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Andreas Ludwig CASSELMAN

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Birth  6 Nov 1698  Adelshofen, Germany  [1,2
Sex  Male 
Died  1789  Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania  [3,4
Person ID  I1606  Default Tree 
Last Modified  15 Nov 2006 
 
Father  Hans Dietrich CASSELMAN, b. 13 Nov 1662, Adelshofen, Germany 
Mother  Anna Elizabetha RINDERIN, b. 1665, Glottfelden, Zurich, Switzerland 
Group Sheet  F721  Default Tree 
 
Family 1  Margaretha-Elisabetha SCHAFER, b. Feb 1697, Hilgenroth, Germany 
Married  1719  Schoharie Valley, New York  [5,6
Notes  ~~~GERMANY~~~
___Andreas Ludwig was born 6 Nov 1698 in Adelshofen, Germany, son of Anna ( Rinder ) & Hans Dietrich Casselmann. Sponsors recorded at the Lutheran Church in Adelshofen were; Andreas Weydknecht (Village Mayor), Andreas Huger, and Ludwig Paulus Sitzler. (Jones, Jr., Henry Z. (1985) The Palatine Families of New York. pp. 434-435.)
He was called Ludwig and Lewis. He signed his name as "Lud wig Cassellman" but variations were - Lewis, Lodowyck, Ludowick, and Lodowick.
~~~ AMERICA - NEW YORK ~~~
___14 Jun 1710 arrived in America at New York port with his father's family & other German Palatines on ship MIDFORT. (MacWethy, Lou D. (1933) The Book of Names. p. 58.)
___7 Feb 1714 took first communion as member in the Lutheran Church at West Camp, NY, by Rev. Joshua Kocherthal. (MacWethy, Lou D. (1933) The Book of Names. Kocherthal Records p. 40.)
___17 Jan 1716 "Andries Lodowyck Casselman" naturalized with a large group at Mayors Court in Albany, NY. (Albany Hall of Records, Albany, NY: Albany Common Council Minutes Book 6, pp. 114-116.)
___About 1719 Ludwig married Margretha Elisabetha Schafer, called Greta Liesse, daughter of Gerhard Schafer.
___19 Oct 1723 one of 27 original patentees - as is his father Hans Dietrich - of a 12,700 acre Patent near the Mohawk River in Albany Co., NY .Each patentee to receive a 28 th share of the whole. In the First Division of the land, Ludwig did not draw lots but left all of his share i nthe undivided lands of the Patent - as did Gerhard Schafer [his father-in-law]. (NY State Archives: Letters Patent Book 9, pp. 83-105.) Patent became known as "Stone Arabia".
___6 Nov 1723 one of 20 patentees - as is his father Hans Dietrich - wh odeeded a 29 th part of the Patent to Johs. Lawyer. ("Historic Stone Arabia". ENTERPRISE AND NEWS. Feb 4, 1931. St. Johnsville, NY.)
Note: Lands in Stone Arabia changed owners many times without being formally recorded. In 1792 three men were appointed Commissioners to re-survey the Patent. Finding about 1,500 acres of extra undivided lands, they divided it into lots and alloted it to the original 1723 patentees' heirs or assignees. Since very few deeds had been recorded, the Commissioners asked everyone to produce their titles/deeds in order to determin ethe present 1792 owners. Their findings were sparse and were recorded as: "Schedule of Titles Produced 1723 to 1792." In 1930 this old schedul eand the original map of Stone Arabia were discovered and published in the newspaper, ENTERPRISE AND NEWS.
___1733 in the Second Division of undivided lands of the Stone Arabia patent, "Lodewyck" received a share or title - no description given. (Dillenbeck, Andrew L. (1931). "Early Stone Arabia." Proceedings of the Ne wYork State Historical Association. Vol. XXX, p. 279.) [Note: his fath erHans Dietrich is not on this list, however his brother "Wlhelmis" is - perhaps as an heir of their father Hans Dietrich.]
___1 Sep 1734 one of 29 grantors [includes Wilhelmus] of a deed to William Van Schellyne of Albany: 300 acres & a 29 th part of undivided land sof Stone Arabia. Recorded: 30 July 1767. (Albany County NY Deed Book 7 ,pp. 520-523.)
___5 Apr 1742 sold the half of yet undivided 28 th share of Stone Arabi abought of Gerhard Schafer to Hans Jost Snell. ("Historic Stone Arabia ".ENTERPRISE AND NEWS. Feb 4, 1931. St. Johnsville, NY.) [Note: Ludwig 'swife possibly inherited this land as one of heirs of Gerhard Schafer w hodied before 6 Nov 1723 when Maria & Susana Schafer signed deed with other patentees to Johs. Lawyer.]
___5 Apr 1742 sold his 28 th part of undivided lands to Hans Jost Snell .[As did brother Wilhelm in Jan 1742.] ("Historic Stone Arabia". ENTERPRISE AND NEWS. Feb 4, 1931. St. Johnsville, NY.)
___1744 Ludwig & Margaretha Elisabet Casselmann with children, Johann Dieterich, Johannes, Conrad, Johann Jacob, Anna, David, Elisabetha, and Sophia are recorded in the Lutheran congregation of Stone Arabia by Rev. Peter N. Sommer, the resident minister in Schoharie, NY, who administere dto the Stone Arabia area about twice a year 1743-1751. Their son Will iam& family are also recorded. (Jones, Jr., Henry Z. (1985). The Palat ineFamilies of New York., p. 435.) Also with additionof another daugh terElizabetha. (Dillenbeck, Rev. Andrew Luther. (1931). Lutheran Trini tyChurch of Stone Arabia, N.Y., p. 22.)
___ 27 Mar 1744 a signer [original signatures] of the Lutheran's deed t oReformed members for half of church lot #20 in Stone Arabia, NY. (Cop yof original deed from Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St Johnsville ,NY.)
___27 Feb 1745 contracted to sell his land at "Stoneraby" to William Johnson; £200 for 280 acres, the mill, etc. ... "also whatever he does no ttake along with him." Lodowick owed a mortgage of £70 which Johnson wanted investigated ..."to settle with him ere he goes." (Letter from William Johnson to Edward Collins: In Burton Historical Collection of th eDetroit Public Library, Detroit, MI. Prepared by the NY Division of Archives & History. (1921). The Papers of Sir William Johnson. V.1, pp. 451-452.)
~~~ VIRGINIA ~~~
___17 Mar 1748 in the Diary of Matthias Gottschalk, a Moravian itineran tmissionary, on his travels in VA & MD: "...to the South Branch...a German named Kasselman, in whose house I felt a peculiar grace ...Mr. Kasselman accompanied me three miles, he took me across the South Branch ...". (The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. 1903. Vol. X , p. 66.) For meetings ... "Mr. Kasselmann, I believe, would be willing to permit the use of his house." ( ibid., 1904. Vol. X I , p. 226.)
____17 Aug 1749 two land grants, #28 of 300 acres & #29 of 404 acres, o nWappacomo or Great South Branch of Potomac in Frederick Co. VA from L ordFairfax. (Frederick County VA: Northern Neck Grant Book G, p. 281-2 82.)Note: William Castlemanalso received a grant on 23 Aug 1749.
___15 May 1753 granted Town Lot #49 of 1/2A. & Commons Lot #48 of 5A. i nTown of Winchester, VA. (Frederick County VA: Northern Neck Grant Boo kH, p.366.) Note: William Castleman & Jacob Castleman also granted lot s.
___17 Jun 1754 "Castlemans wagon" to be kept & used near Wills Creek & Redstone by Col. Washington's Regiment. (Abbot, W.W. (Editor). The Paper sof George Washington. Series 1, 1748-Aug 1755: Letter from John Carly leto GW, pp. 140-141.) "The Castleman family was among the earliest families to settle in Frederick County." (ibid. Footnote 7. p. 144.)
___Mar 1756 suit by Henry Heath vs. Lodowick Castleman ; debt; to next Court on motion of defendant. (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 7, p .25.) In the Court Order Book of Apr 1762 it is noted that the parties agreed to dismiss this case. Henry Heath was a doctor.
------1757 on Virginia Tax list to pay with 25 pounds of tobacco. (Greene, Katherine G. 1926. Winchester, Virginia. and It's Beginnings 1743-1814. p. 388.)
___12 Apr 1757 paid for his horse hired by Col. Geo. Washington's Regiment [Regiment also hired horses from William Castleman & Jacob Castleman]. (DLC:GW, Reel 30, Series 4.)
___27 Sep 1757 Lewis Castleman is one of a number of people (including "young Mr. Castleman") in Winchester, VA, possessing sundry goods (liste dwith each person) suspected to have been purchased or stolen from the Soldiers. Reported that Lewis Castleman said, "items were left at his house by an Indian, at the time some were imprisoned in the town." (Abbot ,W.W.: The Papers of George Washington. Colonial Series 4, p. 425.)
___19 Nov 1757 At a called Court - Lodowich was charged with murder of James Haines, a VA soldier; he & witnesses (named) were examined and the Court decided he should be jailed & tried by the Court in Williamsburg, VA. (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 7, p. 321.) Note: Haines died 10 Nov 1757 at Ft. Loudoun in Winchester. He was in Col. George Washington's Regiment - as were the witnesses. Found no further record of the trial or the verdict.
___10 Mar 1758 suit by Michael Ernest vs. Lodowick Castleman; debt; dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
___Sep 1758 suit by Jacob High vs. Lodowick Castleman & Robert Worth; ______ ; find for plaintiff. (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 8, p. 41 & p. 116.)
___12 Mar 1759 Ludwick of Hampshire Co. leased to David Castleman of Frederick Co. for 5 shillings; Lot # 29 of 404 acres on Great South Branc hof Potomac River, grant from Lord Fairfax 17 Aug 1749. Sold & Recorde d12 March 1760 to David Castleman for £70. (Hampshire County VA Deed B ook1, pp. 27-29.)
___Apr 1759 suit by John Blagg vs. Lodowick Castleman; complaint; parties failed to appear. (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 8, p. 225.)
___18 Jul 1759 Ludwick of Hampshire Co. leased to Jacob Castleman of Frederick Co. for 5 shillings; Lot # 28 of 300 acres; also 119 acres a part of Lot # 29, on Great South Branch of Potomac River, grants from Lor dFairfax 17 Aug 1749. Sold & Recorded 12 Mar 1760 to Jacob Castleman f or£70. (Hampshire County VA Deed Book 1, pp. 25-26.)
___5 Sep 1759 one of 12 people as defendants in suit by "Our Sov. Lord the King"; both sides heard; suit "dismis'd". (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 8, p. 313.)
___1760 on Virginia Tax list to pay with 22 pounds of tobacco. (Greene, Katherine G. (1926). Winchester, Virginia, and It's Beginnings 1743-1814 .p. 393.)
___Between 1759 & 1761 Ludwig married Mary (Bush) Wallace Hancock, twic ea widow, with five young children.
___9 Jun 1761 leased to Robert Craigen of Frederick Co. for 5 shillings ;Lot #49 of 1/2 acre & #48 of 5 acres in the Town of Winchester ... gr antfrom Lord Fairfax 15 May 1753. On 10 Jun 1761 Ludowick & wife Mary ( hermark W) of Hampshire Co. sold to Robert Craigen for £70. Proved in Frederick Co. Court 4 Aug 1761 and the Court ordered Nathan & Benj. Kuykendall to visit Ludowick's home in Hampshire Co. to examine his wife Mary to confirm her release: Recorded 12 May 1762. (Frederick County VA Deed Book 6, pp. 543-547.)
___Sep 1762 suit by Lodowick Castleman vs. John Gale; continued to next Court. (Frederick County VA Court Order Book 10, p. 271.)
~~~ PENNSYLVANIA ~~~
___1761 cleared & improved a 300 acre plantation on Dunnings Creek abou t4 miles from the Town of Bedford in Cumberland Co. PA. (reference fro mBedford County PA Deed Book A , p. 497.)
___25 Jul 1763 acquired ticket from George Groghan for Lots # 11,12,13 on north side of broad street between Fort Bedford & Bedford Bridge in Town of Bedford. (reference from Bedford County PA Deed Book A, p. 481.)
___17 Jun 1767 Survey # 3881 on his 300 acres on Dunnings Creek, down the Creek & includes his improvements. [Survey # 3879 for Paul Waug, Sr..."adj. Ludwig Casselman"...on Dunnings Creek. p.112.] (Whisker, James B. (1985). The Bedford County Archives. Vol. 1, p. 93.)
___1768 Tax: Cumberland Co., Bedford: 2 horses, 4 cattle, 300 acres Unwarranted, 30 cleared.
___1769 Tax: Cumberland Co., Bedford: 4 horses, 3 cattle, 200 acres Warrented, 30 cleared.
___1770 Tax: Cumberland Co., Bedford: 2 horses, 2 cattle, 150 acres Land, 20 cleared. (Schaumann, Merri L. (1972). Tax Lists-Cumberland County Pennsylvania 1768, 1769, 1770. pp. 13, 24, 162.)
___10 May 1769 Lewis of Cumberland Co. to George Woods for £20 ... a certain improvement & tract of land made in 1761-2 on south side of Dunnings Creek ...a house 20X18 one story and half, a small field fenced & tilled, a meadow sowed with timothy [no acreage given]. Proved 18 Feb 1790 by Andrew Steel a witness. Recorded 13 Aug 1790 by David Espy. (Bedford County PA Deed Book C, pp. 325-326.) Note: this may have been a mortgage and was recorded after Ludwig's death.
___Apr 1771 suit by Lewis Castleman vs. Isaac Brown; debt of £30. (Bedford County PA Civil Court Docket.)
___1772 on Quit Rents for Bedford Twp., Bedford Co., PA; 2 horses, 1 cattle, 488 acres, 50 acres improved. (Waterman, Watkins and Co. (1884). History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties in Pennsylvania. p. 67 .)
___1773 & 1774 Taxables for Bedford Twp, Bedford Co. PA. (PA Archives. Series 3, Vol 22, p. 18, p. 60.)
___29 Nov 1777 Lewis & wife Mary of Bedford Twp & Co. to George Woods & Thomas Smith for £300, 300 acres settled & improved in 1761 on Dunnings Cr., adjoining Paul Waugh, about 4 miles from Town of Bedford - as of Survey # 3881 entered 17 June 1767 in Land Office of PA. Proved: 22 May 1783 by Thomas Vickory who swore he recognized one witness' signature. Recorded 22 May 1783 by David Espy. (Bedford County PA Deed Book A, pp. 497-498.)
___27 Jul 1781 Lewis of Bedford Twp & County to Thomas Anderson for £15 ,lots # 11, 12, 13 [each 60 ft. x 230 ft.] in Town of Bedford on North side of broad street between Fort Bedford & Bedford Bridge...acquired ticket or Instrument on 25 July 1763 from George Groghan. Proved 27 July 1781 by Lewis who personally came before David Espy, Justice of Court. Recorded 9 May 1783. (Bedford County PA Deed Book A, pp. 481-482.)
___1783 on Supply Tax list in Bedford Twp & County: 300 acres, 2 horses ,1 cattle. Taxed 1.5.0. (PA Archives. Series 3, Vol 22, p. 205.)
___1784 on Returns for Bedford Twp & County: __ Acres, 1 Dwelling house ,9 Whites, __ Blacks. (PA Archives. Series 3, Vol 22, p. 273.)
___30 Jan 1789 Lewis/Ludwig's Will was written & signed with his mark: he gave every thing he owned ..."to my Lawful wife Mary Castleman ... to dispose of as she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~ NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek." Proved: 5 Sep 1789 by witnesses, Michael Smyth & John Chrisman befor eDavid Espy, Registor. (Original Will at the Courthouse in Bedford, PA .)
___Ludwig Casselman died between 30 Jan & 5 Sep 1789 in Bedford County, PA. at 90+ years of age.
Children 
 1. Johann Wilhelm CASTLEMAN, b. 11 Feb 1709, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 2. Lewis CASSELMAN, b. 1735, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 3. Johannes Dieterick CASSELMAN, b. 1724, Schoharie, Albany County, New York
 4. Conrad CASSELMAN, b. 1726, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 5. Jacob CASSELMAN, b. 1730, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 6. Anna Elizabeth CASSELMAN, b. 1728, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 7. Elizabet CASSELMAN, b. 1732, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
 8. David CASSELMAN, b. 1734, Stone Arabia, Albany County, New York
Group Sheet  F702  Default Tree 
 
Notes  Transcript of the original Will of Ludwig Casselman

January the thirtieth day one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine Th eLast will and Testament of Lewis Castleman Bedford County and townshi pIn the name of the father and of the son and the holy ghost I Lewis Castleman of said County andtownship above mentioned am in Hopes by a True faith in our savior Jesus Christ wishing that he may be pleas'd to Receive my Soul at present under his Banner of Love and am determined to
Depart this Life therefore I beseech and bequeath and assign my right and title of all my Effects and my property Land four hundred Acres Cows horses and Every living creature in my custody Every article movable and unmovable I bequeath and assign to my lawful wife *[inserted here: "Mary Castleman"] and her Heirs assigns Executors and administrators and to be at her Disposal from the very last hour of said Mary Castleman Departure Notabene Be it known to all such persons or person that my wife Mary Castleman is to have the priviledge of disposing of either one or the othe rof the property or effects which I Lewis Castleman hath assign'd over t oher when ever she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~

Present: Michael Smyth, James Taylor, John Chrisman

Signed: Lewis Castleman

Signed seal'd and Delivered to said Mary Castleman in the presents of NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek


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Bedford County Pa
On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seve nhundred and eight nine the within named Michael Smyth & John Chrisman two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing cam epersonally before me theSubscriber Registor for the probate of Wills i nthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and being duly sworn according to La wdid declare and say that they were personally present and heard & saw the within named Lewis Castleman made his mark, seal, publish & declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and tha tthey did also see James Taylor the other subscribing witness subscrib ehis name thereto as Witness of the Execution thereof and that they th esaid Michael Smyth & John Chrisman subscribed their name thereto as Witnesses of the same in the presence of the testator and at the request and that at the time of doing the same he the said Lewis was of sound & disposing mine & memory according to the best of these Deponents knowledge & belief ~~
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me
Signed: David Espey, Registor
Michael Smyth
John Christman



Transcript of the original Will of Ludwig Casselman

January the thirtieth day one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine Th eLast will and Testament of Lewis Castleman Bedford County and townshi pIn the name of the father and of the son and the holy ghost I Lewis Castleman of said County andtownship above mentioned am in Hopes by a True faith in our savior Jesus Christ wishing that he may be pleas'd to Receive my Soul at present under his Banner of Love and am determined to
Depart this Life therefore I beseech and bequeath and assign my right and title of all my Effects and my property Land four hundred Acres Cows horses and Every living creature in my custody Every article movable and unmovable I bequeath and assign to my lawful wife *[inserted here: "Mary Castleman"] and her Heirs assigns Executors and administrators and to be at her Disposal from the very last hour of said Mary Castleman Departure Notabene Be it known to all such persons or person that my wife Mary Castleman is to have the priviledge of disposing of either one or the othe rof the property or effects which I Lewis Castleman hath assign'd over t oher when ever she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~

Present: Michael Smyth, James Taylor, John Chrisman

Signed: Lewis Castleman

Signed seal'd and Delivered to said Mary Castleman in the presents of NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek


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Bedford County Pa
On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seve nhundred and eight nine the within named Michael Smyth & John Chrisman two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing cam epersonally before me theSubscriber Registor for the probate of Wills i nthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and being duly sworn according to La wdid declare and say that they were personally present and heard & saw the within named Lewis Castleman made his mark, seal, publish & declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and tha tthey did also see James Taylor the other subscribing witness subscrib ehis name thereto as Witness of the Execution thereof and that they th esaid Michael Smyth & John Chrisman subscribed their name thereto as Witnesses of the same in the presence of the testator and at the request and that at the time of doing the same he the said Lewis was of sound & disposing mine & memory according to the best of these Deponents knowledge & belief ~~
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me
Signed: David Espey, Registor
Michael Smyth
John Christman

Transcript of the original Will of Ludwig Casselman

January the thirtieth day one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine Th eLast will and Testament of Lewis Castleman Bedford County and townshi pIn the name of the father and of the son and the holy ghost I Lewis Castleman of said County andtownship above mentioned am in Hopes by a True faith in our savior Jesus Christ wishing that he may be pleas'd to Receive my Soul at present under his Banner of Love and am determined to
Depart this Life therefore I beseech and bequeath and assign my right and title of all my Effects and my property Land four hundred Acres Cows horses and Every living creature in my custody Every article movable and unmovable I bequeath and assign to my lawful wife *[inserted here: "Mary Castleman"] and her Heirs assigns Executors and administrators and to be at her Disposal from the very last hour of said Mary Castleman Departure Notabene Be it known to all such persons or person that my wife Mary Castleman is to have the priviledge of disposing of either one or the othe rof the property or effects which I Lewis Castleman hath assign'd over t oher when ever she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~

Present: Michael Smyth, James Taylor, John Chrisman

Signed: Lewis Castleman

Signed seal'd and Delivered to said Mary Castleman in the presents of NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek


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Bedford County Pa
On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seve nhundred and eight nine the within named Michael Smyth & John Chrisman two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing cam epersonally before me theSubscriber Registor for the probate of Wills i nthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and being duly sworn according to La wdid declare and say that they were personally present and heard & saw the within named Lewis Castleman made his mark, seal, publish & declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and tha tthey did also see James Taylor the other subscribing witness subscrib ehis name thereto as Witness of the Execution thereof and that they th esaid Michael Smyth & John Chrisman subscribed their name thereto as Witnesses of the same in the presence of the testator and at the request and that at the time of doing the same he the said Lewis was of sound & disposing mine & memory according to the best of these Deponents knowledge & belief ~~
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me
Signed: David Espey, Registor
Michael Smyth
John Christman

Transcript of the original Will of Ludwig Casselman

January the thirtieth day one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine Th eLast will and Testament of Lewis Castleman Bedford County and townshi pIn the name of the father and of the son and the holy ghost I Lewis Castleman of said County andtownship above mentioned am in Hopes by a True faith in our savior Jesus Christ wishing that he may be pleas'd to Receive my Soul at present under his Banner of Love and am determined to
Depart this Life therefore I beseech and bequeath and assign my right and title of all my Effects and my property Land four hundred Acres Cows horses and Every living creature in my custody Every article movable and unmovable I bequeath and assign to my lawful wife *[inserted here: "Mary Castleman"] and her Heirs assigns Executors and administrators and to be at her Disposal from the very last hour of said Mary Castleman Departure Notabene Be it known to all such persons or person that my wife Mary Castleman is to have the priviledge of disposing of either one or the othe rof the property or effects which I Lewis Castleman hath assign'd over t oher when ever she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~

Present: Michael Smyth, James Taylor, John Chrisman

Signed: Lewis Castleman

Signed seal'd and Delivered to said Mary Castleman in the presents of NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek


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Bedford County Pa
On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seve nhundred and eight nine the within named Michael Smyth & John Chrisman two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing cam epersonally before me theSubscriber Registor for the probate of Wills i nthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and being duly sworn according to La wdid declare and say that they were personally present and heard & saw the within named Lewis Castleman made his mark, seal, publish & declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and tha tthey did also see James Taylor the other subscribing witness subscrib ehis name thereto as Witness of the Execution thereof and that they th esaid Michael Smyth & John Chrisman subscribed their name thereto as Witnesses of the same in the presence of the testator and at the request and that at the time of doing the same he the said Lewis was of sound & disposing mine & memory according to the best of these Deponents knowledge & belief ~~
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me
Signed: David Espey, Registor
Michael Smyth
John Christman

Transcript of the original Will of Ludwig Casselman

January the thirtieth day one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Nine Th eLast will and Testament of Lewis Castleman Bedford County and townshi pIn the name of the father and of the son and the holy ghost I Lewis Castleman of said County andtownship above mentioned am in Hopes by a True faith in our savior Jesus Christ wishing that he may be pleas'd to Receive my Soul at present under his Banner of Love and am determined to
Depart this Life therefore I beseech and bequeath and assign my right and title of all my Effects and my property Land four hundred Acres Cows horses and Every living creature in my custody Every article movable and unmovable I bequeath and assign to my lawful wife *[inserted here: "Mary Castleman"] and her Heirs assigns Executors and administrators and to be at her Disposal from the very last hour of said Mary Castleman Departure Notabene Be it known to all such persons or person that my wife Mary Castleman is to have the priviledge of disposing of either one or the othe rof the property or effects which I Lewis Castleman hath assign'd over t oher when ever she thinks proper or necessity compels her to ~~

Present: Michael Smyth, James Taylor, John Chrisman

Signed: Lewis Castleman

Signed seal'd and Delivered to said Mary Castleman in the presents of NB: said plantation of Lewis Castleman lies joining Brushs Creek & Dunnings Creek


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Bedford County Pa
On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seve nhundred and eight nine the within named Michael Smyth & John Chrisman two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument in writing cam epersonally before me theSubscriber Registor for the probate of Wills i nthe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and being duly sworn according to La wdid declare and say that they were personally present and heard & saw the within named Lewis Castleman made his mark, seal,publish & declare the within written Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and tha tthey did also see James Taylor the other subscribing witness subscrib ehis name thereto as Witness of the Execution thereof and that they th esaid Michael Smyth & John Chrisman subscribed their name thereto as Witnesses of the same in the presence of the testator and at the request and that at the time of doing the same he the said Lewis was of sound & disposing mine & memory according tothe best of these Deponents knowledge & belief ~~
Sworn to and subscribed the day & year aforesaid before me
Signed: David Espey, Registor
Michael Smyth
John Christman
 
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