In the name of God, Amen. Sarah Crow, of Fallowfield Township, Washington County Pennsylvania, being weak & infirm in body, but of sound mind, & memory & knowing that it is appointed unto all persons once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
First. I will that my funeral expenses & all other just claims against me be satisfied out of my property, and also that I have a decent burial & that tombstones, within enclosure, be erected in due time over my grave.
Second. I give & bequeath unto my half brother James Jackman, all of my fatherís clothing which I kept at the appraisement of his property, & I further give and bequeath unto said James Jackman the interest of four hundred dollars, the money to be put into government bonds, or put out on interest at the direction of my executor who shall apply the interest to the use of said James Jackman, as he may need it, & when said James Jackman dies he shall have a decent burial, & if necessary the expenses thereof shall be paid out of the principal.
Third. I, give & bequeath unto my half Brother William Jackmanís widow, Mary Jackman, the balance of the four hundred dollars, left for the use of James Jackman, after his death, & after his funeral expenses are paid as above directed, provided she lives his widow, & if not it shall be divided equally amongst his (Wm. Jackmanís) heirs.
Fourth. I give and bequeath unto the Maple Creek Presbyterian Church three hundred dollars, to be applied for the benefit of the church by the proper persons.
Fifth. I give & bequeath unto my nieces Mary E. Jackman & Melissa Jackman, each one feather bed, straw tick, Bolster & case, pillows & cases, two sheets, two twilled blankets, two quilts, one curtains.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my niece Mary E. Jackman two linen table cloths, 1 coverlet, one set German silver table spoons, one butter knife, one glass sugar boll, one glass stem preserve dish, two stone butter plates & all my wearing apparel.
Seventh. I give and bequeath unto my niece, Elizabeth Leadbetter, one blanket.
Eighth. I give and bequeath unto my sister Margaret all the balance of my household kitchen furniture except the clock and also five dollars in money.
Ninth. I give and bequeath my Brother Benjamin Crow, one dollar in money.
Tenth. I give and bequeath unto Henrietta Winnett, Theodore Jackman, William Jackman, Jesse Jackman, Valentine Jackman, Mary E. Jackman, Melissa Jackman, John P. Jackman & Lewis Jackman, all children of William Jackman, all the proceeds of the balance of my estate after the foregoing bequests are fully met, this said balance to be equally divided between the said heirs of William Jackman, deceased.
And I hereby appoint John Fry my Executor ratifying & confirming, this & no other to be my last will and testament.
In testimony I have hereunto set my hand & seal, this 1st March 1866.
Signed, sealed, declared & published by the above named Sarah Crow, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us who at her request & in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto on the above named 1st day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six. H. S. Chalfant Noah Fry attest.
Washington County SS Be it remembered that upon this 23rd day of March 1866 Before me W. A. Mickey, Register for the Probate of Wills, and granting letters of administration within and for said County, came Dr. H. S. Chalfant & Noah Fry the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing attached will of Sarah Crow, deceased, who, after being duly qualified according to law, depose and say : That, they were present at the execution of said Will Ė saw the testatrix sign the sameóheard her publish it as and for her last will and testament: that they at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names thereto as witnesses: and that at the time of doing so, the said testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief. Sworn and subscribed before W. A. Mickey, Register H. S. Chalfant Noah Fry
And now, March 23rd, 1866 It being adjudged that the said will has been duly proven, Letters, stamped as the law directs, are issued to John Frye, the executor named therein who has been duly affirmed, and the will registered and compared by W. A. Mickey Register
Washington County Pennsylvania Register of Wills
Will Book 9, p. 117