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Will of Thomas Kerr
May 1806

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Kerr of North Huntington Township Westmoreland County in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania yeoman being in perfect health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding blessed by God for the same but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who give it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and as to such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to with. I give and devise to my loving wife Martha Kerr her choice of on of my horse creatures and her choice of one of my cows both to be kept in feed and pasture for her during her natural life, one feather bed and bedding and bedstead the kitchen furniture, her choice of any room in the house to live in during her natural life also a sufficiency of firewood cut and hauled and made ready for the fire also twenty bushels of wheat and five hundred weight of good flour laid into her yearly and twenty dollars in spices yearly and every year during her natural life the aforesaid to be provided and paid by my sons James Thomas and Andrew equally I give and devise to my son Daniel Kerr fifty pounds to my son John Kerr one hundred pounds to my daughter Margaret Montgomery fifty pounds. To my dautghter Fanny Chambers sixty five pounds To my daughter Dorcas Neipar fifty pounds and to my son Adam Kerr one hundred and fifty pounds. To my two Grand sons Thomas Montgomery Thomas Kerr (son of John Kerr) ten pounds each to carry interest from the time the other legacies is paid, until they arrive at the ate of twenty one years I give and devise to my three sons James Thomas and Andrew Kerr all my real and personal estate to each an equal share after them paying equally therefore mentioned legacies And it is my will that the legacies left my own children be paid by my Sons James Thomas and Andrew in the following order to wit the one half to each at the expiration of two years after my decease and the remainder at the expiration of two years after the first payment and the legacies left my Grand sons aforementioned when they arrive at the age of twenty one years with interest as aformentiond. And leastly I nominate constitute and appoint my said three sons James Thomas and Andrew to be the Executors of this my will hereby revoking all other will legacies and bequests by me heretofore made and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said testator as his (Page 222) last will and testament in the presence of us whi in his presence, and at his request have subscribed as Witnesses,
Andrew Finley, James Leebey

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