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KEARNEY, Michael
 
In the name of God, Amen, I Michael Kearney of Garrett County in the State of Maryland, being of Sound and disposing, mind, memory and understanding and being desirous of Settling my worldly affairs, before it Shall please God to call me from this world, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form folling[sic] that is to Say:
I do hereby give, devise and bequeath all my property, real, personal and mixed to my beloved wife Bridget Kearney and I do further hereby appoint Bridget Kearney to be the Sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made and ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.
 In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twenty nineth[sic] day of March in the year eighteen hundred and Eighty Six.
 
    Michael (his X mark) Kearney  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed published and
declared by the above named
Michael Kearney as and for
his last will and testament
in our presence, who at his
request, in his presence and
in the presence of each other
have hereunto Set our hands
as Witnesses thereto
 
 Matthias Walsh
           Heutton's Md
 Michael W. Pendergast
           Heutton's Md
 
 State of Maryland, Garrett county, to wit:
On this 22nd day of June 1886, came Bridget Kearney and made oath in due form of law, that She does not know of any Will or Codicil of Michael Kearney late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that she received the same from Michael Kearney on or about the 29th day of March 1886.
 Sworn to in open Court,
   Test~ Samuel Lawton
    Register of Wills
 
State of Maryland, Garrett county, to wit:
On this 22nd day of June 1886, came Matthias Walsh one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Michael Kearney late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that he did see the Testator make his mark and Seal this will; that he heard him publish, pronounce and declare the Same to be his last will and testament;.......etc. etc.
 
~Genie
Posted February 23, 2013




KELLEY, David
 
In the name of God, Amen. I, David Kelley of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being in ill health of body , and of sound and disposing mind and memory (praised be God for the same) and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament, that is to say:
 First- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Roseane Kelley the lot and land on which my buildings are situated, No three thousand one hundred and forty, with the resurvey of seven and a half acres pertaining ....(unreadable) also all the grain belonging to me on said pre.....(unreadable) - Also all the stock Horses, Cows, Skeep[sic] and Hogs _ Also all the household and Kitchen furniture in my dwelling house, and the said dwelling house for and during her natural lifetime.__
 Second - To my younger son Alfred A. Kelley I give and devise the above named laot of lands, after the disease[sic] of my said wife, to him and his heirs forever: Provided he pays the other heirs for their interest in the parcel of lands. __
 Third and lastly - I bequeath my lot of land No three thousand one hundred and forty one to be appraised and sold to the highest bidder for cash to pa my burial expenses and other debts. -
 And I hereby appoint my esteemed friend Joshua M. Friend to be the sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will by me made. -
 In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of August Eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.-
Signed and sealed by David Kelley as and
for his last will and testament in the presence
of us who in his presence and in the presence
of each other, and at his request, have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.---
 Joseph Kelley
 Daniel E. Schroyer
 Lemuel (his X mark) Savage
    Maryland, Allegany County , Sct.
On the 14th day of September 1857, came Joshua M. Friend and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of avid Kelley, late of Allegany county, decd, that hath come to his sight and knowledge, and that he doth [not] know of any other.
    Test- Wm. R. McCully, Regoster
 
   Maryland, Allegany County, Sct.
On this 14th day of September 1857, came Daniel E. Schroyer and Lemuel Savage, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of David Kelley, late of Allegany County, decd, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named 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....etc. etc.
 Test- Wm R, McCully, Register

~Genie
Posted January 19, 2013 



KELLEY, William M.
 
 I, William M. Kelley, of Garrett County in the 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 property and estate as follows:
1. I give devise and bequeath all of my property and estate of every kind, character and description, wheresoever situated, to my beloved wife, Martha M. Kelley to be hers for and during the term of her natural life or until her re-marriage.
2.  At the death or remarriage of my said wife, Martha M. Kelley, my estate shall be divided as follows, to-wit:
3. My son, Victor H. Kelley shall have all of my said estate of every kind, absolutely, upon his paying the following sums to my hereinafter named children, to-wit:
To Nettie J. Russell the sum of FIFTY DOLLARS:  To ASA Scott Kelley the sum of TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS; to Edgar B. Kelley the sum of TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS; and to Edith Schell the sum of TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS. My said son Victor H. Kelley shall, upon the payment of the aforesaid sums, to my said named children, upon the death or remarriage of my said wife, take absolute title to all of my said property and estate, except as to so much of said estate, as my said wife may claim and hold under the laws of Maryland, in the event of her remarriage; it being my will and intention that she shall only be entitled, in the event of her re-marriage, to so much as may be given her under the laws of the State of Maryland, and upon her death unmarried, all of my said property and estate to go to the said Victor H. Kelley upon his making the payments aforesaid.
 The leaving of the larger part of my property and estate, at the death of re-marriage of my said wife, to my son, Victor H. Kelley, is not intended as an act of discrimination in his favor and against my other children, for whom I have the greatest love and affection but is in recognition of the fact that the said Victor H. Kelley has rendered me great and valuable services in every way and is still doing so.
 I hereby constitute and appoint my son Victor H. Kelley the Executor of this my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me made.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty two.
 
     William M. Kelley  (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, in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses.
 
     Ernest R. Ridder
     J. D. Darby, M. D.
     Asa T. Matthews
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to-wit:
 On this 10th day of May, 1924, came Asa T. Matthews one of the witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of William M. Kelley, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that he did see the testator sign this Will; that he 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 his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that he together with J. D. Darby and Ernest R. Ridder subscribed their names, as witnesses, to thie Will at the request of the testator, in his presence and in the presence of each other.
 
     Test: E. E. Friend,   Register
 
On this 23rd day of May, 1924 came J. D. Darby, M.D.
On this 2nd day of June, 1924, came Ernest R. Ridder
 
In the Orphans' Court for Garrett County:
 The Court, after having carefully examined the aforegoing last Will and testament of William M. Kelley, late of Garrett County, deceased, and also the evidence adduced as to its validity, orders and decrees, this 10th day of June, 1924, that the same be admitted in this Court as the true and genuine last Will and testament of the said William M. Kelley, deceased.
     Test: E. E. Friend, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 6., 2013



KELLY, James E. & Miss Mary A. 

"Nephews And Nieces Receive Balances-
Nephews and nieces of the late Mary A. Kelly and James E. Kelly shared in the distribution of their estates by Judge Ross S. Matthews, Miss Kelly, who died January 20, 1930 by a previous will named her brother as heir to the balance of her estate. The brother died January 28, 1929, naming his sister as heir. Miss Kelly's gross estate of $16,126 was reduced to a balance for distribution of $304.81 while the brother's gross estate of $20,193.96 netted $3.655.52. Receiving $35.11 each from Miss Kelly's estate were the guardian of Sarah M. Winters, Mollie Kane, Joseph P. McMahon. Hugh T. McMahon, Daniel McMahon, guardian for Joseph McMahon, A. Leo McMahon, Rose Ella Wagner, Mary McMahon, Clara McMahon and Hugh Carey McMahon. Each also received $304.61 from the brother's estate with the exception of Hugh Carey McMahon, who received $1.00 The beneficiaries are children of the late Philip McMahon and Hugh McMahon and reside in Maryland."
"Evening Standard" Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 2 Jul 1941
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 18, 2013



KELSO, John
 
Last Will and Testament
              of
John Kelso, deceased.
-----------------------------
The within will was on this 2nd day of December 1892, sworn to as to custody by Scott Kelso the Executor therein named, who receive it from the Register of Wills in whose possession it was left of safe keeping, and at the same time the said will was proven by Francis Laing, Henry Laing and George E. Deeneen[sic], the three subscribing witnesses thereto, and was exhibited for probate and record and no objections thereto having been filed nor any caveat entered, the said will was on this 2nd day of December 1892, admitted to probate and record.
Test: A H Dowden Regr
 
I, John Kelso of the city of Cumberland, Allegany County, State of Maryland being of Sound and diposing mind memory and understanding, do hereby make declare and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills and codicils by me heretofore made.
After payment of all my Just debts I devise and bequeath as follows to wit:
First: I devise and bequeathe[sic] to my dear Wife Nancy the Sum of Three Thousand Dollars
Second: I devise to my beloved daughter Mary Moore the sum of Four hundred Dollars
Third: I devise to my beloved daughter Margareth Lowther the Sum of Three Hundred Dollars
Fourth: I devise to my beloved daughter Jennie Willison the Sum of four Hundred Dollars
Fifth: I devise to my beloved daughter Betty Stahl the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars
Sixth: I devise to my granddaughter Elisabeth Kelso daughter of my deceased Son John Kelso the sum of one Hundred Dollars
Seventh: I devise to my beloved Son Harry Kelso the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars
Eighth: I devise to my beloved Son Scott Kelso all the Rest and Residue of my Estate, Real, personal and mixed, consisting of Money in Banks, Horses, Hacks, carriages, buggies, harness, Sleighs and othere articles used in my livery business, all claims outstanding, Chases(??cases?) in action, Cash on hand, and house and lot on Liberty Street Cumberland Maryland
Ninth: I hereby constitute and appoint my Son Scott Kelso to be the Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and hereby declare that all Bequests herein made are intended to be absolute and without any reservation or Restriction whatsoever.
Witness my hand and Seal this thirtieth day of March A.D. Eighteen Hundred and Ninety two.
 
     John Kelso  (seal)
 
We the undersigned hereby certify that John Kelso of the City of Cumberland, Maryland being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding did sign the aforegoing Instrument of writing in our presence and declared the same to be his last Will and Testament In testimony whreof we have, at the request of the said John Kelso - testator, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, herto[sic] subscribed our signatures and st our seals this thirtieth day of March AD. Eighteen Hundred and Ninety two
    Francis Laing  (seal)
    Henry Laing  (seal)
    Geo E. Deneen  (seal)
================================
Distribution to Pecuniary Legatees
===============================================
Estate after expenses paid $14,270.00
 
1.  To  Nancy Kelso                                  widow    3,000.00
2.   "   Mary Kelso                                  daughter     400.00
3.   "   Margareth Lowther                       daughter     300.00
4.   "   Jennie Willison                            daughter     400.00
5.   "   Bettie Stahl                                daughter     200.00
6.   "   Elizabeth Kelso (now Dean)  Granddaughter    100.00
7    "   Harry Kelso                                    son         200.00
     ________
total     $4,600.00
Balance     $9,670.43
===============================================
Distribution to Residuary Legatee
===============================================
To Scott Kelso  son  $9670.43
 
~Genie
Posted May 16, 2013


 
KELSO, Scott
 
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF
            SCOTT KELSO
=============================
 made (handwritten)
 
Admitd 1/24/36
Recorded Liber R Folio 176&c
 
I, Scott Kelso, of Cumberland, Maryland, being of sound and disposoing mind and memory, and capable of making a valid contract, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say:
 (1)  I direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid by my executor out of my estate.
 (2)  I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Minnie Kelso, if living at the time of my death, thirty-three and one-third (33-1/3) per cent of my garage property located at No. 123 South Liberty Street, in the City of Cumberland, and unto my son, John H. Kelso, if living at the time of my death, twenty-six and two-thirds (26-2/3) per cent of my garage property as aforesaid, to be held by them absolutely, in accordance with their respective interests hereinbefore set out, and I do hereby specifically direct that said garage property shall not be sold except by consent of all of the devisees hereunder.
 (3)  I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Minnie Kelso, if living at the time of my death, thirty-three and one-third (33-1/3) per cent of all of the rest and residue of my estate, to be hers absolutely.
 (4)  I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, John H. Kelso, if living at the time of my death, forty (40) per cent of all of the rest and residue of my estate, to be his absolutely.
 (5)  I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, George E. Kelso, if living at the time of my death, twenty-six and two-thirds (26-2/3) per cent of all of the rest and residue of my estate, to be his absolutely.
 (6)  I do hereby direct that the aforegoing percentages of interest shall go to the devisees therein named in all of my property, whether the same be real, personal or mixed, and wheresoever situated.
 (7)  In the event that my wife, Minnie Kelso, be dead at the time of my decease, then I do hereby give, devise and bequeath sixty (60) per cent of what would have been her share under this will unto my son, John H. Kelso, and forty (40) per cent of what would have been her share under this will unto my son, George E. Kelso.
 (8)  In the event that my son, John H, Kelso, be dead at the time of my death, I then, give, devise and bequeath his share of my estate unto my son, George E. Kelso, to be his absolutely, and in the event that my son, George E. Kelso, be dead at the time of my decease, I give, devise and bequeath his share unto my son, John H, Kelso.
 (9)  In the event that both of my sons, that is John H. Kelso and George E. Kelso, be dead at the time of my decease, then I give, devise and bequeath my whole estate unto my wife, Minnie Kelso, if living, to be hers absolutely.
 (10)  I hereby constitute and appoint my son John H. Kelso to be the executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills or codicils by me heretofore made, and I do hereby direct that my said son shall serve as executor hereunder without bond, and I do hereby authorize and empower my executor to sell all of my estate, whether real, personal or mixed, with the exception of my garage property located at No. 123 South Liberty Street, in the City of Cumberland, Maryland, and I do hereby direct that my executor shall distribute the proceeds of said sales in accordance wiht the terms of this will.
 In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of October, 1925.
 
    Scott Kelso (seal)
 
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, Scott Kelso, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
     Gladys Murphy
     George R. Hughes
     Charles Z. Heskett
Estate of Scott Kelso, deceased
Date of death Jan 7, 1936
Will yes
   John H. Kelso
    Executor
Address 123 S. Liberty, City
Bond $1000.00[strike]
Inventory √
List of Debts yes   2nd Natl Bank
Appraisers James A. Perrin
                James W. Beacham
Notice to Creditors √ News
Exemplifications one
Releases  √
 
Remarks  Filed & sworn to as to custody by Executor 1/20/36
 Private offices in place of business 123 S. Liberty St.
 Huges sworn 1/20/36
 Heskett -- 1/20/36
 
 Phone 708(handwritten)
 
~Genie
Posted May 16, 2013



KERRIGAN, Roger
 
  Forty Cut June 21st 1885
The last Will and Deed[sic] of Roger Kerrigan.
I do hereby bequeathed[sic] to the following named persons to have and to hold after all my debts are paid for there[sic] own use and the use of there[sic] assigns for ever.
 To the Sisters of St Josephs Convent at Westernport One Hundred dollars.
 To Rev Father Brannon Pastor of St. Peters Church Westernport Md. One hundred dollars for his personal use.
 One hundred dollars to be sent to my Sister Mary Burke in England.
 Two Thousand dollars to my Wife Mary Kerrigan and the property in Piedmont adjoining the Gilmore property on Fairview st, the said property to be transfered[sic] to J. F. Gilmore at the death of Mary my Wife.
 I bequeath Three hundred 00/100 dollars to Patrick Rooney also the House and property where I now live after the death of my Wife Mary, and the property which James Kerrins bought to go to John C. Gilmore if not paid for by said Jas. Kerrins and if paid for by Jas Kerrins, One hundred and Fifteen dollars to be paid to John C. Gilmore.
 I further appoint the remainder of my estate & capital to be used by Revd Father Brannon for funeral expences[sic] and as he desires.
Witness my hand and seal to this my last Will and Testament. I appoint J. F. Gilmore as Executor of my estate. No bond required of him.
                                                                                                                                           Roger (his X mark) Kerrigan (seal)
Witness
 P. Patrick Rooney
 M. J. Brannon
 John F. Gilmore
 
Sworn 30th January 1889 by John F. Gilmore
Proven 30th January 1889 by John F. Gilmore
           26th February 1889 by Patrick Rooney
Test: J. W. White, Register
 
~Genie
Posted December 7, 2013



KIMES, John

 In the name of God Amen, I , John Kimes of the Town of Cumberland, Allegany County and State of Maryland, being of weak body but sound in mind, but knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do constitue this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament, acknowledging this to be such and revoking all others.
 In the first place I recommend my soul to the Almighty God and my body to the earth. ~
 Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Kimes the House and lot where we now live, with all the furniture in said House and property on said lot during her natural life and at her decease it is my will that the House and property aforesaid shall go to my two children Henry and William Kimes. ~
 Thirdly, It is my will that my third part of a lot bought of Edward Boyd shall be sold to the highest bidder at six months credit and my Smith tools to be sold on the same terms and the debts that I owe to be paid out of the money arising from said sales, and the balance of the money arising from the aforesaid sales to be paid to my loveing[sic] wife Hana[sic] to assist her in raising my two children until they arrive at an age sufficient to be put to a trade each, such as my loveing[sic] may think proper and most to their advantage.
 And in the last place I constitute and ordain my loveing[sic] wife Hana[sic] Executrix of my whole Estate both real and personal. ~
 In testimony whereof I have signed, sealed and acknowledged this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament in the presence of the subscribing witness, 22nd June 1809.
 
          Thomas Thistle           }
          Martin Rizer, Jr.        }               John Kimes  (seal)
          Valentine Shockey     }
 
Allegany County 24~ June 1809.
 Then came Hannah Kimes and made oath &c. that the within instrument of writing is the true and whole will of John Kimes, late of Allegany said County, decd., that hath come to her hands or possession. ~
  Sworn before
    G. Bruce, Register
Allegany County 24^ June 1809
 Then came Martin Rizer, Jr. and Valentine Shockey, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will and made oath &c. that they did see the testator therein named 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 apprehention[sic] of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively 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
    G. Bruce, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 16, 2013



KNIPPENBERG, Henry F.
 
   September 14th. 1911
I, Henry F. Knippenberg, of Irons Mountain, Farmer, make this my last Will. I give, devise, bequeath my estate and property real and personal, as follows, that is to say:  I hereby bequeath unto Letitia Knippenberg, (my wife) all my property real and personal, as long as she lives and remains my widow, and at her death or if she should remarry, everything is to be put up and sold as I dictate:
 To my son, William E. Knippenberg's Heirs, $100.00
 To my son, George H. Knippenberg, $100.00
 To my son, Stephen A. Knippenber, $100.00
 To my daughter Sophia I. Andes $100.00
 To my son John R. Knippenberg, $200.00
 To my son, Frederick H. Knippenberg, $250.00
 To my son, James Knippenberg, $350.00
And the rest to be divided equally among my other children: Jenobia, Frank, Lulu M. and Grace E. Knippengerg._______ I appoint my sons Frederick H. and James Knippenberg, farmer and railroader, Executors of this my Will._____In Witness Whereof, I have signed sealed and published and declared this instrument as my Will at Iron's Mountain on September 14th, 1911.
 
     Henry F. Knippenberg.   (seal)
 
The said Henry F. Knippenberg, at said Iron's Mountain, on said September 14th, 1911, signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared the same as and for his last Will in our presence, and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
 
     Henry F. Knippenberg.  (seal)
   *Geo. S. Wilson.  (seal)
     Conrad Shatzer.  (seal)
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit:  On the 12th day of December, 1911, came Letitia Knippenberg, widow, the life beneficiary named therein, who made oath in due form of law: that she received the aforegoing Will for safe keeping from Henry F. Knippenberg, the testator, on the 14th day of September, 1911, the date of signing and sealing thereof, and the said Letitia Knippenberg further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Henry F. Knippenberg, 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 15th day of December 1911, came *George S. Willison and Conrad Shatzer, the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Henry F. Knipenberg, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see Henry F. Knippenberg, the testator, sign and seal said Will that they heard him 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 Henry F. Knippenberg, the testator, in his presenced and all in the presence of each other.
 
     Test: Hervey W. Shuck, Register of Wills
Admitted to probate December 15th, 1911
[note: the Register transcribed the witness as "Wilson" but later indicates "Willison" as the witness.]
 
~Genie
Posted July 21, 2012





KOELKER, Mary Josephine Buchholtz
 
I, Mary J. Koelker, of Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, do hereby depose and say that on the date this instrument is drawn that I am of sound mind, and hereby declare this to be my last will and testament.
First::- That all debts owing by me at the time of my death shall be paid out of any moneys that I may have and be possessed of at the time of my death.
Second:- That after the above provision has been carried out, that the administrator named herein shall erect a suitable tombstone or marker at my grave, as he shall see fit from whatever funds remain.
Third:- That the residue of any moneys that may be left after the first two provisions have been carried out, shall be divided, share and share alike between my children, Jos. H. Koelker, Francis E. Koelker and Henry J. Koelker, and John Wlater[sic] Koelker, my grandson.
Fourth:-  And I hereby designate, my son, Henry J. Koelker, of Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, as the administrator after my death. The administrator shall not be required to give any bond for the performance of these duties.
November 24th, 1924

                                                              
(signed) Mary
J. Koelker

Witness.
Thos. F. Hannon
witness                                              
Wm. R. Thayer
witness
 

Subscribed and sworn to before me a Notary Public, at Cumberland, County of Allegany, and state of Maryland, this 24th day of November 1924
 
My commission expires Mar 2 1927                   ?? C. Cook
         (seal)                                                        Notary Public

This Will was on the 28th day of June, 1927, filed and sworn to as to custody by Henry J. Koelker, the Executor named therein, who made oath in due form of law; that he received the said will for safe keeping from the hand of Mary J. Koelker, the Executrix, on the 24th day of November, 1924, the date of the signing and sealing thereof. And on the 5th day of July, 1927, said will was proven by Thomas F. Hannon and William R. Thayer, the two subscribing witnesses thereto. And it was exhibited for probate and record and there being no objections filed nor any caveat entered thereto, said will was by the Orphans' Court on the 5th day of July, 1927, admitted to probate and record.
     Test. Hervey W. Shuck
 Register of Wills.
Recorded Liber O, Folio 191&c.
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012



KOONTZ, Jacob
 
In the name of God Amen, I, Jacob Koontz 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 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 Almight God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, and after my debts and funeral chares are paid I devise and bequeath as follows:
 I devise and bequeath my plantation, whereon my son Ezra lives, known by the name of "Yellow Spring", containing by patent about six hundred and fourteen acres, more or less, to be equally divided among my sons John D. Ezra, Samuel, Stephen, Jacob William and my daughters Margaret, Mary Jane, Elizabeth Catherine in equal portions, share and share alike.~
 I give and bequeath to my son Jacob William aforesaid my gray horse now in possession of my son Ezra.~
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Ezra to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament.~
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.~~~~
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by               }
Jacob Koontz, the above named testator, as & for     }
 his last will and testament, in the presence of us     }       Jacob (his X mark) Koontz (seal)
who at his request, in his presence and in the          }
presence of us, have subscribed our names as         }
witnesses thereto.~~~~~~~                                        }
Geo. S. Evans W. R. Dawson                                               }
Joseph Walsh H. B. Shaffer                                              }
 
Maryland, Allegany County, Sct.
On the 16th day of June 1857, came John D. Koontz and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Jacob Koontz, late of Allegany County, ded^d, that hath come to his sight and knowledge, and that he doth know of any other.
    Test. Wm R. McCulley, Regr.~
 
Maryland, Allegany County, Sct.:
On the 16th day of June 1857, came Geo. S. Evans, Wm R. Dawson, Joseph Walsh & Henry B. Shaffer, the subscribing withnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Jacob Koontz, late of Allegany County, decd, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almight God that they did see the testator therein named 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; that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to said will at the request of the testator, in his presence & all in the presence of each other.
    Test. Wm R. McCulley, Regr
 
~Genie
Posted January 26, 2013



KOONTZ, Nicholas
 
In the name of God, Amen, I, Nicholas Koontz of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being six[sic] 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 us 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 Executrix hereinafter named, and as to my worldly goods or property I devise and bequeath as follows:
 Item, I give and bequeath to my loving wife Rebecca Koontz for and during her natural life the use of all my Real property and do also give and bequeath to my said wife all my personal property of every description, she paying and satisfying all my debts out of the said personal property, provided there should not be a sufficiency due me to pay what I am owing. It is also my will and desire that my said wife Rebecca should support and take care of my daughter Catherine Susanna for and during her life, and should my said wife die before my said daughter Catherine Susanna, it is my will and I do direct that my daughter Sarah Koontz should then take possession of all my estate both real and personal, and have the use and possession of the same so long as my said daughter Catherine Susanna should live, and that my said daughter Sarah shall take care of and maintain my daughter Catherine Susanna for and during her life. ~
 It is further my will and desire, and I do hereby direct, that after the death of my said wife Rebecca Koontz, and my said daughter Catherine Susanna, that all my estate both real and personal be equally divided amongst my other three children, to wit, Sarah, Henry and Mary Ann share and share alike, and should any of my last mentioned children marry and die before my said wife and daughter Catherine Susanna, leaving children that then and that case, it is my will and desire that such child or children shall have what might have been their fathers or mothers share of my said estate. ~
 Lastly, I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said loving wife, Rebecca Koontz whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills by me made.
     In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fifteen. ~ ~
Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the              }
testator in our presence who at his request           }
have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto    }    Nicholas (his X mark) Koontz  (seal)
in his presence & in the presence of each other.    }
              George Hoffman                                              }
              Peter Baumwest                                               }
              Martin Rizer Jr.                                               }
 

December 12th 1815, Allegany County, to wit:
 Then came Rebecca Koontz, the Executrix named in the foregoing will, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will & testament of Nicholas Koontz, late of Allegany County, Decd., that hath come to her hands or possession, and that she doth not know of any other. ~ ~
    Test:~ Geo. Bruce, Register
 
December 12th 1815, Allegany County, to wit:
 Then came George Hoffman and Peter Baumwest, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of Nicholas Koontz, late of Allegany County, deceased, and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels 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 subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator & in the presence of each other.
    Test: ~ Geo. Bruce, Register.
 
~Genie
Posted March 23, 2013



KROLL, John
 
I, John Kroll, of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.  After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows:
I give, and bequeath and devise all my lands which, at present consist of a lot or parcel of ground with dwelling house and improvements thereon, and which myself and family now occupy as a home residence, situated at "Junction", near Midland, in Allegany County, Maryland, and also all other lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all my household furniture, ready money, securities for money, goods and chattels and all other parts of real and personal estate and effects whatsoever, that I may be possessed of at the time of my death, unto my wife, Barbara Kroll, to and for her absolute use and benefit according to the nature and quality thereof respectively, during her life, and after her death to be divided share and share alike unto my children as follows: William Kroll, Annie Laber, George Kroll, Lizzie Peligan, Barbara Ellen Kroll, John Henry Kroll, Julia Kroll, James Albert Kroll and Rose Kroll.
I constitute and appoint my wife Barbara Kroll, Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this sixth day of July in the year eighteen hundred and ninety eight.
     
      John (his X mark) Kroll  (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, in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
   
     Samuel Beaman, Matthew Martin, Isaac A. Cavanaugh
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit:  On the 15th day of March, 1910, came Barbara Kroll, the Executrix named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John Kroll, 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 Kroll, the testator, on the 6th day of July, 1898, the date of the signing and sealing thereof, and the said Barbara Kroll further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true and whole last Will and Testament of the said John Kroll, deceased, that hath come to his[sic] hands or possessionm and that he[sic] does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.
    
     Test: Hervey W. Struck, Register of Wills
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit: On this 29th day of March 1910, came Samuel M. Beaman and Matthew Martin, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John Kroll, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see John Kroll, the testator, sign and seal said Will by his mark: 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, capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and that they, together with Isaac A. Cavanaugh, the third subscribing witness thereof, now deceased, respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of John Kroll, the testator, in his presence, and all in the presence of each other.

      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
Admitted to probate March 29th, 1910
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012 



 
KUHN, Frank C.
 
In the name of God, Amen.
I, Frank C. Kuhn, of the city of Cumberland, Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, do hereby make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form 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.  To my sister, Louisa A. Reed, I give and bequeath the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.______2.  To my sisters ~ Emma C. Kuhn and Bertha M.Kuhn, I give, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed, of every kind and wheresoever situated, share and share alike, their heirs, personal representatives and assigns._______3.  Knowing full well the love and affection my sisters have towards our der Mother, I would ask them to do all things, which may be in their power, to care for and maintain her in a comfortable manner during her life time.______4.  I constitute and appoint my friend, Harry E. Weber, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and ask that no bond be required of him for the faithful performance of his trust.
 In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twenty third day of September, in the year nineteen hundred and eight.
 
      Frank C. Kuhn  (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, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
     David A. Robb,  J. J. Parlaman
 
State of Maryland
 Allegany County, to wit:  On the 3rd day of January 1910, came Harry E. Weber, the Executor......etc.
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012
 








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