Will of Catherine Farmer
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Catherine Farmer Will
**note: This will was transcribed as written. Punctuation, spelling, etc, was not changed.
Will of Catharine Farmer
In the name of God Amen: The 13 day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Ninety. I Catharine Farmer of the County of Grayson and the State of Virginia a woman being through the blessings of God in sound mind, memory, and understanding, calling to mind the frail term of life and that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my Soul in the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and the disposal of my body I leave intine discretion of my friends and with respect to my worldly estate I gave bequeath and dispose of it in the named proportions here following.
First I gave and bequeath to my son Henry Farmer one certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres more or less lying in Grayson County on the waters of Mud Creek and known as a part of the Calvin Blevins tract of land and bounded as follows. Beginning on the chestnut oak and chestnut an agreed corner of Elijah Farmer and J. A. Finley there Northern and about one hundred and ten poles to a stake on the top of the Helton Ridge thence East about 71 poles to a stake an agreed corner of Lusinda Blevins then Southward about 123 poles to a rock by a branch a conditional corner of Lusinda Blevins then up said branch to a stake in the old line then Westward about 30 poles to the beginning, to have and to hold the said tract of land and I also gave and bequeath unto my Daughter Lusinda Blevins one certain tract of land containing (28) twenty eight acres more or less lying in the county of Grayson and State of Va, on the waters of Mud Creek and known as a part of the Calvin Blevins tract of land and bounded as follows Beginning on a Rock by a branch then near North east 120 poles to a stake in the old line on top of the Helton Ridge then Eastward with the old line to a buckeye a corner of J. M. Davis then Southward about one hundred and twenty five poles a stake J. A. Finley corner then Westward about 10 poles to a stake in a hollow then Westward about ten poles to a stake then South to a black gum then Westward about 20 poles a gum (sp?) by a branch J. A. Finleys corner then up said branch to the beginning to have and to hold the same. And, as to my personal property I gave and bequeath to my daughters Nancy Testerman and Lusinda Blevins all my bedding and wearing apparel to be equally divided between them at my death. and I also gave and bequeath to my daughter Rosey Blevins heirs the sum of one dollar to be divided between her several heirs, I also gave and bequeath unto son Calvins heirs, the sum of one dollar to be equally divided between his heirs. and finally I gave and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Sons and Daughters, Ahart, Alford, Henry, David, Nancy and Lusinda, the residue of all my personal property after all my Just debts and burial expenses is payed, to be equally divided between them. And I do make and appoint my son Henry Farmer Executor of this my last will and testament and herby disallow revoke and disannul all and every other testament or wills or legacys bequest by me or in any way before named will and bequeathed, ratifying, confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
Catharine X Farmer
In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said Catharine Farmer as her last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribing witnesses .
Attest J. A. Finley, Wiley W. Finley.
Virginia Grayson County Court, January 2, 1894
The last will and testament of Catharine Farmer, died, was proven in open court by the oath of J. A. Finley one of the subscribing witnesses thereto ( the other witness not being present) and was ordered to be recorded. And thereupon Henry Farmer the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and with J. A. Finley entered into and acknowledged in open court a bond in the penalty of fifty dollars, conditioned according to law, certificate is granted the said Henry Farmer for obtaining a probate on said will in due form.
A copy teste
F. J. Lundy, C.C.