WILL OF SAMUEL WATERS
I, Samuel Waters, of Pasquotank County, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in words and figures as follows, to-wit:
Item First. My will and desire is that my Executrix hereinafter names shall, out of first money coming into her hands belonging to my estate, pay off and discharge any and all of my indebtedness including my burial expenses.
Item Two. I give and devise unto my son George Waters, during his natural life, that certain piece of property situated on the South side of my land and marked No. 1. In the plat of my land which is recorded Sept. 23rd, 1907, in Book 28, page 333, as it is now marked with red ink.
That after the death of my said son, George Waters, then I give and devise the said lot marked No. 1. To his children in fee simple, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.
Item Three. I give and devise unto my daughter, Hallie Horner during her natural life, Lot No. 2, being the home place where I now live, being fully described on the plat referred to above. That after her death, I give and devise said property to her children in fee simple, to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
Item Four. I give and devise unto my daughter, Hallie Horner, in trust for my grand children Lydia Hartshorn, Edna Waters, Selma Waters, and Samuel Waters, that certain lot or portion of my land represented on said plat as No. 4, to have and to hold the same in fee simple in trust of my said grand children until the youngest arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and then the said trustee shall sell the said property and divide the proceeds thereof between my said grandchildren.
Item Five. I give and devise unto my son W. H. Waters the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to be paid to him out of any money that may come in the hands of my executrix belonging to my estate after the payment of my debts.
Item Sixth. My Will and desire is and I hereby authorize, direct and empower my said daughter to sell all of the balance of my realestate one year after my death, and after paying all expenses of administration and all indebtedness, and the legacy as aforesaid, then to divide the balance of the proceeds equally between my grand children living at my death, and that said executrix shall hold the fund in trust for my said grand children, paying off each one his or her part upon their arriving at the age of twenty-one years.
Item Seven. I hereby constitute and appoint my daughter Hallie Horner executrix of this my last Will and Testament with full power and authority to carry out the same according to the true intent and purposes of this Will, and that she shall do the same without being required to give any bond for her management of my said estate either as executrix or as trustee as provided for in this said Will.
I want to state further that this Will is made without conference with anybody or without any influence on the part of anybody and no one knowing it except myself and the one drawing it.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of Oct. 1907.
Samuel Waters (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each of us, who sign the same at his request and in his presence.
This the 28 day of October 1907
J. C. B. Ehringhaus
Transcribed by H. Carmine.