HARMON DICK’S WILL
In the name of God Amen. I Harmon Dick of Woodberry Township, Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for it and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say first and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting happiness in the heavenly kingdom through Jesus Christ my Savior my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
Item I give and bequeath to my true and beloved wife Margaret Dick the third part of my Estate Real and personal. Besides two horses two cows and one heiffer and three Beds and bedsteads of which she sees proper to take one stove and pipe, one table and chest, the clock and cubbert, and my will that she shall have my Plantation for own use for the space of term of time of five years after my decease provided she remains my widow during that time or term of years, after that time she is to have one acre and an half of ground at the spring up in the meadow from the house she is also to have the timber of the place to build a house and stable and also wood for fire during her natural life and then no fire wood to be given to said house any more.
It is also my will that my executors make a free deed of conveyance to her for said one and an half acre of ground to her forever. And after the expiration of the five years it is my will that my Plantation shall be sold by my executors in the best way they think it prudent, It is further my will that my executors put the one third of the purchase money on Interest and also the one third of the payments as they become due for the use of my widow.
Item I give and bequeath unto each of my grand children of my daughter Catharine four in number, twelve dollars unto my grand children of my daughter Elizabeth four in number each twelve dollars, unto my grand children of my daughter Peggy one in number twelve dollars. I further give and bequeath unto my grand children Christian Dick and Catharine Stull each of them fifty Dollars. I further order that my Executors make sale of all my personal property soon after my decease except no grain shall be sold of no kind.
Item I devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my children in equal portion share and share alike
and I make or order George B. Spang. and Harmon Farber executors of this my last will and testament revoke and annulling all former wills, by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 'third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
Signed sealed published and declared by Harmon Dick the above name testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witness thence to; Edward Cowen, Jacob Yolty.
Bedford County ss. Personally appeared before the Subscriber Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of Administration in and for said county Edward Cowen and Jacob Poth the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to law do depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw the testator Harmon Dick sign and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament that at the time thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding according to the best of these deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed their names there as witnesses in the presence of the testator and at his request.
Sworn to and subscribed the 14th day of May A.D. 1825 Edward Cowen
Coram Job Mann Register
Registered 14th Kay A.D. 1825 Job Mann Register. Be it remembered that on the 14th day of May A.D. 1825 Letters testamentary were granted to Harman Farber one of the Executors on the foregoing witnessed to having first been duly affirmed according to Law.