Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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NOTE FROM JMT - Thomas E. Ashley was born 1856 in Sullivan Township, son
of Eleazar Ashley and Damaris Kennedy. He is ID 7883 in Joyce's Sullivan-Rutland
This is a transcription of the "Will of
Thomas E. Ashley of Delmar, Tioga County, PA by Ken Chapman
Tioga Co. Court House, Wellsboro, Tioga Co. Pa.,
Last Will and Testament of : Thomas E. Ashley
Executrix: Hattie E. Ashley,
Registers Office, November 9, 1917, This day was
presented the petition of Hattie E. Ashley, of Delmar township representing:
That she is the executrix named in the last Will and Testament of Thomas
E. Ashley eho departed this life at his residence in Delmar Township September
20, 1917, at 2:20 A.M. That the value of the personal property of the estate
is $ 500.00 and the value of the real estate is $ 3000. And consists of
farm property in Delmar township. The petitioner therefore prayed that
said will be proved and Letters Testamentary granted to her, said Will
being as follows.
Will July 8, 1915.
Be it Remembered, that I Thomas E. Ashley of Delmar Township Tioga
County Pa. being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding
and considering the uncertainty of life, do make. Publish and declare this
to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is
I hereby direct that upon my death, such real estate and personal property
that I may be possessed of at the time of my death shall remain intact
and undivided and in full charge, control, and possession of my wife Hattie
E. Ashley during her life time unless she shall otherwise decide an adjustment
or division of the same advisable during her life time: and in that went
conditions to that end shall be concurred in by my two sons Leonard and
Isaac Ashley. I finally direct that at the demise of my wife Hattie E.
Ashley, such portions of my estate as she may be possessed of shall be
divided equally between my two sons Leonard and Isaac Ashley or their heirs
And lastly I do make, constitute and appoint my said wife, Hattie E.
Ashley to be the Executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking
all former wills and testaments made by me.
Subscribed by me on this 8 day of July in the year 1915. THOMAS E.
Witnesses: Wm. Ludington, Harry Jones.