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                WILL OF ISAAC OLMSTED

b. August 17, 1808, Town of Hope, Hamilton County, NY

d.     May 23, 1889, Village of Borodino, Town of Spafford, Onondaga County, NY

Son of Jeremiah Olmsted and Mercy Wells



At a Surrogate’s Court held in and for the County of Onondaga, at the Surrogate’s Office, in the City of Syracuse, on the 16th day of June, A. D. 1890.

                                                                                    Present, George R. Cook, Surrogate


In the Matter of Proving the Last Will and Testament


Isaac Olmsted, deceased.

                                                            Onondaga County, ss. Be it Remembered,


therefore upon the petition of Jeremiah Olmsted, the executor named in the last will and testament  of Isaac Olmsted, late of the town of Spafford in the County of Onondaga, New York, deceased, for that purpose to the Surrogate’s Court of said county a citation was duly issued in this matter which citation was proof of the due legal service whereby on all the proper parties was therefore returned to said Surrogate’s Court which said petition and citation with the proofs of service thereof are now on file in the office of the Surrogate of said county; and therefore the last will and testament of said Isaac Olmsted, deceased, and the proofs thereof were produced and are as follows to wit;

            To whom it may concern know ye: that I, Isaac Olmstead of the town of Spafford, in the County of Onondaga, and State of New York and being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament that is to say:

First, After all my lawful debts and  funeral expenses are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath to my wife, Eunice Olmstead five hundred Dollars in her own right to have  and to hold the same, her heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my said wife the use of my house & Lot and about ten acres of ten acres of land that I now own and occupy situate in the town of Spafford in the Village of Borodino NY during her natural life and at her decease I give and bequeath my said house and lot and land above mentioned to my son Jeremiah Olmstead by his paying my daughter Mary Ide four hundred Dollars to have and to hold the same forever their heirs and assigns.      Second, I give and bequeath to Eva Olmstead, David Olmstead, Isaac Olmstead Jr., Lee Olmstead, Jay Olmstead, Adda Streeter, Beryl Olmstead and Grant Ide Two hundred Dollars each to be paid to each of them by my executor at the time they severally become of the age of twenty one years.

Third, I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Olmstead and my daughter Mary Ide all the rest and remainder of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided between them share and share alike to have and to hold the same, their heirs and assigns forever.

Therefore, I make, constitute and appoint my son Jeremiah Olmstead to be the executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven.

                                                                                    (Signed) Isaac Olmsted  L. S.  


The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Isaac Olmstead in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at his request have signed as witnessed hereto in his presence and in the presence of each other and written opposite our names our respective places of residences.

(Signed)  B. McDaniels                   Residing at Spafford

(Signed)  Cynthia McDaniels