Pauline M. Dodge
In matter of Probate of Will of Pauline M. Dodge
And now April 13 1899, Was afor-------- for Probate an Instrument of Writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Pauline M. Dodge, late of the township of Harmony, in said County, Deceased: and at the same ----- cause Y.E. Miller and Hamel Mr. Johnson, Mr ---- ----- witnesses to the said Instrument of Writing who being duly sworn according to law did say: That they ------- and saw and heard the said Pauline M. Dodge sign seal publish pronounce and declare the said Instrument of Writing ? and for her Last Will and Testament ? and at the time of her so doing she was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief: Whereupon the said Instrument of Writing was duly admitted to Probate. Fully sworn to be her Last Will and Testament of the said Pauline M. Dodge, Deceased, and is the --- words following to wit:
I, Paulina M. Dodge, wife of John W. Dodge of the Township of Harmony in the County of Susquehanna and the State of Pennsylvania do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofor made.
First - : - I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged as soon after my decease as is convenient.
Second :- I give divise and bequeath- to my son, George E. Dodge, my farm, situate in the -Township of Harmony, County of Susquehanna, State of Pennsylvania, consisting of about Forty-Seven (47) Acres of land: Being the Two Tracts of Land conveyed to me by George p. Little, Trustee, by deed dated May 21st A.D. 1894 and recorded in The office for recording of Deeds in and for Susquehanna County in Deed Book No. 89, page 214. To have and to hold the said tracts of land to the said George E. Dodge his heirs and his assigns forever: Subject however to the payment of the legacy of One Hundred Dollars ($100.) hereinafter - given to my daughter, Winifred E. Dodge.
Third :- I give and bequeath to my daughter Winifred E. Dodge the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.) to be obtained from and charged upon the real estate in the second item hereof devised to my son George E. Dodge: and I hereby ------------- all my estate other than the real estate so divised from the payment of this legacy.
All the rest and residue of my estate, ---- personal and ------ of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate at the time of my decease, I give devise and bequeath to my five children, viz: George E. Dodge,Leona M. Foot, Inez E. Myers,Harry V. Dodge and Winifred E Dodge, there heirs and assigns forever, share and share alike.
And lastly I nominate- and appoint ? my son George E. Dodge to be the executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
In testimony whereof, I have to this my Last Will and Testament, written in type write ? on two (2) sheets of paper connected, together with eyelets and ------ shut whereof subscribed my name and affixed my seal this sixth-day of May One Thousand Eight-Hundred and Ninty-Eight.
Paulina M. Dodge (Seal)
Signed, sealed Published and Declared by the ? above named Paulina M. Dodge as and for herLast Will and Testament in the presence of me, and at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other -------- subscribed our names as witnesses.
Nathaniel M. Johnson
Estate of Paulina M. Dodge Dec
George E. Dodge Exr.
And now April 13 1899, Letters Testementarty u-- in due form of law granted unto George E. Dodge; Her -Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Paulina M. Dodge, late of the Township of Harmony, in said County, Deceased: In having first born duly sworn will and truly to administer the goods and chattles rights and --dils which was of the said document, according to law.
Note:I found this document very difficult to transcribe. Expect some errors in transcription and see that words and letters have been replaced by ---- when I could not glean any meaning from them.
The important things to me were the discovery of the Husband John W. Dodge and the children George E. Dodge, Winifred E. Dodge, Harry V. Dodge, (also referred to in Deeds as Henry V and even Harvey V as I understand the documents) Inez E. Myers, Leona M. Foot. I wonder if Inez and Leona were adoptees from other family members, children of others unions or a combination of both.