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North Carolina} Manteo, NC
Dare County } Feb. 17, 1926
I, A.V. Evans, of the Town of Manteo N.C. being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make this as and for my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void every and all other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and first I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my Just debts, funeral expenses and the expense incident to the administration of my estate as soon as reasonable may be after my decease.
My wife Celia A. Evans being dead all my property shall go to my children as follows:
I give and bequeath to my daughter C. Bonnybel Evans and my son Charles R. Evans all the J.W. Evans property not otherwise disposed of including the dwelling house, yard, wood yard, chicken and flower garden lots, and these other lots adjoining the yard in which the house stands.
1st lot between Stone lot and front yard fence
2nd lot between J.C. Evans East line to fence on west side of yard
3rd lot on the South East side from wood pile to 1st ave Thence along 1st avenue to front street as described in deed from J.W. Evans to A.V. Evans.
Each of these to share equally.
I give my son John C. Evans all my land adjoining the west end of his School house lot and northwest of county Street back of the Graham Spencer and George Ashbee lots as described in plat to be found in my desk and records. Not to include the lot between John Burton and Graham Spencer lots and another lot north west of lot known as the lot west of Elon Street and between the John Burton and Graham Spencer lots and described as follows: Beginning at the west line on Elon Street thirty feet from the John Burton lot and thirty feet from the South line of County Street running along Elon Street two hundred and fourty feet North Westwardly Thence Southwestwardly same course as county Street eighty nine feet. Thence South Eastwardly (240) Two hundred and forty feet to County Street. Thence North Eastwardly (89) eighty nine feet to place of beginning. If Elon Street is not opened as a street then this described lot joins the John Burton and J.C. Evans lots, Same course and distance.
I give to my son Henry W. Evans one ps. or parcel of land. Beginning at the west line on Elon Street thirty feet from the John Burton lot and thirty feet from the South line of County Street running along Elon Street Two hundred and forty feet northwestwardly. Thence Southwestwardly same course as County Street eighty nine feet. Thence South Eastwardly two hundred and forty feet to county Street. Thence north eastwardly (89) eighty nine feet to the place of beginning. It Elon Street is not opened as a street then this described lot joins the John Burton and J.C. lots. Same course and distance. It is my desire that these streets shall be opened up as they are layed out on plat. I give to my son Henry W. Evans in addition to this lot Four hundred and fifty dollars from my insurance policy shall go to the payment of what I owe my home.
By request of Mother Bonnybel shall have Motherís ring and all the furniture she may want dividing with Charles R. such things as she may want him to have.
I do hereby nominate my son Charles R Evans to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of February 1926. Without bond.
/s/ Asa V. Evans
Signed, sealed, published and declared by A.V. Evans the above named testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
G. T. Wescott Jr.
H. H. Twiford
H. A. Creef
State of North Carolina} S.S. In the Superior Court
Dare County }
A paper writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of of A.V. Evans, deceased, is exhibited before me and undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by Charles R. Evans the executor, therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by said A.V. Evans by the oath and examination of G.T. Wescott Jr and H.A. Creef, 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 A.V. Evans, that the said A.V. Evans in the presence of the deponents, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, which now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 20th day of February, 1926.
And This Deponent Further Saith, That the said A.V. Evans the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declared 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 Deponents subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said A.V. Evans was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a Will, and was not under any restraints, to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponents, and further these deponents say not.
G.T. Wescott Jr.
Severally sworn and subscribed this 13th day of November 1934 before me.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
Dare 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 A.V. Evans deceased. Let said Will together with the probate, be recorded and filed. This 13 day of November, 1934.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
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