John A. Warner Will and Probate

WARNER, JOHN A.-Jessup, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,
Willa and Admins 1863 - 1882, FHC Film 1287077, Volume 3, page 695
Transcribed by Cyd Rawls January 12, 2004. (Thanks Sue for the proof)
 
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In the matter of Probate
of Will of
John A Warner dec'd
 
And now to wit May 15, 1875 was presented for Probate
an endorsment of writing perporting to the last Will and
Testament of John A. Warner, late of the township of Jessup
in the said county deceased, and at the same time came A. W.
Bertholf
and John H. Lake the subscribing witness to the said instrument of who being
duly sworn according to law did say that they were present and saw and heard the said
John A. Warner sign, seal and publish, pronounce and declare the said instrument of
writing as and for his Last Will and Testament and at the time of his so doing
he was of sound and disposing mind and ensuring to the best of their knowledge & belief,
Whereupon said instrument of writing was admitted to Probate as duly proven to be the
Last Will and Testament of John A. Warner and is in the words following to wit.
I John A. Warner of the township of Jessup, County of Susquehanna and State
of Pennsylvania. Yeoman being of sound mind, memory and understanding
do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making
and all former Wills by me at any time hencefor made. And first I direct that my
body be decently interred in a neat plain Casket without extra expense and that my funeral
be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life.
As to such estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me with
I dispose of the same as follows, viz: Item. I give and bequeath to my be-
loved wife Catherine F. Warner the sum of one hundred fifty dollars ab-
solutely to be paid immediately after my death or so soon thereafter as may be
without injury to my estate. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary
Warner
the sum of one hundred dollars, said sum to be put out at interest, and
the interest thereof added each year to the principal and kept as one common
fund until she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years. when the same shall be
paid to her without reserve. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Clarra
Warner
the sum of one hundred dollars, said sum to be put out at interest, and
the interest thereof added each year to the principal and kept as one common
fund until she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years, when the same shall be
paid to her without reserve. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter
Julia Warner the sum of one hundred dollars, said sum to be put out at interest.
and the interest thereof added each year to the principal and kept as one common
fund when until she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years, the said principal
and interest shall be paid to her without reserve. Item. I give and bequeath to my
son Benjamin Warner the sum of one hundred dollars, said sum to be put out at interest,
and the interest thereof added each year to the principal and kept as one common
 
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fund until he arrives at the age of eighteen years when the same shall be
paid to him without reserve. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Harry
Warner
the sum of one hundred dollars, said sum to be put out at interest and
the interest thereof added each year to the principal and kept as one common
fund until he arrives at the age of eighteen years when the same shall
be paid to him without reserve. Item. I give and bequeath to my son Edward
Warner
the sum of fifteen dollars to be paid out as soon after my decease as may
be without injury to my estate. Item. All the real and residue of my estate what-
soever and wheresoever of what nature, kind and quality soever the same may be
and including the household furnature, after paying my just debts and funeral expenses
I give and bequeath unto my said wife Catherine F. Warner the same to be
considered as a fund and placed at interest, said interest to be paid to my said
wife annually and so much of the principal thereof annually as she may see
to procure the necessary comforts of life for herself and minor children. Provided
that if after my decease my said wife shall again marry, then in that event the
proceeds of whatever there may be remaining of said last mentioned fund if any
shall be applied toward the support and scholling of the minor children until
they shall all respectively come of age, and when the youngest of my said
children shall become of age or when all of my said surviving children are of age
then what remains of said fund to be divided equally among them share &
share alike. And if my said wife shall remain a widow. then she to have
exclusive use of said fund as a above set forth for and during her natural life.
That a certain Life Insurance Policy No 429, issued to me by Odd fellows
Mutual Life Insurance Company of Montrose Pa. be taken, considered and treated
as a part of the general assets of my estate and applied as above decided. I will,
deed and decree the Cow and and Pig be kept undisposed of for the use of the family.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint A. W. Bertholf of Montrose, Susque
hanna County, Pennsylvania, Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I John A. Warner the Testator have to this my Last Will and
Testament set my hand and Seal this fourth day of March A.D. one thousand
eight hundred and seventy five.

Signed, Sealed, Published and declared ) John A. Warner
by the above named John A Warner ) Seal

And for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed
our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testor and
of each other.

( A. W. Bertholf
( John H. Lake


( A. W. Bertholf Exr.
( of the Will of
( John A. Warner, dec'd.
And now to wit May 17. 1875. Letters Testamentary and
in due form of law granted unto A. W. Bertholf the Executor
named in the last Will and Testament of John A. Warner
late of Jessup in said county dec'd upon all and singular
the goods and Chattels rights and credits which were of the said decedant. The said
A. W. Bertholf having first been duly sworn. And the affidavit of John H. Lake duly
filed firming the date of death of said decedant on the 3rd of May 1875

May 20 1875 filed inventory accounting to $1891.00
August 20 1875 filed vendor paid $140.53
 
 

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