Mexico, NY   1871

Many thanks to Dianne Thomas for contributing this will of William Williams from Mexico, NY

Be it remembered, That heretofore, to wit: on the 31st day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, Caroline WILLIAMS, executrix named in the last will and testament of William WILLIAMS late of the town of Hannibal in the county of Oswego deceased, appeared in open Court, before the Surrogate of the County of Oswego and made application to have the said Last Will and Testament, which related to both real and personal estate proved; and on such application the said Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the heirs at law and next of kin of the said testator and their respective residences and said Surrogate did thereupon issue a Citations in due form of law, directed to the heirs at law, and next of kin, by their respective names, stating their respective places of residence requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office in the village of Mexico, in said County, on the fourth day of  Oct A.D. 1871 to attend the probate of said Will.

In the name of God, Amen. I William WILLIAMS of the town of Mexico, Oswego County, N.Y. being of sound mind and  memory and course..the ...of this ..and ..life, I herefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say, First: After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, Huldah C. WILLIAMS, and to my son James G. WILLIAMS, all of my estate, both real and personal to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.  The said above legacy to my wife is intended to be in lieu of Dower and of all stationery previous and is to be received by her as such. Likewise, I make, constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Huldah C. WILLIAMS to be executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills my be made.

In witness where of I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this 26th day of September in the year of our  Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight.


 So the above written instrument was subscribed by the said William WILLIAMS in our presence and acknowledged by him in 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 and written opposite our names, our respective places of  residence.

Timothy W. SKINNER, Mexico, Oswego Co., NY
Goodwin N. BROWN, Mexico, Oswego Co., NY

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