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Will of Will Wadkins of Deerfield 1885
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This is a transcription of the "Will of WIlliam Wadkins (Watkins)" of Deerfield Township, Tioga County, PA by Sheri Graves
I William Wadkins of Deerfield Township Tioga County State of Pennsylvania being of sound mind memory & understanding do make this my last Will and Testament and publish for the same at the same time revoking all former Wills heretofore made by me.

First I direct that my Body be Decently Buried according to my estate and as to such other estate as I may be possessed I dispose of the same as follows as follows first that my just debts be Paid and funeral Expenses.

Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Herbert Newal Wadkins all my Real Estate and Personal Property of Which I may be possessed at my decease

Thirdly that my wife Orany Wadkins shall have a suficent support for her lifetime and be decently Buried after my decease out of my estate.

Fourthly I direct my son Herbert Newal Wadkins in one year after my decease shall pay to William Merell Wadkins one hundred and fifty dollars and I hereby apoint my son Herbert Newel Wadkins my Executor and Administrator of this my last Will and testament.

Signed sealed and made this twelvth day of August 1885

William X (his mark) Wadkins

Signed sealed and Published and declared by the paid William Wadkins as his and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witness thereunto in the presence of the said testator and of each other at his request.

I hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true and full copy of a will made by William Wadkins the 12th day of Aug 1885 as appears and remaining of record in my office –

Witness my hand and seal this 2 T day of February 1888.

Homer Ripley


August 12th 1885

Giles Roberts

A R Dodge, Witness

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