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Davis/David Owens [African-American]
Aug. 6, 1889 - Oct. 17, 1889
Will Book 1; pgs. 67-69
[property] house and land 6 ackers 1 one ox and Cart is at her confually? to Sell for her benefit such ___chues foure her nead and _etesty and all other propere [property] that belong to me. this is for Sally Owens at my death
August 6th 1889
Nags Head Township
In the Said County of Dare. I do Convey to her at my death my properer
And at Saley death I wont my daughter to have too 2 akers of land and sheare ekely [share equally] with rest of childrene my propere [property] this is foure my daughter Liday Walker ares [heirs] at Saley Owens at heare [her] death this is Davis Owens will.
At Saley death to Lambe Owens ares [heirs] too 2 akers to goe to his children this to bee done at Saley death. Davis Owens will
At Saley death too 2 akers foure Harit Jonche [Harriet Johnson] at Saley death or heare ares [heirs] this is to Bene? teudtend? at Saley deportenty?
thene Sarihe F. Tolare to shure Ekely[share equally] with the rest in the chatel proper [chattel property] to have heare [her] part in it the at Saley death.
Richard Tolare I wont him to have one bed at my wife Saley death.
This is foure my wife till heare death and after heare death is to goe to my childene [children] and grand childene if Saley see fit to give eny thing way she see fit to doe, it is all right. I hope this will bee Videy all right at my wife death beetwene the childern. this is my fren? good will. this is the yeare of 1889 August the 6. Rote by J.S. Wescott
Witness Henry C. Baum
My Will is foure all my childern to have too 2 akers peace at my wifee death Liday Walker too 2 ackers Lamb childern childern
Harit Jonche too 2 acker Richard Tolare 1 one bed at Saley death. Sarihe F. Tolare to come in ekely [equally] share in the chalely propere [chattel property] with rest.
I hope thar will not be eny confunasing? betwen childen
Davis Owens at death
Witness Vilet [this is mark x] Baum
Witness Henry C. Baum
Witness George Tillett
Witness Elizabeth Tillett
Liday I wont yo to have the place when the hous is it is the place I will to yo 2 too aker
State of North Carolina} SS: In the Superior Court
Dare County }
A paper purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of David Owens deceased is Exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of Court for said county by Sally Owens, therein mentioned and the due Execution thereof by the said David Owens by the oath and Examination of J.S. Wescott and Henry C. Baum 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 David Owens. That the said David Owens in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper-writing which now shown as aforesaid and which bears date of the 6th day of August 1889.
And the deponent further saith that the said David Owens the testator 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 David Owens 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 this deponent. And further these deponents say not.
J.S. Wescott (Seal)
Henry C. Baum (Seal)
Severally sworn and subscribed this 17th day
of October 1889 before me.
Jno. W. Evans Clerk Superior Court
NOTE:David Owens and several of the people named in this will were found in Nags Head Twp. in 1870 & 1880. All were listed as black.
1870 Dare Co., NC - Nags Head Twp.
|Owens, David||50||Sailor||Can't read/write|
|Owens, Sarah||44||Can't read/write|
|Owens, Sarah||7||Can't read/write|
|Owens, Harriet||33||Servant||Can't read/write|
1880 Dare Co., NC - Nags Head Twp.
|Oens, David||57||Head||Farmer & Laborer||Can't read/write|
|55||Wife||Keeping House||Can't read/write|
|Nichols, Henry||14||GrSon||Laborer||Can't read/write|
|next door in house #88|
|Johnson, Augustus||29||Head||Farmer & Laborer||Can't read/write|
|Johnson, Harriet||27||Wife||Keeping House||Can't read/write|
|Johnson, James T.||8||Son|
|Johnson, Albert B.||6||Son|
|Gallop, Josephene||12||Dau-in-law||Servant||Can't read/write|
|Toler, Sarah F.||18||Dau-in-law||Laborer/married|
Source:Dare County, NC Marriage Register; Vol. 1 (1870-1915) by Lois Johnson Meekins
Source:Sacred To Their Memory - Dare County, NC Cemeteries by Lois Johnson Meekins & Amy Midgett Gamiel
This will was transcribed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.