The following is a deed of gift from Robert Callier Sr. to Mourning Evans, wife of Powell Evans, written 29 Jan 1798 and entered into the Warren County, NC will book Vol 1,#101, as filmed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
"Know all men by these present, that I ROBERT CALLER of Warren County and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the Love and Affection which I bear to a certain MOURNING EVANS, of the County and State of the aforesaid, as well as for the consideration of 10 shillings to me in hand paid is the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained and sold into the said MOURNING EVANS for and during the time of her natural life and time of her separation from her husband, POWELL EVANS and any other man, Fifty acres of land lying in said county adjoining THOMAS SALES land and GREEN DUKES land, and also the use of 3 Negroes [to wit] Young, Ned, Milly and old farm two cows and calves.The choice of my stock, 2 feather beds, her choice, with the furniture, one walnut dish___, one round walnut table, four common chairs, one new chest, 6 pewter plates, 2 bajons [?] 1 pot, 1 skillet, 1/2 dozen knives & forks, 1 spinning wheel, 1 pair of cards, 1 frying pan, and 2 pewter dishes & one __?__, the negroe man, Ned, above mentioned to be hired out for the use of said Mourning Evans by my son JAMES CALLER during the term above mentioned, and be it further known and understood by all men that the true intent & only meaning is that the said Mourning Evans only to possess & live on & by the use of the above sold & given property during the above term.And after her death or after or Agreeing & actually cohabitating with any man her claim shall actually & whereby cease and be also futher known by all men that after the expiration of the said term do by these present give the above mentioned Negroes Ned, Young, & Milly with their issue to my son James and his heirs and assignees with the stock & household property.In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 29 day of Jan 1798.
Witn:John Watson, Absolam Bennett, Wm. Neal
May Court, 1798, Robert Caller asked that the above Deed of Gift be recorded.
Warren County, NC Marriage Records
Collen, Robert to Evins, Mourning 8-27-1798
Microfilm - Warren County NC Wills, Vol 1, 2, & 3, 1780to 1825
Vol 1, #102 - ROBERT CALLER
I Robert Caller of Warren County in good health, mind and memory make and ordain this my last will & testament.
I give to my wife, Mouring Caller, all my Estate, real and personal of every nature and kind so ever and appoint her executor to this my last will with a desire that all just claims against me be paid as soon as possible.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day ____ of April 1802.
Signed, Sealed and published in presence of:
Wm. E. Johnston
Robert [his mark] Caller
Proven February Court 1805 in open court by the oath of Wm. E. Johnston and ordered to be recorded whereupon Mourning Caller the Executrix therein named Qualified accordingly.
Which Robert did Mourning marry?The Robert Caller, Sr's. son, Thomas Caller, was appointed admininstrator of his father's estate a year before this claim.
I am confused!