Will Book “A”, p. 138
In the name of God Amen, I, Christopher Kleintob Senr. Of Salem township in Luzerne County, being sick of boddy but of sound and perfect mind and memory, revokeing all others constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament.
Article 1. My will is that my faithfull an well beloved wife Margaret shall have the use of the plantation whare I now live during her natural life, or so long as she the said Margaret remains my lawfull widow (and no longer for the maintainants hirself and the youngest children). Also two milck cows, one bead and beading, one ten (?) stove, one dresser, one horse, one watch, six sheep and seven (?) one spinning wheel, one wool wheel, one large kettle, one tea kettle, one iron pott and also plates, teacups, six nives forks &c, to furnish the dresser, two chairs and a four bushels of wheat, two Indian corn, eight buckwheat, thirty rye, and twenty of Potatoes with hay sufficient to keep the above mentioned creatures until the fifteenth of May next. And all yarn, flax, toe &c, that is at this time in the house, and also the leather sole and upper that is in the house at this time.
And my will is that at the deceas of my wife Margaret or as soon as she shall cease to have my name as my (?) that my estate is to be equally divided amongst all my children, namely, John, Phillip, Jacob, Christophel, Conrad, Solomon, Elizabeth, Honteter, Sarah, Margaret, Magdalen, and Liddia the land shall be sold or divided as the can best agree. accepting Jacob is to have over and above his equil one hundred sixty two dollars and seventy two cents with lawful interest from this date, and I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons John and Phillip Kleintob to be executors of this my last will and testament, as witness my hand and seal this ninth day of March A.D. 1813. Eighteen hundred and thirteen.
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