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Will of James Kerr
Nov 16, 1813

In the name of God Amen the 16th day of November 1813 thirteen I James Kerr of East Huntington Tonship Westmoreland County State of Pennsylvania being sick in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for his _____ therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say first and principally of all things I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who give it and my body I Commit to the earth to be buried in a Christian decent manner at the discretion of my son Monaseth and John Vance whom I appoint my Executers not doubting but I shall arise again at the general resurrection the sound again by the mighty power of God and is touching my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nelley my plantation that I at present possess with all the moveables thereon and at her decease I do empower my Executors John Vance and Manasah Kerr to sell and convey my land and divide in the manner following the money Manasah Kerr I bequeath the sum of four hundred dollars. To my son Patrick Kerr I bequeath the sum of Four hundred dollars and to my daughter Catherina Dughan one hundred and fifty dollars and to my daughter Nancer Conner I bequeath the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars and to my Grand children Nelley McBride one hundred and fifty dollars and to Francis McBride one hundred and fifty dollars. To Kittey McBride one hundred and forty dollars. I do further bequeath to my Grand so James Kerr one hundred dollars that remains in present in the hands of my son Manasah Kerr and after my decease if my wife shall think it proper to live with any of her children I do desire the land to be rented and her maintenance to be paid out and at her decease when the land is sold and all the effects what over plush money remains if any is to be divided equally among the aforementioned heirs. And I do hereby disannul all former wills or testaments by be before this time made ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament and no other. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the year and day above written in presents of us Jesse McKinley, George Smith

The above will was legally proved before the 7th day of December 1813 Jesse McKinley & George Smith

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