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Posted: 976449600000
Classification: Will
Edited: 995995977000
Herkimer Co, NY
Vol. J, P. 217

Will Dated: 05APR1848
Will Proved: 13MAR1854


HERKIMER County Surrogates Office

In the matter of proving the will of
Asahel ALFORD deceased as a will of
Real and personal property

Seth BURGESS of the town of Palermo in the County of Oswego being duly sworn and examined doth depose and Testify That he was acquainted with Asahel ALFORDS now deceased in his life time. That this deponent saw the said Asahel ALFORD subscribe the instrument now shown to the deponent purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Asahel ALFORD bearing date the Fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and that the said Asahel Alford at the same time declared the said instrument to be his last will and testament And that the deponent together with Wilber D. ARMSTRONG the other subscribing witness to said will subscribed his name as a witness at the request of the said deceased And that the said will was executed by the deceased in the presence of all of said witnesses and was attested by all of said witnesses at the time it was executed. And in the presence of the testator and of each other And at the time the same was executed the decease was of full lawful age and of sound mind and memory and not under restraint to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief And this deponent further saith that he was well acquainted with Wilbur D. ARMSTRONG the other subscribing witness to the will and with his manner and style of writing And that the signature Wilber D. ARMSTRONG signed as a witness to the paper purporting to be the will of Asahel ALFORD is the genuine hand writing of the said Wilber D. ARMSTRONG this deponent having seen write his name to the same And that said ARMSTRONG resides out of the State of New York.


Sworn examined and subscribed
This 13th day of March AD1843
Ezra GRAVES Surrogate


State of New York
Herkimer County Ss

I Asahel ALFORD of the town of Columbia in said County by this my last will and testament do will and bequeath to my five daughter (Viz) Lydia AMES, Polly AYLESWORTH, Belinda ALFORD, Chloe ORENDORF & Zeruah ORENDORF all my estate personal or real to be divided equally between them but if any one or more should not survive me then in such case it shall be equally divided among the rest so that it shall be equally shared by those of them who shall survive me In testimony where of I have this 5th day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty eight at Columbia aforesaid in the presence of the undersigned attesting witnesses here unto set my hand and seal.

Asahel ALFORD L.S.

The said Testator at the time of making the said subscription declaring the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament requesting each of us whose names are here unto subscribed to place them at the end of this will which he now declares to be his last will and testament which we have done in accordance with said request.

Seth BURGESS Columbia
W. D. ARMSTRONG Litchfield


State of New York
County of Herkimer
Surrogates Office Ss

Be it remembered that on the day of the date here of the last will and testament of Asahel ALFORD late of Columbia in the County of Herkimer deceased being the foregoing written instrument was duly proved before Ezra GRAVES Surrogate of the said County according to law as and for the last will and testament of the real and personal estate of said deceased which said last will and testament and the proofs examinations taken thereon are recorded in this office& testimony whereof the surrogate of the said County hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal of office this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.

Ezra GRAVES Surrogate

I certify the foregoing to be a true record of the Original Will of Asahel ALFORD and the proofs taken thereon March 13 1854

Ezra Graves Surrogate

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