Will of William Allen of Canton Township

The following transcription was submitted by Clair John "Bill" Thompson, Sr. of Lincoln Park, Michigan for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in May 1999.

"Bill" writes:    An outline of the Descendants of William and Catherine Elizabeth Smith Allen can be found at 0ne Man's Journey Home
William and Catherine are my gr-gr-gr-grandparents.


Will of William Allen of Canton Township


[SOURCE:  Will Book 11, Page 213]

Will of          |   I William Allen of Canton T.P. in the county of
                 | Washington State of Pennsylvania, being of Sound mind
William Allen    | memory and understanding do make and publish
_________________| this my last will and testament
Item first, I direct that my body be decently interred and my funeral expences be
paid also my legal debts be paid
 Item Second, I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine Allen all my real
and personal property to have hold and use during her natural life
Item third, At the death of my wife Catherine Allen I will and direct the
above property real and personal to go to my three youngest daughters Catherine
Allen Sarah Allen & Ema J. Allen to have and to hold their heirs and assigns
forever I also direct the above daughters not to sell the above property until
some two of them agree to do it
  Lastly I appoint my friend Robert Wylie to be the executor of this my last
will and testament
   I^nwitness wereof I,    William Allen
   
 Witness Wm Wylie
Witness Jonathan Laird
                          Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Washington County, SS:
       Be it remembered, That upon this 21st day of February 1881 before me,
W. H. Underwood, Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Ad-
ministration within and for said county, cause Wm Wylie and Jonathan Laird
the subscribing witnesses tothe foregoing attached will of William Allen
deceased, who after being duly qualified according to law, depose and say:
That they were present at the execution of said will . . . saw the testator sign
the same . . . heard him publish it as and for his last will and testament;
that they at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other
subscribed their names thereto as witnesses.
Sworn and subscribed before}               Wm Wylie
  W. H. Underwood          }               Jonathan Laird
                  Register                                  
 And now, Feb. 21" 1881, It being adjudged that the said will has been
duly proved, Letters are issued to Robert Wylie in said testament named
who was duly qualified by
                          W H Underwood
                                       Register	
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