There may be some misunderstanding here. I do not have a copy of the original Last Will and Testament of John Walker of Granville County, NC. Instead, I have a transcription which was originally given to me by Mark Freeman, another John Walker and Ann Potter researcher. Here is what I have concerning the matter.
Person County Record Books, Book 1, December 1795, p. 108:
14 Mar 1795: John Walker of Granville co NC - Will - dated 14 March, 1795. daughter Susannah Moore, wife of Demsey Moore; granddaughter Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Demsey Moore, granddaughter Mary Alexander Williams, daughter of Ralph and Anna Williams, grandson John Walker Williams; wife Ann (or Anna); after death of wife Ann, grandson John Walker, son of Solomon and Martha Walker, to receive "all that tract of land known by the name of Oxford, whereon Granville Court House now stands"; children of Ralph and Ann Williams. Exec: wife, Ann, Jas. Taylor, Wm. Hunt, son-in-law Demsey Moore. Proved Dec. 1795.
Full Text of Will:
Last Will and Testament of John Walker of Granville County, NC
"In the name of God Amen; I John Walker of the County of Granville and State of North Caro lina being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit Imprimis, I leave and bequeath my soul to God who gave it hoping for a reserection
... and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named in my will and desire that all my Last and lawful debts of my estate be paid out at the discretion of my executors.
"I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Moore wife of Dempsey Moore the following Negroes viz, Sylvia, Phyllis, Lucy Fox and Charles purchased of Matthew Hankins (Hawkins?) and their increase and after the death of my wife. I also give unto the said Susannah Moore Caul, Hannah, and Aron and their increase and also one-half of my stud horse four years old this spring.
"Item I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Elizabeth Moore daughter of Dempsey Moore and Susannah Moore heretofore given Little Caul and Ede.
"Item I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Mary Alexander Williams daughter of Ralph and Anna Williams a negro girl by the name of Hannah one bed and furniture to her and her assigns forever.
"Item I give and bequeath to my grand son John Walker Williams one negro boy named Peter as also one negro boy by the name of Mark to him and his assigns forever.
"Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ann Walker Six negroes viz, George, Chloe, Adam , David, Sammie, and Judah as also all the money I have in hand two riding mairs and harnesses and also debts due me by bond or otherwise as to all my stocks of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep. My house and kitchen furniture, working tools & etc. to her and her assigns forever except such legacies are heretofore given in the will.
"Item All the rest of my estate Real and Personal I lend to my wife Anna Walker during her natural life to her use and benefit
"Item I give to my grand son John Walker son of Solomon and Martha Walker after the death of my wife Ann all that tract of land known by the name of Oxford, wherein Granville court house now stands to him his heirs and assigns forever.
"After the decease of my wife I give unto the children of Ralph & Ann Williams the following Negroes but my wife during her life viz Ned, Charles, James, Cate, Abraham and Daniel to be equally divided among them share and share alike.
"I constitute and appint my loving wife Ann Walker executrix, and Lot Taylor, William Hunt and my son-in-law Dempsey Moore executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made and in witness hereof I have ... my hand & seal. This 11th day of arch Anno Dom 1793. Signed, sealed and published in the presence of oseph Taylor, Daniel Ray, and John Williams (Signed) John Walker(seal)."
Person county December term 1795
The execution of this will was duly proved in the open court by oath of Jos Taylor and moved to be recorded.
Finally, John Walker was Captain of Granville County, North Carolina Militia, thus the title.