Fayette County Genealogy Project

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Fayette Co. Uniontown,Pa.

Thomas Reed-Georges twp-Will Book 1 page 26

  <>Also Book 1, Vol. 1, Pages 93&94 <> 

Probate April 18, 1794
Fayette Co. Pa., Georges Township in the name of God amen. I Thomas Reed of the said County of Fayette and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, being at present weak in body yet of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be to Almight God for all his mercies, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this frail mortal life and that it is appointed for all men once to die and after death to come to Judgement do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following first and principally. I recommend my soul to Almighty God my Creator who gave it assuredley, trusting and believing that I shall receive fullpardon and for remission of all his sins and to inherit everlasting life in and through the precious death and merits of my blessed Savior Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection at the Last Day through the mighty power of God who is able to subdue all things unto himself and as for such worldly goods and Estate with which it has pleased Almighty God in this life to bestow unto me, I give and bequeath in the followiong manner. Inprincis. I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied it is my will that my loving wife Elizabeth and my son Samuel Reed bear the full and free possessions and priviledge of all my lands and the plantation whereon I now live and with all the appurtainces thereunto belonging with the benefits and profits arising therefrom from the time of my decease until my youngest son named Vandever Reed shall arrive to the age of sixteen years which will be in October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and five that said wife and son Samuel supporting, maintaining and properly educating all my younger children that are not yet properly educated and if my said son Vandever shall this life depart before he arrives to the said age of sixteen years then my will is that they, my said wife and son Samuel have my said lands and plantation in the manner as follows until my youngest child that shall be living arrive to the said age of sixteen years that then my will is that my executors do pay unto my children their part as follows. To my son John Reed the sum of ten pounds three years after my decease. To my son William the sum of fifty pounds four years after my decease at which time he is to leave the place he now lives on and my son James to have one hundred acres then and my son David to the lower end and to my daughter Fanny Irwin I give the sum of ten shillings to my son samuel one hundred acres to the upper end of the plantation with one end of the house and one room to wife to live in and to my son Thomas the smith tools I now possess and as to the remainder part of my movable estate stock and household furniture and cash after my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied I give and bequeath in the following manner (vis) all my household furnitue and negro wench and one mare and two cows give to my said wife Elizabeth her heirs and assignees while she remains a widow and all the remainder stock farming utensils and all other of my said movable estate to be and remain to my said wife and sons Samuel and James and David for to enable them for to support my family and younger children and lastly I do hereby constitue ordain and appoint my said wife Elizabeth Reed and my son Samuel Reed joint executors of this Last Will and Testement revoking and making void all former other wills and testaments leaguicies and executors by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal. Tenth day of May one thousand and Ninety-one.

Thomas Reed

signed sealed acknowledged and published by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us

  <>Richard Reed  <>  John Bell  <>Isaac Sutton
Fayette County S.S.


The 18 days of April Annu Domini 1794 before my Samuel King deputy register for the County of Fayette personally came Richard Reed and John Bell the first two signing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament and of their solomn Oaths did severslly declare and sy that they saw the above signing testator sign and acknowlegde the assaid for his last will and testement that he was then in his right mind that they know of no undue influence used to excite him thereto contrarily to his own voluntary inclination and that they saw Isaac Sutton the other witness sign his name thereto as such in the presence of the Testator. Given under my hand the same day.

Fayette County, PA Deed Book C, p. 1158-1159


Samuel Reed et al To Joseph Leatherman


To all people to whom these presents shall come Samuel Reed James Reed and David Reed sons of Thomas Reed late of George Township Fayette County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania send Greeting Whereas the Commonwealth aforesaid by their Warrant dated the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three did grant unto the said Thomas Reed three hundred Acres of Land including an Improvement adjoining land of ThomasKerr John Bell and others in Georges Township in the County of Fayette. And Whereas the said Thomas Reed in and by his last will and Testament dated the Tenth day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety one did devise unto his three sons above Mentioned the same tract of land for which the above mentioned Warrant was afterward Granted. Now know Ye that the said Samuel Reed James Reed and David Reed for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand four hundred and twenty one pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to them in hand paid by Joseph Leatherman of the same place Yeoman the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged Have granted bargained and sold unto the said Joseph Leatherman all the estate Right title and Interest of them the said Samuel James and David of in to or out of the said warrant and tract of Land thereby granted and devised as aforesaid with the Appurtenances: To have and to hold the same unto the said Joseph Leatherman his heirs Executors administrators and Assigns forever Subject Nevertheless to the Commonwealths and all other dues and demands to which the same are liable. In Witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the twenty sixth day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, the "word afterward" interlined. Sealed & delivered in the presence of } Samuel Reed (seal) Alexander McClean } James Reed (seal) James Proctor. } David Reed (seal) Received on the day of the date of the foregoing deed pall [?] of the within named Joseph Leatherman the sum of fourteen hundred and twenty one pounds in full of the consideration therein mentioned. tis} Alexander McClean Samuel Reed. James Reed. David Reed.


Fayette County, PA Deed book D page 62


Know all Men by these presents that I Elizabeth Reed Relict of Thomas Reed late of George Township deceased. In Consideration of a Sum of money to me granted to be paid by my sons Samuel Reed James Reed and David Reed & for other good Causes & Considerations ----- to me moving [?] Have Released and quit claimed & by these presents do release and quit claim unto Joseph Leatherman of said Township & County the privileges I was to hold and enjoy in or out of a tract of land situate in George Township - devised to my said sons by the last Will and Testament of the said Thomas Reed. And I do by these presents Acknowledge myself from any further claim Challenge or Demand whatsoever in the premisses aforesaid for & concluded [?] and de----s....In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. Elizabeth X Reed (seal) mark Sealed and delivered in the presence of Alexander McClean - James Proctor Fayette County ss The 26th day of March Anno Domini 1798 Before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the peace in and for said County personally came Elizabeth Reed and Acknowledged the foregoing Release to be her Act and Deed. Given under my hand & seal the same day ----- Jonathan Rowland (seal)

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