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Elizabeth Waterfield
Aug. 31, 1877 - Oct. 12, 1877

I Elizabeth  WATERFIELD of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memeory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following

First.  That my executor hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wished of my relations and friends and pay all funeral expenses and my just debts.

Item:  My will and desire is that my executor after the crop is gathered will sell the crop and all of my chattel property I now possess or was lent to me by my husband Zachariah WATERFIELD during the term of my natural life, and the proceeds arising therefrom to be paid over to the Guardian of my four grand children, viz, William A. WATERFIELD, Josephine WATERFIELD, Sarah E. WATERFIELD, & Virginus WATERFIELD, to carry out the provision made for them in the Will of my husband Zachariah WATERFIELD who gave each one of them separately One hundred dollars.

Item: After paying my grand children William A. WATERFIELD, Josephine WATERFIELD, Sarah E. WATERFIELD, and Virginus WATERFIELD the four hundred dollars bequeathed to them by their grand father the balance of my estate, if there be any remaining, I give and bequeath it to my daughter Virginia F. WATERFIELD to her and her heirs forever.

Item:  My will & desire is that A.O. DEY be and is hereby constituted and appointed guardian of my four grand children before named in my will, to have the custody and guardianship of their respective estates till the females marry or become twenty one years old, and also of the males till they arrive at the full age of twenty one years.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Elias WILLIAMS my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth WATERFIELD do hereunto set my hand and seal the 31st day of August A.D. 1877.
    /s/ Elizabeth [her x mark] WATERFIELD        Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Elizabeth WATERFIELD to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
    Elias WILLIAMS
    Robert J. WATERFIELD

Currituck County}    In the Probate Court
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth WATERFIELD is offered for Probate by Elias WILLIAMS the executor therein named; and the due execution thereof proved by the oath and examination of Elias WILLIAMS and Robert J. WATERFIELD subscribing witnesses thereto who upon their oaths say that the said and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court Elizabeth WATERFIELD signed, sealed and declared that the said paper writing was her last will and testament, and that he in her presence and in the presence of each other attached his name thereto as a witness; that the said Elizabeth WATERFIELD was of full age, sound disposing mind and memory and was under no restraint to his knowledge, information and belief.  Sworn & subscribed to this Octo. 12th 1877
    Elias WILLIAMS
    Robert J. WATERFIELD

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

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