In the name of God Amen. I John Yorty Senior of Lebanon Township in the County of Lebanon and State of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding (praise be God for it) and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave the world whenever it may please God to call me home do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins, and to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ my savior, my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as to such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to intrust me, I dispose of the same as follows to wit.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son John Yorty his heirs and assigns all that part of my land and tenements situate in the Township of Lebanon aforesaid adjoining lands of Joseph Kreider, Christian Long, Land of the said John Yorty Senior and Samuel Houk and containing Ninety acres and one hundred and twenty six perches neat measure being the same tract of Land on which my said son John now lives bounded by the following courses and distances to wit. Beginning at a stone (course) in a (line) of Samuel Houks land thence North Eight and three quarter degrees East Sixteen perches and six tenth to a post, then North nine degrees west twenty eight perches and three tenths to a post then by land of Joseph Kreider North Eighty degrees, and one quarter West two hundred and twenty one perches and three tenths to a stone, thence by the (same) and land of Christian Long South ten and three quarter degree west Eighty two perches and two tenths to a stone, (then) by other land of John Yorty Senr. South Eighty and one quarter degrees east one hundred and seven perches and one half to a stone North four and a quarter degree (East) twenty eight and two tenths to a stone, South eighty seven and three quarter degrees East forty one perches and two tenths to a stone, South Eighty three and three quarters degrees East Eighty six perches and one tenth to the (plan) of Beginning for which said tract of Land my said son John shall pay unto my hereinafter named Executors or the survivor of them the just and full sum of Four thousand and Eighty five dollars and thirty three cents in the following manner, that is to say, the sum of two hundred dollars each and every year until the whole sum of four thousand and Eighty five dollars, and thirty three cents be fully paid, the first payment to be made one year after my death, which said payments are to be without interest and a lien one the said premises until the while are fully paid.
Item I give and devise unto my son Christian Yorty all that my other tract and plantation to hold to him his heirs and assigns bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning at a stone in a line of Joseph Dohner, land thence North Eighty seven and a quarter degrees East thirty perches and nine tenths to a stone, thence South two and an half degree East twelve perches to a Black Oak then by land of Isaac Smith North fifty two degrees East one hundred and twenty one perches and eight tenth to a Black Oak thence by Samuel Houk lands North Eight and three quarter degree East Sixty six perches and seven tenth, thence by land of the said John Yorty Senr North Eighty three and three quarter degree West Eighty six perches and one tenth to a stone, thence by the same North Eighty seven and three quarter degree West forty one perches and two tenths to a stone and south four and an half degrees west one hundred and forty one perches and six tenths to the place of Beginning containing Ninety acres one hundred and twenty six perches neat measure and adjoining the said tract of land hereinbefore devised to my son John for which my said son Christian shall pay to my herein after named Executors the sum of four thousand Eighty five dollars and thirty three cents in yearly payments of two hundred dollars cash the first payment to be made one year after my death the payments to be without interest and remain charged upon the premises until the whole sum is fully paid.
Item I give and devise unto my son Jacob Yorty his heirs and assigns all that my other plantation and tract of land situate in the said township bounded and described as follows to wit. Beginning at a stone on corner of Christian Longs land by the same and land of John Forney South ten and three quarter degree west one hundred and thirty nine perches and Eight tenths to a stone thence by land of Jacob Uhrich and Joseph Dohner North Eighty seven and one quarter degrees East one hundred and twenty four perches and an half to a stone thence by John Yorty Senior other land North four and a quarter degree East one hundred and thirteen perches and four tenths to a stone thence by the same North Eighty and one quarter degrees west one hundred and seven perches and two tenths to the place of Beginning containing Ninety acres and one hundred and twenty eight perches neat measure. He the said Jacob shall pay for the same to my hereinafter named Executors the sum of Four thousand Eighty five dollars and thirty three cents in yearly payments of two hundred dollars each the first payment to be made one year after my death the payments to be without interest and to remain charged on the said last mention land until the whole sum is fully paid.
Item my hereinafter named executors shall out of my personal property pay off and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses and the expenses incurred in settling my Estate and the remainder of all my real and personal estate of whatsoever nature the same may be shall be equally divided to and among my Eight children and my grandchildren the children of my daughter Ann who was intermarried with John Long, the said children of my said daughter Ann Long to receive such share only as my said daughter would have received had she been living at my death. My Eight children yet living are namely Mary (who is intermarried with Peter Witmer), John, Christian, Catherine, Barbara, Molly (intermarried with Joseph Farnsler), Sally, and Jacob. But as I have given and advanced to my daughter Mary and her husband Peter Witmer the sum of Three hundred and sixty pounds ten shillings and ten pence lawful currency of Pennsylvania - unto my daughter Ann and her husband John Long the sum of Four hundred and thirty seven pounds and seven pence like money of Pennsylvania - Unto my son Christian Twenty two dollars - Unto my daughter Catharine Eighteen dollars - Unto my daughter Molly and her husband Joseph Farnsler Four hundred and ninety five dollars and seventeen cents - Unto my daughter Sally fifteen dollars, they and each of them shall be charged with the said respective sums so by me heretofore give and advanced to them in the distributions aforesaid and shall not be entitled to receive any part of the residuum of my Estate until those who have received nothing and those who have received least shall be made equal to those who have received the most from me in my lifetime but no interest is to be charged on the sums so advanced. As I have in giving my lands to my three sons and have taken into view their respective services rendered to me when above the age of twenty one years they are not to receive any compensation therefrom out of my Estate as I have given them full compensation in valuing their lands nor shall any of my children or legates be entitled to receive anything out of my Estate or take any bequest or devise given to him or her if he or she shall be dissatisfied with this my last will and or in any manner attempt to invalidate or impeach its terms. And I do hereby nominate my three sons John, Christian, and Jacob Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do further order and direct that my said Executors shall execute Deeds of conveyance to each other that is Christian and Jacob shall execute a deed to John his heirs and assigns for the land devised to him subject to the payment of payments hereinbefore mentioned which may be secured by Inquest or mortgage - John and Jacob shall execute a deed to Christian his heirs and assigns for the land devised to him taking the same security from him - John and Christian shall execute a deed to Jacob his heirs and assigns for the land devised to him on his giving like security - and in case either of the executors should die then the survivors shall have the like power to execute the deed or deeds.
The words a Four hundred and thirty seven pounds seven pence currency of Pennsylvania were erased before signing
In Witness whereof I John Yorty to this my last will and testament (hereby revoking all former wills by me hereto fore made) have set my hand and seal this Twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and thirty six.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Yorty as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.