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Daniel Meekins
Sept. 17, 1904 - Aug. 26, 1924
Will Book 1; pg. 313

North Carolina}
 Dare County  }

I, Daniel Meekins of Roanoke Island, County of Dare and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

First:  I give devise and bequeath all of my estate both real and personal to my two children Daniel Victor Meekins, and Rowena Estelle Meekins to have to hold them my said children to their Heirs and assigns forever.

Second:  To my beloved Wife Rowena Meekins I give a life interest in all I possess at my death.

Third:  I nominate and appoint my said Wife Rowena Meekins to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereon set my hand and seal this 17th day of September 1904.
    /s/ Daniel Meekins

    North Carolina   }        In the Superior Court
Pasquotank County}        Before the Clerk
    Now comes into court Rowena Meekins, Who being first duly sworn, deposes and says. That she was the wife of  Daniel Meekins, deceased, who died in the County of Dare, State of North Carolina on the 18th day of July 1923; that the paper writing without Witnesses written entirely in the hand writing of and subscribed by the said decedent dated September 17th, 1904, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said Daniel Meekins, deceased, in which she is named executrix, and which is this day offered for probate, was found by her among the valuable paper and effects of the decedent.
    /s/ Rowena Meekins

Sworn to and subscribed before me, the 8th day of Sept. 1924.
    T.R. Creef, Clerk Superior Court, Dare County


North Carolina}        In the Superior Court
  Dare County }        Before the Clerk
    Personally appeared before me Charles P. Meekins, who being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That he is the brother of Daniel Meekins, deceased, and that he is well acquainted with and knows the handwriting of the said Daniel Meekins, having often seen him write and verily believes that the name of the said Daniel Meekins, subscribed to the paper writing purporting to be his last Will and Testament, dated September 17th, 1904, this day offered for probate in the Superior Court of Dare County, and the said will itself, and every part thereof, is in the genuine hand writing of the said Daniel Meekins; that the said handwriting is generally known to the acquaintances of the said Daniel Meekins; and that at the time said paper writing is dated to wit: September 17, 1904, the said Daniel Meekins was of sound mind and memory and of full age to execute a will; and further this deponent saith not.
    /s/ Charles P. Meekins

Sworn to and subscribed before me, the 26th day of August 1924.
    T.R. Creef, Clerk Superior Court, Dare County


North Carolina}        In the Superior Court
  Dare County }        Before the Clerk
    Personally appeared before me C.R. Evans and L.D. Tarkington who being first duly sworn deposes and says, each for himself deposeth and saith: That he knew and was intimately associated with Daniel Meekins, deceased, late of Dare County, North Carolina, and that he knows and is well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Daniel Meekins, subscribed to the paper writing purporting to be his last Will and testament, dated September 17, 1904, this day offered for probate in the Superior Court of Dare County, and the said will itself, and every part thereof, is in the genuine hand-writing of the said Daniel Meekins; that said hand writing is generally known to the acquaintance of said Daniel Meekins; and that at the time said paper-writing is dated to wit:  September 17th, 1904, the said Daniel Meekins was of sound mind and memory and of full age to execute a will; and further these deponents deposeth and saith not.
    /s/ C.R. Evans
   
/s/ L.D. Tarkington

Sworn to and subscribed before me, the 26th day of August 1924.
    T.R. Creef, Clerk Superior Court, Dare County


North Carolina}        In the Superior Court Before the Clerk
  Dare County }        Re: Will of Daniel Meekins
   
A paper writing, without subscribing witnesses, purporting to be the last will & Testament of Daniel Meekins, deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court by Rowena Meekins the Executrix named therein: and it is thereupon proved by oath and examination of said Rowena Meekins that the said will was found among the valuable papers and effects of the said Daniel Meekins, after his death, and it is further proved by the oath and examination of these competent and credible witnesses to wit: Charles P. Meekins, C. R. Evans, and L. D. Tarkington that they are acquainted with and know the handwriting of the said Daniel Meekins having often seen him write and verify believe that the name of the said Daniel Meekins subscribed to the said will,  and the said will itself, and every part thereof, is in the handwriting of the said Daniel Meekins.
     It is therefore approved and adjudged by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will & Testament of the said Daniel Meekins and the same is ordered to be recorded & filed.
    T. R. Creef, CSC

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