JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


William Sprague's Estate

Will

Last Will and Testament. I, William Sprague of the Town of Antwerp of County of Jefferson and State of New York, do make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:
First, I direct the payment of my just debts, if any.

Second, I give and bequeath to my Son Wm. one Brown horse known as the Wait horse als one span of Grey Coalts 3 yers old one New Buggy 3d To my Wife Mary the use and income from all the remainder of my Real and Personal Estate during the time She remains my widow 4th After the death or marriage of my Wife Mary I give to my Children Laurena Addie Hattie and William or to their heirs all the remainder and residue of my Estate to be equally divided

Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint Charles Deans and Elva Turner to be the executators of this, my last Will and Testament, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 27th day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety four

    William Sprague (seal)

The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by William Sprague the testator therein named, in the presence of us and each of us. he at the time of making such subscription acknowledged that he executed the same, and declared the said instrument so subscribed by him to be his last Will and Testament, Whereupon we, at his request and in our presence, and in the presence of each other, do hereby subscribe as witnesses thereto. Alonzo Chapin Antwerp NY Merton Shampine Antwerp

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As this appears to be a transcription of another (original?) document [I base that on the names and signatures all being identical) I have not included the reference [signed]. Hope that I deciphered some words and names correctly. Here it is:

William Sprague's Estate Will

Last Will and Testament. I, William Sprague of the Town of Antwerp of County of Jefferson and State of New York, do make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

First, I direct the payment of my just debts, if any.

Second, I give and bequeath to my Son Wm. one Brown horse known as the Wait horse als one span of Grey Coalts 3 yers old one New Buggy 3d To my Wife Mary the use and income from all the remainder of my Real and Personal Estate during the time She remains my widow 4th After the death or marriage of my Wife Mary I give to my Children Laurena Addie Hattie and William or to their heirs all the remainder and residue of my Estate to be equally divided

Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint Charles Deans and Elva Turner to be the executators of this, my last Will and Testament, and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 27th day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety four
William Sprague (seal)

The foregoing instrument was at the date thereof subscribed by William Sprague the testator therein named, in the presence of us and each of us. he at the time of making such subscription acknowledged that he executed the same, and declared the said instrument so subscribed by him to be his last Will and Testament, Whereupon we, at his request and in our presence, and in the presence of each other, do hereby subscribe as witnesses thereto.

Alonzo Chapin Antwerp NY
Merton Shampine Antwerp


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