STEPHEN FREEMAN WILL
Fauquier County Virginia Will Book 43 page 326-327

In the name of God, Amen, I Stephen Freeman being sick and knowing the uncertainly of
life do make and publish this as my last will and testament.
1st It is my will and desire that my executor herein after named shall pay all my just debts
and funeral expenses.
2nd I give to my daughter Catherine A. Lyon's wife of John W. Lyon's and her children five
hundred dollars in trust for her and her children the interest to be paid her annually after my
death as long as she lives, And the principal to be paid to her serving children, this legacy is
to be in no wise subject to the use or control of her husband.
3rd I give to my daughter Sophonia Freeman and her child five hundred dollars in trust, the
interest to be paid her annually after my death, the principal to be paid her child or children
if she should marry my said daughter Sophonia and child are to have a home in my house
as long as they may choose and to feed and clothed and provided for by my sons Fountain
E. and H. H. Freeman and I hereby request F. E. Freeman to act as trustee for my two
daughters above named and there children.
4th I give my farm on which I know reside to Iphagenia Freeman {wife of F. E. Freeman}
and her children and Frances L. Freeman wife of H. H. Freeman and her children to be
equally divided between them and half to F. E. Freeman wife and children the other half to
H. H. Freeman wife and children in trust subject to the legacies left in 2nd and 3rd clauses in
this paper and I here by request and appoint F. E. Freeman trustee for his wife and children,
and H. H. Freeman trustee for his wife and children. I hereby request my sons Fountain E.
Freeman and Henry H. Freeman to quality as my executors with out security signed sealed
and delivered in the presents of, this February 6th 1872.

Stephen Freeman Seal

Witnesses:
John S. Frank
G. H. Crump

Fauquier County Court July 28 1902
A paper written dated 6th February 1872 purporting to be the last will and testament of
Stephen Freeman deceased, was presented to this court for probate by F. E. Freeman and
H. H. Freeman and John S. Franks one of the attesting witnesses being dully sworn
disposed and said that he and G. H. Crump the other attesting witness thereto were present
together at the same time in the presence of testator, who acknowledged the same as his last
will and testament whence forth they signed their names thereto in his presence and in the
presence of each other as attesting witnesses an said paper writing is ordered to be
recorded as and for the true last will and testament of Stephen Freeman Dec'd.


Teste: A. R. Bartinstien Clerk