Last Will and Testament of David Sutton

The following transcription was submitted by Mary Lou Hermiller of Toledo, OH for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in May 1999.

Mary Lou writes:

David Sutton, Jr., was one of four Baptist minister brothers, son of David Sutton, Sr., himself a Baptist minister. David Jr. settled in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania to become the pastor of North Ten Mile Baptist Church, where he remained until his death.

David Jr. was born February 12, 1730, Somerset County, New Jersey; died October 22, 1812, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County. His wife, whom he married in New Jersey, was Ann(e) Winter(s).

The following is a transcript of his Last Will and Testament.



In the fear of the Lord amen I David Sutton minister of the gospel of 
West Bethlehem township Washington County Pa. Being at this time much 
indisposed but am blest with sound mind and memory and calling to mind 
the mortality of man I thought to set my house in order I commend 
my spirit to God that gave it and my body to the dust to be buried at 
the decision of my executors And as for the Estate that God has se---- 
to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner That all my 
just debts be paid first I give and bequest unto my children (viz) 
David John James and Andrew Sutton Ann Parkhurst and Catherine Frazee 
my daughter Sarah Wilson being dead it is my will that her children draw 
the seventh part of my estate to be equally divided amongst them the 
said children of Sarah Wilson when they severally arrive to the age of 
twenty one years and the rest to be equally divided amongst the above 
named legatees.

My desire is that the executor issue the bequests in the following order 
first unto my son John Sutton and as many of the children of Sarah 
Wilson as shall have arrived to the aforesaid age and to the rest of the 
legatees by seniority I wish my property to be sold by ----- ----- 
as soon after my death as shall be thought expedient by the executors. 
And I do hereby constitute and appoint Samuel Ross(?) and David Frazee 
executors to this my last will and testament and do hereby dis---- 
all other wills and testaments heretofor made by me. As written my 
hand and seal this 24th day of Feb. 1812. ----- I wish by books and 
----- ----- ----- not to be sold but equally devided amongst the 
children.

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