Fayette County Genealogy Project

William Campbell

Contributed by Wes Campbell <-nospam-wcampbell7@austin.rr.com>

Last Will and Testament of William Campbell (possibly the father of Abel) of Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

will dated:  10 July, 185_

will Probated:   

I William Campbell being sick but in perfect mind and memory do make this last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth:  that is to say I allow all my estate to be kept for raising my family under the direction of my executors herein after and after the payment of my Just Debts which I allow to be made out of my personal estate and my executors and the remainder I allow to be kept on the place for the use of the family ___ my youngest son Benjamin arrives at the age of Fourteen years then I allow the real and personal estate to be sold and equally divided between my wife Ruth Campbell and my children James Campbell, Ephraim Campbell, Able Campbell and Benjamin Campbell and my daughter Mary McCoy ___ allow after the decease of her husband if she should survive him to have during her with one acre of land to be cleared and fenced and a house raised thereon and I allow her to have yearly twenty bushels of corn and ten bushels of wheat to be left in a mill of my son's and also allow my sons to haul her firewood and plow her land every year and to find one or two cows in rough fodder if she should require it.  I allow that my sons shall be equally concerned in fulfilling what Mary McCoy is allotted.


      I hereby appoint James Campbell  Senior, of the County of Fayette, State of Pennsylvania and my son James Campbell, Junior, my true and lawful executors to execute this my last ___ and have it performed.


      In testimony of the foregoing being my last will and testament I hereby ___ my hand and seal this tenth day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty ___.


Signed and sealed in the presence of:

James F. Leonard      William Campbell

Richard Hardgrove



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