Will & Letters of Administration for George Ashman,
Late of Huntingdon County
Transcribed exactly as the original.
Last Will and Testament of
George Ashman, Dec’d
In The Name of God Amen, I George Ashman of Huntingdon County in the State of Pennsylvania being sick ___ but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to god do make order constitute and appoint this my last will and testament. I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God from whom I received it hoping he may receive the same at my restitution. Item, I give and bequeath to my three sons Richard Ashman, John Ashman, George Ashman and their heirs for ever all my Real and personal Estate that I shall die satisfied with to them and their heirs forever and in case either of them should die without issue the two remaining ones to have his part to be equally divided between them and in case a second son should die without issue the surviving one shall enjoy the whole of my real estate him and his heirs forever and in case all my three sons mentioned above should die without issue ___ and in such case my three daughters, Henny Retta Mariah Ashman, Rebecca Ashman, Elinor Ashman shall enjoy all my Real Estate to be equally divided between themselves and their heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Harvey one dollar and no more. Item I give and bequeath to my grandson George James Ashman one dollar and no more. Item I give and bequeath to my three daughters viz. Henna Ritta Mariah Ashman, Rebecca Ashman, Elinor Ashman Each of them one good feather bead and furniture at the day of marriage or sooner if they demand them this was omitted in the first item above my desire is that my three sons before mentioned shall pay onto each of my three daughters above named a legacy of Eight hundred dollars at the day of marriage to each of them and in case either should die and the Legacy not paid the two surviving to have their legacy to be equally divided between them. My desire is that my three daughters above named shall continue to live with my three sons before named and they and they are to be supported and kept in necessaries as in my lifetime as they were by me. Item my desire is that Elinor my Loving wife should live with my three sons and they to find her a good and sufficient maintance as in my lifetime and they are to treat her as a mother paying every respect to her as such. Item my desire is that my six grandchildren viz. Margaret Palmer, Elinor Palmer, George Palmer, Elizar Palmer, Sarah Palmer, Mary Palmer is to receive a Legacy of one hundred dollars each of them when they cum to the age of Twenty One years to be paid to them by my three sons before named and if any of my Grandchildren die before they cum of age the legacy for them is to be equally divided between the surviving ones. My desire is that when the Real Estate is divided between my three sons that John Ashman shall have his first choyce of lots and Richard Ashman the last choyse. My will and desire is that my three sons be my whole and sole executors whom I leave as such and no one else. I publish declare and pronounce this to be my last will and Testament evoking all others heretofore by me made In Witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand and affixed my seal this Fourteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord Eighteen Hundred and and Eleven. Signed sealed Published pronounced and declared as his last will and testament by the said testator in the of us the the subscribers who being then Present.
Signed: John Judson George Ashman - Seal
A.B. my will and desire is that no part of my Personal Estate shall be sold for any other purpose but for the special purpose of Paying the debts and supporting the Family and carrying the farm until the debt shall be paid.
Signed: George Ashman – Seal
Before me the subscriber Register for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of Administration on and for said Count y personally appeared John Hudson and Levi Hicks and being duly sworn according to Law did depose and say that they were personally present and did see and hear George Ashman seal pronounce publish and dictate the foregoing Instrument of Writing as and for his last will and Testament that they signed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the Testator and at his request and that at the time of said signing the Testator was of so und and disposing mind and memory to the best of these depon___ knowledge and belief and further saith not.
Sworn and subscribed John Hudson
The 10th January 1812 before Levi Heck
William Steil, Register
Executors of George Ashman, Dec’d
Letters of Administration are this day granted to Richard Ashman, John Ashman, and George Ashman of the Estate of George Ashman Dec’d. Inventory to be Exhibited on or before the tenth day of February next and a Full and true account ____ and Reckoning of their Administration on or before the tenth day of January one thousand right hundred and thirteen or when the ___ legally required.
Given under the seal of office 10th January 1812
William Steil, Register