Edward L. Clough
Compiled and submitted by James Brady from the records located at the Vedder Museum and the County Court House in Catskill
Last Will and Testament of Edward L. Clough
Copied from Greene County Will Liber U, pg. 266
Probated at Catskill, July 11, 1910
I, Edward L. Clough, of The Town of Lexington, Greene County, New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former Wills, by me made.
First. I direct my executor, hereinafter named, to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.
Second. I give, devise and bequeath the Gold watch, now worn by me, to my son Edward L. Clough, Jr., residing at Lexington, Greene County, New York.
Third. I give devise and bequeath One black colt (2 years of age) now being used in the team on my farm, to my son Robert R. Clough, residing at Lexington, Greene County, New York.
Fourth. I give, devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property, real, personal and mixed, to my wife, Lucy Clough residing at Lexington, Greene County, New York, during the remainder of her natural life.
Fifth. I direct and request that as soon as may be, after the death of my said wife, Lucy Clough, all my estate, real personal and mixed, be equally divided among four of my children, to wit: Robert R. Clough, Mabel Clough, Edward L. Clough, Jr., and Frank E. Clough, each residing with me at Lexington, Greene County, New York, share and share alike. In case of the death of any of the above named children, before the death of my said wife, then, in that event the share of such deceased child, shall be equally divided among the surviving children.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint Geo. B. Van Valkenburgh, residing at Lexington, Greene County, New York, to be the executor of this Will.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifteenth day of November, in the year one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Edward L. Clough (L. S.)
The foregoing instrument, consisting of two sheets of typewritten paper, was on the day and year above written, signed and sealed, published and declared by the said testator, in our presence, to be his last will and testament, and we, at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have signed our names as witnesses hereto.
Richard L. Deyo residing at Lexington, N. Y.
Edward Griffin residing at Lexington, N. Y.
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