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William Weatherington
June 7, 1869 in Hyde County - June 28, 1870 [First will probated in the new county of Dare]
Source: Will Book 1; pg. 1-2
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I, Wm. Weatherington, now in feble bodly heath though tolerable sound mind, have thought of giving my chattle propety to my heirs viz: one bed up stairs an furniture I give to John G. Gray. One bed and furniture I give to Elizabeth J. Gray which stands upstairs. One other bed and furniture down stairs I give to Ana W. Midgett. One table I give to John G. Gray. One bofat [bureau] I give to Ana W. Midgett. One table I give to Ana W. Midgett. One bureau I give to Elizabeth J. Gray. One clock I give to Elizabeth J. Gray. I give to the other heirs all the crockerware in the house to divide as they like. I give unto Ana W. Midgett one set of chairs. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray one rocking chair. I give one table to Elizabeth J. Gray. I give to Ana W. Midgett one large chest. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray one trunk. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray one looking glass. I also give to Ana W. Midgett one looking glass. I give unto John G. Gray the bird cage as it is. I give one candle stand unto Ana W. Midgett. I give unto Franklin H. Midgett one gun. I give unto Ana W. Midgett & Elizabeth J. Gray all the pictures in the house. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray the work basket. I give unto Ana W. Midgett my large mahogony bedstead. I give unto Ana W. Midgett & Elizabeth J. Gray & John G. Gray all my books. I give unto Ana W. Midgett one water pail. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray one water bucket. I give to Ana W. Midgett the fire tongs & shovel. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray the fire irons. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray the accordian. I give to John G. Gray the slate. I give to Ana W. Midgett & Elizabeth J. Gray all the little boxes & tools which may be found in the house. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray the thermomiter. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray two table spoons silver. I give unto Ana W. Midgett two table spoons silver. I give to Ana W. Midgett three tea spoons silver. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray three tea spoons silver. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray the knife box & knives & forks. I give to Ana W. Midgett one case of knives & forks. I give to Elizabeth J. Gray the carpet. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray two chairs. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray one chest. I give unto Ana W. Midgett & Elizabeth J. Gray all the wooden ware & ______. I give to Ana W. Midgett the spyglass. I give to Ana W. Midgett one sifter. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray all the jugs. I give to Ana W. Midgett one candlestick. I give unto Elizabeth J. Gray one candlestick. June 7th 1869.
    /s/ Wm. Weatherington

Attest: Cornelius Pain

 North Carolina }   
County of Dare }
    The execution of the foregoing will being duly proved before the undersigned by the oath of Cornelius Pain the subscribing witness thereto it is therefore Ordered that the Same be admitted to Probate and be registered This [blank] day of June AD 1870.  June 28th 1870.
    /s/ J.W. Etheridge, Probate Judge
            per? W.D. Chaddic

Source: Dare Co., NC Record of Accounts (1870-1902) pgs. 3-5 (Microfilm #C.031.50001)

Amount of chattle property of Wm. Weatherington, dec'd., divided according to will by Ezekiel Midget, adm'r., on July 2, 1870.
Legatees: Anna W. Midgett received:

 

1 Bed & Furniture
1 bofat [buffet]
1 table
1 looking glass
$11.66
    7.00
    2.66
    1.00
Ezekiel Midgett received: 1 lot of tools $  7.00
Joseph S. Gray received: 1 lot of tools $  7.50
John G. Gray received: 1 bed & furniture
1 table
1 lot of books
$11.66
    2.66
    1.66
Franklin H. Midgett received: 1 gun $  2.00
Elizabeth J. Gray received: 1 bed & furniture
1 beaurow
1 clock
1 table
1 rocking chair
1 accordian
1 thermometer
$11.66
    8.00
    4.00
    2.66
    1.50
    4.00
    1.00
Account of sales of Wm. Weatherington, dec'd., sold by Ezekiel Midgett, adm'r., on August 27, 1870.
     1 dwelling house          Ezekiel Midgett            $31.00
     1 out house                        "       "                         6.00

I hereby certify that this is a true list and statement of all property that came into my hands of Wm. Weatherington, dec'd., either by division of will or as adm'r.
    /s/ Ezekiel Midgett, Adm.

Capt. Z.F. Scarborough to John D. Couper
    May 24, 1871--to set grave stones for estate of Wm. Weatherington, dec'd.--$18.50
    June 26, 1871--Rec'd. of E. Midgett, adm'r. of W. Wetherton, dec'd., the sum of $2.00 for auditing the estate of the said Wetheron.

NOTE:  William Weatherington was born c1786 and according to the 1870 mortality census he died in February 1870.  He was listed as a widower and carpenter who died of consumption.  He married Anna Midgett before 1813 and they had two known children:
    1. Harriet J. Weatherington (c1813) who married Thomas S. Paine.  The Anna W. Midgett mentioned in this will was the daughter of Thomas S. Paine & Harriet J. Weatherington and granddaughter of William Weatherington.  Anna W. married Ezekiel Midgett in 1859 and their oldest boy was Franklin Harrison Wood Midgett (1862-1929) who was only 7 years old when his great-grandfather bequeathed his gun to him in the above will.
    2. Elizabeth M. Weatherington (c1814-bef. 1868) who married Joseph Daniel Pugh (1801-1850) and then married Joseph S. Gray (1817-1897).  The Elizabeth J. Gray & John G. Gray that are mentioned in this will were children of Joseph S. Gray and Elizabeth M. Weatherington and grandchildren of William Weatherington.

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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