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Jan. 12, 1853 - Feb. Term 1853
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 171
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In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth (sic) WICKER of Currituck County being of sound mind and perfect memory blessed be God do this 12 day of January 1853 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say.
Item 1 first I give to my son James WICKER the houses and land where I now live and ten head of sheep
Item 2nd Now I give to my lawful wife Ruthy WICKER one cow named Star one so named Bind, one so named Cherry one so named Hill and five head of sheep one heifer yearling by the name of Tom.
Item 3rd To Leven WALKER to Ofediel WALKER one heifer named Flower. [More than likely these are children from Rutha's 1st marriage to Norris Walker. "Ofediel" is probably Aphadilla [Affie] seen in the 1850 census.]
Item 4 To William WICKER my son my tool chest and all my tools and one canoe.
" To Elizabeth MORCE my daughter I live one heifer yearling by the name of Fred, one bed and furniture.
" To my son James WICKER also two beds and furniture.
" To my wife Ruthy WICKER also one heifer yearling.
" To Cassanvo DUNSTON by the name of Jentte.
" Also I give to Elizabeth MORCE one heifer named Jude.
" And all the rest of my stock I gave to my wife for the benefit of her and her family. I allso give one to Elijah MORCE. [son of Elizabeth Wicker & Ambrose Morse and grandson of Elijah Wicker]
" Also I gave to my wife Ruthy WICKER one loom and one hand mill.
" I also give my son James WICKER two ewes named Blos & sto?.
In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this January 1853.
/s/ Elijah [his mark] WICKER seal
Ivy DOWDY jurat
State of North Carolina
Currituck County SS Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - Feby Term 1853
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Elijah WICKER dec’d was exhibited in open court and the execution of the same was proved by the oath of Ivy DOWDY witness thereto in due form ordered recorded.
Attest: B.T. SIMMONS, CCC
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