I Jacob Varnes of Dunbar Township Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania farmer do make make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me heretofore made. I first direct that my body be decently interred. And do to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to intrust me with, I dispose of the same as follows. To my son Stephen if he should remain with me untill my decease I do give and bequeath a horse worth Seventy Dollars in money or Seventy dollars. Also to each of my daughters remaining at home single at my decease I give and bequeath to them each a feather bed and cow - Also to my daughter Margaret I give and bequeath three Dollars to be her portion or legacy in full - Also the remainder of estate, both Real and personal I bequeath to my beloved wife Mary during her natural life and after her decease, that the same be sold and the money arising from the sales of said property be divided into ten equal shares, to be given as follows. To my son Joseph one share, to my son John one share - To my son Stephen one share, to my daughter Elizabeth one share, to my daughter Mary one share, to my Daughter Eliza one share to my daughter Lydia one share to my daughter Sarah one share, to my Daughter Fanney one share and one Share to be divided into three equal parts and Given to Mary Sechriest, Anna Sechriest and Lydia Sechriest, to each a part that is to say, each a third part of one of the ten equal parts above mentioned. (The above Sechriests are my grandchildren - And I do hereby make and ordain Joseph Varnes and Farington 0'glevey my Executors of this my last will and testament - In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 11th day of January 1838.
Attest Robert Seator (?) Jacob Varns___?__ Christopher R Taylor
Fayette County .This fifth day of April A.D. 1841 Before James Pafun? __?__ Register for the probate of wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said county personally came Robert Seator and Christopher R. Taylor, the subscribing witnesses to the other will and being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that they were present and saw and heard Jacob Varns, the testator, sign seal publish and declare, the foregoing Instrument of writing of writing as and for his last will and testament and that at the time of so doing he was of perfect and sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief - That they know of no undue influence used - that they signed the same the same in the presence of each other as Witnesses and in the presence of the testator - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal of the Register's office at Union Town the day and year above written.
James Pafun ? Register
Note Letters testamentary to Farington O'glevee alone - the other executor having abandonned (?) the county and his residence unknown.
(From Book 2, p. 207--Transcribed record: Book 1, p. 296)