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Last  Will & Testament John Ryan, Decíd. James Ryan & John W. Ryan, Executor      No. 433
  Registerís Office, July 29th 1859
  In the name of God, Amen.  I John Ryan of    Lawrenceville, Tioga County, State of  Pennsylvania, being weak in body but of sound      mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my last will an testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at anytime heretofore made.  And first, I direct that my body to be decently intered in the burying ground at Elkland Village, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my estate and situation in life, and as to such estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with.  I dispense of the same as follows:  First - I direct that all of my just debt and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as popible of the first money that shall come into the hands of my Executors from any position of my estate, seal, and personal and mixed.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my dear Susannah for and during her natural life the one half of  my plantation at Lawrenceville, together with my dwelling house, the barns and lot east of the public road, to be taken from the north side of said plantation; and I also give unto my wife Susannah the furniture in my mansion house, one team of horses and harnep, three cows, all my hogs, poultry, wagons, and all the necepary farm tools and implements to carry on the plantation, all of which I do hereby declare to be in lieu of and in stead of her doiver at common law, and after her death I do give and bequeath unto my son Wallace and to his wife forever all the said property, seal and personal herein to my said wife for life.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Ryan the sum of five hundred dollars to be retained out of his debtednep to me.
 Item - I give and bequeath to my son George L. Ryan the sum of five hundred dollars to be retained out of his debtednep to me.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Ryan wife of my son Harris T. Ryan for and during her natural life one half of my plantation at Lawrenceville, to be taken the south side  thereof, and after her death it is my will that the same shall go to the children of my son Harris T.  and their heirs forever share and share alike.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto the children of my son Charles Ryan and to their heirs forever the undivided third of my old farm at Elkland Village, to be taken from the eastern side thereof, they paying unto my son Robert T. Ryan the sum of one thousand dollars, within two years after my decease which said sum of one thousand dollars  is hereby made charge upon the lands hereby given to the children of  my son Charles Ryan.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my son James Ryan and to his heirs forever, the  undivided third part of my old farm at Elkland Village, to be taken from the Wester side thereof.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my son John W. Ryan and to his heirs forever the undivided  third part of my old farm at Elkland Village to be taken immediately  west of and adjoining to the portion hereby given to the children of my son Charles Ryan.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter  Harriet Barker the sum of eight hundred dollars.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Emily Benedict the sum of one thousand dollars.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Taylor the sum of one thousand dollars.
 Item - I also give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Ryan wife of my son Harris T. Ryan for and during her natural life, the house and lot in Lawrenceville where Harris T. Ryan now lives, after his death I give the same to the children of my son Harris T. Ryan and their heirs forever, share and share alike.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Harris T. Ryan the sum of one thousand dollars, deducting the amount he may be owing me at my decease.  I do hereby order and direct, authorize and empower my Executors hereinafter named, or such and so many of them shall take letters testamentary and the survivirs and survivir of them whenever and as soon as they in their discrestion shall think proper to bargain and sell, convey and absolutely sipose of my farm in Elkland township, situate in the south side of the Cowanesque river nearly opposite the Ransom Eglestons unto any person or persons and for such piece or pieces  as can be reasonably had or gotten for the same either at public of private sale or sales, and to sign, seal, execute, acknowledge and deliver in due form of law all and every such deed or deeds, conveyances and apurances in the law whatsoever as shall be necepary fir granting, conveying and apuring the same or any part or parcel thereof untio the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and his or their heirs and apigns forever discharged, freed cleared of all or any trust or limitation and without liability on the (pav?) of the purchaser or purchasers, his, her, or their heirs, as to the application, non-application or misapplication of the purchase money or any part thereof, and to apply the money proceeding from the said sale or sales, and other moneys belonging to my estate from whatever source to the payment of the several legacies aforesaid and the payment and discharge of  my just debts.
 And as touching all the rest and residue of my estate, seal, personal or mixed of what kind or nature whatsoever the same may be in the County of Tioga or elsewhere I give and desire the same unto my eleven children and to their heirs and apigns forever, to be equally divided among them.
 And lastly - I nominate, constitute and appoint my sons James and John W. Ryan to be my Executos of this my last will and testament.  In witep whereof, I John Ryan the testator set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty six.
          John Ryon
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the aboved named John Ryan as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnepes thereto in the presence of the said testator and at his request.
         A.H. Reynolds
         Thos. B. Barker
(Codicil)  I, John Ryan of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, State of Pennsylvania, do hereby  make and publish this Codicil to be added to my last will and testament, bearing date eighteenth of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six in a manner following to wit.
 Item - I do revoke the devise in my last will contained (?) Elizabeth Ryan wife of my son Harris T. Ryon, during her natural life, and after her death to the children of the said Harris T. Ryan and their heirs, of the house and lot in Lawrenceville where Harris T. Ryan now resides; having sold to John  (?) the house and lot mentioned in the devise aforesaid (?) undivided half of my plantation at Lawrenceville, of which the devise first aforesaid is a part.  I do not wish the said mentioned devises to pap under the directions of my last will and testament, but in all other respects save the last two items ir in this my Codicil mentioned and revoked.  I do hereby  and confirm my last will and testament.  In witnep I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight.
          John Ryon
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Ryan as and for a Codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of us have at his request subscribed our names as witepes therein.
         H. Parkhurst
         A. H. Reynolds
 (Codicil) - I John Ryon of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, State of Pennsylvania, do hereby make and publish this Codicil to be added to my last will and testament bearing  (?) the eighteenth day of August, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty six in a manner following, to wit:
 Item - I do revoke the devise in my said will containing eight hundred dollars to my daughter Harriet Barker.
 Item - I do revoke the devise in my said will containing one thousand dollars to my daughter Emily Benedict.
 Item  - I do revoke the devise in my said will containing one thousand dollars to my daughter Sally Taylor.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Harriet Barker the sum of five hundred dollars in lieu of the said sum of eight hundred dollars.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Emily Benedict the sum of five hundred dollars in lieu of the said sum of one thousand dollars.
 Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Taylor the sum of five hundred dollars in lieu of the said sum of one thousand dollars.  And do satisfy and confirm my said will in all other respects, except so far  as the same has been modified by my Codicil bearing the date the 2nd day of June, A.D. 1858.
 In witnep whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and fifty nine.   John Ryon (seal)
 Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Ryan as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have at his request subscribed our names as witnepes thereto.             K. Parkhurst
         A. H. Reynolds
Tioga County, p.
 This day before me, W. D. Bailey, Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for the County aforesaid, personally came A. H. Reynolds and Thos. B. Barker, subscribing  witnepes to the within will, and K. Parkhurst and A. H. Reynolds, subscribing witnepes to the within two Codicils, who, being duly sworn according to law, do say that they were present and  saw and heard John Ryan the testator sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the within instruments of writing as and for his last will and testament and codicils, and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
         A. H. Reynolds
         Thos. B. Barker
         K. Parkhurst.
Sworn and subscribed before me
 July 29, 1859. W. D. Bailey, Regr
  And now to wit, July 29, 1859, Letters of Administration with a copy of the Will annexed, were issued to James Ryan & John W. Ryon, Executors named in the foregoing will __ they having taken the oath prescibed by law.     W. D. Bailey, Regr
 
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