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Thomas J. Williams
Nov. 28, 1934 - June 27, 1936
Will Book 2; pg. 41

This the 28 day of November 1934.

I, Thomas J. Williams of Wanchese Dare Co do hereby bequeath to my Son V.G. Williams one half of my land where my home now stands and this half shall be the homestead.

I, hereby bequeath to my son A.J. Williams the remaining half of this tract the balance of my real and personal property to be sold at the descretion of the Executor of this Will and at my death I want the proceeds of such sale to be paid on my debts and burial expenses if they should any owe.

I am naming my oldest son A.J. Williams Executor of this Will.
    /s/ Thomas J. Williams
           
Testator

In Re: The Last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, Deceased
    A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court by A.J. Williams the executor therein named; and it is thereupon proved by Louisa Williams that the said will was found among the valuable papers and effects of the said Thomas J. Williams, after his death.
    /s/ Louisa Williams

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 27 day of June, 1936.
    C.S. Meekins,
Clerk Superior Court

North Carolina}      In The Superior Court
  Dare County }

In Re: The Last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, Deceased
    A paperwriting purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court by A.J. Williams the executor therein named; and it is thereupon proved by Basil Daniels, E.R. Gallop and Elton Gallop who, after being duly sworn, each for himself, says: That they were personally acquainted with the handwriting of the said Thomas J. Williams, having often seen him write, and verify believe that the name of the said Thomas J. Williams, subscribed to the said Will, and the said Will itself, and every part thereof, is in the handwriting of the said Thomas J. Williams.
    Basil Daniels
    E.R. Gallop
    Elton Gallop

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27 day of June, 1936.
    C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court

North Carolina}    In The Superior Court
  Dare County }    Order of Probate  

In Re:  The Last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, Deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Thomas J. Williams, deceased, is exhibited for probate in open court by A.J. Williams, the executor named therein; and it is thereupon proved by the oath and examination of Basil Daniels, E.R. Gallop, & Elton Gallop, who, after being duly sworn, each for himself, says That he is personally acquainted with the handwriting of the said Thomas J. Williams, having often seen him write, and verify, believe that the name of the said Thomas J. Williams, subscribed to the said Will, and the said Will itself, and every part thereof, is in the handwriting of the said Thomas J. Williams.
    It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of the said Thomas J. Williams, and the same is hereby ordered to be recorded and filed.  This the 27th day of June, 1936.
    C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court

NOTE:  Thomas James Williams, son of Isaac James Williams and Achsah Ann Williams, was born in Avon (Hyde Co.) on Oct. 6, 1866 and died April 8, 1935.  He is buried in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  He married Christian B. Gray in Avon on March 27, 1887 and to them were born 5 children:
    1)  Irving H. Williams (1889-1919); married Louisa Tillett
    2)  Arthur James Williams (1891-1973); married Carthilia L. "Carlie" Cahoon
    3)  Alfred Tennyson Williams (1895-1932); married Carrie Baum
    4)  Jetter? P. Williams (189?-1898)
    5)  Valton Gage Williams (1900-1979); married Florine Williams Tillett

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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