Culpeper County Virginia Will Book V

In the name of God Amen, I Martha A. Freeman of the town of Petersburg, wife of
Edward A. Freeman of the county of Culpeper being of sound and disposing mind
memory and understanding do by virtues of a power to me in the behalf given before
my intermarriage with my said husband in and by a certain and court hearing date the
3rd day of January in the year 1838 make and publish my last will and testament in
manner and form following.{that is to say}. First I desire that my funeral expenses and
all my just debts shall be paid. 2nd I will and desire all my real and personal estate to be
equally divided among my four children an namely, Roberta B. Wright wife of Francis
M. Wright, Anna C. Freeman, Robert B. Freeman and Martha M. Freeman and to their
heirs at their deaths. 3rd I request and desire that the part of my estate allowed to my
daughters shall be so secured as to be free from the contact of their present or any
future husbands.
4th I here by constituent and appoint ------------- my sole exactor of my last will and
testament given under my hand this the 20th day of February 1855.

Martha A. Freeman Seal.

At a County Court held for the City of Petersburg at the Courthouse there on an
Thursday the 15th of November A. D. 1866. A paper writing purporting to be the last
will and testament of Martha A. Freeman deceased was this day presented in court and
offered for probate an in there being no subscribing witness thereto F. M. Wright and
George W. Bolling were duly sworn and upon oath testified that they are well
Acquainted with the hand writing of the testator and verily believing the hand writing and
the signature thereof to be wholly written by the said Martha A. Freeman and thereupon
the said paper interred and ordered to be recorded as and for the true last will and
testament of the said Martha A. Freeman deceased. And no exactor being named in said
will administration in the estate of said Martha A. Freeman with her said will aramixe
divided form is granted George S. Bernard who made oath hereto and required by law
and John N.Lam Alexander Dolman and D. B. Dagger his security entered into and
acknowledge his appropriate bond in the penalty of $20.000. Conditioned as the
-------------- certification is granted him for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.

Teate James W. Perkinson D. C.