Will of Barnet Fordyce
I Barnet Fordyce, of the County of Greene, State of Penns., Farmer, Do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills at any former timeheretofore made by me:-----And 1st I direct that after my funeral expences and just debts are fully paid to ---2nd as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows:---I give and bequeath unto my Son Alfred Fordyce, and my Daughter Jerusha Jane Wade, now intermarried with Asberry Wade, all of my estate entire that I have now or may have at my Disease whether money notes accounts, goods, chattels merchandise with all my inheritance which I possess or may inherit from any and all sources hereafter, whatever or that does or may become a dower to my legal heirs through me to be divided equal between my Son , and Daughter, above named Except One Dollar in this my last will , I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Metilda Kennedy:---I further desire & ordain that there be no appraisment or administration after my Decease. I therefore apoint my Son Alfred Fordyce & my Soninlaw Asberry Wade my legal representatives to collect & pay out, to sue & be sued in my name if need be until all the estate are fully settled up Divided as above directed, and I further hereby authorise and desire that my [they?] act in the premises as my legal representatives with full authority in every particular the same as myself & in my name the same as tho I were present.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the 23rd day of February, 1877, in presents of
Barnet Fordyce (seal)
State of Pennsylvania
Before me J. L. Yoders, Register for the Probate of wills and granting of letters of Administration, in and for said County, came Wm. L.Wade, and Greenberry Wade, the two subscribing witnesses to the above and foregoing will, who being (affirmed) according to law, say that they were present, and saw and heard, Barnet Fordyce, the testator, sign, seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing, as and for his last will and testament, and at the time of so doing he was of sound mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they signed the same as witnesses at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Wm. L. Wade, Sworn on the 7th day of April 1880
As to the death see affidavit of Greenberry Wade, who say that Barnet Fordyce died March 1st 1880 about 10 o'clock A.M. of said day affidavit filed with will.
Registered May 25th 1880, J. L. Yoders, Register
Greene County, Pennsylvania Will Book ?, Page 233
Many thanks to Marie Eberle for a copy of the above will
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