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H.H. Simmons
Aug. 25, 1881 - Nov. 21, 1887

Currituck County North Carolina, August 25th day Eighteen hundred and eighty one.

In the name of God Amen.  While alone and in my right mind think it a time most fit, do make this my last Will and Testament.

Item first, for the love and affection for my niece Addia Love SIMMONS and she being motherless, I give and bequeath unto her my farm with all my woodland belonging to the said farm and also all rights in marsh that I now own, which the said farm and woodlands is now well known by boundary lines.  Also all my chattel property I order to be sold to the best advantage by my Executor either private sales or public.

Item second.  I order my just and lawful debts to be paid out of my chattel property and the remainder to be dealt out to my niece Addia Love SIMMONS for the support and educational purposes to her.

Item third.  I constitute and appoint my brother George L. SIMMONS my Executor without giving bond to this my last Will and Testament, written and sealed and signed by me.
    /s/ H.H. SIMMONS    Seal

Virginia:   In the Circuit Court of Princess Anne County on the 4th day of April 1887
    A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of H.H. SIMMONS, deceased, was produced in Court, and there being no subscribing witnesses thereto, E.B. SIMMONS, Swepson? DOZIER and E.T. HUMPHRIES, were sworn and severally deposed that they are will acquainted with the Testator's handwriting, and verily believe the said writing and the name thereto subscribed, to be wholly written by the Testator's own hand: Whereupon the said writing is ordered to be recorded as the true last Will and Testament of the said H.H. SIMMONS, deceased.
    And on the motion of E.B. SIMMONS, who made oath, and together with Holomon LANE and Peter W. MORRISETT, his securities, (who justified as to their sufficiency), entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of Three Thousand Dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said E.B. SIMMONS for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of H.H. SIMMONS, deceased, with his Will annexed in due form; the executor mentioned in said will having departed this life.
Teste:
    Jno J. WOODHOUSE, C.C.

State of Virginia
County of Princess Anne, to wit
    I, John J. WOODHOUSE, Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County of Princess Anne in the State of Virginia, do certify that the foregoing is a true transcript from the records of said Court.
    In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand with the seal of the said Court affixed, this the 11th day of April 1887, and in the 111th year of the Commonwealth.
    /s/ Jno J. WOODHOUSE, C.C.

  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court
Currituck County}
    The foregoing copy purporting to be a transcript of the last will & testament of H.H. SIMMONS, deceased, together with the certificate of John J. WOODHOUSE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Princess Anne County, State of Virginia, of the admission and probate of said will & testament in the proper Court in Princess Anne County & State of Virginia, is deemed by this Court to be sufficient proof of the execution of the same.
    Therefore it is adjudged to be a true copy of the last will & testament of H.H. SIMMONS deceased.  Let said copy of said will & testament together with the certificates be registered in Currituck County N.C. in the Clerk's office thereof.
    In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 21st day of November, A.D. 1887.
        /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[On the back of this will is written: Copy of H.H. SIMMONS Will recorded in Will Book 5 pages 150 & 151]

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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