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Martha Walker
Jan. 22, 1903 - Dec. 29, 1908

State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County     }

I Martha WALKER, a Spinster of the County and State aforesaid being of Sound mind and memory make this my last will and testament, to wit:

Item I - I loan the BRUMSEY tract of land to my daughter Etta WALKER during her lifetime and after her death I give and bequeath the said tract of land to her children, Share and Share alike in fee simple.  This tract is the one whereon said Etta WALKER lives.

Item II - I give and bequeath to Captolia WALKER, whom I raised, one bed & bed stead equipped with bolster, pillows, covering etc.

Item III - The balance of my household and kitchen furniture, stock, farming utensils, provisions, after paying out of this my just debts and funeral expenses, I give to my grand daughter, Mattie J. WALKER,  My uncle, Dennis SIMMONS, late of Martin County, N.C., having recently died leaving to me by will the sum of six thousand dollars.  Now, I hereby make the following disposition of what may remain of this estate at my death, as follows:

Item IV - I give and bequeath to my grand daughter, Mattie J. WALKER the sum of fifteen hundred dollars in fee s

Item V - The balance of the estate derived from my uncle aforesaid I devise and bequeath as follows: To my daughter Etta WALKER two eighths and to her children, Sheldon L. WALKER, William C. WALKER, Dennis S. WALKER, Mary L. WALKER, Jackson T. WALKER and Annie U. WALKER, I give and bequeath one eighth (1/8) to each one of them.

I hereby appoint my grand daughter, Mattie J. WALKER as my executrix to carry out the intent and meaning of this my will & assisted by my friend J.T. GUARD in its rightful management, further I leave said GUARD as an agent to said Mattie J. WALKER, while she may remain single, to see that the property herein devised to her shall not be squandered or wastefully expended and that said Mattie shall seek the advice of said GUARD in the management of her estate and be guided by his counsel till her marriage.

In testimony I hereunto set my hand and seal on this the 22nd day of January, 1903.
    /s/ Martha WALKER        Seal

Signed, sealed and declared by the said Martha WALKER to be her last will and testament in the presence of us as witnesses
     H.B. ANSELL
     Lydia ANSELL
    Mary F. TATUM

ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL

State of North Carolina}    SS.  In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }
     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha WALKER, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Mattie J. WALKER the executrix therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Martha WALKER is proved by the oath and examination of H.B. ANSELL & Lydia ANSELL two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself & herself deposeth and saith that he & she is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown them purporting to be the last will and testament of Martha WALKER that the said Martha WALKER in the presence of this deponent, subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 22d day of January 1903.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Martha WALKER the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited, to be her last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his & her name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator.  And this deponent further saith, that a the said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his & her name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Martha WALKER was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
     /s/ H.B. ANSELL       Seal
         Lydia ANSELL      Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 29th day of Dec. 1908 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
In the Matter of the Will of Martha WALKER, deceased

    Mattie J. WALKER being sworn doth say that Martha WALKER late of said county is dead, having first made and published her last Will and Testament: and that Mattie J. WALKER is the executrix named therein.
    Further, that the property of said Martha WALKER consisting of household & Kitchen furniture, horse, cow, hogs & farming utensils & money in the Norfolk National Bank the whole is worth about $3000.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Mattie J. WALKER, Barco, N.C., Etta WALKER, who is now dead, Sheldon L. WALKER, Norfolk, Va., William C. WALKER, Norfolk, Va., Dennis S. WALKER, minor, Barco, N.C., Mary L. WALKER, minor, Barco, N.C., Jackson T. WALKER, minor, Barco, N.C., Annie U. WALKER, minor, Barco., N.C., Captolia WALKER, Barco, N.C. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Mattie J. WALKER

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 29th day of December 1908.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.

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

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