Will of Mary E. Johnston 


In the name of God amen M. E. Johnston of Wolfcreek T.S., County of Mercer, State of Pennsylvania being sick and week in body but of sound mind, memory and understand praised be God for it 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 bless God to call me home do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following to wit:  first and principally I commit my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God my creator and as to such personal property as I have first I do will and bequeath to my daughter Mary E. Johnston all my personal property.  One bay horse and two heard of cow cattel, one cow and one heifer, and all my household goods, beds and bedding and house hold furniture, kitchen furniture and one one hors buggy and that is all my personal property and I appoint my neighbor George Gibson to be my executor of this my will hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at anytime heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 28th day of February AD 1895.

                                       M. E. Johnston

[written six days before her death]

(Source: Submitted by Norris Burdette)

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