Fayette County Genealogy Project

Will of John Cooper

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

Fayette County Courthouse, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Will:  Volume 5, Page 122
Probate Date:  1878
Date of Will:  December 26, 1870
Date of Birth:  February 17, 1808
Date of Death:  February 4, 1878

Will of John Cooper:

In the name of God Amen.  I John Cooper of Upper Middletown in the County of Fayette and state of Pennsylvania, a man being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this to be my will and testament in manner following that is to say I will and bequeath unto my Wife Elizabeth all my real Estate being a house and lot in Upper Middletown with all improvements thereon together with all my Personal property ready money Book accounts promisiory(sic) notes Government bonds.  Excepting my sewing maschian(sic) which I will and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Ann Claughbaugh provided she is living at my death if she is not living I will and bequeath it to my Grand Daughter Margret Fewster.  If my wife should marry again than I will that my property shall be sold and the proceeds of my whole Estate be equally divided between my children at the death of my wife.  I will that whatever of my Estate should be left be equally divided between my children.  I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Nathan Lewis Jr. of Fayette County my Executor of this my Will in witness whereof I the said testator have to his my Will and testament set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of December A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy.
                                John Cooper  (seal)
Signed sealed  Published and declared by the said testator as and for his will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
                                Edward Jordan
                                Henry Patterson
Fayette County.ss:
    Registers.  Be it remembered that on this 13th day of February A.D. 1878, before me John W. Darby Register for the probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration in and for said County personally came Edward Jordan and Henry Patterson the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Cooper decd, who being duly sworn according to law did each declare and say that they were present and saw the said John Cooper 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 thereto by request of the said testator in his presence and in the presence of each other that they knew of no undue influence being used in making said will or any later will made.  In Witness Whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the Register Office at Uniontown the date above written.   
                                    John W. Darby

(Letters Testamentary Granted to Nathan Lewis who was duly sworn February 13th, 1878)
                (Registered and Compared February 13th A.D. 1878)


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