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Will of Andrew RABB

Registered and Compared the 2d day of February 1804.

Virginia _ Bath County, August 11th 1804. In the Name of God Amen. I Andrew RABB
of Fayette County in the State of Pennsylvania being sick and diseased: but of sound disposing mind and memory do constitute the following my last will and Testament (revoking all others) in the form and manner to wit 1st I particularly request and desire my Executors and Executrix to pay all my just debts. 2d Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William RABB the sum of fifty pounds current money of the State of Pennsylvania 3d It is my wish and desire that all my Estate real personal and mixed shall be valued as to its full worth by three discrete persons to be Chosen by the Executors and executrix and the following dividends to be made. to wit after the valuation of my estate of every species it is my desire and request that it be divided into equal parts or shares and distributed to the respective persons as follows, (viz) to my loving wife Catharine RABB to my loving Children Elizabeth RABB Catharine RABB Andrew RABB and Lucinda RABB two equal parts or shares each and the remainder of my Estate or shares to be equaly divided amond the rest of my loving children. to wit Ann NEWMAN Margarett BARKLETT, John RABB Mary WILSON Hannah DUNLAVY Martha RIPPEY and Sarah NEWMAN. except the sum of five hundred pounds current money of the State of Pennsylvania to be deducted from the whole amount of my Estate which I will and bequeath unto my son Andrew RABB for the purpose of finishing his education in addition to his proportion as above mentioned. I also except  of the whole valuation two horses which I dispose of as follows to wit I five and bequeath unto my loving wife my riding horse I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth RABB my young bay horse Colt in addition to their share (If any property should be become necessary to be sold towards the discharge of my debts it is my wish and desire that that plantation by the Name of Millers which I lately purchased shall be disposed off for that purpose. it is to be understood as my desire that my wife should enjoy and inhabit my present dwelling or mansion house in peaceable quiet and unmolested possession until a complete settlement of the estate is effected or in other words as long as she remains a widow - And lastly I Constitute the above my last will and Testament and the under named persons my lawfull executors and executrix to wit. James WILSON Thomas MASON my Executors and Catharine RABB my Executrix. 
                                                                   Andrew RABB
signed in presents of us.
Jno McDowell

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