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Will of JOSEPH R. ALSTON -1902
Vance County, NC -Will Book B, Pages 7-8

 

In the name of God Amen, I JOSEPH R. ALSTON of the County of Vance and State of North Carolina being of sound mind memory and understanding, praise to God for same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following; I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife SUE ALSTON all my property real personal and mixed of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death. After the death of my wife, I give to my son JOHN G. ALSTON, and the single girls should there be any single at that time, my house and two hundred acres of land the remaining portion to be sold and equally divided among the children. At any time should all the girls marry I give to my son JOHN G. ALSTON, my house and fifty acres of land adjoining it the balance of the two hundred to be sold and equally divided among the heirs. I do nominate constitute and appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void every other will or wills made by me and do declare this to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I the said JOSEPH R. ALSTON have hereunto set my hand this the 13th April 1902.
J. R. ALSTON

Witness
J. M. B. HUNT
THOS. W. TAYLOR

State of North Carolina
Vance County

In the Superior Court

A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of J. R. ALSTON deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by the executrix therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said J. R. ALSTON is proven by the oath and examination of J.M.B. HUNT & THOS. W. TAYLOR the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn, doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of J. R. ALSTON that the said J. R. ALSTON n the presence of the deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid which bears the date of the 13 day of April 1902.
And the deponent further saith that the said J.R. ALSTON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by his and exhibited to be his Last Will and Testament and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said testator. And this deponent further saith that at the said line when said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said J. R. ALSTON 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 these deponents say not.

J.M.B. HUNT (seal)
THOS. W. TAYLOR (seal)

Severally sworn and subscribed this 21 day of March 1903 before me
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court

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Will of ANNA BRANT - 1897
Vance County, NC - Will Book B, Pages 1-6

 

This is the last will and Testament of me ANNA BRANT
I give devise and bequeath unto ROBT. N. GARRETT of Asheville, North Carolina whatever moneys he may have in his hands or investments he has made for me at date of my death. I do this in consideration of the fact that he has given my pecuniary interests and my personal comfort his attention during all the years since the death of my husband and has received no compensation therefor and having implicit confidence in his integrity I believe he will do what is right and proper after my death.
Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of February A.D. 1897.
ANNA BRANT (seal)

Signed, sealed, and published in presence of the undersigned subscribing witnesses who sign the same the same in the presence of said ANNA BRANT and in the presence of each other at the request of said ANNA BRANT.

GEORGE F. DICKIE
DAVID H. DICKIE
Epson, NC, Feby 16, 1897


State of North Carolina
Vance County

In the Superior Court
Before HENRY PERRY, Clerk

In Re Last Will and Testament of Mrs. ANNA BRANT
Notice of Probate of Will

To SOLOMON G. SATTERWHITE and wife EMMA C. SATTERWHITE

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of ANNA BRANT is exhibited for probate before the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County by ROBERT W. GARRETT of Asheville, NC the beneficiary named therein, said paper writing being in the words and figures following, to wit;

[Will is quoted here]

You are therefore notified that I will hear the motion to probate the said will in solem form at my office in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, on Friday the 29th day of July 1904, at 3 o'clock P.M. at which time and place you can appear and contest the said last will and testament or the probate thereof, should you desire to do so.

This the 19th day of July 1904
HENRY PERRY.
Clerk of Superior Court, Vance County
Service of the above notice accepted, this the 19th day of July 1904.
SOLOMON G. SATTERWHITE
EMMA C. SATTERWHITE

State of North Carolina
Vance County

In the Superiour Court
Before HENRY PERRY Clerk

In Re Last will and testament of Mrs. ANNA BRANT deceased
Examination of Witness

A paper writing purporting o be the Last Will and Testament of ANNA BRANT, deceased is exhibited for probate before the Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County by ROBERT N. GARRETT the beneficiary therein named, and testimony as to the due execution thereof by the said ANNA BRANT is offered by the oath and examination of GEORGE T. DICKIE and DAVID H. DICKIE the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn doth depose and say each for himself that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of ANNA BRANT. That the said ANNA BRANT in the presence of this deponent subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid which bears the date the 16th day of February A.D. 1897. And the deponents further say that the said ANNA BRANT, testatrix, as aforesaid did at the time of subscribing her name, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and now exhibited to be her last will and testament and the deponents did thereupon subscribe their names at the end of said will as attesting witnesses thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said testatrix. And deponents further say that at the time testatrix subscribed her named to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing their names as attesting witnesses thereto, the said ANNA BRANT was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to their knowledge, information or belief of deponents. And further these deponents say not.
GEO. T. DICKIE
D. H. DICKIE

Severally sworn and subscribed before me, this the 29th day of July 1904.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of the Superior Court Vance County.

State of North Carolina
Vance County

In the Superior Court
Before HENRY PERRY Clerk

In re Last Will and Testament of ANNA BRANT deceased - Probate

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of MRS. ANNA BRANT deceased, was exhibited for probate in open court by ROBERT N. GARRETT, of Asheville, NC the beneficiary named therein on the 19th day of July 1904, and thereupon notice was duly issued to SOLOMON G. SATTERWHITE and his wife EMMA C. SATTERWHITE as next of kin to MRS. ANNA BRANT which notice was in writing and duly accepted by them, to appear before the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County at his office in Henderson, NC on the 29th day of July 1904 at 3 o'clock P.M. and contest the said will and testament or the probate thereof if they should so desire a copy of the notice being annexed hereto the said parties failed to appear or to offer any objection to the probate of the said will, or the said will and thereupon, at the said time and place on the 29th day of July 1904 the due execution of the said last will and testament, which bears the date of the 16th day of February 1897 by ANNA BRANT is proven by the oath and examination of GEORGE T. DICKIE and DAVID H. DICKIE the subscribing witnesses thereto as set out in their written examination attached hereto. 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 ANNA BRANT and the same is hereby ordered to be recorded and filed.
Witness, HENRY PERRY, Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County at office in Henderson, North Carolina, this the 29th day of July 1904.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court of Vance Co.
 

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Will of SARAH BULLOCK - 1894
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 203
 

Last Will and Testament of SARAH BULLOCK

Being of sound mind and disposing memory but remembering the uncertainty of life, I do make this my last will and testament revoking all other wills.
First. I do desire and will that after my death all my just debts be paid, and then I will and bequeath to my sons COLEMAN and JEFFERSON all the lands I may own at the time of my death as I have already given to HANNAH and LUCY and ALFRED and ELIZA and JAMES each their share. Given under my hand this the 13 day of March 1894.

SARAH BULLOCK ("X" his mark)

Witness
T. B. WILLIAMS
GEORGE M. SPAIN ("X" his mark)
J. A. BULLOCK


State of North Carolina
Vance County
In Re Estate of
SARAH BULLOCK, deceased
In Superior Court
Before HENRY PERRY, Clerk

Order for Probate of Will

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of SARAH BULLOCK dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate and the due execution thereof by the said SARAH BULLOCK dec'd, is duly proven by the oath and examination of T. B. WILLIAMS and ROBT. M. SPAIN subscribing witness thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said SARAH BULLOCK was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief:
It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last Will and Testament of SARAH BULLOCK dec'd. And on motion it is ordered that said Will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
Dated this the 19 day of Oct. 1894.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court
 

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Will of MARY WATKINS DAVIS - 1904
Vance County, NC - Will Book B, Pages 16-18

 

I MARY WATKINS DAVIS of the town of Henderson in the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and realizing the uncertainty of human life, do make this my last will and testament.
First-I give devise and bequeath to my husband ELIHU G. DAVIS all my property real and personal of which I may die siezed, to have hold and enjoy the same for and during the time of his natural life. The personal property he may dispose of as he wishes except my family portraits which I wish kept together and to be given to my son ROBT. G. DAVIS at the death of my husband.
Second- My husband is hereby given authority to sell and convey the real estate if in his judgment he shall so decide, and to receive rent the proceeds in other real estate to be held in the same right as I now devise to him for his life with remainder as hereinafter devised.
Third- After the death of my husband I will and direct that the real estate whether that now owned by me or others real estate purchased or repurchased with the proceeds thereof shall be sold and the proceeds thereof applied as follows: One fourth thereof to be held in trust for THOS. E. DAVIS my son, and invested for him in an annuity with quarterly payments, or as may be divided in the last will and testament of my husband his father, one fourth of the proceeds of the sale of said real estate I give and devise and bequeath and direct to be said to my son JAMES S. DAVIS.
One fourth of the proceeds of said real estate I give devise and bequeath and direct to be paid to my son ROBERT G. S. DAVIS. The remaining fourth of the proceeds of said real estate I direct to be held in trust for my son HUGH R. DAVIS or invested for him in an annuity with quarterly payments, or as may be directed in the last will and testament of my husband his father.
Fourth- Should any of my sons die without issue in the life time of my husband, the share of him or them so dying, shall be given to his surviving brothers.
Fifth- I will and direct that the limitations upon the rights of disposition of their shares herein made with reference to my sons THOMAS and HUGH, may be removed by my husband in his last will and testament if he shall think proper to do so but not otherwise.
Sixth- I appoint my said husband to be the Executor to this my last will and testament, and I hereby direct that his executor shall have the authority to complete the execution of this my will after the death of my husband according to its true intent and meaning and as may in accordance heretowith be directed in his said Will.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on the third day of August 1904.
MARY W. DAVIS (seal)

Signed sealed and declared by the testatrix
MARY W. DAVIS as her last Will and testament in the presence of us who at her request & in her presence and in the presence of each other Subscribe our names as witnesses to this her will on Aug. 4th 1904.
CHAS. A. LEWIS
W. ED. MOSS

State of North Carolina
Vance County
In the Superior Court

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of MARY W. DAVIS deceased is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by E. G. DAVIS the executor therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said MARY W. DAVIS is proved by the oath and examination of CHAS. A. LEWIS & W. E. MOSS the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper-writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of MARY W. DAVIS that the said MARY W. DAVIS in the presence of this deponent subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 3 day of Aug. 1904.
And the deponent further saith that the said MARY W. DAVIS 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 his name at the end of said Will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and n the presence of the said testator, and this deponent further saith that at the said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last Will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said MARY W. DAVIS 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 these deponents say not.
W. ED. MOSS (seal)
CHAS. A. LEWIS (seal)

Severally sworn and subscribed
this 22 day of Dec. 1904 before me
HENRY PERRY
Clerk Superior Court
 

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Will of THOMAS EATON- 1894
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Pages 366- 367

 

North Carolina
Vance County

In the Name of God Amen, I THOMAS EATON being of sound mind and memory and mindful of the uncertainty of human life do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all paper wills by me heretofore at any time made that is to say,
First- I give devise and bequeath unto my three sons THOMAS EATON, JAMES G. EATON, and ALLEN P. EATON all my real estate of every description and wheresoever situated to be divided equally between therein except that the share of my youngest son ALLEN P. EATON shall contain land of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars more than the share of his said two brothers.
Second- I give devise and bequeath with my son ALLEN P. EATON all the household and kitchen furniture that may be in my house at the time of my death. Also my two horses and cow named Young Daisy.
The foregoing is my will and true desire and while my other children are at this time in my mind, and I love them, they have not contributed to the accumulation of my little estate as my three sons above named have none, and I am of the opinion that they would not take con? of and preserve the property if I should give it to them but would soon ??? through with it so that it would them but little good. This opinion and will was also entertained by my beloved wife ANNIE EATON before her death and she recommended to me the making of this will and for the same reasons herein given. I hereby nominate and appoint my son THOMAS S. EATON to be the Executor to this my last will and testament given under my hand and seal the 31st day of January 1894.

THOMAS EATON ("X" his mark)

Witnesses
J. H. BRIDGERS
L. D. STAINBACK


State of North Carolina
Vance County
In the Superior Court

A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of THOS. EATON deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned clerk of the Superior Court for said County by THOS. S. EATON the Executors therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said THOS. EATON is proved by the oath and examination of J. H. BRIDGERS, L. D. STAINBACK, the subscribing witnesses thereto; who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness, to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of THOS. EATON, that the said THOS EATON, in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date the 31 day of Jan. 1894.
And the deponent further saith, that the said THOS. EATON the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare this 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 an 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 Last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his name as an attesting witness thererto, as aforesaid, the said THOS EATON 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 these deponents say not.
J. H. BRIDGERS
L. D. STAINBACK

Severally sworn and subscribed, before me this 12 day of Oct. 1900, before me
HENRY PERRY
Clerk Superior Court
 

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Will of WILLIAM GREEN - 1893
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Pages 173-174
 

North Carolina
Vance County

I, WILLIAM GREEN, of the aforesaid County and State, being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last will and testament.
First- My executor hereinafter named, shall give my body a decent burial and pay all funeral expenses together with all of my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.
Second- I give and devise to LUCY A. SMITH my adopted daughter all of my personal property of every kind and description except my horse which is sold and belongs to JULIUS SPEED at my death should said LUCY A SMITH die without issue then at her death the herein mentioned property shall revert to my heirs, all of my land will be sold to satisfy claims against it, if any money is left from the sale of said land after satisfying all claims against it, the said LUCY A. SMITH shall have three fourths (3/4) of said surplus money, and the remaining one fourth is to be equally divided between my two sons ROBT. GREEN and FRANK GREEN.
I hereby constitute and appoint JULIUS SPEED my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I the said WILLIAM GREEN do hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of Decr. A.D. 1892.

WILLIAM GREEN ("X" his mark)

Signed, sealed published and declared by the said WILLIAM GREEN to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
THOMAS S. EATON
W N SMITH


State of North Carolina
Vance County
In Superior Court
In Re Estate of
WM GREEN, deceased

Order for Probate of Will

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of WM. GREEN dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate by JULIUS SPEED, Executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said WM GREEN dec'd, is duly proven b the oath and examination of T. S. EATON and W. N. SMITH, subscribing witness thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by the said witnesses that the said WM. GREEN was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief:
It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last Will and Testament of WM. GREEN, dec'd. And on motion is ordered that sais Will be admitted to probate and recorded n the Book of Wills of Vance County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
It is further ordered that said JULIUS SPEED be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.
Dated this the 15 day of May 1893.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court
 

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Will of L. T. GRISSOM -1893
Vance County, NC- Will Book A, Pages 169-171
Last Will and Testament of L. T. GRISSOM

 


I, L. T. GRISSOM of the County of Wake and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance do make and declare this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following that is to say;

First That my Executrix hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends, and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts, howsoever and to whomsoever owing out of the monies that may first come into her hands as part or parcel of my estate.
Item. I give and devise to my beloved wife, MARTHA ANN GRISSOM all the real estate and personal property, of any and all kinds, whatsoever, of which I may die possessed, absolutely I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife MARTHA ANN GRISSOM, my lawful Executrix to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I, the said L. T. GRISSOM, do hereunto set my hand and seal, this 13th day of September 1893.

L. T. GRISSOM

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said L. T. GRISSOM to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto
JACK V. WILLSON
HENRY HORTON
J. C. MARCOM

State of North Carolina
Wake County

In the Superior Court

A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by MARTHA ANN GRISSOM the Executrix therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said L. T. GRISSOM having been proven by the oath and examination of JOEL V. WILLSON, HENRY HORTON & J. C. MARCOM the subscribing witnesses thereto: who being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith, that he is a subscribing witness to the paper-writing now shown him, purporting to be the last Will and testament of L. T. GRISSOM, that the said L. T. GRISSOM 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 of the 13th day of September 1893. And the deponent further saith that the said L. T. GRISSOM the testator aforesaid died at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the paper-writing as subscribed b him and exhibited to be his last will and testament and this deponent did thencefore subscribe his name at the end of said will, as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator. And this deponent further says, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said L. T. GRISSOM was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under an restraint to the knowledge information or belief of this deponent; and further these deponents say not.

J. V. WILLSON
J. C. MARCOM
HENRY HORTON


North Carolina
Wake County
In the Superior Court

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 L. T. GRISSOM deceased. Let the said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed.
This 21st day of March 1893

JNO. W. THOMPSON
Clerk Superior Court


State of North Carolina
Wake County

I JNO W. THOMPSON, Clerk of the Superior Court of Wake County, State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full true and perfect copy of the will of L. T. GRISSOM and the probate thereof as the same appears of record and now on file in my office, and I do further certify that MARTHA ANN GRISSOM the Executrix therein named duly qualified as such on the 21st day of March 1893 by taking the oath prescribed by law and that Letters Testamentary were issued to her.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office in Raleigh this the 24th day of March 1893.
JNO W. THOMPSON
Clerk Superior Court

 

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Will of WILLIAM H. LEWIS - 1894
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 208
 

North Carolina
Vance County

I WILLIAM H. LEWIS being in feeble in body but of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament that is to say, I wish my property after my debts and funeral expenses are paid to go & belong to my beloved wife and our children in such manner as the law directs except if my wife should marry again I wish that all her interest in my estate may then and there cease and terminate & go to & belong to my children.
I make my trusty friend THOMAS S. EATON the Executor to this my will.
Executed the 8th April 1893.

W. H. LEWIS

Witnesses
T. S. EATON
T. T. HICKS


State of North Carolina
Vance County
In Superior Court
In Re Estate of
WM. H. LEWIS, deceased
Order for Probate of Will
Before HENRY PERRY Clerk


A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of WM. H. LEWIS, dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate by T. S. EATON Executor therein named; and the due execution thereon by the said WM. H. LEWIS, dec'd, is duly proven by the oath and examination of T. S. EATON and T. T. HICKS subscribing witness thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said WM. H. LEWIS was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind memory, of full age to execute a will and under on restraint to their knowledge, information or belief:
It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last Will and Testament of WM. H. LEWIS, dec'd. And on motion it is ordered that said Will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
It is further ordered that said T. S. EATON be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.

Dated this the 22 day of Nov. 1894.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court

 

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Will of ALEXANDER SNEED - 1903
Vance County, NC- Will Book A, Page 481

 

This I make my Last Will to BALDY HENDERSON my lot joining BOBY OVERBY lot & PETTR HENDERSON lot and that all of my living ???? I give to BALLY HENDERSON and all of my House hole furnity is for BALLY HENDERSON and my wife FANNY SNEED is to hold all in Perison as long as he lives & then everything I have I give it to BALLY HENDERSON Witness this my hand & seal
ALEX SNEED ("X" his mark)

Witnesses
M. J. BULLOCK
S. H. TOWNS

This is to PETTR HENDERSON to attend to my bisness for me.
Feby 6th 1879

State of North Carolina
Vance County
In Re Estate of ALEX SNEED, deceased

In Superior Court
Before HENRY PERRY Clerk

A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of ALEX SNEED, dec'd, is exhibited in open court for probate by none in therein named and the due execution thereof by the said ALEX SNEED dec'd is duly proven by th oath and examination of M. J. BULLOCK and S. H. TOWNS subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said ALEX SNEED was at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
it is therefore considered adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of ALEX SNEED dec'd. And on motion that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Vance County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
It is further ordered that said R. G. SNEED C.T.A. be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.
Dated this the 2 day April 1903.
HENRY PERRY
Clerk of Superior Court

(Note: Alexander Sneed, b. 1819, was a former slave of Dr. Richard Sneed, and later of his son, William M. Sneed, of Granville Co.; Baldy, aka Hopkins Henderson and Peter Henderson, were the grandson and son-in-law of Alexander Sneed; R. G. Sneed was the son of W. M. Sneed; Alexander was the son of the slave named Matilda, both of whom were listed among the slaves in Richard Sneed's Slave Birth Records)

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Will of JOSEPH ED SUGG- 1899
Vance County, NC - Will Book A, Page 365

 

Should I die before I am married I want all I have in this world to go to my intended wife now MISS MAY ADA HEAME of Farmville, NC. I wrote this in my room over McRae's Drug Store, in Rockingham, N.C. at five minutes of eleven o'clock at night Feb 5, 1899.

JOSEPH E. SUGG


North Carolina
County of Vance

In Superior Court

A paper writing without subscribing witnesses bearing date the 5 day of Feby. 1899, purporting to be the last will and testament of JOSEPH E. SUGG deceased is exhibited in open court by J. P. SUGG, and due execution thereof is proven by the oath & examination of the said J. P. SUGG. That the said will was found among the valuable papers and effects of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG after his death, and it is further proved by the oath & examination of two competent & credible witnesses to wit W. A. HUNT & J. P. ELLIS that they are acquainted with the handwriting of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG, having often seen him write, and verily believe that the name of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG subscribed to the said will and the said will itself, and every part thereof is in the handwriting of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG, and it is further proved by the evidence of the two last mentioned witnesses, that the handwriting is generally known to the acquaintances of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG.

J. P. SUGG
J. P. ELLIS
W. A. HUNT

Sworn & subscribed to before me 30 Nov 1900
HENRY PERRY
Clerk Superior Court

Now it is therefore considered by the Court, that the said paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of JOSEPH E. SUGG, is the last will and testament of the said JOSEPH E. SUGG and the same is hereby ordered to be recorded & filed.
Nov. 30, 1900

HENRY PERRY, Clerk Superior Court
 

 

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