Joseph Barnard, born 15 Feb 1811
Transcription of the last will and testament of Joseph Barnard dated May 14, 1864, registered June 13, 1864.
Will of Joseph Barnard
Johne F. Morris, Register
In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Barnard of the township of Waine (sic)
County of Crawford, and State of Pennsylvania being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind, memory, and understanding, (praised be God for it) considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the end I may be better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and declare this may last will and testament in manner following, (that is to say:) first and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God my creator, and as to my personal property I will that just debts as shall by me owing atg my death together with my funeral expenses and all charges touching the proving of this my will shall in the first place be fully paid out of my personal property, Then my will is that my wife Sarah shall have ;her full support and maintenance out of my property for and during her natural life, my will is ;that if Marthy Hannah my youngest daughter shall stay and take care of Sarah her mother during her mothers life, that at her mothers death I will that above named shall have all my personal property whatsoever it may be household furniture and all my property excepting real estate consisting in landed property, Then my will is that after my wife Sarah death, that my landed property shall be indifferently divided into three equal parts one equal third part whereof I give and bequeath to my son Joseph D. and his heirs, one other equal third part whereof I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary and the other equal third part whereof I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Marthy, and furthermore I do lastly nominate constitute and appoint Joel Oakes of the township of Waine (sic) and Lorenzo Johnston of the township of Woodcock both of Crawford County executors of this my will hereby revoking any and all former and other wills by me at any time 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, the Fourteenth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty-Four.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
V. G. Birchard
Crawford County so
On this 13th day of June, 1864, personally came before me the Register for Probate of wills in and for the said county, Joel Oakes, V. G. Birchard, two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Joseph Barnard, late of Wayne Township in the county aforesaid, deceased, and being duly sworn depose and say that they were present at the execution of the said instrument, and saw it signed by the said testator, and heard it declared by him as and for his last will and testament, and by his request, and in his presence signed the same as witnesses thereto, at which time the said testator was of sound mind, memory and understanding.
Sworn and subscribe before me the date Joel Oakes
above written V. G. Birchard
John F. Morris, Register