Will of John Geho

The following transcription was submitted by Karen Souhrada of Pittsfield, NY for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in January 1998.

Karen states:

[NOTE: * will of GEORGE M. GEHO filed in Fayette City, Fayette county, Pennsylvania in 1887]

Know all men by these presents that I JOHN GEHO, of Allen Township in the county of Washington, State of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First: I want all my debts paid.

Second: I do will and bequeath that my wife ELLEN GEHO do have her living off my estate so long as she lives.

Third: I give and bequeath of the residue of my estate as follows, viz: to ELI GEHO, son of JAMES GEHO at the rate of two dollars; GEORGE GEHO, at the rate of four dollars and fifty cents; SARAH GEHO KENNEDY at the rate of four dollars; WILLIAM GEHO at the rate of five dollars; ELLEN GEHO at the rate of four dollars, also one lot in California, Washington county, Pennsylvania for services rendered since she came of age; MANLIFF J. GEHO at the rate of five dollars.

Fourth: I will that my real estate shall be sold within one year from the date of my death.

Fifth: I will that GEORGE M. GEHO* and ROBERT GREGG act as agents for my wife.

Sixth: I ordain and appoint GEORGE M. GEHO as Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will ....(illegible) the purpose of the witnesses named, this nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said JOHN GEHO as and for his last will TESTAMENT, in presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto-

Will Proved, January 31, 1867 by Geo. Buchanan, Register.

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