John SOWERS, dec'd, of Manor Hundred (will 31 Dec 1784; 19 Feb 1785) widow - Sophia (now w/o ______ NEIMAN) and 6 children, - John SOWER - York Co, PA - Catherine SOWER, now w/o Jacob EPPERLY - Montgomery Co, VA - Jacob SOWER - Margaret SOWER, now w/o Philip COPPEL - Rowan Co, NC - Juliana SOWER - Philip SOWER Executors were the widow and Allen FARQUHAR. Witnesses: Frederick LOWER, Michael OVELMAN?, and Nicholas COPBLE. Land - "Come by Chance", 149 acres. Estate went through Chancery Court because the will didn’t elect anyone to handle the sale of the property which was to take place upon his youngest son reaching the age of 15. Allen QUYNN was named trustee but died about 17 Mar 1799, insolvent; later Joshua DeLAPLANE was named trustee. Son John sold his land rights to Hugh HAGAN on 30 Apr 1796 and remaining interest rights to Isaac MANTZ and Charles SCHELL on 27 Mar 1802. The Epperly’s assigned their rights to George FOX on 14 Dec 1801, who then transferred them to Isaac MANTZ and Charles SCHELL on 20 Jan 1802, verified by Abraham CRAPSTER. Sophia NEIMAN sold her dower rights to Isaac MANTZ and Charles SCHELL for 37 pounds 10 shillings cm of Pennsylvania on 18 May 1802. On 4 Apr 1796, sale made to John DEAL for 560 pounds 6 shillings, with bond held by Christian SAILOR and Abram HARDMAN. On 13 Dec 1815, distribution made as follows: Sophia, 1/3 or $376.35; each 1/6 share was $125.45.
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