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In the name of God Amen.
I Nathan Hooker of the county of Dare and State of North Carolina being weak in body and of sound memory and understanding, praise be to God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
I Give and devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Hooker her heirs and assigns forever all my property, Real and personal and mixed of what nature or kind soever and whatsoever the same shall be at the time of my death.
And I do nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Sole executrix, of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all and every other will or wills at any time heretofore made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said Nathan Hooker have hereunto set my hand this 10th January 1877.
/s/ Nathan [his x mark] Hooker
Signed, declared, and published by the above named Nathan Hooker as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Attest: Benjamin T. Daniel
Little John Pugh
State of North Carolina}
Dare County } Probate Court
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan Hooker deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned, Judge of Probate for said County, by Nancy Hooker the executrix therein mentioned, and the due Execution thereof by the Said Nathan Hooker by the Oath and examination of Benjamin T. Daniel and Little John Pugh the Subscribing witnesses thereto, 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 Nathan Hooker, that the said Nathan Hooker, 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 10th day of January 1877.
And the deponent further saith that the said Nathan Hooker the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of Subscribing his name as a foresaid 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 the said testator. And this deponent further saith, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the Said Nathan Hooker 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.
Benjamin T. Daniel (Seal)
Little John Pugh (Seal)
Severally, Sworn and Subscribed this 29th day of October 1883 before me.
John W. Evans, Probate Judge
[Note: Nathan Hooker died October 10, 1883 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery in Wanchese, N.C.]
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