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Will of Mary Perchment

Daughter of Peter Perchment and Mary Elizabeth Powel
Born 17 Feb 1798 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Married Hugh Forsythe 6 Jun 1825


Last will and testament of Mary Perchment, deceased.

In the name of God, Amen, I Mary Perchment of Wilkins Township Allegheny County Pennsylvania, widow of Peter Perchment deceased formerly of the same place, being weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz.:

First, it is my will and I do order and direct that after my decease my body be interred in a becoming Christian like manner and that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon an conveniently can be done out of the money which I have on hand and which I intend to reserve for that purpose, or if I should expend the same before my decease, then out the first money that shall come to the hands of executors out of real and personal estate. I term, I order and direct that my farm of land on the water of Turtle Creek in the same township of Wilkins be sold by my executors at public or private sale according to their discretion as soon as can advantageously be done and I do hereby authorized and empower them or the survivor of them to sell the said farm or a foresaid and make a title to the purchaser either for ready money or partly for ready money and partly on times as may seem to the them in the interest of my heirs, and the proceeds of the said farm of land I do order and direct to be distributed as follows viz:

To the surviving children of my deceased daughter Agness Sprague I give and four hundred dollars to be divided among them in equal shares. To Martha Kain four hundred dollars. To John Perchment fifty dollars. To Mary Forsythe four hundred dollars. To Elizabeth Deitrick four hundred dollars. To Julia Ann Amberson four hundred dollars. To Ann McWilliams four hundred dollars. To Hannah Grant four hundred dollars. To Emily Delany four hundred dollars. To Peter Perchment and to the surviving children of my deceased daughter Sarah Thompson four hundred dollars. To the surviving children of Margaret Price another deceased daughter four hundred dollars and to my grandson William Perchment two hundred dollars and moreover I give and devise to my daughter Emily Delany all my personal chattels and moneys on hand, after payment of debts, funeral expenses items. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give and dense in equal shares unto Elizabeth Dietrick, Martha Kain, Emily Delany and Mary Forsythe afore named, provided never the less that the two lots which Wm. Delany purchased of James Kelly in the village of Wilkenburg and which said Delany has this day assigned to me with the building and appertances first to be paid for to said Kelly in full out of the said rest residue and remainder of my estate before the equal distribution afore said shall be made to Elizabeth Deitrick, Martha Kain, Emily Delany and Mary Forsysthe and I dense and give said two lots and appertances to my daughter Emily Delany aforesaid in addition to all other dences to her and lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty friends Thomas Hanson and Thomas Aiken both of Peebles Township in the said county the executors of this my last will and testament.

In ent...(?) whereof I have hereto sat my hand and seal at Wilkins Township aforesaid the 8th day March A.D. 1850

                                                                                                            Mary Perchment

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as her last will and testament in presence of us what her request and in the presence of each other have here to subscribed our names as witness the words and idence and give the said two lots and appurtenances to my daughter Emily Delany aforesaid in addition to her first mentioned before signing

                                                                                                            Wm. G Hawkins

                                                                                                            John Homer

                                                                                               Recorded October 27 1852