Will of David 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 will has been retyped from the hand written will of David McAdoo.  The will can be located in the Washington County Courthouse, Washington, Pennsylvania, in Will Book Volume 8, Page 536.

Will of David McAdoo


In the name of God Amen, I, David McAdoo, being weak in body but sound in mind and mindful of the frailty of human life and  _______ desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing how the estates which is has pleased God to bless me with shall be dispersed after my decease, do make and publish this my last will and testament and first I command my immortal being to him who gave it.


As to my worldly estate and all the property real,  _____  ________ of which I shall die singed and possessed, and to which I shall be __________ at the time of my decease, I devise, dispose and bequeath in the following manner to wit.


First, I will and bequeath to my daughter, Silva Jane McAdoo, the sum of three hundred dollars.


I will and bequeath to my infant boy, William S. McAdoo, the residue of my estate real, personal and mixed.


It is my desire that my affectionate sister, Catharine Ralston, shall have the care and keeping of my infant boy.


I do hereby consider and appoint my friends, Thomas Buchanan and Thomas Boyd executors of this my last will and testament.


In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this third day of August 1864.  ---- David McAdoo (seal)


Signed and sealed in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereto set our signatures as subscribing witnesses in the foregoing.


                                                                        William Boyd

                                                                        Marshal Moore


Washington County, S.S.:

Be is known that upon this 22nd day of September 1864 before me W. A. Mickey, Reg. For in Probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said county came William Boyd and Marshal Moore the subscribing witnesses in the foregoing will of David McAdoo, dec., who after being duly qualified as the law directs dispose and say that they were present at the execution of the said will saw the testator sign the same, and hears 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 and that at the time of so doing, the said testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observance, and belief.

                                                                                    William Boyd

                                                                                    Marshal Moore


Sworn and subscribed

Before W. A. Mickey, Reg.

September 22nd 1864 Letters _____ stamped issued to Boyd one of the executors named therein  ____ having  ______ who the same day was and, qualified by

                                                                                                W. A. Mickey, Reg.

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