In the matter of the estate of SARAH STARR, of Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY:
WILL OF SARAH STARR
I SARAH STARR of the Town of Brownville, County of Jefferson, State of New York. Do make and proclaim this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz I give and bequeath to my grandchildren GEORGE, SAMUEL, FANNY and SARAH ANN STARR, all my personal property effects goods and chattels to be divided equal between them by WILLIAM KNOX whom I nominate constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirtieth day of October in the year of our Lord 1835. /s/ Sarah Starr
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Sarah Starr as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in presence of the said testatrix. L. C. PRATT of Brownville and CHARLES B. AVERY of Brownville. Will proved: 1 August 1837
Wills of Jefferson Co., NY: Vol. A, p. 245.
NOTE: In the proof of will process, one of the witnesses, Lanson C. Pratt, stated that he had lived in Sarah's household for ten years before her death and thought she was about 70 years old when she made her will.
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