Will of Ruhama T. Hicks

Will of Ruhama T. Hicks (ca 1844 - 1919).  Ruhama TRAVIS was born in Orange County NY or Pike County PA.;  was second wife of Washington Lafayette HICKS of Canandaigua, NY.

I, Ruhama T. Hicks, of the City of Canandaigua, County of Ontario and State of New York, do make, publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner following:

    First, - I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

    Second, - I direct that a monument of white marble be erected at my grave, the same to be similar in all respects to that erected at the grave of my husband in the West Avenue Cemetery at Canandaigua, N.Y. and that there be expended for the same about the sum of seventy-five dollars.

    Third, - I direct that a monument of gray granite similar in style to the one erected at my grave, shall be erected at the graves of my father and mother in the cemetery at Port Jervis, N.Y., proper inscriptions to be engraved on the one stone, and that there be expended for the same about the sum of seventy-five dollars.

    Fourth, - I give and bequeath to my nephew, Spencer H. Travis, of New York City, the sum of one hundred dollars.

    Fifth, - I give and bequeath to my niece, Mary Elizabeth Olmestead, of New York City, the sum of two hundred dollars.

    Sixth, - I direct that the note held by me against my brother, Howard Travis, and his wife, Louisa Travis, shall be cancelled.

    Seventh, - All the rest, residue and remainder of my property and estate, of whatever name and nature, or of whatever the same may consist and wheresoever situated, I give devise and bequeath to my brother, Howard Travis, of New York City.  Likewise, I make, constitute, and appoint my brother, Howard Travis, to be executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made, and I do hereby give to my said executor full power of authority to sell and convey any real estate of which I may die seized as fully as I might do if living.

    In whiteness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this sixteenth day of July, in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. 
                        Ruhama T. Hicks  L.S.
    The foregoing instrument has on this sixteenth....

    The foregoing instrument was on the day of the date thereof subscribed by the testatrix therein named, and she at the time declared the same to be her last Will and Testament in our presence, and we thereupon at her request and in the presence of each other, subscribed our name thereto as attesting witnesses to the execution thereof.
    John D. Harkness, Canandaigua, N.Y.
    Henry I. Denton, residing in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., N.Y.

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Will of Ruhama T. Hicks, deceased, proved before me.
            Recorded and compared this 7th day of November, 1919.
            Horace W. Fitch, Ontario County Judge
            and acting Surrogate          

This will has been generously donated by Richard Travis.  Thank you, Richard.

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