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Edward D. Simpson
July 3, 1896  - Sept. 7, 1896

In the name of god amen.

I Edward D. SIMPSON of the State of North Carolina and county of Currituck being of Sound mind and memory do on this third 3 day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and ninety Six do publish and declar this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit - Item first I give unto my Son John J. SIMPSON the part of my land West of the main road to three posts a little East of what is known as the first run with the improvements thereon the land west of the three posts I give unto all of my children Zachariah - Ezekiel - Nannie - Edward - John J. and Asenah also Albert Equal eights my land East of the main road I give unto my children Zachariah - Ezekiel - Nannie - Albert - Edward - and Asenah to have all of my land East of the main road to divided equal Satisfactory among themselves for Ezekiel and Nannie to hold their buildings.  I appoint my son John J. SIMPSON my Executor to this my last will and testament this 3rd day of July A.D. 1896.
    /s/ E.D. SIMPSON    Seal

Witnesses
S.J. WATERFIELD
John W. CAPPS

EXECUTOR'S OATH

State of North Carolina}        SS. In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }
    I, John F. SIMPSON, do solemnly swear or (affirm) that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of E.D. SIMPSON deceased; and that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and that I will well and faithfully execute the office of an executrix agreeable to the trust and confidence reposed in me, and according to law, so help me God.
    /s/ John J. [his x mark] SIMPSON
        Sworn and subscribed before me, this 7th day of Sept. 1896.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL   
Clerk of Superior Court

PROBATE OF A WILL

  North Carolina  }    In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of E.D. SIMPSON, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of E.D. SIMPSON, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by John J. SIMPSON, Executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said E.D. SIMPSON, dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of S.J. WATERFIELD and John W. CAPPS subscribing witnesses thereto; and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said E.D. SIMPSON was, at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
     It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of E.D. SIMPSON, dec'd.  And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as proved by law in the office of the Clerk of Superior Count of said County.
    It is further ordered that said John J. SIMPSON be allowed to qualify as executor as provided by law and enter upon the discharge of the duties imposed by said trust.  Dated this the 7th day of Sept. 1896.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk of Superior Court

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

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