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188. William HARRIS9 was born in 1789 in Connecticut. In the 1880 census, son James said William was born in Connecticut. He died on Sep 13, 1847 in Lehman Twp, Luzerne Co., PA. William Harras will

In the name of God Amen. I William Harras of Lehman Township, County of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, being sick and weakly in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding, (praised be God for it) considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner following, first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator, and as to my ["messuage" or "messerage"], lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever, situate, lying in Lehman township, County of Luzerne, and State of Pennsylvania, do give and bequeath the same as follows, to remain in the hands of my Executors till such times as it can be disposed of for a fair price, or my three Sons Jonathan, Thomas, and Daniel may pay the rest of the heirs of the following sums, to Jane Craft the sum of Two Hundred dollars, to Corneley Ann Brown the sum of One Hundred dollars, to Eliza Harras the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to Emily Harras the sum of One one hundred dollars to Margaret Harris the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars, to James Harris's children, when they shall be twenty one years of age, the Sum of Two Hundred dollars and the rest to be Equal divided between Jonathan Thomas and Samuel Harris on or if sold by my Executors, Jane, Cornelly, Ann, Eliza, Emaly, Margaret and James, Children to have the same sums as mentioned above and the rest of the money to be equally divided between Jonathan, Thomas and Samuel Harrison. And I do empower my Executors to sell the same, and make as good a deed as if I done the same during my life. And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Thomas Harriss and Amos Brown of Lehman Township, County and State aforesaid Executors of this my Will, hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any other time heretofore made, and declare this only to be my last Will & Testament.
In witness whereof I the said Testator William Harras have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand & seal the first day of September A.D. 1847
William Harris [Seal]
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Testator Wiiliam Harras and as for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Reuben ["Sain" or "Lain"]
Jesper T. Miers

Luzerne County, ["LL" or "SS"]:
Be it remembered that on the 11th day of October A.D. 1847, Before me Harris Jenkins Register of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County, personally came Reuben Lain and Jasper T. Miers the two subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will, and after being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say, that they signed their names as witnesses to the foregoing Will, and that they saw William Harras the Testator sign his name thereto, and that they signed their names at his request, and at the time of so doing he was of sound mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Harris Jenkins Reg.
In conformity to the foregoing Will and Probate thereof, Letters Testamentary were granted this day to Thomas Harris and Amos Brown, Executors therein named they having been first sworn to well and true Administer the goods and chattels, right and credits which were of the said Testator, to make a true and perfect Inventory, and just & consonable appraisement within one month from the date hereof, and exhibit the same in the Registers Office at Wilkes Barre at the time& in the manner required by law. Given under my hand and Seal the 21st day of October A.D. 1847.
Recorded 21st Oct. 1847 Harris Jenkins Register


Luzerne County Courthouse, Register of Wills, Will Index Book 1, B, p.293 and 294

- Transcribed by Audrey Lynne Smith (Great great great great great granddaughter of William Harris) Friday, August 24, 2001

189. Eunice9 was born in 1788 in Connecticut. In the 1880 census, son James said Eunice was born in Connecticut. She died on Sep 30, 1846 in Lehman Twp, Luzerne Co., PA. She was buried in Lehman Twp, Luzerne Co., PA. Children were:

94

i.

James HARRIS.

ii.

Margaret HARRIS.

iii.

Jonathan HARRIS.

iv.

Thomas HARRIS was born in 1824 in Lehman Twp, Luzerne Co., PA. He died on Mar 28, 1896 in Muhlenburg.

v.

Samuel HARRIS was born in 1831. He died in 1892.