars to My Son Edward Everett and the other five Hundred to be Equilly Devided betwen My widow and the other four Children Viz B.S. S.G. S.V. and E.J. this money to be Recd? by the widow and Executors and paid over at once to all Except Sutch as one underage thares to be left in the hands of My Executors and paid out as they near it. I want Edward Everett sent to a good School four years and then (over) To a good trade or profession Sutch as he May Choose. I Leave My two Sons Benjamin S. and Stephen G. WALKER Executors and testamentory Guards Ean [guardians] to Sutch of My Children as are Miners By giving a Joint Bond with Each other in the Sum of one thousand Dollars for Each ward.
Written with my own hand and Seald with my own Seal this the 5the of Decr in the year of our Lord A.D. one thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Two.
/s/ E.H. WALKER Seal
Currituck County In Probate Court
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Edward H. WALKER, decd is exhibited before me the undersigned Judge of Probate for said County by S.G. WALKER one of the Executors therein named and the hand writing thereof proved by the Oaths of N.N. HAMPTON Benjn F. TAYLOR and J.W. BAXTER Who being duly sworn deposeth and saith each for himself that he believes that the said paper writing now here purporting to be the last will and testament of E.H. WALKER decd is in the hand writing of said decd and every part thereof that he is well acquainted with Said decd handwriting having often seen said decd write and that the said Decd was of sound disposing mind and memory.
/s/ J.W. BAXTER
/s/ B.F. TAYLOR
/s/ N.N. HAMPTON
Sworn to before me this Aug 22, 1874
/s/ A.W. DEY PJ
S.G. WALKER being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the said paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of E.H. WALKER decd was handed to him by E.H. WALKER during the Winter of 1872 & 3- sealed up in a buff envelope with directions to take care of it, and not to open until after his death and that he does verily believe that the said piece of paper writing and every part thereof is in the hand writing of said E.H. WALKER
/s/ Stephen G. WALKER
You swear that you believe this writing to be and contain the last will and testament of E.H. WALKER decd and that you will well and truly execute the same first by paying his debts and then his legacies as far as said Estate shall extend as the Law shall charge you; and that you will well and faithfully execute the office of an Executor agreeably to the trust and confidence in you, and agreeably to Law; So help me God. Aug 22, 1874.
/s/ Stephen G. WALKER
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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