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Richard Porter

Wife: Catherine Porter

19 January 1861 (probated 22 April 1861, Livingston County Courthouse)

WILL: In the name of God - Amen. I, RICHARD N. PORTER, of Mount Morris in the County of Livingston and State of New York of the age of seventy-six years, being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following. That is to say --

FIRST I give and bequeath to my son DERRICK PORTER the use of all of my real estate wherever situated during all the time of the natural life of my beloved wife CATHERINE PORTER. I also give and bequeath to my said son, Derrick Porter, all of my personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever and wheresoever situated to have and to hold the same to him and his heirs forever, excepting and reserving therefrom the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars which said sum I hereby direct my said son Derrick Porter to pay to my son JAMES PORTER the sum of one hundred dollars, to CATHERINE WILLIAMS five dollars, to HARRIET MILLS the sum of five dollars, to JULIETTE SANDFORD the sum of five dollars, to SUSAN ALLEN the sum of five dollars, to DERRICK ALLEN the sum of five dollars, to GEORGE ALLEN the sum of five dollars.

SECOND I give and devise unto my son DANIEL PORTER twenty acres of land next south and adjoining to a piece of land containing thirty acres this day conveyed by me and my wife CATHERINE to my son DERRICK PORTER and running the whole length of the said lot east and west.

THIRD I give and devise to my daughter SUSAN GALENTINE the wife of BAILEY GALENTINE all the rest and residue of my real estate supposed to contain about ten acres of land next south and adjoining the twenty acres herein devised to my son DANIEL PORTER. Both of the foregoing devizes to be paid and set off to the said DANIEL PORTER and to SUSAN GALENTINE at the decease of my wife Catherine Porter and not otherwise.

LASTLY I hereby nominate and appoint PETER CARTER of Nunda in the County of Livingston and state of New York my 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 19th day of January 1861 (the End)


Contributor: Dick Porter, Portland, Oregon


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