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Lettia Barco
no date Currituck Co., NC - May 13, 1889 Dare Co., NC
Will Book 1; pgs. 65-66

State of North Carolina}
     Currituck County    }

Know all men by these presents that I Lettia Barco being in a low state of health yet possessed of my reasoning faculties and of sound mind do hereby make my last will and Testament.

I hereby bequeath to William B. Barco all the loose feathers and one Breech loading gun and two pillows belonging to the loose feathers and to Rosa D. Barco one bed and one quilt and sheet two pillows and one bolster.  And to William B. Barco all the decoys on stool? ducks and all the steel traps and one skiff.  The above named chattel property is not to be sold from the above named heirs but for their only use.

All the rest of the rest of the property real estate property and chattel property hogs cattle and sheep I want sold belonging to me and the contents which it may bring at public auction on any way the administrator may decree proper for the benefit of the children.

I want James R. Hobbs to administer on said property whereof I set my hand and private seal.
Lettia [her x mark] Barco    (Seal)

    C.H. Toler
    O.N. Twiford

State of North Carolina}    SS: In the Superior Court
         Dare County       }
    A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Lettia (Latisha) Barco deceased is Exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said county by James R. Hobbs, appointed administrator therein mentioned and the due Execution thereof by the said Lettia (Latisha) Barco by the oath and Examination of C.H. Toler and O.N. Twiford the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper-writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Lettia (Latisha) Barco in the presence of this deponent subscribed her name at the end of the said paper-writing which now shown as aforesaid and which bears no date.
    And the deponent further saith that the said Lettia (Latisha) Barco the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited to be her last will and testament and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said testator.  And this deponent further saith that at the said time when the said Lettia (Latisha) Barco was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge information or belief of this deponent.  And further these deponents say not.

C.H. Toler       (Seal)
O.N. Twiford   (Seal)

Severally sworn and subscribed this 13th day of May 1889 before me.

John W. Evans Clerk Superior Court

Source: Dare Co., NC Record of Accts. (1870-1902); pgs. 329, 354, 359 & 489; Microfilm #C.031.50001

May 27, 1889 - Dec. 12, 1889
James R. Hobbs, adm'r., in account with the estate of Letitia Barco, dec'd.; Mentions W.B. Barco and A.B. Barco, sons of Dec'd.

Inventory & sale of the estate of Letitia Barco, dec'd. sold May 1889 by James R. Hobbs, adm'r. (Partial Listing)

1 cow J. Partridge $ 9.00
1 cow S.B. Tillett $ 6.75
1 steer Charles Midgett $12.25
1 cow D. Hayman $ 8.55
1 hog John D. Midgett $ 4.75
about 1/2 barrel pork F.H. Midgett $ 4.30
1 grind stone J.E. Tillett $   .15
1 cart body O.S. Meekins $   .45
1 spit J.R. Best $   .05
1 oven S.A. Tillett $   .10
1 cradle J.W. Wilson $   .10
1 spinning wheel Caleb Toler $ 2.70
sheep & mark W. Bailey Barco $ 3.80
1 sheep Jasper Green $   .80
Total sale $266.60

May 27, 1889 - Nov. 4, 1889
James R. Hobbs, executor, in account with the estate of Letitia Barco, dec'd.

July 31, 1891 - May 25, 1894
John W. Evans, Clerk of Superior Court, in account with W.B. Barco, son of Letitia Barco, dec'd.
July 31, 1891-Dec 3, 1894
John W. Evans, Clerk of Superior Court, in account with Rosa Barco, daughter of Letitia Barco, dec'd.

Princess Anne Co., VA.---October 3, 1898
Rosa B. Barco, orphan of Bailey Barker, who is more than 14 years old, made a choice of Godfrey L. Perry as her guardian with William Perry as his security.
October 24, 1898
Received of J.B. Jennett, Clerk of Superior Court, the sum of $99.35 being the amount in full due Rosa Barco, heir of Lettie Barco

NOTE:  Letisha/Letitia Guard, daughter of William Guard & Nancy Hill,  married William Bailey Barco [listed as "Bailey Barker" on the marriage license], son of Luke Barco & Nancy Gamiel, in Currituck County, NC on Dec. 15, 1870.  In the 1880 Nags Head Twp. they have 3 children: William B., Isabella & Elizabeth.  According to her tombstone in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk, "Leticha" was born Jan. 6, 1853 and died Apr. 28, 1889.  William Bailey "Bill" Barco, Jr. (1870-1947) married Emeline Henley (1878-1953) in Princess Anne Co., Va. on Sept. 1, 1897 and they had at least 9 children.  Nothing is known about Isabella or Elizabeth Barco.  Rosa, at age 16, married her guardian, Godfrey L. Perry, in Princess Anne Co., Va. on June 11, 1898 and by 1900 they had a son, Luther Perry, who was born in Jan. 1900.

This will was transcribed 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.



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