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Will of Enoch Evans -1888

Durham County, North Carolina

Will Book A, Pages 126-127



State of North Carolina

Durham County

In view of the uncertainty of life I ENOCH EVANS do hereby commit to writing this my last Will and Testament to wit.

First   I will to my wife SALLIE EVANS after paying all of my just debts and funeral expenses all of my property both real and personal during her life and then to my four children, to wit.

I will to my first Daughter CLARA A. OAKLEY Thirty acres of land to hold her life time and then to her bodily heirs.

I will to my second Daughter ALEY F. LUMLEY Thirty acres of land to hold during her life and then to her bodily heirs.

I will to my third Daughter ELISABETH EVANS Forty acres of land around the house I now live and all the premises thereon to do as she chooses with.

I will to my only son WILLIAM A. EVANS Thirty acres of land to do as he chooses with.

I do hereby set my hand and seal this the third day of December 1883.

Signed sealed published and declared by the said ENOCH EVANS as and for his last will and Testamony in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and each other do subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.


ENOCH EVANS (X his mark)






N. B.

I leave as my Executor to this my last will my wife SALLIE EVANS.

ENOCH EVANS (X his mark)







State of North Carolina

Durham County

In the Probate Court


A paper purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of ENOCH EVANS deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned C.S.C. FOR SAID County, by SALLIE EVANS the executrix therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said ENOCH EVANS by the oath and examination of W. H. DAVIE and A. C. HAYES 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 ENOCH EVANS that the said ENOCH EVANS, 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 3d day of December 1883.

And the deponent further saith, that the said ENOCH EVANS 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 said, 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 ENOCH EVANS 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.




Severally sworn and subscribed this 26th day of May 1888, before me.






Note: This was ENOCH EVANS, born abt 1800, often called ENOCH EVANS Jr.  He was the son of William Evans & Sarah Hayes of Wake County, and was married to SALLY HOLDER, b. 1810.



More about Enoch Evans and his family can be read here


See also Wake County Evans Deeds 




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