HALIFAX   COUNTY

   

 HILLIARD HAWKINS - Will

Halifax County Wills 1910-1918,  Vol. 9, Pages 450-452

Probated October 1916

(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)

 

North Carolina

Halifax County 

I, HILLIARD HAWKINS, of the aforesaid County and  State, being of sound mind, do make and declare  this my last will and testament.

First my Executors hereinafter named shall give  my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes  of my friends and relatives and pay all funeral  expenses together with all my just debts out of  the first moneys which may come into his hands  belonging to my estate.

Second.  I give and bequeath to my Son DAVID  HAWKINS the sum of one hundred dollars the sum  of one hundred dollars.

Third. I give and bequeath to my son G. T.  HAWKINS the sum of one hundred dollars.

Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son R. M.  HAWKINS the sum of one hundred dollars.

Fifth.  I give and bequeath to my son B. F.  HAWKINS the sum of ten dollars.

Sixth.  I give and bequeath to the heirs of my  son JESSIE HAWKINS the sum of one hundred  dollars.

Seventh. I give and bequeath to my grandson  ARTHUR HAWKINS the sum of Fifty dollars.

Eighth.  I give and bequeath to my grand son  RUSSEL HAWKINS the sum of Fifty Dollars. <Note:  this line is actually crossed out>

Ninth.  I give and bequeath to my daughter CARY  HAWKINS HENDERSON the sum of one hundred  dollars.

Tenth.  I give and bequeath to my daughter ANNA  NETTIE HAWKINS the sum of Two Hundred Dollars.

Thirteenth.  I give and bequeath to BILLIE  COPLAN the sum of 50.00 Dollars.

Fourteenth.  I give and bequeath to SYLVESTER  SILVER the sum of Fifty Dollars.

Fifteenth.  I give and bequeath to MARY ASH   daughter of my second wife the sum of Fifty  Dollars .

GRACY SILVER daughter of my second wife 50.00.

Seventeenth.  I give and bequeath to ROBERT  COPLAN if there be remainder, my nephew the sum  of Fifty Dollars. 

In witness whereof, I the said HILLIARD HAWKINS  do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 5th  day of August, 1912.

W. H. HAWKINS 

Witnessed:

G. G. VIVERETTE

BLANCH VIVERETTE

 

State of North Carolina

Halifax County

 

S. S. in the Superior Court 

A paper writing purporting to be the last will  and testament of W. H. HAWKINS deceased, is  exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of  the Superior Court for said County by B. F.  HAWKINS the proper party entitled tl letters of  administration et. al and the due execution  therein by the said W. H. HAWKINS is proved by  the oat and examination of G. G. VIVERETTE and  BLANCHE VIVERETTE 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 W. H. HAWKINS that the  said W. H. HAWKINS in the presence of this  deponent subscribed his name at the end of said  paper writing now shown as aforesaid and which  have date of the 5 day of Aug. 1912.  And the  deponent further saith that the said W. H.  HAWKINS the testate 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 the said testator . And this deponent further  saith that at the said time when the said  testator subscribed his name to the said last  will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponents  subscribing his name as an attesting witness  thereto as aforesaid the said W. H. HAWKINS 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 the  deponent; and further these deponents say not. 

G. G. VIVERETTE

BLANCHE VIVERETTE 

Severally Sworn and subscribed

this 21st day of October 1916

before me,

J.M. GARY

Clerk Superior Court 

It is therefore considered ordered and adjudged  by the Court that the said paper writing and  every part thereof is the last will and  testament of W. H. HAWKINS, dec'd.  And the same  with the foregoing certificate and examination  are ordered to be recorded and filed. This 21  day of Octo. 1916,
 

Clerk Superior Court

 

(Note: The above will is transcribed as is,  which includes the fact that there are no item  numbers 11, 12, or 16)

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Pages  325-326

Halifax County

North Carolina
 

B. F. HAWKINS, Administrator, C.T.A.

of HILLIARD HAWKINS

In Account Final With Said Estate
 

1916  Receipts

Nov. 6 - To Amount in Savings Department of  Commercial & Farmers Bank -    $608.74

Nov. 6- To Amount Cash on hand -                                                                                      .40

Nov.18-To Amount Cash received from J. C.  Branch-                                                 100.00

Nov.24-To Amount Cash received from W. R.  Neville  -                                                7.75

Nov.25-To Amount Cash received from R. C.  Dunn, Collection from Farthing Estate -  87.30

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                                                                                                                                          $804.19
 

Disbursements

 1916

Oct. 21 - By Amount paid S. M. Gary probating  will and qualifying as Admr. C.T.A. -   $5.30

Oct. 21-  By Amount paid G. G. Viverett and  wife, witnesses to will  -                       3.80

Oct. 21-  By Amount paid R. E. Dunn fee  probating will and qualifying as Admr. C.T.A. - 15.00

Nov. 18-  By Amount paid J. C. Branch taxes  1914 -                                                        7.30

Nov. 25-  By Amount paid P. Y. Petway,  affidavit to inventory  -                                    .25

Nov. 25-  By Amount paid R. C. Dunn, fee filing  inventory -                                        5.00

Dec. 2 -   By Amount paid Coffield, Sloan and  Bullock for casket -                           35.00

Dec. 4 -   By Amount paid John W. Hawkins,  account   -                                             22.50
 

1917

Feb. 9 - To Amount paid Progress Printing Co.  publishing notice of qualification -  2.50

May 12-To Amount paid E. G. Lee, Tombstone -                                                           24.75

Nov. 15- To Amount paid M. V. Barnhill fee in  case Hilliard Hawkins vs Plummer Richardson -                                                                                                                       15.00  Nov. 15- To Amount paid W. R. Neville, account  for burial clothes Hilliard Hawkins  - 15.13

Nov. 15- To Amount R. C. Dunn Atty, services  in settlement of estate and filing final account  -   35.00

Nov. 15- To Amount paid S. M. Gary, fee filing  final account -                                    4.00

Nov. 15- To Amount paid David Hawkins, his per  rata share legacy  -                     48.76

Nov. 15 -By Amount paid Sarah Hawkins, Admrx.  of G. T. Hawkins, his pro rata share legacy- Pd  B.F. HAWK. Apl 26 -                                                                                    $48.76

Nov. 15 -By Amount paid S. M. Gary, Clerk  Superior Court, R. W. Hawkins per rata share  legacy - Pd R. Hewlin, Mch 15 -                                                                            48.76

Nov. 15 -By Amount paid S. M. Gary, Clerk  Superior Court, for heirs of Jessie Hawkins,  their pro rata share legacy   -                                                                         48.76

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid B. F. Hawkins, his pro  rata share legacy.  -                      97.52

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Arthur Hawkins, his  pro rata share legacy.       -             24.37

Nov. 15 -By Amount paid Cary Hawkins  Henderson, pro rata share legacy   -         48.76

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Anna Nettie Hawkins,  her pro rata share legacy.   -       97.52

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Billie Copelan, his pro  rata share legacy.           -             24.37

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Mary Ashe, her pro  rata share legacy.           -                  24.37

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Sylvester Silver, her  pro rata share legacy.       -              24.37

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid Gracie Silver, her pro  rata share legacy.           -              24.37

Nov. 15 - By Amount paid B. F. Hawkins, 5%  commission on receipts and disbursements. -                                                                                                                 49.94

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                                                                                                                          $804.19   $804.19

  
 

North Carolina

Halifax County

B. F. Hawkins, Administrator C.T.A. of Hilliard  Hawkins, being duly sworn, says: That the  foregoing statement is a just and true account  of all moneys had and received by him as such  administrator, or by anyone else for him as  such administrator and of all expenditures made  by him for said estate; and the said statement  is a full, true, just and final account of all  his acts & doings as such administrator.

B. F. Hawkins
 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15h day  of November, 1917.

P. Y. Petway

Notary Public

My commission expires March 27, 1918.

 

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Note:

William Hilliard Hawkins (1833-1916) was the son of Ambrose Hawkins & China Harwell, Free Persons of Color born in Halifax County. He was married 1st to Mary E. Hulin, 2nd to Malinda Boone-Evans.

 

 

 

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