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Patterson Wills

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John C. Patterson                    Jane Patterson

Affdavit of Proof of Death State of Pennsylvania, County of Montour

Personally appeared before me, Wm. L. Sidler, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County Ella P. West who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say that John C. Patterson late of Danville in said County, deceased, died at Danville, Penna. on, or about Wednesday the 30 " day of Nov A.D. 1910 at 1020 o'clock P.M. of said day to the best of her knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 5th day of Dec A.D. 1910.
Signed: Wm. L. Sidler and Ella P. West

Book 4 Page 456/459 No. 292

IN THE MATTER OF THE Estate of John C. Patterson, Late of Danville, PA. Deceased OATH of Executrix and AFFIDAVIT OF PROOF OF DEATH OF DECEDENT. FILED DEC 5" 1910
****** I, John C. Patterson, of Danville, County of Montour and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this, my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore are made.

Item: Thereby authorize my executrix hereafter named to pay all my just debts and obligations whatsever and funeral expenses that may exist against me at my decease. That I be buried according to my situation in life, and a monument be erected on the cemetery lot.

Item: I give and desire two hundred dollars and my gold watch and chain to John Patterson West, my grandson which shall be given to him immediately after my death out of any property real personal and mixed by my executrix--

All the real, residue and remainder of my estate real personal and mixed, I give devise and bequeath unto my executrix hereafter named and she may convert the same unto money and for that purpose I hereby authorize and direct my executrix hereafter named to sell all my property at either public or private sale as she may deem best and I do make and devise such deed or deeds as may be necessary convey the title to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in fee simple.

Item: The one half of the undivided half part thereof shall be invested and the income thereof shall as the same be gotten in, be paid to my daughter Magie Patterson and shall not be subject to assignment nor attachment nor shall the income thereof be subject to any order whatsoever by the said Magie; it being understood that the money shall be paid to her personally in cash or by check as my executrix may deem best and I further direct my said executrix copay to the said Magie Patterson, as much of the principal of my said estate if she should think it necessary, such descretions be left wholly with my executrix Ella P. west or her heirs may think best.

My executrix hereafter named is to be sole owner and Judge of my said property and for that purpose I give devise and bequeath all my property real personal and mixed unto Ella P. West, wife of William Kase west, to her heirs and assignees person, desiring that she carry out the conditions of this will as I fully intend.

I further hereby appoint my daughter Ella P. West, Trustee for my daughter Magie, without bond.

This will was hand-written. What follows is a fill in the blanks.

I do hereby make constitute and appoint Ella P. West my daughter to be executrix of this my last will and testament as trustee.>br>
In Witness Whereof, I, John C. Patterson, the Testator above named, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the twenty-third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight. Signed John C. Patterson

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John C. Patterson as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testat and of each other. Signed: Henry Divel and W.L.McClure.


Affidavit of Proof of Death Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Montour County

Personally appeared before me, Wm L Sidler, Register for the probate of Wills and granting of Letters of Administration, in and for said County, David L Watts who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say that Jane Patterson, late of Washingtonville, said County, deceased died at Washingtonville, on or about Sunday the third day of December A.D. 1893, at 3-30 o'clock A.M. of said day, to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 14th day of Dec A.D. 1893.

Signed Wm.L. Sidler, Register and D.L. Watts

Book 2 Page 462 No. 700 ******

This will was totally hand-written March 3rd 1892

This is my last will and testament. That after my funeral expenses are paid and the cost of tombstones to be put up. The later not to cost over one hundred dollars ($100.00) I think it best that the farm be sold (inserted between lines The time of sale to be left to the discretion of the heirs.) and the proceeds be divided between my brother Robert of Tonti Illinois the one half and my brother Matthews children John H Patterson of Lombard Illinois and Mrs. Sarah W Hill of Freeport Illinois the other half. The two hundred dollars Bond on Northern pacific Rail Road to be divided equally with the other proceeds of the Estate. David Watt to be Executor.

Signed: Jane Patterson

Levi Moser Witness

On a small piece of paper photocopied on same page.

I will that my niece Sarah W. Hill is to have my feather bed, pillows and bedclothes when I am done with them and my nephew John H Patterson to have my carpet

Signed Jane Patterson

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