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