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Will of John McCune, probated 1832



In the name of God amen, I John McCune of Southampton township in the County of Cumberland & stateof Penna, being sick, but being sound in mind, memory and understanding, thanks be to God Alimighty for the same, being mindful of my mortality I recommend my immortal spirirt to God, who giveth it in hope for joyful resurrection and my body to be buried decently at the discretion of my executors.

First, that it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses to nbe paid and satisfied as soon as conveiently can be done after my death. In case my beloved wife Bethsheba should happen to survive me it is my will that she shall live in the house wherein I now live or any part of it that she shall think proper. And it is also my will that she shall have a good and proper maintenance out of my real estate therein after described not exceeding her dower at Commom Law.

And also bequeath to my loving wife all my personal property, book accounts, notes and bonds except what is herafter named. I also give and bequeath all my plantation whereon i now live unto my three sons John, Robert, Alexander McCune to them their heirs and assigns forever, as it is laid off in the several plots made by James Devon, plot two I gave unto my son John McCune, containing two hundred and twenty one acres and seventy one perches, plot number three, I gave unto my son Robert McCune, containing two hundred and twenty one acres and seventy one perches, plot number four I gave unto my son Alexander McCune, containing one hundred and thirty acres and seventy three perches with the mill thereon erected. I bequeath to John McCune the piece of mountain land bought of Jacob Hefflefire containing twenty acres and allowannce to him and his heirs forever.

I also give and bequeath unto my son Robert McCune half of the mountain land bought of Ludwig Miller containing twenty five acres to him, his heirs and assigns forever. These my three sons complying are the survivors unto my other three children hereinafter mentioned. These daughters, Polly intermarried with Rob't Hays, the sum to be approximately equally dollars, and also bequeath to my daughter Jane inter/during their minority and the sum of eight hundred dollars, I also bequeath survivor of them, my will in all, the sum of one thousand dollars, the above different sums to be paid in manner following, to wit: First that my son Samuel McCune shall pay out of Tract No. One to my daughter Polly intermarried with Robert Hays the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in three yearly annual payments after my death, and the residue of one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid by my three sons John, Robt, and Alexander McCune share and share alike in three yearly payments after my death to my said daughter Polly.

Second, that my sons, John, Robert and Alexander McCune shall pay the sum of eight hundred dollars to Jane Wallace intermarried to John Wallace, fifity dollars each, after my death till the above sum of eight hundred dollars is paid. That my sons John, Robert and Alexander shall pay the sum of thirty doillars yearly share and share alike to my daughter Rosanna while single and after her marriage to pay to the said Rosanna the sum of fifty dollars each till the sum of one thousand dollars is paid.. Also my will that in case my wife dies before Rosanna is married, that my sons John, Robert and Alexander shall board and lodge the said Rosanna clear of charge while single.. I bequeath to my son John McCune my clock, desk and book case and one mare. I bequeath to my daughter Rosanna, black mare, her saddle, bridle, two cows and six sheep. Also bequeath to my son Samuel McCune Lot No. One containing seven .. acres and two perches, by him pay the within sum of one hundred fifty dollars as within named. It is also my will that in case my black woman Phillias should outlive my wife that my three sons John, Robert and Alexander McCune shall provide for her during her lifetime, and to have the use of her labor..It is also my will in case any of my sons named should by slot, drink or otherwise, be likely to destroy their property, that their property shall be invested in the hands of trustees appointed by the Court of Cumberland, for the use of their wives and children.

I do nominate and appoint John and Robert McCune, my two sons, to be my executors of this last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of January 1832.

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