Last Will and Testament

Nancy Thompson

    Know all ye men by these presents that I Nancy Thompson of the Township of East Deer, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania in view of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death at such time as an all wise Providence shall ordain do hereby declare and subscribe the following as my will which I desire all persons to respect after my death to wit:

    I give and bequeath to my son Henry Thompson two hundred dollars to be positively used for the use of his family one hundred dollars to be paid after my death the other hundred to be paid one year after my death –

    I give and bequeath to my son James M. Thompson sixty dollars also four hogs.

    I give and bequeath one hundred dollars to my son William C. Thompson.

    I give and bequeath to my three daughters Elizabeth Wilson, Annie Row and Mary Jane Thompson all my household goods to be divided among them when Mary Jane gives up housekeeping.

    I also give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jane Thompson my horse buggy & harness two cows and three hogs and any money or goods that may be left after paying any debts and funeral expenses.

    It is also my will that Archibald Pillow be and is hereby declared my executor to carry this will into effect, and if any dispute arise in the division of my goods my executor to make the division and his decision to be final. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of January AD 1876.
                                Nancy Thompson
In presence of
Matthew Boreland
John Henderson
State of Pennsylvania

        Be it known that on the Twentieth day of January AD 1875 before me Joseph N Gray Registrar of wills & in and for the County aforesaid came John Henderson and on the Twenty ninth day of January 1875 came Matthew Boreland the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Nancy Thompson decd. And on their solemn oath did say they were present and did see and hear Nancy Thompson the testatrix therein named sign (by making her mark) publish and declare the same as and for her last will and testament and at the time of so doing was of clear and disposing mind and memory is to the best of their knowledge & belief, and at her request and in her presence they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto.
    Given under my hand this 29th day of January AD 1875
                            Jos. N. Gray



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