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Currituck County Wills
Sept. 20, 1860 - Nov. 7, 1867
State of North Carolina}
Currituck County }
In the name of God Amen. I, Eliza WALKER of the State & County aforesaid being of Sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this as my last Will & Testament in manner and form as follows - to wit - I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin F. TAYLOR in trust for the use and benefit of his children now living & such other children as he may have hereafter, two thirds of all my Estate of any kind real personal mixed, as well that which I may now have in possession as also that which I am entitled to as the widow of Levi WALKER and which I am to receive from the Exr of Said Levi upon a Settlement and distribution of the Estate of my late husband the Said Levi and I direct my said son to hold all said property and use and apply the Same as in his judgement may seem best for the use benefit & advancement of his children during his natural life, and at his death Said property & estate is to be divided equally among his children living at his death and the representatives of Such child or children as may be dead and any child or children of his that may be born in ten months after his death, to each child or the representative of Such one part. The remaining third of my Estate of very kind real personal mixed, as well that now in possession as that to which I am entitled as the widow of the late Levi WALKER, I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza A. WALKER, to her, her heirs, executors, & administrators forever. Witness my hand & Seal this 20th day of September A.D. 1860.
/s/ Eliza WALKER Seal
Signed sealed published & declared in our presence & witnessed by us in presence of Testatrix & at her request
Attest Thomas A. GIBSON
Wm. C. STONE
This will proved in Common Form Nov 7, 1867 by the oath of E.H. WALKER who proves that Thos A. GIBSON one of the Subscribing witnesses is dead that he knows his hand writing & that of the other witness. Ordered Recorded.
/s/ JWB CCC
State of North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Nov. Term 1867
Currituck County }
The foregoing & annexed paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Eliza WALKER Decd is exhibited in open court and it is thereupon proved by the oath and examination of E.H. WALKER that Thomas A. GIBSON, one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto is now dead. And it is further proved by the oath and examination of the Said E.H. WALKER that he is well acquainted with the hand writing of Thomas A. GIBSON having often Seen him write, and that the name of the Said Thos A. GIBSON Subscribed as a witness to the Said will is in the handwriting of the Said Thomas A. GIBSON. It is therefore considered by the court that the Said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the Said Eliza WALKER and the Same is ordered to be recorded & filed
/s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC
[Written on the back is: Last Will and Testament of Eliza WALKER; Recorded in Book No 4 page 266 & 267; J.W. BAXTER CCC]
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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