Will of Susanna Kroushair


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Submitted by Gayle Hendren
Transcribed from SAMPUBCO and described as Susanna Krousahir, Schoharie County, New York Volume A2, page 221

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SUSANNA KROUSHAIR

In the name of God amen, I Susanna Kroushair of the town of Schoharie, County of Schoharie and state of New York being mindful of my mortality do this Nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I resign my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping and believing in a remission of my sins by the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executrix hereinafter named and my worldly estate I give and divide as follows.

First I give and divide unto my two youngest daughters Mary Kroushair and Catharine Kroushair now residing with me all and every, my messuages, land, (?) and hereditaments with the affectionateness whereof I am seized in (?) . Situate lying and being in the town and county aforesaid unto my two daughters to be equally divided each having one equal half to have and to hold, all and every, the said messuages, land (?) and hereditaments with the affectionateness to them my above mentioned two daughters to themselves their heirs and assigns for ever. (the previous paragraph is very hard to read)

Also I give and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters Mary Kroushair and Catharine Kroushair all my personal property except paying my legacies as will be hereinafter mentioned, consisting of Stock and all my household furniture consisting of beds and bed clothes wearing apparel, kitching furniture and all things pertaining thereunto delivered and if they my two youngest daughters cannot agree to divide the above mentioned value in personal property which is to be equally divided between them according to the value thereof, then they, my two above named daughters shall choose two men to appraise the above named personal property and they shall divide according to that appraisal in an equal manner as above described , for their own proper use and benefit their heirs and assigns forever, except paying my legacies to my four following daughters which legally (?) is to be paid within the time of six months after my decease.

Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Maraby Enders the sum of one dollar. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elisabeth Murphy, the sum of one dollar. Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna Dennis, the sum of one dollar. Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Christine Pierce, the sum of one dollar and I do hereby appoint my two youngest daughters Mary Kroushair and Catharine Kroushair executrix of this my last will and testament and do give unto them, all the above mentioned (?) they my executrix must pay unto the above named heirs the above named sums.

And finally, all the rest, residue and remainder of all my estate and effects real and personal, whatsoever and wheresoever not otherwise mentioned before, otherwise (?) disposed of after payment of my debts, legacies and funeral expenses and other charges and deductions as aforesaid. I do give, divide and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters Mary Kroushair and Catherine Kroushair.

Witness whereof I have (?) my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Susanna Kroushair.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as and for her last will and testament in our presence who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness thereto:

Ezra Gallup Jnr.
Eseck Potter
Asa Edgcombs

Schoharie County Surrogate Court

In matter of proving the last will and testament of Susanna Kroushair deceased.

County of Schoharie, Ezra Gallup Junr of Schoharie being first duly sworn in open court hath deposed and say that he is a subscribing witness to the last will and testament of Susanna Kroushair, late of Schoharie in the county of Schoharie, deceased. Deponent further saith that the said Susanna Kroushair the said testator did in the presence of this deponent, subscribe her name at the end of the instrument which is now shown and exhibited to this deponent and which purports t be the last will and testament of the said Susanna Kroushair and which bears date on the 19th day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. Deponent further saith that the said Susanna Kroushair, the said testator did at the said time of subscribing her name as aforesaid at the end of the said will declare the said instrument so described and now exhibited to be her last will and testament and deponent did therefore subscribe his name to the said last will attesting witness thereto at the end of the said will at the request and in the presence of the said testator and the other subscribing witnesses thereto. Deponent further saith that at the said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of this deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said Susanna Kroushair was of sound mind and memory and of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information on behalf of this deponent. And further, this deponent saith that he saw Asa Edgecomb sign his name as a witness to said will in the presence of Susanna Kroushair that said Asa Edgecomb resides in the State of Michigan and has there resided for about eleven years as this deponent has been informed and believes.

Subscribed and sworn this 19th day of June 1837. Ezra Gallup Junr.

Before Jacob Houck Jnr, Surrogate of Schoharie County.

Schoharie County Surrogate Court

In the matter of proving the last will and testament of Susanna Kroushair, deceased.

County of Schoharie, Eseck Potter of Oneida in the county of Otsego, being first duly sworn in open court doth depose and say that he is a subscribing witness to the last will and testament of Susanna Kroushair, late of Schoharie, in the County of Schoharie, deceased. Deponent further seith that the said Susanna Kroushair, the said testator did in the presence of this deponent subscribe her name at the end of the instrument which is now shown and exhibited to this deponent and which purports to be the last will and testament of the said Susanna Kroushair and which bears the date of the 19th of May in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and twenty five. Deponent further saith that the said Susanna Kroushair, the said testator did at the said time of subscribing her name as aforesaid at the end of the said will, declare the said instrument so described and now exhibited to be the last will and testament. And deponent did therefore subscribe his name to the said will as an attesting witness thereto at the end of the said will at the request and in the presence of the said testator and the other subscribing witnesses thereto.

Deponent further saith that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of this deponents subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto as aforesaid, the said Susanna Kroushair was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent.

Subscribed and sworn this 12th day of June 1837 before one Jacob Houck Junr, Surrogate of Schoharie County.

Signed Eseck Potter


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