Source: Washington County, NY, Probate of Wills, Vol. 1, page 250

Last Will and Testament of Russell W. Robinson.

In the Name of God, Amen:

I, Russell Robinson, of the Town of Greenwich 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.

Second. - I give and bequeath to each of my following nephews and nieces to Robinson Burch, Russell Burch, Robert Burch and Merrell Burch each one hundred ($100.00) dollars: to Charles Gifford and Mary Downs each fifty ($50.00) dollars: to Addie Boland, Helen McLellon, Lillian Robinson, Howard Robinson, Albert Robinson, and Elmer Robinson, (the son of Benjamin Robinson,) each fifty ($50.00) dollars: to Fred Robinson and Elmer Robinson, the son of Hiram Robinson, each one hundred ($100.00) dollars: to Jennie Walden and Emily Falling each one hundred ($100.00) dollars and Anna Richards, Jerome Robinson and Carrie Liddell, each ($50.00) dollars: to Harry Miller my watch and chain and fifty ($50.00) dollars: to Anna Dewell my piano and stool and fifty ($50.00) dollars: to Elmer Maxwell the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

Third: I give, bequeath and devise to my sister Frances A. Whelden all the rest, residue and remainder of my property of every name and nature, both real and personal.

Lastly, I hereby appoint Frances A. Whelden and Charles Gifford, executrix and 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 the 19th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight.

Russell W. Robinson

We, whose names are hereto subscribed, Do Certify that Russell Robinson, the testator, subscribed his name to this instrument in our presence and in the presence of each of us, and at the same time, in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be his last Will and Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign our names thereto as witnesses in the execution thereof, which we hereby do in the presence of the testator and of each other, on the day of the date of the said Will, and write opposite our names our respective places of residence.

Edward J. Skiff residing at Greenwich, N. Y.

James J. Wells residing at Greenwich, N/ Y.

Surrogate's Court,

Washington county

I, Frederick Fraser, Surrogate of the said county, do certify that the foregoing is a correct record of the Last Will and Testament of Russell W. Robinson, late of the town of Greenwich, in said county, deceased, that said Last Will and Testament was admitted to probate as a Will of real and personal estate and recorded the 20th day of February, 1911; 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 250.

Frederick Fraser (L. S.)