Re: Ninian Veatch and more
This is the will of Ninian Veatch:
"In the name of God, Amen. I Ninian Veatch of Montgomery County, State of Maryland, being very sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory ... do make this my las Will and Testament ...
Item: I give and bequeath to my two sons, Vis. John and Lollomon Veatch all my lands that I now have to them and their heirs and assigns forever and that to be divided as them two selves shall agree, no one to interfar except them two selves shall appoint any one, two or three to settle the same between them. I also give to my son John all my Smith's tools and one Sorrell colt, and I give to my son Sollomon one blaze faced colt.
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Jemima Fraim Veatch, one negro man named Toby and one walnut chist, and my will is that said Negro man shall be in the service of my son John until my daughter's marriage provided he takes the same care of her as a father would of a child to find her in meat and drink and cloathing as long as she shall think fit to live with him.
And as touching the remainder of my estate my will is that it shall be equally divided between my three children, Vis. John, Sollomon and Jemima Fraim ... My two sons John and Sollomon Veatch sole exutors ...
The tenth day of May, in the Year of our Lord 1785
signed Ninian Veatch
Witnesses: Nathan Veatch
source: Montgomery Co., Md. Wills, liber D, folio 17