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William Feagan's Will of Culpeper County, VA
Posted by: Sandra Kennedy (ID *****6770) Date: September 24, 2003 at 16:33:38
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After a full week in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the LDS Family History Library, I found a Will that brings my Waters' line into connection with the Feagan's line of the Culpeper/Fauquier County, Virginia area. In hopes that this may help others in their Feagan/Feagans research as well as connect me to those related to my Waters/Feagan branch, I will type what I found:

Culpeper County, Virginia Will BOOK E (1803-1809), pg. 340:

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I WILLIAM FEAGAN of PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY and in the State of Virginia being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed for all men to depart life, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

Imprimis First of all I give my Soul to the almighty God that gave it me, next I desire my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors.

Item. I give and bequeath my whole Estate to be equally divided between my loving Children, Elizabeth Waters excepted whereon I only give her the sum of Five shillings, but the balance of her equal part with my other children, I give and bequeath to my Grandsons, WILLIAM WATERS, JOHN WATERS, and LANDY WATERS to be equally divided between them.

Item. I do constitute and appoint my loving Sons, JAMES FEAGAN and JOHN FEAGAN my whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th day of February 1806.
(the + is his mark)

I, WILLIAM FEAGAN, of the aforesaid County and State do make and publish this Codicil to my Last Will and Testament in manner following (Viz). That my son, EDWARD FEAGAN, being partly insane, that he be left his part of my estate in the care of my loving son, JOHN FEAGAN. It is my desire that this Codicil be considered as part of my last Will and Testament. In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 11th day of February 1806.
At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of June 1809.
This Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM FEAGAN, deceased, was exhibited to the Court which together with the Codicil thereto annexed was proved by the oaths of WILLIAM SHAW and THOMAS I. NEWMAN, Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

I hope this helps someone and if they are connected to this branch of Feagan, perhaps they will have information that helps me with my Waters connection to it. Elizabeth Waters was married to John Waters, who fought in Lee's Legion of the Revolutionary War.

Please feel free to contact me if we have common ground based upon the above Will.

Sandra Keyes Kennedy

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