In the name of God, Amen, I, Richard Jacobs of Allegany County and State of Maryland, being weak in body, but of sound, disposing mind, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit,
First, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, and after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows,
2: I give and bequeath to Zedekial S. Perry my Bay mare, saddle and bridle and martingale.~
3: I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah the residue of my personal property of every description.
4: I give and bequeath to my infant son Martin Richard all my real Estate situate in Allegany County and State of Maryland or elsewhere, it is my will and desire that if my son Martin should die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years, then my real Estate is to be divided, the one half to my wife and the other half to my two daughters Sarah Davidson and Mary Ann Hern. ~
And lastly I do hereby constitute my friend James Prather sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made ratifying and confirming this & none other to be my last will & testament. ~ In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty four.
Richard Jacobs (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the within named testator Richard Jacobs, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto. ~
Saml. P. Smith
Nathan W. Tracy
Sworn on the 9th day of March 1824 by James Prather
Proven on the 9th day of March 1824 by Samuel P. Smith & Nathan W. Tracy
Test: Charles Heck, Register
Posted September 19, 2013
In the name of God Amen,
I Mary Jankey, of the town of Deer Park, Garrett County, Maryland, married woman, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last Will and testament, in manner and form following, That is to say:
First and principally, I commit my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter named after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows,
Item, I direct that my Executor hereinafter named, shall as soon as convenient to him after my decease, sell all the Real and Personal property of which I may die seized and possessed upon such notice and at such time or times, either at public or private sale, and upon such terms as he may deem proper,
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter, Elizabeth Thrasher, Wife of William W. Thrasher, the sum of One dollar to be paid her by my Executor within six months after my decease, and it is my Will and desire that she shall have no part of my estate or property, except this legacy.
Item. I direct and request that my husband John Jankey, shall not have any of my estate or property, or use of any part of the same.
Item. I direct that my Executor hereinafter named shall, within the period of one year from the probate of this Will, pay to my son, Charles Jankey, the sum of three hundred dollars.
Item. I direct that after payment of the above specific legacies, my Executor shall divide the residue of my estate both real and pesonal equally between my heirs except the said Elizabeth Thrasher and my husband, John Jankey, who shall be excluded.
Item. And lastly I do constitute and appoint my son John W. Jankey, to be the Executor of this my last Will and testament, revoking and annulling all former Wills by me hertofore[sic] made, ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal this 20th day of August in the year 1890.
Witness J. B. Bantz Mary (her X mark) Jankey (seal)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Mary Jankey as and for her last Will and testament in our presence who at her request in her presence, and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hands and as witnesses thereto,
State of Maryland
Garrett County, to-wit:
on this 1st day of September 1890 came John W. Jankey, and made oath in due form of law, that he does not know of any Will or Codicil of Mary Jankey, late of Garrett County, deceased, other that the above instrument of writing and that he received the same from Mary Jankey on or about the 20th day of Aug. 1890
Test: J. W. White, Register
State of Maryland,
Garrett County, to-wit:
on this 1st day of September 1890 came J. B. Bantz, George Thayer, and James Gleeson, the three subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and testament of Mary Jankey, late of Garrett County, deceased, and made oath in due form of law, that they did see the testatrix sign and seal this Will; that they heard her publish, pronounce and declare the same to be her last Will and testament; that at the time of her so doing she was, to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding; and that they together subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in her presence at her request, and in the presence of each other.
Test: J. W. White, Register
Posted March 2, 2013
JENKINS, Joseph Thomas
I, Joseph Thomes Jenkins, of Mount Savage, County of Allegany and State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, Do Hereby Make, Publish and Declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, and do hereby revoke and annul all other Wills and Codicils thereto, by me hithertofore made.
First. I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay my funeral expenses, and all other just debts as soon after my death, as may be found practicable.
Second. I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Gertha Virginia Jenkins, should she survive me, all property of whatsoever kind, both real and personal, wheresoever found, which may belong to me at the time of my death, to have and enjoy the same in her own right absolutely during the remainder of her natural life, and at her death, the residue of my estate should any remain-----
Third. -----I give and bequeath to my son, James William Jenkins in his own right absolutely.
Fourth. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Lawrence Fannon, as executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this First day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty six.
Joseph Thomas Jenkins (his X mark) (L.S.)
Signed and sealed by the Testator in our presence, and published and declared by him to us, to be his last Will and Testament, whereupon we, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this First day of February one thousand nine hundred and twenty six.
J. W. Torkington Mt. Savage
D. H. Arnold Mt. Savage
Ruth C. Arnold Mt. Savage
Estate of Joseph Thomas Jenkins, deceased.
Date of Death Aug. 3, 1931.
Lawrence Fannon Exct.
Address Mt. Savage, Md.
1st Natl Bank
Bond, $ (checked)
List of Debts (checked)
Notice to creditors (checked)
Remarks: Sworn to as to custody by Excr. Sept 2nd 1931 - Found in 1st Natl Bank of Mt. Savage after death. Will read to relatives and notified of probate. ----9/8/31
Rev. Torkington 9/8.31
C. H. Arnold 9/8/31
No acct to settle. No P.P.
Admitted to Probate 9/8/31
This Will was on the 8th day of September 1931, filed and sworn to as to custody by Lawrence Fannon, the Executor named therein who made oath in due form of lwa[sic] that after the death of the said testator he found the said Will among the private effects of the said testator in the First National Bank of Mt. Savage, Maryland. And on the said 8th day of September 1931, the said Executor made oath that all of the near relatives of the said testator heard the said Will read to them and were advised that the same would be offered for probate in the Orphans' Court. And on the said 8th day of September 1931, it was proven by J. W. Torkington and D., H. Arnold, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto. And it was exhibited for probate and recorded and no objections to the same having been filed nor any caveat entered, the said Will was by the Orphans' Court on this 8th day of September 1931, admitted to probate and record.
Test. Hervey W. Shuck.
Register of Wills.
Recorded Liber P, Folio 447 &c.
(Courtesy of Barry Thoerig/transcribed by Genie)
Posted August 31, 2013
In the name of God Amen, I Sarah Jenkins of Mount Savage in Allegany County in the State of Maryland being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding. But being sick in body and mindful of the uncertainty of life do hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking and annulling all others.
Item First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God relying upon his mercy
Item Second I hereby devise and bequeath to my son Thomas Jenkins the red cow; to my son James Jenkins one dollar, to my son John William Keller one dollar, and to my daughter Harriet Finzel one dollar.
Item Third All the rest residue and balance of my estate both real personal and mixed I hereby devise give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Margaret A. Heis wife of Adam He is absolutely subject nevertheless to the following charge and condition. That my said daughter Margaret A. Heis shall during the life time of my husband Joseph Jenkins provide said Joseph Jenkins with a home and take care of him during his natural life. And my said daughter Margaret A. Heis shall also provide a home for my son Samuel B. Jenkins as long as he shall remain single but he shall pay for his board at all times. My desire being that my said son Samuel B. Jenkins stay with my daughter Margaret A. Heis and pay his board until he shall be married and it being also my desire that my husband Joseph Jenkins shall pay his board as long as he is able.
Test. R. Gordon
/s/ Sarah X Jenkins
Signed published and declared by Sarah Jenkins as for and to be her last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned witnesses this 31st day of May 1887 who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have set our names as witnesses hereto and we saw her make her mark to the above writing and acknowledge it to be her act.
/s/ Taliesin Davis
/s/ George Brailer
/s/ Wm W. Crow
And we further certify that we examined Sarah Jenkins privately and apart from her husband and out of the presence and hearing of her husband and she stated that she made the above will purely and voluntarily, and that she made the same without being induced thereto by fear or threats of ill usage by her said husband and that she does it willingly and freely.
/s/ Taliesin Davis
/s/ George Brailer
I hereby consent to the above will by my wife.
Test. Wm W. Crow
/s/ Joseph (his X mark) Jenkins
Sworn & Proven 22 June 1887
Admitted to Probate & Recorded 24 June 1887
Test: Jno Rhind, Register
(Courtesy of Barry Thoerig)
Posted June 18, 2013