In the name of God, Amen. I, John Arnold of the town of Union, in the County of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. That is to say, first after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, the residue of my estate real and personal I give, bequeath, and dispose of as follows. To wit: To my beloved wife, the land and appurtenances situated thereon the farm upon which I now reside during the term of her natural life, and after her death to be divided equally among my heirs. I desire a portion to be sold off of the west and northwest end.

Likewise I make constitute and appoint my brother Reuben D. Arnold and my wife Charlotte D. to be executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the twentieth day of June, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-five. John Arnold Witnesses Abram Vanhorse Wm F. Case

This will was proven September 21, 1855. John died September 1, 1855.

Children of John and Charlotte D. (Deuel) Arnold are; Orance J., Robert A., Charlotte Jane (mrrd Abram Kanarr), Edward D., Alexander J., Olive Elizabeth (mrrd Mahlon Kester). All were minors when their father died. Charlotte remarried in 1861 to Samuel Davis, Luzerne County.

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This Will was donated by Sally Peterson.

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