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Feb. 1, 1899 - June 5, 1899
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 276-277
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In the name of God Amen. I Samuel J. WATERFIELD of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck do on the first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
First I gave my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner.
Item First I lend unto my wife Ann Manerva all of the lands that I shall own at the time of my death her life time and then I give unto my two daughters Mary E. WILLIAMS, and Ethel H. WATERFIELD all of the land that I shall own at the time of my death for each to have equal in value.
Item 2nd I give unto my wife Ann Manerva all the personal property that I shall own at the time of my death after all my debts is paid I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Ann Manerva my soul executrix to this my last will and testament. This February 1st 1899.
/s/ SAMUEL J. WATERFIELD seal
John H. CAPPS
Caleb W. GORDON
North Carolina } In the Superior Court
Currituck County} Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
In Re Estate }
of } Order for probate of Will
Samuel J. WATERFIELD, deceased}
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Samuel J. WATERFIELD dec’d is exhibited in open court for probate by Ann Manerva WATERFIELD, executrix therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Samuel J. WATERFIELD dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of John W. CAPPS and Caleb W. GORDON subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Samuel J. WATERFIELD was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge information or belief.
It is therefore considered adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of Samuel J. WATERFIELD dec’d and on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County. It is further ordered that said Ann Manerva WATERFIELD be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.
Dated this the 5th day of June 1899
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court
Ann Manerva WATERFIELD the executrix came forward and was qualified as executor to said will by taking the oath prescribed by law and letter testamentary with will annexed was granted to her this March 17, 1899.
/s/ E. W. ANSELL, C.S.C
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