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JAMES WEED - LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN- I JAMES WEED OF THE TOWN OF WALTON AND COUNTY OF DELA-WARE AND STATE OF NEW YORK BEING WEAK IN BODY BUT OF SOUND MEMORY [BLESSED BE GOD] DUE THIS FIRST DAY OF APRIL IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN MAKE AND PUBLISH THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN THE MANNER FOLLOWING, THAT IS TO SAY IN THE FIRST PLACE I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO MY WELL BELOVED WIFE SABRA ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO BE PAID OUT OF MY ESTATE BY MY EXECUTOR AT MY DECEASE. ITEN 2 d I GIVE AND BEQUEATH TO JAMES WEED THE THIRD BEING THE ELDEST SON OF MY SON LEWIS ALL THAT PART OF MY REAL ESTATE BEGINNING AT THE PLACE OF THE OLD BRIDGE ON THE DELAWARE RIVER AND RUNNING AS THE ROAD RUNS TO THE SOUTH BARCROSS [?] AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL SOUTH OF THE ORCHARD ON THE HILL FROM THENCE ON A DIRECT LINE TO THE NEW MEADOW SO CALLED TO A BASS TREE MARKED "L .W." THENCE A SOUTHWESTARDLY COURSE AS THE FENCE NOW RUNS AS FAR AS AN EASTERLY COUSE TO THE LINE BETWEEN MY OWN LAND AND THE LINE OF NEHEMIAH RICHARDS AND RUNNING ON SAID LINE TO A BEACH STUMP BEING THE CORNER BETWEEN ME AND THE SAID RICHARDS LAND AND MY OWN AND THENCE ON A LINE BETWEEN MY OWN AND THE LAND OF THE HEIRS OF LETUS [?] GARDINER DECEASED TO SAID DELAWARE RIVER AND THENCE DOWN THE SAID RIVER THAT MAY WIND AND TURN TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING SO AS TO CONTAIN ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES. ALSO THAT PART OF REAL ESTATE BEGINNING OF THE WEST CORNER OF THE HOUSE LURCH [?] THE ------- [?] FROM WHENCE I LIVE THENCE RUNNING SOUTHWESTWARDLY TO WHERE THE OLD SAW MILL STOOD THENCE AN EASTWARDLYCOURSE AS THE FENCE NOW RUNS UNTILL IT STRIKES MARVINS ROAD THAT GOES DOWN THE RIVER THENCE A NORTHWARDLY COURSE ON THE WEST SIDE OF SAID ROAD UNTILL IT STRIKES THE PEPACTON ROAD. THENCE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID ROAD A WESTERLY COURSE TO THE PLACE OF THE BEGINNING CONTAINING ABOUT TEN ACRES RESERVING THE USE OF THE HOUSE ON THE LAST MENTIONED LOT AND THE GARDEN TO ELIZABETH WARING DURING HER LIFE - THE ABOVE MENTIONED ESTATE WHICH IS GIVEN TO JAMES WEED THE THIRD. ABRAHAM OGDEN IS TO HAVE THE USE OF UNTILL THE SAID JAMES WEEDARRIVES AT THE AGE OF TWENTY ONE YEARS THEN THE SAID JAMES WEED COME IN FULL POSSESSION OF THE ABOVE PREMISES. -- - - 3d AND ALL THE REMMAINING PARTS OF MY REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST THE FOLLOWING PERSONS TO WIT ELIZABETH WARING THE WIFE OF LINUS WARING OR HER HEIRS: RUTH SMITH THE WIFE OF DAVID SMITH: AND THE HEIRS OF SARAH MCCALL, WIFE OF ANSEL MCCALL DECEASED: AND HANNAH BUTLER THE WIFE OF WILLIAM BUTLER OR HER HEIRS AND ABIGAIL OGDEN THE WIFE OF ABRAHAM OGDEN OR HER HEIRS: AND THE LAWFUL AND LEGAL HEIRS OF MY SON EDMOND. AND TO MY SON LEWIS WEED I GIVE TWENTY DOLLARS. AND THE REMAINDER OF MY SON LEWIS WEEDS SHARE OF MY ESTATE I GIVE TO EBENEZER WEED AND ALBERT WEED MY SON LEWIS WEEDS - -- -- AND I ORDAIN ABRAHAM OGDEN MY SOLE EXECUTOR OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN TRUST FOR THE PURPOSES IN THIS MY WILL CONTAINED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE INTENT AND MEANING THEREOF AND THAT MY EXECUTOR SHALL FOR HIS NECESSARY TROUBLE AND EXPENSE RESERVE A REASONABLE SUM TO BE PAID OUT OF MY PERSONAL PROPERTY BEFORE ANY DISTRIBUTION OF MY PERSONAL PROPERTY SHALL BE MADE: IN WITNESS WHEREOF I THE SAID JAMES WEED HAVE TO THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT SET MY HAND AND SEAL THE DAY AND YEAR ABOVE WRITTEN
JAMES WEED
 
          WITNESSES: JOHN ELLS
                              JONATHAN B WATROUS
                              MORGAN WATROUS   


submitted by Dan Touse, March 23, 1998


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