In the name of God Amen, I, George Crow of Fallowfield Township in Washington County State of Pennsylvania being weak in body, but of a sound and disposing mind, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament. I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to be decent interred in a christian like manner.
And touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit:
first I direct all my just Debts to be paid as soon after my decease as it can be done.
Item 2nd I will and devise to my son Benjamin Crow the following described tract of land being that part of my farm lying next to his farm described by courses and distances as follows (to wit) Beginning ------an oak tree corner of Benjamin Crow’s land Thence by land of Jones North nineteen and one half degrees west fourteen perches to a white oak, thence north thirty-seven and one half degrees west forty four perches and three tenths to a white oak thence north five and three fourths degrees, West three perches to a walnut tree thence north fifty nine and three fourths degrees East sixty-five rods to a stone thence north thirty two and three fourths degrees East forty four and three fourths rods to two cedar trees thence north forty five and three fourths degrees East twenty seven rods to the line of John Carson’s land thence by same south eighteen degrees east fifty one rods to a stone, thence by said Benjamin Crows land south forty one and three fourths degrees, west one hundred and twenty four rods to the place beginning, containing thirty seven strict.
Item 3rd. I will and devise to my two daughters Margaret Crow and Sarah Crow all the balance of my home farm described by courses and distances as follows (to wit) Beginning at a walnut tree corner of Benjamin’s land thence north fifty nine and three fourths degrees East sixty-five perches to Stone thence north thirty two and three fourths degrees East forty four and three tenths rods to two cedar trees thence north forty five degrees East twenty seven rods to a stone on the line of John Carson’s land thence north eighteen degrees west seventy rods to a post thence South seventy one and three fourths degrees West one hundred and nine rods to a post thence South nineteen and one half degrees East sixty-six rods to a post thence south four and one half degrees east twenty one rods to a Black oak South five and three fourths degrees East forty two and two tenths rods to the place of beginning, Containing sixty eight acres strict measure, more or less with its appurtenances unto them their heirs and assigns forever. Also all my household and kitchen furniture except my Clock to hold the same as tenants in common
Item 4th I will and bequeath to my daughter Sarah my clock and her choice of my cows and one hundred and fifty dollars in cash to be paid to her in one year after my death.
Item 5th I bequeath to my daughter Margaret one cow the second choice
Item 6th I will and direct that all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real person or mixed be equally divided between my three children to Benjamin Margaret & Sarah equally share & share & share alike And lastly I nominate and appoint my son Benjamin and Noah Fry Executors of this my Last Will and Testament written on one sheet of paper as witness my hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of April A.D. 1861
George Crow (SEAL)
This is to certify that we saw the Testator sign and publish the same as his last will and testament, and we in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Washington County S.S.
Be it known that upon the 9th day of Jany 1865 Before me W. A. Mickey Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of Admin in and for said county came Job Johnson Esq & James Billingsly the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will of George Crow dec who after being duly qualified depose and say that they were present at the execution of the said will saw the Testator sign the same and heard him publish it as and for his last will and testament, that they at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed their names thereto, and at the time of so doing they believe the Testator to have been of sound mind
Sworn and Subscribed James Billingsly
Before W. A. Mickey Regr
Washington County Pennsylvania Register of Wills
Will Books v. 8-9 1857-1872 (Salt Lake City, Utah:
Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972).
vol 9 page 5, FHL Microfilm 863628.