Person:Archibald McDonald (11)

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Archibald McDonald
m. 14 February 1791
  1. Janet McDonald1792 - 1792
  2. John McDonald1794 - 1879
  3. Elizabeth McDonald1796 - 1873
  4. Rebecca McDonald1798 - 1798
  5. James McDonald1801 - 1881
  6. William McDonald1803 - 1803
  7. Jane McDonald1805 - 1889
  8. Catherine McDonald1807 - 1878
  9. Ruhamah McDonald1810 -
  10. Christiana McDonald1813 - 1838
Facts and Events
Name Archibald McDonald
Gender Male
Birth[1] December 1759 Barra, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Marriage 14 February 1791 Washington County, Pennsylvaniato Elizabeth Brownlee
Death[1] 1838 Elm Grove, Ohio County, Virginia

Will Transcript

In the name of God Amen! I Archibald McDonald of the County of Ohio State of Virginia was born in December in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine, served in the American Army from April 1777 to October 1783 being yet of sound mind memory and understanding being in tolerable State of health, thanks be to God for all his mercies, But being mindful of my mortality, do make and constitute this my last will and Testament.
First and principally I recommend my Immortal Soul to God who gave it, in hope of a joyful Resurrection, and my body to be buried when it shall please God to separate my soul, and body. My body to be buried decently at the discretion of my Executor.
As to such worldly estate as it hath please God to invest me with, I give and dispose of in the manner and form following.
Items first. I will and direct that my Son John McDonald have One Hundred dollars to be paid to him at my decease, as he received his part before.
Items Second. I will and direct that my daughter Elizabeth Faris shall be paid Five Hundred dollars, to be paid in the following manner to wit, One half at my decease, and the other half in three years from that time.
Item third. I will and direct that my daughter Margaret Rusk five Hundred dollars to be paid in the following manner on half six months after my decease, the other half in three years from at that time.
Item fourth. To my daughter Jane Waddle five Hundred dollars one half in one year after my decease, the other half in three years from that time.
Item fifth. I will my daughter Catherine Rusk five Hundred dollars, one half to be paid in eighteen months after my decease the other half in three years from that time.
Item sixth. I will my daughter Ruhamah McDonald to have five Hundred dollars one half in two years after my decease the other half in three years from that time, also she is to have an asseting in property similar to those that are married.
Item seventh. I will that my daughter Christiana Beard five hundred dollars one half to be paid in two and a half years after my decease, the other half in three years from that time.
Item eighth. I will all the Grand Sons that my be called by my name each five dollars when they arrive at the age of twenty one.
Item ninth. I will and I hereby order that all the estate real and personal immediately after my death be put into the hand of my son James McDonald, and he shall have and to hold the same in fee simple forever, and that he my son James McDonald shall out of the said estate, shall pay the above bequestments, as described in my last will testament and last of all it is my desire and will that my children settle all these Items in peace and harmony.
I now declare this and no other to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all former will made by me and I appoint my son James McDonald and David Faris sole Executors of this my last will and Testament.
In the testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord One Thousand eighth Hundred and thirty six.
Signed sealed and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in presence of us who subscribe our names as witnesses the day and year above written.
(Signed) Archibald McDonald [Seal]
Witness present: Hugh Mulligan, William Mulligan, John Mulligan
At the Court held for the County of Ohio on Monday the 2nd day of April 1838 The Last will and testament of Archibald McDonald was this day together with a codicil thereto annexed produced in Court in order to be proved; and the said Will was fully proved by the oaths of Hugh Milligan William Milligan, and John Milligan the Subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. But the writing annexed to said will, purporting to be the said Codicil not being proved the Court refused to admit the same to record
A Copy Teste:
Jno McCullouch Clk O.C.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).