The Will of
Will Book "A", p. 32
In the name of God amen, I, Elisha Harvey of Plymouth township, County of Luzerne and commonwealth of Pennsylvania tho weak in body but of sound mind and memory, Do make ordain and publish this to be my last Will and testament,
In the first place I give my soul to God, and direct my body to be committed to earth as decency shall dictate and as to the property both of a real nature with which it has pleased the parent of all God to bless me me my desire is that it be disposed of in the manner following that is to say,
After all my just debts are paid (which I desire may be done as quick as circumstances will permit) I do give to my beloved wife Rosanna Harvey the one equal third of all my personal estate forever and the use of one equal third of my real estate, during her natural life, but this is to be considered as dower, and not a benevolence,
Item, To my beloved son Benjamin I give and bequeath my Grist mill in Huntington with ten and a half acres of land to the source attached and belonging which property added to that bequeathed to him by his Grand Father, Benjamin Harvey, deceased, will make him about equal in estate to that which I intend hereinafter to give my other children,
Item, To my two daughters Sarah & Elizabeth and to my two sons Jammeson, and Silas, to their and their heirs, and assigns all the rest of my estate, real and personal, not before disposed of. I give and bequeath in equal portions but should any heavy debts arise whereby part of my real estate must be taken to discharge them, or should the estate on which I now dwell be taken away by any adverse claim, which however, I do not expect there in either of which cases my will is that my whole estate as it respects my children, shall be divided as the law directs, with this difference, that the estate given to my son Benjamin, by his aforesaid Grandfather deceased shall be estimated in forming one equal fifth of my estate,
And for the better carrying this will into effect, I do hereby appoint Joseph Jameson of Salem township an Rosewell Welles of Wilkesbarre my executors of this testament.
In witness where of I have this eighth day of March 1800 set my hand and seal.
In presence of
Donated by Pat Krivak