Fayette County Genealogy Project

Book 19, Pages 268-269
No. 95

Last will and Testament of Gertrude A. Simpson. I, Gertrude A. Simpson, of Redstone Township, in the County of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made: First: I direct the payment of my debts, if any, and funeral expenses. Second: I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter, Sara Isabel Finley, wife of W. A. Finley, Three Thousand, Five Hundred (3500) Dollars. To my daughter, Rose Emma Gertrude Guiler, wife of A. W. Guiler, Three Thousand Five Hundred (3500) Dollars. To my son, George Russell Simpson, One Thousand (1000) Dollars. To my son, John D. Simpson, One Thousand (1000) Dollars. To my daughter-in-law Jessie Helen Simpson, wife of John D. Simpson, One Thousand (1000) Dollars. To my daughter-in-law, Sarah Virginia Simpson, wife of George R. Simpson, my piano, to remain in my home during my husband's life time. To my grand daughter, Gertrude Lenora Guiler, (who is my name sake) I leave my largest diamond ring. To my daughter Sara, my small diamond ring, also my large silver cake plate and my large oak chest. All my jewelry to be divided between my two daughters, Sara Isabel and Rose Emma Gertrude; except two watches. I wish my daughter-in-law, Jessie Helen Simpson to take her choice of the watches; the remaining one to be given to my niece, Jennie May Garwood. My oil paintings and hand painted china to my two daughters. My wearing apparel to be disposed of by my daughters, as they think best. The contents of my oak chest, including my silverware, I give to my two daughters. I have made no bequest to my dearly beloved husband, J. D. Simpson, as he is amply provided for; having an abundance of this world's good sufficient for his needs and comfort during his lifetime. Lastly, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Samuel E. Taylor of Brownsville, Pa. to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. In Testimony Whereof, I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal, this Twelfth (12th) day of August, in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and fifteen (1915).
Gertrude A. Simpson (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have attested the same, and have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
George D. Grimes
Harvey D. Leonard

FAYETTE COUNTY, SS: BE IT REMEMBERED, That on this 6th day of July A. D. 1916 before me Henry (REGISTER'S SEAL) R. Titterington, Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration in and for said County, came George D. Grimes and Harvey D. Leonard subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of Writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Gertrude A. Simpson, deceased, who being duly sworn, according to law, did each depose and say that they were personally present and saw the said Gertrude A. Simpson sign and seal the foregoing Instrument of Writing, and heard her declare the same to be her 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 Testatrix in her presence, and in the presence of each other. That they know of no undue influence being used in making said will or any later will made.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th     George D. Grimes
day of July A. D. 1916 as witness my hand       Harvey D. Leonard
and official seal.
Henry R. Titterington --- REGISTER
Now July 6, 1916 the testimony of the above witnesses being adjudged sufficient, I do hereby admit the foregoing Will to probate and order the same to be recorded as such. Given under my hand at Uniontown, the above date.
Henry R. Titterington --- REGISTER

Same day Letters Test to Samuel E. Taylor

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