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