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John Patterson

Will




The last Will and Testament of John Patterson of North Beaver township, Beaver County. PA

I, John Patterson, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, (blessed be Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; (that is to say). First I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Benjamine Blackburne, one dollar; Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Christian, the wife of Matthew Dinsmore, one dollar; Item, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Patterson the sum of ten dollars; Item, I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Mary, deceased, late the wife of James Wilson the sum of one dollar; Item, I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter Catherine, deceased, late wife of Andrew Kelso the sum of one dollar; Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes, the wife of James Kelso the sum of one dollar; Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane, single woman, one horse, beast worth fifty dollars, one new side saddle and bridle, one cow, one bedstead, bed and bed clothes and stand of curtains, one bureau and six chairs. One falling leaf table, pewter dishes, six pewter plates and two pewter basins, five silver tea spoons, two brass candlesticks and all the delft ware that I possess, and also that she shall have the back room in my dwelling house for her own use as long as she remains unmarried; Item, I give and bequeath to my son John Patterson the sum of fifty dollars to be paid unto him at the expiration one year after my decease. I give and devise unto my son William Patterson, that part of my farm lying betwicks the road and the west line to extend along said line and road to the first partition fence north of the spring at the roadside, out of the southwest corner of my farm, containing as I suppose twelve acres of land be the same more or less, to have and to hold to him the said William Patterson, his < inserted> (the privilege of fire wood of the rest of my farm) heirs and assigns forever. and of all the rest, residue, sum, and remainder of my farm, lieing and being in North Beaver township and County aforesaid, I do give and devise unto my son, James Patterson, to have and to hold to him the said James Patterson, his heirs and assigns forever. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter, Rebecca Wilson one cow and further, after the legatees aforementioned and all of my just debts together with my funeral expenses shall have been paid and fully satisfied, then all the residue of my goods, stock chattels and household furniture, I do give and bequeath unto my son James Patterson, whom I appoint together with my friend James Davidson executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness hereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.

John Patterson (Seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named John Patterson to be his last will and testament in presents of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witness.

Thomas H. Davidson
James R. Davidson
Samuel W. Davidson

Lawrence County *
Be it remembered that the 5th day of June A.D. 1852 Before me, James MClane Register for the probate of wills in and for the County, personally came the witness named James R. Davidson and Samuel W. Davidson, the subscribing witness within named, and of being sworn in due form of law, saith they were present and saw and heard John Patterson, the within named testator sign seal publish pronounce and declare the within instrument of writing, as due for his last will and testament and at the time of so doing, he was of a sound ----?---- mind memory and understanding of the best of their observation and belief.
James MClane { Register



Submitted by Patty Patterson Williams

 



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