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Henry H. Simpson

Oct. 28, 1916 - Mar. 5, 1917
Currituck Co. Loose Will

North Carolina
Currituck County

I Henry H. SIMPSON being of sound mind and memory but realizing the certainty of death, Do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows.

FirstóI lend to my wife Mary J. SIMPSON all the real estate that I am now possessed with excluding the farm on which I live. At the death of my wife Mary J. SIMPSON I give to my son Oscar L. SIMPSON all of my lands excluding the farm on which I live. Provided that he pay over to my other children as follows --

Henry E. SIMPSON Four hundred, twenty eight and 57/100 Dollars and Burwell H. SIMPSON, Mattie E. WILLIAMS, Pennie V. CRAFT, Cordelia E. COOPER and my Grand daughter Melvin R. CAPPS the said sum of Four hundred twenty eight--57/100 Dollars each.  Provided further that he shall not pay over to the said Melvin R. CAPPS the amount due her untill she become twenty one years of age, and provided further that if said Melvin R. CAPPS should die before she becomes twenty one years of age, then said Oscar L. SIMPSON shall divide her share of Four hundred twenty eight 57/100 Dollars equally among my other children named before.

Item 2. I give to my wife Mary J. SIMPSON all my chattle property excluding cattle horses and everything else to do with it as she wishes.

Given under my hand and seal in presence of E.D. BOWDEN and C.W. WATERFIELD this 28th day of October 1916.

/s/ Henry H. SIMPSON  seal

Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in our presence this 28th day of October 1916.

Witness
    E.D. BOWDEN
    C.W. WATERFIELD

PROBATE OF WILL

State of North Carolina}
    Currituck County     }          SS. In the Superior Court

    A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Henry H. SIMPSON, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said county, by Oscar L. SIMPSON, one of the devises mentioned therein, there being no executor named therein and the due execution thereof by the said Henry H. SIMPSON is proven by the oath and examination of E.D. BOWDEN and C.W. WATERFIELD, the subscribing witness 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 Henry H. SIMPSON; that the said Henry H. 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 28th day of Oct., 1916.
    And this deponent further saith, that the said Henry H. 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 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 deponentís subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Henry H. 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.D. BOWDEN
    /s/ C.W. WATERFIELD

Severally sworn and subscribed, this 5th Day of March , 1917 before me.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

  North Carolina }
Currituck County}    SS. In the 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 Henry H. SIMPSON, deceased. Let said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed.  This 5th day of March, 1917.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court  

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

    Currituck County  }    In the matter of the Last Will & Testament of Henry H. SIMPSON, deceased.
In the Superior Court}    Before E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.

Oscar L. SIMPSON, being sworn, doth say: That Henry H. SIMPSON, late of said county, is dead, leaving Will and Testament, and that Oscar L. SIMPSON Devisee is the proper person to make application for probate thereof.  Further, that the value of said estate, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application, is about $300.00, and that (the real estate is worth about $3000.00)

Mary J. SIMPSON, O.L. SIMPSON, Bettie E. WILLIAMS, Pennie V. CRAFT, Cordie COOPER, H.E. SIMPSON, B.A. SIMPSON, Melvin R. CAPPS, minor.
    /s/ O.L. SIMPSON

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 5th Day of March 1917
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

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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