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Resident of Allegheny Twp; Armstrong Co, PA. His will written 24 Dec 1824 and registered 27 Dec 1824 mentioned deceased wife; eldest daughter Mary; son Thomas; daughter Barbara; three single and unmarried daughters: Margaret, Jennet, Isabel; daughter Esther; son William; daughter Abigail and her heirs. Exec: William Gallaher and James E. Brown. Wit: James McAllister, William Cunningham, William Kerr and Peter Rupert. Will Bk 1 pg 54. Release -
Know all men by these presents, that whereas Thomas Gallaher, late of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, dec'd. by his last will and testament dated December 24th A. D. 1824, duly proved and registered in said County, did direct his executors tp put to interest one thousand dollars of the proceeds of his Real Estate, and pay the interest thereof annually to his daughter Jennett (or Jane) during her lifetime and in case of her death without children the said sum to be given to and equally divided amongst all his other children, their heirs and assigns - his daughter Esther excepted, which said interest had been paid accordingly, to the said Jennett, but who since , to wit, on the 28th day of May last died without issue, and whereas the said testator, at his decease, left issue two sons and eight daughters (Note - only 7 were listed in the will abstract - Mary, Barbara, Margaret, Jennet, Isabel, Esther, Abigail) namely Thomas, William, Polly (Mary), Barbara, Margaret, Jennett, Isabel, Sarah, Esther and Abigail - of whom there has since died leaving issue, to wit - Thomas, Polly, Barbara, Isabella and Abigail. And whereas the said Sarah who had intermarried with Samuel Taggart, since dec'd. became by the provisions of said Will entitled to the one eighth part of said legacy. No know ye that I the said Sarah Taggart of Tonica of Tonica in the County of La Salle and state of Illinois - Daughter of the said testator, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from James E. Brown, one of the executors of the said Will of the said Thomas Gallaher, dec'd. in whose charge the said bequest was placed, the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars, in full of my eighth part of said legacy of one Thousand dollars, in compliance with the terms and provisions set forth in said Will, and I do hereby, therefore quit claim unto the said James E. Brown and to William Gallaher, Executors of the said Will all and every and all manner of actions, and causes of actions, suits, accounts reckonings and demands whatsover for or concerning the said legacy of one Thosand dollars or for the rents or profits of any other estate of the said Thomas Gallaher decd, either real or personal, sum or sums of money whatsoever - to me devised or bequeathed in and by the said Last Will and Testament of the said Thomas Gallaher decd. In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the 24th day of September AD 1867. Signed and Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Henry G(r)unn - later says Gunn - Ella A. Taggart. Signed Sarah Taggart (no mark so she signed with her own hand).
Recorded 21st August 1873.
Butler County, Pennsylvania
Volume B, Page 48, Year 1836
June 24, 1836
In the name of God Amen. I Hugh Wasson of Centre Township, County of Butler and state of Pennsylvania being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory do make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament hereby disanull all and every other will and testament which have been made by me and the first place, I recommend my soul to God through the merits of Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors, hereafter named with decent Christian burial doubting nothing, but at the resurrection of the same shall be raised to life again. And as to what worldly wealth God has been pleased to favour me with, I give and bequeth to my wife Mary Wasson her living off the place I now live on and she must have the front room and the small back room with the fire for her own use. And William Wasson is to provide a sufficient quantity of wood and coal for fires and she is to have her living off the place and to have choice of a horse creature and two cows and six sheep to be kept free on the place.
I bequeth to my son Joseph Wasson one hundred and fifty acres of land more or less ajoining James Philips on the south, Hugh Wasson on the east. In said place a stone house is erected or built and one hundred acres of a tract of land adjoining Robert Crofford on the north and William Dixon on the east. Said hundred acres is to be run off adjoining Withrup unless agreed upon by the parties farming it. Said land lies in Scrubgrass Township Venango County. To my son William Wasson three hundred acres of the place I now live on including my improvement one hundred acres or one fourth part of the south end adjoining Robert Wilson if there is more than four hundred acres in said tract it is to be equally divided between Wm and Sarah Wasson as being her part of said described land with a horse and saddle valued to sixty dollars, two cows and six sheep one good bedstead and a good bureau - the above described one hundred acres of land is to be left to Sarah and her children. And to my daughter Mary Wasson one hundred acres of land one half of an undivided tract adjoining land of Robert of Robert Crofford on the north - William Dickson on the east this said described land is left to Mary and Joseph Wasson as their own real property for their own support and their children. Said land lies in Scrubgrass township Venango County. And to my daughter Anne Wasson one hundred acres of land lying on the waters of crooked creek in Armstrong County be laid off at the west end adjoining land of Thomas Gallaher. Anne is to have the use of said land until Hugh Wasson Fleming is twenty one. She has a son twenty one years of age and if he should live to that age, said land is to be divided equally among daughters. If said land is sold the one fourth part of the price of said tract is to be divided in this above described manner. Also to my grand son Joseph Wasson Graham one hundred dollars when he comes to the age of twenty one to be paid out of my property by the executors. Also to my grand daughter Mary Ann Fleming one hundred dollars to be paid to her at the age of twenty one. And if said Mary Anne should not live to that age said one hundred dollars is to be divided equally amongst my daughter Anne's children except the son that gets the hundred acres of land. My son Joseph and William is to be equal shares in my waggon and Joseph is to have the harrow. I do hereby constitute my wife Mary Wasson and Joseph and William the sole executors of this my last will and testament. And to see that the same be carried into execution. Signed and sealed in presence of
Hugh Wasson - Seal
(N.B.) Also to my sons Joseph and William one lot of ground N - 102 in the Borough of Freeport - Armstrong County.
Signed and sealed in the presence of
James Gorden Hugh Wasson - Seal
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