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William J. Walker
Mar. 12, 1888 - May 10, 1890

State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County     }

I William J. WALKER of the County and State aforesaid - being of sound Mind and Memory but considering the uncertainty of My earthly existence do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following to wit:

Item 1st  I loan to My dearly beloved wife Julia Ann during her life time all of My property both real and personal in doors and out doors in fact everything I possess.

Item 2d  To my dearly beloved daughter Adelia Ann ROSS I loan the Lot upon which she Now resides her life time by Metes and bound Known as the fence [there seems to be something left out but nothing else was written on this line]
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Item 3d  To my dearly beloved sons Nathaniel J. WALKER and Robert W. WALKER I give and bequeath My Land (upon which I reside at the time of executing these presents on Church Island County and state aforesaid) to be equally divided - Nathaniel the North portion and Robert the South portion - After my wifes death.

Item 4th  To my son Robert I give and bequeath one horse one cow and one feather Bed and furniture after My wifes death.

Item 5th  After paying My just debts and providing for my burial and my wifes burial out of the indoors property I give the balance of which to my daughter Adelia Ann ROSS.  The balance of My Movable property I desire to be equally divided between My sons Nathaniel J. & Robert W. & daughter Adelia Ann ROSS.

Item 6th  I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel J. My fishing canoe.

Item 7th  I desire that my son Robert W. have a privilege in my wind Mill Now erected on the North portion of my Land.

To my son Nathaniel J. I Nominate and appoint My Lawful Executor to execute this My last will and Testament in Manner and form aforesaid.  Given under My hand and seal this the 12th day of March 1888.
    /s/ William J. WALKER        Seal

Witness
     L.N. SIMMONS 

State of North Carolina}    In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }
     A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William J. WALKER, is exhibited for probate in open Court by Nathaniel J. WALKER the executor therein named, having but one subscribing witness thereto, to wit, L.N. SIMMONS; and it is thereupon proved by the oath and examination of L.N. SIMMONS, T.P. HALL and G.T. BARRACKS that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of the said William J. WALKER having often seen him write and that the name of the said William J. WALKER subscribed at the end of said paper writing as aforesaid is in the handwriting of the said William J. WALKER.  And the said L.N. SIMMONS further makes oath that he was present at the time that said William J. WALKER signed his name to said paper writing, saw him sign the same and at the same time called on said L.N. SIMMONS to subscribe his name to said paper writing as a witness thereto and the said L.N. SIMMONS did thereupon subscribe his name as witness thereto at the said request of the said testator and in his presence and at the time the said testator subscribed his name to the same.
     And this deponent L.N. SIMMONS further sayeth that the said testator at the time of subscribing his name to the said paper writing, declare the same to be his last will and testament, and further deponent sayeth that the said Wm. J. WALKER, at the same time was of sound mind & memory and of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information and belief of this deponent.
    Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said William J. WALKER and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed.  This 10th day of May 1890.
     /s/ H.B. ANSELL, C.S.C.

[On the back is written: Will of Wm. J. WALKER; Recorded in Will Book 5 pages 173 &c.]        

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

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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