Will of Luke Slater 

 I  Luke Slater of the township of Lake in the County of Mercer State of Pennsylvania.
Do make and Publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other and former wills, by me at any time heretofore made.
And first I direct that my body be deasently intered.
And as to such worldly sustanance and estate it hath pleased God to intrust me with I didpose of as follows, first I direct that all my debts and funerall expences be paid as soon after my deceas as possable, out of the first maney that come in to the hands of my Executors.
1. I leave my Daughter Mary Perrine one thousand Dollars to be paid out of Stock and Farm Impliments on the farm.
2. I leave to my son John Slaters one hundred dollars to be paid out of notes and money on interest also seven hundred dollars to be paid by my son George Slater out my Real Estate.
3. I leave my son Luke Slater one hundred dollars to be paid out of notes & moneys also Seven hundred dollars to be paid by my son George Slater out of my Real Estate.
4th. I leave my son Michael Slater the sum of one Dollar
5. to my son Benjamin Slaters four Daughters namely July Lomas Liady Emonline Slater, Ruth Guy, Mary Victory Bartholamew, to them or their Heirs the sum of one hundred dollars each
6th I give & bequeath to my son George Slater the old Farm containing 120 acres allso onehundred & fifty acres of wood land laying west of John Slaters by paying my son John Slater seven hundred Dollars and my son Luke Slater Seven hundred dollar & my daughter Harriet Buckley Seven hundred Dollars to be paid by my son George Slater in two years after my Decease without interest
7th I leave to my Daughter Harriet Wright formerly Buckley one hundred Dollars to be paid out of my notes all so seven hundred dollars to be paid by hand by George Slater as above mentioned
8th I give to my Grand son George Buckley 50 acres of land donation lot No 5 bounded North by Jas Hill weat by donation East by Shanon & south by McClure in New Vernon Tp when he comes to age of 21 years by paying his Mother two hundred dollars
9th I also leave Samuel Buckley Job Buckley Allice H. Buckley Mary Buckley Luke Slater Buckley Seven hundred & fifty dollars to be divided equally when they come at the age of 21 years
10th I leave my grand son Ira Slater one hundred dollars
12 Also my Grand Daughter Harriet Perrine one hundred Dollars
And I hereby make & ordain Saml North and my son George Slater Executors of this my last will and testament
In witness whereof I Luke Slater the testator to this my last will set my hand & Seal this Sixteenth day April 1873 Eighteen hundred & Seventy three Luke X (Mark) Slater (SEAL)

 Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us who have subscribed in presence of each other
N V Fairlamb
Job Vernon

[Luke Slater died 26 April 1875]

(Source:  Submitted by Maxine Hughes)

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