Hardy County Wills

Will of Catharine Pancake 1800
The will of Catharine Pancake of Hardy County was transcribed and submitted by Lowell Pankake, pankake@usfamily.net
                          WILL OF CATHARINE PANCAKE

         Hardy County, West Virginia Will Book 1, pages 175-176.  
 Dated September 21, 1795.  Presented to the Court on January 15, 1800.

In the name of God amen  I Catharine Pancake of the county of Hardy and
state of Virginia being sick and weak of Body but of sound mind and memory
thanks be to almighty God for this -- and calling to mind the uncertainty
of this life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do
make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form
following that is to say first and principally I recommend my soul to God
who gave it me and my body to be interred at the Discretion of my Exors
here after named and as touching such Worldly goods as it hath pleased God
to bless me with I Give and dispose of in the following manner Imprimis I
give and Bequeath to Catharine Tevebough daughter of Solomon Tevebough the
the sum of seventy pounds to be Left in the hands of my son David Pancake
to purchase a negro Wench immediately afer my decease which said negro
Wench when purchased to go to the the said Catharine Tevebough together 
with the Increase of the said Wench to her and her Heirs forever but in 
case the said Catharine Tevebough should die before she arises to the Age
of twenty one years, or marriage then the said Wench and her increase to 
go to Jacob Tevebough son of the said Solomon Tevebough to him and his 
heirs forever, but it is my will and desire that the said negro Wench and 
her increase to remain with my daughter Dolly Tevebough wife of Solomon
Tevebough and Mother of the said Catharine and Jacob for the benefit and
Support of the said Catharine and Jacob Tevebough  secondly I Give and
bequeath to my son David Pancake all my Estate both Rale and personal and
all my outstanding debts to him and his Heirs forever  thirdly I give and
bequeath to my Daughter Catharine Harness wife of Michael Harness the sum
of five Shillings current money to be paid her by the said David Pancake
fourthly I give and bequeath to my son John Pancake the sum of five
Shilling current Money to be paid him by the said David Pancake out of my
Estate  fifthly I give and Bequeath to my said Daughter Dolly Tevebough
half my waering clothes after my death and the other half of my clothes I
give and bequeath to Sarah Pancake wife of my said son David Pancake and
Lastly I do hereby Nominate constitute and appoint my said son David 
Pancake my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and Testament 
hereby revoking all former Wills by me heretofore made  In Witness Whereof
I have here unto set My hand and affixed my seal this twenty first day of
September 1795
Signed Sealed published and delivered         Catharine + Pancake (seal)
by the said testative to be her Last                   mark
will and testament in presence
of the words "my daughter" interlined before signed

Wm Bullitt
Jno L Sehon
Cath Bullitt

At a court held for Hardy county the 15 day of January 1800
           This Last will and testament of Catharine Pancake decd was
proved by the oaths of Wm Bullitt and John L Sehon two of the Witnesses
thereto, and at a court held for the said county the 12 day of February
following the same was further proved by the oath of Cath Bullitt the 
other witness thereto, and ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of
David Pancake the Executor there in named who made oath thereto according
to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate there of in due
form giving security, whereupon he with security entered into and
acknowledged a bond conditioned as the Law directs

                                              Ed Williams

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