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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

John Carter, wealthy planter

John Carter of Lancaster County was one of the largest slaveholders in the Colony. In his last will and testament he granted freedom to two slaves who were married to each other, giving them a calf and three barrels of Indian corn, and instructed his heirs to allow them the use of a convenient house, firewood, timber, and as much land as they could cultivate.  The Lancaster County wills are available to members of Virginia Pioneers
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