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 A. [Albert] J. Simpson
Mar. 4, 1913 - June 16, 1913

In the name of God Amen.

I A. J. SIMPSON being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First. I lend to my beloved wife Minerva SIMPSON a part of my homestead as follows—Beginning at the barn, six corn rows east of the yard fence running south oposite the Grave yard thence west as the hedge or drain runs to the Road fence, then following said fence north and east and south as the fence runs to the barn first named.

I also give to her a right to use for fire wood only for herself in the following described wood land beginning at the road gate running west the timbered land north of that line during her natural life.

Second. I give to her to use as she may see fit my horse cart, corn forage 2 cows of her own choice 6 hogs of her choice, 30 head old hens 5 geese al small chickens, all provisions I have on hand and all house hold and kitchen furniture excluding all my farming utensils.

Third. I give to my daughters Mary Ella WILLIAMS and Emily Rilon EVANS all of my home land excluding Knights Point up to the VA and N.C. line

Fourth. I give to my daughter Loraine WATERFIELD what is known as the James WHITE tract of land excluding the wood land in Holly tree branch with the exception of Smiths Island with the understanding that is she dies without a lawful heir then this tract of land shall go to Mary Ella WILLIAMS and Emily Rilon EVANS and their heirs forever.

Fifth. It is my desire that at my death all of my property not named above excluding stock and other chattle property and the following named Islands The part of Knights Point lying in Virginia Crab Island, Spot Island my interest in Smith Island and Buckle Island shall be sold and the net proceeds shall be equally divided between my three daughters Mary Ella WILLIAMS, Emily Rilon EVANS, and Annie Loraine WATERFIELD.

Sixth. I hereby appoint J.E. MUNDEN as executor to this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I hereby set my hand and seal this 4th day of March 1913.
    /s/ A.J. SIMPSON  seal

    /s/ E.L. WHITE
  /s/ E.D. BOWDEN

Mr. A.J. SIMPSON request that his wife Manerva SIMPSON should have 4 head sheep at his death her choice.
    /s/ A.J. SIMPSON

    /s/ J.E. MUNDEN


Currituck County:  In the Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELLL - In the Matter of the Will of A.J. SIMPSON, deceased
being duly sworn, doth say that A.J. SIMPSON, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last Will and Testament: and that J.E. MUNDEN is the executor named therein.
   Further, that the property of the said A.J. SIMPSON consisting of Money in bank at Norfolk, VA. Live stock, household & kitchen furniture farming utensils, horse, cart, buggy & poultry is worth about $400.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Manerva SIMPSON, widow, Woodleigh, N.C. , Mary Ella WILLIAMS Munders, VA., Emily Ryland EVANS & Annie Loraine WATERFIELD Woodleigh, N.C. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ J.E. MUNDEN

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16th day of June 1913.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court


      Currituck County   }    In Superior Court
State of North Carolina}
    To all Whom these Presents hall come---GREETING:   It being satisfactorily proven to the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for Currituck County, that A. J. SIMPSON late of said county, is dead, having make his last Will and Testament, which has been admitted to Probate ( a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed,) and J.E. MUNDEN the Executor therein named, having qualified as such according to law.
    Now these are therefore to empower the said Executor 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, wheresoever 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 the directions of said Will.
   Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this the 16th day of June 1913.
        /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court.


States of North Carolina }    SS.  In the Superior Court
      Currituck County      }
A paper purporting to be the last Will and Testament of A.J. SIMPSON deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by J.E. MUNDEN the executor therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said A.J. SIMPSON, deceased, is duly proven by the oath and examination of E.L. WHITE and E.D. BOWDEN 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 said A.J. SIMPSON that the said A.J. SIMPSON 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 4th day of March 1913.
    And the deponent Further Saith That the said A.J. SIMPSON the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the 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 said testator and in the presence of each other, And this deponent further saith, that at the same time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponent’s subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said A.J. SIMPSON 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.
    /s/ E.L. WHITE
    /s/ E.D. BOWDEN

Severally sworn and subscribed, this 16th day of June 1913, before me.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk 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 A.J. SIMPSON deceased. Let the said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed.  This 16th day of June 1913.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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