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Saley (Sarah) Whitehall
Nov. 21, 1902 - May 13, 1903

November the 21 1902

in the name of god Amen.  I Saley WHITEHALL Being of sound mine knoing the surtiney of death and the unsirtney of life I dou make this my last will end testment.  itam the first I Lave [leave] to Isaac N. HAMPTON A surtin Peas or Parsal of land in Currituck County Known as the thomas WHITEHALL Land for his sole use During his nathearl life then to his daughtr Kisey PARKER and at her Death I give it to hear ares for Ever the Balance of my Esstate I give to my two Daughters Carline and saley to Be sheard and sheard Alike I sign and seal in the Present of thease witnesses Day and Date Above Riten
    /s/ saley [her x mark] WHITEHALL        Seal

Witness N.N. HAMPTON
Witness A. HAMPTON


  North Carolina }    In Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of Saley WHITEHALL
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Saley WHITEHALL, dec'd., is exhibited before me for probate by Kisey PARKER one of the legatees named in said will, and the due execution thereof by the said Saley WHITEHALL dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of A. HAMPTON and N.N. HAMPTON, subscribing witnesses thereto: and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Saley WHITEHALL at the time of making said will, was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
    It is thereupon 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 Saley WHITEHALL, dec'd.  And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of Superior Court of said County.  Dated this 13th of May 1903.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court


State of North Carolina}    In the Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
    Currituck County     }    In the Matter of the Administration of the Estate of Saley WHITEHALL, dec'd.  
    Kizzie PARKER, being duly sworn, doth say That Saley WHITEHALL, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published her last Will and Testament; and that Kizzie PARKER is one of the legatees or devisees named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Saley WHITEHALL consisting of Household & Kitchen furniture & money is worth about $1700.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Sally WHITE, Norfolk, Va., Caroline TATUM, Aydlett, NC, Lizzie HAMPTON, Aydlett, NC, Kissey PARKER, Aydlett, NC, John WHITE, Aydlett, NC, Pattie WHITE, Norfolk, Va., Mary HAMPTON (minor), Aydlett, NC, Fannie HAMPTON (minor), Aydlett, NC are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Kizzie PARKER

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 13 day of May 1903
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

This will appears to be the original and was found in the Clerk of Court Office.  The will to the right appears to have been recopied at some point in time and was found in Will Book 5; pgs. 328-329  Scanned images are courtesy of Ben Bateman.

Notice here that certain names have been crossed out that were not crossed out on the microfilm record that I have.

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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