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I Fanny Midgett of Dare County and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.
1st To have my live time right as long as I live in all of my property.
2d I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Chaney Wise and her husband Edward Wise all of my land and property as long as each of them shall live.
3rd After the death of my said daughter Chaney Wise and her husband Edward Wise I bequeath to my Grand daughter Martha A. Barber and her heirs to have and to hold forever my dwelling house and one half of the field.
4th That after the death of my said grand daughter Martha A. Barber that the above specified property to which I have bequeathed to her descend to her heirs and be their own personal property to have and to hold as long as they live.
5th I give and bequeath to My grand daughter Masouria Wise my Cook house and the other half of the field.
6th I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Fannie E. Ashbee my bed and bedstead.
7th I give and bequeath to Edward Wise and J.H. Barber my barn to be equally divided between the two.
8th I give and bequeath to my five grand daughters viz: Fannie E. Ashbee, Ida T. Burden, Mary J. Woodley, Martha A. Barber & Misoura Wise all of my land outside of the field to [be] equally divided between the five.
9th I nominate and appoint my daughter Chaney Wise to be executrix over this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
affixedseal this the 25th day of Oct AD 1897.
/s/ Fannie [her x mark] Midgett
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for her last will and testament by the above testatrix in our presence. We have at her request and in her presence signed our names as witnesses thereto.
/s/ Ouida E. Baker, Rev. J.H. Lee
North Carolina} SS In Superior Court
Dare County }
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie Midgett is exhibited before the undersigned Clerk of the superior Court for said County by Ouida E. Baker one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is proved by the oath and examination of said witness to [be] the paper writing now shown purporting to be the last will and testament of Fannie Midgett; that said Fannie Midgett in the presence of this deponent subscribed her name at the end of said paper now shown as aforesaid which bears date of 25th day of Oct AD 1897.
And the deponent further saith that the said Fannie Midgett the testator aforesaid did at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited to be her last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe her name at the end of said will as an attesting witness and at the request and in the presence of said testator.
And this deponent further saith that at the time when said testator subscribed her name to said last will as aforesaid and at the time of deponent subscribing her name as aforesaid as an attesting witness thereto the said Fannie Midgett 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 this deponent say not.
/s/ Ouida E. Baker
Sworn to and subscribed before me this August 4, 1898.
s/ J.B. Jennett, C.S.C.
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