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LAING, Janet
 
In the name of God, Amen.
 
I, Janet Laing, of Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, residing on Fayette Street in said City, and being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, but realizing the uncertainty of life, do hereby make and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament.  Item 1st: I desire my body to be decently buried and after the payment of all my funeral expenses andjust debts, I dispose of my property real, personal and mixed as follows:  Item 2nd:  I desire and I hereby authorize and empower my executors hereinafter named to see and dispose of all my estate real, personal and mixed and convert the same into money to facilitate the disposition thereof hereby made.  Item 3rd:  I hereby give, devise and bequeath the sum of Five Thousand Dollars to James E. Moffatt and Allan B. Spier, in trust for William Falconer, commonly known as William Laing, for and during his natural life, the said sum of five thousand dollars to be held by said James E. Moffatt and Allan B. Spioer, and to be invested and reinvested by them as often as they may think best and they to pay the income thereof to said William Falconer, during his life and after his death to distribute the same amongst his children, lawfully begotten if he shal leave any children surviving him, and after his death if he should die without leaving  any children, then the principal of said sum of five thousand dollars and all acdcrued interest thereon shall be paid by said Trustees to Miss Mary L. Falconer, of Stoneleigh Grange W. Cliff Gardens Bournemouth England.  Item 4th:  All the rest, residue and remaining part of my estate, I devise and bequeath to Miss Mary Ann Forsyth and Miss Marion L. Falconer, of Stoneleigh Grange W. Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth, England and Mr. Alexander M. Forsyth of Benna Sheena, Pinhoe Road, Exeter England, share and share alike, and in the event of the death of either of said parties the share of said deceased party shall be paid to their children if they should leave any, and in case any of them should die without issue then the share of such deceased party shall be divided among and paid over to the one or ones surviving as named in this clause of my will.
 I do hereby appoint appoint and name James E. Moffatt and Allan B. Spier, as the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby investing them with full power and authority to sell and dispose of all my property real, personal and mixed as may to them seem best and most advantageous for the benefit of my estate and to carry out the purposes and objects herein expressed.  In Testimony Whereof, I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal, this twenty fifth day of October 1906.
    
      Janet Laing  (seal)

 
Signed sealed, published and declared by Janet Laing, as and for her last Will and Testament this twenty fifth day of October, 1906, in our presence, who, in her presence and at her request, and in the presence of each other, have hereto set our hands as witnesses thereto.
    
      Mollie E. Spier, John M. Streett, Robt. H. Gordon

 
State of Maryland
 Allegany County to wit:  On this 27th day of July, 1909, came Allan B. Spier, one of the Executors named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Janet Laing, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of Janet Laintg, the testatrix, he found the said Will among the said testatrix's private effects at her late residence in Cumberland, Maryland.  And the said Allan B. Spier, furthermade oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing, is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Janet Laing, 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 this 27th day of July, 1909, came Mollie E. Spier, and John M. Streett, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Janet Laing, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due for of law: that they did see Janet Laing, the testatrix sign and seal 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,m capable of executing a valid deed or contract and the they together and with Robert H. Gordon, the third subscribing witness thereof, respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of Janet Laing, the testatrix, in her presence, and all in the presence of each other.
    
       Test: Hervey W. Shuck

 
Admitted to probate July 27th, 1909
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012




 
LAPP, Conrad, Sr.
 
In the name of God, Amen.,
 I, Conrad Lapp, Sr. of Frostburg, Allegany County, in the State of Maryland, being feeble of body, but 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 my wife, Mary Catharine Lapp, all of my estate, both real and personal, more fully described as follows: all the lots or parcels of land with improvements thereon, situated on the corner of Water and Main Sts. in the Town of Frostburg, Allegany County, Md. more fully described in a deed from Robt. Shaw and A.C. Shaw, his wife, to Conrad Lapp, dated Aug 20th, 1867, and recorded Sept 2nd. 1867, in Liber H. R. No. 26, Foliio 368, one of the Land Records of Allegany Co. Md., recorded by H. Resley, Clerk.  Also the lots or parcels of land with improvements thereon, situated on the corner of Orm and Locust Sts., in the Town of Frostburg, Allegany Co. Md., more fully described in a deed from H. B. Shaffer & wife, to Conrad Lapp, dated June 3rd, 1893, and recorded June 10th 1893, in Liber No. 74, Folio 99, one of the Land Records of Allegany County, Md., by Theo Luman, Clerk.  Also my personal property of every description including any cash that may be to my credit in the Fideli8ty Savings Bank of Frostburg, Allegany Co. Md., and to have the use and control of all above mentioned real and personal properties during her natural life.  And after the death of my wife, the said Mary Catharine Lapp, I devise and bequeath unto my oldest son, Daniel J. Lapp, one dollar ($1.00) together with other valuable considerations mentioned in a transfer of deed from A. A. Doub to Daniel J. Lapp,~
Also, I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal, to be equally divided among my sons: Conrad A. Lapp and Wm. Lapp, and my daughters, Mrs. Rose Young and Mrs. Mary Peel, in equal portions, share and share alike.
And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Conrad A. Lapp, to be sole Executor without bond, 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 hand and seal this 26th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
 
      Conrad Lapp, Sr.  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Conrad Lapp, Sr. as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence, was at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereto set our hands as witnesses hereto.
               
                   ( Otto Hohing, Jr.

    Witness:  ) Mrs. Estella Folk
                   ( John Chambers, Sr.
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit:  On the 22nd day of April, 1913, came Conrad A. Lapp, the Executor named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Conrad Lapp, Sr. late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of Conrad Lapp, Sr. the testator, he received the said Will from the hand of Mary Catharine Lapp, Widow of the said testator, to be filed in the Orphans' Court for probate and record.  And the said Conrad A. Lappm further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Conrad Lapp, Sr. deceased that hath come to his hand or possession and 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




LAYMAN, John
 
In the Name of God Amen I John Layman of Allegany County and State of Maryland being in poor health but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life and the things connected with time and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be better prepared to leave this world when it shall pleasd god the father of All Flesh to Call me hence I do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First I give
Back my soul into the hands of him who gave it and by body to be returned to its mother dust. 2nd secondly after my lawful debts is paid
(which is but small) I give and bequeath unto my dear and affectionate wife Nancy W. Layman Seventy five dollars (the one half of the specie in a linen Bag) and the use of Rents profits &c of my House and lot in Grantsville with a lot of land I purchase of Wm. Wiland near the sameduring her Natural life time also the one half of my shear[sic] of the Rents and Profits accrueing annually on the Tavern House and farm attached called the Wooden Estate also negro boy Fill until he arrives to the age of thirty five (or sooner if she sees proper, and
then to give him his freedom provided it may be her Judgement and the Judgement of my Executors herein after named that it will conduce to his present and future happiness to obtain his freedom Earlier than the period set above thirty five years and if willing to go to Africa though this is left to his own Choice also two Beds & Bedding such other Household and Kitchen furniture as she may want for her own use her side saddle & Bridle and one Cow.
I give and bequeath unto my dear mother the other seventy five dollars of specie laid up also all the stock Cows sheep and other things of mine with her with this proviso that my wife aforesaid be furnished yearly with a portion of thewool from said flock of sheep say Eight fleeces if she should want that much also the time of negro boy Ben until of age (which will be April 1854) 4th I give and bequeath to my Brother Geo. W. Layman and his heirs forever my Farm on which my parents now reside with this provision that my Father Mother and Sister Catharine is to receive their supply from the same while liveing[sic] and in no case to be turned off from the same contrary to their wills or desire and a full and free use of such Lands and timber as he may want.
Fifthly I hereby give and bequeath to my nephews John W. Layman and George Lewis[sic, Louis] Layman children of my Brother Daniel Decd. after the death of my said wife the House and lot with the other Wiland Lot of 5 1/2 acres as their Property Jointly forever (in Grantsville aforesaid) Sixthly after sale of All goods merchandise &c and Collection of debts with the annual rent due from Tavern stand are made an equal division to be made Among my Brothers and sisters or their heirs if dead each one inheriting an equal share Brother Daniel's Four Children receiving his share equally between them my Mare saddle and Bridle hereby reserved and given to Daniel B. Layman son of Geo W Layman Seventhly my Library after my wife choosing such books as she only wants for her own Proper use to be distributed among my Brothers amd sisters or their Heirs
And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint George W. Layman and Elijah Brown to be my full and lawful Executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby ratify and confirm this to be my last will and testament.
In witness and testimony thereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty five.
Signed sealed published and declared by John Layman the above the above(repeated) 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 witnesses thereto July 21st 1845
 
      Witness
S McKinly   Jos. Sheets   Christian Gottman (??)

     Allegany
County to witt 14th Oct 1845
    
Then came George W. Layman and Elijah Brown the Executors named in the above will and made oath on the Holy evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing is the whole true last will and testament of John Layman that has come to their knowledge and possession and that they know of no other

            
           Test D. Blocher Register

Allegany
County to wit October 14th 1845
     Then came Stephen came Stephen McKinly Joseph Sheets and Christian Gottman the three subscribing witnesses to the  foregoing last will and testament of John Layman and severally made oath on the Holy evangely of Almighty god that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal the said will and that they heard him pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament and 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 subscribed their Names as witnesses thereto at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other
                 
           Test D Blocher Register
 
I the undersigned do hereby design this instrument of writing to be explanation and a further understanding of such things I do most solemnly and faithfully wish to be carried out by them my said Executors constituted and appointed by me in my last will and testament signed by S. McKinly Jo. Sheets & Ch Gotman as witnesses thereto in July last.  First I have agreed to pay or allow out of what Peter Yeast owes me 33 33/100$ as their full share in negro Jude and my said wife to pay her sister Betsy her third and then to have the full control and ownership of her the said Jude to do whatever she may think best with her also sufficient bedding for the said Negro Children also the Muley Heifer in addition to the other named also two Hogs of those I now have also all the vegetable production raised in the Garden and field out near Wilands and one half of the Hay that be made over at the Ferguson place with plow sled and such other articles that may be indespensable and a Horse creature to her my said wife would be more expensive than profitable I desire that she may be help with the use of my mare which I hereby give Grant and convey to the use of my Father instead of Daniel B. Layman my nephew which Grant is hereby revoked and the saddle Bridle and Geary If any of my Brothers or sisters should want any of the property that will be exposed under sale by takeing[sic] the same at the appraisement made and charge them with the same to be taken out of their dividend when distributable these are therefor my desires made after a more mature deliberation on the subject and signed this sixth day of august Eighteen hundred & Forty five.
                            
John Layman
[note: this has been transcribed exactly as found. No
corrections have been made for grammar, spelling, punctuation or
capitalization]

Ordered by
the Court this 25 day of September, 1849, that George W. Layman and Elijah Brown, Executors of John Layman, late of Allegany County,
deceased, pay over to Nancy W. Layman, the widow of said deceased, the sums of One Hundred and Twenty-seven Dollars and Twenty five cents, the amount of thirds appearing to be due her on the settlement of said Executor's Account in the Orphans Court of Allegany County, the 14th day of August, 1849.

~Genie
Posted May 19, 2012



LAYMAN, Mrs. Mary M. Nelson

Admitted to probate in the Orphans' Court, the will of Mrs. Mary M. Layman, of Wright's crossing, leaves her home to her son, James Layman, as long as he remains unmarried. In the event he marries, he is to have first privilege of buying the home if he desires, and shall pay the executors the amount, equivalent to the appraised value as fixed by the appraisers named by orphans court, the will directs. In payment, he is to be allowed one-eighth of the purchase price as his distributive share in the property. If he does not buy the property, the executors are directed to sell it, then distribute the proceeds as follows: one-eighth to each of seven sons and daughters, Duncan Layman, Laura Brode, James Layman, Jane Horchler, Daniel Layman, Evan Layman and Marion Layman, and one-sixteenth to each of two grandchildren, Hazel Johnson and Malcolm Layman. The remainder of the estate is to be distributed in the same proportions.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 1, 1946
(Courtesy of
Sheryl Kelso)

Posted May 22, 2010



LAYMAN, William Sheridan
 
Last Will and Testament.
               of
William S. Layman, deceased.
 
This Will was on the 8th day of June 1932, filed and sworn to as to custody by Martha E. Layman, One of the Executors named therein who made oath in due form of law, that after the death of the said testator she found the said Will among the private effects of the said testator in his late home. And on the 8th day of June 1932, the said Martha E. Layman, made oath that all of the near relatives of the said testator heard the said Will read to them and were advised that the same would be offered for probate in the Orphans' Court. And on the said 8th day of June 1932, it was proven by George C. Smith and H. Ross Zembower, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, And it was exhibited for probate and record and no objections to the same having been filed nor any caveat entered the said Will was by the Orphans' Court on this 10th day of June 1932, admitted to probate and record.
 
 Test. Hervey W. Shuck.
  Register of Wills
Recorded Liber Q, Folio 18&c.
 
 I, William Sheridan Layman, of Allegany County, State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind and capable of executing a valid deed or contract do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills or codicils heretofore by me made.
 After payment of all of my just debts and funeral expenses I give, devise and bequeath all of my property, real, personal, and mixed as follows:
 1.  To my wife, Martha E. Layman, and to my son, Argil Anthony Layman, I give, devise and bequeath, to each an equal one half share, all of my farm upon which I now reside together with al improvements thereon and all live stock, equipment, household goods thereon, the same absolutely in fee simple.
 2.  To my son William Virgil Layman, I give, devise and bequeath $500 in cash, and the twenty year endowment life insurance policy in my said son's name upon which I have been paying the premiums for about eleven years, the said policy to be turned over to my said son to do with as he may see fit without further obligation on the part of my estate concerning the same.
 3.  To my daughter of a former marriage, Marguerite E. Jenosky, wife of Charles Jenosky, I give, devise, and bequeath, $100. in cash and the piano.
 4.  To a step daughter of a former marriage, Effie, whose last name I do not now recall, I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $50 in cash.
 5.  To the infant boy who has resided with me in my home, named Norman Stafford Heavner, the sum of $100 the same to be invested by my wife, Martha E. Layman, whom I hereby appoint guardian of the said boy, and the said money with all accrued interest to be delivered by the said guardian unto the said boy when he arrives at the age of 21 years.
 6.  To my wife Martha E. Layman, I give devise and bequeath all the bank stock I now own in the Bank of Harmon, West Virginia.
 7.  All the residue of any property that may be remaining, after executing the devises and bequests set forth in the six aforegoing paragraphs, I give, devise, and bequeath to my wife, Martha E. Layman, my son, William Virgil Layman, and my son Argil Anthony Layman, in equal portion, share and share alike.
 I hereby appoint my wife, Martha E. Layman, and my attorney, Thomas Lohr Richards, to be my executors under this my last will and testament.
 As witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of February 1931.
    William Sheridan Layman  (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.
    Clarence D. Valentine
    George C. Smith
    H. Ross. Zembower
     Witnesses

~Genie
Posted May 16, 2013



LEMMERT, George
 
I, George Lemmert, of 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 my estate as follows:
1. I give and bequeath to my nephew, George A. Lemmert, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars.
2. I give and bequeath to my nephew James C. Lemmert, the sume of Five Hundred Dollars.
3. I give and devise all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal, to my brother, John A. Lemmert; my brother, Henry Lemmert; my sister, Elizabeth Robinson and my sister Anna Martha Spitznos, share and share alike.
4. I give and devise my personal effects in my room to my brother, Henry Lemmert.
5. I constitute and appoint my brother, Henry Lemmert to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby     revoking all other Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made.
 In Testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal to this my last Will and Testament, on this 11th day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and nine.
 
      George Lemmert  (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 subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
      Chas. A. Watson,    John H. Dunston
 
State of Maryland
 Allegany County, to wit:  On the 9th day of April, 1910, came Henry Lemmert, the Executor named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of George Lemmert, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of George Lemmert, the testator, he found the said Will among the private effects of the said testator.  And the said Henry Lemmert further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said George Lemmert, 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 12th day of April, 1910, came Charles G. Watson and John H. Dunstan, the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of George Lemmert, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see George Lemmert, 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 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 respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto at the request of George Lemmert, the testator, in his presence and all in the presence of each other.
 
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
Admitted to ~
 Probate, April 12th, 1910
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012




LOAR, Jacob
 
In the name of God Amen Amen[sic] I Jacob Loar of Allegany County in the State of Maryland being weak in body but of sound and disposing 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[sic] 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 family and after my debts and funeral Charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows
Item I lend and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Loar the whole of my Estate whereof I shall die seased[sic] or possesed[sic] of both Real and personal during her natural life or until my youngest son Henry Loar shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years and then my will is that the balance of all my real and personal property is to be sold except the Lot whereon I now live and that is not to be sold until after the death of my wife.
Item I give and devise unto my son Jacob Loar as soon as he arrives at the age of twenty one years two Lotts[sic] No 3686 & 3687 containing Fifty acres each more or less to him the said Jacob and his Heirs and assigns forever.
Item I give and devise unto my son Henry Loar as soon as he arrives to the age of twenty one years two Lots No 3684 & 3685 containing fifty acres each more or less to him the said Henry and his Hairs[sic] and assigns forever.
Item It is my will and desire that my Executors hereinafter named be directed to sell and dispose of upon such Credit as my Executors shall think most to the advantage of my Estate whereof I shall die seased or possessed of both Real and personal
Item I give and bequeath unto my sons Jacob & Henry Loar and each of them on condition that is to say of they shoold[sic] not get one horse each against the[sic] get of age that each of them is to be allowed out of my Estate Sixty dollars for the same and as soon as my youngest son Henry shall arrive to the age of twenty one years then my will is that the balance of my real and personal property is to be sold except the lot I live on and the money arising from the sale is to be divided as follows that is to say after paying attending the sale and one third thereof to be paid to my beloved wife Sarah Loar and other two thirds to be equally divided between my eleven children that is to say Elizabeth John George Sarah Catharine Barbary Mary Margaret Susana Jacob & Henry share and share alike And lastly I do hereby and appoint my dear wife Sarah Loar and valentine[sic] Hoffman to be my Executors of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all my former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 14th day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four.
                                                                                                      Jacob (his X mark) Loar (seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared by
Jacob Loar the above 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 Witnesses thereto   Joseph Carter    Gerard Clary      V. Hoffman
 
Sworn on the 10th of April 1827 by Sarah Loar and Valentine Hoffman
Proven on the 10th of April 1827 by Joseph Carter & Gerard Clary
Sworn before Charles Heck Register
 
NB: Some words were omitted in this will either in the original or when it was copied to the Will Book.
~Genie
Posted October 12, 2013




LOFTUS, Mary
 
      Bloomington, Md
       April 24th 1874
 Last Will & Testament
 I Mary Loftus being of sound mind do make this my last will & Testament
  I bequeath & devise to Julia Loftus daughter of John & Elizabeth Loftus whom I have raised from the time she was two years old, my house & lot & all appurtenances thereof in Bloomington Allegany Garrett Co. State of Maryland.
   Witness my hand & Seal this 24th day of April
   in the year of our Lord 1874
   {seal} Mary (her x mark) Loftus
                  (  Andrew Mullen
Witnesses  )  Charles F. McAleer (?McAteer)
                  (  G. C. Pattison   True copy Test Wm. R. Rawlings Register
 
Written in margin "P.S. Witnesses say that Garrett was interlined above Allegany at the time of signing of said will    Wm. L. Rawlings Reg"
 
 State of Maryland
  Garrett County to wit
 On this 8th day of December 1874 came Andrew Mullen and G. C. Pattison two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing Last Will anad Testament of Mary Loftus late of Garrett County deceased and made oath in due form of law that they did see the testatrix therein named sign and seal 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 apprehension of sound disposing mind memory and understanding capable of executing a valid deed or contract and that they together with Charles F. McAleer the other subscribing witness thereto respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to said Will at the request of the Testatrix in her presence and all in the presence of each other.
 Sworn to before the subscriber
  Wm L. Rawlings, Register of Wills, for Garrett County
 
State of Maryland
 Garrett County to wit
  On this 9th day of December 1874 came Charles F. McAleer one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Mary Loftus late of Gerrett County deceased and made oath in due form of law, that he did see the testatrix therein named sign and seal said Will that he 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 disposing mind memory and understanding capable of executing a valid deed or contract and that he together with Andrew Mullen and G. C. Pattison the other two subscribing witnesses thereto subscribed his name as witness to said will at the request of the Testatrix in her presence and all in the presence of each other.
  Sworn to before the subscriber
   Wm. L. Rawlings, Register of Wills for Garrett County
 
~Genie
Posted December 1, 2012




LOGSDON, John (of John)
 
In the name of God Amen, I, John Logsdon 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 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 Executors hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows,
 Item, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Logsdon all my estate real and personal during her life, except ten dollars for the use of the Church and ten dollars for the Priest that burys[sic] me, and after her death,
 Item, I give and bequeath unto my two nephews, namely John Logsdon and Ralph Logsdon all that will be received if any of my part of a tract of land called Fauncy's(??) Meadows lying and being in Frederick County and State of Maryland and now in suit at Frederick Court in Frederick County in the State of Maryland in equal proportions share and share alike. ~
 Item, I give and bequeath unto my nephew William Logsdon's two sons Joshua Logsdon and Joseph Logsdon all my the rest and residue of my estate real and when they arrive to the age of twenty one in equal portions share and share alike. The word personal struck out before signing in the 24th line.
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint John Matting* and Samuel Mattingly to be sole Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former will by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. ~ ~ ~
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by                  }
John Logsdon, 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 witnesses thereto. ~ ~ ~                             }
                   Elijah Durbin                                                        }
                   Edward Logsdon                                                  }
                  Jonathan Mackenzie                                            }
     Allegany County, the 27th day of December 1817.
 Then came Edward Logsdon and Jonathan McKinzie, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of John Logsdon, late of Allegany County, decd., 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 with Elijah Durbin the other subscribing  [witness], respectfully subscribed their names as witness[sic] to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.
    Sworn before
     Geo. Bruce, Register
 
*possibly Mattingly, though clearly written "Matting"; this may have been an error made when copied from the original, into the Book of Wills
~Genie
Posted March 23, 2013





LOGSDON, Raphael
 
In the name of God, Amen, I Raphael Logsdon 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 to settle[sic] 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 and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows:
  Item, I give unto my nephew John Logsdon my Silver watch.
Item, I give and bequeath unto Samuel Durbin my Rifle gun.
  Item, I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal unto my dear wife Mary during her natural life and at her death,
  Item, I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my six daughters Jemimah, Mary, Margaret, Hannor [Honor? Hannah?), Nancy, and Sarah to them, their heirs and assigns forever, in equal portion share and share alike.
 And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint John Mattingly to be my 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 have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirtieth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. ~
Signed, sealed, published & declared         }
by Raphael Logsdon, 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 witnesses thereto.              }
            Jona. Arnold                                         }
           John Mattingly                                      }
           Henry Close.                                         }
 
     Allegany County, the 24th day of June 1818.
 Then came Jonathan Arnold and John Mattingly, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing within last will and testament of Raphael Logsdon, late of Allegany County, decd., and severally made oath on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will, and that they heard him him[sic] 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, 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 Geo. Bruce, Register
 
I, John Mattingly, the appointed Executor in the last will and testament of Raphel Logsdon, late of Allegany County, Decd., doth hereby renounce and relinguish[sic] all my right & title to the Executorship aforesaid and doth refuse to take the same upon myself. ~
 As witness my hand and seal this 24th Day of June 1818. ~
Witness: Thos. Pollard       John Mattingly  (seal)
 
~Genie
Posted March 23, 2013


10 Apr 1820 Jonathan Arnold Administrator:
 Accounts paid Ed Logsdon Sr, Samuel Durbin, Jonathan Arnold and  Johnsee Arnold.

09 Jun 1821 Jonathan Arnold Administrator:
 Paid Mary Logsdon.  Dividends: Jemima Blubaugh, Margaret Sapp,  Nancy Arnold, Mary Logsdon, Honor Logue, Sarah Carter
 
(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
Posted July 6, 2013




LOGSTON, Joseph
 
Marshall County, West Virginia Will Book 2, pages 389-391 
In the name of God Amen
 I Joseph Logston of Marshall County West Virginia being of sound mind and memory, do make ordain and publish this to be my last will and testament in manner and form as follows to wit: 
1st After the payment of All my Just debts & funeral expences (sic) by my Exector hereinafter named.  I give devise & bequeath to my wife Sarah all my personal property, Wheresoever Situated, and I also give and devise to her use & benefit of all my real estate for her own use maintenance & Support for & during her natural life. 
2nd. After the death of my wife Sarah Logston, I give the one half of my farm to my daughter Rebecca Parks wife of Joseph Parks and the other half of my farm I give devise and bequeath to my Grand Son John Pierce There bring now an agreed line run and marked between said Rebecca Parks & John Pierce by which Rebecca gets the part of the farm on which the Home improvements are situated, the said farm when divided will give each about 119 acres. 
3rd. In consideration of the above bequest to my daughter Rebecca Parks  She is to pay Isaac Hubbs Two Hundred & fifty dollars money by me borrowed of him with the interest that may be due thereon.  She is also to pay my grand Son Samuel Pierce Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars with interest from the date of this will, She is also to pay to my daughter Sarah J. Cummins Six Hundred Dollars to be paid in six years After the death of my wife without interest, but in case my wife dies before me then in Six years after my death. 
4th. In consideration of the land hereby  devised & bequeathed to my Grand Son John Pierce I direct that he be required to pay the following bequests within Six years after my death or the death of my wife Sarah or in Six years after the death of both of us, as follows to wit: To Sarah Shrimp Two Hundred Dollars; To the children of W. D. Catlett Two Hundred Dollars; To Sarah Tomlinson Two Hundred Dollars; To Amanda Roberts one Hundred Dollars; To Lemuel Davis Two Hundred Dollars; To Flora Davis Two Hundred Dollars; To Julia Ann Ogle Two Hundred Dollars, to Samuel Gary Two Hundred Dollars. 
5th. I give and bequeath to my son Wm. D. Logston one dollar, I having already paid him his share in full. 
6th. In case my wife Sarah __?____ use & does not desire to reside on my farm, where we now live, I will and devise that my daughter Rebecca Parks & my grand Son John Pierce Each pay a yearly rent of one hundred & fifty Dollars each to my wife Sarah for her use and Support during her natural life to be paid by them yearly, which will make a yearly income to my wife of $300. 
7th. I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint George Harris, who married my niece Martha Logston, Executor of this my last will & testament and do hereby revoke any and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of May AD 1886.
 
       Joseph Logston   {Seal}
 
Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named Joseph Logston to be 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 signed our names as witnesses this 26th day of May 1886.
J. B. Hick
T. (or F). W. Manning
Thos Finn (?) (illegible signature, see below)]
 
West Virginia Marshall County Court April 18th 1890.
 
 A paper writing bearing date on the 26th day of May 1886 purporting to be the last will & testament of Joseph Logston late of this County Dec’d’ was this day fully proved in open Court by the oaths of J. B. Hicks, T . W. Manning & Thos Finn (?), the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded, and George Harris the Executor in Said will names qualified as such by taking the oath as required by lay, and who togather with W. H. Hubbs, his surety who qualified as to his sufficiency entered into and acknowledged their bond with penal Sum of Two Hundred Dollars Conditioned and payable as the law directs.  Thereupon Certificate is granted the said George Harris for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.                          
A Copy Teste:    Thos Finn Clk. County Court Marshall Co., WVa


(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
Posted July 6, 2013 





LOWERY, Harrison D.
 
In the name of God, Amen,
I, Harrison D. Lowery, of Elkins, Randolph County, in the State of West Va. being weak in body, but 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 Executrix hereinafter named.  After my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:  I give, devise and bequeath unto my sister-in-law, Janet Dick, of Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland, all moneys due to me at the time of my death, from the Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 86, of Lonaconing, Allegany County, in the State of Maryland.  And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Janet Dick of Lonaconing, Maryland, to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, without bond, 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 hand and seal this 20th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight.
     
     His mark: X Harrison D. Lowery  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Harrison D. Lowery, as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence, who at his request, in his presence and in presence of each other, have hereto set our hands as witnesses hereto.  Witness:
  C. H. Spicer, J. W. Trenton, H. Gaither
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County, to wit:  On this 22d day of March, 1910, came Janet Dick, the Executrix named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Harrison D. Lowery, late of Randolph County, West Virginia, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that she received the said Will for safe keeping from the hand of Harrison D. Lowery, the testator, on the 20th day of October, 1908, the date of the signing and sealing thereof.  And the said Janet Dick, further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Harrison D. Lowery, deceased, that hath come to his[sic] hands or possession and that he[sic] 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:  Be it known: That C. H. Spicer, J. M. Trenton and H. Gaither, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Harrison D. Lowery, late of Randolph County, State of West Virginia, deceased, being non residents of the State of Maryland, and beyond the jurisdiction of the Orphans' Court of Allegany County, The mark before the signature of Harrison D. Lowery, to the aforegoing Will, was proved by James F. Gilchrist, of Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland, who on the 22d day of March, 1910, made oath in due form of law: that he was present when the said Will was executed, that he wrote the name of Harrison D. Lowery, to the said Will and saw the said Harrison D. Lowery make his mark thereto, and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, in the presence of the three subscribing witnesses thereto, and all in the presence of each other.
 
    Test: Hervey W. Shuck, Register of Wills
 
Admitted to probate March 22d 1910. Under
the Laws of Maryland, 1892, Chap. 504. Sec. 337
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012









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