Abstract of will taken from the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Historical Society files.
Copied from a typewritten copy
Will of William Gigar of Middle Paxton Township dated 20 September 1824:
(probated December 5, 1824)
Loving wife Elizabeth the house and lot where I live which is to be weather-boarded and plastered, the chimney is to be finished and the lot is to be fenced with a rail fence and a stable, a cellar and kitchen to be built on the lot for the use of my wife and she shall have my household and kitchen furniture, my sorrel mare, two cows, two sheep to be cared for, stabled and fed and she is to have firewood, one hog and one hundred pounds of beef yearly , one barrel of cider, six bushels of winter apples, eight bushels of wheat, five bushels of rye, four bushels of buckwheat, three bushels of corn, nine bushels of oats and twenty dollars in cash yearly; the copper kettle.
two sons William and Christian the plantations on which they now live and what they have received to be their full share;
daughter Elizabeth intermarried with John Fertig two dollars and with what she has already received to be her full share;
daughter Nancy intermarried with George Hochlander two dollars together with what she has already received to be her full share;
to my grandchildren, children of my daughter Barbara, the proceeds of my Powell Creek land when sold and that together with what she got in her lifetime to be her share;
sons Jacob and John Gigar my river plantation there they live equally divided and they are to provide the articles for the support of my widow;
son William and Innis Green Executors
Witnesses: Jacob Bogner and Thomas Jones