may be Received by all Christians as such, first I Bequeath my Soul to God my Maker hoping his Gracious acceptance of it, I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its Resurrection at the last Day, as to my
Burial I desire it may be without pomp or State at the Discretion of my Wife and children, as to my Worldly Estate I Will and positively Order that all my Debts be paid, first I Bequeath to my dear Wife Elizabeth the one third of my real and
personal Estate during her Life, and after her Death for it to Decend to my Youngest children, namely, Rhoda and Silas their Heirs and Assigns for ever, and if either of them should Die before they possess it I desire that the Survivor my Heir
it and if they should both Die, before they come of age and leaving no Issue then I desire it may decend to my four other Children herafter named their Heirs and Assigns for Ever.
John Whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and Seal this third Day of February one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five.
thereof her Dower or third part of the Deceased Estate both real and personal.
Testator therein Named Sign and Seal this Will and that they heard him publish pronounce and Declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and Disposing
Memory and understanding and they respectively Subscribed their names as Witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and that they did also see James Sargent the other Subscribing Witness subscribe his name as a
Witness thereto in the presence and at the request of the Testator and all in the presence of each Other.
Father: Aaron Allen PRATHER b: 10 OCT 1710 in Prince Georges Co,MD
Mother: Mary Jane PRATHER b: 1703 in Calvert Co,MD
Marriage 1 Elizabeth GARRETT