Will of Ira Dewey


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Submitted by Jeffrey J. Ward 3 St. Giles Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Names of Witnesses not listed by Mildred Bailey nor is the date that this will was probated. This is the text of the probated will because otherwise, it would not be on file with the County. If anyone has a date of death or date this will was proved, please provide me the dates. Jeffrey J. Ward

WILL OF IRA DEWEY (PAGE 3, BOOK U)

In the name of God Amen. I, Ira Dewey of the town of Carlisle, County of Schoharie, and State of New York. At the age of seventy-four years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish into declare my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say ,

First, I give and bequeath to my son Marcus S. Dewey the sum one hundred dollars, to my son Charles J Dewey three hundred dollars, to my son Jerome Dewey two hundred dollars, to my son Harvey L. Dewey five hundred dollars, to my son Franklin Dewey five hundred dollars to my son George Dewey the sum of three hundred dollars, and to my daughter Charlotte Bunton the sum of one hundred dollars which said several legacies on sums of money I order and direct to be paid by my executors out of my personal estate in two years, after my decease.

Second I give and devise to my son George Dewey all that certain tract or parcel of Carlisle situate lying and being in the Town of Carlisle, County of Schoharie an State of New York, known and distinguished by being called the Walker Lot and Bounded as follows: on the North by lands of Daniel D. Flagler (or Flafler) {note of transcriber Mildred Bailey}. On the East side by lands of John Baumes, on the south by Adam Felker, and on the West by lands of Jonathan Griffin and Daniel Flagler containing forty and 3/4 of an acre of land more or less together will all the hereditaments and appurtenances there unto belonging or in any way appertaining to have and to hold the above described premises to the said George Dewey, his heirs and assigns forever.

Third I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Charlotte Dewey all my household furniture, together with three hundred dollars in money to be accepted in lieu of dower.

Fourth I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Charlotte Dewey an undivided one-half of that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the town of Carlisle, County of Scoharie, State of New York and being the farm I now live upon and bounded on the North by highway on the East, by Thomas W. Borst on the South by John Baninis and on the West by Daniel D. Flagler containing eighty-three acres of land more or less to have and to hold the above described undivided one-half to her the said Charlotte Dewey as long as she shall remain my widow.

Fifth I give and devise to my son Edward Dewey al of the undivided one half of the farm or tract of land which I now live upon and is situate in the town of Carlisle, County of Scoharie, State of New York, and bounded as follows, on the North side by Public Highway, on the East by lands of Thomas Borst, on the South by John Banmies (Baumes) and on the West by lands of Daniel D. Flagler containing eighty-three acres of land more or less and the remaining one-half after the death of my widow to the said Edward Dewey and his heirs and assigns forever.

Sixth I give and bequeath all residue of my personal estate not heretofore devised to my six sons Marcus S., Charles J., Harvey L., Jerome, Franklin, George Dewey, each to share and share alike.

Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my three sons Harvey L. Dewey, Edward Dewey and Franklin Dewey to be the executors of this my last will and testament truly revoking all former wills by me at any time made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, said this 17th day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred fifty-seven.

The above instrument consisting of one sheet of paper was at the date signed and sealed and published and declared by the said Ira Dewey as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in and presence and names as witnesses thereto.

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