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submitted by Kerry Hallas, August 29, 2000

Maynard, Stephen - Harpersfield H-552
Delaware Co., NY
Probated 10 May 1875

STEPHEN MAYNARD (WILL

Be it remembered that at a Surrogates Court held in the Surrogates Office in Delhi in and for the County of Delaware on the 10th day of May 1875 the last Will and testament of Stephen Maynard late of the town of Harpersfield in the County of Delaware deceased was duly proved before Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate of said county and was by said surrogate adjudged valid and established as a will of Real and personal estate and the same together with the proofs and examinations and the probate thereof and pursuant to an order of said Surrogate here recorded to wit:

In the name of God Amen I Stephen Maynard being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and testament that is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged I give and bequeath all my real and personal estate of whatever name or nature to my beloved wife Hannah.

Likewise I make constitute and afford my wife Hannah F. Maynard to be Executrix of this my last Will and testament hereby making all former wills by me made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.

Stephen Maynard L.S.

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Stephen Maynard in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last Will and testament and we at his request have signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.

Richtemeyer Hubbell, Harpersfield, N.Y.
John Bell, Harpersfield, N.Y.
Delaware County Surrogates Court

In the matter of the probate of the last Will and testament of Stephen Maynard late of said county deceased as a Will of Real and personal estate. Delaware County ss.

Richtemeyer Hubble of the town of Harpersfield in the County of Delaware being sworn deposes that he saw the above named Stephen Maynard late of the town of Harpersfield in the County of Delaware deceased subscribe and execute the instrument shown him and which purports to be the last Will and testament of the said Stephen Maynard and bears date the first day of March 1875 and that he heard the said Stephen Maynard declare the same to be his last will and testament and that he this deponent together with John Bell the other subscribing witness subscribed his name as witness to said instrument at his request and at the time thereof the said Stephen Maynard was of sound mind and memory of full age to make said Will and not under any restraint.

Richtemeyer Hubbell
Sworn and subscribed before me this 10th day of May 1875
Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate
Delaware County Surrogate
Delaware County Surrogates Court

In the matter of the probate of the last Will and testament of Stephen Maynard of said County deceased as a Will of Real and personal property. Delaware County ss.

John Bell of the town of Harpersfield in the County of Delaware being sworn deposes that he saw the above named Stephen Maynard late of the town of Harpersfield in the County of Delaware deceased subscribe and execute the instrument shown him and which purports to be the last Will and testament of the said Stephen Maynard and bears date the first day of March 1875 and that he heard the said Stephen Maynard declare the same to be his last will and testament and that he this deponent together with Richtemeyer Hubbell the other subscribing witness subscribed his name as a witness to said instrument at his request and at the time thereof the said Stephen Maynard was of sound mind and memory of full age to make said will and not under any restraint.

John Bell
Sworn and subscribed before me this 10th day of May 1875
Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate

I Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate of the County of Delaware do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the whole of the probate of the last Will and testament of Stephen Maynard late of the town of Harpersfield deceased together with the proofs and examinations taken on the probate thereof.

Edwin D. Wagner, Surrogate



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