Hophni Smith

Male 1796 - 1849


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  • Name  Hophni Smith 
    Born  15 Aug 1796  Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Sep 1849  Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Abt 2 Oct 1849  Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I80  Main
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2013 

    Father  Samuel Smith,   b. Abt 1755, Smith's Clove, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1836, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Mapes,   b. 13 Jun 1757, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F49  Group Sheet

    Family  Lydia McElroy,   b. 20 Apr 1800, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1865, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1816 
    Children 
    >1. David H Smith,   b. 25 Sep 1816, [probably] Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1905
     2. Albert L Smith,   b. 2 Dec 1820,   d. 27 Nov 1893
     3. Adeline Smith,   b. 24 Apr 1822,   d. 11 Jul 1884
     4. Sidney Algeron Smith,   b. 2 Feb 1825,   d. 22 Feb 1908
    >5. Samuel Smith,   b. 17 May 1827, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1867, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Ann Smith,   b. 24 Oct 1829, [probably] Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901
     7. Mary Jane Smith,   b. 2 Feb 1832, Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1908, Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Harmon Smith,   b. 23 Apr 1834,   d. 23 Nov 1834
    >9. Hophni Smith,   b. 17 May 1838, [probably] Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1915
     10. Margaret Smith,   b. 20 Sep 1842, [probably] Monroe, Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1917
    Last Modified  3 Dec 2013 
    Family ID  F450  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1796 - Monroe, Orange County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1849 - Monroe, Orange County, New York Link to Google Earth
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    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
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    In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel Smith, of the town of Monroe, in the County of Orange & State of New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life; and being of sound and perfect mind
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills Volume J Page 487
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    and memory, (blessed be almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First, I do will and order that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal property; Then I give unto my grand son, David Smith,(son of David Smith, deceased), of the residue of my personal property the sum of one dollar. I then do give and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal property unto my three daughters, Elinor Holbert, Hannah Mickens, and Ann Hunter (to be equally divided excepting the best coverlet which belongs to the bed on which I sleep that I do give to my daughter Ann Hunter; and the bed on which I sleep with the residue of the bedding belonging thereto, I do give and bequeath it unto my granddaughter Martha Meekins. These several legacies I will and order shall be paid to the said and respective legatees within one year after my decease. As to my freehold estate, I give and devise unto my two sons James Smith and Jesse Smith and to my two grandsons, Samuel Smith and William Smith, their heirs and assigns, All that part of my homestead farm lying within the following described boundaries (as lately marked out by myself, & my son Hophni Smith and the Rev. Hosea Ball) Beginning at the corner of Robert Arnold and Joseph Fitsgerald's land in the southerly line of my farm then following a straight course northeasterly to a small white ash tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on the north bank of a brook near the road that leads from my dwelling house to the Valley road_ thence along down the brook to a small Rock Oak Tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on the north bank of said brook by a fall of the waters and near the road that leads to the Valley road_ thence a straight corner northerly to a Rock Oak tree (blazed and notched on two sides) standing on a high bank on the westerly side of a small rill of water near a large sugar maple tree standing at the North end of a large rock or ledge to an Ironwood tree (blazed and notched on two sides standing in the wood near the gap in the fence that leads from side hill lot into spring lot _
    ...
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills Volume J Page 488
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
    1836 Samuel Smith will probated
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    from thence keeping the same course to John Gray's line thence southerly following my line round to the place of beginning. To have and to hold unto them (the said James Smith, Jesse Smith, Samuel Smith and William Smith) their heirs and assigns forever. The remaining part of my homestead farm I give and devise unto my son Moses Smith, his heirs and assigns forever (upon the consideration that he, the said Moses Smith shall shall (sic) within three years after my decease pay to my executors the sum of sixty dollars to be added to my personal property and by them dispense according to the directions I have given above in relation to my personal estate) to have and to hold the same (all the rest residue and remainder of my homestead farm not herein otherwise disposed of) unto him the said Moses Smith, his heirs and assigns forever (I hereby recognize the children he had by his former wife Patty as well as those he has by the last wife Jane as heirs) Lastly, as to all the rest residue and remainder of my freehold estate, together with the residue of my right title and interest in Lot No 3 in the subdivision of Big Lot #12 being one equal fourth part undivided of said Lot No 3 except seventy acres in said fourth part which I have sold to Peter Townsend Jr. I give and bequeath unto my two sons Moses Smith and Hophni Smith their heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold this same unto them the said Moses Smith and Hophni Smith their heirs and assigns forever.

    I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made and appoint my son Hophni Smith and my grandson William Smith executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the first day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and thirty [1 Mar 1830].

    Samuel Smith. [his seal].
    Source: Orange County NY Surrogate Court, Liber of Wills Volume J Page 489

  • Notes 
    • Transcribed and submitted by L. Hess

      Will of Hophni Smith

      I, Hophni Smith of the town of Monroe in the county of Orange being of sound mind and memory (blessed to the Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. viz.
      1st I give and bequeath to my wife Lydia the ? and possession of all my real and personal estate or property of whatever nature or description the same may be until my youngest child, Margaret. shall arrive at the age of eighteen years. I hereby direct my executors after my decease to take an inventory of all my personal property and also another inventory when my daughter Margaret is eighteen years of age of the personal property remain in the hands of my widow and if any discrepancy be found between the last and the first appraisal it shall be made up by my widow. I hereby give to my executors, while this personal property is in the hands of my widow leave to dispose of or exchange the same as they think best for the interest of the same taking care at all times that it must not be lessened in value.
      2nd It is my will that after my youngest child arrives at the age of eighteen years that my executors should sell all my real and personal estate and execute good and sufficient titles for the real estate, and the monies arising from the sale of said property whatever real or personal shall be equally divided between my eight children viz. David, Albert, Adeline, Samuel, Sarah Ann, Mary Jane, Hophni, and Margaret.
      3rd I give to my son Sidney the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him by my executors after the sale of my property as above directed, before a distribution is made to to other children.
      4th I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Lydia Smith and my son David Smith executors of this my last will and testament. In witness my hand and seal this 22 day of Sept. 1849. Hophni Smith
      [Source: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/orange/wills/id21.htm]

    Buried:
    • Hophni Smith
      Birth: Aug. 15, 1796 Monroe, Orange County, New York, USA
      Death: Sep. 29, 1849 Monroe, Orange County, New York, USA
      Burial: Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe, Orange County, New York, USA
      Inscription: 50y
      Notes:
      SOURCE: Surrogate papers and Wills Liber Q p 12 Orange County NY film 0836340
      1. Examination Nov 5, 1849
      The will of Hophni was witnessed by Robert Ashman (wife Lydia's Brother in law) and Joseph R Andrews (who appears to have written the will for an ailing Hophni, had it in his safe keeping and then apparently died before the date in Nov) Hophni who had Andrews write the will in question on 22 Sept 1749 had it subsequently witnessed in his presence at the request of Andrews by Robert Ashman. Hophni died about one week later, Sept 30, 1749 and Andrews appears to have died sometime between the writing of the will and Nov 5 1749. Hophni's eldest son David then got his father's will from the son of Andrews and the deposition declares that the paper in question is indeed Hophni's will.

      2. affidavits signed by David and Lydia Smith declaring themselves executors. 3 Nov 1849
      SOURCE:
      23 Oct 1849 Summons to appear for reading of will to Albert Smith, Samuel Smith, and Sidney Smith and John C McConnell, special Guardian for Sarah Ann, Mary Jane, Margaret W., and Edward H Smith minors.
      This paper is also witnessed by Adeline, David, Samuel and Lydia Smith. (The whole family mentioned in this paper.

      3. Petition 23 Oct 1849
      Statement by the court saying all the above have been notified - Names all listed again etc.

      4, the will of Hophni Smith 22 Sep 1849/5 Nov 1849
      I, Hophni Smith of the town of Monroe in the county of Orange being of sound mind and memory (blessed to the Almighty God for the same) do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows. viz.
      1st I give and bequeath to my wife Lydia the ? and possession of all my real and personal estate or property of whatever nature or description the same may be until my youngest child, Margaret. shall arrive at the age of eighteen years. I hereby direct my executors after my decease to take an inventory of all my personal property and also another inventory when my daughter Margaret is eighteen years of age of the personal property remain in the hands of my widow and if any discrepancy be found between the last and the first appraisal it shall be made up by my widow. I hereby give to my executors, while this personal property is in the hands of my widow leave to dispose of or exchange the same as they think best for the interest of the same taking care at all times that it must not be lessened in value.
      2nd It is my will that after my youngest child arrives at the age of eighteen years that my executors should sell all my real and personal estate and execute good and sufficient titles for the real estate, and the monies arising from the sale of said property whatever real or personal shall be equally divided between my eight children viz. David, Albert, Adeline, Samuel, Sarah Ann, Mary Jane, Hophni, and Margaret.
      3rd I give to my son Sidney the sum of fifty dollars to be paid to him by my executors after the sale of my property as above directed, before a distribution is made to to other children.
      4th I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Lydia Smith and my son David Smith executors of this my last will and testament. In witness my hand and seal this 22 day of Sept. 1849. Hophni Smith

      Spouse: Lydia MCElroy Smith (1800 - 1865)
      Children: David H Smith (1816 - 1905), Albert L Smith (1820 - 1893), Adaline Mullin Burroughs (1822 - 1884), Samuel Smith (1827 - 1867), Mary Jane Smith Frederick (1832 - 1908)
      Source: Find A Grave Memorial# 41284362, Maintained by: Lil Heselton, Originally Created by: Miles L. Davenport, Record added: Aug 28, 2009


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