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Peter Booher
Contributed by Mary Jo Hanon <-nospam-mjhanon1@cfl.rr.com>

In the name of God Amen. I Peter Booher of Saltlick Township, Fayette County, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory and understanding, blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit. Principally and first of all, I commend my immortal soul in to the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and as to such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit.
First I give and bequeath unto Catharina my dearly beloved wife one cow and one piece of calligo containing about seven yards, also the one half of the flax that is now raised together with the one half of the grain in the ground and also the one third of any moveables to be in lieu of her dower and she is also to have the possession of my plantation I live on till my son John becomes to be of age and no longer by paying two thirds of the rent to my son John.
2. I give and devise unto my son John Booher my plantation I live on containing fifty four acres and allowances to have and to hold the same with the appurtenances to him and his heirs and assigns forever subject nevertheless to the use of my wife as aforesaid. Also I give and bequeath unto my son John the other half of my flax aforesaid and the other half of the grain in the ground and also my spoon moald. 3.1 give and bequeath unto my daughter Rosina one small iron kettle containing about one gallon.
4. I give and bequeath all the remainder of my personal estate goods and chattels unto my children, namely Peter, George, Jacob, Henry, John, Catharina, Barbara, Elizabeth, Apolona, Margareth, and Rosina, to be divided among them share alike, and all my moveables not particularly willed to any of my heirs to be sold off by public sale as soon as convenient after my decease and a division of the same to be made by my executor after my son John comes to be twenty one years old, and lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my friend Andrew Trapp Esq. to be sole executor of this my last will hereby revoking all other wills legacies and bequests by one heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seat this sixth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and seven.
Peter Booher

N.B. It is my will that in addition to the above my wife Catharina shall have all my tobacco and about four dozen and a half of flax yarn which is now spun also all the tow that is now hackled and my son John and my wife shall have eight bushels of wheat to bread them till harvest and ordain this to be considered as a part of the foregoing will.

The will was probated August 26, 1807, with the note below added.
I do hereby certify that I have been acquainted with the contents of Peter Booher my former husband's will (being dated the 6th of May 1807) before it was approved and that I mean to stand to the same given under my hand this fourth day of September

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