Gill Document 6

Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks

I, E.E. Gill of the County of Wake and the State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say.

First – that my executrix herein after named shall provide for my body a decent burial, and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts, to whomsoever owing out of the monies that may first come into the hands of my executrix, as a part or parcel of my estate.

Item; I lend to my beloved wife my entire estate, both personal and real estate during her widowhood or her natural life. I direct her to sell the land that belongs to her in the County of Durham and also the Walters tract adjoining the home tract should the proceeds be needed to pay the debts. I further request that as our children come of age or marry that my wife shall help them what she can conveniently.

Lastly I do herewith constitute and appoint my beloved wife Annie E. Gill my lawful executrix to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same.

In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 17th day of December, 1883.

Elvius E. Gill

After the death of my wife my estate I desire to be divided between my children this the 17th day of December 1883.

Elvius E. Gill

I further mention that I empower my executrix and instruct her to sell all the interest in real estate that may come unto her hands as due me from my father’s estate and apply proceeds to payment of my debts or to purchase of land ?? Also give to my wife the house hold and kitchen furniture; all the horses and mules, all the cows, hogs, sheep and she is empowered to sell what she does sell privately or publicly as she may elect. March 22, 1884.


NOTE: The above will was offered for probate and accepted on July 23, 1885



Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.

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