Will and Proof - Abner Wright -
Washington Co., NY Wills, Vol. M, p. 8
Written: 6 Apr 1869
Proven: 24 Jan 1870
In the name of God, Amen. I, Abner Wright, of the town of Hartford in the County of Washington and State of New York, of the age of 78 years and being of sound mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say.
First - I give and bequeath to my wife, Permelia Wright, all my Real Estate and also all my personal property after paying any Funeral Charges, Excepting what is hereafter mentioned, that is to say.
Second, I give and devise to my son Abner one hundred dollars three years from my decease.
3. I give and devise to my daughter Eliza two hundred dollars four years after my decease.
4. I give and devise to my Daughter Charlotte M. one hundred dollars to be paid three years after my decease.
5. I give and devise to the two sons of my Daughter Betsey, deceased, Fifty dollars each to be paid in two years from my decease.
6. I give and devise to my Daughter Clarissa Sixty dollars to be paid one year after my decease.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son in Law, William Brown, my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of April 1869.
Abner Wright S.S.
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Abner Wright as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
John I. Seely, Residing at Hartford, Washington County, N.Y.
Samuel Hall, Residing Hartford, Washington Co., N.Y.
Surrogate's Court -
In the matter of proving the last will and
Testament of Abner Wright, late of
John I. Seely and Samuel Hall, being first sworn in open court, severally depose and say that they were acquainted with the above named Abner Wright in his life time; and that they and each of them were present, and saw him subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and exhibited to them purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, bearing date the 6th day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine. The said deceased at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid published and declared the said instrument to be his last Will and Testament in the present of these deponents and of each of them; and these deponents, at the request of the said deceased, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names respectively thereto as witnessed to the execution thereof. That at the time of the execution thereof the said deceased was a citizen of the United States, above the age of twenty one years, of sound disposing mind and memory, and not under restraint to the best of the knowledge, information and belief of these deponents.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 24th day of January A.D. 1870
John I. Seely
James I. Lourie, Surrogate
Washington County Surrogate's Office ss
I, James I. Lourie, Surrogate of said County do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct record of the last Will and Testament of Abner Wright of Hartford, Deceased. And of the testimony taken by and before me on proving the said Will as a will of real and personal Estate.
Recorded January 24th 1870
James I. Lourie (signature)