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and Testament of Daniel Campbell of Luzerne Village, Fayette County,
Probated: 8 November, 1897
In the name
of God, Amen. We, Daniel and
Elizabeth Campbell of Luzerne Village, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, being
lawfully husband and wife and both being in good health of body and of
sound disposing mind and memory, being desirous to settle our worldly
affairs while we have strength and capacity so to do.
Do make and publish this our last will and Testament hereby
revoking and making void all former wills by either of us at any time
heretofore made and first and principally we commit our souls to the hands
of God who gave them, and our bodies to the earth to be interred in the
Bridgeport cemetery and as to such worldly estates wherewith it hath
pleased God to interest us, we dispose of the same as followeth:
We order that all our just debts, funeral expenses and charges of
proving this our Will and Testament, be in the first place fully paid and
satisfied, and after payments thereof and every part thereof.
We mutually agree, ordain, give, bequeath and devise unto the one
who shall survive the other, be it either husband, Daniel Campbell, or
wife Elizabeth Campbell, shall forever have use and enjoy all the rest
residue and remainder of our goods, chattels, debts, ready money, effects,
and other our estate wheresoever and wherever both real, and personal
forum. And we do hereby
nominate, constitute and appoint the survivor to be the executor of this
our last Will and Testament. In
witness whereof, we the said testators Daniel Campbell and Elizabeth
Campbell have to this our last Will and testament set our hands and seals
this day of January 1883.
sealed, published and declared by the testators Daniel Campbell and
Elizabeth Campbell as and for their last Will and Testament, in the
presence of us, who in their presence and at their request have subscribed
our names as witnesses thereto.
Thos. C. Gummert
J. Allen Hubbs
O. K. Taylor
Be it remembered that on the 8th day of Nov. A.D. 1897 before me,
Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of
Administration in and for said County came J. Allen Hubbs and O. K.
Taylor, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of Writing,
purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Daniel Campbell, deceased,
who, being duly sworn, according to law, did each depose and say that the
said Daniel Campbell acknowledged to have signed and sealed the forgoing
Instrument of Writing and heard him declare the same to be his last Will
and Testament when of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of
their belief. That they
signed their names as Witnesses thereto request of the said Testator in
his presence. That they know
of no undue influence being used in making said Will or any later Will
J. Allen Hubbs
O. K. Taylor
and affirmed and subscribed before me, this 8th day of November A.D. 1897
as witness my hand and official seal.
Frank H. Rosboro, Register
Letters Test, to Elizabeth Campbell.
sealed & acknowledged in presence of:
words "one half" and "residue" on the first page were
interleaved before signing
Fayette County, SS: The third day of April Anno Domimi 1815 before me the subscriber Register, for the Probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for said County personally came David Ewing the last subscribing witness to the foregoing last will and testament and on his solemn oath declared that he saw William Campbell sign and seal the same as and for his last will and testament where of disposing mind and understanding that he signed the same as a witness thereto in his presence & in the presence of the other subscribing witnesses that no undue influence had taken place or later will made by the deceased to knowledge or belief at the same time personally cause Jesse Beeson and on his solemn affirmation did declare that the Testator showed him the foregoing instrument of Writing telling him that he had thought proper to express his opinion thereon" he the said Jesse having been commuted by his intermarriage with a daughter of the deceased. "Also at the same time personally came John Kennady Esq. and on his solemn oath did declare that Person Sayre one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of William Campbell is removed out of the State of Pennsylvania and that James Gregg another subscribing witness to the same is dead. That he said John Kennedy has seen the said Person Sayre and James Gregg write and is well acquainted with their hand writing respectively and believed the name "Person Sayre" and James Gregg" set to the said will as subscribing witnesses to be the proper handwriting of the said Sayre Person, Joyce and James Gregg respectively. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of said office the third day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.