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The David Fanning Will

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Will and Testament, Book 16, Page 40, #7940

Bradford County, Pennsylvania

I DAVID FANNING, of Springfield, Bradford County and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void, all former wills by one at any time heretofore made.

I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows, that is to say: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Antis B. FANNING all my household goods and furniture to have and to hold the same and dispose of at her pleasure.

I also give, devise and bequeath to her my said wife my messuage and lot of land on which the dwelling house is situated containing about fifty two acres, being lot number eleven, known as the old homestead with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the same for and during her natural life.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Roena Melvina SMITH one hundred dollars being in addition to two hundred already paid her.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Armand LEONARD, the sum of two hundred dollars being in addition to one hundred dollars previously paid to her.

I give and bequeath to my oldest son Ira S. FANNING, who has heretofore received his full share, ten dollars.

I give and bequeath to my youngest son Adelbert C. FANNING, one thousand dollars and the necessary expenses of board, clothing tuition etc. while attending school at Mansfield, Pa.

The above named sums to be paid to them respectively in one year after my decease unless paid before that time.

Whatever other property I may have at the time of my decease whether real, personal or mixed, I give, devise and bequeath to my son David M. FANNING, together with the reversion, or remainder of the property devised my wife Antis B. FANNING for and during her natural life, after her death.

Lastly, I appoint my son David M. FANNING to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have signed, and sealed and published and declared it is instrument as my will at Troy, Pennsylvania, May 24th A.D. 1870.

David Fanning. (seal).

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named David FANNING as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and of each other.

E. S. Jewell.

E. D. Lewis.

Proof of the death of David FANNING on the 15th day of March A. D. 1903 made.

Interrogatories filed to proved the signature E. D. Lewis directed to Roy Spalding, Perry, Michigan and commission issued, upon the taking and filing of which commission and interrogatories thereto attached with answers to same, the will was admitted to probate June 21, 1906.

Chas. P. Dewey, Register.

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