Will of Joseph Stover Abstract
Will Book L, pg 161
date 27 Jun 1788
First, All just debts to be paid.
Item: It is my Will and desire
that all the land I posseee at the time of my decease to be sold to highest
bidder as soon as possible after my decease and also all the good and Chattels
that I hold in my possession at my decease shall be sold to highest bidder
as soon as possible and Money arising from sale be equally divided among
my brothersf, Viz; Jacob Stover, Joh Stover and Christian Stover
and to Jacob Kershender, my sister Catherine's Son, also unto my sisters,
Ann Strickley and Regina Stover.
Note. This Will has been erased so that
no further statements are legible as of Executor & C.
Signed Joseph Stover (Seal)
Witnesses: Samuel Mills
At a Court held in Shenandoah Co 13 Dec 1819 A Writing
purporting to be the Last Will & Testament of Joseph Stover dec'd was
fpresented in Court by George T. Hupp who intermarried with Catharine Spangler
who was a daugher to Regina Spengler, Sister of Joseph Stover dec'd and
having heard some testimony and some opposition thereto by Elizabeth Stover,
widow and relict of the deceased.
On Motion of saild Elizabeth Stover this subject is continued
till next court.
Whereupont the Court doth appoint Nathaniel Spangler to
collect and possesss the Estate of the said deceased until the contest
about saied Will is determined or Administration granted according to and
by consent of the contending parties. It is agreed that the Curator or
Appointee to dispose of the fattening hogs and the Cattle to be sold
in the usual terms of selling such property shoucl be think it advisible.
Thereupon the said Nathaniel Spengler entered into Bond according to law.
Jacob Jr's Will