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Re: Raker or Richards ancestry
Posted by: Eileen Wilson (ID *****8668) Date: August 26, 2004 at 05:42:24
In Reply to: Raker or Richards ancestry by carol husfelt of 257

1870 Census
Ward 2, Danville, Montour County

Recker, Peter, age 25, labourer, b. PA, cannot read or write
Recker, Helen, age 21, b. PA
Recker, Mary E., age 2, b. PA

I think this is Peter with his parents:

1860 Census
Rush Township, Northumberland County

Raker, George, age 60, b. PA, farmer
Raker, Mary, age 57, b. PA
Raker, Sarah, age 19, b. PA
Raker, Daniel, age 17, b. PA, farm laborer
Raker, Peter, age 15, b. PA, farm laborer

1850 Census
Shamokin Township, Northumberland County

Raker, George, age 50, b. PA, farmer
Raker, Mary, age 47, b. PA
Raker, John, age 19, b. PA, labourer
Raker, Samuel, age 17, b. PA, labourer
Raker, George, age 15, b. PA, labourer
Raker, Sarah, age 13, b. PA
Raker, James, age 10, b. PA
Raker, Daniel, age 9, b. PA
Raker, Peter, age 7, b. PA

This may or may not be George's father, Jacob's will:

In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Raker of Lower Augusta Township in
the County of Northumberland Being admonished by old age and infirmity that
the Days of my Earthly pilgrimage are Rapidly drawing to a close But being of
Sound mind and memory and understanding Do make and Publish this my last will
and testament and declaring this and no other to be my last will and Testament.

First and principally I commend my Spirit into the hands of God who
gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried ina decent and Christian like
manner at the discretion of my Executors.

As to such worldly Estate as God hath been pleased to bless me with I
dispose of the Same in the following manner, I direct all my just debts and
funeral expense to be paid by my Executors as soon after my decease as the same
can conveniently be done.

I empower my Executors as soon after my death as convenient to sell and
dispose of my plantations and tracts of land in Lower Augusta Township
Northumberland County on which I at Present live and where my Son Jacob Raker
lives and whereon my Son George Raker lives at public or private sale and for
the best price that can be obtained fro the same Either fort he whole tracts
or in part as my Executors may Judge most advantageous and to make and Execute
deed to the purchaser for the same, Should my Executors be unable to procure
for my said plantations what in their judgment is sufficient price for the said
Plantations I order and direct them to rent my said plantations on the best terms
they can until the same is sold by them.

I give and bequeath to my Son George Raker the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars
and to my Son Solomon Raker the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars, to be paid them out
of the proceeds of the Sale of my Plantation.

After Payment of my just debts, funeral expense, the expense of settling
my estate and the above mentioned Legacies are paid, I order and direct the
balance of my estate including the proceeds of the sale of my Plantations to be
divided among my children herein after mentioned share and share alike, to my
son George Raker[,] to my son Jacob Raker[,] to my son Solomon Raker[,] to my
daughter Maria married to George Long[,] my daughter Elizabeth married to James
Wallis[,] my daughter Catherine married to Henry Heiser, my daughter Lovina
married to Daniel Malick.

I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons George Raker and Jacob
Raker to be the Executors of this my Last will and Testament hereby declaring
this and no other my will.

I hereby empower my Executors to choose or appoint to themselves an
other Executor if they may see proper.

August 15th 1851
Jacob Raker (seal)

David Reeser
Henry E. Malick

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