Note: John Foos was born 1780, and died on 21 Aug 1821. He died leaving a wife and 10 children, 9 were minors under the age of 21.)
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Foos, of Baltimore County, State of Maryland, being sick and weak of Body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory and knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this life, do make this my last will and testament.
Item - First and Principally, I recommend my soul to God who gave it and by body to the Earth from whence it came and to be buried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executors, hereafter mentioned, and as to what worldly good it had pleased God to bestow on me, I give and bequeath in the manner following viz.
Item - I bequeath unto my beloved wife, Hannah Foos, all my right title, interest, claim, and demand unto all my worldly property on earth during her natural life. And after her death, I will and direct an equal distribution among my children, their executors, administrators, and assigns.
I will and bequeath unto my wife, Hannah Foos, to be my executrix and administrator.
Signed and delivered in presence of:
Wm. Flok (seal),
Aug. Porter (seal)
John Smith (seal)
On the 8th day of September 1821 came Augustin Porter and on the 12th day of October in the year aforesaid came William Flick, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of John Foos, late of said County, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator sign and seal this will, that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehensions, of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they, together with John Smith, the other subscribing evidence thereto subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other. Sworn to in open court
Wm Buchanan, Regr.
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