In the name of God, Amen the thirtieth day of June in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and thirty six I Jacob Crow of Pike run Township Washington County being sick and weak of body but of recolecting mind and memory thanks be to God but calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say first of all I give and recommend my my soul into the hands of Almighty God who first gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner and touching such worldly estate wherewith it, hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form. First it is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied and it is my will that the farm remain in the hands or possession of my wife Anna until my youngest child arrives at the age of twenty one years for to raise and clothe and school all my children and I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Anna the bay mare and the sorrel horse the little waggon one plow one harrow and gears for two horses five cows and the one third of the rest of my personal property after my debts are paid and it is my will that what cloth and linnen there is will go to cloathing of the children and the wool to go to the cloathing of the family and after my youngest child attains or arrives at the age of twenty one years it is my will and I do order it that all my land shall be equally divided between all my children to Azarich, Mary, Natathiel, James Martha Jane Sarah and Ann Eliza by paying to their mother and wife Anna the one third of the rents or proffits arising from said land during her natural life or while she remains my widow and it is my will that what remains of my personal property after all debts are satisfied and my wife Anna receives her third or part that it be equally divided among the above named children as they severally arive at the age of twenty one years and it is my will that all my wearing apparel be left in the hands of my wife Anna to help cloth the above named children with as she thinks proper and lastly I do make and constitute my brother Benjamin Crow and my wife Anna sole Executors of this my last will and testament In testimony of which I have set my hand and seal the day and year above written June 30, 1836.
Signed and subscribed by the Testator the presence of us the subscribers who in the presence of the sd testator Jacob Crow and in the presence of each other have signed our names Attest
Washington County ss. Be it remembered that on the 15th day of August A. D. 1836 Before me Samuel Cunningham Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for said county came John Nixon who being duly affirmed as the law directs doth say that on the 30th day of June last past he was requested by Jacob Crow the Testator in the foregoing will to write the will of the said Testator and in complyance with the said request he did write the foregoing will, and that the several bequests were dictated by the said decd and that after the several legacies or bequests were wrote down the will was read to the said decd, when he said the will was right that before the will could be signed the said Testator was taken so ill that he was unable to sign the same. That at the time this will was dictated the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of this deponet, knowledge observation and belief. Also at the same time
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Washington County Pennsylvania Register of Wills
Will Books v. 5 1834-1841 (Salt Lake City, Utah:
Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972).
Vol 5 page 274, FHL Microfilm 863626.