WILL OF JONATHAN L. ROOT (Died: 19 Mar 1885)

 

     I Jonathan L. Root of the town of Barre, County of Orleans

And State of New York do make publish and declare this my last

Will & Testament in manner and form as follows:---

 

First  After the payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses,

And expenses of administration I give and bequeath to the

Following named legalies & to their heirs, assigns and legal

Representatives, respectively, viz:---

 

To Abel C Root, who was brought up in my family    $2000.00

To Avery S Root, who was brought up in my family  $2000.00

To Jennie Root, who was brought up in my family     $1000.00

To my hired hand, Samuel Allen, one thousand dollars

To Frank Allen, son of said Samuel, one hundred dollars

To my niece, Cornelia Nash, one thousand dollars

To my nephew, Chester Johnson, one thousand dollars

To my niece, Laura Richards, one thousand dollars

To my nephew, Elliot Johnson, one thousand dollars

To my niece, Martha P Remele, one thousand dollars

To my niece, Sarah E Tilton, one thousand dollars

To my niece, Alice G Page, one thousand dollars

To my niece, Ellen A Remele, five hundred dollars

To my niece, Grace Remele, five hundred dollars

To my nephew, Joel B Page, five hundred dollars

To my niece, Mattie Page, five hundred dollars

To my nephew, Harlain Page, five hundred dollars

To my nephew, Jame F Page, five hundred dollars

 

     I give and bequeath to The First Presbyterian Society in

The town of Shelby---a religious society organized about the

Year 1822 and located at Millville the sum of one thousand

Dollars to be paid to the trustees there in office and used by

Them in their discretion for the benefit of said society.

 

Second     All the legacies and bequests herein above specified

Are first to be paid and provided for out of my property, and

Said legacies are declared each to become due and payable and

To be paid one year next after the death of my present wife.

Nancy F Root without interest.  All my property and estate both

Real and personal that may remain undisposed after paying my

Just debts, funeral expenses, and expenses of adminstration,

Together with all legacies above made--- I give and devise

And bequeath to my said wife to have the use, possession,

Produce, profit and control thereof from my death during her

natural life, for her benefit and enjoyment as she may see fit; and

she is authorized to lease, exchange, sell, donate, or dispose of the

same or any part thereof from time to time as fully as I may now

lawfully do, and as much of said property real or personal as may

remain at the time of death of my said wife, not disposed of by her

or by this will, I give, devise and bequeath to the heirs at law of my

said wife, her and their heirs and assigns absolutely to be divided among

them as estates are by law divided among heirs at law of persons

who may die intestate in the state of New York.

 

Third…I authorize and empower my executors of this will to sell any

or such part of my real or personal estate, as they may see fit to

carry the provisions of this will into full effect, and on any such

sale they or the survivors of them may make, execute and deliver

to a purchaser, or purchasers, all proper Deeds of conveyance of the

title in fee simple absolute.

 

Fourth…. I herby revoke all will by me heretofore made, and I

nominate and appoint my wife Nancy F Root to be executrix and

J Clark Parsons of the town of Gates to be executor of this my last

will and testament.   If said J Clark Parsons shall be confirmed as

such executor by the surrogate court and if he survives my said wife

then he as such sole executors may finish the execution of this will

without another executor being appointed by the surrogate.

   Witness my hand and seal March 6, 1878

                Jonathan L Root {L S}

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Jonathan L. Root   born June 16, 1815   died March 19, 1885

Married to Nancy F. Page

Adopted Jennie Root Ryan

My great grandmother

Submitted by: Colleen Ryan Basile 25 Apr 2008