Sunday, October 4, 2015

Irvin Johnston's Last Will and Testament, 1878

Will Book 9 (1878-1882)   #7 – Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania

Last Will of Irvin Johnston, decd

In the name of God, Amen.
I, Irvin Johnston of the township of West in the county of Huntingdon in the State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory and considering the motaly of this frail and transitory life do thearfore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say:  First:  After all my lawfull debts are paid and dischargd the residue of my estate, real and personal, I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows, to wit:

To my beloved wife Tiney Johnston, all my household furniture that is now in my house and in my posestion, also my horse, carriage and carriage harniss, two cows, three young cattel, six heads of hogs and three hundred dollars of money out of the sale of my personal propertey. I do hearby order that my Exachtors hearin after mentiond to leas my farm on which I now live for the sum of three years after my decease and then put it to sale.  My wife Tena Johnston to remain in the house untill the expiration of the leas and have all hur stock on the farm untill the expiration of the leas of said farm.  I do further bequeth to my wife Tenay Johnston five hundred dollars out of the sale of the farm. The said five hundred dollars to be invested in a homested property whear the said Teney Johnston may select which shall be hur property in fee simple during hur natural lifetime.  At her decease it shall become the property of the several legatees hearin after mentioned.  The five hundred dollars invested in property hearin mentiond shall not be a bar to Tenay Johnston lengal right of Dower in the farm after sale.  I do hearby bequeath to my son Wesley Johnston three hundred dollars and having paid two hundred for him, it will refund the money I got of him when he was a minor; the balance of my money accruing from notes, bank accounts, sale of personal or real estate shall be equily devided between the following named heairs:  Alfred Johnston, Wesley Johnston, Franklin Johnston, Howerd Johnston, and Molley Johnston, my five children. and I do further bequeath to Teney Johnston my wife all the fierwood she may nead during the term of the leas on the farm. I do hearby object to my son Wesley charging aney intrest on the three hundred Dollars set out in this will. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Wesley Johnston of Fulton County, Pennsylvania, Executor of this my will.  In witness whearef, I the said testator Irwin Johnston have to this my last will and testament set my hand and Seal the 14th day of November A.D. 1878

                                                                                    Irvin X Johnston (his mark)

Signed, Seald, published and declared by the said testator Irwin Johnston, as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:

            Ephraim Fisher 
            Henry Davis Jr.



Will Book 9  Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania p.33

Date of Death of Irvin Johnston, decd

Huntingdon Co Ss:
            Before me, Registrer for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said county, personally appeared J. Wesley Johnston, who, being duly sworn, dot depose and say that Irvin Johnston, late of West township, died on or about the 25th day of November 1878 at 4:35 oclock, a.m., and further said not.

                                                            J. W. Johnston

Sworn & subscribed this 3rd day of March A.D. 1879, before J.D. Kuntzelman,

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