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I, Chas. A. Etheridge, being of sound mind and memory but realizing the uncertainty of life do hereby publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills made to me.
Item One: It is my will and desire that my executor, hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, pay all my just and honest debts out of the first moneys coming from my estate.
Item Two: It is my desire and Will that my beloved wife, Lucretia Etheridge, shall have all my property of every description, both real and personal, all my life insurance, money found in the Home, in the Bank or Banks in fact every thing that I might be possessed of at my death.
Item Three: I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Lucretia Etheridge, executor of this my last Will and Testament, to act without bond. This the 17 day of May 1930.
/s/ Chas A. Etheridge
Signed and sealed in the presence of the above named witnesses who signed at the request of and in the presence of C.A. Etheridge and in the presence of each other on the day and date above written.
State of North Carolina} S.S. In the Superior Court
Dare County }
A paper writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of Charles A. Etheridge, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said county, by Lucretia Etheridge the executrix therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Charles A. Etheridge is proved by the oath and examination of D.V. Meekins and W.A. White, 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 Charles A. Etheridge; that the said Charles A. Etheridge, 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 May 1930.
And This Deponent Further Saith, That the said Charles A. Etheridge 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 Charles A. Etheridge 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.
Severally sworn and subscribed this 27th day of August, 1936, before me.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
North Carolina} In the Superior Court
Dare County }
It is therefore considered and adjudged to the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of Charles A. Etheridge, deceased. Let said Will together with the probate, be recorded and filed. This 27th day of August 1936.
NOTE: Charles Alexander Etheridge, only child of Charles Skinner Etheridge and Caroline Baum, was born in Manteo on Jan. 12, 1888 and died Aug. 17, 1936. He married Lucretia Williams (1888-1966) in Manteo on January 26, 1926. They had no children.
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