IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Nathaniel Porter of Washington County and State of Pennsylvania being weake of body but of perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, I do make ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, and first I order all my just debts and funeral expences to be paid next I give and bequeath to my son William one hundred and thirty five acres of land being the same I bought from Benjamin
Parkison, Next I give and bequeath to my son Francis the profits arrising from my plantation adjoining George Bentley Esq. Mathew Porter and others during his natural life, and then to be sold and the money arising from the sale I give and bequeath to my son William and my four daughters
(viz) Margret Furner Elizabeth Porter Isabella Brown Violat McClellan to be equally divided, next it is my Will and I order my plantation on which I now live being about two hundred acres to be sold and the money arising from the sale I give and bequeath to my son Jameses heirs my son Joseph and my four daughters viz Margret Furner Elizabeth Porter Isabella Brown and Violat McClellan to be equally divided, Next I give and bequeath to my son William the one half of my wearing apperal my clok and case likewise I give and bequeath to my son Francis the one half of my wearing apperal and one bed bedding and bedstead Next I give and bequeath to my son Joseph one bed bedding and stead, the money arising from my household furniture and other personal estate unbequeathed I give and bequeath to my daughters
(viz) Margret Isabella and Violat as above mentioned, the bequeathment made to my son William with all the buildings hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to the onely proper use benefit and behoof of my son William his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns forever, and I do constitute make and ordain James Mitchell and Mathew Porter the Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do ratify this and confirm it to be my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereunto I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eighth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen_____________________________Nathaniel Porter (seal)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Nathanel Porter to be his last Will and Testament in he presence of us who are in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names John Shouse Jacob Frase
Washington County SS. Be it remembered that on the fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, before me, Isaac Kerr, Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, came John Shouse and Jacob
Frase, the subscribing witnesses to the within last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Porter, late of the County, aforesaid, deceased, who, being duly sworn as the law directs, do depose and say, that they were personally present, and did see the Testator therein named, sign his Will, and did hear him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament: That at the time of his so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this ill, in the presence, and at the request of the Testator, and in the presence of each other.
__________________ John Shouse
And Sworn to and Subscribed
__________________ Jacob Frase
October 5th. 1818. Letters Testamentary with copy of the Will and probate annexed, issued to James Mitchell Esquire and Mathew Porter, the Executors in the within Will named, who on the same day were duly sworn. ________________________________Isaac Kerr Register
REGISTERED and Compared with Original, the 5th day of October, A.D. 1818.
Isaac Kerr Register