1774-11-01 Will of Sarah wife of Thomas Appelget 5A1

Will of Sarah, widow of Thomas 5A1

New Jersey Archives 6127L

In the name of God Amen I Sarah Applegate of Windsor County of Middlesex and Province of East New Jersey being weak in body but of sound memory Dispose on this Day being first Day of November and the year of our Lord Anno Dommi one thousand seven hundred and seventy four Make and publish this my last will and testament in Manner following that is to say

First I give and bequeath to Thomas Applegate the First son of my son Ezekiel Applegate sixty pounds and interest till he come of age is to be paid unto my son Gabriel also I give unto my two grand children Disbrow Applegate and Rachel Applegate the children of my daughter Sarah one hundred pounds apiece also I give to my second daughter Sarah the sum of one hundred pounds and I make and ordain Anthony Applegate my son in law my sole executor of this my last Will in trust for the intent and purpose in this my will contained as this my will to take care and see the same performed according to my true intent and meaning

In witness there of I the said Sarah Applegate  have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written
Signed sealed and delivered by the sd Sarah Applegate as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof

Sarah her mark Applegate

Jacob Jemson Rebecca Jemson Chas. Harlyson

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1859-11-11 Will of Elijah Applegate 5G1C2B3

1859-11-11 Will of Elijah Applegate 5G1C2B3

Middlesex Co. (NJ) Will Book F-550

I, Elijah Applegate of the County of Middlesex and the State of New Jersey do publish pronounce and declare this my last will and testament

I give devise and bequeath unto my Mother Sarah Johnson wife of Henry Johnson all my estate, real and personal, of whatever kind or nature and wherever situated, all bets or monies due to me and choses in action.  To have and to hold the same unto her the said Sarah Johnson her heirs and assigns forever.

I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said Henry Johnson Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In testimony whereof i have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine

s/ Elijah Applegate  {seal}

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence and who at his  request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto sunbscribed our hands as witnesses.

 

s/ Abner Stout

s/ Abm V. Schenck

 

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1865-01-31 Will of Rachel (Applegate) Allen 5E7D2A

1865-01-31 Will of Rachel (Applegate) Allen 5E7D2A

Mercer Co. (NJ) Will Book F-176

In the name of God, Amen

I, Rachel Allen of Hightsown, Mercer county, New Jersey, of sound mind memory and understanding, for which blessing I thank God, do make & publish this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say:

FIRST, I order my just debts and funeral expenses paid and deacon monument placed at my grave.

SECOND, I give Anthony Wilson son of Peter E Wilson one hundred dollars.  I give my wearing apparel to Rose Ellen Duncan wife of John Duncan of Cranbury.  I give Helen wife of Peter E Wilson all the furniture and goods I have in the northerly room of my dwelling used as my parlor.

THIRD, I also give to the said helen wife of Peter E Wilson my watch.  I give my silver tea spoons to Rachel Wilson daughter of said Peter Wilson

ITEM, fourth, I order my executor hereinafter named to sell all my real estate and lands and to give good and sufficient deeds in law to the purchaser or purchasers thereof.

ITEM, It is my will and I give and bequeath all the residue and remainder of my estate, being the proceeds of the sale of my real estate & all my property whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of to Charles Nelville Allen and Rachel Wilson, daughter of said Peter E Wilson in equal portions, share and share alike, to them, their heirs, and assigns forever.

ITEM, It is my will that none of my household goods and kitchen furniture be sold by my executor, but he is hereby empowered to make division therefor among he persons entitled to receive the same as set forth in this will and testament.

LASTLY, I appoint the said Peter E Wilson my trusty friend my executor of this my last will and testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this Thirty-first day of January A.D. Eighteen hundred and Sixty five, 1865.

s/ Rachel Allen

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Rachel Allen the testatrix to be her last will and testament in our presence who were present at the same time & subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testatrix.  The word “Wilson” above first erased between Rachel and “Allen”, the words “son of Peter Wilson” first interlined.

s/ Joseph J Ely

s/ J.M. Cubberly

[Note:  Peter E Wilson was Rachel's step son in law  Peter was the husband of Helen Maria Allen, the daughter of Rachel's second or third husband, Gabriel Allen and his first wife Ann English.]

 

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Undated Will of William Applegate 1D3A5F

Will of William Applegate

New Jersey Archives 3510

[Proved 19 September 1871 Ocean County Surrogate's Office Book 1 of Wills page 392, etc]

I William Applegate of the Township of Dover, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament as follows:

First It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item It is my will and I do order that my Executor hereinafter named, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease sell at public venue all my real estate and moveable property and invest the proceeds thereof after paying my just debts and funeral expenses, as well as the expenses of settling my estate, in bond and mortgage or real estate situate in the County of Ocean, New Jersey

Item It is my will and I do order that the sum of seventy five dollars of the principal sum ordered to be invested as aforesaid, shall be paid to the guardian of my daughter Hester for the maintenance and education of my said daughter yearly and every year until she arrives at the age of eighteen years.

Item It is my will and I do order that the interest arising from the sum invested by my executors (after paying the sum of seventy five dollars yearly) shall be paid to my beloved wife Hannah each and every year during her natural life.

Item It is my will and I do order that after the decease of said wife the balance of my estate remaining in the hands of my executor be divided between my children now living or their legal representative share and share alike.

Lastly I hereby appoint my loving wife Hannah guardian of my daughter Hester during her minority and my trusty and well beloved friend George W. Coperthwait executor of this my last will and testament

William (his mark) Applegate

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1988-02-01 Will of Thomas Applegate 5

Will of Thomas 5

Unrecorded Wills, II:105; Film 460030, LDS, East Jersey   Deeds, Liber G, pp. 1‑3

To all persons who shall see these presents: Know ye that I, Thomas Appell, Sinour of Middletowne, in East Jersey, being sick of body but of sound mind and disposing, doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament.

Item I will all my debts be paid.

Item I give my sonn, Thomas Aplegate , one shilling.

I give my sonn John one shilling.

I give to my sonn Danaiel one shilling.

I give to my sonn Joseph, one shilling.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling to be paid by my executrix, hereinafter named.

I give, bequeath and devise unto my sonn Benjamin , fifty acers [sic] of land to him and his heirs.

I giveth and devise to my sonn Richard and his heirs fifty acers [sic] of land, which aforementioned one hundred acres I had of my father-in-law Richard Gibbons, as will appear on my record, and lyes [sic] at the nutt-swamp, for the aforesaid Benjamin  and Richard Applegate to possess and injoy [sic] the said land at the age of twenty one years, and if either of my said two sonns, is to say, Benjamin or Richard, should die before they attain the age of 21 years my will is the survivor of them shall have the aforementioned one hundred acers [sic] of land and their heirs.

Item I give, devise and bequeath to my loving wife, Johanah, all the land and real estate I have in the world (except one hundred acres before given) to her and her heirs forever. I give, bequeath and devise my house and one hundred acers [sic] of before mentioned land given to my sonns [sic], Benjamin and Richard, unto my loving wife, Johanna, till my sons Benjamin  and Richard attain the age of twenty-one years.

After my debts and legacies are paid, I give unto my loving wife, Johanah, all my personal effects in the world, and I make my loving wife sole and whole executrix of this my last will and testament.

Dated in Middletown the first day of February in the year1698 (one thousand six hundred and ninty eight.).

Thomas Applegate (his mark)  Sin  his mark

Thomas / Apellgate

signed sealed and

published in the presence of

Richard Hartshorne     John Vaughn              Mary / Grover

 

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1867-11-19 Will of Jefferson Applegate 5E8E3B

1867-11-19 Will of Jefferson Applegate 5E8E3B

New York (NY) Will Book 267:252

I, Jefferson Applegate of the City of New York, being by the blessing of Almighty God of sound mind do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament.

First – I direct that the expense of my funeral and all my just debts and liabilities which I may owe at the time of my death be fully paid and discharged.

Second – I give devise and bequeath to my Mother Margaret Woodward, wife of John Woodward all my claim right title interest and demand which I have or at any time may have in or upon the Fund arising or growing out of the estate of my father Elijah Applegate which is now held in trust to pay the income to my mother for her life.  It being my will and intention that upon my death my mother should receive the portion or share of the principal of said fund to which I might or would be entitled should I survive her.

Third – I give devise and bequeath to my said Mother Margaret Woodward all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real, personal, or mixed and wheresoever the same may be situated which I may own or to which I may be entitled at the time of my death.

Fourth – I nominate and appoint my mother Margaret Woodward Sole Elecutrix [sic] of this my last Will and Testament.

Fifth – I hereby revoke all other and former wills by me made and expressly declare this Instrument and none other to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of November Eighteen hundred and sixty seven.

s/ Jefferson Applegate {seal}

Signed sealed and declared to be his last Will and Testament by the Testator in our presence who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names as Witnesses hereto

s/ W. Irving Woodward 911 2nd avenue, N.Y. City

s/ S.E. Woodward 911 2nd Avenue N.Y. City

 

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William J Applegate – Herkimer Co NY to Mille Lacs Co MN

I can trace him back to his father’s household in Herkimer Co., NY, but I can’t go any further back.  Hints and clues appreciated!

PR1B William J Applegate, b. Aug 1837 in Oswego Co., NY (1850 US Census, NY, Herkimer Co., German Flats, 395/423 [age 14, birthplace NY]; 1855 NY State Census, Herkimer Co., Litchfield, 165/173 [age 18, birthplace Oswego Co.]; 1860 US Census, NY, Herkimer Co., German Flatts, p. 35, 201/202 [age 23, birthplace NY]; 1865 NY State Census, Herkimer Co., German Flatts, ED 1, p. 75, #637 [age 28, birthplace Herkimer Co.]; 1875 MN State Census, Mille Lacs Co., p. 1074, #76 [age 39, birthplace NY]; 1880 US Census, MN, Hennepin Co., Minneapolis, 2/254, p. 38, 311/394 [age 43, birthplace NY]; 1885 MN State Census, Mille Lacs Co., Princeton, p. 20, #149 [age 48, birthplace NY]; 1900 US Census, MN, Mille Lacs Co., Princeton, 6/248, sheet 11B, 215/222 [August 1837, birthplace NY]; d. 1 Dec 1919 in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN (MN ODM Database available at Familysearch.org).  He married (1) UNKNOWN, who gave him up for dead in the Civil War.  He married (2) abt 1870 (1900 US Census, supra [married 30 years] Harriet Delia Eccleberger, b. Aug 1852 in IN (1875 MS State Census, supra [age 23, birthplace IN]; MN State Census, supra [age 27, birthplace IN]; 1885 MN State Census [age 39, birthplace IN]; 1900 US Census, supra [Aug 1852, birthplace IN]; 1930 US Census, MN, Mille Lacs Co., Princeton, ED 48-23, SD 6, sheet 16A, 338/390 [age 77, birthplace IN]; d. 14 January 1932 at Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN (Findagrave Memorial # 96631784); bur. Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN (Id.).

William was enumerated with his parents in Herkimer County in 1850 and 1855.  In 1860, he was living in the household of Matthias Cain in German Flatts near his mother and youngest siblings.  He was 23 and a day laborer.

Sometime after this, but before August of 1862 when he joined the 121st NY Infantry, William married his first wife and fathered his first two children.

In August 1862, William joined Co. B, 121st NY Infantry.  According to a story published in the Princeton Union more than 40 years later, he was captured and held at Libby Prison until the close of the war.  Believing him to be dead, his first wife remarried and moved west with her new husband.  (Princeton Union, July 14, 1904, p. 1).  William moved to New York City, where he worked for a street car company.  He was injured in an accident and his wife (who apparently had found out he was still alive) again decided he was dead.

The story may be somewhat embellished.  On  6 November 1863, the New York Times published a list of Union officers held in Richmond, VA.  William Applegate does not appear on the list.  However, L. Applegate, assistant surgeon of the 102d N.Y. Volunteers does appear.  This person is William’s younger brother, Lewis.

In 1865, William was enumerated with his mother and several siblings in the 1865 NY State Census in Mohawk, Herkimer Co., NY.  He was 28 and born in Herkimer County.  This Census—taken only a few months after the end of the civil war—inquired about military service.  William had joined the 121st New York Volunteers on 2 August 1862 and served for 34 months.  He had, by the time the census was taken in July of 1865, been mustered out.  His health was good, but he had an unspecified other wound.

Sometime prior to 1875, he moved to Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN with his brother Henry, his sister Mary, and his mother Elizabeth.  In 1875 he was enumerated in the Minnesota State Census in Mille Lacs County.  William was 39, born in NY; his wife Delia was 23, born in IN; daughter Tillie was 3, born in MN; daughter Ida was 5, born in MN; and son Melvin was less than a year, born in MN.

In 1880, William and family were enumerated in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN on Riverside Avenue.  Their home at 206 Riverside Avenue is now the site of a large parking ramp for the University of Minnesota Hospital.  William was a laborer, 43, born in NY; Delia was 27, born in IN; Tillie was 8, born in MY; Ida was 10, born in MN; Melvin was 5, born in MN; and Willard was 1, born in MN.

By 1885, the family had returned to Princeton, where they were enumerated in the 1885 MN State Census.  William’s mother Elizabeth had joined them.

In 1900, William and Delia were enumerated in Princeton with their younger children. William was born in Aug 1837 in NY and was a harness maker; Delia was born in August 1852 in IN; Melvin was bonr in January 1876; Willard was born in May 1880; Marjorie was born in December 1889; Orva was born in May 1892; and Myra was born in May 1894.

In 1904, William’s mother Elizabeth died in Utica, NY.  Somehow, William’s son William from his first marriage saw an obituary for her and knew she was his grandmother.  He also saw she had two surviving sons living in Princeton and he traveled to Princeton to meet his long-lost father.

William died 1 December 1919 just north of Princeton.  His obituary is attached in the Appendix.

APPENDIX

OBITUARY FROM THE PRINCETON UNION

Princeton Union, December 4, 1919, p. 1

William J. Applegate.

William J. Applegate died at his home in North Princeton on Monday at 2 o’clock.

He was born in Mohawk, N. Y., 84 years ago last August. Two sons, Albert and William, were born of his first marriage in Mohawk.

When Lincoln called for volunteers the deceased responded and for three years rendered valiant service to preserve the union and free the slaves. He was in some of the fiercest battles and to his deathbed carried a bullet as a souvenir of his war experience. He was a member of the G.A.R. and always enjoyed the fellowship of the old boys. He was optimistic and a ready wit, cordial and polite in manner and active in mind and body to the end of life. Fifty-two years ago he came to Princeton and four years later was married to Miss Harriet Ecclebarger. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Ida Coons, Mrs. Frank Guyette, Melvin, Willard, William, Albert, Mrs. Alexander Burke and Mrs. Harry Olson. He also leaves 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church and a quartet furnished hymnal selections. The interment was at Oak Knoll.

William Applegate was a man who commanded the respect of everyone who knew him.

MEETING OF WILLIAM AND HIS LONG-LOST SON WILLIAM

The Princeton Union, July 14, 1904, p. 1

A JOYFUL MEETING

William J. Applegate Meets Son He Had Not Seen Since Breaking Out of Civil War.

An Interesting and Romantic Story of a Long Separation and a Happy Meeting.

Many an interesting story of romance and adventure has resulted from the civil war, and in their reality have made the most exciting fiction very tame indeed.  The fortunes of war have told of many strange separations of families, and of lovers, the partings with many to be forever, while with others after a lapse of many years there have been happy re-unions.  One of these romantic chapters that opened with the call to arms at the beginning of the war and closed well nigh forty years later, is that in which William J. Applegate of Princeton and one of his sons figure conspicuously.

In 1862 William J. Applegate enlisted in Company B, 121st N.Y. Infantry at Mohawk, N.Y., and when he donned a soldier’s uniform and started to the front he bade an affectionate au revoire to his wife and two little boys one named after his father, but two years of age, while the other was a mere infant.

Mr. Applegate served through the war, but never returned home on a furlough to visit his family.  He was taken prisoner and was sent to Libby prison where he remained until the close of the war.  It was rumored that he died in that horrible abode of suffering, and his wife not hearing from him mourned him as dead and in time married again and moved west.

After being discharged Mr. Applegate ascertained that his wife had given him up for dead, had married and gone west, and he went to New York and worked for the street railway company. He was injured in an accident and his first wife and his children who it appears in time learned he did not die in the war, had tidings that he met death in the street car accident, and supposed him surely dead.

Thirty years ago he moved to Princeton where he married and started life anew, and has by his second marriage four daughters and two sons.  In course of time the babe and the little lad he left with their mother in Mohawk, N.Y., grew to manhood and went out into the wide, wide world to seek their fortune.

Less than a year ago, the mother of William J. Applegate died at a ripe old age in Mohawk, and her death notice appeared in the local paper, as well as papers in Utica, N.Y., and other places.  The oldest son of William J. Applegate, who lives in Minneapolis, saw the notice of the death of his grandmother in one of the papers and to her surprise that two of the sons, William and Henry were living in Princeton.  He could hardly believe the statement, and for a time put little credence in the story of the obituary notice, but he was not satisfied and concluded to make a visit to Princeton and verify the statement if possible.  He arrived on June 28th and begun to make inquiries, and soon found that two sons, William and Henry Applegate lived here.  He engaged A.H. Steeves to drive him to the home of William Applegate, and on the way over they met him.  Mr. Steeves called to Mr. Applegate and informed him that the man with him in the buggy was looking for him and claimed to be his son.  The father was startled at the statement as he had long given his oldest son up for dead, and could not believe that he was looking at his first-born child, but here was a case where “truth is stranger than fiction” and it did not require much comparison of family data to prove that father and son after a separation of nearly forty years were re-united, and here the curtain drops, but it is proper to say that the father and son lived over the long years that had flown and the first meeting was a long one.

The son is married and has a family.  He is a painter and paper hanger by trade.  He said that he expected when he met his father to see a gray-haired man on crutches, bent over with the infirmities of years, but he was agreeably surprised for though sixty-eight years of age Mr. Applegate does not look to be much over forty.

 

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Undated Will of Job C Applegate (Unknown)

Will of Job C Applegate (Unknown)

Jefferson County (KY) Will Book 17-363

I, Job C Applegate, of Louisville, Ky. Jefferson County, being of sound mind and memory do this day make this my last will and testament:

I will and devise to my sister Kate M Applegate of Louisville, Ky., all my property, both personal and real estate that I may have at the time of my death, to have and to use during her life, in token of her knidness [sic] and tender care of me during my illness; at her death it must pass to my neice [sic] Mattie Daviess.

I also appoint the said Kate M Applegate my executrix without bond.
Job C Applegate
Witnesed Mary Settlemayer T Harris

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1869-01-19 Will of Jesse Applegate 5F5C2

1869-01-19 Will of Jesse Applegate 5F5C2

Allegheny Co. (PA) Will Book 13:566, Item No. 315

In the Name of God Amen.

I Jesse Applegate of Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and understanding, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.

And first:  I appoint my friend Brisben Wall executore [sic] of this Instrument.

Second, I will and bequeath to my wife Susann as much Household Stuff as Shee [sic] may need, Excepting that I bequeath to my Step Daughter Elizabeth Todd, hereinafter mentioned, also one Cow and a sufficient amount of Provisions for the Support of herself and Family untill [sic] the Farm upon which she now, and may continue to reside is Sold.  I bequeath to my wife also the Sum of Three Thousand (3000.00) dollars to be paid to her as I shall hereinafter direct, and what I Bequeath to my wife I intend Shall be in lieu of her Dower in my estate.

Third, I will and Bequeath to my Step Daughter Elizabeth Todd, One Bead [sic] and Beading [sic] One Set of Can bottom Chairs, one set of Silver Table Spoons, one Cow, and also, the sum of Three Thousand (3,000) dollars, to be paid as hereinafter directed.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Eliza Moor, the Sum of Three hundred (300.00) dollars to be paid to her as hereinafter directed.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my Grandsons Lindon and Jesse Power, the sum of one hundred and fifty (150.00) dollars each to be paid as hereinafter directed.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my Grandson George W Craft, the sum of Eight-hundred (800.00) dollars, to be aid to him as hereinafter directed.

Seventh, I Direct, that my executor Shall in a reasonable time after my Decease, Sell all the residue of my Personal Property, and appropriate the proceeds of the same towards paying off my funeral expenses and other just debts, and I also empower and Direct my executor to Sell all my Real Estate, in the manner which he may think to be, to the best-posible [sic] advantage, and with the proceeds, after all my Debts and necessary expenses being paid, Distribute and pay to my wife, and all the other Legatees, before named, the several sums of Money, as they are herein respectively mentioned, or named; that is: to my wife Three Thousand dollars, to Elizabeth Todd, Three Thousand dollars, to Hannah Eliza Moor, Three hundred dollars, to Lindon and Jesse Power each, one hundred and fifty dollars, to George W. Craft, Eight hundred dollars, amounting in the aggregate, to Seven Thousand four hundred dollars.

Eigth [sic], I will and direct, that after having complied with the directions herein contained and paying the expenses of settling [sic] my estate, if there should be any overplus of money, Such overplus, Shall be by my executor equally divided between my Daughter Hannah Eliza Moor and my Grand Sons Lindon Power Jesse Power and George W. Craft, share and share alike to each.

Witness my hand and seal this nineteenth day of January AD one thousand and sixty nine Jan 19th 1869

s/ Jesse Applegate {seal}

The writing contained on this and the preceding pages was signed and sealed by the above named Jesse Applegate, and by him published and declared as and for his lat will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other.

s/ [illegible]

s/ John Wall

 

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1876-03-15 Will of Cassander (Porter) Applegate 5F5C10

1876-03-15 Will of Cassander (Porter) Applegate 5F5C10
Allegheny Co. (PA) Will Book 19:195, Item No. 116

Know all men by these presents that I Cassander Applegate, widow of Aaron H Applegate of the Borough of Elizabeth, County of Allegheny, and State of Pennsylvania, being in ill health, and of sound mind and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

And as to my worldly estate, and all property real, personal, or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of me decease, I dispose, devise, and bequeath in manner following, to wit:

First, my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall, by my executor, hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as shall by teem be found convenient.

Item – The farm containing one hundred and sixty five more or less situate in the Township of Forward, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, adjoining lands of James McClure, John Peterson, P.A. Lytle, and others, now occupied by George Lutes as tenant, together with House and lot in the Borough of Elizabeth, county and state aforesaid, said house and lot being situate on the corner of Second Street and Mulberry Alley, no occupied in part by myself as a residence and in part by James McClure tenant, said property, viz: Farm and House Lot to remain in the possession of the aforesaid tenants for one year from the first day of April AD 1876 on the conditions of the present existing agreements.

Said real Estate to be sold by my executor and the proceeds thereof, together with the proceeds of certain Mortgage executed to me by Messrs. McKnight, Porter & Co. of the City of Pittsburgh for Fifteen Hundred Dollars and interest to be disposed of as follows:

Item – I hereby authorize and instruct my executor to invest one thousand Dollars in a home for the use and benefit of the wife and children of my nephew Vean E Porter the same to be secured to the heirs of the said V.E. Porter.

Item – I devise, give and bequeath to my beloved adopted daughter, Mary F. Thompson, wife of W.E. Thompson, Five hundred Dollars.

Item – I give, devise and bequeath to my eloped nephew, William Harvey Porter, of the State of Illinois, Five Hundred Dollars.

Item – I devise, give and bequeath to my beloved niece Cassander Virginia Porter, daughter of James Porter of the state of Illinois Five hundred Dollars.

Item – I give, devise and bequeath to Aaron Lutes, Nephew of Harvey Applegate and son of Henry and Ellen Lutes of the State of Iowa, Five Hundred Dollars.

Item – I give devise and bequeath to Mary Elizabeth Lutes (married) daughter of Henry and Ellen Lutes of the State of Indiana, Five Hundred Dollars.

Item – I give, devise, and bequeath in trust to the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Borough of Elizabeth, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, Eight Hundred Dollars.  Said Eight Hundred Dollars to be placed at interest and kept at interest until the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Borough of Elizabeth shall erect a new church edifice. When the said Eight hundred Dollars with the accrued interest shall be paid to the Trustees of said church.

Item – I give, devise and bequeath the my niece Cassander Virginia Proter My Gold Watch and chain.  Also, one Sett Silver table spoons also one Sett Silver Tea spoons.

Item – I give devise and bequeath to James Harvey Yant of Washington County  Pennsylvania, One Eight Day clock.

Item – I give, devise and bequeath to my niece Cassander Virginia Porter One Feather Bed.

Item – I give, devise and bequeath to Mary F Thompson, wife of of H E Thompson and Laura Porter, wife of Vean E Porter all the residue of my household and kitchen furniture to be divided by and between them as they may deem best.

Item – I hereby authorize my executors to hand to Harvey H McClure of the Borough of Elizabeth, a certain note, which will be found among my papers signed by the said H H McClure and cling for two Hundred Dollars as I desire the same to be canceled without collection.

Item – I hereby authorized to place or have placed at my grave a Head and foot stone to correspond with the stones at the grave of my deceased husband.

All the rest and residue of my estates, real, personal, and mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at my decease, I give, devise and bequeath to be equally divided to and among the following persons:  Harvey H McClure of the Borough of Elizabeth, Allegheny County Pennsylvania,  Aaron H. Applegate of the State of Ohio and James Harvey Yant of Washington County Pennsylvania, nephews of my deceased husband Aaron Harvey Applegate.

And lastly I do nominate and appoint James McClure of the Township of Forward, County of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania to be the executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said Cassander Applegate have to this my last will and testament written on one sheet of paper, subscribed my name and affixed my seal this Fifteenth day of March A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and seventy six.

s/ Cassander Applegate {seal}

Signed, sealed, and published and declared by the said Casander Applegate as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

C.C. Stephens W.E. Thompson D.W. McRyan

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