Last Will and Testament of Enoch Ferguson Decd.

In the name of the Kind and Benevolent Father of all mankind, I Enoch Ferguson, having all my rational faculties, knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death & being desirous of having my effects properly adjusted so that there may be no trouble concerning the same after my death, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament.

Item 1st, I desire and direct that all my just and legal debts be paid first out of my estate.

Item 2nd, I consign my soul to my Heavenly Father who has take care of me all the days of my life, and my body to the grave.

Item 3rd, After the payment of all my debts I give and devise to the children of Isaac Ferguson my deceased brother Five Dollars.

Item 4th, I give and devise to the children of Mary La Fever, my deceased sister, Five Dollars.

Item 5th, I give and devise the remainder of my estate, equally and share and share alike, to my brothers Samuel, James, William, and Daniel Ferguson, and to my sister Rebecca Stewart.

Item 6th, I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother James Ferguson, of Richland County, Ohio, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise, adjust, release and discharge in such a manner as he may deem proper, the debts demands and claims due me, and owing by me, and to distribute said estate according to this my last will and testament.

Item 7th.  I desire that my said executor be not required to give bond.

Item 8th.  I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 12th day of January A.D. 1889.

    Enoch Ferguson (Seal) [signature]

Signed and acknowledged by said Enoch Ferguson, as his last will and testament in our presence, and signed by us in his presence.

    Elizabeth Aitkew [signature]

    Cathern Aitkew [signature]


State of Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Be it known, That on the Twenty fifth day of December A.D. 1891, before me, Samuel P. Couner, Register of Wills, in and for the County aforesaid, came Elizabeth Aitkew and Cathern Aitkew the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Enoch Ferguson deceased and on their solemn oath did depose and say that they were present and did se and hear Enoch Ferguson the testator herein named sign, seal, publish and at the time of doing so he was of sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief and at his request and in his presence the subscribed their names as witnesses thereunto.

Sworn and subscribed before me the above date

    Samuel P. Couner, Regr

    Elizabeth Aitkew [signature]

    Cathern Aitkew [signature]


Now, December 28th A.D. 1891, the testimony of the above named witnesses being sufficient, I do hereby adure[?] the forgoing Will to Probate and order the same to be recorded as such.

Given under my hand the above date

    Samuel P. Couner [signature]



[WB 42, Page 456-458, No. 216, Filed December 28, 1891]