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I, Frederick Helman, in the county of Somerset amd state of Pennsylvania, yoeman, being of sound mind and memory and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former will by me at any time made heretofore, as to such estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows, viz I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife the farm upon which we now reside so long as she may live and all the personal property of whatever nature it may be during her natural life and one third of all the grain that is raised on the property that Samuel Ross resides on and one third of all the grain of the land where Henry Moyer now farms the said Henry Moyer and Samuel Ross to have the privlage if remaining on the premises they now reside by giving one third of all the grain they may raise to my wife during her natural life, but not to make use not destroy any timber more than is necessary for repairs and after the death of my beloved wife <illegible> my desire is that all my just debts be paid, and the balance of my property disposed of according to the intestate laws of Pennsylvania equally amongst my heirs except my daughter Lanah she is to have the price of one cow, one sheep and one hog over and above her equal portion and my two daughters Polly and Sally to have each the price of one cow one sheep and one hog and twenty dollars over and above their equal share including the price of one bed and bedding, and Samuel Ross and Henry Moyer for part of the consideration to have the <illegible> firewood during the winter season that my beloved wife may need so long as they remain on the premises. Lastly my desire is and I do appoint my my esteemed friend William Reel to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I, Frederick Helman, the testator have to this my last Will written set my hand and seal this 12th day of June 1865 signed sealed and published and declared in prescence of us

Frederick <hisXmark> Helman

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Samuel Statler
Robert H. Patterson

 


List of names appearing on estate sale papers for Frederick Helman:

Jacob Helman, Susan Logue, W. Reel, George Beaner, Daniel Statler, Nathan Rhoads, F. R. Rankin, John Rhoads, Lanah Moyer, G. Spangler, Samuel Ross, Lenah Musset, Levi Manges(?), William Small, Moses Walker

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