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Patterson Wills

Contributed by: Jo Ann Patterson Baxley


John C. Patterson                    Jane Patterson

Affdavit of Proof of Death
State of Pennsylvania, County of Montour

Personally appeared before me, Wm. L. Sidler, Register for the Probate of Wills and granting 
Letters of Administration, in and for said County Ella P. West who being duly sworn according 
to law, doth depose and say that John C. Patterson late of Danville in said County, deceased, 
died at Danville, Penna. on, or about Wednesday the 30 " day of Nov A.D. 1910 at 1020 
o'clock P.M. of said day to the best of her knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 5th day of Dec A.D. 1910.

Signed: Wm. L. Sidler and Ella P. West

Book 4 Page 456/459 No. 292

IN THE MATTER OF THE Estate of John C. Patterson, Late of Danville, PA. Deceased OATH 
FILED DEC 5" 1910
I, John C. Patterson, of Danville, County of Montour and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound 
mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this, my last will and Testament, 
hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore are made.

Item: Thereby authorize my executrix hereafter named to pay all my just debts and obligations 
whatsever and funeral expenses that may exist against me at my decease. That I be buried 
according to my situation in life, and a monument be erected on the cemetery lot.

Item: I give and desire two hundred dollars and my gold watch and chain to John Patterson 
West, my grandson which shall be given to him immediately after my death out of any property 
real personal and mixed by my executrix--

All the real, residue and remainder of my estate real personal and mixed, I give devise and 
bequeath unto my executrix hereafter named and she may convert the same unto money and 
for that purpose I hereby authorize and direct my executrix hereafter named to sell all my 
property at either public or private sale as she may deem best and I do make and devise such 
deed or deeds as may be necessary convey the title to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in 
fee simple.

Item: The one half of the undivided half part thereof shall be invested and the income thereof 
shall as the same be gotten in, be paid to my daughter Magie Patterson and shall not be 
subject to assignment nor attachment nor shall the income thereof be subject to any order 
whatsoever by the said Magie; it being understood that the money shall be paid to her 
personally in cash or by check as my executrix may deem best and I further direct my said 
executrix copay to the said Magie Patterson, as much of the principal of my said estate if she 
should think it necessary, such descretions be left wholly with my executrix Ella P. west or her 
heirs may think best.

My executrix hereafter named is to be sole owner and Judge of my said property and for that 
purpose I give devise and bequeath all my property real personal and mixed unto Ella P. West, 
wife of William Kase west, to her heirs and assignees person, desiring that she carry out the 
conditions of this will as I fully intend.

I further hereby appoint my daughter Ella P. West, Trustee for my daughter Magie, without 

This will was hand-written. What follows is a fill in the blanks.

I do hereby make constitute and appoint Ella P. West my daughter to be executrix of this my 
last will and testament as trustee.

In Witness Whereof, I, John C. Patterson, the Testator above named, have hereunto 
subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the twenty-third day of June in the year of our Lord 
one thousand nine hundred and eight. Signed John C. Patterson

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named John C. Patterson as and for his 
last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his 
request as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testat and of each other. Signed: 
Henry Divel and W.L.McClure.


Affidavit of Proof of Death
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Montour County
Personally appeared before me, Wm L Sidler, Register for the probate of Wills and granting of 
Letters of Administration, in and for said County, David L Watts who being duly sworn 
according to law, doth depose and say that Jane Patterson, late of Washingtonville, said 
County, deceased died at Washingtonville, on or about Sunday the third day of December A.D. 
1893, at 3-30 o'clock A.M. of said day, to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 14th day of Dec A.D. 1893.

Signed Wm.L. Sidler, Register and D.L. Watts

Book 2 Page 462 No. 700
This will was totally hand-written
March 3rd 1892

This is my last will and testament. That after my funeral expenses are paid and the cost of 
tombstones to be put up. The later not to cost over one hundred dollars ($100.00) I think it best 
that the farm be sold (inserted between lines The time of sale to be left to the discretion of the 
heirs.) and the proceeds be divided between my brother Robert of Tonti Illinois the one half 
and my brother Matthews children John H Patterson of Lombard Illinois and Mrs. Sarah W Hill 
of Freeport Illinois the other half. The two hundred dollars Bond on Northern pacific Rail Road 
to be divided equally with the other proceeds of the Estate. David Watt to be Executor.

Signed: Jane Patterson

Levi Moser Witness

On a small piece of paper photocopied on same page.

I will that my niece Sarah W. Hill is to have my feather bed, pillows and bedclothes when I am 
done with them and my nephew John H Patterson to have my carpet

Signed Jane Patterson


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