In the name of God, Amen I John Faver Sen. of Culpeper County and Parish of St. Mark

being well Stricken in years but of perfect Sense and Memory. Do ordain this my Last Will

and Testament in Manner following to wit. First I give my Soul unto the hands of Almighty

God. That gave it me, and my Body to the Earth to be decently Buried by the discretion of my

Executors hereafter mentioned and my worldly Estate in the manner following Vizt., When

my Daughter Henrietta was married to Lewis Yancey Jun.. I lent her a Negro man named

Sharper, now I give the said negro man Shaker to her and her Heirs forever and five pounds

cash after my Wife’s death to be paid her by my Estate. My will and desire is that all my

Negroes and other Estate as it now is remain together so long as my wife lives. For the use

and benefit of maintaining my said Wife Isbelle Faver. The Children of my son William Faver

deceased and their mother so long as she continues a Widow. And after my wife’s death I

lend to my son John Faver , Dinah a Negro woman and her three children, Rose, Judy , &

Spencer during his life and his present wife’s widowhood. At the Expiration of which time. I

give the said negro Woman Dinah and her three Children Rose, Judy, & Spencer and all

their Increase from this date 1779 to the children of John Faver by Ann his present Wife

Daughter of Thomas Covington and Jael his Wife – I give to my Grand Daughter Isabel

Faver daughter of my son William Faver a Negro Girl named Pendor to her and her Heirs

forever but Should She die before marriage her Sister Alice shall be her Heir. I lend Negro

Girl named Rachel about Twelve years old to help to maintain the Children of William Faver

until the youngest Child Rosanna be Eight years old then after the death of my wife, I give

the said Negro Girl Rachel and her Increase to be divided among the Children of John Faver

by Ann his wife to them and their Heirs forever. After the death of my Wife, I give Five

hundred and twenty five Acres of Land I now live on with all the houses and all that Contain

thereon with the remainder of all my Estate to be Equally divided amongst the Children of

William Faver or the Survivors of them their names are, Alice Faver, Henrietta Faver, Isabell

Faver, Frances Faver & Rosanna Faver to them and there Heirs forever. My Will and desire

is that my Negro man Adam shall live with the Children & and Widow untill they all come of

Age. Then he Shall Choose his Mistress out of the five Girls or the Survivors of them and

whatever he may be Valued at by my Executors shall be Equally divided amongst the five

girls or the Survivors of them to be paid by which ever he chooses for his mistress, to them

and their Heirs forever . and lastly my will and desire is that the widow of my Son William

Faver Shall live with the Children on the Land and Plantation during her Widowhood____ I

do hereby constitute and appoint my friends Birkett Davenport and John Williams Executors

of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other heretofore by me made, in Testimony of

which I have here unto set my hand and Seale this 19th day of July 1779.

Signed Seald in

Presence of John Favor (LS)

John Strother

Thomas Latham

Robert Coleman Jr.

At a Court Continued and held for Culpeper County the 18th day of March


This last will and Testament of John Faver Deceased was Exhibited to the Court by Berkett

Davenport One of the Executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of John

Storther ; Thos. Latham & Robert Colman Jun. Witnessed thereto and proved to be

Recorded, And on the Motion of the said Executor. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a

probate there of in due form he having made Oath thereto & Given Bond and Security

According to Law. Liberty being reserved for the other Executor to Qualify when he shall

think fit.

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