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Last Will and Testament
George Alcorn (1800-1867)
Westmoreland County Courthouse, Greensburg, PA Will #2708

In the name of God, Amen, I, George Alcorn of Westmoreland County in the Township of Bell, Yeoman, being weak in body bout of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same.

Considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs to the end that I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make this and declare this my last will and testament in a manner following, that is to say,

First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator who gave it, And my body to the earth from whence it was taken.

And as to such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows. In order that all my just debts, funeral expenses and charges of proving this my will be in the first place fully paid and satisfied.

And after payment thereof and every part thereof I give devise and bequeath unto my son William, his heirs and assigns forever all my property Real, Personal and Mixed of whatsoever nature or kind the same the same shall be at time of my death.

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hanna Bear the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid by my son William out of the Real Estate in three years after my death.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cochran the sum of one thousand dollars to be paid by William our of the Real Estate in one year after my death.

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Arabell the sum of fifty dollars to be paid by William out of the Real Estate when she arrives at the age of Twenty one years or day of Marriage which shall happen first.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son William Alcorn and James Alcorn (of Bell Township) to be the executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I, George Alcorn the Testator have to this my last will (hereby revoken all former wills by me heretofore made) set my hand and seal this tenth day of November A.D. 1865.

George Alcorn (Seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named George Alcorn as deed for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses there in the presence of the Testator and of each other.

John M. Rugh
Hugh A. Gallaugher

Legally proved and approved this 7th day of Sept. A.D. 1867. Same day recorded and Letters Testimony issued to within Executors who were sworn before me.

Samuel Rock, Register,

Note by the Register:
I certify that the Probate of the foregoing will of George Alcorn had thereon Stamps of the U.S. Int. Rev. of the value of Three dollars & fifty cents cancelled September 7th, 1867

Samuel Rock, Register


George Alcorn, Last Will and Testament Written November 1865, Proven 7 Sep 1867

Last Will and Testament of George Alcorn, 1800-1867. Mentions son William, daughters Hannah Bear, Mary Cochran, and granddaughter Arabell. Requests that son William and James Alcorn of Bell Twp. act as executors


Linked toGeorge Alcorn; Hannah Alcorn; Mary Alcorn; William Alcorn

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