Kerr, esquire, register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county of Washington, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the fourth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fourteen and letters testamentary therein granted to said Anne Huffman executrix and Henry Huffman executor therein named and where as the said quarter aforesaid was not by the said George in his said will bequeathed.
Now Know Ye that the said Anne Huffman executrix and Henry Huffman executor, of the last will and testament of the said George by virtue of the said will and testament and by virtue of the statute in such cases made and provided and for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars good and lawful money (of the) to us in hand paid at and before the delivery of these presents by the said Isaac Bunnell the receipt where of we do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Isaac Bunnell his heirs and assigns forever a lot or parcel of land being the south west quarter of section, No. fourteen in the third township and first range in the Zanesville district situate in Guernsey County, Ohio. To have and to hold the aforesaid parcel of land with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Isaac the only proper use and benefit of him the said Isaac his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Anne Huffman and Henry Huffman for themselves and their heirs executores and administrators do promise to and with the said Isaac Bunnel his heirs executors and administrators that they will warrant and forever defend the said Isaac his heirs and assigns in the full and peaceable possession of the above parcel of land against the lawful claims of any person or persons whomsoever. In Testimony whereof the said Anne Huffman exeutrix and Henry Huffman, executor of the last will and testament of the said George deceased have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
Sealed and delivered Anne (her x mark) Huffman (seal)
In the presence of
I.P. Fogg Henry Huffman (seal)
State of Ohio, Jefferson County ss-- Before me Alexander Sutherland one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said aforesaid, Personally came Anne Huffman, executrix and Henry Huffman, executor the grantors mentioned in the foregoing instrument of writing and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therin contained In Testimony wherunto I have herunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth Ex'd) day of September A.D. Eighteen hundred and fourteen.
Rec'd & duly recorded } Alex Sutherland
October 15th, 1814 } Justice of the Peace
Attest C.P. Beatty, R.G.C.
George Huffman's Will
Washington County ss By the tenor of these presents I, Isaac Kerr Esquire, Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county of Washington in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Do make known unto all men that on the day of the date hereof at Washington before me was proved approved and insinuated the last will and testament of George Huffman, late of the county aforesaid deceased a true copy whereof with the probate [incomplete].
Will of George Hufman dcd 1814>
I, George Hufman, of the Township of Hanover, County of Washington, and state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory but weak of body, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, (that is to say) First, I give and bequeath to my wife Ann one horse and saddle the horse is to be the one that generally is called hers, one good feather bed and beding the one half of all the drefser (dresser) furniture and table 2d, I give and bequeath to my son John one quarter section of land that is unimproved situate in the State of Ohio on the waters of the Willscreek with the reserve of One hundred dollars to be paid to his sisters as hereafter shall appear 3d, I will and bequeath to my son Henery(Henury) one hundred and twenty five acres of land situate where he now lives including all his improvement to be laid off in a convenient shape to suit ( ) improvements with the like reserve as is mentioned to John 4th, I will and bequeath to my son Jacob one improved quarter section of land situate in the state of Ohio on the waters of Wills Creek, it being the one that John has heretofore resided on with the like reserve that is mentioned to John and Henery 5th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Were three hundred and sixteen dollars to be paid out of my general stock on the expiration of two years after my decease, with the balance of one hundred and (six) dollars to be paid as hereafter will be stated 6th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Polly Chamberlin three hundred and sixteen dollars to be paid on the expiration of three years after my decease with the like adition of one hundred and sixty dollars and after the same manner 7th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Kitty four hundred and ten dollars to be paid out of my general stock one year after she arives to full mature age with the addition of one hundred and sixty to be paid as hereafter as appears 8th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Sally four hundred and ten dollars to be paid one year after she arives to mature age out of my general stock and one hundred and sixty dollars to be paid in manner and form as hereafter shall appear 9th, I will and bequeath to my daughter Nancy four hundred and ten dollars to be paid in manner I form as is mentioned to Sally and one hundred and sixty dollars as is otherwise states 10th, I will and bequeath to my youngest son, George the tract of land I know live on with all its improvements. And I likewise will that my home place shall be rented out until my son George arives to the full age of 21 to the best advantage with the liberty of my wife and young children to reside on and the one half of the profits to inure to the use and purpose of my wife and younger childering, and the other half to be put in the general stock, and I farther will that if my wife should live longer than after my son George arrives to the age of 21 years, he is to support his mother decently with all the necefsesarys (necessarys) of life as long as she may live. I give her a decent burial and I farther will that the residue of all my property that is not heretofore bequeathed shall be sold at the time and in the best manner, fully at the descretion of my Executors, and if any ballance should be more that is heretofore willd. it shall become the property of my wife and inured wholly to her use. I farther will that my son George only year after he arrives to the age of 21, shall pay out the profits of his share already willed to pay his sister Betsy Were one hundred dollars and two years after to pay his sister, Polly Chamberlin one hundred dollars, and three years after to pay his sister Kitty one hundred dollars and five years after to pay to his sister Nancy one hundred dollars the whole to be conpiated in five years after he arrives to the full age of 21 years and I farther will that the following shall be the manner of my sons, John, Henry, and Jacob paying their several shares reserved out of their portions, to their sisters, John shall pay to his sister Betsy Were 7 years after my decease sixty dollars and to his sister Polly Chamberlin forty dollars. Henry shall on the expiration of 7 years after my decease pay Polly Chamberlin twenty dollaars and on the same date to his sister Kitty sixty dollars and to pay to his sister Sally twenty dollars and Jacob shall on the sd term of time pay to his sister Sally, forty dollars and to his sister Nancy sixty dollars and I hereby appoint my wife Ann and my son Henry, Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revokeing all former wills by me made IN WITNEFS, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen___________ Signed, sealed, published, and declared_________ George H. (his mark) Hufman (seal) by the within named George Hufman to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnefses in the presence of the Testator Robert Bryarly, David Sexton, ____________Washington County ss. Be it remembered that on the fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, before me, Isaac Kerr, Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration, in and for said County, came, Robert Bryarly and David Sexton, the subscribing witnefses to the within Last Will and Testament of George Huffman, late of the County aforesaid, deceased, who being duly sworn as the law directs, do depose and say, that they were personally presant, and did see the "Testator" therein named, execute this Will, and did hear him publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, That at the time of his decease so doing, he was to the best of their apprehensions, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding. And that they respectivly subscribed their names as witnefses to this Will, in the presence and at the request of the Testator, and in the presence of each other _______Robert Bryarly, And Sworn to and subscribed ___________ David Saxton, before me Isaac Kerr, Register_____________April 4th, 1814. Letters Testamentary with copy of the Will and probate annexed, ifsued to Ann Huffman, Executrix and Henry Huffman, the Executor, within named, who on same day were duly sworn_____Isaac Kerr, Register, REGISTERED and Compared with Original, the 4th day of April, A.D. 1814 Signed Isaac Kerr, Register
PG 173 NO 1606 GEORGE HUFFMAN
KNOW all men by these pressents That I, George Hooffman, of Center Township Green Co, State of Pennsylvania, Farmer Being of sound disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
First, I give and devise to my beloved wife Susanna Hoffman all my household furniture with all the residue of my moveable property to hold unmolested during her natural life, what may remain of my moveable property at the death of my wife. I give and devise to my children and their heirs resepectively to be divided in Equal shairs between them.
Second, My farm on which I now reside, I give and devise to my beloved wife during her natural life to hold and to have the controle as she may think best.
Third, Ater the death of my wife my real estate I give and devise to my children and their heirs respectively to be divided in Equal shairs between them.
Fourth, I ordain and appoint Thomas KENT and Abraham HOFFMAN as Executors of this my last will and testament, In testimony where I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the preasants of the witnesses named below this fourteenth day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
Before me William A. Porter, registar for the probate of will and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County this day came Thomas Kent and William Scott the two subscribing witnesses to the notice ? Instrument of writing purpurting to be the last Will and Testament of George Huffman who after being duly sworn according to law saith that they were present saw and heard the Testator George Huffman sign publish and pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and Testament and that they signed the same as witnesses at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, and at the time of so doing said Teststor was of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding according to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.
sworn and subsribed Nov 4, 1854 W A Porter Registar, Thomas Kent
Letters of Testamentary granted same day to the executors named in the will. 1610
Donated by cousin, Lloyd Roupe. Thank you, Lloyd!
Romney Court House,
Hampshire Co. WVA
Deed Book 11, pp370.
"This indenture made the 10th of April 1798, between Jacob
Mouser, Sr of Hampshire Co., Va & Catherine his wife fo the 1st
part & Henry Huffman and Catharine his wife, Herbert Humes &
Margaret his wife, George Huffman & Juliana his wife, Peter Fry,
Susannah Fry, Catharine Fry, Abraham Fry, Mary Fry, & Elizabeth
Fry, heirs & legal representatives of Abraham FRY late of the
county of Berkeley, decd."
More to deed. Letter from Cousin, Lloyd Roupe dated 28 Sept 1997.
Explanation follows: Jacob Mouser sold to Abraham Fry land lying
on the Waters of Little Cacapon River in Hampshire Co., Va but
Abraham died before a deed was properly executed. The land became
vested in the above named 9 children of Abraham, which are:
Catherine/(Catrouch) Huffman, Margaret Humes, Julianna Huffman,
Peter Fry, Susannah Fry, Catherine Fry, Abraham Fry, Mary Fry,
Elisabeth Fry. [P.S. Susannah Fry later m a George Huffman,
s/o a JOHN HUFFMAN, who died ca 1824 in Berkeley Co. VA.]
[This deed has 3 of Lloyds direct kins listed here. George &
Juliana Fry Huffman, Peter Fry, who m. Sarah Chapman, & Susannah
Fry who m. George Huffman s/o John Huffman...}
From Susi Pentico
Pioneers of Old Frederick County, VA by Cecil O'Dell
pg 326-7-8 Benjamin Fry (b 1700 c.) purchased John Richards'
500 acred patent land on 13 July 1744. Will is recorded on 6
August 1753, dated 27 August 1752 was proved in Frederick County
Court. Wife Cristen, should live with his son Joseph Fry" by the
Articles between them made heretofor". He bequeathed money to
sons: Jacob, Benjamin and William and to daughters Cristen and
Elizabeth. To his son Samuel Fry, he bequeathed 168 acres on
North River Shenandoah. Benjamin appointed sons Abraham and Henry
Fry to serve as executors. #01
Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 3, p 99. Samuel and his wife
Christiana Fry sold the 168 acres tract to Adam Holker on 11 June
Benjamin's son Henry Fry bought land on the Cacapon River in
Hampshire Co from John Woodfin 13 May 1751. #03
1762 and 1765 he purchased three tracts located on Cacapon
River (amounting to 312 acres) from Lord Fairfax. #04
Jacob Fry, son of Benjamin purchased 271 acres adjacent to
the 500 acre patent land, (Tract 145, Map 8) and Froman's tract
(tract 137b, map 8) from Lord Fairfax, 23 March 1762. #05
Jacob bought 100 acre section of the 500 acre patent land
from his brother Abraham and Abraham's wife Anne Fry for 100
pounds on 31 May 1767. #06
Jacob Fry will dated 25 Feb 1805 proven in Frederick County
Court 4 April 1815. Jacob lists wife: Molly, and sons: Joseph,
John (deceased), William and Jacob. He bequeathed 100 acres (land
conveyed by Abraham Fry) and 271 acres (land conveyed by Isaac
Zane and by patent) to his son Joseph. His listed daughters:
Elizabeth, wife of John Keller; Christina, wife of Abraham
Jamison; Catherine, wife of Isaac Fry and Polly, wife of Abraham
Chrissman. His dcd son John's children: were also listed, John
and Leah Fry. He appointed John Fry and Joseph Snapp,
Abraham Fry sold a 200 acre section of the 500 acre patent
land to his brother Joseph for 330 pounds 3 December 1780. #08
* #09 lived on
this 200 acre tract of land until moving to Yohogania County (Fayette,
Washington and Greene Co PA) before the date of sale.
Benjamin Fry Jr. purchased 444 acres on Cedar Creek adjacent to
the 500 acre patent land from Lord Fairfax 23 January 1775. #10
Benjamin and Catherine Fry Jr sold 74 acres of the Cedar
Creek tract to Nicholas Schull for 200 pounds 25 April 1775. #11
Joseph Fry (son of Benjamin, b 1700c) was dcd by 27 Sept.
1781, when will was proven in Shenandoah County Court. He lists
his wife Ann; his sons: Benjamin, Will, Abraham and Jacob; his
daughters: Mary Cockley, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Ann and Catherine.
Ann wife, John and Benjamin Fry sons executors. Witnesses were
Robert Jamison, Henry Richards and John Snapp. #12
#01 Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 3, p 99
#02 Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book A, p 117
#03 Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 2, p 231
#04 Gray, Northern Neck Grants, M-103, M-458, M459
#05 Gray,. Northern Neck Grants, K-372
#06 Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 11, p 424
#07 Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 9, p 351
#08 Gray, Northern Neck Grants, G-544; Frederick County VA,
Deed Book 3, p 181 Book 8, p 143
#09 Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book D, p 211
#10 Gray, Northern Neck Grants p 320
#11 Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book B, p 111
#12 Shenandoah County, Virginia Will Book A, p 341
* Abraham Fry is the father of Catrouch/Catherine Fry Huffman.