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TASKER, Mary
 
   In the name of God, Amen:~
I, Mary Tasker of Oakland, Garrett County, in the State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make this my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all other Wills and testaments heretofore made by me,
 First, I direct that my Executor hereinafter named pay out of my estate all my just debts and funeral charges and for this purpose I direct that the first dividend or dividends, or so many as shall accrue to me as holder of One Hundred shares of the Capital Stock of The Toboggin Hill Mining Company of Colorado, be applied to such purposes.
Second; After the above charges are satisfied and paid, I give and bequeath said One hundred shares of the Capital Stock of The Toboggin Hill Mining Company as follows:
To my son David Tasker fifteen shares;
To my son Hiram P. Tasker fifteen shares;
To my daughter Lucretia Hagans fifteen shares;
To my grand so Compton Tasker five shares;
To my grand daughter Mary Eva Tasker five shares;
To my grand son William Tasker five shares;
To my son in law William H. Hagans five shares;
And the rest and residue of said Stock I give and bequeath to the following named friends: ~
To Mrs. M. B. Cormany two shares; To Dr. J. Lee McComas two shares; To Dr. Henry W. McComas one share; To Mrs. John A. Peters one share; To Mrs. Sarah Spiker one share; To Edward H. Sincell one share; To Edward J. Tower one share; To William Casteel one share; To E. F. Stansbury one share; To Mrs. Mollie Gonder one share; To Mrs. Lizzie Keller one share; To Mrs. Maggie Browning one share; To Addie M. Cupp one share; To Frank Hagans one share; To Maggie Hagans one share; To. M. B. Hagans one share; To Arthur Townshend one share; To Truman W. Casteel one share; To Mrs. John Yellowby one share; To Mrs. Enos D. Kepner one share; To William E. George one share; To Mrs. Calvin Savage one share; To Dr. Jonal Smalley one share; To Mrs. Libbie Blackburn one share; To Sanson Smalley one share; To Mrs. Marie E. Davis one share; To Mrs. Mary Ellen Craver one share; To Frederick A. Thayer one share; To Mrs. Mary Kildow one share; To Mrs. Louisa Ferguson one share; To Mrs Belle Kildow one share; To Mrs. Nancy Whetzell one share and to Mary Hoopes one share,
Third: All the rest and residue of my estate, both real personal and mixed I give, devise and bequeath to my said children, David Tasker, Hiram P. Tasker and Lucretia Hagans to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
Fourth and lastly, I do hereby appoint my son-in-law, William H. Hagans sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all other Wills made by me.
Witness my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety four.
   Mary Tasker  (seal)
Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named testatrix Mary Tasker as and for her last Will and testament, in the presence of us, who at her request an in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
   Fred A. Thayer
   Edward H. Sinsell,
State of Maryland, Garrett County to wit:
On this 9th day of January 1895 came Edward H. Sincell and made oath, in due form of law that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Mary Tasker, late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that he received the same from the testatrix on or about the 17th day of November 1894.
   Test: J. W. White, Register
 State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
On this 9th day of January 1895 came Fred A. Thayer and Edward H. Sincell the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of Mary Tasker, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that they did see the testatrix sign and seal this Will; that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and testament, that at the time of her so doing, she was, to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other.
   Test: J. W. White, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 29, 2013




TOMLINSON, Benjamin
 
In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Tomlinson of the County of Allegany in the State of Maryland being weak in body but of sound and disposing memory mind and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof an 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
First I give and bequeath to my affectionate daughter Drusilla Baker of Adams County Mississippi the Just and full sum of Five hundred dollars.
Second I give and bequeath and devise unto my affectionate daughter Mary Tomlinson the Plantation on which I reside part of which lies in Maryland and part in the state of Pennsylvania to have and to hold the same free of all incumbrances or charges whatsoever during her natural life to Hold let or lease the same in such or any manner she may think fit and proper and to receive and hold and use all profits arising therefrom. I further give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Tomlinson all and every description of stock such as Horses cattle sheep and Hogs, Hay grain in the barn and the crop which is now sowing and that which is in the field together with all my Farming utensils whatsoever and all of my Household and Kitchen furniture of every description and Also every other thing not embraced as above sescribed of a perishable character that may be on or about my plantation Barn House or Kitchen the whole to be held and disposed of by her as she the said Mary may see fit and proper. I further give and bequeath to my said daughter Mary all of my Bank stock being in the Cumberland Bank of Allegany the same to be held and disposed of by her as she may see fit and proper I further give and bequeath to my daughter Mary my God watch obtained by me from the estate of my dearly beloved deceased son Samuel tomlinson I give and bequeath unto my affectionate daughter Rebecca [??Buron, Beyon, Beiron??] of Wood County Virginia the Just and full sum of one thousand Dollars
I give and bequeath unto my affectionate daughter Susan Thistle of ______ County Virginia the just and full sum of one thousand Dollars
I give and bequeath unto my affectionate daughter Rachel Beall of Cumberland to Just and full sum of one Thousand Dollars
Item I further give and bequeath to my son in law Gustavus Beall the Plantation on which Charles Scott now resides Lying on the west side of Wills Creek in the State of Pennsylvania together with all the tax(??) land in said state to which I may have any claim or title whatsoever and also 65 acres of land Lying in Maryland adjoining the above to have and to hold use and occupy the same in any manner he the said Gustavus Beall may think fit or proper until his son Jesse Tomlinson Beall arrives at the age of twenty one years at which time the said Gustavus Beall shall relinquish to his said son Jesse Tomlinson Beall Peaceable and quiet possession of the Plantation and other Land hereby devised to him the said Gustavus
Sixth I give and bequeath to my Grand Children[sic] Philip and Alexander Wingert sons of Philip Wingert of Hagerstown Five shares of stock held by me in the Chesepeak[sic] and Ohio Canal company this same to be divided equally  between them together with the Interest accrusing[sic] thereon whenever they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.
Sevent[sic] I give and bequeath to my grand son[sic] Thomas Collins the Just and full sum of Four hundred Dollars
Eighth I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter[sic] Lavinia Collins the Just and full sum of one Thousand Dollars
Ninth I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Elizabeth Collins the Just and full sum of One Thousand Dollars
Tenth I give and bequeath and devise to my Grand son[sic] Samuel Collins the Plantation on which I reside and which I have herein before devised to my daughter Mary Tomlinson during her natural life Peaceable and quiet possession of the said Plantation with all of its improvements is to be given to my said grand son[sic] Samuel Collins by my Executors at the death of my daughter Mary and not before my said Grand son[sic] Samuel Collins is to have and to hold the same in fee simple and to be clear of all incumbrances whatsoever
Item I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my legal Heirs in equal Portion share and share alike
And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Gustavus Beall Levi Hilleary and Andrew Bruce to be my 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 26th day of September in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty eight
Signed sealed published and decl                |   Benjamin (his X mark) Tomlinson (seal)
ared by me Benjamin Tomlinson 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 Samuel P Smith John M Buchanan
 William Logsdon
Allegany County to Wit
 On the 9th day of October 1838 then came John M Buchanan and made oath on the Holy evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole will and testament of Benjamin Tomlinson late of Allegany County deceased that hath come to [his] hands and possession and that he doth not know of any other
    Test Charles Heck Register
Allegany County to wit:
 On this 12th day of October 1838 Then came Samuel P Smith John M Buchanan and William Logsdon the subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Benjamin Tomlinson 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 pronound and declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound disposing mind memory and understanding 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 Charles Heck Register
 
~Genie
Posted June 7, 2013




TOMLINSON, Hannah
 
In the Name of God Amen I Hannah Tomlinson widow of John Tomlinson late of Allegany County deceased being sick and weak inbody but of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following
I give and bequeath all my property real personal and mixed to my son Jacob Tomlinson of Allegany County to have and to hold the same to my son Jacob his heirs and assigns forever and lastly I do hereby appoint and Constitute and appoint my said son Jacob Tomlinson sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
In Testimony whereof I set my hand and affix my seal this 17th day of January 1839
Signed Sealed and published by said     |    Hannah (her X mark) Tomlinson (seal)
Hannah Tomlinson as and for her last    |
will and testament in the presence        |
who at her request and in the presence |
of her said Hannah have subscribed      |
our Names thereto                                    |
Jacob Devore           William Logsdon
 John M Buchanan
 
Allegany County to wit
 On the 30th day of May 1839 then cam Jacob Tomlinson And made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole will and testament of Hannah Tomlinson late of Allegany County deceased that hath come to his hands and possession and that he doth not know of any other
   Teste Charles Heck Register
Allegany County to wit on the 11th day of June 1839 then came Jacob Devore and William Logsdon two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Mrs. Hannah Tomlinson late of Allegany County deceased and made oath on the Holy Evengely of Almighty [God] 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.
   Sworn before Charles Heck Register
 
~Genie
Posted June 7, 2013





TRIMBLE, John
 
In the name of God, Amen, I, John Trimble of Allegany County and State of Maryland being sick and weak of 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 may 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.  I will and direct that one fourth of an acre of land where the burying ground is at this time on Lot number 3393 be reserved for a burial place not to be disposed of forever.
I will give and bequeath devise unto my beloved wife Elizabeth so much of my present residence as is contained in Lot number 3393 and that part of my land called Pond Lick also that part called Caleuthy(?) for and during her natural life or so long as she shall may remain my widow and after my wife's marriage or death it is my will that one of my sons shall take the said land at a fare valuation giving the eldest son the preference. The valuation to be made by two disinterested men to be appointed by the Orphans' Court for that purpose,. ~
I will and bequeath unto my said wife the whole of my personal estate, goods and chattels of what kind and nature soever for and during the term aforesaid that is during her natural life or so long as she shall remain my widow and after my wife's marriage or er[sic] death I will and bequeath unto my son Enoch one negrow[sic] girl named Jane and it is my desire that the whole of my personal estate after the marriage or death of my wife be sold by my Executors hereinafter named on a credit of twelve months and the money arising from such sale or sales to be equally divided among my children that is to say, Ester, Henry, Samuel, Enoch, John, Noah, Daniel, Joseph, Elizabeth, Margrate and Ann shear[sic] and shear[sic] alike, it is my will and desire that the whole of the remainder of my real estate be sold and conveyed by my Executors hereinafter named within four years after my decease in such manner and on such terms as they shall think most to the advantage of all concerned and the money arising from such sales to be equally divided among said children namely Ester, Henry, Samuel, Enoch, John, Noah, Daniel, Joseph, Elisabeth, Margrate and Ann shear[sic] and shear[sic] alike. it[sic] is my will that no letters of Administration be taken out on my personal estate while my wife lives and remains single, provided that my debts can be collected without.~
And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Elisha Combs & William Ridgely to be Executors of this my last will and testament, making and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying & 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 first day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty three. 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by              )
John Trimble the above named testator as              (
and for his last will and testament in the presence  )        John Trimble  (seal)
of us who at this request in his presence and         (             ~ ~ ~
in the presence of each other have subscribed        )
our names as witnesses thereto.                           (
 
 John Porter
 John (his X mark) Combs
 William Mire
 
Allegany County, to wit:
 On the 9" day of December 1823 there came Elisha Combs & William Ridgely 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 John Trimble, late of Allegany County, Dec'd, that hath come to their hands and possession and that they do not know of any other.
 
     Test- Charles Heck, Register
 
Allegany County, to wit:
 On the 9" day of December 1823 then came John Porter, John Combs & William Mire, the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will & testament of John Trimble, late of Allegany County, dec'd, 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 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 all in the presence of each other
    Sworn before
      Charles Heck Register
 
~Genie
Posted July 14,2012





TROUT, James H.

"I, James H. Trout, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows:
First: I direct that all of my estate, real, personal and mixed, shall descend and be distributed in the manner and in the shares provided by the laws of W. Va. relating to descent and distribution, that is to say to my wife, Susan J., her dower in the real estate of which I shall die seized and possessed; to each of my daughters, Mary May, Wilie and Elizabeth, their equal share in the real and personal estate, and to my said wife, Susan J., her one-third share absolutely of the personal estate of which I shall dies possessed.
Second: I nominate and appoint as executor of this, my will, my son-in-law, Thomas S. Long.
Given under my hand and seal this 15th day of May, 1911.

James H. Trout (Seal)

The will was witnessed by R. G. Richardson and Franck H. Havenner
Keyser Tribune, July 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010




TWIGG, Eli
 
In the name of God, Amen ~ I, Eli Twigg 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 & testament in 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 and my wife's thirds taken out I devise and bequeath as follows: ~
 I give and bequesth unto my fore[sic] youngest children, Charles H., my son, and Wilminia(?) Caroline(?) and Maranda, my three youngest daughters, all my property personal and real share and share alike for their entire use untill[sic] they are at the age of sixteen; my wife Cathrine is to have the use and profits of the said property to assist her in the rearing of my four above named children as long as she lives my widow, at her intermarriage with any other her claim is to cease, and the hole[sic] use and profits of all my property is to go to and for the use and raising of my four above named children. ~~
 And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Levi Twigg to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. ~
 In testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-four. ~
   
     Eli Twigg
 
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by Eli Twigg, the above named testator, and and[sic] 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. ~~~
   Abel T. Crabtree ~
   Ezekiel (his X mark) Stallings
   Lawrence Crabtree
 
Maryland, Allegany County, Sct ~: ~
 On the 26th day of September 1854, came Levi Twigg, Executor, 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 Eli Twigg, late of Allegany county, decd, that hath come to his sight and knowledge, and that he doth not know of any other. ~~
   Test ~ W. R. McCulley, Regr.
 
Maryland, Allegany County, Sct: ~
 On the 26th of September 1854, came Abel T. Crabtree and Lawrence Crabtree, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Eli Twigg, late of Allegany County, decd. and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they (unreadable) the testator therein named 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 ~ that they subscribed their names respectively as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and that they did also see Ezekiel Stallings, the other subscribing witness, sign his name as witness to said will at the request of the testator, in his presence and all in presence of each other. ~
 
   Test ~ W. R. McCulley, Regr
 
Register of Wills for Allegany County ~~
 I, Catherine Twigg, widow of Eli Twigg, late of Allegany County, deceased, do hereby renounce and quit all claim to any bequest or devise made to me by the last will and testament of my deceased husband, exhibited and proven according to law, and I select and take in lieu thereof my dower or legal share of the estate of my said husband deceased, as witness my hand this 2d day of October 1854. ~
 
 W. R. McCulley, Regr. 
 
~Genie
Posted February 1, 2013



TWIGG, Francis
 
In the Name of God Amen. I Francis Twigg of Allegany County in the State of Maryland being sick and ill disposed in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs 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 int the manner and form following.
First and principally I commit my soul into the hand of Almight God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows
Item I give and devise to my beloved wife all my Rael[sic] and personal property during her natural life and after her decease I give all my Rael property to my son Asa that is to say Medow Hall wereon I now live and all one other part of A Tract called Rich Hollow and also one other tract called Twiggs Luck containing Seventeen Acres and also one other tract called Black Oak Ridge containing seventeen Acres to him his heirs forever leaving all my personal property in the hands of my beloved wife to do with that as she may think proper and to dispose of as she may think fit during her Natural life and after her death I gave all the remaining part of my personal property that she has not disposed of to my son Asa Twigg and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife Mary to be my sole Executrix 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 twenty fifth day of April Eighteen hundred and twenty five.
                                                                                                          Francis Twigg (seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared
by Francis Twigg the above named testator
as and for his last will and testament
in the presence of us who at his request
and in his presents[sic] and in the Presents[sic]
of each other have subscribed our names
as Witnesses thereto.
Geo Robinett of N(athan)
William (his X mark) Davidson
Lewis Davidson
 
Sworn by Mrs. Mary Twigg, 1 July 1829  Test: Charles Heck Register
Proven 22nd of June 1829 by George Robinett of Nathan, and on 1st July 1829 by Lewis Davidson   Sworn before Charles Heck Register
 
~Genie
Posted June 18, 2013



TWIGG, James
 
In the name of God, Amen ~ I, James Twigg of Allegany County, in the State of Maryland, being aflicted[sic]in body and confined to my bead[sic], 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 affeairs[sic] 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 unto my dearly beloved wife Cahrine for her natural life the one third of all my real estate which is to be layd off at her own choice and where she pleases ~ and I also give to my said wife her third out of all the personal estate that I may have, and on the decease of my said wife my will is the lands wherein she has her dower shall be sold by my Executor at public or private sale as may best suit, and the money arising from the sale to be equally divided between my ten children Amanda and Rebecca and Evaline and Orlen and William, Margret, Lewonia, James R., Ann Virginia & Perce.
 Item ~ I give and bequeath to my oldest son William the following tract or parts of tracts of land, to wit ~: it being one half of the tract I bought of the Commissioners of Allegany and known as the old farm of James Pretar(?), together with and of the improvements thereon, and also part of a tract of land called "Cleverly" and containing in all five hundred and forty eight acres of land, it being the one half of the above mentioned together with all of the improvements thereon, the above named tracts or parts of tracts of land lying and bein gin Allegany County State of Md.
 Item ~~ I give and bequeath to my second son James Rase in cash Seven hundred dollars.~
 Item ~~ I give and bequeath to my youngest son Pearce the sum of seven hundred dollars. ~
 Item ~~ I give and bequeath unto my daughter the sum of three hundred dollars. ~~~~~~
 Item ~~ I give and devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided amongst my ten above named children, to them, their heirs and assigns forever in equal jprotion share and share alike. ~~
 Item 6 ~ Allso[sic] my will is that my Executor hereafter named shall have power to rent out all of my lands both in the State of Maryland and in the State of Virginia until he shall sell; and allso[sic] he can sell any the tracts or parts of tracts of land at any time hereafter. ~~
 And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend John Hartley to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, retifying 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 ninth day of August in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-four. ~~
Signed, sealed published & declared              }
by James Twigg, the above named testator    }
as and for his last will and testament             } James Twigg (seal)
in the presence of us, who at his request,       }
in his presence and in the presence of            }
eath other have subscribed our names           }
as witnesses thereto. ~~                                    }
 John D. Kelly                                                          }
 Michael Crabtree                                                   }
 Eli Twigg                                                                }
 
 Maryland, Allegany County Sct:
On the 26th day of September 1854, came John Hartly, Executor, and made oath on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of James Twigg, late of Allegany County, deceased, that hath come to his sight or knowledge, and that he [does] not know of any other. ~~~~
 
   Test ~ W. R. McCulley, Register
 
 Maryland, Allegany County Sct.
On the 26h day of September 1854, came Michael Crabtree, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of James Twigg, late of Allegany County, decd and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he did see the testator therein named sign and seal said will ~ that he heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament ~ that at the time of his doing he was to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that he subscribed his name as witness to this will and the presence and at the request of the testator; and that he did also see John D. Kelly and Eli Twigg, the other subscribing witnesses, sign their names as witnesses to said will, at the request of the testator, in his presence and all in presence of each other.
 
   Test ~ W. R. McCulley, Regr.
 
~Genie
Posted February 1, 2013



TWIGG, John
 
In the name of God, Amen, ~ John Twigg of Murley's Branch Allegany County in the State of Maryland, being sick and weak in body but of sound, disposing mind and 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 may or shall please God to call me hence, do therefore mak[sic] 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 in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid and my wife's thirds taken our, I devise and bequeath as follows.
 I devise and bequeath to my five sons Amos, Gabriel, David, Boyard and Weston Twigg all my real estate or tracts of land in the different directions and places as they lie including the part or place where my mother passes and dwells at present to be equally divided among them share and share alike, and if they cannot agree in dividing it the whole estate heretofore mentioned is to be sold twenty years after my death and the money which it is sold for divided among they[sic] aforesaid Amos, Gabriel, David, Boyard and Weston. ~
 I also give and bequeath unto my son Weston aforesaid one horse named Fox and twelve dollars to buy himself a saddle.
 I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Susanna my beloved wife[sic] one Sorrel mare and cow over and above her thirds: I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Darkey one grey horse and fifteen dollars to buy herself a saddle and a bed ad[sic] bedding or thirty dollars in lieu thereof. ~
 I give and bequeath unto my son John one dollar ~ I give and bequeath unto my two daughters Elizabeth and Lewey wife to Jeremiah Johnson one dollar each and no more.
 I devise and bequeath the residue of my personal property unto my wife Susannah aforesaid and my five sons aforesaid Amos, Gabriel, David, Boyard and Weston and daughter Darkey to be divided equally among them share and share alike. ~
 And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife Susannah and my son John to be sole Exetor[sic] and Exectrix[sic] of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament.
 In testimony whereof I hereof set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one. ~
 I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary one cow which I omitted by mistake. ~ ~ ~ ~
 
Signed, sealed, and declared by John Twigg,              }
the above testator, as and for his last will and            }
testament in the presence of [us] who at his re-        }      John (his X mark) Twigg  (seal)
quest in his presence and in the presence of              }
each other have subscribed our names as                  }
witnesses thereto.     Elias Twigg                                       }
                                  Jeremiah Cheney                                }
                                  David Cheney                                      }
 
Allegany County, Sct. October 8th 1821.
 Then came Susannah Twigg, Executrix and John Twigg, Executor, and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the within Instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of John Twigg (of John), late of Allegany County, dec^d., that hath come to their hands or possession and that they do not know of any other. ~  Sworn before, Charles Heck, Register
 
Allegany County Sct: the 8th day of October 1821.
 Then came Jeremiah Cheney and David Cheney, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of John Twigg, 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 respectively with the other subscribing witness subscribed their names as winesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other. ~
    Sworn before
     Charles Heck, Register
 
~Genie
Posted March 29, 2013


TWIGG, Rebecca
 
In the name of God Amen, I Rebecca Twigg of Allegany County and State of Maryland being in perfect health of body and 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 Executrix hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows
I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Lurena Twigg one negro girl named Ruth which I bought of a certain Thomas Turner of Maddison County and State of Kentuckey[sic] as by a Bill of Sale from said Turner to me and recorded among the records of Allegany County Court will more fully and at large appear to be hers her heirs and assigns forever.
Item I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate to my beloved daughter Mary Twigg to be and remain hers her heirs and assigns forever.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved daughter Lurena to be sole Executrix 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 afrixed my seal this fourth day of September anno domini one thousand seven and Ninety nine.
 
                                                                                                                                        Rebecca (her X mark) Twigg (seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared
by Rebecca Twigg the above named
Testatrix as and for her last will and
testament in the presence of us who at
her request and in her presence have
subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto
Wm McMahon                Thomas Cromwell
                James McCleery
 
Sworn by Samuel Stallingson 14 March 1826
Proven by William McMahon 14 March 1826 & Admitted to Probate
 
~Genie
Posted June 18, 2013



TWIGG, Robert
 
In the name of God Amen. I Robert Twigg of Allegany County being sick but of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and do give, devise and dispose of the whole of my real and personal property in manner and form following, to wit:
I give to my son John all that part of my land lying in the Eastward of Murley's Branch road, being part of two tracts called "Sink Hole Bottom" and "Addition to Sink Hole Bottom", to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
I give to my son Francis part of a tract of land called Twigg's Good Luck and part of Sink Hole Bottlm to be understood to lay to the North of the land that runs from the Barn to the old field fence and then with the old field fence until it intersects the Murley's Branch Road, to him, his heirs & assigns forever.
I give to my son Robert part of a tract of land called Discovery, beginning at the end of the first line of said tract and running with the lines thereof to the beginning of the line of said land which runs across the mountain, then to the beginning, also two small tracts of the one called Tweiggs Meadow the name of the other unknown, but being the one of which Capt. Beall is in possession of the certificate, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
I give and bequeath to my wife the sole use and profits of the remainder of my real and persoanl property as long as she shall remain single but in case she intermarries that in such case such remainder of my real property shall be immediately sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided betwixt her and my two sons Charles & Jarimiah, but in case no intermarriage happens that than such reserved profits as aforesaid shall endure untill her decease together with the use of the personal property as aforesaid and that after such decease I will the remainder of my real property to my son Charles and Jarimiah as aforesaid, to them, their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided between them, but in case of disagreement that it shall be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided between them; And also I will that at the intermarriage or decease as aforesaid that my personal property be equally divided between my daughters. ~
 And I do hereby constitute and ordain my wife and son John Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all and every former testament, wills, legacies, bequests & Executors by me in any wise before mentioned, willed or bequeathed, ratify & confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
 In witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of May 1805. ~ ~
                                                                                                                                                        Robert Twigg (seal)
Signed, sealed published and pronounced
and delivered by the said Robert Twigg as
his last will and testament in the presence
of us who in his presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
John Reid                  Geo. Robinett of Nathan
            Edwd. Willison Jr.
 
Sworn 25th day of May by Mary Twigg
Proven 25th day of May by John Reid and Geo. Robinett
Sworn before G. Bruce Register
 
~Genie
Posted June 18, 2013






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