~Will of Jacob Epperly~
WIll OF JACOB EPPERLY
Liber RB #1, Folder 177-178; Frederick County, Maryland. (Names are in bold type for your reading ease.)
In the name of God Amen -- I Jacob Epperly of Frederick county in the State of Maryland carpenter being fick and weak in body, but of sound 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 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 to the hands of Almighty god and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at Direction of my Executor hereinafter named and after my Debts and funeral charges are paid. I Desire and bequeath as follows--
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Epperly the whole of my Real and the one half of my Personal Estate to him his heirs and afsigns forever -- On the following condition that is to say my son John Epperly is to pay Immediately after my decease unto my daughter Christena the Sum of twenty five pounds Current money one year after my Decease unto my son George the Sum of fifteen pounds current money two years after my Decease unto my son Jacob the Sum of fifteen pounds current money Three years after my Decease unto my son Christian the Sum of fifteen pounds current money Four years after my Decease unto my Daughter Elizabeth Sours the sum of fifteen pounds current money - Five years after my Decease unto my Daughter Catherine Funderburgh the Sum of fifteen Pounds current money to them their heirs and afsigns for ever__ Item r give and bequeath to my beforenamed Daughter Christena my fled and the residue of my Personal Estate to her and her heirs or Afsigns forever
And Lastly I constitute and ordain and appoint my well beloved son John Epperly my whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills before this made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament In witnefs whereof I Jacob Epperly have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ten-- Marked and Sealed by Jacob Epperly.
Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the said Jacob Epperly to be his last will and Testament in the person of us the Subscriber. Signed by David Funderburgh, Mathias Fogle and George Fox.
Frederick county to wit on the 7th day of May 1811 then came John Epperly and made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty god that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the true whole will and Testament of Jacob Epperly late of Frederick county Deceased that hath come to his hands and pofsefsion and that he Doth not know of any other. Signed by nich. Butler Reg
Frederick county to wit on the 7th day of May 1811 then came David Funderburgh and Solemnly & Sincerely Affirmed and Declared at the Same time came Mathias Fogle and George Fox and made Oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal his will that they heard him Publish Pronounce and Declare the same to be his last will and testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of a sound and Disposing mind memory and understanding that they respectively subscribed their names as witnefaes to this will in the Presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the Presence of each Other__ Signed by Rich. Butler Reg.
Contributed by Chuck Jennings