THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF STEPHEN NEWMAN
County of Herkimer Surrogates Court. In the matter of proving the last Will andTestament of Stephen Newman deceased. Herkimer County SS. Hiram Broat of the Town of Manheim in the county ofHerkimer and Jeremiah Loucks of the Town of Manheim in the county of Herkimerbeing first duly sworn in open court on their oaths do depose and say that theyare subscribing witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Stephen Newman lateof the Town of Manheim in the said County of Herkimer ' deceased. And thesedeponents further say that the said deceased did in the presence of thesedeponents subscribe his name at the end of the instrument which is now shown tothese deponents and which purports to be the last Will and Testament of thesaid deceased and which bears date on the 18th day of February A. D. 1870. That the said deceased did at the time ofsubscribing his name to said instrument as aforesaid declare the same to be hislast Will and Testament. That these deponents did thereupon subscribe their ownnames at the end of said instrument as attesting witnesses to theexecution. Thereof at the request ofthe said deceased and in his presence and in the presence of each other. That the said deceased at the time ofsubscribing his name to said instrument as aforesaid was upwards of twenty oneyears of age. That he appeared to be ofsound mind and memory and was not under restraint to the Knowledge or belief ofthese deponents.
Sworn examined and subscribed this}
7th day of June 1870 before me} Hiram Broat
Amos H. Prescott Surrogate} Jeremiah Loucks
In the name of God Amen I Stephen Newman of the Town ofManheim in the County of Herkimer and State of New York of the age of seventyseven years being feeble in health but of sound mind and memory do make publishand declare his my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say,
First I give,bequeath and devise to my son Paul Newman his heirs and assigns forever tenacres of land more or less being the tract and parcel I live on situate in thetown of Manheim, Bounded North and Eastby lands belonging to the heirs of Jacob J. Davis, on the south by land ofHarvey Davis & on the west by the public highway with the hereditaments andappurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. I also give to my son Paul Newman all of mypersonal property of whatever Kind soever or in what it may exist in includinghorses and cows all farming utensils household furniture & etc. I further direct and order that my said sonPaul Newman shall pay out of the above bequeath and devise made to him thefollowing legacies to wit. to my sonIsrael Newman residing in Michigan__ hundred dollars. to my son Reuben Newman residing in Michigan one hundred dollarsto my daughter Anna Staring seventy five dollars, to my daughter Permelia KlockSeventy five dollars and to my daughter Amanda Staring one hundred dollars, thesaid several legacies hereby bequeathed to my sons & daughters mentioned Iorder to be paid one year after my decease and I make the several legaciesmentioned a lien against the real estate hereby devised to my son Paul. I also order and direct that my son Paul pay& settle up all my debts, bills & etc and bear all my funeral expensesand erect tombstones for myself and wife.
Second I givebequeath and devise all the rest residue and remaining of my real state to myson Henry Newman which ___ extent about four acres of land more or less situatein Manheim & bounded North, East & South by land of ____Klock and on thewest by land of the heirs of Jacob J. ____ together with all the hereditaments& appurtenance thereunto belonging to have & to hold the said premisesherein described to the said Henry Newman his heirs & assigns forever. I further order & direct that my sonHenry Newman pay the following legacies out of the devise to him made asfollows, to my daughter Mary Ann Boyer who resides in Michigan Seventy fivedollars, to my daughter Catharine Boyer who also resides in Michigan Seventyfive dollars and to my son Paul Newman fifty dollars the said several legacieshereby bequeathed to my son & daughters mentioned I order to be paid oneyear after my deceased and I make the several legacies mentioned a lien againstthe real estate hereby devised to my son Henry.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Paul Newmanto be the Executor of his my last Will and Testament hereby revoking allforever wills by me made. In witnesswhereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of February inthe year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy.
Stephen X Newman L.S.
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was ___datethereof signed sealed published anddeclared by said Stephen Newman as and for his last Will and testament inpresence of us who at his request and in his presence and presence of eachother have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Hiram Broat residing at Manheim in Herkimer County N.Y.
Jeremiah Loucks residing at Manheim in Herkimer County N.Y.
State of New York, Herkimer County Surrogates Office: Be it remembered. That on the Seventh day of June A. D. 1870the last Will and testament of Stephen Newman late of the Town of Manheim insaid County of Herkimer, deceased, bearing date the 18th day of February A. D.1870 (being the annexed written instrument) was duly proved before Amos H.Prescott Surrogate of said County of Herkimer according to law as and for thelast Will and Testament of the real and personal estate of the said deceasedwhich said last Will and testament and the proofs and examinations takenthereon are recorded in this office in Book "O" of Wills on page 437and following,
In testimonywhereof I Amos H. Prescott Surrogate of said County have hereunto set my handand seal of office at the Surrogates Office in the village of Herkimer thisSeventh day of June A.D. 1870. Amos A.Prescott Surrogate
I Amos H. Prescott Surrogate of Herkimer County do herebycertify the foregoing to be a True Copy and record of the original last Willand Testament of Stephen Newman- late of the Town of Manheim deceased,propounded for probate and duly proved before me and also of the proofs andexaminations taken before me in relation thereto-
Dated Herkimer June 7th 1870
Amos H. Prescott Surrogate