1840 Will of John T. Lenardson
Town of Root
Montgomery County, New York
Contributed by Mimi Malcolm
Transcribed from SAMPUBCO copy by Mimi Malcolm.
Montgomery County, New York. Will Book Vol. 6- Page 390
Will of John T. Lenardson, registered March 11, 1841, by Richard H. Cushney, Surrogate.
In the name of God Amen. I John T. Lenardson of the town of Root in the County of Montgomery and the State of New York do make and declare 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 resurrection 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 executors herein after named. And my worldly estate I give and devise as follows.
First - I direct that after all of my just debts and funeral expenses are paid that my beloved wife Sarah shall have the management and control of all my estate both real and personal so long as she remains my widow and after her power of management shall cease I then give to my son Robert Lenardson all my estate aforesaid both real and personal except what is hereinafter otherwise directed. I further direct that my son Robert is to support my son John Lenardson so long as he shall live and if he is not well taken care of then my will is that my executors shall provide and take care of him and his support to be taken out of my estate heretofore given to my son Robert. I give and devise unto my son Aaron Lenardson six weeks after my death my clock and the old closet six chairs and the cross cut saw. I give and devise unto my grand daughter Sarah Lenardson if she lives with me until the death of my wife and myself and behaves herself, then I give her all my household furniture except what I have devised to my son Aaron. My will is that my estate both real and personal that I give to my son Robert after the support of my son John is for himself his heirs and assigns but not to dispose of the real estate without the consent of my executors. If my son Robert should die without and heirs then my will is that my estate aforesaid be divided between my other children.
And lastly I hereby appoint my son Aaron Lenardson and Jacob Stowits my executors 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 the third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.
[Signed] John T. Lenardson [His seal]
Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named John T. Lenardson 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: Thomas Coukling, Root, John Keller Junior Do George P. Stowits Do
Probate Registered March 11, 1841, by Richard H. Cushney Surrogate
Montgomery County Surrogates County. In the matter of the probate of the will of John T. Lenardson deceased which relates to both real and personal estate George P. Stowits of the town of Root in the County of Montgomery being first duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the said John T. Lenardson deceased seal and execute the instrument now shown unto him this deponent which said instrument purports to be the last will and testament of the said John T. Lenardson deceased and bears date the third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, that he heard the said John T. Lenardson publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament. That at the time thereof the said John T. Lenardson was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding of full age and not under any restraint to the best of his knowledge and belief and that he did subscribe his name to said will as a witness to the execution thereof in the presence of and at the request of the said testator and that he at the same time saw Thomas Conkling and John Keller Jr. the others witness to said will subscribe their names then to as witnesses to the execution thereof in presence of and at the request of the said testator. George P. Stowits Subscribed and sworn to before me the 11th day of March 1841.
[Signed] Richard H. Cushney Surrogate*
I Richard H. Cushuey Surrogate of the County of Montgomery do hereby certify that the foregoing are true copies of the will probate and proof thereof John T. Lenardson deceased.
Registered March 11th, 1841
[Signed] Richard H. Cushney Surrogate
*Each of the above named witnesses of the last will and testament swore the identical oath.