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In the name of God Amen, I Joseph HAMAN this twenty seventh day of February one thousand seven hundred and sixty three being sick and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this (faded) Life and that every man must yield unto death when it shall please the Almighty God to call him I therefore cominend my (faded) unto the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buried in such Christian manner as my Executor shall think proper and touching and concerning what earthy or worldly estate it hath pleased the Almighty God to Bless me with I give and Bequeath as follows Viz.
I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas HAMAN the plantation and land whereon I now dwell as far as a Little Crosway towards the (faded and illegible) to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever----
I give and bequeath unto my Beloved Son Joseph HAMAN all the remainder of the land joining to the land that I gave my Son Thomas to my aforesaid Son Joseph HAMAN to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever----
I give and bequeath unto my Beloved Son John HAMAN the land that I bought of Edmund BOWREN upon the run(?) to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever----
I give and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Flora HAMAN the use of all the estate belonging to me that is moveable during her Life and at her decease to be equally divided amongst my children-----and I do hereby revoke all other wills by me before made and do acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament and I do also nominate constitute ordain and appoint my belove Wife Flora HAMAN and James BURNHAM my whole and sole executors to see this my Last Will performed witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
/s/ Joseph HAMAN and a seal
Truman [the mark of x] GAMET
David [the mark of x] BOOTH
Recorded and Examined 27th day of August 1763
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