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John Harden Contributed by Linda Harden-Lantz <-nospam-soulmate@adelphia.net>

Will Book 11 Page 463
I, John Harden of East Bethlehem Township, Washington County, State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament.
As to such Estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows. Viz.
I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza Harden the use of all my Estate both real and personal as long as she lives with privilege to sell any of the personal property if she thinks best or necessary for her support.
And at her death all the property both real and personal I will and direct to be sold and to be divided among my five children. Share and share alike, except my daughter Elizabeth. Intermarried with John B. Taylor to have $200 less than the others as I have already given her $200.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my son Levi D. Harden to be executor of this my last will and testament with full power to sell any and all real estate that I may die seized of and make a good title in fee simple for the same.

In witness whereof I, John Harden the testator have to this my last will and testament written on one half sheet of paper set my hand and seal this 18th day of October A.D. 1877.
                                          his John X Harden mark

Signed sealed, published and declared by the above named John Harden as and for his last will and 
testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of said testator and each other. The testator being unable to write his name affixes his mark Adam Tombaugh James M. Miller
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
County of Washingtion, SS
Be it remembered that upon this 29th day of November A. D. 1882, before me, John F Cooper, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of administration within and for said county came James McIlvaine who after being being qualified according to law deposes and says that he is well acquainted with the hand writing pf Adam Tombaugh whose name appears as a witness to the foregoing attached will of John Harden, died, and in his own proper handwriting as he verily believes.
Affirmed and subscribed before me. James McIlvaine
John F Cooper

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