Will of Jacob Greenawalt
In the name of God Amen I Jacob Greenawalt of the County of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Farmer, being weak in body and Sound mind memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, to wit. First, It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can after my decease. Second I give and bequeath unto my dear beloved wife Magdalena, the sum of Two hundred dollars to be paid in three equal annual payments the first payment to be made as soon as money can be had to that amount by my Executors together with all the household and Kitchen furniture she possessed or removed with her after becoming my wife, And further I direct that my wife in accordance with her own wish as expressed to me this day reside with my Son Abraham during her natural life Should she remain a widow and enjoy herself comfortably and be happy with my Son Abraham and his family. And my Son Abraham has this day convenanted and agreed, that in consequence of of the desire of his Mother as well as the request of his Father and a dutifull regard for both together with a bequeath set forth in this Instrument as being an ample sufficiency to enable him to perform the request of both, agrees to furnish his Mother free of charge a good and comfortable living suitable and sufficient house room and fuel clothing food nursing medical attendance and a suitable made of conveyance when she may desire to go to Church or elsewhere within the neighborhood And should she die a member of my sons family he is to give her a decent Christian burial And should she become dissatisfied with my Son and his family or be disposed to remove to any other house then and in that case my son is to pay her the sum of Seventy five dollars each and every year during her natural life for her support. Third, I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my Son Daniel (Dec’d) Four hundred dollars as follows. Martha, Eliza, Angelina, and Caleb the sum of one hundred dollars each. The money so soon as my affairs are settled, to be put to interest and to be paid to the heirs as they successively arrive at the age of Twenty one years And further I give to my Grandson Caleb my Gold Watch to be given to him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Abraham the farm in which I now reside formerly owned by Benjamin miller Esq. And in addition to the obligations already imposed on him for the support of his Mother I direct that he pay to my Executors for the benefit of my heirs the sum of Six hundred dollars to be paid in five equal annual instalments. Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son Jacob my Farm in Sewickley Township bounded by the lands of James A. McGrew and William Wilson and other lands of mine containing Sixty one acres now farmed by my son Henry. Sixth My son Henry having been previously provided for in land and having full confidence in his integrity I give and bequeath to him in trust my Fifty one acres of Land on which my son in law Caleb Squibb now resides and direct him as my trusty friend to apply all the benefits arising from said farm to the support of and maintenance of my daughter Martha Squibb and her heirs during her natural life And further I give and bequeath to my Grand children, children of Martha and Caleb Squibb a the death of their mother the fifty one acres of land given in trust to my Son Henry to share equal in it in dividends or benefits Seventh. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy intermarried with James Mains the Forty acres Land in Sewickley Township on which B. Newlin resides, bounded by the lands of James E. McGrew William Wilson McDonald and other lands of mine Eight. I give and bequeath to my daughters Fanny intermarried with Joseph Wineland Nancy intermarried with James Mains, Maria intermarried wit James McGrew, Susanna intermarried with Joseph Lash, and my grand children sons and daughters of Martha intermarried with Caleb Squibbs, the residue and remainder of my personal Estate to share and share alike on the following principles: having hereto fore given to Fanny Wineland seven hundred dollars, and Maria McGrew seven hundred dollars and Susanna Lash seven hundred dollars, and by the bequeaths set apart in this Instrument to the heirs of Martha Squibb lands worth one thousand dollars and to Nancy Mains lands worth one thousand Dollars The dividends to be made on the foregoing statement of advances and bequeaths so as to equalize the final dividends to each of my daughters or their heirs. And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons Jacob and Henry to be the Executors of this my Will, revoking all other Wills legacies and bequeaths by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twelfth day of August One thousand Eight hundred and forty two.
Signed sealed and declared by the said Testator as his last Will and Testament in presence of us. Alexander Plumber Cyrus P. Markle. Legally proved and approved this 6” day of February A.D. 1843 Same day recorded. Letters Testamentary issued to Executors this 10th day of February A.D. 1843. Executors sworn and affirmed Before D. Cook Regr.
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