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Karen Souhrada <-nospam-souhrada@rochester.rr.com>

Wills: Lavina BLANEY, 1878: Perry Twp, Fayette Co; written 5-17-1878; Probate date 6-30-1879

In the name of God, Amen, I LAVINA BLANEY at the township of Perry, county of Fayette, State of Pennsylvania.  I LAVINA BLANEY considering the

uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make

and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

That is to say:

First Item:  I give and bequeath unto my husband LABIN BLANEY and my

daughter MARY ELIZABETH BLANEY the use of all my land property during their

natural lives to have and to hold and occupy, and at the death of my

husband, JANE KIMMELL and MARY ELIZABETH BLANEY to have the use of the same

their natural lives, and at their deaths to be equally divided between the living children of JANE KIMMEL and SARAH MARGARET [BLANEY] KIMMEL, with the exception of the Townsend lot, which I will and bequeath unto NEVADA KIMMEL to have and to hold forever.


Item:  I also will and bequeath the interest ....(illegible)  from my

interest in my father's estate to my husband [LABIN] and my daughter MARY

ELIZABETH during their lives and at their deaths to go to JANE KIMMEL and



Item: I will and bequeath to my daughter SARAH MARGARET KIMMEL three dollars

as I have given her upwards of one hundred dollars previous to this date.


Item:  I will and bequeath to my husband LABIN BLANEY and my daughter MARY

ELIZABETH BLANEY all my personal property of every description whatsoever

for their sole use.

Hereby revoking all former wills by me made, in witness whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and seal, the seventeenth day of May one thousand eight

hundred and seventy eight [17-5-1878].  Signed, sealed the same, in the

presence of this witness.


[Research Note: Lavina is the daughter of Reuben Albert SUTTON and his wife Jane Jackson; and the wife of Labin/Laban BLANEY]



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