Will of Henry Dodge, Oneida County, New York, New Hartford 47-109
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I Henry Dodge of the town of New Hartford
County of Oneida and State of New York being
of sound mind and memory, blessed be God
for the same, do make, publish declare this
to be my last will and testament in manner
and form following that is to say, viz:
First. I order and direct my executor hereinafter named, to see that all my just debts are fully paid and satisfied.
Second. I order my Executor to set aside from my estate and erect a suitable monument on my burial lot in district No. 4 in amount of money not to exceed the sum of five hundred dollars.
Third. I give and bequeath to my adopted daughter Minnie Dodge the sum of two hundred dollars, when she becomes twenty-one years of age, provided she remains in my family until that time, otherwise this bequest shall revert to my estate.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary A. Dodge the sum of two hundred dollars.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Grace A. Dodge all my household goods consisting of beds and bedding, books and pictures, furniture carpets and stoves, cooking utensils and all household supplies together with all my clothing and without inventory of same, as her property absolutely. Also the use of all my personal and real estate for her own use and support during her life.
Sixth. At the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath to my son Charles H. Dodge all my personal property remaining on my said premises consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Harness, Hens, tools and farm implements together with all my Hay and grain remaining on my said estate or wheresoever situated, to be his property absolutely.
Seventh. The rest and residue of my estate both personal and real at the death of my said wife I give and bequeath to my sons Albert and Charles H. to be divided equally between them share and share alike, reserving the right to my son Charles H. at his option of having any real estate appraised and holding said real estate in his own right by paying unto Albert a sum in one half of the appraised prior thing. This bequest is made to Albert provided he is living or leaves a child or children living at the decease of my said wife, otherwise the whole of said bequest I give to my son Charles H.
Eighth. I hereby constitute and appoint my son Charles H. Dodge sole Executor of my estate hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety one.
The above instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed published and declared by the said Henry Dodge as and for his last will and testament in presence of each of us and who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names thereunto as witnesses.
Morris M. Neal, Chadwicks, Oneida Co., N. Y.
Orson W. Olmstead, Saquoit, N. Y.
State of New York, County of Oneida, Surrogate∆s Office.
Be it Remembered, That on the 17th day of October 1892 at a Surrogate∆s Court, held in and for the County of Oneida, the within Last Will of Henry Dodge late of the Town of New Hartford in said County, deceased, was upon due proof admitted to probate as a will valid to pass real and personal property.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of said Court; at the City of Utica; on the 17th day of October A. D. 1892.
William M. Bright