NANCY (PARKINSON) HOOTMAN (1784?-1877), widow of David
Nancy was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Dickey) Parkinson. David Hootman had been a blacksmith on the Parkinson farm in Nottingham Twp before acquiring his own farm.
Will Book 10, p 525
In the name of God Amen. I Nancy Hootman of the township of Somerset County of Washington and state of Pennsylvania being aged and infirm but of sound mind do make and declare this my last Will and testament as follows: viz. I do will that after payment of my funeral expences all my personal property of whatever kind together with all money I may have on hand at the time of my death and also all money that I would in law be entitled to up to the time of my death from the Estate of my husband David Hootman, decd as my Dower in said Estate, I will and bequeath to my daughter Nancy who is intermarried to John Hill and to her Issue, and I do hereby appoint John Hill as the Executor of this my last will and testament Renouncing all former Wills or declarations by me made I declare this my last will and desire it should be witnessed as such.
Signed and witnessed in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other this 18th day of August AD 1869.
Nancy Hootman X her mark
Witness present[:] John Scott[,] A.G. Berry
County of Washington, ss.
Register's Office, Feb. 13, A.D. 1877
Personally appeared A.G. Berry one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Nancy Hootman deceased, and on his solemn oath did say that he was present, and did see and hear Nancy Hootman, deceased, the testatrix therein named, sign, seal, publish and declare the same as and for her last will and testament, and that at the doing thereof she was of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of the affiant's knowledge and belief. [signed] A. G. Berg
Sworn and subscribed before me on the day and year aforesaid [signed] A.O. Day, Register
[an identical statement dated March 29th 1877 was sworn and signed by John Scott]
And now April 12, 1877, it being adjudged that the said will has been duly proved, John Hill the Executor named in the will having renounced, Letters are issued to John Scott who was duly qualified by A.O. Day, Regr.
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