Fayette County Court Records: © 1997-2005
Will of Eli Duvall, decd. No. 35.
I Eli Duvall of Luzerne Township, Fayette County and state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows:
First, I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Duvall the room in my house not ocupyed by me to have and to hold the same during her natural live and also to have all the household furniture including beds, bedding and all that is in the house belonging to me, for to have and dispose of as she may see proper and further she is to be provided with boarding, fuel, clothing and medical attention by my son, Caleb Duvall.
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter, Abigail Duvall the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) to be paid by my son Caleb Duvall, ten years after my Death on Intrest from the date of my death, and also to have the same priviledge in my house that she now enjoys, during the lifetime of her parents, and also to be provide for in the same manner that my wife is, by my son Caleb Duvall.
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my sons John and Robert Duvall the sum of one dollar ($1) each to be paid by my son Caleb Duvall.
ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Caleb Duvall, the farm on which I now reside containing ninety four acres, more or less, together with all the live stock and farming utensils of whatsoever nature that may be on the farm or belonging to me at the time of my death.
Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my son Caleb Duvall of the Township and State aforesaid the Sole executor of this my last will and testament. In Testimony where of I have herunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of May, A.D. 1865. Eli Duvall (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Eli Duvall (testator) to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto this 4th day of May 1865, day and date above written.
Fayette County, S.S.
(Reg. Seal) Be it remembered that on the 18th day on May A.D. 1872, before me Jos. Beatty, Register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration in and for said county personally came E. O. Gibbons and James Luse the subscribing witnesses to the forgoing instrument of writing purposting to be the last will and testament of Eli Duvall late of said county decd. who being duly affirmed according to law say that they were personally present and saw the said Eli Duvall sign and seal and heard him declare said instrument of writing to be his last will and testament that at the time of as doing he was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their belief that they signed their names as witnesses thereto by the request of the said testator in his presence that they knew of no undue influence used or later will made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the Registers Office at Uniontown, the day and year above written.
Jos. Beatty, Register
Letters Testementary granted to Caleb Duvall, who was duly affirmed May 18th A.D. 1872.
Registerd and Compared, May 18th, A.D. 1872.
Greene County Court Records:
Will Book 1 page 22:
Will of Daniel Devall, Sr. dec'd.
In the Name of God, Amen, I, Daniel Devall, Sr., of Greene County, and State of Pennsylvania, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, and calling to mind the mortality of my body that is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christin manner at the direction of my Executers not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as such worldly Estate wherinwith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in ye following manner and form first I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Catran all my, all my Estate, as well real as personal to live unmolested on the same so long as she liveth, at my wife's decease, I give and bequeath the whole of the Estate in the manner following, I request the whole of estate to be sold and divided in this manner, viz.: give two shears to every man and one share to every woman of my sons and daughters, till all be divided, only I leave to Sary Pratt, half of her mother's part of this estate whatever it may be and likewise to my son Daniel and my son Jacob. I have ten pounds each to be taken out of the estate before it is divided, and likewise constitute and ordain, Christian Sellars and William Rhodes the executers of my, this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and desannal all and every other former testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of November, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven hundred and ninety seven. Signed, Sealed, Published and Delivered by the said Daniel Devall as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our hands.
Daniel (his mark x) Devall (seal)
Barbary (her mark x) Wilson
David (his mark x) Wilson
Greene County, SS
On the twentiety day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred, before me John Boreman Register for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the said County personally came James Seals and David Wilson, two of the subscribing witnesses within named, and on their solemn oaths did depose and say, that they were present and saw and heard David Devall the testator within named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare, the forgoing and annexed Instrument of writing as and for his Last Will and Testament and that at the time of doing thereof he was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief and that they also saw Barbara Wilson, the other witness subscribe her mark there to sworn and subscribed the day above written before me, John Boreman, Register.
David (his mark x) Wilson
Registered the 20th September, 1800, and Letters of Testamentary granted to Christian Sellers and Wm Rhodes Executors the same day.
Abstract of the Estate of Jacob Devall, dec'd.
Book 1, pg. 118.
Letters of Adminestrators granted to John Devall, Senior the 23d day of October 1813. Bond with Conrad Devall and John Devall Jr. the same day.
book 2, pg. 227
Will of John Devall Franklin Township
Wife: Margaret corner cupboard, plus more, and secretary and cookware
dau: Susan Rush, Land in Wayne and Center Twp.
dau: Mary Rush, Land in Franklin twp.
Dau: Eliza Ann,
Son-in-law: Jesse Rush and Ezra M. Sayers, Esecutors appeared before Henty Neel J.P.
Sworn and Subscribed 18 Oct. 1846
Book 2 pg. 116
Will of Wm. Ditterline, Thomas Hoskinson mentioned in both this and next one. John Devall, George Fetty, John Granlee, and John Bradford received their legacies.
Wife: Mary Registered December 17, 1839
Book 2, pg. 136 #984
Estate of William Diterline dec'd.
Letters of Administration granted to Thomas Hoskinson Feb. 22, 1841. Bond with Benjamin Jennings, Esq. and Robert Reynolds as sureties. Takes same day with copy of will annexed. Inventory filed March 13, 1841.
Book 3, pg. 57 # 1362
Will of Joseph Ailes, October 1, 1849
Stepson, Daniel Bartnet, appointed Executor
Dau: Nancy Crago Plantation near Monongahela River Thomas Crago mentioned.
Dau: Mary Kelly tract of land in Monongahela Co., where she now lives.
Dau: Rachel Ailes, My Swan tract of land.
Dau: Elizabeth Ailes, the adj. lnad of Barnett Neel and others.
Dau: Eliza Deam one house and lot.
Witnesses: Rememberance A. Neel
Aliff S. Neel
B. Neel (of Henry)
October 1, 1849