Will of Cornelius Eastlick, ca. 1790-1880

Crawford Co, PA Will Book E, Page 305

             In the name of God amen.  I Cornelius Eastlick of the Township of West Shenango, County of Crawford and State of Pennsylvania, being in ill health, but of Sound and disposing mind and memory, calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs, and directing how the estates with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease, while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore by me made.

And, first I commend my mortal being to him who gave it, and my body to the earth, to be buried with decency by my executors hereinafter named.  And as to my worldly estate and all the property with which it has pleased God to bless me, or which I may die posessed of, or to which I shall be entitled to at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeathe and dispose of in the manner following

To wit..

My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as shall by my executors be found convenient.

Item.    I give, bequeathe and devise to my wife Ellenor, the use, income and improvements of my Farm, situate in West Shenango T.P. Crawford County and State of Pennsylvania, together with all my property both personal or mixed which I shall die possessed of.  To have and to hold the same during her natural life.  And my will is after my wife Ellenor’s decease and her debts and funeral charges paid, that the residue be divided to my Sons and Daughters as follows

Item.    First I give to Frederick one hundred Dollars For Services rendered after he was twenty one years of age.

Item.    I give to Hiram C. two hundred dollars for work done after he was twenty one years of age.

Item.    I desire that Cornelius shall have fifty dollars deducted from his share on account of money that he has already received.

Item.    And my desire is that my Daughter Marilla Shall have Fifty dollars which I think is all that she deserves as her whole share and dowry.

And, finaly, After all the above moneys are paid as above bequeathed, together with all debts, funeral charges as before stated, then whatever money is left and the residue thereof, I desire shall be divided equally between my Sons and daughters to wit..  James W., Mary An, Hiram C., Frederick, Ira D., Cornelius, William, & George.  The property, both real personal or mixed is to be converted into ready money by my Executors So that the above may be complied with.

And lastly I do appoint my wife Ellenor and George W. Johnson to be the Executors of this my last will and testament

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name to this my last will and testament and affixed my seal this third day of May eighteen hundred and seventy five (1875).

Instrument                                           [signed] Cornelius Eastlick

The above of one sheet of Paper was, at the date thereof declared to us to be the last will and testament of the testator Cornelius Eastlick and in our presence subscribed his name to the Same

[signed] T H. Johnson

[signed] V. Hitchcock


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