Will of Solomon Horner (1839, Somerset, PA)

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In the Name of God Amin. I Sollomon Horner of Quamahoning Township Somerset County Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of Sound mind and memory (blessed be the Almighty God for the Same.) Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following.

That is to Say first, I Recommend my Soul in the hands of God who gave It and my Body to the Earth from wich it was taken to be berried in A Deasand Manner. Further I will and bequeth unto my beloved wife Elisabeth to have her Seat on the Plase During her widowship and Receive the thirt of wat is Rased on the Plase further I give and bequeth to my beloved wife one horse C_ater her Choise also thrwee Cows her Choise ten Sheeps her Choise also thrwee bedstets and bedting for thrwee beds the Stove in the Rome also two Iron pots also one Chist her Spinning weel and Real thrwee Chairs.

Further, I will and bequeth to my two youngest boys George and Jonas one hores Each to be Equel with thear brothers and the Remainter of my Property I wish that my Execators to make Sale thearof acording to law and pay my Dets that I Stan ablidged and the Remainder to pay to my beloved wife Elisabeth. And after her Deceas or Second marage I wish that My Plase to be Sold by my Execators and the money to be Devidet Shear and Shear alike: Daniel Horner, one Shear; John Horner, one Shear; Solomon Horner, one Shear; Adam Horner, one Shear; Jacob Horner, one Shear; George Horner, one Shear; Jones Horner, one Shear; Susannah Miller Deceased, her Children, one Shear; Mary Bowman, one Shear; Christina Miller, one Shear; Elisabeth Miller, one Shear; Eve Shaw Deceased, her Children, one Shear; Caty Blouch, one Shear; Nancy Bowman, one Shear; and Susanah Miller, one Shear. So that it is Equely Deveidet among my fiftween Children.

And lastly, I hearby ordain Adam Maurer and Vallentain Muller My Lawfull Execetors 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 this Twenty thirt Day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and twentynine.

[signed] Solomon Horner

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Sollomon Horner to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who, at his Request and in his presence have Subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto.

[signed] John Gohn, Samuel Murphy, John (his + mark) Zimmerman

No. 33 (1839) Will Solomon Horner, Deceased; Filed & proved Sept. 20, 1839. Wm Philson, Register; Registered in Record of Wills, Vol. 3, page 450

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