JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


EPHRAIM SMITH'S WILL


10 JUNE 1854

WILL

In the name of God, Amen. I Ephraim Smith of the town of Wilna in the county of Jefferson and State of New York of the age of seventy-nine years, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say. First, I give and bequeath to my son, David Smith, the sum of two hundred dollars, to my daughter Maria Armstrong, the sum of two hundred dollars, to my son Napoleon B. Smith, the sum of one hundred dollars, to my daughter Patience Chase, the sum of fifty dollars, to my daughter Francis Blood, the sum of fifty dollars, to my son Ephraim Smith, the sum of fifty dollars, to my grandson Stillman Armstrong the sum of twenty-five dollars, and to my grandson Ephraim Smith, the son of David, the sum of twenty-five dollars. Which said several legacies or sums of money I direct and order to be paid to the said respective legacies within one year after my decease, but in case my estate at the time of my decease is not sufficient to pay all of the said legacies then and in that case I direct and order to be paid to the said respective legacies the whole of my estate after paying all of my just debts and funeral expenses and to be divided and paid to them in proportion to their said legacies.
Second, I give and devise all the rest residue and remaindeer of my estate to my sons, David Smith, Napoleon B. Smith and Ephraim Smith and my daughters Maria Armstrong, Patience Chase, Frances Blood, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike, and lastly I hereby appoint my friend, Herman Cowan of Wilna, afore said, sole executor of this my last Will and testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 10th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred fifty four.

Ephraim Smith L.S.

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Ephraim Smith, as for his last Will and testament in the prescnece of us who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses there to.

Theodore S. Hammond of Carthage, Jefferson Co. NY
Charles T. Hammond of Carthage, Jefferson Co. NY


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