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AIRRONHALT, John
 
 In the name of God Amen
  I John Airronhalt of Garrett County State of Maryland being weak of body but of a Sound and perfect mind, memory, and understanding blessed be Almighty God fo the Same do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following Viz I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabell S. Airronhalt the farm whearen[sic] I now live also horses Cattle hogs Sheep farming utensils of every kind, household and Kitchen furniture untill[sic] her decease At which time my farm and horses Cattle hogs Sheep and farming utensils of every kind is to be equally divided between  my three youngest children Viz my daughter  Emily C. Airronhalt my Son James Airronhalt my daughter Lucinda Airronhalt is to have all that I now posess[sic] equally devided[sic] at their mothers decease by paying unto their half brothers and Sisters the Sum of One dollar each Viz my daughter Nancy Jane Cosner, one dollar my daughter Hannah E. Shillenberg one dollar, my Son John W. Airronhalt one dollar, my daughter Lydia Ohamer(?) one dollar my Son Jacob Airronhalt one dollar, my Son Adam G.B.S. Airronhalt my daughter Sarah E. Blackburn one dollar my Son Elisha Airronhalt my daughter Ann Rebecca Aironhalt one dollar to whom I Appoint John W. Harvey Adminstrator of this my last Will and testament in Witness wheare[sic] of I have hearunto[sic] Set my hand and Seal htis third day of July one Thousand eight hundred and eighty
 
     John (his X mark) Airronhalt  (seal)
 
Signed Sealed and acknowledged }
in the presence of us who have    }
hereto Set our hands names in    }
the presence of each other          }
 
Chas. J Nine
Jacob V Anderson
Isaac W. Abernathy
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
 On the 22nd day of September 1885 came John W. Harvey Executor and made affirmation in due form of law that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true whole last Will and Testament of John Airronhalt late of Garrett County, deceased, that has come to his hand or possession, and that he does not know of any other.
    Test: W. H. Hagans Register
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
On this 22nd day of September 1885, came Chas J. Nine and Isaac W. Abernathy two of the Subscribing witness[sic] to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John Airronhalt late of Garrett County, deceased and made affirmation in due form of law, that they did See John Airronhalt the testator therein named Sign and Seal this Will; that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his So doing he was to the best of their apprehension of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, Capable of executing a valid deed or Contract and that they respectively Subscribed their names as witnesses to Said Will in the presence of and at the request of the Testator and that the did also See Jacob V. Anderson the other subscribing witness  Sign his name as witness to Said Will at the request of the Testator in his presence and also in the presence of each other.
    Test~ W. H. Hagans Register
 
State of Maryland Garrett County to wit:
On this 24th day of June 1886, came Jacob V. Anderson one of the Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and Testament of John Airronhalt, late of Garrett County, deceased......etc. etc.
    Test: Samuel Lawton  Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 28, 2013


 

 

ALLERDICE, James
 
I, James Allerdice, of the Town of Lonaconing, Allegany County, in the State of Maryland, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner following, that is to say: After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath my estate as follows: 
First, I bequeath to the children of my deceased daughter, Janet Ray, the sum of one dollar each. 
Second, I bequeath to my daughter Margaret Cameron, wife of John Cameron, the sum of five dollars.

Third, All the rest and residue of my property, real, personal and mixed of every kind and wheresoever situated, I give devise and bequeath to my children, Thomas Allerdice, John Allerdice, Elizabeth Allerdice, Jemima Allerdice and Ella Allerdice, share and share alike, in the event of the death of any of them, their heirs to take per stirpes and not per capita. Provided, however, that the property and house now occupied by me shall not be sold so long as any of my said children may be unmarried and desire to occupy the same as a home, together with the household goods therein contained, which occupancy shall be free of rent. My object being to provide a home for my unmarried children so long as any of them are unmarried.
Fourth, I hereby constitute and appoint my son Thomas Allerdice, Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made.
In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this thirtieth day of April, in the year Nineteen hundred and one.
 
      James (his X mark) Allerdice   (seal)
 
Witness: James F. Gilchrist, Wm. B. Bradley
    ___________________
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 witness.
                                                                    ___________James F. Gilchirst,   Wm. B. Bradley.__________
 
State of Maryland,
Allegany County, to wit: On the 5th day of August, 1910 came Thomas Allerdice, the Executor named in the aforegoing last Will and Testament of James Allerdice, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that after the death of James Allerdice, the testator, he found the said Will among the said testators private effects in the Lonaconing Savings Bank. And the said Thomas Allerdice further made oath; that the aforegoing Instrument of Writing, is the true whole last Will and Testament of the said James Allerdice, deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession, and does not know of any other Will and Testament of the deceased aforesaid.__________
                                                                                                                                                              Test: Hervey W. Shuck

                                                                                                                                                                                Register of Wills.
 
State of Maryland
Allegany County to wit:
On this 5th day of August, 1910, came James F. Gilchrist, and William B. Bradley, the two subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of James Allerdice, late of Allegany County, Maryland, deceased, and made oath in due form of law: that they did see James Allerdice the testator, sign and seal said Will by mark: 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, tothe best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto, at the request of James Allerdice, the testator, in his presence, and all in the presence of each other._____________________________
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck
       Register of Wills
 
Admitted to probate August 5th 1910
 
~Genie
Posted July 21, 2012


 



 
ALT, Frederic
 
                      In the name of God Amen:
 I, Frederic Alt, of Garrett County, 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 hand 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.
Item,   I give and bequeath unto my Son John F. Alt, the sum of Eight hundred dollars, for services rendered to me during the time of his becoming of age,
Item,   I give and bequeath unto my Daughters, Catherine M. and Henrietta Alt, the sum of Twenty five dollars each
Item.   I give and bequeath unto my son John F. and my Daughters Marry[sic] Elizabeth, Catharine M. and Henrietta Alt, one Bed each,
Item,   I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate, bothe[sic] real and personal to be equally divided among my Sons, George F., John F. and Jonas L, and Daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Catharine M. and Henriette Alt, in equal portions, share and share alike,
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Henry Spoerline, 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 hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of Seppember[sic] in the year eightteen[sic] hundred and eighty eight.
 
                     Friedwieg Alt (seal)
 
signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Frederic Alt, 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,
     Henry Kuhl (seal)
     John Eckard (seal)
     Gustav Garinger (seal)
 
  State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
on this 13th day of November 1888, came Henry Spoerline, the Executor named in the aforegoing Will, and made affirmation in due form of law that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Frederick Alt, late of Garrett Counrty deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that he received the same on or about the 10th day of November 1888.
    Affirmed in open Court
    Test: J. W. White, Register.
 
 State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
on this 13th day of November 1888 came Henry Kahl, John Echard, and Gustav Garinger, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Frederick Alt, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that they did see the testator sign and seal this Will; that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they together signed their names as witnesses to this Will, in his presence at his request, and in the presence of each other,
Sworn to in open Court
  Test: J. W. White, Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 7, 2013


 



 
ANDERSON, Ismena (mother of Notley Barnard)
 
In the name of God Amen I Ismena Anderson of Hampshire County and Commonwealth of Virginia, weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory do hereby make, constitue and ordain this to be my last will and testament. ~
 First, I recommend my soul into the hands of my creator who gave it me hoping for everlasting life a the General Resureection, through the merits of my redeemer, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, and as to what worldly property which it hath pleased Providence to bestow upon me, I give and dispose of the same in the manner follow.
 Item, I give and bequeath to my grand-son Tobias Barnett[sic] a young horse of the age of about three or four years old, provided he ever returns.
 Item, I give and bequeath to my son Notly[sic] Barnett[sic] of the County and Commonwealth aforesaid a tract of land lying and being in Hardy County in the Commonwealth aforesaid in the North fork of Patterson's Creek and adjoining a tract of land called the Sinking Spring Surrey[??] and containing three hundred and four acres as expressed in the patent as also all and every other description of property which I am possessed of or may be entitled to except the Horse above mentioned. ~ ~
 Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my said son Notley Barnett[sic] to be my Executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills by me heretofore made., ~ ~
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
Signed, sealed, published and declared          ]
by the Testatrix in our presence to be her last]
will and testament who at her request have   ]        Ismena (her X mark) Anderson
subscribed our names as witness thereto.      ]
 Tho. Pollard                                                           ]
 William Osborn                                                      ]
 John (his X mark) Price                                         ]
 
Then came Notley Barnard and made oath &c. that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Ismena Anderson, late of Hampshire County and Commonwealth of Virginia, Deceased, that hath come to his hand or possession, & that he doth not know of any other.
   Sworn before
    Geo. Bruce, Register
 
Proven October 13, 1813 (Allegany County) by Thos. Pollard & William Osborn
 Geo. Bruce, Register
 
~Genie
posted August 1, 2013





 
ARNOLD, Anthony  d. 1689 Ann Arundel Co MD

 January the Twelfth One Thousand Six hundred Eighty Nine.
In the Name of God amen I Anthony Arnold of Ann Arundell[sic] County in the Province of Maryland Plantor[sic] Do Ordain this my Last will and Testament Disannulling[sic] all Manner of former Wills and Testamts whatsoever made before this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following:
Viz Imprs I Commend my Soul into the hands of all mighty God who is my Chief Creator and Redeemer and as for my Body I Committ[sic] to the Ground to be descently[sic] buried at the Discretion of my Execx and as for my Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to Indue[sic] me with all I Dispose of it in Manner and form following. First I will that all my Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Discharged. Item I give unto my Dearly beloved wife Johannah fiftie[sic] acres of Land belonging unto my now dwelling Plantation Lying att[sic] the head of South River Called by the name of _____ for her life and after to whom as is mentioned.
Item I give unto my two Sons John and Anthony Arnold One Hundred acres of Land to be Equally divided betwixt them both to Enter upon itt[sic] as Soon as Either of them both Shall attain the age of Eighteen Not to Sell or Morgage[sic] any part or parcell[sic] thereof till they attain to full age and if one Dye[sic] the Land Shall fall to the other.
Item I give unto my Son Thomas the fifty acres of Land which I give to my wife before mentioned after her Decease to Enter upon it as soon as he Shall attain the age of Eighteen.
Item I give unto my daughter Hester Litle one Cow and Cow Calf  known by the name of Lilly with her female increases.
Item I give to my daughter Rachell one pyd[sic] heifer with her increases.
Item I give to my son Thomas Mattox one hnd of Tobacco to be paid out of my whole Estate and as for the Rest and Residue of my whole Estate I give and bequeath unto my wife and Children Namely  Jno, Anthony, Thomas, and Ann, to be equally Divided amongst them and if anyone Shall Dye[sic] their part to fall amongst the Others In Witness whereof We have hereunto put our hands and Seals the Day & year above written.

                                                                                                        Anthony A Arnold  {locus seal}

I will that all my Children be brought up wholly with my wife Johannah till they attain to the Age of Eighteen the Boy's and the Girl Sixteen.
 
Sealed and Declared in the presence of three persons---
Edward Holmes, Robert Hartbane Charles Harrison
proved Letters of Admion granted Wm Roper, Benj Willms Apped ____ the tenth of March. [1689]


(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
Posted July 5, 2013


 



 
ARNOLD, Anthony  (d. 1721 Baltimore Co.)
 
In the name of God Amen the twenty day of July in the year of Lord God one thousand Seven Hundred and twenty one I Anthony Arnold of Baltimore County being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect Memory thanks be to God and Calling to rememberance the uncertain of this this Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield to Death when it Shall please god to Call do make Constitute Ordain and Declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following revoking and annulling by these presents all and Every testament and testaments made and wills heretofore by me made and Declared either by word or writings this to be taken only for my Last will and Testament and none Other and first being penitent and Sorry from the bottom of my hart[sic] for my sins past most Humbly Desiring forgiveness for the Same I give and Committ my soul unto almighty God my Saviour and Redeamer[sic] in whom & by the meritts[sic] of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assured to be saved and to have full Remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my body at the General day of resurrection shall rise Again with Joy and through the meritts[sic] of Christ Death and passion possess and Inheritt[sic] the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen, and my body to be buried in such place where it shall please my Exe hereafter named to Appoint and now for the settleing[sic] of my Temporall[sic] Estate as Land and Such Goods Chattle[sic] and Debts as it has pleased God Above my Deserts to bestow upon me. I do Ordain give and Dispose the same in Manner and form following that is to say,- first I will that all those Debts and Duties as I owe in right or Conscience to in any Manner of person or persons whatsoever Shall be well and truly[sic] paid or Contented or Ordained to be paid within Convenient time after my Decease by my Exe hereafter named--
Item- I give and Bequeath unto my wife Sarah Arnold, Mary Arnold, John Arnold, Joseph Arnold, Anthony Arnold, William Arnold, as to the other child please god[sic] it Should live all my Estate both real and personal to be Equally Devided[sic] Amongst them all forever Amongst them all their heirs Exe Adme or Assigns forever if in Case there Should be any Disturbance between them so as they are minded to sell it Lett[sic] it be (a)praised by two honest (?) men in Case they should be Cross to one another thinking to gett[sic] Double by so Doing. If my Daughter Mary Arnold Should marrie[sic] she shall have no benefitt[sic] from of the said plantation Except her brother pleases only her Own Movable Goods. If in any case my wife Sarah Arnold should Marrie[sic] she shall by no means have any right belonging to her only her thirds in the land with the rest but She and her husband Shall be wellcome[sic] to stay upon the plantation till two of my sons Come of age of eighteen and if she do not Marrie[sic] they come the age twenty one and after the Death of Sarah Arnold my wife the feather bed and furniture Belonging to the Bed Shall be the right of John Arnold and shall cut him of five pound in the hold (whole). I will that my sons shall be at age when they Come to Eighteen and my Daughter at Sixteen.
Item- I Constitute and appoint my trusty friend my well beloved wife and Mr John Parish (Executors) of this my last will and testament. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year above written--

 
          
Signed Sealed and Declared                                                  (The  AA mark of) {seale}
in the presence of us---- }                                                                    Anthony Arnold
     Thomas Elton                }
     Mary Harris                  }
 
At the foot of the foregoing will was thus written (viz)
8 Oct 1721 Then came Thomas Elton one of the Subscribing Evidences to the within mentioned will and made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that he saw the Testator Anthony Arnold Sign and Seale the within will as his last will and testament and that he published and declared the Same so to be and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound and perfect mind and memory to the best of his Knowledge.
 
Sworn to before me Jno J_uaell Dept Const Bl Cty.

8 Oct 1721 The widdow Sarah Arnold being asked her Choice she Voluntarily and Deliberately Declared that she adhered to the will before me. The same day John Parish Desired (if any) right he had to the administration, to relinquish the Same before me.

(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
Posted July 5, 2013 


 



 
ARNOLD, Anthony  (Frederick Co MD - 1792)

"In the name of God Amen I Anthony Arnold of Frederick County and state of Maryland Farmer being in a weakly state of health but of a sound and disposing mind and memory, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desierous [sic] of setting my worldly affairs, so as thereby to be ready to meet that call, have made published and declared this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following.  Firstly and after all my just debts be paid and satisfied I give and bequeath as followeth.
Item- I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Margareth, after my Legaseys [sic] is paid out of my movables, all the remaining part of my personal estate, to her and her heirs and assigns forever, and also the use of my dwelling plantation during her natural life-
Item- I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Ann all that piece of land where she now lives, it being part of THE RESURVEY ON BOTTOM AND TOP, that same that is assest [sic-assessed] in Westminster Hundred to her and her heirs and assigns forever, but by no  means to her husband if he is the longest liver-
Item- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel one shilling currency and no more-
Item- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Archibald one shilling currency and no more-
Item- I give and Bequeath to my well beloved son Anthony all that tract of Land containing four acres, situated in his Plantation on Wills Creek Settlement where he now lives and ten pounds cash to be paid him one year after my decease, to him and his heirs and assigns forever-
Item- I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son John five pounds to be paid one year after my decease to him and his heirs and assigns forever and no more-
Item- I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Catherine, ten pounds, to be paid her one year after my decease to her, her heirs and assigns forever and no more.
Item- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Thirty-seven pounds ten shilling to be paid him ten pounds a year till the whole is paid to him his heirs and assigns forever and also all the land I took in my last resurvey on BOTTOM AND TOP to him his heirs and assigns forever.
And Lastly I give and bequeath unto my well beloved sons William and Joseph all the residue and remainder of my land called BOTTOM AND TOP where I now live and not otherwise bequeathed to be equally divided between them considering quantity and quality giving preference to Joseph in the home place. And I also give and bequeath to Joseph my son one horse known by the name of FOX, to them their heirs and assigns forever. And I do constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Margareth  Whole and Sole executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and disanulling all former Bequeaths Wills Legaseys[sic] by me heretofore in any wise left or made declaring this, ratefying[sic] this and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett[sic] my hand and seal this thirteenth day of August 1792.
JB- It is my will and I order that my son Joseph pay my son William the above sum of thirty-seven pounds Ten shilling out of his part of the land and not out of the personal estate.
 
Signed Sealed published and declared                    }
by Anthony Arnold Senr the within named              }
Testator as and for his last will and                        }         
Testament in the presence of us who at                 }  Anthony (his AA mark) Arnold [seal]
his request and in his presence have                     }         
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto-          }
Jno Gwinn    James Wells     Archibald White                 }
 
Frederick County Septr 27th 1792:
Then came John Gwinn and James Wells two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last will and testament of Anthony Arnold late of Frederick County deceased and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will that they heard him publish and acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing he was affected having lately had a stroke of the Palsey was very weak in body and his tongue and speech much affected so that we cannot say with certainty whether he was of disposing Mind and memory or not, but that we respectively subscribed our names as witnesses to this will in the presence of the testator and that we did also see Archibald White the other subscribing witness sign his name as witness in the presence of the testator and all in the presence of each other.
       Geo Murdock Rgr

(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
Posted July 5, 2013 


 
 
ARNOLD, Anthony (Jr.)
 
In the name of God Amen, I Anthony Arnold of Allegany County, State of Maryland, do make, ordain and declare this Instrument of writing to be my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former and other wills by me made in any shape whatever.
First I give and bequeath unto Elizaberth Arnold of Allegany County, daughter of Archabald[sic] Arnold, the whole of my estate, both real and personal, to have and to hold the same during her natural life. -
Item, I give and bequeath unto Mary Arnold, daughter of said Elizabeth Arnold the whole of my estate, both real and personal, to have and to hold the same from and after the death of the herein before named Elizabeth Arnold, to her the said Mary Arnold, her heirs and assigns forever, and if the said Mary Arnold should die without heirs lawfully begotten, then to my right heirs forever. -
Lastly, I hereby constitute Nathan Magers of Allegany County my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament. -
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen one thousand eight hundred and twelve. ~
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the )
testator to be his last will and testament        (            Anthony Arnold (seal)
in the presence of us                                     )
 
Roger Perry

 L. Hillary
 Geo. M. Houx
 
Allegany County, to wit, June 24, 1813
 Then came Nathan Magers and made oath &c that the within instrument of writing is the true and whole will & testament of Anthony Arnold, late of Allegany County, dec'd., that hath come to his knowledge or possession, and that he doth not know of any other.
    
     Sworn before
      S. Lowdermilk, Dpty. Register
 
Allegany County, to wit, June 24th 1813
 Then came Roger Perry, Levi Hillary & George M. Houx, the three subscribing witnesses to the within last will and testament of Anthony Arnold, late of Allegany Couty, dec'd., and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will,m and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at that 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 in the presence of each other.
 
     Sworn before
      Saml. Lowdermilk, Depty Reg ~
 
~Genie
Posted July 14, 2012


 

 
 
ARNOLD, Archibald
 
In the Name of God Amen I Archibald Arnold of Allegany County in the state of Maryland being in helth[sic] of body and of sound and disposing mind and memory 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 I 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 my maker and my body to earth in hopes of its resurrection through the merits of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Arnold his heirs and assigns the following tracts and parcels of Land Lying and being in Allegany County to wit the tract of Land called Level Ridge containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less also a tract of Land called Bottom containing one hundred and three quarter acres more or less also the tract of Land called The Addition to Level Ridge also part of lot number Four thousand and seventy one containing four acres and twenty two Perches also a tract of Land called Durbins Neglect also a tract of Land called You Have Lost It.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Arnold his heirs and and[sic] assigns the following Lots tracts and parcels of Land lying and being in Allegany County to wit Lot number three thousand three hundred and sixty five containing fifty Acres more or less also a tract of Land called Thicket containing fifty Acres more or less. 
Item it is my will and desire that the tract of Land that I own called White Oak Point and all the lands that I own adjoining thereto be divided into Five equal parts and one Fifth thereof I bequeath unto Grandson Archibald Logsdon and one other fifth to my Grandson Joseph Arnold one other fifth to my Grand daughter[sic] Mary Arnold one other fifth to my grand daughter[sic] susana[sic] Arnold And the other Fifth to be equally divided between my two grand children Namely Nancy Arnold And Simon Arnold
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Catherine Sapp wife of George Sapp the Sum of three hundred Dollars to be paid her by my son Jonathon in twelve months after my Decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter[sic] Francis Logsdon one Negro boy named James also my Loom and Gears and two Cows I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to my son Jonathan Arnold his heirs and assigns
And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Jonathan Arnold 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 testment In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this thirteenth day of may[sic] in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty two,.
signed, sealed, published and declared by                       |
Archibald Arnold the within named testator as                 |
and for his last will and testament in the presence           | Archibald (his X mark) Arnold  (seal)
of us who at his request in his presence and                    |
in the presence of each other have subscribed our           |
 names as Witnesses thereto- Wm Ridgely,                           |
Francis A. Marshall  Joseph Twigg                                            |
 
Allegany County to wit
 On the 11th day of June 1833 then came Jonathan Arnold and made Oath on the Holy evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true whole will and testament of Archibald Arnold 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 the 11th June 1833 then came William Ridgely Francis A Marshal and Joseph Twigg thie subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Archibald Arnold 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 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 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


 



 
ARNOLD, Elizabeth

In the name of God, Amen. I Elizabeth Arnold of Frederick County, State of Maryland, being weak and low 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 thereby being 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 discreation[sic] of my executor hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid (as also the Debts of my deceased Husband Jacob Arnold) yet unpaid, I do hereby desire that he the after named Executor observe the will of the afore named Jacob Arnold in which said Will I was appointed sole Executrix, and do all things commited to me or would in any manner have devolved on me as Executrix in the will above mentioned.
  And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Samuel Slifer to be sole Exectutor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and none ofther to be my last will and testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this thirteenth day of January Eighteen hundred and nineteen. ~
Signed, sealed, published and declared by Elizabeth Arnold the }
above named Testator, as and for her last will & testament        }
in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence, and  }         Elizabeth (her X mark) Arnold (seal)
in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names         }
as witnesses, thereto ~~                                                                   }
Thos. Flanagan, Henry Barger                                                                }
            Jacob Metzger                                                                          }
 
Sworn by Samuel Slifer 16th February 1819
Proven by Thomas Flanagan, Henry Barger & Jacob Metzger 16th February 1819
Henry Steiner, Regr.

~Genie
Posted July 5, 2013 


 



 
ARNOLD, Elizabeth Sarah [two different wills written 6 yrs. apart, both filed]
 
 I, Elizabeth Sarah Arnold, (unmarried) of Barton, Allegany County, Maryland, do hereby make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form as follows, that is to say:
 First, - I hereby direct that after my death my bodily remain[sic] be entered[sic] in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Barton, Maryland, and my Executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts, if any.
 Second, - I give, devise and bequeath the balance or residue of my estate, real personal or otherwise, to my beloved neice[sic] Nellie Arnold of Barton, Maryland, for her own and personal use and benefit, and this bequest is made in consideration of the personal devotion, love and esteem exhibited to me by my said neice[sic].
 Third, - I hereby make, constitute and appoint P. A. Laughlin, as the Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any or all other wills made by me.
 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this third day of October, in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-one.
   
     Elizabeth Sarah (her X mark) Arnold (seal)
 
    #####################
 
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator as and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
     P. H. Gallagher
     Robert R. Russell
     WITNESSES
 
First and Final Account
 of
Patrick A. Laughlin, Executor
 of
Sarah Elizabeth Arnold, deceased
Filed and sworn to by the said
Executor this 8th day of December 1931.
Test. Hervey W. Shuck,
 Register of Wills
 
Passed, ratified and confirmed
per Order of Court passed this
8th day of December, 1931.
 Test. Hervey W. Shuck
      Register of Wills.
Recorded Liber U, Folio 431 &c
 
According to Admin. Acct. Funeral services were paid to St. Peter's Church, Westernport, not St. Gabriel's.
After expenses, $4396.26 was paid to niece Nellie Arnold
[This will was typed]
 
This additional (handwritten) will was also filed: 
Last Will and Testament,
              of
Elizabeth Sarah Arnold, deceased.
 
This Will was on the 3rd, day of November 1931, filed and sworn to as to custody by Patrick A. Laughlin, the Executor named therein who made oath in due form of law, that after the death of the said testatrix he found the said Will among the private effects of the said testatrix in the First National Bank of Barton, Maryland. And on the said 3rd, day of November 1931, the said Executor made oath that all of the near relatives of the said testatrix that were attending the funeral of the said testatrix heard the said Will read to themand were advised that the same would be offered for probate and record in the Orphans' Court, And on the said 3rd, day of November 1931, it was proven by P, H. Gallagher and Robert R. Russell, the two 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 3rd, day of November 1931.
[seems a line was left out; "admitted to
probate and record"]
 Test. Hervey W. Shuck.
  Register of Wills.
 Recorded Liber P, Folio 477&c.
 
[Handwritten will] 
 In the name of God.
  I, Elisabeth Sarah Arnold, of Cumberland, Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and desirous to settle my worldly affairs, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, to-wit:
First- I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth, leaving the proper interment of my temporal remains in care of my executor hereinafter named. After my just debts and funural[sic] expenses have been paid and an adequate sum of money has been set aside by my said executor, for the purchase of an appropriate memorial to be erected at my grave within six months after my decease, I make the following disposition of the remainder of my estate:
Second- i give, devise and bequeath unto Milson Crabtree, my double house and lot in which I now reside, situate in Cash Valley, Allegany County, Maryland, to have and to hold the same unto him, his heirs and assigns forever-
Third- I give and bequeath to my dear brother James Arnold, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
Fourth- I give and bequeath to Very Rev'd E. J. Wunder, pastor of St Patric's church Cumberland, Md., the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for masses to be said for the repose of my soul.
Fifth- I give and bequeath to the Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
Sixth- I give and bequeath to the Sisters of Charity at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, Md., incorporated the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
Seventh- All the rest and residue of my personal estate I give to charity, in care and custody of Very Rev'd E. J. Wunder, to be used and expended according to his sole judgment and discretion.
Eigth[sic]- I nominate and appoint my friend Milson P. Crabtree, to be the executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me made.
 In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of May, in the year Nineteen hundred and twentyfive.
 
   Elisabeth Sarah (her X mark) Arnold (seal)
Witness:
   John J. Dressman.
 Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for her last will and testament by the
above named testatrix, in our presence, who have, at her request, and in her presence
and in the presence of each other, signed our names as witnesses thereto.
 
 William J. Sullivan
  Cumberland, Md.
 Leo C. Dressman
  Cumberland Md.
 
Estate of Elizabeth S. Arnold, deceased.
Date of Death Sep October 28, 1931
Will:  yes
 Patrick A. Laughlin
  Executor
 Barton, Md.
Bond: $10,000.00
Inventory:  No
List of Debts:  Yes  2nd Nat Bank $5,669.59.
Appraisers:  (checked)
Notice to Creditors:  News
Exemplifications:  Three
Releases:  X
Remarks:  Executor in 1st Nat Bank Barton & relatives and contents ~~11/3/31
 Both Witnesses 11/3/31
 
Admitt ~~ 11/3/31
 O.B.
 H.W.S.
 
~Genie
Posted July 13, 2013





 
ARNOLD, Jacob
 
 In the name of God amen. I Jacob Arnold of Frederick County, State of Maryland being weak and low 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 be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and pubish 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. ~
Item.  I devise and bequeath that my property real and personal should be kept together (unless my Executrix think that the stock maybe too large to keep on the Land, in such case she may dispose of as much of the stock as she thinks proper) until my daughter Elizabeth Arnold shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, and that my Executrix shall build a House for the family to live in as soon as she can.
Item.  I devise and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Arnold one third of the money arising from the sale of my Real and personal property to her and her Heirs forever. ~
Item.  I devise and bequeath the Balance of the money arising from the sale of my Real and personal property to be equally divided between Josep[sic] Arnold, Catharine Arnold, Henry Arnold, Julia Ann Arnold, and Elizabeth Arnold share and share alike to them and their Heirs forever ~
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth Arnold Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament with full power to convey my real Estate to whoever may purchase It (after my daughter Elizabeth arrives at the age of twenty one years) 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 Witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this tenth day of June Eighteen Hundred and fifteen ~~
Signed, sealed, published }
and declared by               }
Jacob Arnold the              }
above named Testa          }
tor as and for his             }           Jacob (his x mark) Arnold (seal)
last Will and Testa           }
ment in the pre               }
sence of us who at          }
his request and in           }
his presence have           }
subscribed our               }
names as Witnesses       }
thereto. ~                     }
James Berry
Samuel Slifer
Thomas Hawkins
 
 Frederick County, July 17th 1815, then came Elizabeth Arnold and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the true whole Will and Testament of Jacob Arnold late of Frederick county deceased that hath come to her hands & possession and that she doth not know of any other ~
     Henry Steiner  Regr.

Proven 17th July 1815 by Samuel Slifer
Henry Steiner  Regr.

~Genie
Posted July 5, 2013


 


 
ARNOLD, James
 
In the name of god, Amen
 I, James Arnold, of the Town of Lonaconing, Allegany County, State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract, do hereby make, ordain and declare, this and none other to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:
 After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses I will, devise and bequeath as follows:
 Item 1.  I will, devise and bequeath any and all of my estate both real and personal, of every kind and nature and wheresoever the same may be situated or found at the time of my death, to my dear and beloved wife, Elsepeth C. Arnold, absolutely as to personal estate and in fee simple as to real estate.
 And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my dear and beloved wife, Elsepeth C. Arnold, the sole executrix of this my last will and testament and hereby request that she be allowed to act as such executrix without the giving of any bond for the faithful discharge of her duties as such executrix other than may be required by law, hereby revoking and annulling any and all former wills and testamentary writings by me at anytime heretofore made, hereby ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament.
 In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 9th day of April 1924.

 

    (signed) James Arnold (seal)
 
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator, James Arnold, 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 hereuto subscribed our names at witnesses hereto this 9th day of April 1924.
 
    Thomas C. Wilson
    Wiliam M. Cutthbertson
    George Arnold

Filed & Sworn 9 April 1926 by George Arnold, son of James Arnold
Proven 9 April 1926 by William M. Cuthbertson and George Arnold
Admitted to Probate and Record 9 April 1926
Liber N, folio 585&c.
Test. Hervey W. Shuck
 Register of Wills
 
~Genie
Posted July 13, 2013


 


 
 
ARNOLD, John (Frederick Co. ~ 1790)

In the Name of God Amen this twenty fifth day of August In the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Eighty five I John Arnold of Frederick and State of Maryland calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and that I must die and being of Perfect mind and Memory I do Make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking disannulling all former and other Wills by me at anytime heretofore made. I Give and recommend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner with a Stedfast[sic] Hope that through the Merits of my redeemer I shall obtain Mercy.
And as touching my Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I Give and Dispose of as follows.
First of all I Will that my debts and funeral Charges Shall be paid and discharged ~
Item  I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Wife, Catharine Arnold, One Hundred pounds Lawfull[sic] Money, and all that She brought to my House when I Married her, that is to say her cows and houshold[sic] Furniture the aforesaid one hundred pounds is to be paid as follows, fifty pountds must be paid to her one Year after my Decese[sic], and Twenty five pounds the year after and Twenty five pounds the third year after my Decease; I Give unto Mary Sedwick my wife's Daughter one red Heifer. I Give unto my Son John Arnold all my Lands at Readstone[sic, Redstone(PA)] on Ten Mile Branch, I Bought of my Brother Daniel Arnold, and Likewise a Black Mare and a Black Horse he owns and he is to have no Part of Estate that lays in the State of Maryland only as Much as will Pay the remainder part of the aforesaid Land, and to clear it out of the office ~

and I do give my Son John Arnold the aforesd Land and his Heirs forever ~ my will is my Exec. shall Sell my Real and personal Estate in some reasonable Time after my Decease or at the discretion of my Exec. and be Equally divided amongst my children as follows. My Daughter Mary Ferguson Deceased her five children is to have her part divided among them equally alike, my Daughter Mary has had Sixty five pounds allready[sic] therefore it is to be deducted out of her shear[sic]. Susanna Gonse my Daughter has had Twenty pounds which is to be Deducted out of her Shear[sic]. My Daughter Margret Whip has had Fifteen pounds which is to be deducted out of her Shear[sic]. My Daughter Catharine Whip has had Fifteen pounds which is to be deductd out of her Shear. My Daughter Cattrout[?] Arnold has had Eleven pounds Ten Shillings which is to be deducted out of her part. I Give unto my Son Samuel Arnold one Gray Horse colt goeing[sic] on two years old besides his equal Shear[sic]. I give unto my Son Zachariah Arnold one Bay Mare Colt one year old next Spring. I Give unto my son Daniel Arnold the Roan Mairs[sic] colt. Zachariah and Daniel Arnold is to have there[sic] Colts exclusive of their part of the Estate ~
I do Constitute  Make ordain and Appoint my Son John Arnold Junr. and Michael Troutman my whole and Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the day and year above Written.

Witness Present
Petr. Bainbridge Thomas Gilbert }                                                                    John (his Z mark) Arnold  (seal)
 John Hendrickson ~                   }
 
Frederick County October 16th 1790
Sworn by John Arnold (who being one of the People called Dunkers)
                                                                                                                                       Geo Murdoch Regr.
                                                                                                                                         ==============
Proven 16th October 1790 by Peter Bainbridge & Thomas Gilbert
Geo. Murdoch Regr

~Genie
Posted July 5, 2013
 


 



 

ARNOLD, John of Joseph (Allegany Co ~ 1791)
 
In the name of God Amen the twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one ~ I John Arnold of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, farmer, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain tis my last will and testament, that is to say,
Principally and first of all I give and reccommend[sic] my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earht to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors ~ nothing doubting but at the general Resurection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God.
And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life I give devise and Dispose of in the manner and form following (that is to say)
In the first place I give and bequeath unto my two sons named John & Elias two lotts[sic] of Land whereon I now live the same to be equally divided according to the Quanity & Quality of the said land ~
Item I give and bequeath unto my three daughters named Honour, Margaret and Patience each of them five pound, current money, to be paid out of
my moveable estate by my Executor when they are of age. ~
Item I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife named Margaret ~ All and singular the remainder of my estate whatsoever (after the payment of the land and just debts) in case she lives unmarried and in case she marys[sic] then the same to be equally divided amongst my said children, and I do hereby appoint here my said wife to be the sole and only Executor of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby  utterly Disallow, Revoke and Disannul all and every other Testament, Wills and Legacies, Bequests~ and Executors by me in any way named willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. ~
 In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett[sic] my hand and seal the day and year above written. ~
Signed, sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said John Arnold as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, that is to say,
 John Shrimpkin     )
 Ralph Logsdon &   (                                                    ( John (his JA mark) Arnold   (seal)
 David Durbin         )
 
Maryland Sst. Allegany County ~.
 On the 26" day of April 1791 came Margaret Arnold, Executrix of the aforegoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the aforegoing Instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of John Arnold, late of Allegany County, deceased, that hath come to her hand and pssession, and that she doth not know of any other. ~ ~
 
    Test. Wm. M'Mahon, Register
 
Maryland St. Allegany County
 On this 26" day of April seventeen hundred and ninety one came Ralph Logsdon and David Durbin, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing Last will and testament of John Arnold, late of Allegany County, Deceased, and severally made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last  will and testament; that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and they they respectively subscribed their names as witness to said will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.
 
    Sworn before me Register for County afr.
     Test~ Wm McMahon Register ~

~Genie
Posted July 14, 2012

 



 
ARNOLD, John Arnold (Baltimore Co MD ~ 1807)

In the name of God Amen. I John Arnold of Baltimore County and State of Maryland, being weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transetory {sic} life do make publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all my stock as horses, cows, hogs, sheep, Vz. Item I give and bequeath unto Benjamin Arnold, son of Benjamin 550 dollars, as also I give and bequeath unto David Arnold 550 dollars.
Item I give and bequeath unto David Arnold and Benjamin Arnold sons of Benjamin one house and Lot in the City of Baltimore to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I also give and bequeath unto Rachel Ester & Patience, my beloved sisters my right and title of part of a tract of land called ROGESTER [ROCHESTER].

Item I also give and bequeath unto Benjamin and John Slorop my nephews any right, title and claim of in and to part of a tract of Land called ARNOLDS HARBOUR AND LARGER [ARNOLDS HARBOUR ENLARGED] to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item I also give and bequeath to Benjamin & David my right, title, claim and interest of in and to any paper that lays in Wm Givin's hand at this date.

Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Arnold my wife all the residue and remainder of any Estate both real and personal and mixed to her her her [sic] heirs and assigns forever. And Lastly of all I nominate and appoint Wm Chenoweth Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills heretofore made by me. As witness my hand and seal the 23rd day of Augt 1807-----
        John  X  Arnold  {seal}
 
Signed, Seald in presence of each and in the presence of the Testator.
        Chas Gill        Mathias Bowen
John (his X mark)     John (his X mark) Stull  
    
Baltimore County Ss on the 26th day of September 1807, came Charles Gill Mathias Bower & John Stull the three subscribing evidences to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of John Arnold, deceased, and made oath Vz, that they did see the Testator sign and seal this Will that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound disposing mind memory and understanding that they subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other.
Sworn before me Register of Wills for Baltimore County.

Wm Buchanan-------- 
 
I hereby renounce my appointment as Executor of the last Will and Testament of John Arnold desd as witness my hand this 26th day of Sept 1807. [Wm Chenoweth]
(Courtesy of Dick Koch)
 Posted July 5, 2013
 


 

 

ARNOLD, John Sr. (Allegany Co. ~ 1813)
 
In the name of God Amen, I John Arnold Senior of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, being sick and weak in body but of sound judgment, 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 and my wife's thirds taken out I devise and bequeath as follow,:

Item the first, I leave to my well beloved wife my mare, saddle and bridle at her own disposal, providing she is the longest lived, exclusive of her thirds, and to keep her bed; and all the net of her my property to be divided amongst the children at the discretion of my Executors.
And lastly I do appoint Anthony Arnold and Elias Magers to be sole Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking an 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 31st day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and eleven. ~ ~

Signed, sealed, published and declared by John Arnold, Sen'r     )
the above named testator, as for his last will                             (

will[sic] & testament in the presence of us who at his request     )
and[lined out] in his presence and in the presence of                  (
each other have subscribed our names as witnesses                   )    John (his X mark) Arnold Sen'r  (seal)
thereto.,                                                                                 (
Thomas Parkinson                                                                                    )

 Aaron McKinsey                                                                                     (
 George Arthur                                                                                       )
 
Allegany County, to wit, August 28, 1813
 Then came Thomas Parkinson, Aaron McKisey and George Arthur, the three subscibing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of John Arnold Sen'r, late of Allegany county, Dec'd, and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator therein named sign and seal this will, and that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound & disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other.
 
     Sworn before
      Goerge Bruce, Register
 
Allegany County Sct. August 28th 1813
 Elias Magers, one of the appointed Executors in the last will and testament of John Arnold S'r late of Allegany County, dec'd, do hereby refuse to act as Executor of said will by virtue of such appointment, and do therefore renounce all my right, title and claim to Executorship. ~
Test~ Saml Lowdermilk
      Elias Magers

~Genie
Posted July 14,2012

 


 
ARNOLD, Joseph  (Frederick Co MD - 1757) 

"In the Name of God Amen. whereas that I Joseph Arnold of Frederick County in the Province of Maryland Farmer being very sick & weak but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for it & calling to mind the uncertainty of Human Life & the certainty of Death do hereby dispose of such worldly goods as it has pleased almighty God to bless me withal. 
Imprimis. In the first place I give up my soul to God who gave it & my body to the dust in sure & certain Hopes of a Glorious Resurrection to Eternal Life through the merits of that Blessed Jesus who died for me. 
Imprimis. I do hereby order that all my Just debts may be paid without any defraud & my body to have a decent & a Christian Buriall (sic) at the Discretion of my Executor. 
Imprimis. I do will and Bequeath to my Son Benjamin all that Tract or parcell of Land Called NARROW BOTTOM laid out for fifty acres of Land more or less to him his heirs & assigns forever. Likewise I give to my said Son one Black Horse colt & Saddle & likewise my Rifle Gun & no more of my estate.
Imprimis. I do likewise will and bequeath to my son Joseph one mority half part of a tract of land called ARNOLDS HARBOUR ENLARGED containing and laid out for two hundred & seventy acres of land more or less the aforesaid Mority to contain the plantation that is now on the said tract of land to him the said Joseph his heirs & assigns forever- I likewise give & bequeath to to my son Joseph one black mare colt which came of a mare called Jenkins & one small Saddle & a smooth bore gun to him & his heirs forever & no more of my estate. 
Imprimis. I do will and bequeath to my son Greenbury the other mority or half part of the aforesaid tract of Land called ARNOLDS HARBOUR ENLARGED which half part shall include the meadow which is fenced in on the said Tract of Land the Dividing Line to begin at the Beginning Trees of the Original Tract & with one tract make the division between my sons Joseph & Greenbury which said mority I give to my Son Greenbury his heirs and assigns forever.-  I Likewise give to my son Greenbury one Black Mare colt came of a mare called Blaze & my saddle & no more of my estate. 
Imprimis. I do further will & bequeath  all the Remaining Part of personal estate to be equally divided between my five Daughters (Viz) Elizabeth, Rachel, Patience, Rebecka, & Susanna them or their heirs.  I do hereby desire & order that my well beloved wife Susanna during her widdowhood shall have the use & Benefit of my Estate real & personal.  I do likewise hereby appoint & constitute Robert Capman (Chapman?) & my Wife Susanna to be Executors of this my Last will & Testament.   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty third Day of Augt anno Domini Seventeen hundred Fifty seven.

 
Witnesses  Willm Ninehester }
John Logsdon, John I Malone}           Joseph Arnold [seal]
 
On the back of which Will was this written, Viz. Septr 12th 1757   
This day appeared before me Deputy Comissary (sic) of Frederick County Susanna Arnold & renounced her Right of her Dead Husbands Estate as by will but had resource(?) to her thirds agreeable to the act of assembly in such case made & provided.
                                          J Dickson Dy Com    
 
And on the back thereof the following Probate Viz.
Sepr 30 1757.  William Ninehester John Logsdon & John Malone Subscribing witnesses to the within Will being duly & solemaly (sic) Sworn on the Holy Evangelist of almighty God depose and say that they Saw the Testor Joseph Arnold sign the within Will and heard him publish & declare the Same to be his Last Will & Testament & that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of Sound disposing mind and memory-     
J Dickson  Dy Comm."


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ARNOLD, Joseph (Baltimore Co MD 1826)

In the name of God, Amen! I, Joseph Arnold of Baltimore County in the 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 formn 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 herein after named- after my debts are paid, (tho' I know not of any,) and funeral charges is paid I devise and bequeath as follows.- 
I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Majors, five dollars and no more, to her and her heirs and assigns.

Item, I give and bequeath to my eldest son Joseph Arnold to him and his heirs and assigns, five dollars and no more.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son James Arnold to him and his heirs and assigns, five dollars and no more. 
Item, I give and bequeath to my son Charles Arnold to him and his heirs and assigns, five dollars and no more. 
Item, I give devise and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Margaret Arnold, in special trust for the maintenance and education of her children during her natural life, then to be equally divided among all the children she may then have living by my son Charles Arnold- share and share alike, to them and their heirs and assigns forever, all that part of my plantation to include my mansion house lying in the North East side of a straight line to be drawn across my land, Beginning at a corner stone set up in the ground between my land and Joshua Brother's land, formerly owned by Matthias Logue, called HAMMONDS MEADOW to a corner stone on the outlines of my land, next above Jabez Murray's. Also in trust as aforesaid, the first choice of two horses and two cows, out of my whole farm stock and all my farming utensials of every kind, to be held used applied and distributed, as aforesaid, and my said trustee is to pay the legacy of five dollars by me to her husband Charles Arnold, But I wish it to be distinctly devised and bequeathed to her in trust without any interest, or interference of her said husband or any accountability to any other person whatsoever. 
Item, I give and devise to my son Anthony Arnold and to my five daughters, Patience, Sarah, Susannah, Rachel Fowler and Mary Lucas all the residue and remainder of my land not otherwise devised as aforesaid, in trust.  That is to be divided between the six share and share alike, to them and their heirs and assigns forever.  I also bequeath to them all the residue of my personal estate, to each of them share and share alike- upon the condition that they pay the first three legacies mentioned in this will.- 
Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Susannah Fowler, my feather bed, Bedstead and bedding, to her and her heirs and assigns. 

Item, It is also my will that my funeral expences [sic] and debts ( if any) is to be paid out of the devise to my son Anthony and to my five daughters, share and share alike.  And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son-in-law Basil Lucas 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 do hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this twenty-fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six.                                                
                                         Joseph (his JA mark) Arnold [seal]                                    

Signed sealed published and declared by Joseph Arnold the above named testor, 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 thereunto.
 
Wm. Jameson    }   Baltimore County Viz:- On the 20th day of May 1826
Elias B Cockey   }   came Allen Baker, and on the 27th day of the same
Allen + Baker    }   month in the year aforesaid came William Jameson
two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing  last will and testament of Joseph Arnold late of said County deceased and made oath on the holy evangels of Almighty God that they did see the testator sign and seal this his 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, and that they together with Elias B. Cockey the other subscribing witness thereto subscribed their names as witnesses to this will, in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other.- Sworn to in open Court. 
        Test.  D. M. Perine, Regr

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ARNOLD, Joseph  (Carroll Co., Maryland ~ 1838)

I liberate and set free after my death my negro man Samuel and negro woman Cass Anna, his wife, and their children- Polly, Lydia, Rebecca, Zacharias, William & Cass Anna, and all future children, and the children of these children.
(I) give to negro man Samuel all real estate adjoining David Leister and George Crowl, to a stone formerally dividing Frederick and Baltimore Counties marked with letters FC on one side and BC on other side, adjoining David Everly.  Also to my negro man Samuel, my goods and chattel. 

Secondly, $300 to Hester Fleckinger, daughter of my brother Samuel Arnold.  To my nephew Joseph Arnold, son of my brother Samuel, the rest of my real estate not herein devised, on condition that Joseph Arnold allow my negro man Samuel and family to use kitchen for one year after dath(sic), and use a part of the spring house, one half of the garden, the use of the spring and pump, also sufficiency of firewood, pasturage during the spring season for 2 cows, 1 horse, six sheep, and the privilege of making hay.  Joseph Arnold and heirs to make repairs and keep up fence.
 
(I) appoint Joshua Smith Jr Executor 28 Nov 1837.
              
Witnesses: David Lesiter,                                                                                   Joseph  (his X mark)  Arnold
Georg Croel, John Baumgartner 

proven 12 Feb 1838

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ARNOLD, Joseph
 
I, Joseph Arnold of Allegany county in the state of Maryland do make this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:
After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses I give, devise and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Sarah Arnold all my property, real personal and mixed and wheresoever situated absolutely.
 In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the 15th day of September in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen.
 
   (signed) Joseph Arnold  (seal)
 
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the preseence of us, who at his request, in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
   Jos A Gonder
   Hazel Hermann
 
Filed & Sworn by Elisabeth S. Arnold 1 March 1915
Proven by Joseph A. Gonder & Hazel Hermann on 2d of March 1915
Admitted to Probate and Record 2d of March 1915
Test. H. W. Shuck, Reg of Wills
Liber K, Fols. 197 &c

~Genie
Posted July 13, 2013


 

 
ARNOLD, Mary

In the Name of god Amen, the 1st Day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & seventy nine I Mary Arnold of Frederick County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God unto God[sic] therefore, Calling unto Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all mankind once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Primisely[sic] and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it & my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like Manner and at the Discretion of my well beloved Son John Arnold not doubting but at the great and general Resurrection to received the same again by the mighty Power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & Form. Imprimis I give devise and Bequeath unto my son John Arnold all that I am now possessed of boath[sic] Money & Goods & what money I have out in other persons Hands, I give the aforesd John Arnold full Powere[sic] to call it in for his own use and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son John Arnold my only sole Excr. of this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day and Year first to these presents written
     Mary (her X mark) Arnold  (seal)
Signed & Sealed in the presence of
Peter Bainbridge  Thomas Gilbert   John Arnold Jrnr
 
Frederick Town Jany 22, 1779[sic, 1780]
Sworn by John Arnold
George Murdoch, Regr
Proven 22 Jany, 1780 by Peter Bainbridge and Thomas Gilbert
George Murdoch, Regr

~Genie
Posted July 5, 2013 





 
ARNOLD, Matilda
 
In the name of God ! Amen
I, Matilda Arnold of Allegany county and 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 my funeral expenses, ~~~~~~~~
First. I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear son Joseph Arnold, of the county and state aforesaid, all that parcel of land conveyed to me by said Joseph Arnold, by deed dated March thirtieth 1877 and recorded in Liber T.L. No 49 folio 341&c., one of the land records of Allegany County aforesaid ! and described therein as lying and situate in Allegany County, Maryland and called "John Hoye's Ore[?] Banks Resurveyed", containing forty and one fourth acres.
Also all that lot and parcel of land, being part of Lot numbered 3421, lying in Allegany county, Maryland, conveyed to me by Orman H. Frost and Margaret Frost, his wife, by deed dated August 15th 1866 and recorded in Liber H.R. No 25 foliio 8, one of the land records of said County, containing eleven acres more or less.
Also all that lot and parcel of land, lying in Allegany County and State of Maryland, Known and called part of "Reuben;s Desire", conveyed to me by James Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor, his wife, by deed dated August 21st, 1861 and recorded in Liber H.R. No 19 folio 669, one of the land records of said county, containing fifty two acres more or less.
Item. I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear daughter Elizabeth Sarah Arnold, all my household and kitchen furniture now in my dwelling in Cash Valley, in the County aforesaid, in which I now live, except one feather bed and bedding now used by me personally. Also all my live stock on the said premeises and the poultry thereon, at the time of my death.
Item. I give and devise to my dear son, Peter Albert Arnold the feather bed and bedding now used by me, and excepted in the devise to Elizabeth Sarah Arnold, last above named.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Joseph Arnold, 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 have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this eleventh day of December in the year eighteen hundred and eighty five.
 
    Matilda (her X mark) Arnold  (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
 
    J. J. McHenry
    Thomas L. Coulehan
    Martha A. McHenry

Filed & Sworn 25th June 1897 by James J. McHenry
Proven 25th June 1897 by James J. McHenry Thomas L. Coulehan & Martha A. McHenry
Admitted to Probate and Record 25th June 1897
Test: A. H. Dowden, Regr.
Liber G, folio 242
 
~Genie
Posted July 13, 2013


 
 
ARNOLD, William (Frederick Co., MD 1832)

"In the name of God Amen, I William Arnold of Frederick County, in the State of Maryland, being in perfect health of body, and of sound, and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, and calling to mind the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, before it shall please Almighty God to call me hence, therefore I 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, that gave it, and my body to the Earth to be decently buried, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid; I devise and bequeath as follows---
 I give to my son Anthony H. Arnold, the sum of five hundred dollars, current money--
 I give, devise and bequeath, unto my daughter Margaret Durbin, Eighty acres of land, lying in the State of Ohio in Crawford County, on Thorn Creek, and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, current money, to her my daughter Margaret, her heirs and assigns forever--
 I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter, Anna Stacia Noel thirty acres of land, lying in the State of Ohio in Crawford County, (it being the land deeded to me by my son Anthony H. Arnold) and the sum of three hundred dollars current money, to her my daughter Anna Stacia, her heirs and assigns forever,--
 I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Hayden, the sum of five hundred dollars, current money,--
 I give and bequeath unto my son William Arnold, one hundred and sixty acres of land, lying in the state of Ohio, in Crawford County, (the property on which he now lives) And the sum of one hundred dollars, current money, to him my son William, his heirs and assigns forever.--
  Whereas my daughter Catherine Arnold, is not possessed of sufficient bodily ability or mind to take care of herself, therefore I give in trust to my son Anthony H Arnold and my daughter Ann Hayden, the sum of one thousand dollars, current money, to be Vested,  Interest and Principal, for the maintenance of her my daughter Catherine, during her life--
 I give devise and bequeath to my son Anthony H Arnold, in trust, for purposes hereinafter to be stated, forty acres of land, to be laid off, at the south end of my home plantation, to include about the one half of the meadow, on the branch that runs down from Joshua Gists, the lower end, next to Thomas Wells's, and to include the lime stone quarry, adjoining the same, on the north side of Gist's branch, to be laid off, so as not to interface with the watering places, as they now stand, to him my son Anthony for the uses and trusts hereinafter stated, Whereas my daughter Susanna is married to William Ogg, who neither provides necessaries for himself nor his  family, and as I am desirous that she and her children, should enjoy some of my estate, after my death, therefore I direct, that my son Anthony to suffer her my said daughter Susanna Ogg, to live on, and enjoy the said property, or the profits thereof, but should my daughter Susanna prefer to live elsewhere, I then direct my son Anthony to sell said property and vest the money arising from said sale, in such property as shall be agreed on by three of my children; and the said property and the profits therefrom, to be applied to the maintenance of her my daughter, Susanna, and at her death to be equally divided amongst her children, but should my daughter survive her husband, then I direct that she shall have, all the property, and profits thereof, delivered over to her, and have, hold and enjoy the same, and dispose of them, as she thinks proper,-- My Negroes Robert, Patty, and Sidney, I hereby, liberate, manumit, and set free, when they shall each arrive to the age of 40 years;- All the residue of my estate, Real, personal and mixed, I direct my Executor, hereinafter named, to sell the same, and the money arising from said sales to be equally divided, betwixt my following children, namely, to Anthony H Arnold, George Arnold, William Arnold, Margaret Durbin, Ann Hayden, Anna Stacia Noel, and one share to Anthony H Arnold, in trust, for Susanna Ogg and her children, subject to the same disposition of the former trust, herein before written.---
 I give and bequeath unto my Grand son William Ogg one hundred dollars.-- And Lastly I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Anthony H Arnold, sole Executor of this my last will and testament, authorizing and Empowering him my said executor to convey by a good deed of conveyance, all my real estate, that shall come to his hands for sale, as I could now do, 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 subscribed my name, and affixed my seal, this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord, Eighteen hundred and thirty two.
Signed, sealed, published, and   
declared, by William Arnold, the                                             William (his X  mark) Arnold [seal]
testator therein named, 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.
 William Durbin
 Basil Hayden
 Geo Shriver

----Frederick County to wit
   On the 27th day of February 1832, came William Durbin and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that the forgoing Instrument of writing, is the true whole will and testament, of William Arnold, late of Frederick County, deceased, that hath come to his hands and possession, that he received the same from the testator for safe keeping, and that he doth not know of any other.
      Test G. M. Eichelberger Regr
 
 ----Frederick County to wit
   On the 27th day of February 1832 came William Durbin and Basil Hayden, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of William Arnold late of Frederick County, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the testator therein named, sign and seal this will, that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of his so doing, he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses thereto.

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ARNOLD, William  (Guernsey Co OH 1832)

In the name of God Amen I William Arnold of Guernsey County in the state of Ohio being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nurcilly Arnold all my Land, estate for and during natural life or so long as she remains my widow, my land lying and being (in) Range number 22 and township 10 in county and state aforesaid it being a part of sections No. 3 and 4, the west half of the South west quarter of section No 4. the North west quarter of section No 3. Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved wive Nurcilia all my goods and chattels viz Horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs with all my household and kitchen furniture and farming utensials during her natural life and so long as she shall continue to be remain my widow but as soon as she shall discontinue to be widdow[sic] by marrying or otherwise so choses and in that case she is not nor shall she have or enjoy any of my real estate or personal property (And be it understood that my wife is not nor shall she be allowed the privilege of selling any part of my real estate.) But in case of my wife Nurcilia's death or ceasing to be my widdow[sic] in any sense of the words as above stated then my children to take possession of all my estate both lands and goods and chattels and my wife Nurcilla to have no privilege nor claims to any part thereof but my children to occupy the lands and also the goods and chattels until the youngest child comes of age. (And be it remembered that if my wife should choose to cease to be my widdow as above stated before the youngest child comes of age no division to take place untill[sic] the youngest child comes of age then at the death of my wife or her ceasing to be my widdow[sic] as above stated and my youngest child comming of age then an equal division to take place among my nine children, that is to say Mary, Rachel, William, Burgess, Robechah, Samuel, Anthony, John and Owen. An equal division amongst the above named children and in case my wife shall live to have the child with which she is now pregnant with it to have an equal devadent with the above named nine children. Also my claims in and to my mother Fanny Arnolds place at her death it is my desire that my Execvutors shall sell the place to the best advantage and _____thirty dollars of its proceeds to my son Samuel and the balance  of the proceeds to be equally divided among my above named nine children. The above lands of my mother lying and being in Gurnsey Co Range No 7 Township Np __ section No.____ South west quarter, west ____quarter four shares in said land at the death of my mother and I have two shares and two thirds of a share in said land (and also my two oldest sons William and Burgess if they are good and obedient to their mother and stays with her until they shall see cause to marry and settles themselves then and in that case it is my desire that they should settle on the land that Allen Buckingham and Edward __Condal now lives on by paying their mother rent for said lands if she stands in ____ of it.) And it be remembered that it is my desire and request that my wife Narcella pay all my just debts and last of all I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends John Bonds and Henry Cowes to be sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I William Arnold have to this my will and testament set my hand and caused my seal to be (affixed) this 27th day of February in the year of our Lord 1832

Signed Sealed & delivered
James Stevens
Christopher Dillion
proven 18 Day of June 1833.
 
"Witness that whereas the above named heirs and legal representatives being desirous that the will of the said deceased should stand as the testator desired, having made a will but being rejected by the court as not being legal for want of a seal to said will. We the legal representatives of the said deceased do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors or administrators one to each other in the sum of five hundred dollars each for the fullfilling of the following conditions that is to say we agree that the said will shall be good in law and effects and lands of the said deceased shall be disposed as said will calls for and to hinder any suits or law suits among the heirs here after relative to said estate we bind ourself, our heis executos, or administrators for any breach of the above conditions that the administrator of said deceased estate shall bring suite for the damages against any of the parties breaking said conditions aforesaid, to which we put our hands and seal this day and year first written.
       Fanny (her X mark) Arnal
Witness:  John (his X mark) McPherson   
Sarah Orr James Stevens      William Arnal
Thos. B. Kirkpatrick       Arie (X) Wiseman
       John (his X mark) Orr (x)       Fanny (her X mark) Arnal       Christian Wineman       Jane Wineman       Joseph Wineman       Obrea Shipley
Recorded 23 Mar 1847

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AUGUSTINE, John
 
 In the name of God Amen
  I John Augustine testator, 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 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, and my wife's thirds taken out, I devise and bequeath unto my eldest Daughter Catharine Ann Augustine All my personal property of every kind and discription[sic] which has not already been transferd[sic] or assigned Except the thrashing machine which I give and bequeath unto my Second daughter, Mary Jane now wife of John H. Thomas And lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Daughter Catharine Ann Augustine 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 hereto Set my hand and Seal, this Twenty Sixth day of January One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Three
 
    John Augustine  (seal)
 
Signed, Sealed published and declared by the above named John Augustine 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 thereto
 
    Levi C. Fike
    Daniel Augustine
    William Augustine
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
 On this 10th day of April 1883 came Levi C. Fike and made affirmation in due form of law that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole Last Will and Testament of John Augustine late of Garrett County deceased that has come to his hand and possession and that he does not know of any other.
    Test: W. H. Hagans Register
 
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
 On this 10th day of April A.D. 1883 came Levi C. Fike, Daniel Augustine and William Augustine Subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing Last Will and Testament of John Augustine lated of Garrett county deceased and made affirmation in due form of law that they did see John Augustine 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 apprehension 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 to Said Will in the presence of and at the request of the Testator and also in the presence of each other
    Test
     W. H. Hagans Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 28, 2013

 



AULT, George
 
  In the name of God, Amen:
I, George Ault of Garrett County, and State of Maryland, being weak and frail in body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and testament, as follows:
After my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise
First to my daughter Catharine the sume of Two hundred dollars and the residue of my effects of every kind and description shall be equally divided between my son John and my daughter Catharine and Sophia share and share alike,
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son John to be sole Executor of this my last Will and testament.
Given under my hand and seal this first day of June 1893,
   Georg_Alt  (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said George Ault as his last Will and testament in our presence, who at his request, in his presence and in presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses thereto.
   Samuel E. Boyer
   Wm Hinebaugh
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
On this 15th day of June 1895, came John Ault and made oath in due form of law that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of George Ault, late of Garrett County, deceased, other than the above instrument of writing and that he received the same from Catharine Ault on or about the 3rd day of May 1895.
   Test: J. W. White, Register
State of Maryland, Garrett County, to wit:
On this 17th day of June 1895, came Samuel E. Boyer and Wm Hinebaugh the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of George Ault, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law that they did see the testator sign and seal this Will; that they heard him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and testament; that at the time of his so doing, he was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding; and that they subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other,
   Test: J. W. White, Register
 
~Genie
Posted February 28, 2013




 
AYERS, Henry
 
 I, Henry Ayers of the town of Barton, Allegany County, State of Maryland, make this my last will. I give, devise, bequeath my estate and property, real and personal, which consists of my house and lot in the town of Barton, and all the personal effects therein, to my daughter Celestine Ayers.
 I appoint J. H. Ayers of Cumberland, Md., my son, as executor of this my will, and he to serve without bond.
 In Witness whereof, I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my will, at Barton, Maryland, on this third day of June in the year one thousand nine hundred and seven.
 
                                                                                                                          Henry Ayers  (seal)
 
 The said Henry Ayers at said town of Barton, Md., on said 3rd day of June 1907, signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will in our presence. And we, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.
 
    E.F. Creutzburg
    Geo. E. Williams
 
This will was on the 24th day of June 1907, filed and sworn to as to custody by J. H. Ayers, the Executor named herein, who made oath in the form of law; that he received the said will for safe keeping from the hands of Henry Ayers, the testator, on the day of the signing and sealing thereof, And on the 27th day of June 1907, it was proven by E. F. Creutzburg and George E. Williams, the two subscribing witnesses thereto, and it was exhibited for probate & record, and no objections to the same having been filed nor any caveat entered, the said Will was, by the Orphans' Court, on the 28th day of June 1907, admitted to probate and record.
Test: Hervey W. Shuck, Reg of Wills.
Recorded Liber I, folio 288.
 
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Posted August 31, 2013 



 
AYERS, Moses Sr.
 
In the name of God Amen. I Moses Ayers Sen of Allegany County in the State of Maryland being weak in body but of sound memory Blessed be God, do this twentyeth[sic] day of August one thousand eight hundred and three make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say,
 I will my body to the earth. Secondly that my funeral charges be paid and all my honest debts.
 Thirdly I give my dear wife all the beds and all their furniture and all the other Household furniture belonging to the house and all the money that she hath by her.
 Fourthly I give to my son Moses eight dollars. Fifthly I give to my son Jacob eight dollars.
 Sixthly I give to my son David and son Samuel the two old Lotts No 3724 and 3725 and part of Addition to Ayers' Caution Beginning for Samuel's part at a bounded White oak and rock each marked 3649 it being the beginning of lott No3724 and moving thence S46 1/2 W108p to a Stone marked M.A. W46p to a stone marked M.A. N29 W87p to a stone marked  D.A S89 E51 1/4p to an apletree[sic] N56 E38p to an apletree[sic] S35 E9 1/4p to an apletree[sic] N56 E45p to a stone marked D.A. N85 W38p to a stone marked D.A. N30 E56p to a stone marked D.A. S54 E31p to a Lynn[*] S33 E30p to a bounded Hickory N25 E22p to an ash N24 W47p to a red oak N60 W20p to a Lynn[*] S66 1/2 W8p to a Lynn[*] S20 E46p N54 W33p N41 W89p to a Hickory Bush to the end of 107ps on the fifth line of Ayers' Caution and with it N44 1/2 E81p to a stone marked M.A. N45 1/2 E34ps to a stone marked M.A. S21 1/4 E220 to a stone marked M.A. then by a straight line to the beginning, be it more or less.~
Beginning for David part at a stone set up at the end of the third line of Samuel's part marked D.A. and running thence with Samuel's part S89 E51p to an apletree[sic] N56 E38p to an apletree[sic] S35 E9 1/4p to an apletree[sic] N56 E45p to a stone marked D.A. N23 W38p to a stone marked D.A. N30 W56p to a stone marked D.A. S54 E31p to a Lynn[*] S33 E30p to a Bounded Hickory N25 E22p to an ash N24 W47perches to a Red oak N60 W20p to a Lynn[*] S66 1/2 W8p to a Synn S20 E46p N54 W33p N41 W89p to a hickory bush to the end of 107p on the fifth line of Ayers' Caution and with it reversed S44 1/2 W107p to a stone marked M.A. S17 E42p to a stone marked M.A. S29 E82p to the beginning be it more or less Except what is hereafter excepted.
 Seventhly I give to my three daughters Yanacha Massey and Mary eight dollars to each.
Eighthly I give to William and Mary Ayers the heirs of my son Michael, Deceased, four dollars each.
Ninthly I give my sons David and Samuel part of Addition to Ayers' Caution and one Lott called Venture for Davids part beginning at the end of the first line of Lott No 3723 running thence N57 E100p to a stone marked M.A. S3 E80p to a stone marked MA S66 W100p to a stone marked MA N36 W20p to a stone marked M.A. N36 W to a rock standing on the east side of George's Creek marked M.A. thence straight to the beginning be it more or less, And also one Survey called Venture of fourteen acres Beginning at a stone marked M.A. at the end of the second line of the above for Samuel's part Beginning at a rock standing on the East side of George's Creek marked M.A. N60 W40p N21 W74p to the end of 41p on the first line of Lot 3724 and with it reversed to the beginning of said Lot 3724 N53 1/2 E23p to a stone marked M.A. S82 E46p to a stone MA standing at the end of 30p on the giving line of Lott No 3723 thence with it 25 W115p to a stone standing at the Beginning tree of Lot No.3723 thence with it S70 E35p to a stone marked M.A. then a straight line to the beginning be it more or less.~
 Tenthly I give to Nathaniel, Moses and David Ayers three sons of my son Jacob Ayers equally a like of land containing Lot 3761 and Lott 3762 and part of Addition to Ayers' Caution Beginning at the end of the fourth line of the Addition to Ayers’ Caution and then running as it is in my deed and running[?] and another Survey called Chestnut Grove Beginning at the same place as the other then running as it is in my deed the whole containing two hundred and eleven and half acres of land
 I order the debts and leases be paid what is left of the moveables to be divided between David and Samuel both alike. I order that my dear wife shall have the best room in my house and pay to her twelve pounds yearly for her maintainance as long as she remains my widow to be paid as rent of Dowrey[sic] on the land David and Samuel is to pay Both alike.
 I do hereby appoint my sons David & Samuel to be my Executors to put the above in Execution according to the true intent and meaning of the above written will.
Signed and sealed the day and year  }
above written in presence of us        }
James Wells                                            }                     Moses Ayers (seal)
Daniel Lovet                                            }
Leteshe (her X mark) Wells                    }
Martha (her X mark) Dye                        }
 
Proven 19th October 1803 by all the Witnesses  ~ T Cromwell Regr.

Note:  Lynn (*) - Moses Ayers was probably referring to the American Linden tree which is often locally called a Linn tree. 
(Courtesy of Barry Thoerig)
Posted June 15, 2013

 

 


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