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S. [Sparrow] M. Pugh
April 28, 1879 - May 6, 1881
Will Book 1; pg. 20

State of North Carolina
Chickamacomico Dare county

In the Name of god Amen.  This Indenture made and done and Signed This the 28th day of April AD 1879.

Being my last will and testament for the Love and affection that I have for My wife Wm R.M. Pugh I give and bequeath to her My house and land and all of my property Money and interest belonging to me at my Death to use as her own in any way She May Deem proper for her support dureing her Life time or widdowhood and after her Death all property and Money that can be found will go to my Niece Wm Rebecca Pugh Midgett my wifes name Sake in the name of god let this be done being my Last will and testament Being in my right mind and memory Day and Date above written Whereof I witness my hand and seal.
    /s/ S.M. Pugh

Witness: J.P. Pugh

Dare County:  In the Probate Court
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of S.M. Pugh deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned Judge of Probate in and for said county by Wm R.M. Pugh, widow of S.M. Pugh, dec'd, the heir named therein during her natural life or widowhood and the due execution thereof by the Said S.M. Pugh, by the oath and Examination of J.P. Pugh, the Subscribing witness thereto, who being duly Sworn doth depose and Say that he is a Subscribing witness to the paper writing now show him purporting to be the last will and testament of S.M. Pugh.  That the Said S.M. Pugh 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 on the 28th day of April AD 1879.  And the deponent further saith that the Said S.M. Pugh, the 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 deponent did thereupon Subscribe his name at the end of said will as 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 will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponent subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said S.M. Pugh 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/ John P. Pugh

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 6th day of May 1881.
    /s/ Jno. W. Evans, Judge of Probate

NOTE: S.M. Pugh's death notice appeared in The Economist newspaper on Tuesday, April 12, 1881.
        "Died at Rodanthe, Dare County, March 29th, 1881, Capt. S.M. Pugh, aged about 60 years."

This will was transcribed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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