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Will of John Stage 1827
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This is a transcription of the "Will and Testament of John Stage" of Town of Chemung, Tioga  County, NY (Now Chemung County)  by Joyce Rubens
I got a little surprise when I went to Tioga County (NY) county seat last summer. I saw a listing for a will for David Stage. I already had the probate papers and didn't expect much. What I found was his father's will instead - the will of John Stage. I've typed it up for another researcher and thought I'd also send it to you in case you have use for it personally or on the website. Thanks for all the great stuff on the site. I'm still diggin' :-)
Joyce Rubens

The will was proved August 4, 1827. It reads:
I, John Stage, of the Town of Chemung County of Tioga and State of New York do make and ordain this may last will and testament, in manner and form following (unintelligible) today -
First, I give and bequeath to my wife Leah all my estate real and personal during her natural life for her own support and the maintainence and bringing up of Sally's two sons, namely, Oliver and John. And further, after the death of my said wife I give and bequeath all my lands to be equally divided betwixt Oliver and John the said two sons of Sally. I also give an dbequeath all my personal property to be equally divided betwixt all my sons and daughters trz: William, David, John, Levy, James, Henry, and Peter. Ellener, Leah, Sally, Hannah, Elizabeth and Mary. I do and by these presents nominate and appoint my wife Leah sole executrix and Jacob Lowman Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made at any time heretofore made. Witness where of I have hereinto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of November in the Year of my Lord 1817. John Stage
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Stage, as and for his last will and Testamant in the presence of us, who have subscribed one named as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said John Stage, State of New York, County of Tioga. Jacob Kress, William McKinster, Christopher Tice.

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