FULL TEXT OF WILL
ABRAHAM ENLOW OF PENNSYLVANIA
Submitted by Leonard Enlow
In the presence of God so be it I Abraham Enlow of Finley Township Washington County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being weak in body, but of perfect and sound memory, do therefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say principally and in the first place I recommend my soul unto the mercy of Almighty God my Great Creator humbling imploring his gracious acceptance thereof through the merits of Jesus Christ my dear redeemer, secondly I have my body to be decently buried in the earth after my decease at the discretion of my surviving friends resting in hope of a Glorious restoration at the resurrection of the Just; And as touching such such earthly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this world I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner, that is to say-in the first place it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jemima thirty acres of land whereon I now live including my now dwelling house during her widowhood and also a feather bed and bedding her choice six pewter plates one pewter dish and two pewter basons all of her choosing also one iron pot or oven her choice of my store one cow her choice and two ewes and lambs her choice of my stock and flock and after the termination of her widowhood the said thirty acres of land to be absolutely the property of my son William and his heirs and assigns forever. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the sum of twenty two dollars and sixty seven cents also I give and bequeath unto my son Elliott the sum of one dollar and thirty three cents and unto my sons James Luke Abraham Isum and Jepe and my two daughters Rachel and the heirs of my daughter Rebecca I give and bequeath the sum of five Shillings or sixty seven cents each and to my daughters Jemima and Mary the sum of one dollar and thirty three cents each and also I give and bequeath unto my son Henry the plantation whereon he now liveth included with know lines that I have made for that purpose and also I give and bequeath unto my son Michael the plantation where on he now liveth included with lines which I have made for that purpose the same to be to my two aforesaid sons Henry and Michael and their heirs and assigns forever, esccepting about three acres of the bottom to the mouth of Michaels Spring run to be joined to my old place which I give and bequeath unto my son William and to his heirs and assigns forever he giving his mother my afforesaid wife wife Jemima all the necessary assistance for her support during her widdowhood according to this my last Will and also I give and bequeath unto my said son William the whole of my right to the unpatented land that I now claim as my right by warrant, and lastly I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint my son Luke Enlow and my friend Samuel England Esquire the Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby utterly revoking disannulling and making void all and every other and former Will and Testament legacy or Executor by me at any time heretofore made Willed or appointed declaring this and this only to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight --------------
ABRAHAM X ENLOW (SEAL)
Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the said Abraham Enlow to be his last will and Testament in presence of us William Elliott Henry Enlow John Heaton Washington County SS. Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight before me Isaac Kerr Register of the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County came William Elliott and John Heaton two of the subscribing Witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of Abraham Enlow late of the County aforesaid deceased who being duly qualified the said William sworn and the said John affirmed say that they were personally present and did see the Testator therein named execute this Will and that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament. That at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions, of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding; That they subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other; And that they also saw Henry Enlow the other Witness sign his name thereto as such -------------William Elliott
Sworn and affirmed to and subscribed ------- John Heaton
Before me Isaac Kerr Register August 20th 1808.
Letters Testamentary with copy of will and probate annexed issued to Luke Enlow and Samuel England Esquire the Executors within named who on same day were duly affirmed.
Isaac Kerr Register
Registered and Compared 20th Aug.
A. D. 1808.
Sons: William Daughters: Sarah
Leonard Enlow on November 11, 2000 transcribed this from pages 12-14 of “A Brief Survey of The Enlow Family of America” by E. E. Enlow, Sabastopol, California, and Dated July 1, 1941.
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