Will of Joseph McCoy - 1879 #14706

Submitted by: Gloria Boyd

Late of Bristol T.P dec'd
Proved and filed January 2nd 1879
James Ruckman Dep Register
Will Book No. 20 Page 278

I Joseph McCoy of Bristol Township in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. FIRST - I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid by my Executors hereinafter named as soon as can conveniently be after my decease.

SECOND - I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate, real and personal, of whatever kind or nature the same may be, or wheresoever situated, unto my beloved wife Mary B. McCoy during her natural life, providing she remains my widow, and I hereby direct and request that she shall provide a comfortable home for my son Joseph McCoy during her natural life: and after her decease if my said son Joseph should survive her I hereby direct my surviving executor to apply all the interest or income from my estate to the support of my said son during his natural life; and after my said wife and son Joseph shall both be deceased, I give and bequeath all of the said residue to my children, to be equally divided among them or their heirs. But if either of my said children shall die, before such division is made without leaving lawful issue, then I direct that the share of such deceased child shall in like manner be equally divided among the survivors.

AND in order to effectuate the settlement of my estate I hereby vest in my said Executors or the survivor of them, full power and authority to sell and dispose of all my personal and real estate at public or private sale as he may deem best for the interest of the heirs, and to grant and assure the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in as full and large a manner in every respect as I myself could do if living.

AND LASTLY, I nominate constitute and appoint my said wife, Mary B. McCoy and my son John A. McCoy to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS whereof I Joseph McCoy the Testator, have to this my last Will set my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of December AD one thousand eight hundred and seventy four.

Signed, sealed published and de- clared by the above named Joseph McCoy as and for his last Will and Testament in the Joseph McCoy {seal} presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the pres- ence of the said Testator and of each other.

Ellwood Doron
J V Ruckman

1879 - Affidavit as to the death of Joseph McCoy late of Bristol TP dec'd #14706 - Filed Jany 2d 1879

Bucks County SS

Mary B. McCoy being duly affirmed according to law says that Joseph McCoy died at his residence in the Township of Bristol in said County on the Second day of November 1878 at Eight oclock AM of said day.

Affirmed __________ } her _______ ____ Jan 2-1879 } Mary B. X McCoy James Ruckman Dept. Register} mark

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