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Will of Silas Bush


In the name of God amen. I Silas Bush of the town of Harrisburg, County of Lewis and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blefsed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and and form as follows (that is to say) First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Charlotte Bush the use of one third of my real estate during her natural life and the right to bequeath it (at) her decease, one horse and one horse carriage to be made according to her directions. I do also give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Clarifsa and my son in law William Humphrey the husband of Clarifsa the use of the ten acres of land bounded as follows beginning at the southeast corner of David Richards land and running Northerly on the east line of said Richard's land to a brook, thence northerly in the same direction twenty five rods thence easterly a sufficient distance to form a long square which also contains ten acres, the boundaries of which shall run parallel with David Richard's east line in the east and west sides and parallel with Wout (Wait?) Stodards north line on the south and north sides during their natural life. If the said Clarifsa should have an (?Ip??) of children one or more that should survive her death the above bequest shall be appropriated (to) their heirs forever and ever, if not and William shall survive Clarifsa and shall wish to remove from the place the heirs then living shall pay to the said William the value of all nefsary buildings which he shall put or cause to be on the above described premises.

I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally wife of Jedsediath Scott one hundred dollars to be paid in grain or stock when my youngest son Francis becomes of age. I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter Milifsa Bush one hundred dollars to be paid in stock when Francis shall be twenty three years old and a home in her father's house as long as she shall remain single and when married shall be furnished for housekeeping equal to the other girls a schedule and price of which here follows taken from Clarifsa's via (?) bed ticking for two beds $11, feathers for two beds $29, one bedstead and cord (?) $2, two under beds $2 each, three pair of linen sheets $3.75 a pr, one pair of flannil sheets $2.50, one pair plaid woolen blankets $8, one chintz bed quilt $6, one woolen bed quilt $7, four pair cotton pillow cases $1 a pair, four pillows at $1.25 each, six diaper towels at six shillings each, three diaper table cloths one dollar and thirty one cents each, two Bro(wn?) towels two shillings each, two meal bags $1 each, one bleish ? carthers teapot three shillings, one fancy teapot one dollar, a set and a half of fancy teacups & saucers $1.13, one sugar bowl four shillings, one cream (?) one shilling and six pence, one set of knives and forks ten shillings, one set common table spoons six shillings, three sets of fancy table plates of different sizes $1.29, four baking ? ? each, one deep white plate three shillings, ? two saucer plates ? each, two glafs tumblers one shilling & six pence each, one glafs salt stand one shilling, one pepper stand ?, three different size earthen plates at four, three, and two shillings, one quart earthen pitcher three shillings, one quart mug one shilling, two tin pans for milk three shillings each, two earthen milk pans two shillings each, one tin pail six shillings, one skimmer one shilling, one earthen cream pot two shillings, one fire shovel and pair of tongs $3, one wash bowl two shillings, one dish hittle (?) $1, one porridge pot $1, one spider $1, one iron candlestick $0.19, one cow $15, six kitchen chairs $4, one burcase (?) $16, one cherry table $6, one tea kettle $1, one looking glafs fifteen shillings.

And I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Paulina Bush one hundred dollars to be paid in stock when Francis shall be twenty six years old and a home in her father's house so long as she remains single and when married to be furnished for housekeeping equal to the other girls as above described, and further Millefsa or Pauline or both shall remain single until they are forty years old there shall be dorm for them from my estate the same as if they married.

I so also give and bequeath unto my two sons Horatio Wilson Bush and Francis S. Grande (?) Bush all the rest of my real estate.

I so also bequeath unto Walter Bush my nephew one hundred dollars to be paid in stock & two suits of cloths. If the said Walter continue and be faithful in my service until he is twenty one years old, said legacy to be paid to him at the expiration of his tie of service. And I do also hereby my beloved wife Charlotte Bush and my son Horatio Wilson Bush sole executors of this my last will and testament in witnefs whereof I herit set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.- Silas Bush (S.S.)

Witnessed by: John Whiting Jr., Rueben Franz (?), Sivi (?) Humphrey

Witnesses appeared before the surrogate court on 3/13/1829 and Silas was deceased at that time.

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Will of David Scott
Lewis Co. Wills, Book "A", Page 1, File 14




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Submitted by Mark Webb


In the name of God, Amen. I, David Scott, of the Town of Lowville, in the County of Lewis and State of New York. Being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say; first, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mehitabell Scott the use of one third of all my real estate during her natural life and also one equal third of all my personal estate; and I also give and bequeath unto my four sons, namely Enos Scott, Josiah Scott, Jeremiah Scott and William Scott, the remainder of all my real and personal estate to be equally divided between them; and I also appoint my beloved wife Mehitabell Scott to be Executrix and my eldest son Enos Scott to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and I also further will and direct my Executor to pay to my daughters Hanna, Polley, Anna and Pruela one dollars to each, and likewise to pay to my daughter Betsey the sum of ten dollars, and likewise attend to her education the same as to the rest of my children, which expenses must be paid out the estate before it be divided hereby. Revoking all former wills made by me, in witness where of I have her unto set my hand and seal, the thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and six. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named David Scott to be his last Will and Testament, in the presents of us who have here unto subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presents of the Testator. (signed David Scott) (witnesses Solomon King, Zadock Bush, Abner Rice, Jr.)