Fayette County Genealogy Project
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Will and Testament of Margaret Campbell of Uniontown, Fayette County,
dated: 25 June, 1852
Probated: 29 December, 1855
the name of God, Amen. I, Margaret
Campbell, of Uniontown, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, now of sound
mind and disposing memory being admonished by age of the importance of
settling all worldly matters that the mind may be free from secular
affairs and thereby be in better state to prepare to meet my god., do
hereby declare and publish, this to be my last will and testament.
First, I commend my soul to God, who gave it trusting in him as
my heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ as my savior and redeemer,
and the Holy Ghost my sanctifier and comforter my body to the earth
there to rest in hope of a glorious resurrection.
I desire my body to be decently interred and after the payment of
all necessary funeral expenses and of all my Just debts I give and
bequeath to my beloved niece Frances Mary Campbell, daughter of
my deceased sister Sarah Campbell, my best bed and bedding and
two gold finger rings. To my beloved niece Caroline Ramage, daughter of my
sister Elizabeth Ramage, my next best bed and bedding. To my beloved niece, Eliza Campbell, daughter of my
brother William Campbell twenty five ($25.00) dollars in money.
To my beloved niece, Mary Malvona Campbell, daughter of my
brother Saml. G. Campbell twenty five ($25.00) dollars in money.
To my beloved niece, Susan E. Campbell, daughter of my
brother Hugh Campbell my gold watch.
To my beloved niece, Sarah Louisa Campbell, daughter of my
brother Hugh Campbell fifty ($50.00) dollars in money and my gold
earrings. To my beloved
sister, Mary Campbell, now of Zanesville, Ohio, all my household
furniture and one set gold finger ring.
To my beloved sister Elizabeth Ramage now of Zanesville,
Ohio, one hundred ($100.00) dollars in money, my gold breast pin and one
gold finger ring. To the board of Foreign missions and the board of Domestic
missions of the General Assemble of the Presbyterian Church in the
United States each, the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars in money.
After promising the two beds above bequeathed I desire my
executors to divide whatever bed clothes may remain and all my wearing
apparel equally according to his judgment of the value between my
sisters Mary Campbell and Elizabeth Ramage.
If there should not be money enough to pay the foregoing legacies
I desire my executor to make a prorata among them. All I do hereby constitute and appoint my Brother Doctor Hugh
Campbell sole executor of this my will and if there should be
anything remaining after paying all expenses and the above legacies I
hereby authorize him to give it to any one or two or more of my
relatives as he may choose or for any benevolent purpose he may think
proper. and I hereby confirm any disposition he may choose to make of
it. In testimony of the
above, I hereby set my hand and seal this 25 day of June A.D. 1852 all
erasures made before signing.
and sealed in the presence of us
Joseph L. Wylie
S. L. Campbell
it remembered on the 28th day of December A.D. 1855 before me Jno.
Collins Register for the Probate of Wills and granting of Letters of
Administration and for said county Joseph Wylie the first subscribing
Witness to this foregoing last Will and Testament of Margaret
Campbell late of Uniontown, Fayette county, deceased and was duly
Sworn that he saw the Testator sign and seal and heard her acknowledge
the same to be his last will and testament when of sound mind memory and
understanding that he knew of undue influence used or later will made by
said deceased his knowledge or belief at the same time came S. L.
Campbell the other subscribing Witness and was duly affirmed that he
saw the Testatrix sign and seal and heard her declare the same to her
last will and testament when of sound mind memory and understanding that
he knew of no undue influence used or later will made by said deceased
to his knowledge or belief and that each of the said Witnesses
subscribed their names as witnesses in her presence and at her request
and in the presence of each other.
In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal of the
Register Office of said county this 28th day of December 1855.
Jno. Collins, Register
letters granted to Hugh Campbell the executor on the 29th of
was duly according to law. Jno.