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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

Owner/SourceOrange County NY Surrogate Court
Date19 Sep 1836
File nameSmith, Samuel 1836-09-19 will probated [Orange County NY Surrogate Court Liber J p488].jpg
File Size1.55m
Dimensions2160 x 3147
Linked toMartha Mickens; Ann Smith; David Smith; David Smith; Eleanor Smith; Hannah Smith; Hophni Smith; James Smith; Jesse Smith; Samuel Smith; William F Smith

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