William Campbell
Written 8 May 1801
Contributed by Jinny Callister

[Source information unknown.]

William Campbell
deceased

In the name of God. Amen.  I William Campbell of Cross Creek Township of the
County of Washington Common wealth of Pennsylvania forever being mindfull of
Mortallity and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make this my
last will and testament that is to say I recommend my soul unto the hand of of
Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be decently
interred at the discretion of my Executors and touching sutch worldly Estate
which it hath pleased God to bless me with  I will and bequeath in the
following manner and form I bequeath to Elizabeth Campbell my dearly beloved
wife the dwelling house where we now live also one half of the yearly profits
of the Farme on which said house stands also the gold now in oure possession
also one third of all other moneys in hand and all due and becoming due also
her choice of the horses also two cows foure sheep six hogs her bed and
furniture and sutch other household furniture as she shall think necessary for
her use which articles and sums shall be for her use during her widowhood and
at her disposal at her death except the Dwelling house and the profits of the
farm should she continue in Widowhood if otherwise than sutch seems as shall
be judg'd necessary for a decent maintainance and the remainder of said
articles and sums to be equally divided amongst my heirs  I give and bequeath
to my eldest son John Campbell the sum of Eighty dollars.  I give and bequeath
to my son Edward Campbell two hundred Acres of land the place where now lives
to laide off by my Executors with these conditions that he pay unto his
brother Charles Campbell in one year after my death the sum of twenty five
pounds.  I give and bequeath unto my son James Campbell the remainder of the
land contained in foure pattents after Edwards part is taken oute which is
contained in said Pattents on these conditions his mothers rights as stated
above to be secure to her and his paying to his brothers and sister the sum of
five hundred and fifty dollars in eleven years after my decease in the
following manner viz.  To his brother John fifty dollars in one year after my
decease to Edward Fifty dollars the next to Charles fifty dollars the next to
William fifty dollars  The next year to Elizabeth Hartford Fifty the next
yeare which shall be her part of saide sum to Jesse fifty dollars the next
yeare then on the next yeare Fifty dollars to John and so on in rotation as
above mentioned untill the sum is paide  I give and bequeath unto my son
Charles Campbell Two hundred and sixty five Acres of land the place where he
now lives including both his Improvements.  I give and bequeath unto my son
William Campbell one hundred and Sixty seven Acres of land the place where now
lives on these conditions that he pay or cause to be paide unto his brother
Charles Campbell ten pounds in one year after my decease  I give and bequeath
unto my daughter Elizabeth Hartford the sum of twenty five pounds  I give and
bequeath unto my son Jesse Campbell one hundred and eighty eight Acres of land
the place where John Cloude now lives in Smith Township and also one mare
which has been called his and the Sorrell horse with plow plow Irons and
tackling for too horses likewise two cows foure sheep and foure hogs and one
third of the fallgrasse now in the ground on the house stead place and I bequeath to Charles William Jesse my sons an equal dividend of the remainder
of my land on Harmons Crick after Charles quantity or mention is given to him
and I direct my Executors to make saile of my lands in the state of Cainetucky
and make an equal dividend of the monies arrising therefrom between my six
sons John Edward James Charles William and Jesse and also to make saile of all
my personal property which is not disposed of by this my will and to release
from servitude in six months after my decease my too servants Bob and Hagar
which six months of servitude they shall be under the disposal of my wife
Elizabeth Campbell and at theire discharge they shall receive viz. Bob the
horse that is now called his and Hagar Forty dollars in Cash and after all my
just debts and funeral expenses are paide and Items of this my Will are
satisfied I direct my Executors to make an equal dividend of all monies that
may yet remaine between my six sons as herein mentioned with this exception
that they give unto James Campbell my son one hundred dollars above his equal
dividend of sutch monies that may be thus in hand  I also direct that the
Widow Herwood injoy during her natural life the privlegges that I have
hitherto given her she performing her part of saide contract which was to pay
one eare of corn yearly except my son James should sell to whome saide land is
willed than in sutch case the Widows claimets be voide and further I impower
my Executors that if any of the lands by this Will bequeathed should faile of
having a good title and by that means be lost then I direct my Executors to
make sutch arrangements amongst my heirs as will come up to the Sperit of this
my Will taking to their aide sutch help as they think nessary.  Lastly I do
nominate my too trusty friends John Campbell Sen[?] and Aaron Lyle to be
Executors of this my last Will and testament ratifiing and confirming this and
no other to be my last Will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto
set in my hand and seale this twenty Eight day of May one thousand Eight
hundred and one.“  William Campbell (seal)
Signed and Sealed in presents of us“ Sam'l. Smith, James Campbell,
senr[?]“ Washington County ss:  Be it remembered that on the fifth day of
June A.D. 1801- Personally appeared before me the subscriber, Deputy Register
for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of Administration in and for
said County, Samuel Smith, and James Campbell, senr the subscribing witness to
the within and foregoing Instrument in writing who being duly sworn according
to law, did declare and say, that they were personally present and heard and
saw William Campbell the above testator was of sound and well disposing mind,
memory and understanding, according to the best of these deponents knowledge,
observation and beliefs“ that they signed it in the presence of the testator
and at his request, and in the presence of each other“ Sam'l Smith, James
Campbell, senr.“   Sworn to and subscribed before me“ John McCluney, D.Y.
Register“
Registered the 5th day of June A.D. 1801 John McCluney

 

 

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