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RAILEY, Mrs. Mary
 
Second and final Account of William R. Getty, Administrator of Mary Railey, late of Allegany County, deceased.
This Accountant charges himself with the balance due Estate upon Settlement of this first Account in the Orphans' Court
of Said County, on the 15th day of June 1870
                                                                         $312.97
And Paid out as follows:
 
1.  Paid Wolfley & Keim, Acct. in full  $23.86
2.      "   Shultz & Getty        "     "   "  32.89
3.      "   D. P. Welfley          "     "   "   14.20
4.      "   A. Bonig                "     "   "     14.95
5.      "   I. H. Wegman         "     "   "   19.53                  $105.41
     _______________
      $207.56
 
And charges himself with interest on same
 from Dec'r 15 1870 to Aug 10th 1871                 8.16
      _______
       $215.72
And Paid out as follows:
 Paid Elijah Fuller, Reg'r                                    10.00
6.  "   State & County taxes 1869                      10.11
7.  "       "    "      "         "     1870                        9.14
8.  "       "    "      "         "     1871                      10.76
Administrators 10 per cent. com's on $ 8.16       .81   $40.82
                                                                    _____________
                                                                    $174.90
 
Distribution to Heirs
 
1.  To J. William Railey,             Son    $29.15
2.   "   Charles E. Railey               "         29.15
3.   "   Elizabeth A. Railey   Daughter    29.15
4.   "   Mary M. Railey                "          29.15
5.   "   Catharine E.Railey           "          29.15
6.   "   Sarah A. Railey               "          29.15 $174.90
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012




 
RALEY, Mrs. Mary A.

January 10, 1917
In the presence of Almighty God and these Witnesses, I Mary A. Raley in my sound and sane mind do make this my last desire and with that Nellie T. Raley, my youngest daughter, will have in her possession the house No 10 West Loo St, and house No 66 Mechanic St, so long as she remains single.  In case of her marriage, or death, Said house No 10 West Loo St and house No 66 Mechanic St be sold and divided equally among any remaining children or if they be dead to their remaining children except Wm. H. Raley my oldest son who will receive ten dollars.

                       (signed)  Mary Ann (her X mark) Raley  (seal)

 
                      Witness  Robert Armstrong  (seal)
                      Witness  Gertrude L. Armstrong (seal)
 
We the children of Mary A. Raley do cheerfully comply with her wishes
 
(signed) John Bachman
(signed) Anna Bachman
(signed) Fred. W? Blaul (Blauh?)
(signed) Mary J. Blaul (Blauh?)
(signed) Charles V. Raley
(signed) Pearl S. Raley
(signed) Frank C Raley
(signed) Willa J. Raley
(signed) Bertha M. Wittig
(signed) G. H. Wittig
(signed) Laura B. Pfeiffer
(signed) J. C. Pfeiffer
(signed) Nellie T. Raley
 
This Will was on the 1st day of February 1924, filed and sworn to as to custody by Conrad Hohing, Treasurer of the Fidelity Savings Bank of Frostburg, Maryland, who made oath in due form of law, that he received the said Will for safe-keeping from the hand of the testatrix on the 10th day of January 1917, the date of the signing and sealing thereof. And on the said 1st day of February 1924, it was proven by Robert Armstrong and Gertrude L. Armstrong, 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 1st day of February 1924, admitted to probate and record.
 
 Test. Hervey W. Shuck
  Register of Wills.
 
Recorded Liber N, Folio 204 &c.
 paid
~Genie

Posted July 6, 2012




 
RALEY, Vincent
 
In the name of God, Amen
I Vincent Raley of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, being in imperfect health of body and 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 threly[sic] 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 herein after named.
After my debts, and funeral expences[sic] are paid.
I devise and bequeath as follows, first I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Ann Raley, all my real estate and personal property to have and to hold so long as she, the said Mary Ann Raley, remains my lawful Widow.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife Mary Ann Raley to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills heretofore by me made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.  In testimony whreof[sic] I hereunto set my hand and seal, this fifteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ninety three _
I further request that my executrix fills no bond.
   
    Vincent Raley (seal)
Sign'd Sealed, published  and         )
declared by the above named        ( Joseph G. Dennison  (seal)
Vincent Raley, as and for his          ) John G Dennison
last will and testament, in our       ( G. B. Percy
presence, who at his request         )
in his presence, and in presence    (
of each other, have hereto set     )
our hands as witnesses hereto.     (
 
This Will was on this 8th day of October 1895 filed and sworn to as to custody by Mary Ann Raley, the executrix therein named, who received the same from the Register of Wills with whom it had been filed for safe keeping on March 17, 1893.
  
  Test: A. H. Dowden, Reg'r
 
This Will was on the 12th day of October 1895, proven by Joseph G. Dennison, John G. Dennison and G. B, Percy, the three subscibing 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 15th day of October 1895, admitted to probate and record. 
 
Test. A. H. Dowden, Regr

Recorded Wills Liber G. folio 138
   Chg'd B-291

~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012




RICE, Andrew
     In the name of God, Amen, I Andrew Rice, Senr of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being sick and weak in body but of sound
and disposing mine, 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 being 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 ande bequeath as follows, ~~
And whereas my daughter Anna being an Eeduit (idiot?) and entirely helpless I therefore for the keeping and maintaining the said Anna during her natural life give and devise unto my son Andrew my plantation whereon I now reside live, which includes the whole of my Real Estate Known by the names Gumber's(??) Goodness, containing by patent fifty three acres, the Resurvey on Gumber's(??) Goodness, containing seventy nine acres and three quarters now belonging to me, Kuigan's Kindness, containing twenty three acres and one fourth of an acre, the Resurvey onthe aforesaid tracts containing now in the whole with the originals onehundred and eleven acres by certificate called Dalong & Kindness and a tract called Anything, containing by certificate ten acres. ~    
  I
give and bequeath unto my aforesaid son Andrew all my personal Estate except what is hereinafter mentioned. ~
     I give and bequeathunto every one of the rest of my children one hundred dollars, wich[sic] is to say, to my son Frederick one hundred dollars, to my son Isaac one hundred dollars, to my son Jacob one hundred dollars, to my son Williamone hundred dollars, to my son John one hundred dollars, to my daughterCatherine one hundred dollars, to my daughter Rebecca Barbay one hundred dollars, and to my daughter Elizabeth one hundred dollars including what stands against them by account which I have already paid them.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my belovedson Andrew to be the sole Executor of this my last will and testament. 
In testimony whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal
this first day of July Eighteen hundred and sixteen.    

                                                                                                                                      (signed) Andrew Rice Senr. (seal)

Signed Sealed published and Declared by Andrew Rice Senior the above named testator asand 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 thereto

George Rice
Frederic Rice of John
John Valentine of
frederick

~Genie
Posted June 16, 2012


RICE, Frederick of Andrew
 
In the name of God Amen. I Frederick Rice of Andrew of Allegany County and State of Maryland being 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 Executor hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral Charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth all my estate both real and personal during her natural life and drom and after her decease I give and bequeath the same both real and personal in this County and else where to be equally divided among all my Children in equal Portions share and share alike and I hereby empower my Executor hereinafter named as soon after the death of my wife as may be practicable to sell all my real property as well as personal to the best advantage he can and convey the same by deed or deeds to the purchasers or purchasers And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Isaac Rice 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 have set my hand and affixed my seal this 5th day of September in the year of our Lord
Eighteen hundred and forty

       Frederick(his X mark) Rice of And'w (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by Frederick Rice of Andrew the aforenamed 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                      
                      Edward Dawson

                      Alphons B. Hinkle
                      Jesse Hinkle

Allegany
County to wit

     On this 10th day of August 1841 then
came Isaac Rice and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole will and testament of Frederick Rice of Andrew late of Allegany County deceased that hath come to his knowledge or possession and that he doth not know of any other.

        Test Daniel Blocher Register


Allegany
County to wit:
     On the 10th day of August 1841 then came Alphons B. Hinkle and Jesse Hinkle two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Frederick Rice of Andrew late of Allegany County Deceased and 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 declarte the
same to be his last will and testament that at the time of of[sic] his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound disposing
mind memory and understanding and that they together with Edward Dawson the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence of and at the request of the testator.


~Genie
Posted June 16, 2012



RICE, George
 
In the name of God, Amen. I, George Rice of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being weak of body, but of sound, disposing mind, memory and understanding, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do 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 buried in a Christian manner, and after my funeral charges and debts are paid I give and bequeath as follows, vis:~
 I will and devise unto my daughter Sofa Rice one hundred dollars to be paid out of my real estate, the picking of one cow, one bed well furnished and a lot of bed clothes as belonging to the bed, all the household and kitchen furniture as she may want to keep. ~
 I will and devise unto my son John Rice my home farm three years after my death free of rent, after the three years shall have expired; I desire that three disinterested persons shall be appointed by the Executors to appraise the farm, and if either of my three sons wish to buy the same at the appraisment they shall have the priviledge of doing so beginning with the oldest and going on to the youngest, if not sold, if neither of the sons wish to take the farm at the appraisement it shall be sold and the money divided equally among the ayrs[sic], except for Sofa Rice as above named shall have her huncred dollars, cow and bed and clothes over and above her equal share with the rest ~ all the presonal property except the cow belonging to Sofa Rice shall be sold and the money divided equally among the following ayrs[sic], Joshua Rice, John Rice, Levi Rice, Charlotte, married to Andrew Rice, Sarah Rice, married to David Rice, Catherine, married to Solomon Rice, Sopa Rice; all of the above heirs shall have equal shares in the above named estate, except Sofa Rice shall have her hundred dollars, cow and bed and clothes over and above her equal share with the rest. ~
 And lastly, I do hereby constitute, appoint my sons Joshua Rice, John Rice, Levi Rice sole Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. ~
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 18th day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty four.
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared       }
by George Rice, the above named testator,  }
as and for his last will & testament in          } George Rice (seal)
the presence of us who at his request         }
and in his presence and in the                    }
presence of each other have subscribed      }
our names as witnesses thereto. ~             }
 Geo. W. Boure (??)                                            }
 John B. Hardinger                                             }
 Nelson Paxton                                                  }
 
Maryland, Allegany County Sct.
 On this 27th day of April 1854, came Joshua Rice, John Rice and Levi Rice, Executors, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of George Rice, late of Allegany County, decd that hath come to their hands and jpossession and that they do not know of any other. ~
   Test. W. R. McCulley, Regr
Maryland, Allegany County Sct.
  On the 27th day of April 1854, came John B. Hardinger, Nelson Paxton and George W. Boure(??) the three subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of George Rice, 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, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament.....etc. etc.
   Test: W. R. McCulley Regr.
 
The Register of Wills
  for Allegany County
 I, John Rice, one of the appointed Executors in the last will and testament of George Rice, late of Allegany County, deceased, do hereby refuse to act as Executor to said will by virtue of said appointment, and do therefore renounce all my right title and claim to said Executorship accordingly, desiring at the same time that Letters Testamentary may be granted and committed unto Joshua Rice and Levi Rice, the other Executors therein named as witness my hand this 9th day of May 1854. ~
 Witness   } John (his X mark) Rice
 W. R. McCulley, Regr }
 
~Genie
Posted January 26, 2013



RICE, John
 
In the name of God, Amen, I, John Rice of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, being in perfect health of body and and[sic] of sound & disposing mind, memory and understanding, but much advanced in years, 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 buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows, I give and bequeath unto my grand-son Samuel Smouse, son of my daughter Anna, the sum of one hundred and eight dollars for money left in my hands for his use besides ninety two dollars being in the whole two hundred dollars as full consideration and compention[sic] for his claim against my estate, which said sum of two hundred dollars shall be paid to him by my Executors hearinafter[sic] named when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years.
I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Priscilla Wineland one cow, one bed, one spinning wheel, three sheep, house and kitchen furniture at the discretion of my Executrix hearinafter[sic] named The remainder of my personal Estate I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary.
I give and bequeath devise unto my wife aforesaid all my land and Real Estate during her natural life and after her decease I give and devise the said Real Estate to my children in equal shears[sic] which are two sons and seven daughters each a shear[sic] alike, but nevertheless my two sons George and Frederick shall have and hold the said Real Estate for the term of four years after the decease of my wife aforesaid free and clear of rent for the aforesaid and after the expiration of four years aforesaid they shall all come in equal shears[sic] as aforesaid and for the land which I have sold and not yet conveyed I authorize and empower my son George to convey the same as soon as the consideration money is paid by a good and lawfull deed of conveyance in as good and ample manner as if I had done the same in my lifetime.
And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife aforesaid to be Executrix and my sons George and Frederick 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. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this fourteenth day of May in the year of our lord Eighteen Hundred and twenty three.

        (signed) John Rice

Signed Sealed published and Declared by John Rice 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

John Folck
John Creps
John Folck. Jr.
 
~Genie
Posted June 16, 2012



RIDGELY, Nancy
 
In the name of God, Amen., I Nancy Ridgely of Allegany County, State of Maryland, relict of the late William Ridgely of County and State aforesaid, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
 I give and bequeath unto Sarah Ann Powell all my right, title and interest in and to all property, whether real or personal, which I may die seised[sic] or possessed of that is not otherwise disposed of by this my last will and testament. ~
 I give and bequeath to Sarah Ann Powell one servant girl, now about twelve years old, named Hannah, to serve the said Sarah Ann Powell and her heirs until the said Hannah shall be twenty three years old, as directed in my husbands the late William Ridgely will. ~
 I give and bequeath to William Ridgely Powell, the son of the late John Powell and Sarah Ann Powell, his wife, the servant-girl named Mary, now about ten years of age: also one servant-girl named Fanny, now about eight years of age to serve the said William Ridely[sic] Powell and his heirs until they come to the age of twenty three years as directed in my husband, the late William Ridgely will.~
 I also give and bequeath to William Ridgely Powell the sum of three hundred dollars for the purpose of defraying the expenses of his education as it is my wish and desire that the said William Ridgely Powell be kept at college unti he is twenty one years of age.  ~~
 I also give and bequeath unto William Ridgely Powell the sum of fifty-four dollars, being the price of a Bay colt which I gave him, and which was afterward sold by the Executors of my husbands will, said fifty four dollars to be paid to William Ridgely Powell when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.
 I also give and bequeath unto William Ridgely Powell the watch, saddle & bridle, belonging to me by the will of my husband the late William Ridgely. ~
 Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint Sarah Ann Powell to be the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. ~
 In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundrede and fifty three. ~
 
      Nancy Ridgely (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Nancy Ridgely, the above named testator, and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
   John W Nolt
   Chas. C. Getty
   Thomas Johns
 
Maryland, Allegany Couty, sct:
 On the 16th day of December 1856, came Sarah Ann Powell, Executrix and mae oath on the Holy Evengely of Almighty God that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Nancy Ridgely, late of Allegany County, decd that hath come to her knowdedge or possession, and that she doth not know of any other. ~
    Test~ W. R. McCulley, Register
 
Maryland, Allegany Couty, Sct.
 On the 16th day of December 1856, came Thomas Johns, one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Nancy Ridgely, late of Allegany County, deceased and made oath on the Holy Evangel of Almight God 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 she was at the time of so doing of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; that he subscribed his name as a witness to said will in the presence and at the request of the testatrix, and that he also did see John W. Nolt and Chas E. Getty, the other subscribing witnesses, sign their names as witnesses to said will at the request of the testatrix, in her presence and al in presence of each other.
    Test~ W. R. McCulley, Register
 
~Genie
Posted January 26, 2013



ROBINETT, George Senr.
 
In the name of God Amen, I George Robinett Senr. of Allegany County in the State of Maryland farmer, being in bodily health and perfectly sound in mind, memory and remembering the mortality of my body do therefor appoint, constitute and ordain this my last will and testament, ~
Imp. I recommend my soul to the hands of God who gave it ad commit my body to the earth to be decently buryed[sic] at the discretion of my Executors hoping to be raised up at the resurrection of the dead, and as touching such worly[sic] goods as God hath been pleased to bless with all I do give and dispose of in the following manner & form,
 It is my will that first of all all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
 Item. I give unto Catherine Robinett my dearly beloved wife all my lands and plantation whereon I now live at Murley's Branch in the county and State abbove[sic] said and also I gave[sic] to her all my personal or moveable estate during her natural life and after her decease I gave[sic] all my lands and plantation whereon I now live at Murley's Branch in the County and State above said and also I gave[sic] all my personal or moveable estate unto Elijah Robinett my son or to his heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns. I gave[sic] unto Jeramiah Robinett my son or his heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns, thirty pound good and lawful money of Maryland; and also I gave[sic] unto Ezekiel Robinett my son or his heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns, thirty pound good and lawful money of Maryland. ~
And also I gave[sic] unto Matthew Robinett my son or his heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns, thirty pound good and lawful money of Maryland, to be paid out of my real and personal estate by my son Elijah Robinett or his heirs, Executors, Administrators [or assigns]. ~
I gave[sic] unto my daughter Priscilla, wife of William Spegon one Shilling Starling[sic], I gave[sic] unto Rebecca Spugon wife of Samuel Spugon one Shilling Starling[sic] ~ I gave[sic] unto my daughter Katherine Spurgeon wife of Ozekial Spurgeon one Shilling Starling[sic]. I gave[sic] unto my daughter Ann Robinett wife of Moses Robinett one Shilling Starling[sic], and I ordain Katherine Robinett my wife and Elijah Robinett my son soul[sic] Executor of this my last will and testament and revoke all former wills and testaments by me made at any time.
 In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this 20th day of August 1797. ~ 
 
~ ~ ~
Signed, Sealed, pronounced & declared delivered   }
by so. George Robinett as his last will &              }
testament in presents[sic] of us                              }            George Robinett  (seal)
 Geo. Robinett of Nathan                                             }
 John Willison }
 
Proven May ?? 1803 by George Robinett of Nathan and John Willison
 
~Genie
posted July 26, 2013



ROBINETT, Moses
 
In the name of God Amen I, Moses Robinett of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding, do ordain this my last will and testament. ~
 I give and bequeath unto my wife as long as she shall remain single the use and profits of all my real Estate during her natural life, and also the one half part of all my personal estate to be at her disposal, on condition of remaining single as above mentioned, ~ and the use and disposal of the other half part I give and bequeath unto my nephew Amos Robinett, son of Jeremiah, in manner and form as above expressed until the decease of said wife, then after her decease, I give and bequeath devise the whole of real estate unto the above named Amos Robinett, his heirs and assigns forever, chargeable with the payment of one hundred pounds to George Robinett, son of Ezekial, when he shall attain the age of twenty one years. ~ Also with the mainteinence and clothing of his sister Milley Robinett in a Decent manner as long as she may remain single. ~
 And lastly I do appoint and constitute my wife and the above named Amos Robinett Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former will by me made. ~
 Signed, sealed, published, declared and delivered this 30~ day of December 1797. ~ ~ ~
In presence of
                    John Reid              }
                   John Roberts         } Moses Robinett  (seal)
                   Edward Roberts    }
 
Allegany County June 29~ 1811.
 Then came John Reid John Roberts and Edward Roberts, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Moses Robinett, 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, 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, disposing mind, memory & understanding, and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and all in the presence of each other. ~
  Sworn before
    Geo. Bruce, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 16, 2013



ROSENBERGER, John Sr.
 
   In the name of God, Amen,
I, John Rosenberger Sen, of Garrett 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 therefor 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:
All my Real Estate and personal property to my Wife Mary Magdalene Rosenberger, to be hers to have full control of and to dispose of as she pleases,
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear Wife Mary Magdalene to be sole Executrix of 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 eighth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and eighty nine,
                                                                                                                             John (his X mark) Rosenberger Sen, (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John Rosenberger Sen, 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.
 Witnesses
 Michael Durst
 Jacob D. Llewellyn
 
Proven 6 May 1890 by Michael Durst and Jacob D. Llewellyn
Test: J. W. White, Register
 
~Genie
Posted December 7, 2013
 



ROSS, Moses A.
 
At the request of the Executors of Moses A. Ross, this certified copy of Will was Recorded this 15th day of November, 1924.
I, Moses A. Ross of Addison Township, Somerset County State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following form to-wit:
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son Orville A. Ross Thirty nine hundred and ninety three Dollars ($3993).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son A. Marshall Ross the sum of Five Thousand dollars ($5000).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my daughter Felicia Ross Johnson Thirty nine hundred and eighty seven dollars ($3987).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son Robert E. Ross Five Thousand Dollars ($5000).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son Mansfield A. Ross, Five Thousand Dollars, ($5000).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son George Crawford Ross Four thousand six hundred and ninety one dollars ($4691).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my son Frank Moore Ross Five Thousand Dollars ($5000).
Item:  I give and bequeath to my Executors hereinafter named Five thousand Dollars ($5000), in trust for the purpose of the maintenance and taking complete care of my daughter Mary Ida Ross now unmarried during her natural life to be used by them in any way they or a majority of them may decide to insure her comfort and happiness with no control of the same by her or any other person in her name and without any responsibility to any person or persons for the distribution or use thereof.
(Advancements having been made by me to Orville A. Ross for his benefit also to George C. Ross and Felicia H. Ross now Johnson over and above the other legatees to make them equal in amounts to the $5000, before distribution.)
Item:  I direct my Executors hereinafter named to keep the Mitchell family vault in repair (See directions)
Payments of specefied[sic] legacies to be paid as follows to wit.
A. Marshall Ross to be paid by A. M. Ross and Bro. or A. M. Ross Certificate No. 1 in my hands at its face value, without interest, Robert E. Ross to be paid by his certificate No. 1 at its face value without interest, Mrs. Felicia Ross Johnson by Sullivan Johnson's Certificate No. 1 at its face value she not to be charged with any interest n the same.  My Executors to leave Trust for Mary Ida in funds due estate interest to be added as below mentioned.
Orville A. Ross, Mansfield A. Ross, Geo. C. Ross and Frank Moore Ross each in ot paid before my decease in whole or in part to be paid as fast as funds are in the hands of my Executors they using their discretion as to the prirority[sic] of payments taking in to account their need for money, Provided however that if any legacy or parts of legacies are unpaid on the first day of January next after my decease said balance or balances to have interest paid thereof if 6 months has intervened since my decease, otherwise to commence on the 1st day of any month thereafter. If any of my said children should die before receiving the amounts in this will then their children to have the same. If any of my childrend should die unmarried without heirs then the share willed them to lapse and belong to my sesiduary estate. The balance of my estate after paying my just debts, expenses of settling my estate, the before named legacies and charges and all matters hereinafter ordered done by me in this will shall be equally divided to and among my said children and paid to and be used for the purposes  therein named.
Whereas on the marriage of my children heretofore a present of $62.50 was made each one it is my desire and will that in the marriage of Orville, George, Frank or Mary Ida, my said Executor shall pay a like sum to each or present the wife with presents of silverware to that amount unless in the opinion of my said Executors they are entirely beneath the notice of the family. My Executors hereinafter named shall immediately after my decease take full charge of all my real estate wherever situated pay taxes make such improvements as are necessary for its protection rent the same, sell or dispose of it whenever it is thought by them or a majority of them best any time of whom or in case of death the survivor or survivors can make good conveyances in law and do anything and everything that I myself could do were I alive and capable of attending to business in my proper person and also all of my personal effects of every kind. They shall have power to buy real estate at private or Judicial sales for the purpose of saving debts hold the same and rent or dispose of it at their discretion advance money to pay for the same if not sufficient funds in hand to carry put their purchases. I further direct that no part of my private Library shall be sold at auction or otherwise unless it is my pamphlet Laws of Pa. which might be sold at private sale but that my Library be divided to and among my children and it is my desire that my Household property such as beds, bedding and other textile fabricks[sic] or any other Household furniture wished be kept by my said children at its worth. It is further my will that as in my lifelong business transactions I have received and given indulgence that my said Executors give all reasonable time to my creditors consistent with the wants of my heirs named in this will. Provided however that any parties owing $2000 be allowed to pay $500 per year and that others owing larger sums pay in proportion to the sums they owe settling the interest annually.
My said Executors shall employ fitting persons to collect money for them attent to writing or doing anything concerning the settling of any estate and charge the estate with the cost and expenses thereof as though they did it themselves. They, my Executors shall shall[sic] after my decease procure a Bound Book that will go in the pigeon holes of the Recorders office at Somerset and put an appraisement of all my Real Estate wherever situated or located, also all my personal property of every kind fully and justly appraised by three persons and verified as is usually done noting each note in one line and interest in one below counted to the first of the succeedibg[sic] month which appraisement shall be copied in plain style into my estate book on the left hand page the right left for credits and explanations. My Executors in filing their accounts shall only charge temeslves[sic] with whatever collections they may have made and claim credits for moneys paid out whether to creditors, legatees or expenses.
And lastly I do hereby appoint my son in la Sullivan Johnson of Allegany County Pa. my sons A. Marshall Ross and Robert E. Ross Executors of this my last Will and testament with full power as I now have or could have to close up my business as heretofore and hereinafter directed.
In witness whereof, I Moses A. Ross the Testator have to this my will written on one piece of paper set my hand and seal March 3rd, 1888.
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Moses A. Ross as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of each other and the Testator.
      Wm. F. Mitchell
      Hanson Miller
 
Somerset County, Ss:
 On this 28th day of Dec. A. D. 1893 before me A. J. Hileman Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the County aforesaid, persoanlly came Wm F. Mitchell and Hanson Walter the subscribing witnesses, to the will hereto attached, who being duly affirmed according to law, do say that they were present and saw and heard, Moses A. Ross the testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument as and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of so doing he the said Moses A. Ross was of sound mind, memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Affirmed and subscribed to before me the               :Wm. F. Mitchell
date aforesaid,                                                                :Hanson Walter
A. J. Hileman, Register                                                     :
 
~Genie
Posted March 6, 2013



ROWAN, Mrs. Mary Knapp
 
In the name of God Amen.
I Mary Knapp Rowan, of Lonaconing, Allegany County in the State of Maryland being weak 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 Executors hereinafter named.  After my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Agnes Rowan the house and lot whereon I now dwell on West end of Railroad Street.  I also give to my daughter Agnes, aforesaid, all my household furniture and wearing apparel in said house aforesaid.  I give and devise to my daughters to wit: Catharine Rowan Crowe, Sarah Rowan Gunter, Elizabeth Rowan Mansfield and Annie Rowan Cosgrove, and to my son, Joseph Rowan, my house and lot at the East end of Railroad Street, to be divided between them, share and share alike, with the right of any one of my heirs to buy the interest of the others in the said house and lot so devised, valuation to be ascertained by appraisement.  This testator desires and directs her Executors to deduct the sum of On hundred and twenty dollars from Joseph Rowan's share, which her estate has been obligated to pay said sum for him.  And to my husband, Thomas Rowan, I give the sum of ten dollars in cash.__________And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Agnes Rowan and Patrick F. Mansfield to be sole 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.___________In Testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and nine.___________

      Mary K,. Rowan  (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Mary Knapp Rowan, as and for her last Will and Testament, in our presence, who at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereto set our hands as witnesses hereto.

                            

                              ( C. S. Murphy
    Witness:    ) William Knapp
                     ( Aloysius Rowan


                                       
State of Maryland
Allegany County to wit:  On this 23rd day of April, 1909 came Agnes Rowan, one of the Executors named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Mary Knapp Rowan, 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 Mary Knapp Rowan, the testatrix, on the 12th day of April, 1909, the date of the signing and sealing thereof.  And the said Agnes Rowan, further made oath that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true whol last Will and Testament of the said Mary Knapp Rowan, deceased, that hath come to her hands or possession, and that she 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 23d day of April 1909 came Cornelius S. Murphy and William Knapp, two of the subscribing witness to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Mary Knapp Rowan, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law; that they did see the said Mary Knapp Rowan, 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, capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and that they together and with Aloysius Rowan, the third subscribing witness thereof, respectively subscribed their names as witness thereto at the request of Mary Knapp Rowan, the testatrix, in her presence and all in the presence of each other.
      Test: Hervery W. Shuck
       Register of Wills.
Admitted to probate
 April 23d 1909
 
~Genie
Posted July 6, 2012



ROWE, Thomas
 
In the name of God, Amen.
I, Thomas Rowe, of Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, being of sound mind, memory and power of understanding, knowing the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and wishing to settle my worldluy afffairs before it shall please Almighty God to call me hence, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in the manner following, that is to say:  First and principally, I commit my soul unto Almight God, and my body to the earth, to be decently interred after the will of my Executrix hereinafter named, and after all my funeral expenses and just debts are paid, I will, devise and bequeath as follows, that is to say: Item, All my real estate and all my personal property I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Rowe, for and during her natural life, or until she shall remarry. Item If at anytime she shall deem it necessary and for the best interest of the estate to sell and convey, at private or public sale, any of my real estate (Except the Home Place east end of Luce Street in Frostburg.) and reinvest the proceeds arising therefrom, or use said proceeds for her own or children's use, she is hereby empowered to do so as fully as I myself could have done if living.  Item, As to said Home Place, it is my will and desire that it shall not be sold without first consulting my living children and receiving their assent to sell the same. Item, as to all such matters my confidence in my beloved wife, is such that, believing she will act for the best interests of all, I hereby desire to give her proper discretion in such matters, having in mind as well as the sentimental and legal interests of my children and their natural claims upon me.  Item, In case my wife shall remarry, I will and direct that my estate shall then be settled up, and I will, devise and bequeath all my estate, real, personal and mixed, to my beloved wife and my four dear children, share and share alike, my intention being that even though my wife shall accept the provisions of this will and should afterwards remarry, she shall still be entitled to a one-fifth share of my said estate.  Item, In case my wife shall not remarry, I will, devise and bequeath that at her death all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed, shall go to my four dear children, share and share alike, In case any one of more of said children shall have died, leaving a child or children, the interest to which any one or more of my said children would have been entitled shall go to said child or children.  Item, Lastly, I do hereby appoint my beloved wife, Elizabeth Rowe Executrix of this my last Will and Testament without bond, and I do hereby revoke and anuul[sic] any and all former Wills by me made.____________________
 In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of June 1905.______
 
      Thomas Rowe.    (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Thomas Rowe, as and for his last Will and Testament, in our presence, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as witnesses. ___________________________________________________
 
   David A. Robb, D. Lindley Sloan,  F. C. Hendrickson
 
State of Maryland,
 Allegany County, to wit:  On the 9th day of November, 1910, came Elizabeth Rowe, the Executrix named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Thomas Rowe, 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 Thomas Rowe, the testator, on the 5th day of June, 1905, the date of the signing and sealing thereof. And the said Elizabeth Rowe, further made oath: that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said Thomas Rowe, deceased, that hath come to her hand or possession, and does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceaseed aforesaid.________
    
     Test: Hervey W. Shuck
      Register of Wills
 
State of Maryland,
 Allegany County to wit:  On the 9th day of November, 1910, came David A. Robb, D. Lindley Sloan and F. C. Hendrickson, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Thomas Rowe, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see Thomas Rowe, 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 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 Thomas Rowe, the testator, in his presence, and all in the presence of each other. __________________
 
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
 
Admitted to probate November 9th 1910
 
~Genie
Posted August 3, 2012






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