Will of John A. Reed - Town of Richmond - Ontario County NY





     I, John A. Reed of the town of Richmond Ontario County N.Y., do make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament That is to say:
 
     First; I will and bequeath to my son Robert F. Reed One hundred acres of land bounded and described as follows, to wit: being a part of my home farm situate in the town of Richmond, Ontario County, N.Y. Township number nine in the fifth range and being part of lot No. fifty one and bounded east by a line twenty five rods east of the center line of said lot and parallel therewith, thence to extend west the whole width of said lot and so far as to contain One hundred acres of land and it being intended hereby to convey by this instrument the same premises contained in a deed of conveyance executed by Lemuel Chipman and Sina Chipman to John F. Reed dated February 18th, 1809 and duly recorded in Ontario County Clerks Office on the 21st day of June, 1813 in Liber 19, of Deeds at Folio 303, together with the dwelling house, farm buildings and appurtenances connected therewith, to have hold and enjoy his heirs and assigns forever, subject however, to the following charge of Seven hundred dollars to be paid as follows: On or before three years from the issuing of Letters Testamentary of my estate and without interest thereon to each of my children John F. Reed, F. William Reed, Frank A. Reed, Mollie E. Deal, Anna L. Gilbert, Augusta E. Westhafer, and Martha J. Waterbury share and share alike their heirs and assigns forever.
 
     Likewise I will and bequeath to my son Robert F. Reed my farming tools and implements and team of horses, One wagon, One sleigh, One sett of harness and one cow to be by him selected from my personal property to have hold and enjoy the same his heirs and assigns forever.
 
     Second; to my daughter Anna L. Gilbert I will and bequeath the sum of Two hundred dollars to have hold and enjoy her heirs and assigns forever.

     Third; After the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses, the residue and remainder of my property of every name and nature both personal and real I devise will and bequeath to my children John F. Reed, Frank A. Reed, F. William Reed, Mollie E. Deal, Anna L. Gilbert, Augusta E. Westhafer, and Martha J. Waterbury share and share alike to have hold and enjoy their heirs and assigns forever, excepting therefrom my safe which I will and bequeath to Robert The old Clock to William and the Black Walnut desk to Mollie.

    Likewise I make constitute and appoint my son Robert F. Reed and my daughter Mollie E. Deal to be executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and I do hereby authorize and empower my executors aforesaid to sell and convey with or without clauses of warranty as in their judgment they may deem advisable any or all of my real estate of which I may die seized excepting that portion herein bequeathed to my son Robert.

     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of October 1899.
                                                             JOHN A. REED (L.S.)

     The above written instrument was subscribed by the said John A. Reed in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we at his request have signed our names as witnesses hereto in his presence and in the presence of each other and written opposite our names our respective places of residence.

CHARLES WARD                Livonia, N.Y.

CHARLES E. REED      Richmond Mills, N.Y.



John Alexander Reed vitals:

Birth: 12 OCT 1826 in Richmond Township, Ontario County, New York
Death: 13 FEB 1900 in Lima, Livingston County, New York
Burial: Richmond Center Cemetery, Richmond Township, NY
Occupation: Farmer and Sheep Breeder/Richmond, Ontario County, NY
Married: Mary Eveline Ashley, 30 JAN 1854 in Richmond Township, Ontario
County, New York
Parents: John Fitch Reed and Antha Steele




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