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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 
Do You Know that you can search just the Legal Documents on the site by using the Legal Documents button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page? This section of the site includes wills, deeds, pension applications, township records and minutes and other related subjects.

Joyce, I hope the following will be of use to your site.  There are a few words that I either didn’t understand or were difficult to read the handwriting.  There was no punctuation so it was harder but I think I got it all ok. I would appreciate the disclaimer that you always use for provided material and would appreciate the paragraph below added to the will. Perhaps something will develop for Marcie.

The following will has been typed for your site’s use by Rose Schaer.  It is made available with the hope that anyone finding it useful any way will contact Marcie VanDeren,
More papers in the estate file provide further information about the children named in the will and their children.

Marcie is especially interested in the Van Deren name.

Will of Elizabeth Boyer
November 1834

  In the name of God Amen  I Elizabeth Boyer of the town of Big Flatt in the County of Tioga State of New York: being of good health of body and of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and Testament as follows that is to say, my desire is to be buried with as little expense as decency will permit and that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as conveniently may be And I give all my Messengens[?}, Lands and Tenements _kin suitaments whatsoever lying and being in the County of Tioga, State of new York and Town of Big Flatt with the appurtenances unto my Daughter Elizabeth Fritchey for and during her natural life the said Elizabeth to live with and take care of me for and during my natural life if she should so long live.  But the said Elizabeth is not to expend any of the said property hereby devised in my maintainence [sic] nor any other property of hers to nurse and take care of me in my old age. And from and after the decease of the said Elizabeth I give and devise the same to my daughters Polly Barnes, Susan Vanderin, Mary Ann Baiver, Catharine Gates and my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Fritchey in Equal porpotions [sic] in fee simple Share & Share alike:
And it is further my will & desire and this is desire is made upon that condition that if Either of my Daughters, Polly--Susan – Mary Ann – Cartharine- or my Grand Daughter, Elizabeth or any one or all of them or their representative  should be desirous of selling or disposing of their interest in the devise hereby made that in preference of purchasing at the same price should be given to my sons Phillip and Samuel Boyer or___ or either of them provided they will pay the same price and upon the same terms as a stranger or any other person besides the said Philip &  Samuel who may be desirous of purchasing the same.
 In witness hereof I have here unto set my hand & seal this third?? Day of November in the year one thousand and Eight hundred & Thirty four
Signed ____in presence of:  N.H. Purple, S.McDugull, R.L. Kilburn

Bradford County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 20 MAR 2009
By Joyce M. Tice
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