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Sara Kendall

Contributed by Angela Kendall

Will of Sara Kendall March 14th 1877


I, Sarah Kendall, of German township, Fayette County and state of Pennsylvania, considering the uncertainty of this life being of sane mind, blessed be God for all his mercies do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and firm as follows.

First: I direct that all my bank stock, bonds and notes, or the proceeds of the same be divided into five equal parts and that my five children, viz Isaac, Jane, Rhoda and Malinda each shall have one share and I bequeath the other share thereof to my son Isaac in mist to invest the same and to use the interest thereof in procuring clothes for my son John during his natural life and if all said interest be not  so used or needed then to invest also the surplus from, time to time.  And when the decease of my said son John then the said share with added surplus, if any, to be paid over to the children aforesaid John who may be then living and to the children of any of his children who may then be deceased such children to king their deceased parents share and in case there are no such children or childrenís children then living then said share and added surplus, if any to be paid over to my five children first named or their legal representatives, I bequeath to my daughter Jane Deffenbaugh my large copper bolu, my circular table, I bequeath to my daughter  Malinda Dawson one set of silver tea spoons also the bed in the room that I now occupy at Conrad Deffenbaugh.  This includes the bedstead also, the trumnel bed in the same room with all the clothes belonging to it.  Also all the carpet in the same room, and my large dining table now  at John Kendallís.    All the goods that I have in the house where John  lives not disposed of I give to my three daughters to divide as they think proper, the goods consisting of clothing, dishes, carpeting, etc.  I bequeath to my son Isaac my secretary during his natural life, and at his death my son John,  if living, to have it; but if John should not be living then it is my will that the oldest son then living shall have it of John.  It is my bequest should John  manage his affairs well and Isaac  should think it for the bettering of Johnsí condition that he may pay to John  the share in his hand as mentioned in the first part of this will; but if Isaac  should think it for the best not to pay it to John then it is to be paid as first directed in this my last will and testament.  In writing where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 14th day of March 1877. And Lastly I appoint my son Isaac Kendall  executor of this my last will and testament

Sarah Kendall

Signed in the presence of us what at the request of the testatrix signed this as witnesses in her presence; she acknowledging it to be her last will and testament and wishing us to witness it as such

John Wilson

Jacob Coffman


Fayette County ss;

Be it remembered that on the Fifth day of September A.D. 1878 before me John W. Darby Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for said county came John Wilson and Jacob Coffman, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing probating to be the Last Will and Testament of Sarah Kendall deceased who being duly sworn, according to law, did each depose and say that they were personally present and saw the said Sarah Kendall sign and seal the foregoing instrument of writing and heard her declare the same to be her last will and testament when --------- and disposing mind and memory to the best of their belief.  What they signed their names as witnesses thust by request of the said testament in her present and in the presence of each other that they know of no undue influence being used in making said will or any later will made in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal, at Uniontown the date above written.

John W. Darby, Register

Letters testamentary, granted to Isaac P. Kendall who was duly sworn as executer September 5th 1878.

Registered and Compared Sept 5, 1878



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