The Will of William Crow (1851)
Contributed by Doris Greaves
handwritten copy of original and typewritten
The Will of William Crow decd
In the name of God Amen I William Crow of the County of Washington County State of Pennsylvania Farmer being weak in body but of sound mind Memory and understanding But considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to Wit First it is my Will and i do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied as soon as Conveniently can be after my Decease. 1st I will and bequeath unto my Dear Wife Rutha Crow the use of my house, to use it as her own along with my Daughter Lucinda Crow as long as she lives or remains my widow together with the privolige of going and Coming when it suits her. 2nd Item I give and bequeath to my said Wife.. ….the proceeds of my land as will maintain and keep her comfortable so long as she shall live or remain my widow.
I further Bequeath unto my said Wife the sum of thirty six dollars which sum I bequeath to her yearly to be paid out of my estate as long as she may live or remain my Widow. I further Bequeath unto my said Wife and Daughter Lucinda so mutch of my stock Hogs Horses Cows Sheep etc as they may Wish to Keep for their own use on the farm and the remainder to be sold. I request that my wife and daughter divide between them my household goods. 3rd Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lucinda Crow all the residue and remainder of my estate real and personal of what or nature what so ever may be in the County of Washington afore said …where and to her heirs and assigns forever and lastly I nominate and appoint James Stroud and L E Smith to be the Executors of this my last will hereby revoking all other wills legacies bequests by me here to fore and declaring this to be my last will and testament In witness where of I have here unto set my hand .. the Seventh day of January one Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty one
Signed sealed and declared & published by the Above named William Crow as signed as his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence …..ibed our names as witnesses there to H W Smithe & Thomas C Huggins
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