Fauquier County Virginia will book #42 page 439-441
Nathaniel G Carter Will
I, Nathaniel G. Carter of the county of Fauquier and state of Virginia do make this my last will and testament evoking all others
First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mildred Jane Carter all of my real and personal property that I may dieselized and possessed of to have and hold during her natural life and at her death to divided between our children and their heirs as follows: First, I give and devising to my daughter Martha A Tarman and her heirs a part of the forty acres of land lying south of Inns Tharp’s land. Beginning at a corner of D.J. Browns line and running west to a stone and ----above the spring, thence northeast to a ----and stone and thence southwest to a stone and stake in Tarmans line, the above land Martha A Tarman is to hold during her life and at her death her heirs forever. Second, I give and devise unto ---son, Hezekiah and heirs the remainder of the said forty acres with equal right to the spring with my daughter Martha. Third, I give and devise unto the heirs of my deceased son James Carter the land adjoining the land now owned by them, beginning at the gate in the ----line and thence southeast with the road to Brown’s line. Fourth I give and devise unto my son Nathaniel W Carter the field lying south of James--- Carter and the woodland next to Brown’s’ the above land Nathaniel is to hold during his life and at his death to go to his heirs forever. Fifth, I give and devise unto my son Robert and his heirs the field next to the grade ---the Meeting House and ¼ acre of land so long as it shall be used as a place of worship, but should it be abandoned as a place of worship then it shall be a part of said Robert’s legacy. Sixth, I give and devise unto my son Lucins L Carter and his heirs the field south of Nathaniel’s running south with fence to Brown’s line. Seventh,I give and devise unto my daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth H Gray and her heirs the field adjoining the field of Lucins and south of it. Eight, I give and devise unto my daughter Rebecca Gray and her heirs a field on Deneals line corner at a chestnut oak running a branch corner at a stone, thence a line of fence northeast to end of stone fence, thence with stone fence northwest to a ---of rocks and -----trees, then south to beginning at Deneals Line, thence west to a cherry tree line on the branch, thence north to a stone on the road near the grindstone apple tree, thence south with the road to Deneals line to chest nut oak, Mrs. Rebecca Gray has the right to use water from my spring. Ninth,I give and devise unto my grand daughter Alma L Tharpe and heirs the house formerly occupied by Hezekiah and the land lying between the stone corner at the coal hearth, and the stone corner in Deneals line running as Deneals line. Tenth, I give and devise unto my daughter Georga Anna Carter my dwelling house yard and garden and the field opposite the house bounded as follows, beginning at stone near the house thence north to corner of road thence south to cabin on Rixey’s thence east to road, thence north with road to beginning. The orchard also to go to Georga Anna Carter, I also give her the wood field adjoining Alma Tharpe, thence with her line to a stone near two black heart-cherry trees, thence with Deneals line north west to Rebecca’s line. Eleventh,I give and devise unto my daughter Mildred J. Edwards and her heirs all of the land brought by me from David Carpenter. Twelfth., I give and devise to my son William H. Carter, the sum of twenty-five dollars to be paid from the proceeds of sale of my personal property . Thirteeth, I give and devise unto my daughter Mary Ellen Tharpe, the stable field and the graveyard field running to Rixey’s line thence north to the road, thence with the road east to the corner thence south east to Alma Tharpe’s line thence with Alma’s line to Georga Anna line. The remainder of my property shall be equally divided between my children but not until after the death of my wife, nor shall there be any division of any of the property until her decease but share hold it for her benefit. I reserve land enough adjoining the graveyard and for the burial place for all of my heirs and their families. In witness whence of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 1st day of February 1894.
Nathaniel G X his mark Carter
The above instrument was subscribed by N. G. Carter the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names thence as attesting witnesses this 1st day of February 1894.
J. A. Weaver
Lewis S. Reid
J. F. Jones
Fauquier County Court February 26, 1900
A paper writing, dated 1st February 1894, --------to be the last will and testament of Nathaniel G. Carter dec’d was presented to the court for probate and Lewis S. Reid one of the attesting witnesses being duly sworn, deposed and said that he and J. A. Weaver and J. F. Jones. The other attesting witnesses whose --------signatures are subscribed thereto were together at the same time in the presence of test atom who acknowledged the same in their -----as his last will and testament and thence upon they signed their names thereto as attesting witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other and said paper writing is ordered to be recorded as and for the true last will and testament of Nathaniel G. Carter dec’d.
Test: A. R. Bar-------Clerk **********************************