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Jane Steele

Will Book Z Volume 1 page 162

Written aug 15, 1862 Proved Dec 9, 1867

of Leacock township Lancaster county

widow of late Capt John Steele

Whereas by death of son late paymaster in U.S. Navy, John F. Steele, she is entitled thru intestate court to part of his share of late husbands estate this is to be divided between four daughters share and sahre alike

dau Sarah H. Sample

dau Abiann Frazier

dau Jane D. Foster

dau Mary Slaymaker

exec Nathaniel Slaymaker

witnesses Geo Kline, E. M. Eberman

added codicil dated March 16, 1863

1 - to son William Porter Steele- 1/2 dozen table spoons

to his daughter Jane Porter Steele (my namesake) my gold pin containing family hair

to Dau Sarah H. Sample - her grandmother siver marked S.P., shell teaspoons marked I.I.S.

namesake Jane Porter Smaple my wedding ring set with pearls

dau Abbiann Frazier more items marke I.I.S.

namesake Jane Porter Foster my shell camio pin

dau Mary Slaymaker - other items marked I.I.S.

to son Marshall D. Steele his grandfather Steeles watch key & seal table spoons marked I.A.S. in care of sister until he needs them and his father desk& dress sword

to Nephew William Hamilton Porter , his fathers portrait

codicil 30 April 1867 - witness Samuel Foster - Sarah Sample

200.00 to old Leacock Church for stone wall around Church Yard.

Barbara Kunkle faithful nurse 500.00

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