Researching the African-American genealogy of the following surnames Bearden, Brumfield, Bullock, Caston, Carey, Downs,Donnell, Edwards, Gatlin, Goff, Hill, Power, Raybon, Smith, Stacher, Strickland, Thomas, Watkins & Wynn. From the following states Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee & Louisiana.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Calvin Caston Last Will & Testament
A will and testament is a legal document which names a person or persons to manage an estate or personal property after the death of another person the testator. Calvin Caston had a will.
through a search of the website Ancestry.com I found the Last Will & Testament of Calvin
Caston.I have searched for several years concerning the date Calvin Caston died. The state of Mississippi did not register deaths until November, 1912. Calvin Caston died July 19,1912. At the time of his death, he was
still a resident of Pike County, Mississippi. His will and testament was recorded on March
29, 1912. Calvin was a member of the Masonic Benefit
Association.As a member of this association, he purchase a policy with a graduated pay out with a maximum face value of $700.00 he bequeathed 1/3 to his
wife Lydia Caston and 2/3 to his son Silas Caston. Seven hundred dollars
in 1912 would have an approximate value of $16,874.00in
2015. It is clear from this act that he want to insure that Lydia would have the financial means to care for herself and the family homestead would be maintained through his son Silas.