Cortland County
Will Abstracts

Cortland County Probate File x 7354s

Will dated 17 November 1882 (was made when Justice was 80 Years old). Heirs listed as Alfred Johnson of Marathon, New York, Charles Johnson, of Triangle, Broome County, New York; Hannah Glover of Cincinnatus, Cortland County, New York; Harry C. Johnson, LaCygne, Linn County, Kansas; Rufus Johnson, Drywood, Chippewa County, Wisconson.

Left $200 for a cemetery lot and monument and removal of family members to that lot, $50.00 each to sons Charles and Rufus or their heirs after 5 years; real estate to son Alfred with whom Justice was living in return for support during remainder of his years. Alfred to be executor. Witnessed by George A. Hubert, (An Attorney). George H. Chaplin, Eugene Johnson, all of Marathon.


Will and estate papers from Timothy WOOD are at the Cortland Co. Court House in Will Book C, pp.216-217. He was from Virgil, Cortland Co. NY. The will was drawn up on 3 Feb. 1848, and Timothy died on 23 May 1851 [or possibly 1857].

Summary of the children mentioned, in the order in which they are mentioned (don't know if it's birth order or not):       Elisa Peace - [no place mentioned], Andrew Jackson Wood - Cortland Co. NY, John Wood - Ledyard, NY, Jonas Wood - California, Allen Wood - Burlington, Calhoun Co. MI, Abigail Wood - Cortland Co. NY, Eliza Dent - Cayuga Co. NY, N.L.S. Wood [this name may also be M.L.S. Wood, and in one case it appears to be Nehema L.S. Wood] of Huron Co., OH, Sally Ann Wood - Cortland Co. NY, Lydia M. Van Voorhies - Ithaca, Tompkins Co. NY, Timothy Wood - Huron Co., OH, Milton Wood - Dryden, NY, Horace B. Wood - Cortland Co. NY, daughter, ---- Smith, (deceased), daughter, Nancy Haus or Hous (deceased).

Also, the following grandchildren are mentioned, all of Cortland Co., NY:       Henry Smith, Timothy Smith, Lydia Mohan, wife of Franklin Mahon, Allen Smith, A. Haight Smith (minor), John Smith (minor)


Anna BELL 27 Oct 1869 probated Feb 1870

In the name of God Amen: I Anna Bell of the town of Cortlandville in the County of Cortland and State of New York of the age of Sixty-eight years being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertanity 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 to my husband Roswell C Bell the equal use with my daughter Celestia Page of the house and lot where I now live during the life of my said husband and at his decease I give to my daughters Mrs Lydia Sheppard and Celestia Page my house and lot to share and share alike To my Daughter Mrs Lydia Sheppard my black allafacca dufs and my white crockery

Secondly. To my daughter Celestia Page the remainder of my crockery, my wash tub, my bed stead, my clock and six windsor chairs and one of my delaine dishes

Thirdly. I give to my daughter Mrs Sally Johnson one of my delaine dishes

Fourthly. I give to my daughter Joanna Pickard one of my delaine dishes. The remainder of my property to be equally divided between my two daughters Mrs Lydia Sheppard and Celestia Page. Likewise I make, constitute and appoint Moses C Butterfield the Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revolking all former Wills by me made.

In witness where of I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the seventeeth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five. Anna X Bell

The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Anna Bell in our presence and acknowledges by her __________ us and she at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be her last will and testament and we at her request have signed our names as witnesses hereto; and written oposite our names out respective places of residence.

Moses A Butterfield of Cortlandville
Orson A Kinney of Cortlandville





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