Washington County, Pennsylvania, Will Book 2, page 489,
In the name of God Amen I Barnet Cole of Washington County, State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit, And first I give and bequeath to my grandson David McClain one horse worth forty-five dollars, also a saddle and bridle, and one good suit of cloths, all of which is to be furnished him out of my real estate when he shall come to the age of twenty one years. Also my will is that the said David be boarded and schooled out of my estate, during his minority, until he should be made acquainted with reading, writing, and arithmetic to the rule of three. 2nd all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, goods and chattels, real and personal, of what kind or nature so ever, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Susanna Cole during her natural life or widowhood, and after her death, I give and devise my real estate to my three sons Tunis, William, and Barnet Cole, to be equally divided between them. I also give to my son Barnet Cole my last spring colt and my spoon moulds. All of the rest of my personal estate, I give and bequeath to my daughters Anna Crow, Susanna Cole, Rebecca & Kizia Jones, Jemima Crow, Nancy Hutchinson, and Sarah Cole to be equally divided between them, after the death of my beloved wife Susanna Cole. Should there at any time be more stock on hand than my said beloved wife Susanna Cole should choose to keep, my will is that she chose two free holders to appraise such part as she may direct and give such appraised.... to such of my beloved daughters (as part of their portion) as she shall think fit. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my friends James Dicky and Christian Hootman sole executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made, ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.
Witnesses: W. Wilson, Samuel Miller, George Jones
April 4, 1814
Letters testamentary with copy of the will and probate annexed issued to James Dicky and Christian Hootman the executors within named who on same day were sworn. Registered and compared with original the 4th day of April 1814.