Joseph Carter of the County of Oldham and State of Kentucky
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
and calf in addition to the agreement entered into by Mary
Joseph Carter on the 30th October 1843, and a turkey carpet
candlesticks and the pictures and all the silver plate.
2nd I give to my son Addison the Hancock Taylor tract of
land per deed
205 acres with an extension of ten rods in the beginning
from Floyd fork to the line between me and Stone the ten
have any effect on the Watkins farm during Mary's natural
life and to
possession of the Oglesby tract of land and one bed and
cow and calf.
And to W. T. Carter and S. O. Carter and M. N. Carter I give
all my Blacks
be divided in manner and form following. That is to say they
are to be
by three disinterested men appointed by the Oldham County
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
bidder to be divided so as to make our portions equal in the
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint...Stephen O.
Carter executors of this my last will and testament hereby
other or former wills or testaments made by me heretofore
-- in witness
I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifth
in the year 1855.
[signed] Joseph Carter
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
produced in court and proved to be such by the two
having sworn to the same and ordered to be recorded,
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
William Tipton, Addison, and Meredith N. Beverly Park