Will of John Rowzer
Will book 3 pg. 3
Bedford Co., PA

In the name of God Amen I John Rowzer of Napier Township, Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania, being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and sound and disposing judgment and calling to mind the mortality of this body do make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made do constitute this my last will and testament to be fulfilled by my Executor herein after to be named. Item 1st. I hereby direct my body to be directly buried and my soul I commend to God who gave it. Item 2nd. I order and direct cost and funeral expenses be first paid and the residue of my worldly property I dispose of in the following manner. viz. I order and direct that all my personal property together with my outstanding debts be sold and divided between my two sons, namely Gideon and Phillip Rouzer, except one bed and bedding which I will and bequeath to my grand daughter Sophia Murphy with one chest and all that is in the chest except  some papers. Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my grand son Phillip Rouzer my large bible. Item 4th. I hereby constitute and appoint my esteemed friend Thomas J. Blackburn Executor of this my last will and testament  In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of January A.D. One thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
John Rouzer (seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Anthony Blackburn Esq. Jacob Studebaker

       Bedford County Crt. Personally appeared on the 15th day of August A.D. 1831 before the subscriber requested for the probate of will and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County, Anthony Blackburn Esq. and Jacob Studebaker the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and the said Anthony being Sworn and the said Jacob being sworn depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw the Testator John Rouzer, , sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the pregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament, that at the time thereof the Testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding according to the best of these deponants knowledge and belief, and that they subscribed their names thereto as witnesses in presence of the Testator and at his request.
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Anthony Blackburn Esq.
Jacob Studebaker

     Be it remembered that on the 16th day of August A.D. 1831 letters Testamentary were granted to Thomas J. Blackburn Executor in the foregoing will of John Rouzer named -- he having first been duly affirmed according to Law

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