Will of John P. McAdoo

The following was submitted by Michele L. Buckholt Anderson of [tbd] for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in January 2000.

Michele writes:

The following is a copy of the typed will for John P. McAdoo as found in the Washington County Courthouse, Washington, Pennsylvania.  The will is located in Volume 37, Page 304 of the Will Books.


Will of                                                   Application for Probate of Will of

 

JOHN P. McADOO                                        John P. McAdoo, late of Independence

                                                            Township, deceased, and GRANT OF

                                                            LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

 

                                                            Register’s Office              )

                                                            Washington County         )  ss:

 

Before the Register of Wills of Washington County, personally appeared John G. McAdoo, who being duly sworn says that John P. McAdoo, late resident of Independence Township, a citizen of U.S.A. died at 4:30 o’clock a.m., on the thirty-first day of August A.D. 1923 leaving and estate of the estimated value of $35,000.000 realty, and $12,000.00 personalty, said real estate being located in Independence Twp., Washington County, Pennsylvania, adjoining John Anderson, M.E. Boyd, James Moore, containing about 350 acres.

 

Testator has not married and no children have been born since the execution of the will offered for probate.

 

Petition prays that the paper written filed herewith dated Apr. 16, 1902, and June 9, 1905 may be admitted to probate as the last Will and Testament of said decedent, and to grant Letters Testamentary thereon to William H. McAdoo, Ashland, Ohio, and John G. McAdoo, of Avella, Pa. R.D. #2

 

Sworn and subscribed before me      )

this 4th day of September A. D. 1923  )                   William H. McAdoo

                                                            )

                    John Aiken                      )                   John G. McAdoo

                                                            )

                              Register                  )

 

I, John P. McAdoo, of Independence TP. Washington County Pa. do make this my last will that first my lawful debts be paid by my Executor as soon as convenient that to my Wife, Isabell, I leave the one third of my Personal Property and my house that we live in with our house hold goods while she lives with all her lawful rights in my real estate during her life.  To my eldest son, William H. McAdoo, I do give a Note that I hold on him for $1800 which is secured by a Mortgage on his farm in Ashland County, Ohio, the same to be satisfied by the Court there this he is to get as his interest.  That to my youngest son, John G. McAdoo, I give the two thirds of my personal property at my death and the two thirds that he can make on the farm while his mother lives then he is to get all my stock and personal property at her death and my real estate by paying ($1000) one Thousand Dollars each to his sic sisters or their bodily heirs to have six years without interest beginning with the Eldest Susie Sonda (Blanch) being dead) then Olive, then F. Bell, then Marey, then Anson then Jessie my Lot in Independence Cemetery I leave to John Last whoever of my children or grandchildren that wish shall have the right to be buried there in my lot.

 

My wife and son John G. McAdoo to be my Executors   )         Made this 16th

of this without bond or security                                         )         day of April

                                                                                          )         A. D. 1902

 

P. S. The Coal (Pittsburgh) under my land if not sold before my death when sold the money to be divided equally with my heirs.-------------John P. McAdoo (seal)

 

                              Witness                             John E. Perrin

                                                                      John Anderson

                                                                      E. E. Mulhollen

                                                                      Jos. A. Ralston

 

I, John P. McAdoo, of Independence T.P. Washington Co. Pa make this Codicil to my last Will and testament made and Published by me and dated the 16 day of April A. D. 1902 which Will I ratify and confirm in all respects.  As if my wife, Isabell had out lived me.  I have since released the Mortgage that I then held against my son William H. McAdoo, the Note I still hold but to be given up to him at my death if I have not done so before but what money I have at my death is to be divided equally between my six living daughters or their heirs.  The Coal (Pittsburgh) under my Land if not sold before my Death to be sold by my Executor’s in the future but not until it will bring a fair Price John G. McAdoo may retain the coal underlying (40. A) forty acres under and surrounding the Buildings as his interest in the coal if he wishes to do so. If he don’t wish to do so then the whole may be sold and the money is to be divided Equally between my (8) Eight now living children or their heirs

I hereby appoint My Sons William H. McAdoo and John G. McAdoo my Executors Without Bond or security.

 

Witness                                                           Made this 9th day of June

E. E. Mulhollen                                               A. D. 1905

Jos. A. Ralston                                               John P. McAdoo (seal)

John Anderson

John E. Perrin

Eddie Moose

 

 

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, SS. 

 

          Register’s Office, Sept. 11th A. D. 1923

Personally appeared John E. Perrin one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament and Codicil of John P. McAdoo deceased, and on his solemn oath did say that he was present, and did see and hear John P. McAdoo, deceased, the testator therein named, sign, seal, publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament and codicil, and that at the doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of the affiant’s knowledge and belief.

 

 

Sworn to and subscribed before        )

Me the day and year aforesaid.        )                   John e. Perrin

                                                            )

                    John Aiken                      )

                                                            )

                                        Register        )

 

 

 

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, SS:

 

                    Register’s Office Sept. 12th A. D. 1923

          Personally appeared L. M. Irwin who after being duly qualified deposes and says that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of E. E. Mulhollen one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Last Will and testament and Codicil of John P. McAdoo deceased, dated April 16, 1902 & Codicil dated June 9, 1905 and that the signature of E. E. Mulhollen to said Will and Codicil is in his own proper handwriting as he the said affiant, verily believes.

 

                    Also, that said witness is now dead.

         

Sworn and subscribed before me      )

this 12th day of Sept. A. D. 1923          )         L. M. Irwin

                                                            )

                    John Aiken                      )

                                        Register        )

 

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, SS:

 

                    Register’s Office Sept. 19th A. D. 1923

          Personally appeared M. R. Barr who after being duly qualified deposes and says that he is well acquainted with the handwriting of E. E. Mulhollen one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Last Will and testament and Codicil of John P. McAdoo deceased, dated April 16, 1902 & Codicil dated June 9, 1905 and that the signature of E. E. Mulhollen to said Will and Codicil is in his own proper handwriting as he the said affiant, verily believes.

 

                    Also, that said witness is now dead.

         

Sworn and subscribed before me      )

this 19th day of Sept. A. D. 1923          )         M.  R. Barr

                                                            )

                    John Aiken                      )

                                        Register        )

 

 

          AND NOW, Sept. 19th, 1993, It being adjudged that said Will and Codicil have been duly proved, It is hereby admitted to Probate and ordered to be recorded and Letters are issued to WILLIAM H. & JOHN G. McADOO in said Testament named, who are duly qualified.

 

                                                            John Aiken,

 

                                                                      Register.

 

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