Zachariah Albaugh II

Will of Zachariah Albaugh (II)
Susannah Albaugh, Zachariah Albaugh, Executors
Liber GM #1, Folio 258, August 19, 1782
FHC Film #14019

In the name of God Amen: I Zachariah Albaugh Sr of Frederick County in the State of Maryland, farmer, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, thanks to God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life and that is duly incumbent on me to settle my temporal affairs whilst providence permits me to enjoy the power to perform it with propriety - do for that purpose make and ordain the following my last Will and Testament in the manner & form to wit: Imprimis it is my will and desire that my just debts and the expense of my burial be first paid out of my estate by my Executor hereafter mentioned named.

ITEM - I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Susannah Albaugh the feather bed on which she lays and the furniture thereto belonging and two cows which she shall chose out of my stock of cattle.

ITEM - I give and bequeath unto my said wife and my son Zachariah my land and plantation whereon I now live for and during the time of nine years after my decease for them to live on & work for the maintenance of themselves and my children while unable to maintain themselves. And after the expiration of the said nine years, it is my will and I do direct that my said land and plantation containing one hundred and twenty five acres more or less to be sold by my Executor to the best advantage at public sale and the money arising therefrom I give and bequeath to be equally divided amongst my said wife Susannah Albaugh and all my children share and share alike. And if any of my children should die before they arrive at age or without lawful heir that then the survivors shall inherit equally the part or portion of such child or children who may die as aforesaid..

ITEM - It is my will that the grain which is on my plantation and the wool now in the house as well as the meat to be killed this fall be used by my executor for the support and benefit of themselves and my children.

ITEM - I give and bequeath to my son David Albaugh five pounds current money to be paid out of my estate by my executors.

ITEM - I give and bequeath all the rest & residue of my estate be it of what nature or kind soever, unto my said wife and my children be equally divided share and share alike. And in case of the death of any of them before they come of age, or hath legal issue their parts to go as the money from the sale of the land is directed in that case. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my dear wife Susannah Albaugh and my son Zachariah Albaugh Executors of this my Will of guardian and Trustee to my children until they shall arrive at age respectively - hereby revoking all former wills by me made if any such I have made. Ratifying and confirming this only to be my Last Will and Testament,. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 4th day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.

                                                                       ZACHARIAH      ALBAUGH                                                                                           mark

Signed, sealed and acknowledged and declared by the Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who witness the same in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other: Will'm Albaugh, David Plain and Henry Ellen            Frederick Co Aug 19, 1782
         Then came Susannah Albaugh and Zachariah Albaugh and solemnly affirmed that the aforegoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of Zachariah Albaugh late of Frederick Co and that hath come to their hands and possession and that they doth not know of any other

                                                                             George Murdock   Regr

Frederick co MD Aug 19, 1782
         Then came William Albaugh, David Plain and Henry Ellen the three subscribing witness to the within last Will and Testament of Zachariah Albaugh late of Frederick Co deceased and severally affirmed and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named, sign & seal this will and 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 sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that they respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.

                                                                             George Murdock   Reg