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Samuel Swackhammer Will - Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Samuel Swackhammer Will - Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

jeff (View posts)
Posted: 27 Apr 2006 11:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miller Swackhammer Shilo Tufford
I have the actual copy if someone needs it, but here is what it looked like to me....

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I Samuel Swackhammer, of the Township Lebanon, in the County of Hunterdo in West New Jersey, being weak in body, of a sound disposing mind & memory, thanks be given to Almighty God.
First and (?)ally I recommend my Soul to God and my Body to the Earh to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as to touching all such Temporal Estate as it hath Blessed God.

(?) God to bestow on me I dispose of it in manner (?)
Item - I give & bequeath unto my eldest son Conrad Swackhammer the sum of twenty shillings proclamation money
Item - I give and bequeath unto my son John Swackhammer the sum of five shillings proclamation money
Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Caldene(?) Carns the sum of five shillings proclamation money
Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Eve Shilos the sum of five shillings proclamation money
Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Ann Luke (Leeke?) the sum of five shillings five shilling [repeated in Will] proclamation money
Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Dolley Teruberry(?) the sum of five shillings proclamation money
Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Tufford the sum of five shillings proclamation money.
Item - I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth & to her assigns forever, one third of all my moveable estate
Item - I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Caterine the two remaining thirds of my moveable estate and the profits of the farm whereon I now live during her natual life & after her decease it is my Will that my Executors sell all my lands for the best price that is to be had and the money arising from such sale of the moveables of lands it is my Will the f(?) be divided divided [repeated in will] in manner following amongst my children equally, Barbery, Elizabeth, Hellena, Bollus, Samuel, Andrew, Jacob & Daniel, and to there heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby make certain(?) constitute of appoint my son-in-law Daniel Sames(?) & brother-in-law Frederick Miller Executors of this my Last Will & Testament hereby (?) & making null and void all other former Wills by me heretofore made or expressed to be made and I do give unto my Executors full Power and absolute authority to sell all my real estate & personal estate & to make good & lawful titles & conveyances as the case may requireas if I was (?) here personally present to the puchaser or purchasers thereof and to there heirs and assigns forever in witness where I have here unto set my hand & seal this first day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty.
NB The words of Daniel being (?) interlined betwen the twenty fourth & twenty fifth line and furthermore its my will that my daughter Hellena have two cows after my decease out of my stock of cattle.
Sam Swackhammer
Signed, Sealed & Published by the Testator to be his Last Will & Testament in the presence of Joseph Snider, Charles Huldebrand, Sarah Clymer

Joseph Snider & Charles Huldebrand tow of the Witnesses to the within Will being duly sworn, did say that they saw Sanl Swackhammer the Testator herein named sign & seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and declare the above & within (?) to be his Last Will and Testament of that at the doing hereof the said Testator was of sound and disposing mind & memeroy as far as these deponents know and as they verily believe; and that Sarah Clymer the other subscribing evid(?) was present at the same time and signed her name as witness to the said Will, together withe these deponents in the presence of the said Testator sworn the 8th March 1782 before W. Furman Sw(?) Charles Huldebrand, Joseph Mider
The foregoing Will being proved probate was granted by his Excellancy William Livingston Esq. unto Daniel Simm(?) & Frederick Miller executor to the within Will named having first sworn well & truly to perform the same Eshibet(?) a true inventory & render a just & true account when thereto lawfully required. Given under the Surrogate Seal the day & year afore. Bowes Read (?)
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jeff 27 Apr 2006 5:20PM GMT 
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Jeff 28 Apr 2006 10:18AM GMT 
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Jeff 1 May 2006 10:00AM GMT 
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