Fayette County Genealogy Project

Will of Aaron Beal

James(Jay) Vernon Crawford III      <jayappraisals@comcast.net>

Fayette County Courthouse, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Will:  Volume 6, Page 64
Probate Date:  1876
Date of Will:  May 26, 1876
Date of Birth:  February 22, 1826
Date of Death:  June 30, 1876
Will of Aaron Beal:

The last will and testament of Aaron Beal of the Township of Redstone, County of Fayette and state of Pennsylvania, I Aaron Beal considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory. Blessed be God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I will that all my first debts as shall be by me owing at my death together with my funeral expenses shall in the first place out of my personal Estate and effects be fully paid and satisfied.  First, I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Ann Beal in lieu of.(illegible) the use of my home farm where I now reside and also the use of about three and half acres of Timber land on which will run together with the Balance of the personal Estate after all debts and funeral expenses and are paid (Excepting one horse Saddle and Bridle and one two year old Heiffer that belonged to James Beal my son) to have the free use of as long as she lives or if she finds that she canít get along and maintain the family, then in that case, or at the death of my wife it is my will that my executor hereinafter  mentioned sell my real Estate at Public sale and I hereby authorize my said Executor to make said purchaser as good a title as I myself could do if then living if it is necessary to sell my farm to pay any debts.  I leave my wife and my Executor to decide in that case whether or not it would be better to sell the farm and buy a smaller piece of land to reside on during her life at the Death of my wife.  It is my will that what real Estate there is left and also all the personal property there is left be sold and divided amongst my children then living. Share and share alike.  I hereby make and ordain my friend William McCay Executor of this my last will and testament made on one sheet of Paper.  In Witness whereof I have her unto set my hand and seal the Twenty sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.   
                                    Aaron Beal
Signed sealed published and declared by the above married Aaron Beal to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and with his presence, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.
                                    W.K. Gallagher
                                    Geo. W. Gallagher
Fayette County
Seal             Be it Remembered that on this 11th day of August A.D. 1876 before me John W. Darby Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of administration in and for said county came W.K. Gallagher and George W. Gallagher the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Aaron Beal deceased who being duly sworn according to law declare and say that they were present and saw the said Aaron Beal sign and seal the foregoing instrument 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 as witnesses there to by request of the said testator in his presence and in the presence of each other that they knew of no undue influence used or later will made.  In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and the seal of the Registers Office at Uniontown this 17th day of August A.D. 1876                John W. Darby Register

Letters Testamentary Granted to William McCay who was duly sworn August 17th, 1876.  Registered and compared August 17th A.D. 1876


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