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Will of Benjamin SIAS of Baltimore County, Maryland, 1802
Source:  transcription generously provided by Bob & Betty Fowler.  (Summary and boldface added by webmaster.)

Testator:  Benjamin SIAR/SYAR of Baltimore Co., MD
Wife:  Susanna SYAR
Sons:  Beal SYAR, Micajah SYAR, Joshua SYAR, Benjamin SYAR, Jr.
Daughters:  Delilah SYAR, Matilda SYAR
Incidentals:  Carrod/Conrad LONG
Executors:  Susanna SYAR, Elijah CARBIN/CORBIN
Date signed:  2 Feb 1802
Witnesses:  Joseph SYAR, Nichodemus/Nicodemus CORBIN, Benjamin CORBIN [Sr.], Benjamin CORBIN, Jr.

Benjamin CORBIN, Sr., is brother-in-law of the testator (husband of Sarah SIAS, testator's sister).  Nicodemus, Elijah, and Benjamin CORBIN, Jr., are sons of Benjamin CORBIN, Sr., that is, nephews of the testator.

In the name of God Amen.  I Benjamin Siar of Baltimore County being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit I will and bequeath to my dear beloved wife Susanna Syar one third part of all my real estate during her natural life and at her decease to be equally divided between my six children that is to say Delilah Syar Beal Syar Micajah Syar and Matilda Syar Joshua Syar and Benjamin Syar Jun, also my will and desire is that there be sold one of my horse creatures that is my black mare for the helping to discharge my just debts and all the remainder part of my personal estate I will to be left on the place where I now live for the helping to raise and maintain my above named children.  I all also will that two small tracts of my land or one tract by the name of Anna Portion Enlarged be sold and part of _____ Enlargement containing about sixty acres also a part of tract of land called Bens Veration and the money raised by the sale of the above named tracts of land together with all the grain of every kind that can be spared after supporting of the above described family that is now on hand that is to pay wheat _____ and corn be sold and all the money together with three bonds as obligations in writing from a certain Carrod Long to me for the payment fifty pounds each the first due on the first day of May 1802 the second on the first day of May 1803 and th third on the first day of May 1804 and the money raised from and singular of these after all my funeral expenses together with all just and lawfully debts be paid my will and desire is that the money so left be equally divided between my six before named children at the time of their coming to lawful age and at the time of the youngest child coming to lawful age I will that all the so remaning part of my land be sold and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided among my before mentioned children and I hereby nominate and appoint that if my beloved wife Susanna Syar should see cause to marry before the youngest child comes to lawful age that all the male children be bound to trades at the age of sixteen years and thereby nominate and appoint Susanna Syar and Elijah Carbin Executors of this my last will and testament with full power to convey and make over all my land as directed in this my last will to be sold also to convey and make over a tract of land by the name of Anns Portion Enlarged and a part of Bens Veration to the amount one hundred and fifty acres of land sold by me to a certain Conrad Long and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made hereto fore.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and two.
/s/ Benjamin Syar
Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Benjamin Syar as his last will and testament in the presence of us
Joseph Syar
Benjamin Corbin Jun.
Nichodemus Corbin
and Benjamin Corbin Jun
Baltimore County to wit on the
3 of March 1802 came Joseph Syar
Subscribing Evidence to the Afore-
going last Will and Testament of 
Benjamin Syar and made oath to that 
Webmaster's note:  
Surely the first of the two Benjamin CORBIN's witnessing the will was Sr., not Jr.
Family Group Sheet of Benjamin SIAS & Susannah __?__

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