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CARDER, Mrs. Virginia Blackwell Callan
 
March 2, 1909
I, Virginia Blackwell Carder, am at the present time of sound mind: I give the property on the corner of George and Union Sts. in the City of Cumberland, Md. and all household effects to Dr. George L. Carder and our son Robert Callan Carder, And all moneys that I have in the First National and German Savings Bank_, and also a mortgage to be divided equally between Dr. George L. Carder and our son, Robert Callan Carder. ____The larger of the three diamond rings to be given to my mother, Mrs. M. L. Callan, to be used during her lifetime, and then to divert to Robert Callan Carder. ____The second smaller ring to be given to my sister Mrs., Gertrude Callan Leroux. _____The other personal effects to be given to my mother, Mrs. M. L. Callan to dispose of as she sees fit: after Dr., Geo. L. Carder and Robert Callan Carder has those that they wish._____All silver in the First National BAnk to be kept for Robert C. Carder.______The smaller diamond ring to be given my aunt, Miss Bessie F. Snively, and at her death to divert to Robert Callan Carder.____________
      
      V. B. Carder, _________
 
Witnesses to the above.
M. A. Boyd, William R. Foard, M. D., Geo. L. Carder
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit: On the 27th day of March, 1909 came Robert H. Gordon, attorney at law of Cumberland, Maryland, who made oath in due form of law: that after the death of Virginia Blackwell Carder, the above named testatrix, he received her said Will from Maria L. Callan, mother of the testatrix aforesaid, to file in the Orphans' Court for probate and record.  And the said Rober H. Gordon, further made oath: that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Virginia Blackwell Carder, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.__________
      
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
State of Maryland
Allegany County to wit:  On the 7th day of April, 1909, came Mary A. Boyd, and William R. Foard, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of= Virginia Blackwell Carder, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see the said Virginia Blackwell Carder, the testatrix, sign said Will: that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and testament: that at the time of her so doing she was, to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and that they together and with George L. Carder, the third  subscribing witness thereof, respectively subscribed their names as witnesses as witnesses[sic] thereto, at the request of Virginia Blackwell Carder, the testatrix, in her presence, and all in the presence of each other.__________
    
     Test: Hervey W. Shuck
      Register of Wills
 
Admitted to probate April 8th, 1909
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012






CARNEY, Darby

  In the name of God, Amen.
I Darby Carney of Garrett County, State of Maryland, being in feeble in[sic] boddy[sic] and advanced in years and expect Soon to leave this world, but of a good and well disposed mind and well noing[sic] what I am doing and ancious[sic] to have my buisness[sic] more fully Settled and to be better prepared to leave this world, I make this my last Will and Testament, after I am dead and all my debts and funeral expenses is paid, I bequeath unto my wife if she Should Survive me or be the longest liver, all my property in the town of Bloomington, Garrett County, State of Maryland, namely one house and lot being in the town of Bloomington, Garrett County, Maryland, and all my personal property that may remain at my death to use and dispose of the Same, as she Sees best and that the whole write[sic] shall be invested in my dear wife at my death.
 In witness whereof my hand and Seal this 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Eighty Six, 1886.
Test:
                                                         { Darby Carney (seal)
                                                         }
G. C. Pattison                                    {
W. J. Barnard                                   } Signed, Sealed and delivered
Thomas Garvey                                { in Pleasent[sic] of
A. J. Warnick                                   } the above
witnesses                                        {
 
And I do constitute my dear wife Bridget Carney her Self Exectter[sic] in my last will and testament.
 
State of Maryland
  Garrett County to wit:
On this 8th day of Feby, 1887, came Mrs. Carney widow of Darby Carney, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that she does not know of any will or codicil of Darby Carney late of Garrett County deceased, other than the above Instrument of writing.
 
  Sworn to in open Court
   Test: Samuel Lawton, Register.
 
  State of Maryland
   Garrett County, to wit:
 On this 8th day of Feby, 1887, Came G. C. Pattison, W. J. Barnard and A. J. Warnick three of the Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Darby Carney, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made Oath in due form of law, that they did see the Testator Sign and Seal this will; that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the Same to be his last Will and Testament  That at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they together with Thomas Garvey Subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other, and that they did see Thos. Garvey Sign his name as witness to said will.
  Sworn to in open Court.
   Test: Samuel Lawton, Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 23, 2013




CAVANAUGH, Mrs. Bridget

In the name of God, Amen.
I, Mrs. Bridget Cavanaugh, of Pekin, Allegany County, in the State of Maryland, being sick and weak in body, and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world, when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:  First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named. After my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows: I give, devise and bequeath unto Mary A. Murray, all my property situated in the town of Pekin Allegany County, and any money left in the Lonaconing Savings Bank after my death in my name, I give and bequeath it to Mary A. Murray, John Murray, Margaret Murray Morgan, Julia Murray, Raphael Murray, Maymie Mahoney, to be equally divided between them.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Raphael Murray, to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this, and none other to be my last Will and Testament.  In Testimony Whereof, I hereto set my and and seal this first day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seven.
 
       Mrs. Bridget Cavanaugh  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Mrs. Bridget Cavanaugh, as and for her last Will and Testament, in our presence, who, at her request, in her presence, and in presence of each other, have hereto set our hands as witnesses hereto.
 
    Witness:  William Donaldson,    Robert Plaskett
 
State of Maryland,
Allegany County to wit:  On the 9th day of February, 1911, came Raphael Murray, the executor named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Bridget Cavanaugh, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that he received the said Will for safe keeping from the hand of Bridget Cavanaugh, testatrix, on the 1st day of April, 1907, the date of the signing and sealing thereof. And the said Raphael Murray, further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Bridget Cavanaugh, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession and does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.
 
     Test: Hervey W. Shuck
      Register of Wills
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County to wit:  On the 9th day of February, 1911, came William Donaldson and Robert Plaskett, the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Bridget Cavanaugh, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see Bridget Cavanaugh, the testatrix, sign and seal said Will: that hey heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament: that at the time of so doing, she was, to the best of their apprehensions, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of Bridget Cavanaugh the testatrix, in her presence and in the presence of each other.
 
     Test: Hervey W. Shuck
      Register of Wills
Admitted to probate February 10th, 1911
 
~Genie
Posted July 21, 2012



CAVANAUGH, John P.
 
I, John P. Cavanaugh, residing at the town of Midland, in Allegany County, State of Maryland, do make this, my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say:  After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath all my property, real and personal of every kind and wheresoever situated to my wife, Bridget E. Cavanaugh, her heirs and assigns. I hereby constitute and appoint my wife, the said Bridget E. Cavanaugh to be the Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made, and declare this and none other to be my last Will and testament: and I request that my said Executrix be excused from giving bond other than may be by law required.
 In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of April, in the year Nineteen Hundred and five.
 
     John P. Cavanaugh   (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, John P. Cavanaught, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto affix our names as witnesses.
 
    D. J. Blackiston,  Richard S. Bell,  D. Lindley Sloan
 
State of Maryland
 Allegany County, to wit:  On this 7th day of July, 1911, came Bridget E. Cavanaugh the Executrix named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John P. Cavanaugh, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that she received the said Will for safe keeping from the hand of John P. Cavanaugh, the testator, on the 1st day of April, 1905, the date of the signing and sealing thereof, And the said Bridget E. Cavanaugh further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said John P. Cavanaugh, deceased, that hath come to her hand or possession, and does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.
 
    Test: Hervey W. Shuck,  Register of Wills
 
State of Maryland,
 Allegany County, to wit:  On this l7th day of July, 1911, came D. J. Blackiston, Richard S. Bell and D. Lindley Sloan, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John P. Cavanaugh, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased and made oath in due form of law: that they did see John P. Cavanaugh, the testator, sign and seal said Will: that they heard hime publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament: that at the time of so doing he was, to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed or contract: and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of John P. Cavanaugh, the testator, in his presence, and all in the presence of each other. ________
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
 
Admitted to probate July 7th, 1911
 
~Genie
Posted July 29, 2012



CHAMBERS, Mary B. McAllister

The will of
Mary B. Chambers, Frostburg, entered for probate in Orphans Court, this morning, leaves a residence at 21 Uhl street, Frostburg to her
daughter, Mrs. Estella Folk and her husband, Arthur Folk, of Homestead, Pa., and property at 21 Uhl street to her son, Leo V. Chambers, who was also bequeathed all of the deceased's personal property holdings.
Leo V. Chambers,  James Chambers, and Mrs.. Estella Folk were named executors. The will instructs them to sell a lot of unimproved ground at Barrellville for the discharge of debt.
Friday, 8 August 1941; Cumberland
Evening Times
Posted September 9, 2011



CHISHOLM, Archibald
 
 In the name of God amen. I Archibald Chisholm of Garrett County in the State of Maryland being in impaired health of body, but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs that I may e the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence do make declare and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say,
 First and principally I commend my spirit to the keeping of its Author and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows.
  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named and the survivor of them if either of them should refuse to act or become incapacitated so to do then to the survivor of them who shall act in the premises, all my estate real personal and mixed in trusted to sell the same either at public or private sale either in whole or in part and at such times on such terms and notice as my said Executors or either of them who shall execute this trust as sole Executor, and when my whole estate shall have been converted into money by my Executors or either of them who shall as sole Executor act in the premises, I desire and direct my Executor or either of them who shall as sole Executor execute this trust to pay over said money over to the following named persons vis:[sic]
 I give and bequeath to my niece Isabella Chisholm Seven hundred Dollars $700 but if she prefers it, she may have Seven government Bonds of one hundred Dollars $100 each which I have on deposit in the First National Bank in Cumberland Md. for safe keeping.
 I give and bequeath to my nephew Daniel Chisholm, one hundred Dollar[sic] Government Bond in the above named bank
I give and bequeath to my niece Nancy Jane Chisholm one hundred Dollar[sic] $100 Government Bond also in the aobove mentioned bank. After my debts and funeral charges are paid and cst of administration and the foregoing Legacies are paid, I give and bequeath the  residue of my Estate real personal and mixed to the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (Presbyterian Church North) to be expended in Spreading the Gospel among the heathen in Foreign lands.
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my nephew James Chisholm Jr. of Garrett County in the State of Maryland I also appoint my nephew Archibald Chisholm of Grant County in the State of West Virginia as Executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made rectifying and confirming this and none other to b my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereto subscribed my name and affixed my seal This seventeenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventy five,
 
     Archibald Chisholm  (seal)
 
 Signed sealed published and declared by Archibald Chisholm the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness hereto.
   Peter Gortner
   Solomon Yutzy
   Jonas Yutzy
 
Proven 16 August 1879 by Peter Gortner
Test: Wm L. Rawlings
 Register of Wills for Garrett County Md.
 
 State of Maryland
  Garrett County to wit:
 On this 6th day of September 1879 came William Chisholm the Administrator Cum Testamento Annexo, of Archibald Chisholm late of Garrett County deceased and made oath in due form of law, that the aforegoing is the true whole last Will and testament of said deceased that has come to his knowledge and possession and that he does not know of any other.
Sworn to before the subscriber  Wm L Rawlings
         Register of Wills for
     Garrett County Md
 
~Genie
Posted August 16, 2013



CLARK, Jeanet
 
In The Name of God Amen Whereas I Jeanet Clark of Allegany County in the State of Maryland did make and execute publish and declare as and for my last will and testament a certain paper bearing date in the month of June in Eighteen hundred and forty five and whereas since the Execution of said Will certain domestic relations have induced me to alter and annul said will. I do hereby annul and revoke said will and do hereby pubish make ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament.
I commit my soul to the protection of Almighty God, and my body to be interred by my Executor hereinafter named at such time and in such way as he may think proper.
Item 1st All of my silver and plated ware I leave in the care of my sister Anna R. Clark to be given by her to any grand-child or grand-children who may be living at the death of my son George Augustus ~
All the rest, residue, and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what nature and kind soever, not hereinbefore bequeathed, and all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever, I give, devise, and bequeath unto Matthew StClair Clark, of Washington City, and to his wife Anna R. Clark, if she should survive him, upon the following trusts, that is to say, upon Trust that my said Trustee Do and shall with all convenient speed after my decease, call in, sell and convert into money so much of my personal estate, as will be sufficient to pay and satisfy all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, and to pay to Mary Lind, grand-daughter of my late sister Mrs. Mary Young, the sum of one hundred dollars, and also to pay to Mrs. Julia M. Smith and Margaret Stanley each the sum of one hundred dollars, ~ All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real and personal to be held by him the said Matthew StClair Clarke, or by her the said Anna R. Clarke in case she survives him, her heirs executors and administrators, In Trust, that my said Trustee, shall as soon after my decease as is convenient, sell such portion or parts of my real and personal estate, with the written consent of my son George Augustus, as may be necessary to raise the sum of six thousand dollars and do  and shall lay out the said sum of six thousand dollars in such real or personal property as my said Trustee shall deem most advisable, the use, interest of, or income from, or possession of said property so to be purchased with said sum, to be conveyed by my said Trustee to my son George Augustus for the term of his natural life, with remainder to any issue of his body by him lawfully begotten and the heirs of said issue, and in case he should die leaving no issue the with remainder to my Trustee, or Trustees as the case may be for the purposes, intents and trust hereinafter mentioned; giving my trustee, or trustees as the case may be full power and authority, with the written consent of my son George Augustus, during the life of the said George Augustus, to sell out said property and reinvest the proceeds thereof whenever they shall that is my said Trustee or Trustees as the case may be, do and shall deem it advisable to do so, And in the next place to sell and convey all my real and personal estate, not hereinbefore otherwise appropriated, with the written consent of my son George Augustus, and to lay out and invest the proceeds in good stocks, bonds, mortgages, real or personal property, until a[strike] permanent trust fund shall be made, yielding an annual income equal to the sum of six per centum per annum or nineteen thousand dollars, after which shall have been fully accomplished and done, then my Trustee, or Trustees as the case may be, shall assign transfer convey and set over the residue thereof, should there be anything remaining to my sister Anna R. Clark her heirs and assigns forever ~
And do and shall pay over to my son George Augustus during his natural life the rents, issues and profits of all my estate real and personal, as well before the same shall have been sold for the purpose of creating the trust fund, as also of the said trust fund and every part thereof, until the said trust fund shall be fully created and made permanent to the amount of nineteen thousand dollars yielding six per cent interest as aforesaid. And in case the said George Augustus, my son shall die leaving a child or children living, then to pay to them what their Father George Augustus Clark would be entitled to receive under and by virtue of the provisions of this my last will and testament, until he, she or they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years; and should any child or children live to be above the age of twenty one years then my said Trustee or Trustees as the case may be shall assign, transfer, do convey and set over, to him or her, or to them his, her, or their heirs forever share and share alike and as tenants in common, should there be more than one, all of the trust fund so created and to be created as aforesaid and all property which should have been converted into trust  fund property, should said fund by any possibility not have been created. And in case my son George Augustus should die leaving no living child or children living at the time of his decease then all my property real and personal which should have been converted into the trust fund, together with that composing the trust fund or any part of it, shall go to and become the estate and property of my two sisters Anna R. Clark and Elizabeth C. Duncan and their heirs, thereby meaning their children and to no others; And in case any child or children of the said George Augustus, living after the time of his death should die before they have reached the age of twenty one years, then the whole of the property comprising said trust fund, and such as should have been converted into trust fund property, in case such trust fund should not have been fully created, shall go to and become the estate of my two sisters Anna R. Clark and Elizabeth C. Duncan and their children forever ~~~~~~
I do hereby appoint Matthew StClair Clark, Trustee aforementioned, my sole Executor of this my last will and testament, and do desire, order and direct that no security or bond shall be demanded or required of him or from him as Trustee or Executor, or from my sister Anna R. Clarke in case she survives him and accepts of the Trust hereinbefore devised.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty seven.
Signed, sealed, published and                    }
declared by Jeanet Clark the                       }
above named testatrix, as and for               } Jeanet Clark
(seal)
her last will and testament in the                } 
presence of us, who at her request              }
in her presence, and in the presence           }
of each other, have subscribed our              }
names as witnesses.                                  }
"his, her, or their heirs forever" interlined    }
before signing sealing, or acknowledging,    }
George A. Thruston                                             }
John T. Edwards                                                  }
James H. Long                                                      }
 
Proven 3rd November 1847
Test: W. R. McCulley, Register
 
~Genie
Posted June 7, 2013



CLARKE, Robert
 
In the name of God Amen that I Robert Clarke of Allegany county and State of Maryland, being of sound disposing mind and memory, calling to mind the uncertainty of life, do therefore make ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner following, to wit:
 First all the lands that I possess both in law and Equity in the State of Maryland, Virginia or elsewhere I give and bequeath unto my son Robert and daughter Mary Clarke their heirs and assigns forever, to be equally divided between them according to quantity and quality, and if they both depart this life without issue I then devise and bequeath all my estate real & personal, to my beloved wife Rebecca, her Heirs & assigns forever.
 Secondly I give and bequeath unto my wife Rebecca one half of my personal estate, the other half I devise to my son Robert & daughter Mary in equal proportions after deducting from the whole my just debts & funeral charges, And I do request that my said son and daughter shall be well educated & Brought up out of the proceeds of their respective Estates, and the Executrix & Executor of this my will do bind out my son Robert at the age of fourteen years to a Tanner & Currier(??) or a Hatter as they may think most for his advantage.
 Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Rebecca Executrix and my friend Denton Jacques of Washington county Executor of this my last will and testament, giving and bequeathing to my said Executor the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds for his trouble in the Execution of this my will. ~
 In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this third day of March one thousand seven hundred & ninety four.
 
Signed, sealed and Declared by the               }
Testator to be his last Will & Testament in  }                              Robt. Clarke (seal)
the presence of us.                                        }
 Thomas L. Dunn                                             }
 Samuel Henry                                               }
 Elijah Lynn                                                    }
 
Sworn by Rebecca Clarke April 9, 1794
William McMahon, Register
Proven by Elijah Lynn April 9, 1794
William McMahon, Register
 
On the 25th day of April 1794 came Rebecca Clarke, widow of Robert Clarke, late of Allegany County, Decd., and quited[sic] her claim to the several Bequests & devises made her in the will of her deceased husband and ellected[sic] in lieu thereof her dower or third part of the Deceased's Estate Both real & personal.
     Rebecca Clark
Test: W McMahon
 
Allegany county April 1st 1794.
I Denton Jacques the appointed Executor in the last will and testament of Robert Clark, late of Allegany County, Decd. do hereby refuse to act as Executor to said will by virtue of such appointment and therefore renounce all rights, titles and claim to said Executorship accordingly. ~
    Denton Jacques
Test: WM. McMahon
 
~Genie
Posted July 20, 2013



CODDINGTON, William
 
In the name of God Amen I William Coddington of Allegany County Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous [to] settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First and principally I commit my soul to god[sic] and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors herein after named and after my debts and funeral Charges are paid and my wife's thirds of my real Estate during life are taken out Item I give and bequeath unto my dear wife one molater[sic] gall[sic] named Holt.
I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Coddington the sum of Five hundred Dollars out of the first money collected I then desire my real personal and mixed property to be equally divided between my son Benjamin my son John and the Heirs of my daughter Elizabeth Potter deceased that is to say one third For Benjamin one third for John and one third for the Heirs of my daughter Elizabeth deceased the Heirs of my daughter Elizabeth to to[sic] receive their proportionable[sic] part so soon as they come at their respective ages.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Coddington and Jacob Clemmen to be sole Executors of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me heretofor[sic] made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal htis twenty first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.
Signed Sealed publish[sic] and            }
declared by William Coddington           }
the above named testator as and for    } William (his X mark) Coddington (seal)
his last will and testament in the         }
presence of us who at his request        }
in his presence and in the presence     }
of each other have subscribed our       }
[names] as Witnesses thereto            }
David Rusan
Saml Coddington
 
Sworn the 12th day of June 1827 by Samuel Coddington
Proven the 12th day of June 1827 by Samuel Coddington and David Rusan
Sworn before Charles Heck Register
 
~Genie
Posted October 12, 2013



COMBS, William
 
 I William Combs of Oakland Garrett County in the State of Maryland being of sound and disiposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore made by me. --
 I give and devise to my wife Sarah A. Combs all that part or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana being the same land that was conveyed to me by a deed from Benjamin Brady and wife and Jefferson D. Brady and wife which said deed is recorded among the land records of said County, to have and enjoy the profits thereof for her sole use for the term of her life and at her death Said land to be sold by my executors, hereinafter named, and the proceeds to be divided equally between my children or their legal representatives Share and Share alike--provided that if within the period of four year[sic] from the date of my death the said Benjamin and Jefferson D. Brady Should pay to my executors the sum of two thousand dollars and all accrued rents then it s my wish that my executors Shall accept the same and invest in some safe investment for the use of my wife during her life and at her death to be divided among my children and I authorize and empower my executors to execute to the said Benjamin and Jefferson D. Brady a good and sufficient deed for said land if said sum of two thousand dollars and all rents should be paid to them by the said Bradys within the said four years after my death.
 And I give and devise to my wife, my farm in District No 8, in Garrett County Maryland now occupied by my son Charles A. Combs in trust for the following objects Viz for my son Charles A. Combs, Should he abstain from the use of intoxicating liquors for the period of ten years from my death and pay to my wife and agree to pay to her the sum of fifty dollars per annum during her life then I wish the trust to terminate and my wife as trustee to execute a good deed to my said son Charles A. Combs, but should he not abstain from the use of intoxicating liquors as above mentioned then I desire this trust to be for the children of my said son Charles A. Combs, but I desire [in any event that my son Charles A. Combs shall quietly enjoy the said farm and all the profits thereof for the period of his life he paying unto my wife the sum of fifty dollars per annum during her life.--  And I desire that my executors shall pay and discharge all balances due for the erection of a Barn and addition to the dwelling house, upon said farm now contracted with __________[blank] Warner (?) and Wm Jarboe respectively as it is my desire that above farm shall go as above directed free of all charges except those named in said devise.
 I give and bequeath to my wife all the stock, farming interests and personal property of whatever kind upon said farm in District No 8, Garrett County Md. for life and to the children of my son Charles A. Combs at her death with the condition that my son Charles A. Combs, shall have possession and use of the same for life he paying therefor to my wife the sum of one dollar per annum, and the taxes thereupon and that he shall have the increase and profit thereof to this sole use forever.
 To my son H. Wheeler Combs I give and bequeath the promisory[sic] notes which I hold against him amounting to the sum of twenty five hundred dollars.
 I direct and empower my executors here in after[sic] named to dispose of all real and personal property not otherwise disposed of, to the best advantage, as shall in the Judgment appear and after paying all my just debts invest of the proceeds in some safe investment for the benefit of my wife sufficient to produce, with the income from the devises and bequests hereinbefore made an annual income of four hundred dollars--the principal of said investment to be divided equally among my children at her death Share and Share alike.
 I give and bequeath to my wife all of my household and kitchen furniture that I may have at my death.
 After my debts are paid and the sum invested as before directed, for the benefit of my wife I direct that my excutors shall divide the balance between my son John S. Combs and daughters Althea M. Devecmon and Ida M. Morgan Share and Share alike, and I appoint my sons H. Wheeler Combs and John S. Combs trustees for my daughter Ida M. Morgan, to received and invest her Share of my estate in some safe investment and pay to her annually the income thereof during the coverture(?) of herself and husband George W. Morgan. Should She however be released from said coverture then I direct said trustees to pay to her at her request the principal sum of said investment and if said coverture should continue during her life then at her death I desire same trustees to hold same fund in trust for the benefit of her children & o keep same invested for their benefit and pay to them annually the income thereof until they become of age when I desire the share of each may be paid to them respectively.
 I appoint my sons H. Wheeler & John S. Combs to be the executors fo this my last Will and testament.
 In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal on the twenty third day of July 1879 to this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other Wills.
     William Combs  (seal)
 
 Signed sealed published and declared by above named testator Wm. Combs as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his jpresence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
     S. L. Townshesid(?) Townshend(?)
     D. H. Loar
     A. A. Everstine
 
State of Maryland
 Garrett County to wit
 On this 3rd day of September 1879 came A. A. Everstine one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of William Combs late of Garrett County deceased and made oath in due form of law that he did see the testator therein named sign and seal said Will ......etc. etc.
  Sworn to before the subscriber  Wm. L. Rawlings
      Register of Wills for
      Garrett County, Md.  
S. L. Townshend appeared on 4th day of September 1879
D. H. Loar appeared on the 5th day of September 1879
H. Wheeler Combs appeared on the 23re day of September 1879
 
~Genie
Posted January 19, 2013


CONNELLY, Martin
 
In the name of God, Amen.
 I, Martin Connelly, of the City of Cumberland, State of Maryland, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:  After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows:
 1.  I give to my Executor hereinafter named, the sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($450.) to be used and applied for masses as directed by me.
 2.  I give and bequeath to Thomas S. Kean, of the City of Cumberland, Maryland, the sum of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00)
 3.  I give and bequeath to Bridget A. Connelly, my wife, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) in lieu of her dower and other martial[sic] rights in my said estate.
 4.  I give and bequeath to Mary A. Connelly, my daughter, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00)
 5.  I give and bequeath to Julia F. Connelly, my daughter, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00)
 6.  I give and bequeath to Patrick Thomas Connelly, my son, the sum of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00)
 7.  I give and bequeath to James Joseph Connelly, my son, the sum of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00)
 8.  I give and bequeath to William B. Connelly, my son, the sum of Twenty Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00)
 9.  I give, devise and bequeath to Michael Edward Connelly, of Cumberland, my son, all those three lots of ground, lying in the City of Cumberland, Maryland, with improvements, fronting on Seymour Street, and known as Lots Nos. 98, 99, and 100, each fronting twenty five feet, and being the same property in which I now reside, and in addition to the above devise I give and bequeath to my said son, Michael Edward Connelly, the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) in cash.
 10. I constitute and appoint my son Patrick Thomas Connelly, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made.  And as I have entire confidence in my said Executor, I desire that he be excused from the necessity of giving bond for the faithful performance of his duties.
 In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribe my name and affixed my seal this 11th day of March, in the year Nineteen hundred and eight.
 
    Martin Connelly   (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above name testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence and the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
   Patrick King,   Anthony Reilly,   James A. McHenry.
 
State of Maryland
 Allegany County to wit: On the 4th day of February 1909 came Patrick T., Connelly, the Executor named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Martin Connelly, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of Martin Connelly, the testator, he found the said Will among the said testators private effects.  And the said Patrick T. Connelly, further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Martin Connelly, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession and that he does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.
   
    Test: Hervey W. Shuck
     Register of Wills.

~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012




COPPER, Charles
 
In the Name of God, Amen. I Charles Copper of Kent County in the State of Maryland do make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following. To Wit:~
First I Give Bequeath and divise[sic] unto my Son Charles Copper when he arrives to the age of Twenty one years all my part of a Tract of Land Called Williams Lott, lying between the Lands of Richard Hynson Benjm Chees(??) William Brice & the Heirs of Cyrus Copper, supposed to contain Sixty acres more or Less to him and his Heirs forever Clear of any Claim Hinderance or interuption whatsoever and should my son Charles die without Issue & before he arrives to the age of twenty one years then my will is that the above devised land descend to my son John to him and his Heirs forever,  and should John die without Issue and before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years then the above divised[sic] land to descend to my son Henry to him and his Heirs forever as divised[sic] to my son Charles.
Secondly I Give Bequeath and divise[sic] unto my son John Copper a Lott of Land after the death of my wife, Beginning at a stone standing on Morgan Huetts Line and on the NW side of the main Road heading to Rock Hall, Running S52W54 (?degree? unreadable symbol) and by & with the Road afrd. to a Stone the N34W34(symbol) untill[sic] it intersects John Cleaves Line from thence by and with Cleaves and Huetts Land to the Beginning, Containing Five acres more or less to him and his Heirs forever, with all the buildings ??(unreadable), & advantages whatsoever, and should John die before he arrives to the age of twenty one years & without Lawfull[sic] Issue, then my will is that the above devised Land descend to my son Henry to him & his Heirs forever & should Henry die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years, and without Lawful Issue, the above divised[sic] Lott to descent to my son William to him and his Heirs forever & should the proprietor of the above Lott incline to sell, I do hereby oblige him to give my son Wm or his Heirs the refusal thereof and if he will give as much as the same will sell for he shall then Claim a preference.
Thirdly I Give Bequeath and divise[sic] unto my son Henry Coper a Lott of Land (after the death of my wife) Beginning at a Stone on the South side of the Road Leading from my House to the main Road out of Pine Neck Running S2E23(symbol) until it intersects Richard Hynsons Land then by & with that line N86E83(symbol) to a stone near a walnut Tree then by and with the Pine Neck Road N3E9(symbol) to a stone on the south side of my Gate and from thence to the beginning containing Four acres more or less to him and his Heirs forever, and should Henry die before he arrives to the age of twenty one years and without Lawfull Issue then my will is that the above divised[sic] Lott descend to my son John to him & his Heirs forever, and should John die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years and without Issue, then the above divised[sic] Lott to descend to my son William and his Heirs forever, and should the proprietor of the afrd Lott ~~Incline to sell, I do hereby oblige him to give my son William or his Heirs the Refusal of the afrd Lott, and if [he] will give as much as the same will sell for then she shall Claim a preference.
Fourthly I Give Bequeath and divise[sic] unto my son William Copper the Remainder of my Land and plantation on which I now live & possess Exclusive the before divised[sic] three lotts or parcels of Land to my sons Charles, John & Henry (after the death of my wife Ann Copper) to him and his Heirs forever & should William Die, before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years and without Lawfull Issue the my wife in the above divised[sic] to descend to my son Charles to hi and his Heirs forever, and should Charles die without Lawfull Issue and before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years the afrd. Land to descend to my son John and his Heirs for Ever[sic], and should John die before he arrives to the age of Twenty one years & without Lawfull issue, the afrd. Land to descend to my Son Henry and his Heirs forever.
Fifthly. I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my Loving wife Ann Copper, During her widowhood the three following parcels of Land that is Bifore[sic] Divised[sic] to William, John and Henry and after the Death or marriage of my wife then Then[sic] my three sons to possess the Land as divised[sic] to them I do likewise give unto my wife that Lott or parcel of Land before Divised[sic] to my son Charles until he arrives to the full age of Twenty one years, Then he is to possess the arfd. Land also I give unto my wife the four negroes hereafter left to my four children during her widowhood, also one negro woman called Hannah, and all the remainder of my personal Estate, after my Just debts are paid Except the Legacys hereafter mentioned ~~
Sixthly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my Daughter Elizabeth after the death or marriage of my wife one negro woman called Dinah and If Elizabeth dies without Issue then the afrd. negor to descend to my Daughter Ann.
Seventhly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my Daughter Ann after the Death or marriage of my wife one negro Girl Called Milly and if Ann dies without Issue then afrd. negro to descend to my Daughter Elizabeth.
Eighthly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my son William Copper one negro Boy called David and one horse Colt called Pacolate (??) two years old or one Equal to him
Ninthly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my son Henry Copper one negro Girl called Minty ~~
Tenthly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] unto my son Charles my Riding Horse Pomp. Bridle & Saddle ~~
Eleventhly I Give Bequeath and Divise[sic] one fourth part of an acre of Land to be Laid off from the Center of the Grave yard to the whole of my Children as a family Burial place and I do herey Impower[sic] them or their Heirs or Either of them with full Liberty (unreadable) & (unreadable) to Enter on the afrd. ground, and to dig graves & Bury Either of them or their Heirs without any Hinderances in any Case whosoever by any person or persons whatsoever having right Title Interest Property Claim or demand in or under Either of the afrd. Representatives.
Lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint my Loving Wife Ann Copper Executrix and my Friend Thomas Worrel Executor of this my Last will and Testament making null and void all other Will or Wills heretofore made by me. ~ As Witness my hand and seal this Twentyfourth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
 
Signed Sealed published                 }
acknowledged and Declared            }
by the within names Testator          }        (signed) Chars Copper (seal)
in his presence and in the pres       }
ence of Each other and at his         }
request we signd[sic] this will as    }
witnesses thereto and at the          }
time of so doing he appeared to     }
us to be of perfect Disposing         }
mind and memory. ~~~               }
S. Ricaud
John Blackiston
Elizath Hatchison
Richard Hatchison
 
Maryland Kent county to Wit. 
November 30th 1803. Then came Richard Ricaud and John Blackiston, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will & testament of Chars. Copper late of Kent County decd. Y made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they saw the testator within named sign & seal this will and that they heard him publish, pronounce & declare the same to be his last will & testament, that at the time of his so doing he wa to the best of their apprehension of sound, disposing mind, memory & understanding, and that Elizabeth Hatchison, Richard Hatchison and these deponants were all present at the same time and respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to the same will in presence of and at the request of the testator, and in the [presence] of each other.
Before R. Barroll Regr. Wills Kent County.

Kent County to wit, Jany 12 1804. then came Ann Copper and made oath that the within Instrument of writing is a true and whole will and testament of Charles Copper late of Kt Coty decd that hath come to her knowledge & that she knows of no other of a later date.
Before: R Barroll, Reg of Wills for Kent County
 
filed 1804
 
I Ann Copper widow of Charles Copper late of Kent County deceased, do hereby renounce and quit all claim to any bequest or devise made to me by the last will of my husband, exhibited & proved according to law, and select to take in lieu thereof, my dower or legal share of the Estate of my said husband.
    Ann (her X mark)
Witness James Rumney
Recorded
filed Jany 12 1804
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013




COPPER, George, Sr.
 
In the Name of God Amen This Seventh Day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty six I George Copper Senr. of Kent County in the province of Maryland Being sick & weak of Body but of sound and perfect sense of mind & memory Thank[sic] to God & Calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to Die doe[sic] make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say first and principally I Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it & my Body to the earth to be Buried in Christian & Decent like manner firmly hopping[sic] & beliveing[sic] that I shall receive the same at the Genl. resurrection at the Last Day in and through the meritorious Death and passion of my Blessed Lord & Savour[sic] Jesus Christ in whose (?? mercy?? unreadable) and only Grace I hope to be saved and Calling to mind my worldly Estate with which it hath pleased god[sic] to bless me with doe[sic] Dispose of the same in manner and form following
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing[sic] son William Copper one hundred acres of Land on the west side of Lords Gift to him and his heirs for ever and one negroe[sic] man Called Peter and Ten head of Sheep two Cows & Calves and no more of my Estate
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing[sic] son Charles Copper fifty acres of Land at the last end of Williams Lott as allso[sic] fifty acres more at the east end of Lord['s, sic] Gift where my Dwelling now is to him and his heirs forever and one Negroe[sic] boy Called Joe ~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing[sic] son George Copper all the Remainder parts of my Lands whatsoever after the afd. Lands is Laid out to my two sons William and Charles to him and his heirs forever, as also one negroe[sic] man Called Trump five head of sheep one Cow & Calf, one stear[sic] four or five years, one Gun??, and no more of my Estate~~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing[sic] Daughter Rachell Glann[Glenn} one negroe[sic] man Called Squash one feather bed and furniture, two Iron pott of a midling size one holland Table & one thousand pounds tobacco, and no more of my Estate~~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing[sic] Daughter Mary Gleaves one Negroe[sic] woman Called Hagar & her Increase and one negroe[sic] Boy Called Peter~~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Gran[sic] Daughter Sarah Gleaves on Negroe[sic] boy Called will[sic] and the same to remain in the possession of her mother Mary Gleaves untill[sic] the said Sarah arives[sic] to the age of sixrteen or Day of Marage[sic]~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto Gran[sic] son Joseph Copper one horse three years old, and three pounds current money to be paid to the said Joseph when he arives[sic] to the age of eighteen years~~
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my two Children Charles Copper and Mary Gleaves the remainder part of my personable[sic] Estate whatsoever to be Equally Divided between them I likewise Constitute and appoint my son Charles Copper and Mary Gleaves my whole and sole Excurs. of this my Last will and Testamt. Disallowing and revoake[sic] all former wills and Testaments whatsoever by me made alowing[sic] this and no other to be my Last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year within written~~~
The within will published pronounced                       }
signed sealed and Declared by the within                 } George (his X mark) Copper (seal)
George Copper to be his Last will and                      }
Testamt. in prests.[sic] of us ~~                             }
Vincent Hatcheson, W. Hynson
Charles Hynson, Junr.
    Kent County Sst. On the ninth day of November Anno Domini 1754 Vincent Hatchison William Hynson & Charles Hynson Junr. subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will being all duly sworn on the Holy Evangels severally deposed & Declared that they saw the Testator George Copper above named sign & seal the same will and heard him publish & declare the same to be his last will and Testament, That at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound & disposing mind & memory and that they subscribed their respective names as Evedences[sic] to the same will in presence of the same Testator and at his request ~~
  Sworn before Ja Calder Depy. Comr.
   Kent County
 
~Genie
Posted May 4, 2013



COPPER, George (son of George, Sr.)
 
In the Name of God Amen. I George Copper Senr. of Kent County in Maryland being sick & weak of body but of sound disposing sense & Memory do make & ordain this my last will & Testament; & first of all I resign my soul into the hands of God that gave it, of whose Mercy I hope thro' the Merits of my Gracious redeemer, to receive it again at the resurrection, in full Enjoyment of Salvation; and my Body to the earth to be Buried in a Christian like & decent Manner, according to the Discretion of my Executor, and as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow on me I Give devise & dispose of them in manner & form folling[sic]
1stly  I Give & devise unto my son Philip Copper Fifty acres of Land Called Wedge's Recovery to him & his heirs for Ever[sic], and no more of my Estate.
2ndly, I Give, devise & Bequeath unto my son Cyrus Copper, to him & his Heirs forever, all the remainder of residue of my Lands whatever ~~
3dly. I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Rebecka[sic] Copper, one Negro boy Named Gloster, one featherbed & such furniture as the house affords one roan horse Named Rainbow and Bridle & Saddle & her Choice of a Milch Cow as a Legacy ~~
4thly My will is that the residue of my Lands that I Bequeath to my son Cyrus remain in the Possession of my wife Rebecca Copper till my said son Cyrus shall arrive at the age of twenty one years; But in Case my wife should Marry again before that Time, then the said Lands to be Possessed by my son George Copper till the time afsd. ~~
5thly I do Constitute & appoint my Loving wife Rebecca Copper, together with my son George Copper as Joynt[sic] Executors or this my Last will & Testament to see & have it Executed according to the true Intent & Meaning of the same and I do by these presents appoint make & ordain this & no other to be my Last will & Testament, Disannulling & revoking all other will or Wills, Legacies or otherwise heretofore by me made, but do Confirm & declare this as my last will & Testament as Witness my hand & seal this 25th day of October in the year of our Lord 1758. ~~
    George Copper  (seal)
The within Instrument of writing signed sealed Published and acknowledged by the within Testator as his last will & Testament, the words /Saddle & Bridle/ in the third Clause being first Interlined, before us the subscribers ~~
Thos. Slipper - Charles Ringgold                          George Copper
 John Arnol [Arenol?]  December 9th 1758      }
    Kent County Sst.                                           }  Then came before me the subscriber Thomas Slipper and John Arenol[Arnol?] and made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that they saw the Testator in his LIfetime seal the afsd. Will and Testamednt and that he the said Thomas Slipper at the request of the Testator & in his presence subscribed his the said Testator Name opposite to his seal, and that at the Time of his so doing he was to the best of their appprehension of sound and disposing mind and Memory and that they severally subscribed their Names as Witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the Testator and at his request And they further make Oath that at the same Time they saw Charles Ringgold the other subscribing Witness, subscribe as such in the presence of the Testator and at his request. ~~  taken before me ~
   J. Nicholson Jr Depy Comr of Knt. Coty
10th of May 1759. The said Thomas Slipper and John Arnol being further Examined Depose that the aforesaid George Copper Published, Declared this Instrument of Writing as his Last will & Testament before these Deponents signed as Witnesses thereto and the said Thomas Slipper for himself saith that he this Deponent wrote the said Instrument by the order and Directions of the said Deceased and that the same was wrote according to the Instructions of said Deceased without any alteration or variation therefrom ~~
  Sworn before Danl. Dulany Comr. Genl.
 
~Genie
Posted May 4, 2013



COPPER, Kate E. Savin
Pg. 1
In the Orphans Court for or Before the Register of Wills for Baltimore City County, Maryland
In the Estate of Copper, Kate E
Estate No. 443-73
Filed
07/19/1929
Date of death ____/____/_____
Estate Type: Will
Comments

Authenticated Copy of Will of Kate E. Copper
Late of Harford Co. MD.
Filed on the 19 day of July
Exhibited and filed on the 19 day of July 1929. Proved and recorded on the 23 day of July 1929, same day filed and recorded in Wills, Liber E.R.D. No. 164, Folio 542 and examined........
Test: Edwin R. Downes Register of Wills for Baltimore City
$3.00 Pd. Recording Only, by James L. Hennegau, Atty.

Kate E. Copper
I, Kate E. Copper, of Highlandtown, Baltimore County, in the State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do make this my last will and testament, in manner following, hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me, that is to say:
FIRST.- It is my express wish and desire that after my decease my body be buried in the Savin Family Lot in the Darlington Cemetery, in Darlington, Harford County, in the State of Maryland and I desire that my Executor see that a suitable inscription for me be placed on the monument therein already erected by me and that my beloved husband, Cyrus Copper's name be place thereon with mine at his decease, and that a marker be put to my grave to correspond with those already in said lot and that a sufficient sum of money be invested or set aside to keep in repair the aforesaid monument and to keep in perpetual care the aforesaid lot if the same shall prove necessary.
SECOND:- I give and bequeath to my brother Edward F. Savin, the note or notes and all claims for indebtedness of whatever kind which I hold against him at my decease.
THIRD:- I give, devise and bequeath to my grand nephew Wallace Taylor, absolutely, all my interest in the Mountain Land situated in Washington County, Maryland, known as "Maryland Heights", and which is now taxed in the name of "The Heirs of Patrick C. Savin, deceased", and also my twenty-five (25) shares of Stock in the Mount Carmel Cemetery Company.
FOURTH:- At the death of my beloved husband, Cyrus Copper, I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew, Charles H. MacNabb, the sum of five hundred dollars.  This legacy is absolute and is not to be taken into consideration as connected in any way with any other item or items in this will.
FIFTH:- It is my desire that my brother, Edward F. Savin and sister, Mary J. I. Savin have the use and occupation of the "Home Farm" in Harford County, Maryland, so long as they or either of them shall care to live thereon, and I hereby direct my Executor hereinafter named, to leave that portion of my estate open and undisturbed, during such period, but upon the determination of such period for any cause, I direct my Executor to immediately turn my interest therein into cash and put it with the corpus of my estate as hereinafter provided.
SIXTH:- I give, devise and bequesth all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed, of whatsoever kind and wheresoever located to my nephew, Charles H. MacNabb, In trust to invest and reinvest as may be necessary, for the use and benefit of my beloved husband, Cyrus Copper, for and during his natural life, and if the income of my estate shall not be sufficient for the use and comfort of my said husband, then, I direct that so much of the estate itself may be used as shall be necessary for such purposes in the discretion of my said nephew Charles H. MacNabb.  And if my said husband at my decease, shall see proper to enter some home for the aged, he shall have from my household furnishings his own bed and such blankets, pillows and linens as shall be necessary for his greatest comfort in the discretion of my nephew, aforesaid, Charles H. MacNabb, and at my said husband's decease, I direct that a brick and slab grave be provided for his body and a granite tomb, all at a cost not exceeding five hundred dollars, and that two hundred dollars be placed in the Savings Bank of Baltimore, the interest of one hundred dollars thereof to be paid to the treasurer of Mt. Carmel Cemetery Company for the annual care of said Cyrus Copper's lot and the interest of the other one hundred dollars to be paid to the aforesaid treasurer to keep in repair the fence and monument of said deceased, Cyrus Copper.  And after my said husband's decease, the rest and residue of my estate, I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew, Charles H. MacNabb, still in Trust, for the education of my grand niece Mary Anna Taylor, and my grand nephews, Frank Taylor and Wallace Taylor, the children of Preston Taylor by his wife, Anna S. Taylor, now deceased, if, it shall appear in the discretion of the said Trustee, Charles H. MacNabb, that it shall be to the best advantage of any one or more of the said Taylor children to be taught a special trade or profession.  In any case, whether the said Mary Anna Taylor or Frank Taylor are assisted as above or not, then thereafter any and all residue shall be paid to Wallace Taylor when he attains the age of twenty five years.
SEVENTH:- I nominate and appoint my nephew Charles H. MacNabb, the Executor of this my last will and testament and I authorize my Executor to sell either at public or private sale, and thereby convert into cash, by whatsoever means shall be the most advantageous all my estate, real, personal and mixed, except such parts as are herein before provided for and I authorize my Executor herein named to do whatsoever may be necessary to carry into effect each and every clause of this my will.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and seal, on this 31st day of December 1909.
Kate E. Copper   (SEAL)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrix, Kate E. Copper, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at her request, and in her presence, in the the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Joel R. Gaar
3204 E. Baltimore St.
Grace E.
Dashiell
3101 Fait Ave.

HARFORD COUNTY, SS.
On the twenty Sixth day of December 1910, then came Charles H. MacNabb, and made oath in due form of law, that he does not know of any will or codicil of Kate E. Copper, late of said County, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing, and that he received the same from the said Testatrix for safe keeping.
Sworn to in open Court.
Test:
Hugh T. Bay
Register of Wills of Harford County.
HARFORD COUNTY, SS.
On the 26th day of December 1910, then came Grace E. Dashiell and on January 14th, 1911, came Joel R. Gaar, subscribing Witnesses to
the aforegoing last will and testament of Kate E. Copper, late of said County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that they did see the testatrix, Kate E. Copper, sign and seal this Will, that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last will and testament, that at the time of her so doing she was to the best apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they together subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in her presence and at her request, and in the presence of each other.

Sworn to in open Court.
Test:
Hugh T. Bay
Register of Wills
of Harford County.
IN THE ORPHANS' COURT OF HARFORD COUNTY.
The Register of Wills of Harford County, during a recess of the Orphans' Court of said County, after having carefully examined the above last will and testament of Kate E. Copper, late of Harford County, deceased, and also the evidence adduced as to its validity, orders and decrees this 14 day of January, 1911, that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last will and testament of the said Kate E. Copper, deceased.
Hugh T. Bay
Register
of Wills of Harford County.

Castleton, Maryland, July 30th 1910
Mr. Charles H. MacNabb, My Executor
In connection with my will I wish you to take this letter and distribute some little articles of personal property herein mentioned which are not mentioned in my will.  This letter you understand is to be an adjunct to my will now in your possession.
FIRST.  You are to give to Elizabeth Bie Miller[sic], my gold watch given me by my husband Cyrus Copper, on her eighteenth birthday.
SECOND.  My gold rings are to be buried with me.
THIRD.  My "Elsie Books" are to be given to my niece Mary Anna Taylor.
FOURTH.  My rain coat is to be given to Sadie Marstellar and all my other books.
FIFTH.  My field glasses and 4 x 5 Camera are to be given to Preston Taylor.
SIXTH. My large picture of Anna S. Taylor is to be given to Wallace Taylor.
SEVENTH. You are to have my large 5 x 7 Cameral, my largest rug and any other rug I have and my silver that is in my trunk, the large portraits of my father and mother and if you should have portraits of them already, then give them first to Lee Anna Woodson, then to Sadie Marstellar, then to Kate Wiley Savin.  And you are to have my book case, also, but, if you have no use for it, give it to Sadie Marstellar with the books.
EIGHTH.  My cut glass salt cellars are to be given Sarah E. McNabb my sister.
Kate E. Copper
STATE OF
MARYLAND, HARFORD COUNTY, SCT:-
Register's Office, July 9, 1929
I, CHARLES H. REED, Register of Wills and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Orphans' Court of the County of Harford, State of Maryland, hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true and accurate copy of the Last Will and Testament of Kete E. Copper, late of said County, deceased, as recorded among the Will Records of said County in Liber H. T. B. No. 14, folio 190.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Orphans' Court of said County, the above date.
(signed)
Chas. H. Reed
Register of
Wills and Ex-Officio
Clerk of the Orphans' Court.
~Genie
Posted May 12, 2012






COPPER, Matilda Weber

In The Orphans; Court For or Before The Register Of Wills For
Baltimore City County, Maryland

In The Estate Of Copper, Matilda
Estate No. 522-51
Filed 6/29/1936
Estate Type: Will
No. 51
Case 522
1936
Matilda Copper
Will  23540
Exhibited and filed on the 29 day of June
Exhibited and filed on the 29 day of June 1936  Proved and recorded on the 23 day of Sept 1936 same day filed and recorded in Wills, Liber J.H.B. No. 185, Folio 340 and examined........
Test" John H. Bouse
Register of Wills for Baltimore City.

Baltimore City, ss.
On the 29 day of June, 1936, came Hartwell M. King and made oath in due form of law, that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Matilda Copper late of said City, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing, and that he received the same from Annie F. Peusch Daughter of Deceased and retained same until filed in Court. and that the said Matilda Copper departed this life on the 10 day of June, 1936.
(signed) John H. Bouse
 
Baltimore City, ss.
On the 29th day of June, 1936 came Hartwell M. King and made oath in due form of law, that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Matilda Copper late of said City, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing, and that he received the same from Annie F. Peusch, Daughter of Deceased, and retained same until filed in Court, and that the said Matilda Copper departed this life on the 10th day of June, 1936.
Sworn to before the
subscriber

Test:(signed)  John H. Bouse
Register of Wills for Baltimore City.

Baltimore City, ss.
On the 29th day of June, 1936 came Maurice Tramer and Hartwell M. King the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Matilda Copper late of said city, deceased, and made oath in due for of law, that they did see Testating sign and seal this Will; that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament; that at the time of her so doing she was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory, understanding; and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in her presence at her request; and in the presence of each other..
Sworn to before the subscriber
Test: (signed) John H. Bouse
Register of Wills for Baltimore City

The Orphans' Court of Baltimore City:
The register of Wills for Baltimore City, after having carefully examined the above last Will and Testament of Matilda Copper, late of Baltimore City, deceased, [together with the Codicil thereunto attached,]  and also evidence adduced as to its validity, Orders and Decrees, this 7 day of July, 1936, that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last Will and Testament and Codicil of the said Matilda Copper, deceased.
(signed) John H. Bouse
Register of Wills for Baltimore City.

I, Matilda Copper, of the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make this my last Will and
Testament, in manner following, that is to say:

-1- AFTER the payment of my just debts, arrangements having been made with my daughters to pay the cost of my funeral bill out of the income from the insurance policies on my life in which my daughters were named beneficiaries, I GIVE, DEVISE AND BEQUEATH my estate as follows:
-2- I GIVE AND BEQUEATH  the sum of Fifty Dollars, ($50.00) to be equally divided among my following named grand-children; Daniel Allen, Esther Allen, Henry Allen, Matilda Allen and Lloyd C. Allen.  Should any of my said grand-children predecease me the survivor or survivors to take his, her or their share or shares.
-3- I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to my son, Harry T. Copper, my bed-room suit and player piano.
-4- I GIVE AND BEQUEATH to my son, Lloyd C. Copper, my book case together with my books of every kind.
-5- I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the remainder of my furniture to my daughters, Annie F. Peusch and Gertrude I. Allen and my son, Daniel L. Copper, each to have an equal interest share and share alike.
-6- I GIVE AND BEQUEATH all the rest and residue of my estate to my five following named children: Annie F. Peusch, Gertrude I. Allen, Harry T. Copper, Daniel L. Copper and Lloyd C. Copper, each to have an equal part, share and share alike.  Should the said Annie F. Peusch predecease me, then her interest or share shall be equally divided among my surviving children.
-7- I HEREBY authorise[sic], direct and empower my hereinafter named executors to sell, at public or private sale, my property
or residence know as 626 Fort Avenue and all other property that has not been heretofore bequeathed, for the most money obtainable, and
distribute the proceeds therefrom as heretofore directed; it not being required that application be made of previous order obtained from the Orphans' Court to make said sale.
-8- I HEREBY nominate, constitute and appoint my sons, Daniel L. Copper and Lloyd C. Copper to
be the executors of this my last Will and Testament and request that they be required to give only a nominal bond for the faithful
performance of their duties as executors, hereby revoking all other wills and codicils by me heretofore made.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixd my seal the 13th day of June, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven.
(signed) Matilda Copper #SEAL#
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrixc as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, at her request, in her presence, and the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J. M. Bouse June
29/36   (signed) Maurice Tramer  

J. M. Bouse June
29/36   (signed) Hartwell M. King

 Pg. 9
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MATILDA COPPER
 
HARTWELL M. KING
ATTORNEY AT LAW
216 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD.
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted April 28, 2012






COPPER, Samuel
(Nuncupative Will)
 
     October 15, 1818
To wit:
 Mr. Samuel Copper on his death bed about two hours before his death being perfectly in his sences[sic] and sencible[sic] of his approach[sic] end did first call upon his wife to come to him and then upon all that were present and before us all he died declare that it was his Will that she his wife should possess the whole of his Estate both real and personal During her life Except his Negroe[sic] Man Isaac to be freed in five years from his death and after her death to the benefit of his children this he did declare in the presence of each of us the subscribers.   Jacob Stevens
    James Collins
    John K. Ayers
    Joseph Sintan
Maryland                          }  November 14th 1818 Then came Jacob Stevens,
Kent County Sct               }  James Collins, John K Ayers and Joseph Sintan, the four Witnesses to the Nuncupative Will of Samuel Copper late of Kent County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they heard the Testator Samuel Copper, publish pronounce and declare the substance of the above (in his last illness) as is since written to be his last Will and that he requested and prayed the afore named witnesses to bear Testimony thereof and that he was to the best of these Deponents apprehensions of sound and disposing mind memory & understanding and that they all were requested by the Testator in the presence of the Testator and in the ......(rest is missing)
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013





CREIGHBAUM, Conrad
 
In the name of God, Amen, I, Conrad Creighbaum of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being in perfect health and sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, thanks to Almighty God therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this y last will and testament in manner and form following,
  First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, in sure and certain hopes of the resurrection from the dead, by the might and power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the earth, to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned and named; and as touching such worldly substance wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following; it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral charges be fully paid and satified.
  Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jacob Creighbaum the full and just sum of ten pounds, current money of this State, over and above the following legacy.
  Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Molly Duttro, intermarried with David Duttro, the full and just sum of three pounds, current money as aforesaid, to her, her heirs and assigns. ~
  Item, After all my just debts, funeral charges and the above legacies are fully paid all the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal I give and bequeath in the following manner, to wit, to Jacob Creighbaum aforesaid one share, to my son Peter Creighbaum one share, to my son Philip Kreighbaum[sic] one share, to my son Michael Creighbaum one share, to my daughter Catherine Duttro, intermarried with David Duttro, one share, to my daughter Elizabeth Speelman, intermarried with Lawrence Speelman, one share, and to my grand children David Neff, Henry Neff and Hannah Neff one share to be equally divided between the said David, Henry and Hannah, comprising in the whole seven shares, to them, their heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns forever. ~
  And lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Peter Creighbaum, and my friend William Shaw, Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disallowing all any every former or other will by me made or done, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in manner and form aforesaid.
 In testimony wereof[sic] I the said Conrad Creighbaum have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and five. ~
Signed, sealed, published, declared and         }
pronounced by the said Conrad Kreigh-          }
baum[sic] to be his last will and testament,   }
and that at doing the same he was and         } Conrad Creighbaum (seal)
appeared to be in perfect and sound             }
disposing mind & memory and that we         }
signed our names thereto at his request,      }
and in presence of each other. ~                  }
 Michael Erb ~ Matthew Patton                            }
 George Arthur ~ Peter Staup ~                      }
 
  Allegany County, the 31st day of March 1821.
  Then came Peter Kreighbaum[sic] and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Conrad Creighbaum, late of Allegany County, decd., that hath come to his hands or possession, and that he doth not know of any other.
  Sworn before
   Charles Heck, Register
 
Allegany  County, the 31st day of March 1821.
 Then came Michael Erb and George Arthur, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Conrad Creighbaum late of Allegany County, deceased, and severally made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively with Matthew Patton and Peter Staup, the other subscribing witnesses, subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.   
Sworn before

   Charles Heck, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 23, 2013







CRESAP, Daniel Sr.
 
In the name of God Amen I Daniel Cresap Senior of Allegany County in the State of Maryland Being weak in Body but of perfect and sound mind and understanding thanks be to Almighty God therefor[sic] calling to mind the shortness of life and the uncertainty of the duration  thereof and being willing to dispose of the property that I am Blessed with in this world do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit, ~
 I do order and direct that my Executor hereafter named do in a Christian like & decent manner Bury my Body in the earth as to them may appear the most advisable and as to my whole estate of which I am possessed, I do give and Bequeath unto my son Van Cresap the following piece or parcel of land on which he now lives the said piece or parcel of land Beginning at the mouth of Rowe's Run on the South Bank of the same and of the the Bank of Potowmack River and running up the said River to the Bounded tree of Rosses Mistake then leaving the River and Running North fifty degrees to the West with a marked line of trees through the mud Lick and to the North west extremity of my land then with the outlines of the same Northwestward until it intersects the line of the land hereafter Bequeathed to my son Robert Cresap then with the marked line to the Beginning the same to be held to him the said Van Cresap and his heirs forever.
 Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Robert Cresap his heirs and assigns forever the following piece or parcel of land on which he now lives and lying Between the lands above mentioned bequeathed to my son Van Cresap and the land By me heretofore conveyed to my son Daniel Cresap Junior (Deceased) the same land Beginning at the corner of the land conveyed to my son Daniel on the Bank of Potowmack River and running up the river with the meander including also an Island opposite in the Potwomack river and then down the Island Gut to the mouth of a Run called Rowes Run or within two rods from the mouth of the said Run where a stone is planted and then running from the River towards the Allegany North fifty degrees to the West with a marker line of trees as far as the North West Extremity of my land to a planted stone then running Northward with the outlines of my land until it intersects the land conveyed to Daniel Cresap Junior and then with his line to the Beginning. ~ Also I give and Bequeath unto my son Robert Cresap and his heirs and assigns all the land which I own or to which I have any Right or claim to situate lying and Being above the land lately owned by Edward Dawson (Deceased) and on which his widow now resides.~
 Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Cresap and to his heirs and assigns forever the following piece or parcel of land the same
Beginning at the bounded trees of a tract of land called Rosses Mistakes near the mouth of the Mill Runn and on the Bank of the River
Potowmack then running with the meanders of the River up South ten degrees East one hundred & fifty one poles then South twenty five
degrees West Eighty three poles near to a poplar standing at the edge of the said River then from the River North fifty four degrees West
South of the Spring house within six poles Southwest of the Stone House in which I now reside still continuing on the course to the Northern extremity of my land then with the outlines of the same Northward to the line of the land above bequeathed to my son Van Cresap then with his line reversed through the mud Lick to the place of Beginning. ~

 Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Cresap his heirs and assigns forever the following piece or parcel of land to wit Beginning at a planted stone within one pole of a poplar standing on the edge of Potowmack Ricer and running up the river with the meanders of the same to a Boundary tree on the side of Fort Hill near said river then with the outline of my land to the land lately owned by Edward Dawson
(Deceased) and on which his widow now resides then with said Dawson's lines so as to include two Lots to the Northwestward of said Dawson's land then with the outlines of my land until it intersects the line of my land bequeathed to my son Thomas Cresap then with his ine reversed to the Beginning. Also I give and bequeath unto my son James Cresap and his heirs and assigns one other tract, or piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the forks of the Mill Run called "Deer Park" and also one other tract called "Folley" adjoining Thomas Green's land.

 Item,  I give and Bequeath unto my son Joseph Cresap and his heirs and assigns on Desk which is now at his house.
 Item, I give and Bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Collins married to Thomas Collins the negro man named Wiss now in their possession as her share. ~
 Item,  My will is that the ten lots of land known and Distinguished by Nos. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~lying and being
between the lands of Joseph Cresap and Robert Cresap should be the property of my grandsons Edward & John Cresap providing that the
Executors or the estate of my son Daniel Cresap (deceased) shall pay to me or my Executors hereinafter named & appointed all legal costs
and charges with legal interest on sd costs and charges that have accrued or may accrue on the ten lots of land aforesaid to them,
their heirs and assigns forever. ~ ~

 Item, My will is and I do order and Direct that the land heretofore bequeathed ot my son James Cresap shall be subject to have a Mill Race
on it if my son Thomas Cresap; shall think proper to Build a Mill on the land to him bequeathed or his heirs or assigns and for that purpose
shall request to have a mill race on my son James' land the race to be made on the most convenient and least Injurious to the land and
convenient for the Mill. ~ ~

 Item,  should any of my Real and or personal estate be left after my decease unbequeathed it is my will and I do hereby ordain that it is to be equally Divided By my Executors betwixt my three Grand-daughters Rebecca, Hannah and Julia Ogle to be paid to them as they shall arrive to the age of twenty one years. But if any or either of them die to be equally divided among the survivor or survivors. ~
 And lastly I do nominate, constitute and appoint my sons Joseph Cresap and James Cresap Executors to this my last will and testament hereby Revoking and annulling all and every other will or wills By me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament in manner and form aforesaid. ~ ~
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and and[sic] set my seal this eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six. ~ ~
Signed, sealed, published, declared & pronounced       }
by the said Daniel Cresap Senior to be his last            } Daniel Cresap (seal)
will and testament and at doing the same he was       }
and appeared to be in perfect mind and                     }
memory and that we signed our names thereto          }
at his request & in presence of each other. ~             }
 Wm. Shaw}
 Benjamin Whitehead}
 Richard Tomlinson}
Sworn by Joseph Cresap July 14th 1798
Thomas Cromwell, Register
Proven by William Shaw July 5th 1798
Thomas Cromwell, Register
 
~Genie
Posted July 20, 2013






CRESAP, Daniel
 
In the name of God, Amen. I Daniel Cresap, Testator, of Allegany county in the State of Maryland, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my Worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world, when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish tis my last Will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say:
 First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors, hereinafter named, and after all my just debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
Item. I give and brqueath to my beloved wife Rebecca Cresap, all my property real, personal and mixed of every description whatever, to be hers entirely during her Widow-hood or natural life as my widow for the benefit of herself and our children. If she should at any time marry, then her right to my entire property ceases and she will only be entitled to that portion of my Estate that the law allows a widow. It is my desire that in case my wife should marry or die my widow, that my property shall be equally divided amongst all my children, share and share alike. It is also my desire that no part of my House Estate, shall be sold untill my youngest child arrives at the age of maturity, and I expressly forbid any of my children selling his or her share of said "House Estate" until that time arrives.
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James D. Cresap and my friend Aguilla B. McCarty to be the Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.
 The word "my" interlined before signing.
  In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifth day of October in the year of our Lord, one thoushad eight hundred and fifty eight.
     Daniel Cresap (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Daniel Cresap the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed ou names as witness thereto.
     Moses Rawlings
     N. T. Rawlings
     G. W. Wilson
 
 Maryland, Allegany Couty to wit:
  On this second day of November, 1858, came James D. Cresap and Aguillar B. McCarty, the executors named in the foregoing last will and testament of Daniel Cresap, late of said county, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that the said will is the true and whole will and testament of said deceased, that has come to their hands or possession and that they do not know of any other.
     Test: J. B. Widener, Register
 
 Maryland, Allegany County to wit:
  On this 26th day of October, 1858, came George W. Wilson, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Daniel Cresap, late of said county, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that he heard the testator therein named acknowledge that he had signed said will and heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same tbe his last will and testament, that at at[sic] the time of his making said acknowledgment he was to the best of his apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that the said George W. Wilson, subscribed his name to said will in the presence and at the request of the testator. And on the 2nd day of November, came Moses Rawling and Newton T. Rawlings, the other two subscribing witnesses to said will, and made oath in due form of law, that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal said will, that they hard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be hs last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, that they subscribed their names as witnesses to said will in his presence and in the presence of each other.
 
    Test: J. B. Widener, Register

~Genie
Posted January 19, 2013








CRESAP, Thomas
 
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Cresap of Washington County in the province of Maryland of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding considering the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it may please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this mylast will and testament in manner form following, that is to say,
 First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors ~ hereinafter named and after my debts are paid together with my funeral charges I bequeath as follows
 Item. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife one hundred & twenty acres of land to be laid off on the lower end of a tract of Land situate at the mouth of the South Branch of Potowmack[sic] river on which James Tapley now lives to be laid off so as to Include the cleared Land to be and Remain the property of my wife during her natural life.
 Item. I give unto her all the stock I was possessed of when I left her together with all my House-hold(sic) furniture not already willed or hereafter Disposed off[sic] Excepting Bed and bedding. I will and direct my Executors to pay her fifty pounds annually for four years next after my decease to be given her instead of her Jointer.
 Item. I give unto my son Daniel Cresap one hundred pounds, current money.  Item. I give him all my wearing apparel.  Item, I give unto my daughter Sarah Foster ~ one hundred pounds, current money.  Item. I give unto Betty Dorsey, wife of Edwd. ten pounds.  ~
 Item. I give unto my grand-son[sic] Michael Cresap, son of Michael, and unto his heirs forever three Lotts of ground in the Town of Skipton ~ Maryland which lotts are distinguished in a Bond of Conveyance from his father to me.  Item. I give and bequeath unto him his heirs forever two tracts of land in Hampshire County Virginia adjoining to each other one of them pattended[sic] in my name and the other purchased to Col. George Fairfax provided & upon  this Express condition that he the aforesaid Legatee when he arrives at the age of twenty one years shall convey unto Michl. Cresap, son of Danl. in fee simple fifty acres part of the said tract purchd. of Col. Fairfax, which my son Michl. Cresap give his Bond to convey unto Michl. Cresap of Danl. ~ I give unto him jointly with Luther Martin Esqr. and their heirs forever all my right & title to a tract of land situate at Right-ferry on the Susquehannah River knowing by the name of the Govemon's Grant, containing five hundred acres said to be in Pennsylvania. ~
 Item. I give and bequeath to Charles Cresap Weeks two hundred pounds to be put out to interest for him til he comes of age. ~
 Item. I will and desire my Executors to give him two years Schooling and then put him to some trade unless he should be put- out- my lifetime, and in case he should die before he arrives to the age of twenty one years the above legacies as well as any that my be hereinafter mentioned shall be considered as my Estate and disposed of as hereafter directed. ~
 Item. I give unto my grandsons Michl. and James Cresap, sons of my son Michl. Joseph Sprigg's Bond unless disposed off[sic] in my lifetime.~
 Item. I give unto my grand-daughters[sic] Mary Elizabeth & Sarah Cresap daughters of my son Michl. each one hundred & fifty pounds, currency ~
 Item I give unto my grand son[sic] Thos. Cresap, son of Danl. six silver table spoons marke then THC and the remainder of my plate to my grand son[sic] Michl. Cresap of Michl. Item. I will and desire that my Executors hereafter named shall sell my tract of land lying in Virginia know by the name of French's Neck, also two tracts of land situate at the mouth of the South Branch of Potowmack rive on which James Tapley now lives, reserving one hundred and twenty acres as before directed for the use of my wife. Also to sell the land I took up in Charles Week's name situate near the place where Jas. Tapley now lives, and the money to be divided between Joseph Robert Vann James & Thos. Cresap, sons of my son Danl. Cresap, James and Michl. Cresap, sons of my son Michl., and Charles Cresap Weeks to be equally divided between them provided Charles Cresap Weeks convey the land I took up [in] his name where James Tapley now lives which I have Directed my Executors to sell otherwise the said Charles Cresap to be excluded from any part arising from the sale of any of my land or any other part of my estate except the two hundred pounds as before mentioned and in case any of the above Legatees should die before they arrive to a proper age to receive their parts of the above mentioned money it shall be divided among the survivors ~
 Item. I will and desire that the money should be received agreeable to the judgment obtained in Hampshire County Virginia against the Executor & Executrix on my son Michl. deceased & the money put out to interest for the use of Michl. + James Cresap sons of my son Michl. untill[sic] they are of age ~
 Item. I give unto Jane Miller and Nancy alias Ann Dobson each ten pounds Sterling.
 Item. I give unto Joseph Dorsey twenty pounds ~ Item I give unto Maria & Elizabeth Dorsey daughters of Edwd Dorsey of John each ten pounds.  Item I give unto Elizabeth Charlotte Slotherd ten pounds annually for ten years after my decease if she should live so long ~ Item I give unto my Executors each twenty pounds ~
 Item. I give unto Betty Dorsey, wife of Edwd. five pounds ~
 Item. I will and desire that all the remainder of my Estate real & personal Except - such assigments I shall make in my lifetime or Direct in my Books to be made be given to my grand-children[sic] Joseph, Van, James, Robert and Thomas Cresap sons of Danl Cresap and James and Michael Cresap, sons of my son Michl., AB. Jane Miller my niece, daughter of Robert Cresap wife of George Miller and my sister Ann Dobson are both of Loudon.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my son Danl Cresap, John Red & Luther Martin, Esqr. Executors of my last will and testament, Revoking all former wills and testaments and taking this only for my will.
  Witness my hand this seventeenth day of January 1784.
 
Signed, sealed, published & declared }
 in presence of                                       }       Thomas (his X mark) Cresap  (seal)
  John Merryman                                     }
  John Lane, Jr.                                       }
  Geo. Mausell                                         }
 
  Baltimore County, to wit:
On the 25th day of January 1790 came John Merryman, one of the subscribing Evidencs to the aforegoing last will and testament of Thomas Cresap of said County, Dec^d^., and made oath etc. that he did see the Testator sign and seal this will, that he heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be hislast will & testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of his apprehension of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, that he subscribed his name as a witness to this will in his presence at his request and the presence of the other subscribing witnesses.
  Sworn before me Register of Wills for the County aforesaid
     Wm. Buchanan
 
In testimony that the aforegoing is a true Copy of the will of Thomas Cresap, Deceased, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety and in the fourteenth year of American Independence.
 
     Wm. Buchanan, Register ~ Testy. B. County.
 
~Genie
Posted March 7, 2013







CROWE, (Ernest) Floyd
 
 I, Floyd Crowe of Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, and capable of making a valid deed or contract, knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows:
 After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my Estate in the following manner, to wit:
 FIRST: I commend my soul to Almighty God, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried.
 SECOND: I give and bequeath to my beloved oldest son Elbridge Crowe, the sum of one ($1.00) dollar.
 THIRD: All the rest and residue of my property both real, personal and mixed, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved children Deall Weimer of Polish Mountain, Allegany County, Maryland, Blanch McKenzie of Ploich[sic] Mountain, Allegany County, Maryland, Loretta Baker of Deal, Pennsylvania, Francis Crowe of Frostburg, Maryland and Wilbur Crowe of Midland, Maryland, share and share alike. Should any of my children mentioned in the third paragraph of my will predecease me, then it is my will that his or her share be divided equally between the survivors of my children mentioned in the third paragraph of my will.
 FOURTH: I direct my hereinafter named executor to sell at either public or private sale, my real estate and to convert my personal property into money as soon after my death as practical and to make the distribution of my estate in the manner aforesaid.
 FIFTH: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Francis Crowe to be the executor of this my Last Will and Testament, and desire that he shall be excused from filing bond for the faithful performance of his duties.
 WITNESS my hand and seal, this 21st day of April, 1930.
 
   (signed) Floyd Crowe   (seal)
 
 Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the above named testator, as and for his Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presenc of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
    John Farrady
    William Dudley
    Conrad Hohing
 
~Genie
Posted April 27, 2013




CROW, Jacob 
 
First Account of Henry Crow and George W. Blocher, Administrators of Jacob Crow, late of Allegany County, Deceased.
These Accountants charge themselves with the following amounts, to wit:
With amount of Sales of personal property as per return of Said Administrators to the Orphans Court of Said County, March 29,1870.              

                                                                       $885.20
With cash on hand at death of deceased,        300.00                     
                                                                       ________                                                                
                                                                     $1185.20
 
And Paid Out as follows:
1.  Paid Aug. Eichhorn, for coffin                      60.00
2.     "   Lowndes & Clary, funeral Expenses      21.88
3.     "   John C. Chaney, Appraiser                      5.00
4.     "   W. F. Garlitz            "                             7.00
5.    "   Elijah Fuller, Reg'r                                  5.00
6.     "   Geo. L. Layman, Crying?? Sale              15.00
7.     "   W. E. Weber, printers bill                     7.00
8.     "   State & County taxes 1869                  14.30
9.     "   Elijah Fuller, Reg'r                              24.50
10.  Administrators 8 per cent com's on $1185.20      94.81   $254.49       
                                                               
                                                                   ________                                                                                          
                                                                      $930.71
Retained by Administrators to pay debts     $100.01                  
                                                                
                                                                    _______                                                           
                                                                    $830.70
Distribution to Heirs:
To Margaret Crow, widow                          276.90
 "   Hannah Crow, daughter                          50.34 6/11
 "   Henry Crow, Son                                    50.34 6/11
 "   John Crow      "                                      50.34 6/11
 "   Anna Blocher, daughter                         50.34 6/11
 "   Isaac Crow,       Son                              50.34 6/11
 "   George Crow,      "                                50.34 6/11
 "   Jacob Crow,        "                                50.34 6/11
 "   Nelson Crow,      "                                 50.34 6/11
 "   Abraham Crow,  "                                  50.34 6/11
 "   Margaret Winebrenner, daughter        50.34 6/11
 "   Lydia Winebrenner,            "                 50.34 6/11  $830.70


Second Account of
Henry Crow and George W. Blocher, Administrators of Jacob Crow, late of Allegany County, Deceased.
These Accountants charge themselves with the following amounts, to wit:
With Amount retained by Administrators upon settlement of their Just account in the Orphans Cout of said County February 28th 1871                                                                              $100.00
With money received of George Crow, acct. in full       150.00
   "        "          "        "  Nelson Crow,    "     "   "             10.00
   "   Silver coin on hand at death of Deceased                9.20                                                                                  
                                                                                    ________                                                                              
                                                                                   $269.20
And Paid out as follows:
1.  Paid Brooks & Michael Acct. in full  $30.71
2.    "     George Crow          "      "   "    66.05
3.    "     State & County Taxes 1870     13.32
4.    "     Elijah Fuller, Register              16.77
 Administrators 8 per cent com. on $103.15     8.25  $135.10                                                                               
                                                                                _______                                                                             
                                                                                 $134.10
Distribution to Heirs
To Margaret Crow,  widow                     $44.70
 "   Hannah Crow,   daughter                        8.12 8/11
 "   Henry Crow,     Son                                8.12 8/11
 "   John Crow          "                                  8.12 8/11
 "   Anna Blocher,   daughter                       8.12 8/11
 "   Isaac Crow,      Son                               8.12 8/11
 "   George Crow,     "                                  8.12 8/11
 "   Jacob Crow,       "                                  8.12 8/11
 "   Nelson Crow,     "                                  8.12 8/11
 "   Abraham Crow,  "                                  8.12 8/11
 "   Margaret Winebrenner, daughter        8.12 8/11
 "   Lydia Winebrenner,                              8.12 8/11    $134.10

~Genie
Posted June 2, 2012






CROW, Joseph

I, Joseph Crow am weak in body but sound in mind and knowing the uncertainty of this life, desire to make this my last will and testament.  I first direct that my body be buried in a respectable manner and my Executor erect or cause to be in a reasonable time at my grave a monument about or as near as can be as that at my wife's grave. I further direct that my personal property be sold at public sale, and further that my executor, sell the farm that i now reside on, either private or public sale to the best interest of all the heirs, and I further direct that should my brother Samuel comply with the agreement between us for my interest on the farm of my Father Deceased, the money to be divided as I shall further direct.  If he my brother Samuel should fail to comply with the agreement, I direct my Executor to sell my aforesaid interest in my Fathers farm either at private or public sale to the best interest of all the heirs.  I further give my Executor power or authority to Convey aforesaid land Generally.  I further direct that after all my debts are paid that the remainder of the money be divided as follows, to my children namely, Elizabeth, Rachel, Rebecca, Jane, John, Josephine, Allice, William Newton, equal shares of money both personal and real estate. To the heirs of my daughter Mary Margaret (Deceased) namely Dora, Minnie and Oscar one hundred dollars and to be paid them when they arrive at the age of twenty one years. I appoint James M. Blair guardian for the three heirs of my daughter, Mary Margaret Deceased.  I also appoint James M Blair my Executor of this my last will and testament.  I further direct that any home farm be sold in one year after my decease or as soon thereafter as possible.  Also should my brother Samuel fail on complying with the agreement between us my Executor shall sell aforesaid interest in one year or as soon as possible after my aforesaid brothers failure. All aforesaid real estate to be sold in payments to the best advantage.  In witness whereof I subscribe my name and affix my seal in the presence of the undersigned witnesses this 17th day of January 1889
 
      Joseph Crow  (seal)
 
Signed in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other,
       Wm R. Crow
       James Whetzal
 
West Virginia Clerks office, Marshall County Court March 14th 1889
 A paper writing bearing date on the 17th day of January 1889 purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph Crow late of this Co was this day fully proved before me in my office by the oaths of W. R. Crow & James Whetzal the subscribing witnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded & James M. Blair the Executor in said will named qualified as such by taking the oath as required by law & thereupon the said J M Blair who together with W R Crow & James Whetzal his sureties who qualified as to their sufficiancy[sic] entered into & acknowledged their bond on the penel?? sum of one thousand Five Hundred Dollars, Conditioned and payable as the law directs. Thereupon Certificate is granted the said James M Blair for obtaining a probate of said will in due form. Y it is ordered that James Whetzal, T. M. Pedley & Solomon Lightner be & they are appointed appraisers will & truly to appraise all the personal & real estate of said Joseph Crow, Decd. They being first duly sworn for that purpose.
 
      Teste Tho's Finn clk County Court
        Marshall Co. W. VA.
 
~Genie
Posted July 20, 2012






CROW, Philip, Sr.
 
Moundsville W. Va. August 30th 1881. Know all men by these presents that I, Philip Crow being of sound mind and body, do make this my last will and testament. 1st I give to my sons six (6) in numer[sic], all of my real estate to be divided equally, they are to pay to each of my Daughters four (4) in number, Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).  2. All of my personal property to be divided equally amongst the above heirs:  3  To the heirs of John W. Crow, Dec'd Fifty Dollars ($50.00)  To my daughter Nora one Hundred Dollars ($100.00).  5" I appoint Charles Jones administrator of my whole estate.
Attest
J. T. Francis     Philip (his X mark)
Tho's J. Dorsey
 
West Virginia Clerks office; Marshall County Court  December 27th 1887.
     A paper writing bearing date on the 30th day of August 1881 - purporting to be the last will and testament of Philip Crow, Sr late of this County, Decd was this day before me in my office partially proved by the oath of J. T. Francis one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & the further proof thereof is Continued to some future day
 
     Teste
      Tho's Finn Clk County Court
 
West Virginia Clerks office, Marshall County Court January 2d 1888.
 A paper writing bearing date on the 30th day of August 1881 purporting to be the last will and testament of Philip Crow, Sr. late of this County Decd was this day before me in my office proved by the oath of Tho's Dorsey one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & said will being now considered full proved is ordered to be recorded & leave is given Charles Jones the Executor in said will named to some future day to qualify and give his bond as such.
 
     Teste
      Tho's Finn Clk County Court
     Marshall County West. Va.
West Virginia Clerks office Marshall County Court. Jany 3d 1888,
 This day before me in my office came Charles Jones, who is named in the last will & testament of Philip Crow, Sr. Dec'd, as the Executor thereof & qualified as Such Executor by takeing[sic] the oath as required by law & who together with E. C. Thomas J. T. Francis Geor. S. T. Griffith S E Jones & John Rogerson his sureties who qualified as to their sufficiancy[sic], entered into & acknowledged as their bond in the panel? sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars. Conditioned & payable as the law directs. Thereupon Certificate is granted the said Charles Jones for obtaining a probate of said will in due form & it is ordered that Tho's J Dorsey, J. T. Francis & Geor. S. T. Griffith be & they are appoinited[sic] appraisers of the personal property fo said Philip Crow, Sr. Decd. they being first duly sworn for that purpose.
    Teste
     Tho's Finn, Clk County Court
    Marshall County, West Virginia
 
~Genie
Posted July 20, 2012





CROWE, Mrs. Isabella Jane Graham

The will of Isabella Jane Crowe, Mt. Savage, entered for probate in Orphans Court this morning, names her two daughters, Henrietta Crowe and Catherine Deffenbaugh, sole beneficiaries and executrices in common.
3 May 1940; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted January 25, 2011





CUSTER, Emanuel
 
In the Name of God Amen I Emanuel Custer of Allegany County and State of Maryland being weak in body but considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharine Custer all the land and property that I now possess in this world so long as she continues in my name and if the said Catharine Custer Git[sic] married she must give up all to the children and it is my wish for her to keep the children with her until they become of age and give them schooling so they can keep their own Books and give them one hundred and fifty dollars when they be come[sic] of age if she can do so without injuring herself and if not to do what she can for them and if so be that Daniel Custer should wish to buy fifty five acres more of the tract of Land that he has Already taken part of to have it at Eight dollars and twenty five cents per acre or if any of those that are yet under age should wish to take that which contains fifty five acres is to have it at the same and if none of them do want it than the said Catharine Custer is to hold the same until the youngest child becomes of age then to make sales of that fifty five acres of land and all the property left Except what she does want to support herself as long as she continues in my name if that be as long as she lives but it is to be understood that when this sale is made the value or money is to be divided among all the Heirs that are of the Estate so that they all become and[sic] equal share with what they already have received that is them that are of age Namely Adam John David and Daniel Custer these four has each of them received one hundred and fifty dollars and there are four children at home and one Grand child Namely Samuel Peter Catharine and Jeremias and the Grand son Joseph Custer that has not yet received any part of there[sic] Estate which on them at or after the sale to have a share in proportion with those that are now of age and I give and bequeath all that is stated above here to my said Beloved wife Catharine Custer whom I hereby appoint sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this thirteenth day of June Eighteen hundred and twenty nine.
Signed Sealed published and declared           } Emanuel Custer (seal)
by the above named Emanuel Custer             }
to be his last will and testament                    }
In the presence of us who have hereunto       }
subscribed our names as Witnesses               }
in the presence of the testator                      }
John Ziboug in D (??)  Christopher (his X mark) Durst
Peter Miller
 
Sworn the 3rd day of July 1829 by Catharine Custer
Proven the 3rd day of July 1829 by John Zeboug, Christian Durst and Peter Miller
Sworn before Charles Heck Register
 
NB. Mr. Durst is listed first as Christopher and then as Christian. When wife Catharine swears to the will the testator is listed as Emanuel Custer, Jr.
~Genie
Posted October 12, 2013 









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