Last Will and Testament of Marvin Dennis

Submitted by Carolyn Dennis Kress

Marvin Dennis

I Marvin Dennis of the town of Easton Washington County and state of New York. Mindful of the uncertainties of human life do make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following:  First: After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses. I give devise and bequest to my daughter Elizabeth Campbell wife of Archibald Campbell the sum of fifty Dollars.  Second. I give devise and bequeath to my grandson William Dennis son of Deransel D. Dennis the sum of two hundred dollars.  Third: I give devise and bequeath to my two granddaughters Marilla Hay wife of Andrew Hay and Esther Dennis both daughters of William Dennis Deceased, each three hundred dollars.  Fourth. I give devise and bequeath to my grandson Peter Dennis, son of William Dennis deceased: three hundred dollars.  Fifth: I give devise and bequeath to my granddaughter Florence Dennis, daughter of Adelaide Dennis deceased the sum of nine hundred dollars and also all of my household furniture of every kind.  Sixth. All the rest residue and remainder of my property and estate of every name and nature I give, devise and bequeath to my son Derensel D. Dennis.  Seventh. I hereby nominate and appoint my son Deransel D. Dennis the executor of this my last Will and Testament and hereby authorize and empower him the said Deransel D. Dennis to compound, confirm and settle any claim or demand, which may be against or in favor of my said estate. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of April 1878.

Marvin Dennis  {SS \}

Signed, published and declared by the said testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have signed our names at his request as witnesses in his presence and in presence of each other.

Samuel Skiff Cambridge Wash. Co. N.Y.
Phebe A. Skiff Cambridge " " "

In the matter of proving the last Will and Testament of  Marvin Dennis of Easton Dec'd Washington County; ss. Samuel Skiff and Phebe A. Skiff being duly sworn in open court, severally depose and say that they were acquainted with the above named Marvin Dennis in his lifetime: 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 & exhibited to them, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased bearing date the fourth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight. That 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 presence 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 witnesses to 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 toSamuel Skiff before me this 2nd day of  Phebe A. Skiff June, A.D. 1884  

H.D.W.C. Hill Surrogate Washington County ss Surrogates Office

I Henry D.W.C. Hill Surrogate of the said county hereby certify the foregoing to be a true & correct record of the last Will & Testament of Marvin Dennis late of the town of Easton in said county deceased: and of the testimony taken by & before me on proving said Will is a Will of personal & real estate.\par Recorded June 2nd 1884

H.D.W.C. Hill

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