The Will of EDWARD BABER
Albemarle Co, Virginia - 12th March 1798
Albemarle Co. VA Will book 4 Page 17 The Will of EDWARD BABER of Albemarle Co, Virginia - 12th March 1798 In the name of God Amen. I EDWARD BABER of the County of Albemarle & Commonwealth of Virginia being infirm of body but of perfect and sound mind and memory, thanks be to God the desposer of all earthly merits for the same and being desirous to dispose of the worldly goods, with which indulgent providence has blessed my labours in such a manner as to prevent all future strife and contention, between these whom I leave behind, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills and testaments heretofore by me made, Imprimus: I lend to my beloved wife ANN BABER during her natural life all my estate real and personal except such as I have heretofore disposed of by deed, and after her death my will and desire is that the estate so lent to her shall be distributed in the following manner. One fourth part thereof I direct and appoint to be lodged in the hands of my son GEORGE BABER and of Philip Buckner as trustees to hold the same for the benefit and use of my daughter SARAH DENTON during her life to whom I hereby and require her trustees aforesaid well and truly to make unto the said SARAH annual payment of the profits and income of the said fourth part and after the death of the said SARAH my will and desire that the said fourth part shall be the property of the lawful issue of the said SARAH equally to be divided between the same and each child to draw his or her share as he or she they respectively come of age and to hold the same to his or her heirs forever. Item: It is my will and desire that one other fourth part of the estate so as before lent to my beloved wife shall at her decease shall become the property of the foresaid and future lawful issue of my daughter ISABEL MUNDAY equally to be divided among the same and that each of the children of the said ISABEL shall draw his or her distribable share thereof as he/she shall respectively arrive at age, and to hold the same his/her heirs forever. It is my will and desire that one other fourth part of the estate before lent to my beloved wife shall at her decease become the property of my son JOHN BABER to hold these same to him and his heirs forever. Item: The remaining fourth part of the estate so as before lent to my beloved wife I bequeath and devise at her death to my son GEORGE BABER and his heirs forever. Finally I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife ANN BABER. executrix and my son GEORGE BABER and Philip Buckner executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord 1798. Signed, Sealed and acknowledged by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of Handley Travillian James Flannagan Edward Baber (Seal) George Taylor (X) Milly Travillian (X) Rachiel Taylor (X) Molley Watts (X)
©Transcribed by Mrs. Vera Baber 2001
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