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Hadoram T. Halstead
Feb. 14, 1910 Norfolk, Va. - Sept. 14, 1910
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 419-420
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I Hadoram T. HALSTEAD of the City of Norfolk and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all other last wills and testaments made by me heretofore:

   First: My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall be found convenient.

   Second: I desire that Fifty dollars ($50) shall be used for a tombstone to mark my grave and that of my two little children (Walter Carroll and Neva Louise) now buried in one grave in the family lot in Elm Wood Cemetery.

   Third: I devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Louise HALSTEAD one half of the remainder of my property (real and personal)

   Fourth: The remainder of my property (real and personal ) I desire to be divided as follows: One Sixth (1/6) to be given to my sister Allie RHODES wife of S.D. RHODES; One Sixth (1/6) to my brother Algernon HALSTEAD; and Four Sixths (4/6) to my sister Nettie Vernon WEBB wife of J.J. WEBB.

   And I further desire that if my brother should die his portion of the property shall be given to my sister Nettie. If my sister NETTIE should die her portion to be given to my brother ALGERNON. After the death of both of them their joint portions shall be given to the three daughters (Grace, Maude and Nina) of my sister Allie RHODES.

   I hereby appoint Samuel D. RHODES  my sole executor of this will and direct that he shall not be required to give bond in qualifying as my executor. He agrees to assume the duties of executor without any compensation for receiving any paying out money. I direct that my executor shall sell the property as soon after my decease as he thinks prices are suitable for the benefit of the heirs and pay to each heir his or her portion of the net proceeds.

   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of February, nineteen hundred and ten.
    /s/ Hadoram T. HALSTEAD  

Signed, published and declared by the above named Hadoram T. HALSTEAD as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
    A.W. CORNICK
    E. Ashton GOODWYN

Virginia:
   In the Clerks Office of the circuit Court of the City of Norfolk on the 14th day of September 1910.

   The last will and testament of Hadoram T. HALSTEAD, deceased, late of this city was this day produced by S.D. RHODES the executor therein named and fully proved by the oaths of A.W. CORNICK and E. Ashton GOODWYN the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said S.D. RHODES who took the oath required by law and entered into and acknowledges a bond in the penalty of Ten thousand Dollars conditioned according to law, without security the said will directing that none should be required certificate is granted the said S.D. RHODES for obtaining a probate of said will in due form. And it is ordered that the said bond be recorded.
        Teste: Lawrence WARING, Clerk

     State of Virginia
City of Norfolk, To wit:
   I Lawrence WARING, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the said City of Norfolk and State of Virginia do hereby certify that the foregoing and annexed copy of the last will and testament of Hadoram T. HALSTEAD deceased with the order of probate annexed is a true abstract from the records of said Court.
   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court at my office, this 1st day of June A.D.. 1911 in the 135th year of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
        /s/ Lawrence WARING, Clerk

     State of Virginia
City of Norfolk, To wit:
   I James L. McLEMORE, Judge of the Circuit Court of the said City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia, do certify that Lawrence WARING who hath given the preceding certificate is Clerk of the said Curt and that his said attestation is in due form.
  Given under my hand this 1st day of June A.D. 1911,
        /s/ James L. McLEMORE, Judge of the Circuit Court of the said City of Norfolk

     State of Virginia
City of Norfolk, To Wit:
   I Lawrence WARING, Clerk of the said Court of the City of Norfolk and State of Virginia, do hereby certify that Hon. James L. McLEMORE whose genuine signature appears to the certificate above is the only Judge of the said court and that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit.
   In have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court this 1st day of June A.D. 1911, in the 135th year of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
        /s/ Lawrence WARING, Clerk

State of North Carolina}    In Superior Court
     Currituck County    }
   It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the exemplication of the record thereinafter mentioned that the last will and testament of Hadoram T. HALSTEAD deceased a citizen of the city of Norfolk, State of Virginia has been duly proved and allowed in the proper Court of Probate of said City and State, according to the laws of said State: It is therefore ordered and adjudged that the exemplication of said will and of its probate in the proper court of the said City of Norfolk and State of Virginia which has been produced and exhibited here duly certified and authenticated be allowed filed and recorded in this Court. This 19th day of June 1911.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[NOTE:]  See Hadoram Halstead's tombstone in Elmwood Cemetery & also the tombstone of his 2 young children, Walter C. & Neva L., who both died on Jan. 12, 1910 one month before this will was written.  Hadoram's sisters, Allie Halstead Rhodes and Nettie Halstead Webb, are also buried in Elmwood.

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  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. Thank you!

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