Last Will and Testament
Mary E. Van Deusen


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I, Mary E. Van Deusen of the City of Troy, in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this instrument to be my Last Will and Testament: that is to say:

First - I give, and devise [and bequeath is written but scratched through] to my beloved husband John P. Van Deusen, his heirs and assigns, all the real-estate which I now own, situate in Fort Plain in the County of Montgomery and State of New York, together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining—To have and to hold the premises above described to the said John P. Van Deusen, his heirs and assigns forever.

Second - I give and devise all the real estate which I now own and possess, situate on what is known as "Sunnyside" in the City of Troy, County of Rensselaer and State of New York, to my said husband, John P. Van Deusen, to be used and enjoyed by him during the term of his natural life, or so long as he shall remain unmarried, and from and immediately after his decease or from and immediately after the marriage of my said husband, if he shall marry after my decease, then I authorize and empower, order and direct my executor hereinafter named, Samuel C. Hulbert, to sell and disposed of said property and real-estate, to executed a good and valid deed and conveyance of said property and real-estate to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and to distribute the proceeds of said sale of said real-estate, as follows, to wit: Fifteen Hundred Dollars thereof of the proceeds of said sale I order and direct my said executor, Samuel C. Hulbert, to pay over to his wife Martha E. Hulbert, of Valatie, Columbia County, New York, and I hereby give and bequeath the said sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars to the said Martha E. Hulbert, absolutely. Five Hundred Dollars thereof of the proceeds of said sale, I order and direct my said executor, Samuel C. Hulbert, to pay over to his son Marshall E. Hulbert of Valatie, Columbia County, New York, and I hereby give and bequeath the said sum of Five Hundred Dollars to the said Marshall E. Hulbert. The rest, residue and remainder there of, of the proceeds of said sale, I orfer and direct my said executor, Samuel C. Hulbert to pay over to his wife Martha E. Hulbert of Valatie, Columbia County, New York, and I hereby give and bequeath the same, that is to say, the rest, residue and remainder of said proceeds to the said Martha E. Hulbert—In trust nevertheless, to deposit the same at interest in some savings Bank or invest the same in first class interest bearing securities and use and expend the income thereof in the care of the grave and lot in which I may be buried, in the Valatie Cemetery, in Valatie, Columbia County, New York.

Third - In case my said husband, John P. Van Deusen, he remaining unmarried, shall prefer to have my said property on Sunnyside sold, and use and enjoy the income of the proceeds of said sale and it shall seem best to my executor do to do, then it is my will and I order and direct my said executor to sell and dispose of said property, and to invest the proceeds of said sale in first class interest bearing securities, and pay over the income and interest thereon to my said husband annually during the term of his natural life, or so long as he shall remain unmarried, and from and immediately after his death, or from and immediately after his marriage, if he shall marry after my decease, I order and direct that the proceeds of said sale so invested as aforesaid, be distributed in the manner and in the proportions particularly specified and set forth above in paragraph second of this my Last Will and Testament.

Fourth and lastly, I hereby nominate constitute and appoint, Samuel C. Hulbert of Valatie, Columbia County, New York, sole 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 this 17th day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Mary E. Van Deusen


The foregoing instrument was, at the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said testatrix, Mary E. Van Deusen, as and for her Last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presenced and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.

T. S. Fagan, residing at Troy, NY
Albert E. Palmer, residing at Troy, NY

[NOTE: The above will was entirely typewritten, including all signatures.]

Samuel Hulbert appeared in Surrogates Court 22 April 1892 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY and will was entered into probate 28 April 1892. Recorded on the 5th of June 1893 at 8:30 o'clock am in book 128 of deeds, at page 314.



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