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Zora G. Burrus
Dec. 17, 1908 - Jan. 29, 1915
Will Book 1; pg. 176

State of North Carolina}
       County of Dare     }
December17th, 1908

In God we trust.
Know all men by these presents that I, Zora G. Burrus for the love and affection that I have for my wife Annie Burrus, I give to her all of my property both real estate and personal, and money at my decease or death, to have and to hold and use and dispose of in any way that she may see proper during her natural life, and I, Zora G. Burrus at the time of making this presents are of strong mind and memory and good health capable of making a will, and I for the love and affection that I have for my wife Annie Burrus, want and desire that she may have all my property to use to her own benefit during her natural life.  In the name of  God let this be done, it being my last will and testament.
    Therefore I witness my hand and seal this 17th day of  December 1908.
    /s/ Zora G. Burrus ( seal )

    Ira Midyett
    R.D. Gray

It being further agreeable between us both that should my wife Annie Burrus die first then all the property goes to myself.
    /s/ Zora G. Burrus

Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the Said Zora G. Burrus, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other. Do subscribe our names as witnesses there to.
    Ira Midyett
    R.D. Gray

State of North Carolina}
    A paper writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of Zora G. Burrus deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for the County of Dare and State of North Carolina by Annie Burrus widow and legatee therewith mentioned, And the due execution thereof by the said Zora G. Burrus, by the Oath and Examination of Ira Middyett, and R.D. Gray 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 Zora G. Burrus, that the said Zora G. Burrus, in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid and which bears date of the 17th day of December 1908.
     And this deponent further saith that the said Zora G. Burrus the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declared the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited, to be his 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 said Testator.
     And this deponent further saith that at the same time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponents subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Zora G. Burrus 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 deponents, And further these deponents say not.
    Ira Midyett
    R.D. Gray

Severally Sworn and subscribed this 21st day of January 1915. before me.
    John W. Evans, Notary Public

North Carolina}    S.S. In the Superior Court
  Dare County }
     It appearing that the due execution of the last Will and Testament of Zora G. Burrus deceased, hereto attached, and proof thereof taken by John W. Evans a notary Public in and for Dare County and state of North Carolina is in due form.
     It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of Zora G. Burrus, deceased.  Let said Will together with the probate, and this order be recorded and filed.  This the 29th Day of January 1915.
    R. M. Jennett, Clerk Superior Court

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