The last will and testament of Simeon Wooten.

Simeon Wooten‘s 1948 will left all his property, including cash on deposit at Wilson Industrial Bank, to his cousins James Russell Deans, Walter Thomas Deans, Lawyer Theodore Deans, Dixie Bell Deans Carr, and Sallie Mack Deans Smith, children of James T. and Mary McCalop Deans.


In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: widow Clauda Wooten, 37, son Sidney, 18, farm laborer, and brother Irdel, 35, day laborer.

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Goldsboro Street, widow Clauda Wooten, 47, laundress, and son Sim, 28, wagon factory laborer.

In 1918, Sim Wooten registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 26 January 1882; lived at 305 Hines Street, Wilson; worked as a machine operator for Hackney Wagon Company; and his nearest relative was Claudie Wooten, same address.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 512 South Lodge, Claudie Wooten, 57, widow, and son Sim, 37, wagon factory laborer.

On 11 July 1920, Sim Wooten, 38, of Wilson, son of John and Claudia Wooten, married Lula Dew, 26, of Wilson, daughter of Jeff and Jane Dew, at Jeff Dew’s residence. Daniel A. Crawford applied for the license, and Primitive Baptist minister C.H. Hagans performed the ceremony in the presence of Moses Dew, J.C. Lassiter, and John P. Battle.

In the 1925 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Wooten Sim (c) lab h 510 S Lodge

Lulu Jane Wooten died 7 November 1927 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 11 May 1892 in Wilson County to Jefferson Dew and Jane Weaver; was married to Simeon Wooten; lived at 510 South Lodge, Wilson; and was a dressmaker.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 510 South Lodge, owned and valued at $1000, widow Claudia Wooten, 67, and son Sim, 48, widower, carpenter at Hackney Wagon.

Claudia Wooten died 9 August 1935 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 73 years old; was born in Nash County to Henry Shaw and Jane Shaw; was a widow; and lived at 510 Lodge Street. Informant was Sim Wooten, 510 Lodge.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 510 South Lodge, Simm Wooten, 68, widower, “swepts Atlantic Christian College.”

Simeon Wooten died 12 November 1950 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 4 November 1882 in Nash County, N.C., to [unknown] Wooten and Claudia [unknown]; and was buried in Rountree Cemetery. Informant was Walter Deans, 514 South Lodge.




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