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William A. Evans
Feb. 12, 1903 - March 16, 1903

[Apparently this is not the original writing of the will for at the top of this page was written "COPY".  The testator's signature, as well as those of the witnesses, were in the same handwriting as the person who copied the will.]

State of North Carolina, Currituck County

I William A. EVANS, being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say --

First.  That my executor hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relation and friends and pay all of my funeral expenses, together with my just debts howsoever and whomsoever owing out of the money that may first come unto his hand as a part or parcel of my estate.

Item 1.  I give and devise to my beloved wife Julia A. EVANS of my estate real and personal during her natural life.

Item 2.  I give to my son Ponce Deleon EVANS, in consideration of my son Ponce Deleon attending to me in my death sickness, four acres of land commencing at my westerdly corner line at the Nathan E. DULIN heirs land running the road to the B.F. DOYAL tract of land, thence running a easterdly corse paralel with the B.F. DOYAL land with all the improvements thereon.

Item 3.  I give to my son John L. EVANS four acres of land adjoining the land of Ponce Deleon EVANS.

Item 4.  I give to my daughter Mary EVANS four acres of land adjoining the land of John L. EVANS.

Item 5.  I give to the remainder of my children the balance of my real estate to be equally to be divide between them.

Item 6.  After the death of my wife then my personal property shall be sold and equal divided between all of my children.

Item 7.  The tract of land that I bought of B.F. DOYAL and occupied by my son Oscar EVANS if not paid for in twelve months after my decease shall be equally divided among all of my children.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Robert F. EVANS my lawful executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other will and testament by me heretofore made.

I witness whereof I William A. EVANS do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 12 day of Feb. 1903.
/s/     William A. EVANS

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William A. EVANS to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

Attest
     Walter S. HARRISON
     E.V. MELSON

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County - In the Superior Court
State of North Carolina
        To all whom these Presents shall come--GREETING:

    It being satisfactorily proven to the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for Currituck County, that William A. EVANS late of the said county, is dead, having made his last will and testament, which has been admitting to probate, and Robert F. EVANS, the executor therein named, having qualified as such according to law.
    Now there are therefore to empower the said executor to enter in and upon all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased and the same to take into possession, wheresoever to be found, and all the just debts of the said deceased to pay and satisfy and the residue of said estate to distribute according to the directions of said will.
    Witness my hand and seal of the Court this 16 day of March 1903.
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

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