Robert McCune

Robert McCune

Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Oct 1857 (aged 61–62)
Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 15058700 · View Source
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Robert wrote this will about 4 years before his death. Perhaps he was having health problems, or maybe he just wanted to make sure Elizabeth and his son, Matthew Henry McCune, were taken care of. By this time, both of his daughters, Jemima Kyle McCune and Keziah Mary McCune, were married. His only other son, James McCune, was a doctor and living in Ohio.

Robert S. McCune, one of the witnesses, is from another McCune family. Perhaps he was related to Samuel McCune and wife, Isabel Brady, whose granddaughter, Hannah Jane “Jennie” McCune married Robert and Elizabeth’s grandson, Robert Stuart McCune. There were SO many McCunes in this area, it's not wise to speculate or make assumptions. Since he made his son. James. Executor along with his wife, Elizabeth, Executrix, it makes me wonder if Matthew was in poor health and he was more concerned with his future than James, who already had a career.

This will is very short. Sadly, Matthew Henry McCune died at age 37, living just one year past his mother, Elizabeth Kyle McCune. Before Elizabeth died in 1863, she had a very short will and left the estate to her two daughters and son, Dr. James McCune. I'm assuming some agreement was made to take care of Matthew. Contrary to what this memorial says, John Vandegrift McCune was not the son of Robert McCune and Elizabeth Kyle. He was added to this memorial a while ago. Attempts to have him removed have been ignored.

In the name of God Amen I Robert McCune of Southampton Township Cumberland County considering certainty of death and uncertainty of the time thereof do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows. I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth and my son Matthew Henry the proceeds of income of my real estate and to enjoy the same in common deriving their natural lives and the survivor of them to enjoy the whole during her or his natural life. I hereby appoint my said wife Elizabeth and my son James, Executrix and Executor of this last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereforth set my hand and seal this 11th day of July 1853, signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said Robert McCune we at his request and in his presence signing our names as witness here Robert S McCune and Samuel Wherry.

AD 1857 before me William Sythe registrar for the administration in and for said County personally by Robert S McCune

Husband of Elizabeth McCunePer burial listing Middle Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Lower cemetery.

Husband of Elizabeth McCune.

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Departed this life Dec 30, 1857, in the 63rd year of his age.



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  • Originally Created by: Douglas Little
  • Added: 27 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15058700
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert McCune (1795–30 Oct 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15058700, citing Middle Spring Cemetery (Old), Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Skypainter (contributor 49889710) .