HILLIARD HAWKINS - Will
Halifax County Wills 1910-1918, Vol. 9, Pages 450-452
Probated October 1916
(Transcribed by Deloris Williams)
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
G. G. VIVERETTE
State of North Carolina
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
Severally Sworn and subscribed
this 21st day of October 1916
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)
B. F. HAWKINS, Administrator, C.T.A.
of HILLIARD HAWKINS
In Account Final With Said Estate
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
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
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
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
My commission expires March 27, 1918.
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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