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Will Of Robert Farquhar - 1822
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Will Of Robert Farquhar 1766-7/24/1822 Fayette Co. Pa.
husband of Esther Dodson
This the sixteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two
(1822), I, Robert Farquhar of Fayette Co., Washington Township,
Commonwealth of Penn, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory,
therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is
appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and
First of all: I order that my body be buried in a Christian like and
decent manner at the discretion of the Executors....and ???? such worldly
affairs and estate wherewith it hath pleased Divine Providence to bless me
with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner
Imprimis: It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my
just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Brown Five Hundred
Dollars exclusive of what I gave her before.
Item: I likewise will and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Stephens Five
Hundred Dollars exclusive of what I gave her before.
Item: I will and bequeath unto my son Robert the farm that I now live
on, containing 119 acres of land, his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I will and bequeath unto my son William what is called my old
place, whereon Thomas Shrive now resides, containing 110 acres, to him,
his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I will and bequeath unto my three daughters, Hester, Hannah and
Rachel, each Five Hundred Dollars, one horse creature, one cow, one
barrow, one feather bed with bedstead, one saddle, four sheep, six
chairs-split bottom-six pewter plates, one set of teacups and saucers with
teapot and sugar bowl, one set of knives and forks; all the above to be in
value equal tow what I gave my two eldest daughters Sarah and Mary.
It is my will that the executors pay the cash legacies to my daughters if
they have collected so much outstanding debts in twelve months after my
decease, but if not collected they are to wait until it can or be made out
of the fruit that will grow on my orchards. Except my daughter Rachel's
legacy which I do order my executors to keep in Their hands until she, the
said Rachel, should marry or arrive to the age of eighteen years, and, in
either case, then I do allow and order my executors to pay her legacy so
soon as legally demanded; and for use of said legacy or money I do allow
my executors to have the said Rachel taught to be what would be a good
scholar, and find her victualling and clothing during said time: though it
is to be remembered that Hester and Hannah has got their shares alluded to
Item: I do will and bequeath unto my two sons Robert and William all
my personal estate of all kinds whatever there may be, both in doors and
out, by them paying the Legacy as described before: and it is my will that
if any difference should arise with respect to dividing my personal
property or anything respecting this my will I do allow and request the
concerned to call on Samuel Cope, Nathaniel Stephens, and James D. Cope to
settle and help divide or compromise any and all of the said disputes, in
all cases a majority to be final. There is no claim on William Griffiths
place, which I do order and allow the proceeds to be equally divided
between the said Robert
Item: I will and bequeath Fifty Dollars to Jean the daughter of
Margaret Rees, formerly Margaret Moon, which fifty Dollars is in the hands
of James D. Cope, which I do order and allow the said James to pay the
interest of said Fifty Dollars every year for schooling the said Jean;
and when she arrives at the age of receiving said legacy I do order and
allow the said James D. Cope to pay the said Fifty Dollars to the said
before mentioned Jean: but if the said Jean should die before she should
arrive at the age of the said Fifty Dollars to be paid to my two sons
Item: I likewise constitute, and make and ordain my only and sole
Executors of this my last will and testament my two well-beloved sons,
namely Robert Farquhar and William Farquhar. And I do hereby utterly
disannul and revoke all other formal will and testament, ratifying this
and no other to be may last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year
first above written.
Signed, Sealed and delivered by the said Robert Farquhar in the presence
James D. Cope
Probated August 2, 1822, at Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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