Will of T. Craighead Rawlings
[Will Book 1, page 261 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]
Know all men by these presents, that, I, T. Craighead Rawlings, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and
being aware of the uncertainties of life, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby
revoking all former wills by me made at any time.
First: After the payment of all my debts and my funeral expenses, I will and bequeath unto R. C. Goodier,
all the personal property of which I die seized and possessed.
Second: I do will and bequeath unto my sister Margaret Goodier, for her use during her natural life, my
interest in all the real estate I own; this to be used and enjoyed by the said Margaret Goodier during
her life time, and at her death to go in fee simple to my nephew, Richard C. Goodlier and his children
now living and any that may be born to his present wife, Grace Goodier, said Richard C. Goodlier and his
said children now living or hereafter born as aforesaid, to hold said real property equally and as
tennants [sic] in common, and in the event my sister the said Margaret Goodlier, does not outlive me, then at
my death said property goes to Richard C. Goodlier and his children as above set out. But if the said
Richard C. Goodlier should die before before I do, then said real property and all else I possess not
herein mentioned, shall go in equal shares to the children of said Richard C Goodier as above mentioned,
and in fee simple, subject however to a life interest in the said Margaret Goodier, my sister should she
be then living.
Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint Richard C. Goodier sole executor of this my last will and testament,
to serve without bond
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this the 20th day of October, 1917.
T. Craighead Rawlings
Signed by the said T. Craighhead Rawlings, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us,
the undersigned, who at his request, and in his sight and his presence, have subscribed our names hereto
as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.
A. T Stewart
H. C. Kelly