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Mary McCullough

Will Book M Volume 1 page 226

Written 5 Nov 1812 Proved 18 feb 1819

of Drumore township Lancaster county

Mary McCullough Deceased In The Name of GOD Amen I Mary McCullough of Drumore Township in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory but calling to mind the mortality of the body do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner Following Viz. I will and bequeath to my grand daughter Mary Sanders McPherson my best bed and bedding and my silver tea spoons. I Will and bequeath to my Daughters Elizabeth Mitchel and Catharine Mitchel all my wearing apparel and the residue of my beds and bedding.

I direct all the rest of my Estate of what kind and nature server to be converted into cash as soon after my decease as convenient and that it be disposed of as follows.

To my Son Isaac McCullough I give and bequeath Ten Pounds. To my son John McCullough I give and bequeath Ten Pounds.

To my son James McCullough I give and bequeath five Pounds.

To my son Hugh McCullough I give and bequeath Ten Shillings.

To my four grand children Viz. Catharine McCullough, Eleanor McCullough, John McCullough and Ann McCullough children of my son Isaac I give and bequeath five pounds each. All the Residue I give and bequeath to my Daughters Margaret McPherson and Mary Rice and my grand Daughters Mary Sanders Mitchel the daughter of James Mitchel and Mary Sanders Mitchel the daughter of Robert Mitchel to be equally divided between them the said Margaret, Mary, Mary Sanders and Mary Sanders share and share alike.

Lastly I constitute and appoint James Johnson of Little Britain Township in the county and State aforesaid to be the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others Intestimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twelve.

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Mary M McCullough SEAL Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our names in presence of the Testator George Retzer, Margaret Hanna.

Lancaster County SS

On the 18th day of February Ammo Domini 1819, Before me the Subscriber personally appeared George Retzer, who being duly affirmed according to the Law did declare and say that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of his father George Retzer deceased one of the subscribing witeness to the within Will that he frequently seen him write and that he verily believes that name George Retzar subscribed as a witeness to the execution of the Will of Mary McCullough deceased to be the handwriting of his father George Retzer deceased and further saith not.

George Retzar Lancaster County Ss

On the 18th day of February Anno Domini 1819 personally appeared before me the subscriber John Hanna who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that he is well acquainted with hand writing of Margaret Hanna (who is now insane) one of the subscribing witeness to the within Will that he frequently seen her write and that verily believes the name Margaret Hanna subscribed as a witeness to the Executor of the will of Mary McCullough deceased to be the handwriting of said Margaret Hanna and further saith not. John Hanna

Be it remembered that on the 18th day of February A.D. 1819 the last Will and Testament of Mary McCullough deceased was proved in due form of Law and letters testamentary therein were granted to James Johnson the Executor therein named he having first been duly qualified according to law well and duly to administer the Estate of said deceased and especially to exhibit a true and perfect Inventory thereof into the Registers office at the City of Lancaster within one month from the date hereof and under a just and true account of his Executorship on said estate in one year or when thereto lawfully required. Given under the Seal of said Reny Bauman Register office

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