Will of Sarah A. Darkes
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Document submitted by Donna Ristenbatt.
ON THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, File D-148, Will Book J-669
Written: 19 October 1910
Recorded: 18 November 1913
Following is the will of Sarah RISTENBATT HARTMAN DARKES. She
was the daughter of Herman RISTENBATT and Margreta Rebecca
Schad. An article is available on the RISTENBATT family.
Sarah was first married to Abner Wenz Hartman and secondly to Henry
Be it Remembered, That I, Sarah A. DARKES, residing with my
daughter, Mrs. Agnes A. HAMILTON, No. 2006 Columbia Avenue,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and
understanding, do make this my last will and Testament, hereby
revoking all former Wills by me made.
First. Immediately after my decease and as soon as convenient
thereafter, I direct my executor hereinafter named to sell the house
which I own situate at No. 1011 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, Lebanon
County, Pennsylvania, and out of the proceeds of such sale to apply the
purchase money as follows- I direct my funeral expenses and all my
just debts to be paid as soon thereafter as convenient. Second. I direct
my executor herein after named to pay to my daughter Mrs. Agnes A.
HAMILTON, wife of Benjamin F. HAMILTON, with whom I now reside,
the sum of five hundred dollars for board and for her care and kindness
to me during my lifetime. Third, I give and bequeath to my son George
__DARKES thirteen dollars. Fifth. I give and bequeath to my son
William Henry DARKES three dollars. Sixth. All the rest, residue and
remainder of my estate be it real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever kind
or wheresoever situate, I order and direct to be divided into seven equal
parts as follows: one seventh part thereof to my son Joseph R.
HARTMAN, one seventh part thereof to my son Charles Theodore
HARTMAN; one seventh part thereof to my son John A. HARTMAN, one
seventh part thereof to my daughter Mrs. Agnes A. HAMILTON, wife of
Benjamin F. HAMILTON; one third part of a seventh part each thereof to
the three children of Kansas D. HARTMAN, namely Abner W.
HARTMAN, Mary HARTMAN and Margaret HARTMAN share and share
alike; one seventh part thereof to my son William Henry DARKES; and
one seventh part thereof to my son George Franklin DARKES. Seventh.
I nominate, constitute and appoint as my executor of this my last will
and Testament George Franklin DARKES. Sarah A. (X Her mark)
DARKES. Witness my hand and seal this nineteenth day of October
1910. James A. LINDSAY and Thomas J. O' NEILL