HALE, Isaac - I19786
Susquehanna County Testament and last Will
I, Isaac Hale being in a feeble State of health Let through the blessing of a land providence of Isaac Hale, deceased ⎬ Sound mind & memory, do make & publish this my last Will & testament, in the first place of direct & request that all my just debts & funeral charges be punctually paid after my decease, And Secondly I give & bequeath to my esteemed friend & wife of my Youth. Elizabeth Hale, all my personal property of every description, to be disposed of as she may think proper all the furniture & about the house, including all the beds, clothing all pots Kettles & in fact every articles of household utensils & I desire that all may be delivered to her without making any inventory thereof to do with as she may see fit & proper - & thirdly I give and bequeath to my dear son Alva Hale the farm on which I now live - Containing ninety seven acres of land be the same more or less, together with all the buildings & improvements thereon made, & all farming tools belonging to me in consideration of which he is bound to maintain his Mother the said Elizabeth Hale in a kind comfortable & proper manner during her life, find her meat drink, Washing & lodging suitable & convenient for a person who prickly deseries and treatment from her children and also after my decease, to pay, to each of his brothers Jesse Hale, David Hale, Ward Hale & Reuben Hale twenty five dollars a piece, I have put these sums I think within the power of my said Son to pay with a been, that the place on which I have so long tated may be Kept as a part of home for any of my dear children who may be unfortunate deed a helping and at their fathers old residence, having confidence that my said son Alva will be disposed to do right in all such cases & I enjoin it on my said son Alva Should he be able after paying his brothers as stated above & it will endanger his prechold, to pay his Sisters such sums as would be right & proper, I further desire my body buried on my own land back of the Garden near the line betwixt.
me and Joseph M. Kane Jr, done in my house in the Township of Harmony & before I close having the utmost confidence in the integrity of my said son Alva that he will observe to do strictly according to these my desires, I nominate and appoint him as my Executor, to carry this my last will into full effect. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribe my hand Dec 23d 1835.
Signed & declared by said Isaac Hale to be his last will who desired as witnesses to Isaac Sale subscribe our names Levi Lewis, Chester Perkins - Charles Simon ⎫ Susquehanna County. S. this 27th day of January A.D. 1839, before me Charles Avery, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for the County of Susquehanna, personally came Levi Lewis and Charles Simon two of the Subscribing witnesses to the within Will and being duly sworn accordingly.