Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
I, Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, of the Village of Cambridge in the County of Washington and State of New York, do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in the manner following.
I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
I give and bequeath to my son Charles Henry Carpenter, and I hereby direct my executors herein after named to pay over to him the interest or income of the mortgage of $12.00 now held by me against him, or in case said mortgage shall be paid or reduced, then I direct the interest or income of its equivalent to be so paid over to him for and during the term of his natural life, and at his death, said mortgage, or its equivalent in other moneys or funds, shall go or be paid to his children.
I give to my daughter Mary Elizabeth Carpenter all the silverware, jewelry, wearing apparel and household furniture that are mine by gift or purchases.
I give and bequeath to my son James Harvey Carpenter in trust for my said daughter Mary Elizabeth Carpenter the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.) and in addition thereto, one third part of all the rest residue and remainder of my property and estate, to keep, manage, control, invest and keep the same invested and apply the interest income and profits thereof to the use of my said daughter Mary Elizabeth for and during the term of her natural life, and at her death said principal sum of $2,000. And the one-third part of said residue and remainder of my estate shall go and be paid to her heirs and next of kin.
The other two thirds, of the said residue and remainder of my property and estate, I give, devise and bequeath to my sons James Harvey Carpenter and Charles Henry Carpenter, their heirs and next of kin.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my two sons James Henry Carpenter and Charles Henry Carpenter executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Witness my hand and seal this day of April A.D. 1888
Mary E. Carpenter (L.S.)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testatrix Mary Elizabeth Carpenter to be her last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
H.H. Parrish, Cambridge, NY
D.E. Whitcomb, Cambridge, NY
Surrogates Court Washington County
In the matter of proving
the last Will & Testament
Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, Deceased Washington County ss:
H.H. Parrish and Darwin E. Whitcomb each of Cambridge, Washington County N.Y. each being duly sworn in open Court, severally depose and say that they were acquainted with the above named Mary E. Carpenter in her lifetime and that they and each of them were present, and saw her subscribe her name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced an exhibit to them, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased, bearing date of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight.
That the said deceased at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, published and declared the said instrument to be her last will and testament, in the presence of these deponents and each of them and these deponents, at the request of the said deceased and in her presence, and in the presence of each other subscribed their names respectively thereto as witnesses 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 25th} Hiram H. Parrish
Day of Nov. A.D. 1890 D.E. Whitcomb
H.D. W.C. Hill
Washington County} ss
I, Henry D.W.C. Hill, Surrogate of said County, hereby certify the forgoing to be a true copy of the original Will of Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, of Cambridge in said County, deceased, and of the testimony taken by and before me on proving said will as a will of Personal and Real Estate.
Recorded, November 25th, 1890
Cambridge, Washington Co., NY
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