JEFFERSON DICKEY (1825?-1892) of Fallowfield Twp
Jefferson, who never married, was the son of Benjamin and Jane (Parkinson) Dickey.
Will Book 14, p 77
In the name of God, Amen, I Jefferson Dickey of Fallowfield Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding (Praised be god for it) considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the end that I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament, in manner following that is to say, First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator, next I order that my Executor pay all my Just debts, funeral expenses &c as soon as can be conveniently done. I further order my Executor to appoint three competent persons to appraise my real estate situated in Fallowfield Township Wash. Co. Pa and any of my heirs may take the Farm at its appraised value, if they see fit. If not I order my executor to advertise and sell the farm at public or private sale to the best advantage.
I further order my executor to take proceeds thereof, adding thereto any money remaining from my personal property, and distribute the same in the manner following: To wit, namely, I will and bequeath to my sister, Eliza Jane Irwin (Five Hundred Dollars) $500.00 and the remainder of the proceeds of my farm (and money from personal property to be added, if any). I will as follows:
I will and bequeath to the heirs of my niece Mary Jane Irwin, Intermarried with William Lamont, one seventh.
I will and bequeath to my nephew Benjamin Dickey Irwin, one seventh. I will and bequeath to my nephew William Porter Irwin, one seventh. I will and bequeath to my niece Mary Jane Dickey intermarried with John Smith, and her heirs, one seventh. I will and bequeath to my nephew James Anderson Dickey, one seventh. I will and bequeath to my niece Melissa Dickey intermarried with James Scott, one seventh. I will and bequeath to my nephew Allen Parkinson Dickey one seventh.
And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint William Lamont of Carroll Township Washington County Pennsylvania Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I, the said testator, Jefferson Dickey, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the 14th day of June A.D. 1892.
Jefferson Dickey X his mark (seal)
Signed, sealed and declared by the said testator, Jefferson Dickey, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. J.B. Gibson, Henry M. Snyder
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Washington County, ss:
Be it remembered, That upon this 7th day of Dec. 1892 before me J. B. Kennedy Register for the Probate of Wills and granting of Letters of Administration within and for said county, came J.B. Gibson and Henry M. Snyder the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing attached Will of Jefferson Dickey deceased, who, after being duly qualified according to law, depose and say: That they were present at the execution of said Will - saw the testator sign the same - 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 at witnesses.
Sworn and subscribed before J.B. Kenney, Register
J.B. Gibson, Henry M. Snyder
Dec 7th 1892 - affidavit of Wm. Lamont filed whereby it appears that Jefferson Dickey late of Fallowfield died on the 26th day of Nov. 1892 between the hours of five and six o'clock, P.M.
And now Dec 7th 1892 It being adjudged that said Will has been duly proved Letters are issued to William Lamont in said testament named, who was duly qualified by J.B. Kennedy, Register.
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