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I, V.B. Etheridge, of Dare County, North Carolina being of Sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all previous instruments of like by me made, that is to say;
Item 1. It is my will and desire that my executors, herein after named, shall pay all legal and just indebtedness or outstanding obligations at my death, and of the proceeds if any real or personal property I may there own.
Item 2. To my son, R. Bruce Etheridge, I give and bequeath all the real and personal property, notes, mortgages, evidences of indebtedness to me of which I may be seized or possessed at the time at my death, subject to the charges thereon hereinafter enumerated.
Item 3. It is my will and desire that the said R. Bruce Etheridge shall pay to my daughter Martha Whitehurst the sum of seven hundred Dollars, if she be living at the time of my death, and in the event of her prior death that said sum be paid to the heirs at law of said Martha Whitehurst.
Item 4. It is my will and desire that the said R. Bruce Etheridge shall pay to my daughter Garnett Lennon the sum of Seven hundred Dollars, if she be living at the time of my death, and in the event of her prior death that said Sum be paid to the heirs at Law of said Garnett Lennon.
Item 5: The legacies above named in Items 3 and 4 are given and bequeathed to the said Martha Whitehurst and Garnett Lennon in lien of any and all other interest whatever in any of the real and personal estate of which I may die seized or possessed, and the payment of said legacies are made a specific charge upon the proceeds of such life insurance or death benefits as may accrue to my estate at my death, or such money as I may there have in hand, and shall not be a charge upon any real estate, so as to require the land to be sold for payment of said legacies.
Item 6. I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved Son R. Bruce Etheridge, executor without bond for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this my last Will and Testament. This Sept 1, 1913.
/s/ Van Buren Etheridge (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the said V.B. Etheridge 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 thereto.
John T. Daniels
Dare County }
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of V.B. Etheridge,deceased, exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of Superior Court of said County, by R. Bruce Etheridge the executor therein mentioned, and due execution thereof by the said V. B. Etheridge is proved by the oath and examination of Elisha Twine and John T. Daniels two of 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 them purporting to be the last will and testament of V.B. Etheridge, deceased, that the said V.B. Etheridge in the presence of these deponents, subscribed their names at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date September 1st, 1913.
And the deponents further saith, that the V.B. Etheridge 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 deponents did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of the said will as are attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said V.B. 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.
Elisha Twine (Seal)
John T Daniels (Seal)
Severally, sworn and subscribed before me this 23 day of October 1915.
R.M. Jennett Clerk Superior Court
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