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Will of Peter Hush (1747-1834)

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Will #1163 - Peter Hush - Filed 27 May 1822, Westmoreland Co., PA - Proved 10 Dec 1834

In the name of God Amen. I, Peter Hush, of Rostraver Township in the County of Westmoreland and state of Pennsylvania being in a declining state of health of body but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and then may be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please Almighty God to call me thence. I do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter mentioned or named and after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid. I devise and bequeath as follows: ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Margaret Hush, the one third of my estate agreeable to the laws of Pennsylvania in such case provided, that I may die possessed (?) of -- I will and devise to my son, Valentine G. Hush, all my real and personal estate except my wife's (?) as mentioned above and he paying the following (?) or bequeath as shall hereafter be mentioned -- I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Juliana Shreave(?) wife of William Shreave(?) the following property during her natural life that my will and desire is that my Executors buy a quarter section of land in the state of Ohio if the same can be bought for three hundred and twenty dollars agreeable to the customary way of entering land in the said State of Ohio, and? the said Juliana Shreave(?) wife of William Shreave(?) have all the benefit coming from said quarter section of land during her natural life and after the death of the said land to be sold by my executors and the amount equally divided among surviving children if personally demanded with three years after her decease. The above land to be purchased within two years after my decease; but if such land cannot be purchased in the state of Ohio, my will is that a piece of land of like quantity to bought up to the amount of three hundred and twenty dollars in four equal yearly fragments either in the state of Ohio or near there to within two years after my decease and gave her and her children as above. ITEM. I give and bequeath unto Catharine Neely(?), wife of the Joseph Neely, the two hundred dollars which Valentine G. Hush has paid them in full of his (?) P. Catharine Neely's legacy. And my wish and desire is that if any of the above ligature bring any suit of law against any Executors by wishing to break this my will that such legatee be paid in full their legacy with one dollar only --- and my will and desire if that my wearing apparel be given to my son Valentine G. Hush with being appraised or sold and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Valentine G. Hush and my friend William Baldwin of the township, county and state aforesaid my executors of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made before ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-seventh day of May A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Two (1822).

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Peter Hush the above named testator as his last will and testament in the presence of he who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names thereunto as witnesses -- Bela B. Smith (?), Robert Armstrong.

Peter Hush (Seal)

Legally proved and approved the 10th day of December A.D. 1834. Same day letters Testamentary issued to Valentine G. Hush, one of the Executors in the above will mentioned. William Baldwin the other Executor having left the county returned to (?) and has filed his declaration. Enc. sworn by A. Johnston

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