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Abi/Aby/Abiah Whitehead
Apr. 25, 1855 - Aug. Term 1856

I Abi WHITEHEAD of the county of Currituck & State of North Carolina, being of an infirm state of health, and sensible too of my liableness of sudden death, & at the same time being of sound mind & disposing memory, do p___se? it best to make & accordingly do hereby make this my last will and testament.

It is my will that all my just debts and the charges of my funeral be paid & discharged by my Executor hereafter named & appointed, out of my estate, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.

Item - I give, divise & dispose of all my Estate & interest in Estates of which I am siesed or possessed, both real & personal to my friend & relation Mager A. BURGESS & his heirs in fee simple.

I hereby nominate & appoint my said friend Mager A. BURGESS to be the Executor to this my last Will & Testament.

In testimony whereof I hereunto put my hand & seal & publish & declare this to be my last will & Testament this the 25 day of April A.D. 1855.
        /s/ Aby [hir x mark] WHITEHEAD    Seal

Signed, sealed & published in our presence as the last will & testament of Abi WHITEHEAD
Attest
    W.R. SUTTON
  Jurat
    Sarah G. SUTTON

State of North Carolina}    Court of Pleas of Quarter Sessions
   Currituck County      }    August Term 1856
    The fore going paper writing was propounded in open Court as the last Will & Testament of Aby WHITEHEAD and the execution thereof was duly proven by the oath of W.R. SUTTON one of the subscribing witnesses thereto--it is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that this paper writing propounded is the last Will & Testament of Aby WHITEHEAD sufficient to pass both real & personal Estate and it is further ordered that the Same be recorded as such and the Executor therein named be qualified as such.
    Attest J.W. BAXTER CCC

[On the back is written: Mrs. Abiah WHITEHEAD's will; The Last Will & Testament of Aby WHITEHEAD; August Term 1856]

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

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