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D.L. [Daniel Lindsay] Dough
Jan. 2, 1924 - Apr. 5, 1934
Will Book 1; pg. 521

North Carolina}
  Dare County }

I, D.L. Dough being of sound mind and discretion do hereby make, publish, and declare this my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all previous instruments of like nature by me made.

Item 1:  It is my last Will and desire that my executrix hereinafter named shall at my death give my body a decent burial and that the expenses of same shall be paid out of the first money that shall come into her hands from my estate.

Item 2:  I hereby give and bequeath to my brother J.T. Dough one half of the parcel of land on which I now live and said land described as follows:  Beginning at a post on the main road at the Northern boundary of my tract of land and the southern half being that parcel bequeathed to my aforesaid brother, J.T. Dough.

Item 3:  I hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Francis Creef the Northern half of the land as described in item 2 of this instrument.

Item 4:  I hereby give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Lizzie Dough her life time right in all the real and personal property of which I may be seized at the time of my death, and at her death, it is my will and desire that all the real and personal property of which I may be seized at the time of my death, and at her death, it is my will and desire that all the real and personal property of any nature arising from my estate pass to my daughter Francis Creef for her use and benefit in fee simple and forever.

Item 5:  I hereby constitute and appoint my daughter, Francis Creef, my executrix without bond to carry into effect the provisions of this my last Will and testament.

Signed, sealed, and delivered this the 2nd day of Jane, 1924.
    /s/ D.L. Dough

The undersigned witnesses to the foregoing Will and testament, do hereby certify that D.L. Dough signed the said instrument this day in our presence and that at his request and in his presence we have witnessed his signature to the same and that in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request we hereto affix our names as subscribing witnesses.  This the 2nd of  Jan. 1924.
    R. Bruce Etheridge
    A.D. Etheridge

State of North Carolina}    In the Superior Court
         Dare County       }
    A paper writing purporting to be the Last and Testament of D.L. Dough, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Frances Creef, the executrix, therein mentioned, and the due execution thereon by the said D.L. Dough, by the oath and examination of R. Bruce Etheridge and A.D. Etheridge, the subscribing witness 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 D. L. Dough, in the presence of this deponent, subscribing his name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 2nd day of January, 1924, and this deponent Further saith, that the said D.L. Dough, the testator aforesaid did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare 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 D.L. Dough 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.
    R. Bruce Etheridge
    A.D. Etheridge 

Severally sworn and subscribing this 4th day of April, 1934, before me.
    C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court

North Carolina }          In The Superior Court
   Dare County }
    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 D.L. Dough, deceased.  Let said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed.  This 5th day of April, 1934.
    C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court

NOTE: Daniel Lindsay Dough, son of James Whidbee Dough and Nancy T. Meekins, was born in Manteo (Currituck Co.) on Nov. 24, 1869 and died there on March 21, 1934.  Daniel married Sophia Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Midgett (1874-1961) in Manteo on May 7, 1893 and to them were born 2 children:
    1) Charles Peterson "Charlie" Dough (1894-1979) married Edith May Barnard
    2) Sarah Frances Dough (1899-1980) married Albert Ray Creef
Daniel and Sophia Elizabeth are both buried in the Midgett Cemetery on Etheridge Rd. in Manteo.

This will was transcribed by Marla Beasley. 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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