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Annie Pugh
Dec. 5, 1913 - May 4, 1916
Will Book 1; pg. 20

North Carolina}
  Dare County }

I, Annie Pugh, of Dare County, North Carolina, being of Sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament.

First.  It is my will and desire that my executor, herein after named, shall give my body a decent burial, and shall pay all burial expenses, together with my just debts, out of the first money which shall come into his hands belonging to my estate.

Second.  I give and bequeath to my son Luther Pugh one feather Bed, now at the residence of M.H. Pugh and all the bedding and two pillows now at the residence of Lawrence Davenport.

Third.  It is my will and desire that all the residue of my real and personal property, money on hand at my death and all credits or property of any nature whatsoever I may own at my death, providing for the expenses and legacy mentioned in paragraph first, and second shall be equally divided among all my children, to wit - Adeline Wescott, Arrendal Daniels, Ida Davenport, Jazena Gallop, Nora Berry, M.H. Pugh and Luther Pugh and in the event of the death of any of said parties occurring prior to my own death, that the same shall be given to the heirs at law of the same.

Fourth, I , hereby constitute and appoint A.C. Jones my lawful executor, with bond, to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning thereof.

Signed and sealed, this December 5th 1913.
    /s/ Annie M. Pugh        seal

Signed, Sealed and published and declared by Annie Pugh to be her last Will and Testament in our presence, who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other, do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
    L.D. Tarkington
    B.G. Crisp

As a codicil to this will I hereby charge M.H. Pugh with the sum of $350 to be taken from his share in the above will.

The within Codicil was signed in our presence. _____ 9th,  1914.
    /s/ Annie [her x mark] Pugh

    L.D. Tarkington
    B.G. Crisp

North Carolina}    Superior Court
  Dare County }    Before the Clerk
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Annie M. Pugh, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court of Dare County, by A.C. Jones, the executor therein named, and the executor thereof by the said Annie M. Pugh, is proved by the oath and examination of L.D. Tarkington and B.G. Crisp, the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn each for himself deposes and says that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last Will and testament of Annie Pugh, that the said Annie Pugh in his presence subscribed her name to said paper writing now shown as aforesaid, which hears the date December 5th, 1913.
     Each of the deponents for himself further says that at the time of the execution of said paper writing the Said Annie Pugh, declared the same to her last Will and Testament and that deponents signed the same as subscribing witnesses at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other and thereto at the time the Annie Pugh was of sound mind and memory, of full age and not under any restraint or coercion to the best of the knowledge and belief of deponents.
    L.D. Tarkington
    B.G. Crisp

Sworn to and Subscribed before me May 4th 1916.
    R.M. Jennett, Clerk Sup. Court

It is therefore considered and adjudged that the said paper writing and each and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of Annie Pugh, deceased, and the same with the foregoing examination and certificate be recorded and filed.  This the 4th day of May 1916.
    R.M. Jennett, Clerk Sup. Court

NOTE: Ann Mariah Simmons was born to Acey & Elizabeth Simmons on Dec. 7, 1837 and died April 14, 1916.  She is buried in Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery on the outskirts of Manteo.  She married Smith Pugh in Hyde Co., NC on May 7, 1857.  In 1860 they were living in the Swan Quarter Twp. of Hyde County where Smith was listed as age 35 and a mariner; Ann was listed as age 22 with children named Margaret, age 3, Adaline, age 2, and Dameron, age 2 months.  By 1870 Smith and "Anna" are living in the Hatteras Twp. of Dare County (see below)

House Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate BP CR CW
63 Pugh, Smith 43 m black Fishing 50 NC
  Pugh, Anna 38 f black Keeping house   NC
  Pugh, Margarett 15 f black At home   NC
  Pugh, Adaline 14 f black At home   NC
  Pugh, Amanda 12 f black At home   NC
  Pugh, Damon 8 m black At home   NC    
  Pugh, Mariah 7 f black At home   NC    
  Pugh, Melton 3 m black At home   NC    

They were still living in Hatteras Twp. in 1880.

House Name Age Relationship Race

Occupation /Marital Status

113 Pugh, Smith M. 56 Head mulatto Fisherman /Married NC
  Pugh, Anna M. 42 Wife mulatto Keeping House  / Married NC
  Pugh, Margaret 24 Daughter mulatto At home / Single NC
  Pugh, Arrinda F. 18 Daughter mulatto At home / Single NC
  Pugh, Damon W. 16 Son mulatto Fisherman / Single NC
  Pugh, Maria S. 14 Daughter mulatto At home / Single NC
  Pugh, Melton H. 12 Son mulatto Fisherman / Single NC
  Pugh, Jazana 9 Daughter mulatto    
  Pugh, Angenora 5 Daughter mulatto    
  Pugh, Ada V. 3 Daughter mulatto    

By 1900 Anna is living in the Nags Head Twp. of Dare County and is a widow.  One of her sons is living with her and her daughter, Ida Davenport, is living next door with her family.

House Name Birthdate / Age Relationship Race

Occupation /Marital Status

113 Pugh, Annie Dec 1847 / 52 Head black Day Laborer /Widow NC
  Pugh, Luther M. Apr 1881 / 19 Son black Keeping House  / Married NC

Anna is still living in Nags Head Twp. in 1910.

House Name  Age / Marital Status Relationship Race

Occupation /Marital Status

83 Pugh, Luther  29 / single Head mulatto Sailor Ocean Vessels NC
  Pugh, Anna M. 72 / widow
13 children/8 living
Mother mulatto None NC
  Ashbee, Lerada 17 / single Niece mulatto Cook for Private Family NC

This will was transcribed by Marla Beasley. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.



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