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Robert J. White
Nov. 26, 1892 - Jan. 28, 1893

State of North Carolina
      Currituck Co.

I Robert J. WHITE of the County and State aforesaid being of sound Mind and Memory but considering My earthly existence do make and declare this My last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, to wit:

Item 1st  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sallie E. WHITE all of My Land I own - in fee Simple and forever.

Item 2d  I also give and bequeath to My beloved wife Sallie E. WHITE all of My chattel property, in doors and out doors forever.  Lastly I Nominate and appoint My beloved wife Sallie My Executrix to execute this My last Will and Testament in Manner and form aforesaid.  This November 26th 1892.
    /s/ Robert J. [his x mark] WHITE        Seal

Signed and sealed in the presence of
    L.N. SIMMONS
    H.W. TATUM

PROBATE OF WILL

   North Carolina }    In the Superior Court Before H.B. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of Robert J. WHITE, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Robert J. WHITE, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by Sallie E. WHITE Executrix  therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said Robert J. WHITE, dec'd., is duly proven by the oath and examination of L.N. SIMMONS and H.W. TATUM subscribing witnesses thereto; and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Robert J. WHITE was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the 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 Robert J. WHITE, 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 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 Sallie E. WHITE be allowed to qualify as executrix as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.
    Dated this the 28th day of January 1893
        /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

EXECUTOR'S OATH

State of North Carolina}    SS.  In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }
    I, Sallie E. WHITE do solemnly swear or (affirm) that I believe this writing to be and contain the last Will and Testament of Robert J. WHITE deceased; and that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying her debts and then her legacies, as far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me; and that I will well and faithfully execute the office of an executor agreeable to the trust and confidence reposed in me, and according to law, so help me God.
    /s/ S.E. WHITE

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 28th day of January 1893
    /s/ H.B. ANSELL, C.S.C.

[Written on the back: Last Will and Testament of Robert J. WHITE; Will Probated & recorded in Book of Wills No 5 pages 204 & 205]

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

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