October 23, 1844
I Robert Curry, of Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - Seeing the uncertainty of time, I make this my last will and testimony; my judgment is sound, it is my will that my Soul, I resign to God who gave it. Amen - My estate is to be divided in the manner following viz. I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Curry, to remain in the house we now live in if she sees proper, house-hold furniture as much as seen fit to keep, one cow and one colt and the third of the profits of this place her life time - Secondly I will and bequeath to my son Robert G. Curry, twenty five Dollars to be paid five years after date - Thirdly, I will and bequeath to my son John Curry, twenty five Dollars to be paid in four different, annual payments commencing seven years after date - Fifthly, I will and bequeath unto my son Ebenezer Curry, all my land and real estate, - If he should die without legitimate heirs, it shall then be divided equally betwixt my son Robert Curry son Hiram, and my son John Currys son Hiram - Sixthly, I will and bequeath unto my son John Currys son Samuel Curry all my surveying instruments, provided he learns surveying and not otherwise - After deducting out what my beloved wife shall think proper to keep of my personal estate to be sold to pay all my lawful debts - I appoint my son Ebenezer Curry my whole Executor, -
Witness my hand and Seal this twenty third day of October A. 1844 -
Joseph Curry (witness)
January 20, 1904
Last Will and testament of Jacob Linhart Jan 20, 1904 In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I Jacob Linhart; farmer of Snowden Township in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania being in ill health of body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to my worldly Estate and all property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or o which I shall be entitled to at time of my decease I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the following manner, to wit: ___ whereas I own an interest or share in the farms situated in Snowden Township Alleghany County Pennsylvania The one on which I now live and and the one on which my Brother James Linhart now resides I will devise and bequeath all of my interest or share in these two farms to my beloved Brothers Joseph Linhart and James Linhart to divide between themselves as they may think fit, Whereas I have some money in banks and ____ owing to me or due me on Mortgage from ___ of coal and some ____ or owing to me on Judgment ____ all this money together with all other monies which ____ be due or owing to me or coming to me, I give and bequeath to my beloved Brothers James Linhart and Joseph Linhart to divide between themselves as they think proper. Third; whereas I have an interest or own a share in the personal Property on the afore named farms such as farm machinery farm implements Horses Cattle and everything else belonging to us on the aforesaid farms I give and bequeath and devise all my interest or share of the above last named personal roperty to my beloved brothers Joseph Linhart and James Linhart to divide between themselves as they may think proper Fourth, whereas I have my brother Joseph Linharts money deposited in several Savings Baks the account being headed Jacob Linhart in Trust for Joseph Linhart - These accounts being one in Germania Savings Bank one in Peoples Savings Bank and one other in Pittsburg Bank for Savings as the ______________________________ all this money shall be given to my brother Joseph Linhart as it all belongs to him I having no interest or share in it whatever. Fifth I do nominate and appoint my said Brother James Linhart as my executor of this my last will and testament recommending him to employ attorney J. C Boyer to assist and direct him and see that everything is done as I have written and expressed it in this will That is providing always that my Brother James Linhart and the said attorney J. C Boyer should survive me Sixth and lastly it is my desire that should my brothers James Linhart and Joseph Linhart survive me that they give me a dcent Christian burial and place a Tomb stone to mark the spot where my body is buried. In witness whereof I the said Jacob Linhart have to this my last will and testament contained on three sheets of paperfastened together by or with mucilage subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand nine hundred and four (Jan 20. 1904)
Signed sealed published and declared Jacob Linhart by the said Jacob Linhart as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed thereto Witnesses
In Re Probate of the Will of Jacob Linhart late of Snowden Township Allegheny County PA deceased and Grant of Letters of Administration, cum testamento annexo. Registers Office, Allegheny County as: Before the Register of Allegheny County personally appeared Belle Linhart who, being duly sworn, says that Jacob Linhart being at that time a resident of Snowden Township Allegheny County, died on june 25th A.D. 1913 at 9:30 P. M., having first made his last will and testament dated January 20, 1904 wherein he appointed James Linhart executor, which executor has since died. That testator was possessed of personal estate to the value of $55000 and of real estate (less encumbrances) to the value of $10000 as nearly as can be ascertained, situate in Snowden Township Allegheny county PA. That testators heirs and next of kin are as follows: Relationship Residence Joseph Linhart Brother Library PA, Allegheny Co, PA John H. Linhart Brother Bloomdale, Ohio Elizabeth Sickman Sister Bellevernon, Westmoreland Co, PA Elizabeth Creso niece (daughter East Palestine, Ohio of deceased sister) That deponent, whose P. O. address is Library P.O., Rt 2, Allegheny Co, Pa. is a resident of Pennsylvania and respectfully petitions the Register to admit said will to probate and to grant letters of administration cum testamento annexo on said estate to her. signatures, etc
February 8, 1850
In the name of God Amen I George Sickman of Jefferson Township Allegheny County Penna being of Sound Mind, Memory and understanding do make and establish this my last will & Testament in the words and manner following to Wit First I will my Soul to God who Gave it and my body to the dust to be buried in a Deacent, Respectable & Christianlike manner in the Family Burying Ground on my own farm. And as to such worldly Estate as it both pleased God to Intrust me with I Dispose of the same as Follows I will that all my Just debts and funeral Expenses be paid by my Ececutor Hereafter mentioned out of my personal property, I will to my wife Susanah one Horse & two bows to have her Choice I will to my wife Susanah four beds & the Necessary Bedding to have her Choice but one of the four beds to be the one belonging to my daughter Rachel decd(?), I will to my wife Susanah the Family Bible Hymn Book & life of Luther the black Half a dozen Chairs Bureau Breakfast table dining table & ____ Copper Kettle tea Kettle & baking stove all the __per table Cloths. Samething ___ _____ __arking Chairs All the _____ furniture in the ____ behind in the Room & all the Kitchen Furniture or as much as she may see proper to take I will to my wife Susanah the Side Saddle belonging to my daughter Rachel I will that my Ececutor Sell all my personal property that is not mentioned above or hereafter mentioned and that their be purchased for my wife Susanah and Each of my daughters and daughtersinlaw a Full Suit of Mourning if any of my Sons is not Married they are to have the Same proportion as if they were Married in Cash, I will that Each if my Sons and Sonsinlaw to have a Black Silk handkerchief and a pair of Black Silk Gloves my daughters unmarried to have theirs in Cash the above articles of Mourning to be paid as Soon as Convenient after my decease. The balance of my personal property after the above legacys are paid I devise as Follows to my wife Susanah I will the one third and the other two thirds I will to be Equally divided amongst my four sons & three daughters being Samuel George Jonathan & Jeremiah, Susanah Catharine Margaret & Eleanor Lity, My Real Estate I devise as Follows to my son George Sickman his heirs and assigns I will all my Real Estate with the Exceptions and on the bond items Hereafter Mentoned I will that he pay to my daughter Susanah name Susanah Biddle or her Isue Five Hundred & Seventy five dollars, To my daughter Catharine Margaret or her Isue Five hundred & Seventy five dollars, To my daughter Elenor Lity or her Isue Five Hundred & Seventy five dollars, to my son Jonathan or his Isue two Hundred & fifty dollars to my son Jeremiah or his Isue two Hundred & fifty dollars to my son George or his Isue two Hundred & fifty dollars to my son Samuel or his Isue two Hundred & fifty dollars the above legacys to my daughters to be paid as Follows to my daughter Susanah one Hundred & Seventy five dollars Eighteen Months after my decease to my daughter Catharine Margaret one Hundred & Seventy five dollars one year after the payment to Susanah, to Elenor Lity one Hundred & Seventy five dollars one year after the payment to Catharine Margaret then Commencing one year after the payment to Elenor Lity with my daughter Susanah and pay in the Same Rotation as above Except that he will now pay Each daughter two Hundred dollars, instead of one Hundred & Seventy five untill Each of my Daughters shall have her Five Hundred & Seventy five dollars out of Real Estate,to my sons I will as follows one year after my daughters shall Each have her Five Hundred & Seventy five dollars, Jonathan to Receive two Hundred & fifty dollars one year after Jeremiah to Receive two Hundred & fifty dollars one year after Samuel to Receive two Hundred & fifty dollars & one year after George to Receive Two Hundred & fifty dollars Should any of my daughters above mentioned die without Isue I will the Five Hundred & Seventy five dollars Bequeathed to them to be Equally divided amongst my Surviving daughters and their Isue provided the Surviving place a Head & foot Stone with the necessary Inscription at the Grave of the deceased, if any ______ __ be the Legacys Bequeathed to my Sons Jonathan Jeremiah & Samuel Should Either of them die without Isue to belong to the Survivors on the Same Conditions as my daughters I will that there Remain in the hands of my Exector & to be paid by my Son George Sickman Jr the Sum of twelve Hundred & fifty dollars over & above the above legacys the Interest on which to Commence at the time of my decease at the Rate of 4 per Cent annully and to be paid to my wife Susanah Half yearly during her natural life Should my wife Susanah Need any of the principal of the above twelve Hundred & fifty dollars for her Support She is to have it Should my wife Susanah get Married She is to get none of the principal only the Interest, Should the twelve Hundred & fifty dollars or any part thereof Remain at the death of my wife Susanah I will that it be Equally divided amongst my Sons and Daughters, but that my Son George will not be Required to pay any part of the above twelve Hundred & fifty dollars as Interest on the Same untill he has first paid of off the Legacys before mentioned I will that my wife Susanah Retain possession of the Old End of the house _____ live in as long as she Remains my Widdow Should the house need a new Roof or any other Necessary Repairs my Son George is to Repair it at his own Expense my Son George is to keep feed & pasture with his own Cattle the horse and Cow Bequeathed to my wife, I will that my Son George furnish my wife Susanah Each & Every Year with two hogs to weigh from one Hundred & fifty to one Hundred & Seventy five pounds Each on hind Quarter of beef to weigh from Seventy five to one Hundred pounds with privilage in the Smoke house to Salt and dry her meat Twenty five Bushels of good Merchantable wheat to be ground into flour by my son George at Such times as my wife Susanah Shall Need ten Bushels of Corn twenty five Bushels of Oats five Bushels of Potatows to be delivered in the faul I will that my wife Susanah have the Young Orchard I will that my Son George furnish my wife withSufficient Wood & Coal to be delivered the Coal in the Coal house and the wood Cut into fire Lenths and prepared for the fire my wife Susanah is to have privelage in the Spring house Sufficient for her mile & Butter my Son George to furnish my wife Susanah Each & Every Year so Long as she Remains my Widdow with twenty five Pound of Coffee twenty five Pounds of Sugar & four pounds of tea, my wife Susanah to have as much of the garden as She may see proper to Occupy, Should my wife Susanah Get Married I will that the above mentioned priveleges about my house & farm to Cease, I will that Each one of my heirs above mentioned leave in the hands of my Executor an Equal proportion of their Legacys & that the money so left in the hands of my Executor by my heirs Shall be applied to purchasing and pplacing at the Graves of myself and wife Head & foot Stones with our Names ages time of death & I will that Each one of my Heirs bear their Costs of the Expense of Said Grave stones I Will, that the Graveyard on my farm be Kept Inclosed in a Substancial Manner and that it be kept as a Family Burying Ground and that in all time to Come it be Excepted from any and Every Bequeath Sales assignment transfer of Whatever kind forever the twelve Hundred & fifty dollars left in my Executor's hands the Interest of which at the Rate of four per Cent is to be paid to my wife Should any of it Remain at her death to be distributed as before mentioned but the payments not to Commence untill one year after the other Legacys are paid or one year after the death of my wife Should there be any Carpeting in the house at the time of my decease it is to Remain on the floor as long as my wife lives or Remains my widdow Should she get married or die I wish it to Remain on the floor Cubboard & table in the Kitchen the Mantle ornaments in the Room the Churning Machine & Cooking Stove to Remain on the Same Conditions as the Carpeting & Not to be Considered moveable property the money arising from the Sale of my personal property to be distributed within one year after my death The annuity my son George is to pay to my wifeto Cease at her Death the Remainder I have bequeathed to her She is to dispose of as she sees proper, should any dispute arise amongst my heirs above Mentioned I will that the dispute Shall be Settled by Wm Cowan Jesse Cunningham David Lawrence and _______ (??)anner & the desicion of any three shall be binding on all parties Should any of the $1200 Remain at my wife death to be divided as above to be paid by my son George one Each year Commencing with Sam & then Continue alternately with the Boys & Girles And I hereby Constitute and appoint my son George Sickman Jr Executor of this my Last will and testament Revoking all other wills & bequeaths heretofore made by me, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Eighth Day of Feby 1850
George Sickman <<seal>>
Signed, Sealed published and declared by the above named George Sickman to be his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence and at his Request have Signed our Names as Witnesses Hereunto
May 1, 1816
Be it Remembered, that I George Sickman, of Mifflin Township Alleghany County of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Yeoman. Being in perfect health of today & of sound mind & memory & Understanding Blessed be God for the same, But considering the Uncertainty of this Transitory _____ Do make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner of form following, to wit, Principally & ___ all, I commend my Immortal Soul unto the hands of God who give it, of my Body to the Earth; to be Buried in a decent & Christian like manner, at the Descration of my Executors herein after mentioned or named, As to such of my Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give & dispose of the same in the manner follow, to wit, I give & devise unto my loving Wife Sophia; all my real and personal Estate during her natural life, in case she does not Marry, the Raising & maintaining the Children in a decent manner untill they be fit to be bound out, to ______ or otherwise as the cause may be. But, in case she the said Sophia Marries, and in that case, she shall be deprived(?) of the Use & benefit of all my Real & personal Estate, but what the Law will allow her; I do also allow & bequeath to my Eldest Son, John Sickman, One Lot of Ground No. Six in the state of Ohio, County of Guernsey ___ first quarter of the Township and in the third range, I also Bequeath to my son Luke Sickman a Lot of Ground ____ in the State County and range aforesaid, with the sum of three dollars cash. I also give & Bequeath to my Son Presley Sickman a Lot of ground, No. Four, in the same State Range & quarter, I also Bequeath to my Son Andrew (?) Sickman the sum of two hundred dollars cash; I also Bequeath to my son Alem Sickman, the sum of One hundred dollars Cash, And to my son Archelaus Sickman, I Bequeath all the remainder of my Estate after __ debt is paidl And as for my daughters, I give and bequeath to them as follows; And first, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Buckmanter(?) the sum of one dollar in cash. To Christina Sutton one dollar cash; to Mary Stoner (Stover?) one dollar cash; To Carey Rolston one dollar cash, To Nancy Ascars (?) one dollar cash, To Rachel Sickman one dollar cash; To Peggy Sickman one dollar cash; And to Matilda Arbuckle one dollar in cash And Lastly I nominate Constitute & appoint John Campbell Esqr of Washington County Peters Township Benjamin Higbe of the same County & Township & Commonwealth aforesaid, To be my Executors of this my last Will, hereby revoking all other Wills, Legacies & Bequests by me heretofore made, & delivered declaring this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this First day of May AD 1816 Signed sealed published and declared by the above named George Sickman to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request, and at his presents to have hereunto subscribed our names as Witness to the same Saml Fleming(?) John Murray Gorge Sickman John Potter his mark
June 13, 1908
I, Eleanor L. Beam, of
Jefferson Township, County of Allegheny and State of
Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make
publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament,
in manner and form following hereby revoking any will or
wills heretofore made by me.
In Witness Whereof, I Eleanor L. Beam the Testatrix above named, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 13th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Eleanor L. Beam (signature)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Eleanor L. Beam as and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at her request as witnesses thereto, in the presence of said testatrix and of each other.
Jno. R. Speer
Filed November 20, 1911
No. 103 of 1911
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