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Joseph M. Campbell
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Will and Testament of Joseph M. Campbell of German Township, Fayette
dated: 11 January 1895
Probated: 4 February 1895
the name of God, Amen! I, Joseph
M. Campbell of German Township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, do
make and publish this my last will and testament.
First: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Sallie A.
Campbell, thirty five (35) shares of the capital stock of the First
National Bank of Uniontown, also my household and kitchen furniture and
household supplies, tow cows, my horse, buggy and harness and I direct
that she shall have her home where we now reside as long as she lives
and that feed, pasture and shelter for her horse and two cows shall be
furnished her from said home place. The above bequest in favor of my said wife shall be in lieu
of her dower. Second, I
give and devise to my brother James Campbell my undivided half
interest in our home farm situate in German township containing two
hundred and four teen acres, formerly owned by our father, Lewis
Campbell and our mother Deborah Campbell, nee Antrim for and
during the term of his
natural life. I direct that
my said brother shall take this devise subject to the provisions made in
favor of my said wife in paragraph first.
I also give and bequeath to my said brother my interest in all
the grain, hay, stock and farming utensils which we own in partnership.
At the death of my said brother, James, I direct that my
said undivided half interest in said home farm shall be sold by my
executors hereafter named and to that end I hereby give them full power
and authority to sell the said at public or private sale and on such
terms as to then sum most advantageous and to make all necessary
conveyance for the same to the purchaser thereof.
The proceeds of said interest in said home place I direct shall
be equally divided among my nephews and nieces per capita share and
share alike one full share going to the children of my deceased niece Sarah
E. Sessler. Should any
of my nieces or nephews then be dead leaving children, I direct that
such children shall inherit the share their parents respectively would
have taking if living. Third:
I give and bequeath to Mary Louisa Barnhardth who has been
so faithful to myself and wife, six-shares of stock in the First
National Bank of Uniontown: Also,
two cows, one bed and trimmings and I direct that pasture feed and
shelter shall be furnished for her said cows from the home place so long
as she owns them and makes her home with my said wife therein.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to Annie E. Barnhardt one
thousand dollars, also one cow, one bed and trimmings and I direct that
pasture feed and shelter shall be furnished for said cow from the home
place as long as she owns her and makes her home with my said wife on
said home place. Fourth: I
give and bequeath to my friend N. E. Denny the sum of one hundred
dollars. Fifth: I direct
that my executors herein after named shall
make sale of my undivided half interest in the farm situate in
Redstone Township conveyed to my brother James and myself by Samuel
M. Baird containing ninety one acres: also, my undivided half
interest in the farm situate in German Township and adjoin home place
conveyed to my brother James and myself by Joseph Woodward
executors containing one hundred and thirty acres and to that end, I
give my said executors hereafter named full power and authority to sell
said real estate and to make execute and deliver to the purchaser or
purchasers thereof all necessary conveyances for the sum.
Said sale may be either public or private and on such terms as
may seem most advantageous. I
trust that my brother James will act in conjunction with my said
executors in the sale of said real estate in order that it's full value
may be realized. I direct
the bequest herein above made, all my debts, funeral expenses and all
expenses connected with the settlement of my estate, including all
collateral inheritance tax on my estate payable, at my death, shall be
paid out of the proceeds of the sale of my interest in the said Baird
and Woodward farms and out of the proceeds of any personal property not
otherwise herein disposed of and I further direct that the balance
remaining, from said proceeds, if any there be, shall then be divided as
follows: To my sister Martha Coldren the one half thereof and to
my sister, Susannah Gray and Mary A. Hibbs each the one
fourth thereof. Sixth:
Thereby nominate an appoint as executors of this my will written on five
sheets of paper, my friend Josiah V. Thompson and my nephew, Lewis
W. Gray. Witness my
hand and seal this 11th day of January A.D. 1895.
Joseph M. Campbell
and sealed by the said testator in our presence and in the presence of
each other at his request.
W. McShane, Jr.
E. H. Reppert
County SS: Be it remembered
that on the 4th day of Feby. A.D. 1895 before me Wm. H. Binns,
Register for the Probate of Wills and granting of letters of
Administration in and for said county came Wm. McShane, Jr. and E.
H. Reppert subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of
writing purporting to be th last will and Testament of Joseph M.
Campbell, deceased who being duly sworn according to law did each
depose and say that they were personally present and saw the said Joseph
M. Campbell sign seal the foregoing Testament 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 a Witnesses thereto by request of the said Testator in his
presence 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. Sworn
to and subscribed before me this 4th day of Feby. A.D. 1895 as witness
my hand and official seal.
Wm. H. Binns Register
Feb. 4th 1895, the testimony of the above witness being adjudged
sufficient. I do hereby
admit the foregoing Will to Probate and order the same to be recorded as
such. Given under my hand at Uniontown, the above date -