Will of George Fox
Montgomery County, New York
Contributed by Fred Lewis
Will of George Fox, 21 Nov 1837, in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York
"In the name of God, Amen, I, George Fox of the Town of Canajoharie, County of Montgomery and State of New York, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed the Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, (that is to say), First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Fox all my household furniture, beds & bedding. I also give and bequeath unto my son Frederick Fox, the sum of two hundred dollars.
I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Showerman one
Breakfast table and four sheep. I do also give and bequeath unto my two
daughters Maria and Nancy Fox, one cow, four sheep, two beds and
bedding for the same and one table each, I do also give and bequeath unto my
two youngest sons Daniel and Oliver Fox, when they become of age one
cow each, which several legacies or sums of money I will and order shall
be paid to the said perspective legatees within two years after my
decease. And to my son John G. Fox, I give and devise, all that my
messuage or tenement situated lying and being in the town of Canajoharie,
together with all my other freehold and household estate whatsoever to hold
to him the said John G. Fox his heirs and assigns for ever. Further I
will that my son John G. Fox shall give my son Daniel Fox one year
schooling and all necessary clothing to prepare him to go to some trade.
Likewise I will that my son Oliver shall receive all necessary schooling
and clothing by the time that he arrives at the age of sixteen years
that he may go to a trade. And as to my beloved wife Elizabeth Fox, I
will that her table be furnished with all necessary for her comfort also
with clothing and firewood and every necessary to make her comfortable
in this life. And that any or all of my unmarried children shall have
a home with their mother as long as they remain single. And I further
will that my son John shall furnish two good cows with keeping for the
same unto my beloved wife as long as she may think proper--And if my
beloved wife should not wish to keep house or to remain with my son John
then in that case I will that my son John shall pay my beloved wife two
dollars and fifty cent a week as long as she may choose to live
elsewhere, And lastly as to all the rest, residue, or remainder of my
personal estate, good and chattels of what kind and nature forever I give and
bequeath the same to my said son John whom I hereby appoint sole
Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills
by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this twenty first day of November in the year of our lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above name George Fox, to
be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.
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