John L. Morehouse
Last Will and Testament.
I, John L. Morehouse of North Hebron, in the County of Washington and State of New York, 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 direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid, by my executrix, hereinafter named, out of my estate as soon as it may be practicable, after my decease and burial.
Second: I give and bequeath to my son Burke J. Morehouse the sum of seven hundred dollars ($700.00).
Third: I give and bequeath to my son, Fred A. Morehouse the sum of two hundred dollars. ($200.00).
Fourth: I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Pearl Morehouse the sum of one hundred dollars. (100.00).
Fifth: I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Olive A. Morehouse the use of all my estate, either real, personal or mixed, and wheresoever the same may be found, of which I shall die seized or possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death, for and during the term of her natural life; and in case it becomes necessary, for her comfortable and suitable maintenance and support, I direct that any part, or the whole, of my estate, after payment is mad of sections, Second, Third and Fourth, of this my last Will and Testament, may be used by her for that purpose, and then, at the death of my said wife, all the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her, as aforesaid, or so much thereof as ma then remain unexpended, I give unto my two sons, Burke J. Morehouse and Fred A. Morehouse, in equal shares, and to their heirs and assigns forever.
Sixth and last, I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife to be the executrix of this my last Will and Testament, without bonds for the faithful discharge of her duties as such executrix.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eleven.
John L. Morehouse
We, whose names are hereto subscribed, do certify, do certify that on the 18th day of September, 1911, John L. Morehouse, the testator, subscribed his name to this document in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and he, at the same time, and in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be his last will and testament, and requested each of us to sign our names thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof, which we hereby do, in the presence of the testator, and of each other, on this 18th day of September, 1911, and write opposite our names our respective places of residence.
Morgan V. Duell,
I, Frederick Fraser, Surrogate of the said County, do certify that the foregoing is a correct record of the last Will and Testament of John L. Morehouse, late of Hebron, in said County; deceased; that the said last Will and Testament was admitted to probate as a will of real and personal estate and recorded the 8th day of April, 1912; and that a correct transcript of the testimony taken by me on the probate thereof is recorded in Proof Probate of Wills, Vol. 1, at page 388.
Frederick Fraser L.S.