I Orren B. Abbott of Oriskany Falls, Oneida County NY being of sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, that is to say. First.I direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay all of my just debts and funeral expenses. Second.I do hereby give and bequeath unto my beloved grand daughter Eva L. Abbott all my personal clothing and all my household furniture, family stores and all articles around and used by me in keeping house at the time of my death, to be her absolute property. Third.I do hereby give and unto my beloved grand daughter Eva L. Abbott the sum of forty five hundred dollars ($4500.) to be her absolute property on her arriving at the age of twenty one years. Fourth.I do hereby give and bequeath unto my son Adrian O. Abbott, the sum of four thousand ($4000.00) to be his absolute property and if said son is owing me at the date of my death the amount so owing is to be deducted from the above legacy. Fifth.I do hereby give and bequeath unto my grandson Fred H. Abbott two thousand dollars ($2000.00) to be his absolute property, and if the said Fred H. Abbott is owing me at the date of my death, the amount so owing is to be deducted from the above legacy. Sixth.I do hereby give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Minnie M. Mathews, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2000.00) to be her absolute property.In addition to the above bequest I do hereby request my executors to pay the said Minnie M. Mathews (as she is now the only heir) what ever balance I may be owing the estate of her mother, the late Marion L. Mathews as it may appear in my books of accounts at the date of my death, and said Minnie M. Mathews is to accept this amount as conclusive.The whole to be safely invested and so much as my Executors on their own acting shall deem necessary shall be used for her support and education and the balance remaining shall be paid to her on her arriving at the age of twenty one years.But if the said Minnie M. Mathews should die before she arrives at the age of twenty-one years, unmarried and leaving no children, then the above amount (not as expended) shall go to my son Adrian O. Abbott and my grand children who may be alive at the date of her death.Share and share alike. Seventh.I do hereby give and bequeath unto the Oriskany Falls Cemetry Association. The sum of fifty-dollars ($50.00) for the purpose of keeping my lot and the lot of my son Adrian O. Abbott and my daughter the late Marion L. Mathews lot in proper condition as they may need. Eighth.All the rest residue and remainder of my property of whasoever name or nature and wheresoever found shall be divided as follows, one half to my son Adrian O. Abbott and one half to my grandchildren living at the date of my death share and share alike to be their absolute property.But if for some unseen reason there is not property enough to pay the bequests in this will then each sum of the legatees are to be paid in proportion to the amount devised to them. Ninth.I do hereby appoint my son Adrian O. Abbott of Hudson Mich. And my partner in business Chas. B. Keith to be my executors with full power to lease, sell and give all necessary papers for the same.And my executors are to employ such counsil as they may deem necessary in the settlement of my estate and pay him from the proceeds of my estate. Lastly.I do hereby revoke and annul all and every will or wills by me heretofore made. In Witness Thereof I Orren B. Abbott the above named testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and ninety three. Orren B. Abbott Signed, sealed published and declared by Orren B. Abbott, the above named testator in our presence to be his last will and testament, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names and places of residence as attesting witnesses. C. W. Clark residing at Oriskany Falls, NY C. H. Malow?“ “
State of New York County of Oneida Surrogate’s Office Be it Remembered, That on the 4th day of September 1894, at a Surrogate’s Court, held in and for the County of Oneida within the Last Will of Orren B. Abbott late of the town of Augusta in said County, deceased, was upon due proof admitted to probate as a will valid to pass real and personal property.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of said Court; at the City of Utica; on this 4th day of September A.D. 1894.