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Will of Joseph Carter (Will Book 4, recorded in Oldham County)

transcribed and submitted by Beverly Park Peavler

             I Joseph Carter of the County of Oldham and State of Kentucky do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

1st I desire that Mary my wife shall have one hundred dollars in cash and
cow and calf in addition to the agreement entered into by Mary Oglesby and said Joseph Carter on the 30th October 1843, and a turkey carpet and two glass candlesticks and the pictures and all the silver plate.  

2nd I give to my son Addison the Hancock Taylor tract of land per deed
containing 205 acres with an extension of ten rods in the beginning line running from Floyd fork to the line between me and Stone the ten rods not to have any effect on the Watkins farm during Mary's natural life and to have possession of the Oglesby tract of land and one bed and stead, bedding and cow and calf.

And to W. T. Carter and S. O. Carter and M. N. Carter I give all my Blacks
to be divided in manner and form following. That is to say they are to be divided by three disinterested men appointed by the Oldham County Court, M. N. Carter to have first choice, S. O. Carter to have second choice, W. T. 
Carter to have third choice, all the other property to be sold to the
highest bidder to be divided so as to make our portions equal in the whole estate.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint...Stephen O. Carter and
Addison Carter executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments made by me heretofore -- in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifth day of December in the year 1855.  

[signed] Joseph Carter


James Roney

F. F. Gough

Kentucky, Oldham County Court, January Term, 1856

A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph Carter dec'd
was produced in court and proved to be such by the two subscribing witnesses having sworn to the same and ordered to be recorded, which is accordingly done.  

Brent Hopkins Clk by W. G. Taylor d.c.

NOTE: Mary Oglesby was Joseph Carter's second wife. His first wife, the
mother of the Carter sons, was Martha (Patsey) Oglesby, daughter of William
Oglesby. Children of Joseph and Martha Oglesby Carter were Stephen Oglesby,
William Tipton, Addison, and Meredith N. Beverly Park Peavler

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