A probate record can be a very revealing document as we have an opportunity to peer into the lives of our ancestors. We find out about the people close to them, the things they owned and many times we may find information that will break down brick walls.
This is a continuance of my Maternal 2x Great Grandfather’s probate file. If you are just joining my blog and want to see the beginning to catch up, the archives are to the right of this post. You can start here: http://www.thecullyfamily.com/2012/06/rev-william-henry-cully-probate-record.html
State of North Carolina,
I, George W. Cully, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I believe W.H. Cully died without leaving any last will and testament: and that I will well and truly administer all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits for the said W.H. Cully and a true and perfect inventory thereof return as provided by law; and all other duties appertaining to the charge reposed in me; I will faithfully and honestly perform with the best of my skill and ability. So help me God.
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 29th
Day of September 1902 }
WM Watson C.S.C } George W Cully
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, } Before the Clerk of the Superior Court.
TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME-GREETING:
IT BEING SATISFACTORILY PROVEN To the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for Craven County, that W.H. Cully late of said County, is dead, without having made and published a Will and Testament and it appearing that George W. Cully is entitled to the Administration of the estate of said deceased, and having qualified as administrator according to law:
NOW, THESE ARE THEREFORE TO EMPOWER the said Administrator to enter in and upon all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and the same to take into possession whatsoever to be found, and all the just debts of the said deceased, to pay and satisfy, and the residue of said estate to distribute according to law.
WITNESS, my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 29th day of September 1902
WM Watson Clerk Superior Court.
Now after these two documents, we are going to see more about the life of William H. Cully, and what he owned and how he lived.