Tompkins Co NY, REED, Jacob W - Caroline N-405
In a Surrogate's Court, held in and for the county of Tompkins, at the office of the County Judge, on the 9th day of March 1876.
Present Marcus Lyon County Judge and Surrogate.
In the matter of proving the Last Will and Testament of Jacob W. Reed Deceased.
AN INSTRUMENT, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Jacob W. Reed, bearing date the 11th day of October 1875 was produced in open Court, and shown to each of the persons sworn as witnesses, as herinafter mentioned.
Tompkins County, ss:
Benton Reed and Hermon D. Reed being first duly and severally sworn, in open Court, and being severally and duly examined upon their several corporeal oaths, each for himself doth depose and say, that he is a subscribing witness to the last Will and Testament of Jacob W. Reed late of the Town of Caroline in the County of Tompkins, and State of New York, deceased; that the said Jacob W. Reed deceased, did, in the presence of each of these deponents, subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing, which is now here shown to this deponent, and which purports to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, and which bears date on the 11th day of October 1875.
That the said deceased did, at the time of subscribing his name to the instrument as aforesaid, declare the same to be his last Will and Testament and this deponent did thereupeon subscribe his own name at the end of said instrument, as an attesting witness to the execution therof, at the request of the said deceased, and in his presence; That the said deceased, at the time of so subscribing his name to said instrument as aforesaid, and publishing said instrument as aforesaid, was upwards of twenty-one years of age, and a citizen of the United States; that he appeared to be, and deponent believes he was, of sound mind, memory and understanding, and not under any restraint, and as deponent verily believes, in all respects competent to devise real estate; that each of these deponents saw the other sign his name to said instrument in the presence of the said deceased.
Benton Reed (L.S.)
Hermon D Reed (L.S.)
Sworn and examined before me, Marcus Lyon (L.S.) Surrogate.
Which said Will is in the words and figures following, to-wit:
"In the Name of God Amen. I, Jacob W. Reed of the Town of Caroline, County of Tompkins, NY being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say:
First: After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath unto my wife Abigail Reed, all my property, both Real and personal without any reserve whatever;
Likewise I make, constitute and appoint my wife Abigail Reed to be executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix my seal, the Eleventh day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.
Jacob W. Reed L.S.
The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Jacob W. Reed, in our presence, and acknowledged by him to each of us; and he at the same time declared the above instrument, so subscribed to be his Last Will and Testament; and we, at his request, have signed our names as witnesses unto, in his presence and in the presence of each other and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.
Benton Reed - Caroline, Tompkins Co. NY
Hermon D. Reed - Caroline, Tompkins Co. NY"
Tompkins County, ss:
It appearing upon the proofs duly taken in respect to the Last Will and Testament of Jacob W. Reed late of the Town of Caroline in the County of Tompkins, and State of New York, deceased, at the said will was duly executed, and that the said Jacob W. Reed, deceased, at the time he executed the same, was in all respects competent to devise real estate, and not under restraint; the said last Will and Testament, and the proofs and examinations relating thereto, are hereinbefore recorded by me, pursuant to te provisions of the Revised Statutes; and I certify the the foregoing is a true record of said last Will and Testament, and of the original proofs relating thereto.
Dated the 9th day of March 1876
Marcus Lyon (L.S.) Surrogate.