Fayette County Genealogy Project

Will of George W. Bolsinger
Contributed by Richard Bolsinger

George W. Bolsinger now of South Union Township Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory, and wishing to arrange my business whilst enabled so to do, do make public and declare this was my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, viz: First, it is my will, and I do hereby authorize and direct my executor here in after named within one year after my decease to sell at public auction(?) for the best price that can be had my tract of land situated in German Township, Fayette County Penna. upon such terms of payment as they think best for the interest of estate. Containing Seventy one acres adjoining Jacob Johnson, John Hess, Aaron Langly and William Gadd, and, make and deliver to the purchaser thereof as good and sufficient title therefor, as I might or could do if living, upon the purchaser paying or securing the purchase money thereof according to their conditions. And the proceeds of said sale of the land aforesaid I do hereby will and bequeath to my children by my first wife Viz: Eliza Ann Roberts , George W. Bolsinger, Elizabeth Bolsinger, Newton Bolsinger and Alexander Bolsinger to be divided equally between them share and share alike. Second, my other tract of land in the said township of German containing twenty one acres which I purchased of John Mc Cowls, I authorize and direct my executors hereinafter named to sell also within two years after my death upon the same directions, and the same powers granted them as is herein give for the sale of the aforesaid Seventy one acres only that they shall leave the one third of the purchase money thereof remaining in the land for and during the natural life of my wife Sarah Bolsinger, or whilst she may remain my widow and the said bequests to her to be in lieu of her dower in my estate the interest thereof to be paid her the said Sarah Bolsinger annually, and at her death or marriage again the principal thereof I direct to be paid and I do hereby bequeath to my three children by my last wife the said Sarah Bolsinger viz: Mary Jane Bolsinger, Hester Bolsinger and John Bolsinger to be equally divided among the three share and share alike and out of the other two thirds of the purchase money of the twenty one acres aforesaid I direct my executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses together with the expenses attending the settling or administration of my estate and if any remains after the payment of said debts and expenses I direct that it shall be equally divided among my three last named children, Mary Jane, Hester and John Bolsinger. My house and one third of of the land thereto attached situate in South Union Township Fayette County, on which I now reside I will and bequeath unto my wife Sarah for and during her natural life ( or during her widow-hood) and at her decease or second marriage I direct it to be sold and the proceeds of said sale to be equally divided among my aforesaid children Mary Jane, Hester and John Bolsinger, which I bequeath to be equally divided among them share and share alike. And lastly I do hereby appoint and constitute my friend Albert G. McMullin and James Cunningham Executors of this my last Will and Testament to Execute and carry out the provisions thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4 day of March A.D. 1886. Signed and Sealed in presence of
George W. Bolsinger

J.V. Thompson
William H. Riffle

Fayette County ss: Be it remembered that on the 20 day of July A.D. 1895 before my Wm H. Binns Register for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of Administration, in and for said County, came J.V. Thompson and William H. Riffle subscribing witness to the foregoing Instructions of Writing purporting to the last Will and Testament of George W. Bolsinger, deceased, who, being duly according to law, did each depose and say that they were personally present, and saw the said George W. Bolsinger 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 know of no undue influence being used in making said Will or any later Will made.

Sworn to and subscribe before me this 20th J.V. Thompson
day of July A.D. 1895 as witness my hand Wm H. Riffle
and official seal Wm H. Binns Register

Now July 20 1895, the testimony of the above witnesses being adjudged sufficient, I do hereby admit the forgoing Will to Probate and order the same to be recorded as such. Given under my hand at Uniontown the above date.
Wm H. Binns Register

Letters sent to Albert G. McMullin July 20, 1895
Recorded and compared July 20, 1895


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