Will of Reason S Rowland

written January 31, 1873

transcribed by David Johnson 03/10/2009

I Reason S Rowland make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all others by me at any time made.

First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my executors.

Second I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah A Rowland all of my estate both real and personal during her natural life.

Third After her death I will that all of my estate both real and personal be sold and equal distribution be made between all of my children, to wit, James S Rowland, Martha C Rowland, Belvarey Rowland, William E Rowland & Mary E Rowland.

Fourth I do hereby nominate and appoint Sarah A Rowland my beloved wife and James S Rowland my executors in witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand this the thirty first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy three.

Reason S Rowland

Signed and published in our presents and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presents of the testator this the 31st of January 1873.

Isaac Jones
Jacob Measle