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Feb. 29, 1880 - Sept. 20, 1880
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 74-75
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In the name of God Amen.
I William WATERFIELD of the State of North Carolina Currituck County being in feble health but of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner & form as follows:
Item the first - I leave all my land and personal property to be sold to pay my just debts except one trunk and what is in it I give to Jno. H.S. BEASLEY.
Item second - After my just debts are paid I give to my two brothers Caleb J. WATERFIELD and Alexander S. WATERFIELD to each of them one dollar a piece.
ThirdItem third - The balance of my estate I give to Elizabeth A.M. WATERFIELD.
Item 4th - I appoint John WILLIAMS my executor to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be fix this the twenty ninth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty.
/s/ William [his x mark] WATERFIELD seal
In presence of us
Caleb S. CAPPS
Currituck County} In Probate Court
North Carolina } September 20th 1880
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William WATERFIELD is this day exhibited for probate and the execution thereof duly proved by the oath and examination of J.W. MILLER & Caleb S. CAPPS subscribing witnesses thereto and it appearing in said examination that the said William WATERFIELD was of full age to make a will and of sound mind and disposing memory and under no restraint or undue influence and declaring in presence of said witnesses when he signed his name to said paper writing that the said paper writing so signed and witnessed was his last will and testament.
Therefore it is ordered adjudged and decreed that the said paper writing was exhibited and proved be and is hereby declared to be the last will and testament of the said William WATERFIELD.
Let the same with this decree be recorded. John WILLIAMS the executor therein named came forward and qualified by taking the oath prescribed by law.
/s/ H.B. ANSELL, Probate Judge
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