In the name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas Ruxton Moore of Baltimore County andState of Maryland, Sensible of the uncertainty of the time when I shall be called to another world and warned by my Present feelings to guard against any difficulties that might arise from having some where in existence two wills made many years ago, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills. It is my will that after the payment of all just and fair debts and complying with the true intent and meaning of any obligation or Instrument of writing that I have given that the whole of my estate real and personal (except the broad sword I wore in the revolution) be distruted and divided to my much loved wife, Sarah, and my dear Children Rebecca, Gay, Camilla, and Smith Hollins Moore, as the laws of Maryland direct in cases of persons dying intestate. I constitute my wife, Sarah, together with Cumberland Dugan, Esq., John Hollins, Esq., excutors of this my last will and Testament revoking all others and publishing and declaring this to be my last will made this tenth day of April eighteen hundred and fifteen.
Codicil - I give sword (sic) to my son Smith H. Moore to be used when the service of his Country demands it.
Signed, Sealed, published and declared in presence of us the subscribers and
in presence of each other
John Coakey, Junr.
Elijah Fishbaugh his X mark
Brief biography of Nicholas Ruxton Moore:
MOORE, Nicholas Ruxton, a Representative from Maryland; born near Baltimore Town, Baltimore County, Md., July 21, 1756; attended the common schools; member of Gist's Baltimore Independent Cadets and served throughout the greater part of the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of captain; took an active part in the suppression of the Whisky Insurrection in 1794; member of the State house of delegates in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1811); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Tenth and Eleventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twelfth Congress; appointed lieutenant colonel commandant of the sixth regimental cavalry district of Maryland on February 20, 1812; elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation in 1815 before the convening of the Fourteenth Congress; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Thirteenth Congress); died in Baltimore, Md., October 7, 1816; interment in a private cemetery near Ruxton, Baltimore County, Md. (from his Congressional biography at http://bioguide.congress.gov/ )
This Will transcript was contributed to the USGenWeb/MDGenWeb by Derek Gilbert
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