Andrew Alexander's Will - Peter Lugenbeel & Andrew S. Alexander Executors In the name of God, Amen. I Andrew Alexander in the County of Frederick and State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing(?) mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to my worldly estate, and all the property, real, personal, or mixed of which I shall be seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I divide, bequeath, and dispose of in the following manner. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my Executors hereinafter named be paid out of my Estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient. I will order and direct that my Executors hereinafter named shall sell at Public Sale or Private Sale under an Order of the Orphans Court of Frederick County all my property both real, personal and mixed at any reasonable time after my decease that they may think advisable, and divide the proceeds of such sale in the manner following. I bequeath to my two Grand Children (namely) William Henry Smelser and Ella May Smelser the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars each, which shall be kept in the hands of my son Andrew S. Alexander until they become of lawful age to receive the same, with interest thereon at the rate of three per cent per annum;I will and bequeath to my wife Olevia Ann Alexander on fourth of the remainder, to be paid to her in lieu of her dower.The balance remaining; I will, order and direct shall be divided equally share and share alike between my children (namely) Laura Catharine Baker, Annie Olevia Lookingbill, Emily Jane Isabella Dayhoff, Andrew S. Alexander, Edward D. Alexander, Margaret Ellen Mills, Rosa Alice Cassel, Frances Cordelia Wilson, Martha Virginia Comrine(sp?), Reuben H.L. Alexander, Caroline Elizabeth Koons, and Susannah Ruth Boone. And lastly I do nominate and appoint Peter Lugenbeel and Andrew S. Alexander to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness thereof I the said Andrew Alexander, have to this my last Will and Testament,consisting of One Sheet of paper, subscribed my name and affixed my Seal this Twenty-first day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
Andrew Alexander(Seal) Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Andrew Alexander as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and