Francis Marion Evans

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Submitted by: (Frankie Evans Marshall) – June 7, 2003



The State of Texas, County of Williamson

Know all men by these presents:

That I, F. M. Evans, of the County of Williamson, and State of Texas, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous to settle my wordly affairs while I have strength to do so, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore by me made.

I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner, suitable to my circumstaces and condition in life.

I desire and direct that my just debts be paid out of my estate, without delay, by my executrix to be hereinafter appointed.

It is my will and desire that all the properties, both real and personal, I may die seized and possessed of, after payment of all my just debts, together with all the expenses incident to the probating of this will, shall pass to and vest in fee simple in my beloved wife, Mary E. Evans, and after the payment of all my just debts, I give, bequeath and demise to my beloved wife, Mary E. Evans, the remainder of all the property I may own or be interested in of every nature whatsoever, at the time of my death, in fee simple, to manage, sell or dispose of as she may wish or see proper.

Believing, as I do, that it is necessary for my beloved wife, Mary E. Evans, to have all of my property of every nature whatsoever, I do not make any provision for my children. They are named as follows: James Earl Evans, Ethel B. Gardner, (nee Evans), Henry C. Evans, William E. Evans, John E. Evans, Charles F. Evans, Ruth A. Evans, and Hiriam N. Evans.

I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Mary E. Evans, executrix of this, my last will and testament and direct that no bond or security be required of her as executrix.

It is my will that no other action shall be had in the County Cout, in the administration of my estate than to prove and record this will and to return an inventory and appraisement of my estate and list of claims.

In Testimony Whereof I here to subscribe my name at Granger, Texas, this the 26th day of April, A. D. 1919.

F. M. Evans

Signed, declared and published by F. M. Evans, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, the attesting witnesses, who hereto subscribe our names in the presence of the said F. M. Evans, at his special instance and request, this the 26th day of April, A. D. 1919.

_ _ Gardner ?
__________ (another name, that is not legible)

(Note: Francis Marion Evans was the son of James Felix Evans and Narcissa Ann Mathews. Francis was a brother to my ggrandfather, James Knox Polk Evans)