Will of William Edmondson
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Contributed by Nancy Wood 5 Feb 2004
I William Edmondson late Captain in the United States Army, now residing formerly in the District and State aforesaid, being weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory have made, ordained, and appointed, and do hereby make Ordain appoint and Solemnly Declare this following To be my last Will and Testament, Hereby revoking all others.
In the first place, I request my expences of Physicians, boarding, burial, and all Just demands if any comes against my estate properly attested be Paid, after which the residue and remainder of my effects, money, debts, or anything else I may die pofesefsed of, shall be equally distributed amongst my brothers & Sisters respectively share and share alike without distinction--to be so divided among them in the equal manner by my Executors hereinafter named, My Executors to sell any real or personal Estate I may have and to Collect my debts as soon as pofsible for Distribution among my brothers and Sisters aforesaid. I do Hereby appoint, and particularly request my friend Thomas Harrison Esquire attorney at Law of the Village of Pendleton, to Execute this my last will and Testament.
In Tistimony of all of the above and foregoing I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighteen. Wm. Edmondson (seal) Witnesses: Jno. Lorton, George Lewis, John Lewis
Note: Not recorded in Will Books A, B, or C, or probated. Roll #197. Note on back of will: The testator at the time of making this will was very low, but in perfect and right mind, he named his bequests and wishes, clearly plainly and without hesitation, as he did his Executor, after ding which and Executing the within he seemed to sink into repose, as if he felt that he had done the last act required of a dying man.
Submitted by Nancy Edmondson Wood