September the fifteenth on thousand and eight hundred and fifty seven ------
the said Wilhemina Ferguson wife of Samuel at the death of Samuel Ferguson she is to have the tract of land that we occupy at this present time -- to be hers with all the rights and privileges rents and profits that will or can arise from said tract of land the said Wilhemina Ferguson is to have all power and rights over all the buildings an tenements with every other thing that is on said tract of land... [unreadable section] Wilhemina Ferguson for her natural life time and said Wilhemina Ferguson at the death of Samuel Ferguson is to have all the money that is on hand at the time if any likewise to have all notes bonds morgages with every power to collect them the same as Samuel Ferguson had in his lifetime -- good and chatle [?] that may be on hands at the death of Samuel Ferguson the said Wilhemina Ferguson wife of Samuel Ferguson is to have them all... and at the death of Wilhemina Ferguson my lawfull wife, my Son Enoch Ferguson is to have this tract of land with all the privileges and rights that belong to this tract of land that I now live on during his natural life time and at the death of my Son Enoch Ferguson this tract of land is to bee sold to the best advantage and the money to bee divided equally among my Sons and daughters equally dollar for dollar in seven shares -- and if said Enoch Ferguson should have any lawfull children the money that is got for this tract of land is to bee divided in eight equal shares and my Son Enoch Ferguson children is to have the eight part of that money the land is sold for -- and at the death of Enoch Ferguson my son Margret Ferguson Enoch's wife she is to git one dollar out of my property --- this tract of land that is above mentioned is in Penn township Allegheny County State of Pennsylvania bounded by lands of Joseph Stoner Christopher Harshey and John Mathews ha[???] it is fifty four acres of land taking out of a tract of land called Sportsman Hall --- I Samuel Ferguson of Allegheny County and State of Pennsylvania this is my last will and testament of Samuel Ferguson considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and Being sound mind and memory I hereby appoint my beloved wife Wilhemina Ferguson to be a executor and Samuel Ferguson an executor and Isaac Ferguson and William Ferguson to be executors --- those is my sons of this last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills By mee made in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven
Samuel Ferguson [signature]
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Samuel Ferguson to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto ---
James Ralston jr[? signature]
David Stoner [signature]
[other signatures unreadable]
State of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County S. S.
Before me Wm. J. Richardson Register of Wills & in and for the County aforesaid came on the 31st day of December AD 1863 James Palston [?] one of the subscribing witnesses to the forgoing instrument of writing who being duly sworn his depose and say that he was present and did See and hear the testator Samuel Ferguson Sign Seal Publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testament and at the time of [unreadable] he was of Sound Mind and disposing [?] Memory to the best of his knowledge and belief and in his presence and at his request he subscribed his name as witness thereto --- and on the 31st day of December AD 1863 came Joseph Stoner and on the 16th came Chrest [?] Snevely who being by me duly sworn did dispose and say that they were [unreadable] with David Stoner the other subscribing witness and had frequently seen him write and the signature of the foregoing instrument of writing is in his (David Stoners) own proper handwriting and the said David Stoner is now deceased.
Given under my hand this 16th day of February AD 1866
Wm. J Richardson [signature]
Now July 16 1864 the testimony as above stated being sufficient I do submit the foregoing will to probate and order the same to be recorded. Given under my hand this 16th day of July AD 1864
Wm. J Richardson [signature]
[WB 11, Pg 20, No. 12, Filed July 20, 1864]