Philip Rouzer, deceased.
The last Will and Testament of Philip Rouzer of Moon Township in the
County of Allegheny &
and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz; commit my soul unto the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the dust, to be interred in a decent and Christian like manner in hope of a glorius resurrection, and after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, I give and bequeath unto my son Adam Rouzer and his heirs the farm on which I now live with the appurtenances lying chiefly North of the Beaver road running from a stone corner on the line of James Ewings land along the line of Margaret Sutton's land and continuing on along said Beaver road to Sampsons line, and including all on the Northern side of this line together with all my personal property, on the farm and in the house, the said Adam Rouzer paying all my just debts and funeral expenses and also the further sum of two hundred and seventy five dollars to be distributed in the manner hereinafter directed, but should the said Adam to die without issue then my will is and I do order that at the death of the said Adam Rouzer and the death of his wife, the land hereby bequeathed to him shall descend to the children of Philip Rouzer Jr. and to the children of Alexander Rouzer share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Alexander Rouzer, his heirs and assigns, the farm on which he now lives, lying on the southern side of the Beaver road, running from a stone corner between Margaret Sutton and him on the Beaver road Eastwardly along said road to Sampsons line, he the said Alexander Rouzer paying therefor the sum of two hundred and seventy five dollars, to be applied as hereinafter directed, Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph Rouzer the sum of two hundred dollars, to be paid within three years after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Philip Rouzer the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid in five years after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Doughty the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid in one year after my decease; It is my will and I do order that the above legacies which is to be paid in money is to be paid out of the money to be paid by my two sons, Alexander and Adam and that each shall pay the one half of each legacy as it fall due, and I do hereby appoint and ordain my Sons Alexander Rouzer and Adam Rouzer executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above named Philip Rouzer to and for his last will testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator and at the presence of each other.
Recorded October 30, 1854. Geo. Morrison
Samuel Lightner Dep. Register for the Probate of Wills, gc, in and for said County George Morrison and W. G. Smith, the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and being duly sworn, did depose and say that they saw and heard the Testator Philip Rouzer sign, publish and declare it as being of and for his last Will and Testament; that at that time of so doing he was of sound mind and disposing memory to the best of thier observation and belief; and that at his request and in his presence, they subscribe thier names as witness thereto. Given under my hand, the above date.
Allegheny County SS
Be it known that on the 24th day of October AD 1854 letters testamentary, with the will and annexed, upon the estate of Philip Rouzer deceased were granted unto Alexander Rowzer and Adam Rowzer, executors in said will named were duly sworn well and truly to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of said deceased; to make a true inventory and consionable appraisement of personal property, and file the same in the Registrars Office within thirty days from the date hereof; to settle an account of their administration in one year of when thereto legally required; and to comply with the provisions of the several acts of Assembly relating to Collateral Inheritances.
Given under my hand the above date