Monday, April 30, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - The Will of Daniel O’Brien, 1876, Humphrey, Cattaraugus Co, NY



 
In the name of God, amen: I, Daniel Obrien of the town of Humphrey in the county of Cattaraugus and State of New York, of the age of seventy-five and 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 that my just debts be paid.
Second I give and bequeath to my wife Teracy Obrien her support of the farm her lifetime the farm which I now reside on seventy-five acres on lot eight as described in said deed in township No. three and fifth range in the town of Humphrey and county of Cattaraugus and State of New York to be used and enjoyed by her her lifetime.
Third, I give and bequeath to my son William S. Obrien the farm above described he is to work the farm and take care of his mother her lifetime and then it belongs to him.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mariah Obrien seven hundred dollars.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Obrien three hundred and fifty dollars.
Sixth, I give and bequeath to my other three sons Patrick Obrien and Matthew Obrien and James Obrien fifty dollars a piece to be paid three years from my decease. I hereby appoint Teresy Obrien and William S. Obrien executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
                                                                                                                [signed] Daniel O Brien
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed sealed published and declared by the said Daniel Obrien as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and his presence and in the presence of each other have subsecribed our names as witnesses thereto. John Putnam, Humphrey, Cattaraugus Co. Alonzo ---ill. [page torn]
In the name of God, amen: I, Daniel Obrien of the town of Humphrey in the county of Cattaraugus and State of New York, of the age of seventy-five and 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 that my just debts be paid.
Second I give and bequeath to my wife Teracy Obrien her support of the farm her lifetime the farm which I now reside on seventy-five acres on lot eight as described in said deed in township No. three and fifth range in the town of Humphrey and county of Cattaraugus and State of New York to be used and enjoyed by her her lifetime.
Third, I give and bequeath to my son William S. Obrien the farm above described he is to work the farm and take care of his mother her lifetime and then it belongs to him.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mariah Obrien seven hundred dollars.
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Obrien three hundred and fifty dollars.
Sixth, I give and bequeath to my other three sons Patrick Obrien and Matthew Obrien and James Obrien fifty dollars a piece to be paid three years from my decease. I hereby appoint Teresy Obrien and William S. Obrien executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy six.
                                                                                                                [signed] Daniel O Brien
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed sealed published and declared by the said Daniel Obrien as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and his presence and in the presence of each other have subsecribed our names as witnesses thereto. John Putnam, Humphrey, Cattaraugus Co. Alonzo ---ill. [page torn]

2 comments:

  1. Nice work Dawn ! Thanks ..Dave , (Daniel OBrien descendant)

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  2. You're welcome, Dave! Thanks for stopping by.

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