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The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 3

Benjamin Lyons had the foresight to write a will before his death to make sure his family was well cared for. It began with the usual instructions that his debts and funeral expenses be paid. His wife was to live on the farm, receive a share of the grain and fruit, and keep a cow. Son James was to have the farm for five years after the death of his mother, or from the time of his father’s death; to keep it in good order, take care of the timber and pay all taxes. After five years, the farm of 157 1/4 acres was to be valued; the debts due him to be deducted and paid by son James. Then $200 was...


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