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John McCullough

Will Book H Volume 1 page 380

Written July 2 1802 Proved Oct 8, 1803

John McCullough Deceased

IN THE NAME OF God Amen I John McCullough of the Township of Drumore in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be the Almighty God for his goodness do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. I direct my Executors to sell as soon as convenient, all my Personal Estate not hereafter especially bequeathed consisting of one clock, Household furniture, stock, Impliments of Husbandry IE. (The tools of the fulling mill excepted) and immediately discharge all my just Debts and Funeral charges. Item I give and devise to my son Hugh McCullough all my Real Estate on which I now dwell with its appurtenances situate and lying part in Drumore and part in Little Britain Townships together with the Tools of the Fulling mill he paying therefore the sum of Twelve hundred Pounds in manner following Viz One Third to the purchase money to be paid in hand, and the remainder in four equal yearly payments; But if he should decline to accept the property on the aforesaid terms, he shall make known his determination in writing to my Executors within the space of one month after my decease who are then here by authorized and directed to sell the same within the term of one year after my decease, to the best advantage, the payments to be made in the manner herein beforementioned. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary McCullough one hundred pounds in cash, one Bond of Fifty pounds on Alexander Johnston becoming due in the year 1811, all my beds,be ding, table Linnen Pewter and Kitchen furniture ,one case of Drawers commonly called her own and eighteen pounds to be paid her yearly and every year during her natural life; for which purpose my executors will retain in their hands the sum of three hundred pounds, which at her decease they will appropriate as hereinafter directed.

I give and bequeath to my Son Isaac McCullough any obligations or receipts now in my possession for moneys advanced by me to, him as part of his portion. I give and bequeath to my Son Hugh McCullough a Mare and Colt saddle and bridle commonly called his own and four hundred and fifty pounds in cash.

I give and bequeath to my Son John McCullough any receipts now in my possession for monies advanced by me to him as a part of his portion. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret McPherson and her husband each the sum of Ten shillings.

I give and bequeath onto my Son James McCullough the sum of fifty Pounds.

I give and bequeath onto my daughter Mary McCullough Forty Pounds in cash, a woman’s saddle, one milch cow and two Bonds on Alexander Johnston for forty pounds each becoming due in the year 1803 and 1804. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth McCullough, a woman’s saddle, one milch cow and three Bonds on Alexander Johnston for forty pounds each becoming due in the Year 1805,1806 and 1807.

I give and bequeath to my daughter, Catherine McCullough the sum of forty pounds in cash, one milch cow and three Bonds on Alexander Johnston for forty pounds each becoming due in the years 1808,1809 and 1810 All the residue and remainder of my Estate of what kind and nature soever I give and bequeath to my Sons Isaac McCullough, Hugh McCullough, John McCullough and James McCullough, and my Daughters Mary McCullough, Elizabeth McCullough and Catharine McCullough and to the Children of my Daughter Margaret McPherson one share being in all eight shares. to be equally divided Share and Share alike, and to be paid to the aforesaid Segatees in the same order of succession which they are respectively mentioned. And lastly I do hereby appoint my Sons Hugh McCullough and James McCullough and John Steele Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills by me herefore made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this third day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and Two--

John McCullough SEAL signed sealed and published and declared by the above named John McCullough to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of testator Edward Young, James Young. Lancaster County Ss

Be it remembered that on the eighth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Three personally appeared James Young a subscribing witeness to the execution of the last will and testament of John McCullough late of Drumore Township in the County of Lancaster aforesaid deceased, which hereunto annexed and being duly qualified according to Law doth dispose and say that the Name "James Young "is the name and proper hand writing of this deponent, and that he subscribed the same at the request of the testator the said John McCullough deceased. And this deponent doth future despose and say that he did see the said John McCullough the testator Sign Seal Publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament and that at the time of the doing thereof he the said testator was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of the deponants knowledge observation and belief and this deponant doth further despose and say that he has seen Edward Young whose name is also subscribed as witeness the Execution of the said Will {and who is now absent from the place of his usual abode, so that he cannot appear at the present to acknowledge and attest his own signature) sign his name therein unto at the request of the said testator and further this deponant saith not James Young SEAL Sworn and subscribed before me the day and year first above written G Ross Register. Be it remembered that on the 8th day of October Anno Domino 1803. and on the day of Anno Domini

The last will and Testament of John McCullough late of Drumore Township in the County of Lancaster yeoman deceased was proved in due form of law and letters testamentary thereon were granted to Hugh McCullough, James McCullough and John Steele the Executors therein named they having first been duly qualified will and truly to administer the Estate of the said deceased and especially to exhibit true and perfect Inventery thereof into the register office at Lancaster on or before the eighth day of November next 1803 and to render adjust and true account of their Executor ship on said Estate in one year, or when thereunto lawfully required given under the seal of said office .

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