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Will of Israel Parshall 1827
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This is a transcription of the "Will and Testament of Israel Parshall" of Town of Chemung, Tioga  County, NY (Now Chemung County)  by Jane Webb
In The Name of God, Amen:

I Israel Parshall of the town of Chemung in the County of Tioga & State of New York being of sound mind and memory, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die – and calling to mind the uncertainty of life, Do make this my last will & testament — First of all I cheerfully recommend my Soul or the immortal part of my body to God who gave it, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, and to be interred in a christian manner at the discretion of my Executors, herein after mentioned – As to my worldly Estate which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with. I will & bequeath unto my loving Children hereafter mentioned viz: to Joanna, Ruth, Kesiah, Lydia, Deborah, Jerusha & Anna, daughters, and to Israel and David, sons to be equally divided between them – after all my debts and funeral charges are paid, which I earnestly desire my Executors to pay. And I do now appoint Asa Parshall my son, of the Town of Chemung in the County and State aforesaid and Henry Wells Esq. of the Town of Southport in the said County of Tioga and State of New York, my Executors – and I do now acknowledge this to be my last will & testament, revoking all others, & ratifying and confirming this my last will & testament.

Signed with my own hand and dated the Eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty four.

Signed Sealed & acknowledged In presence of

Horace Wells

Ward Dudley Israel Parshall Seal

Henry C. Wells

State of New York

Tioga County Surrogate Office } Be it remembered that on the Sixth day of March in the

Seal year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven personally appeared before me Caleb Baker Esq. Surrogate of the County of Tioga aforesaid Horace Wells and Ward Dudley two of the subscribing witnesses to the within instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Israel Parshall late of the Town of Chemung in the said County deceased, who being by me duly Sworn declared that they [saw] the said Israel Parshall seal & execute the Same & heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will & testament and that at the time of such execution thereof the said Israel Parshall appeared to them to be of sound disposing mind and memory to the best knowledge & belief of them the said Horace Wells & Ward Dudley: & further testified that they the said Horace Wells and Ward Dudley did severally Subscribe their names thereto (together with Henry C. Wells the other subscribing witness to the same) as witnesses to the execution thereof in the presence of the testator and of each other.

In Testimony whereof, the said Surrogate hath hereunto Set his hand and affixed his Seal of Office – Done at Elmira the Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty Seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the fifty first.

Caleb Baker Surrogate.
The People of the State of New York by the grace of God Free and
Independent: To all to whom these presents Shall come, or may concern Know Ye, that at the Greeting: town of Elmira, in the County of Tioga on the Sixth day of March in the year one

Seal thousand eight hundred and twenty Seven before Caleb Baker Esq. Surrogate of our Said County, the last will and testament of Israel Parshall deceased, (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) was proved and is now approved and allowed of by us; and the Said deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death, goods chattels or credits, within this State, by means whereof the proving and registering the said will and granting administration of all and singular the said Goods Chattels and credits, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth belong unto us. The administration of all & singular the Goods Chattels and credits of the said deceased, and any way concerning his will is granted unto Asa Parshall of Chemung and Henry Wells of Southport in the said County: they being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make & exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all & singular the said Goods, Chattels & credits and also to render a just and true account thereof when thereunto required.

In Testimony whereof, we have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness Caleb Baker Esq. Surrogate of the said County of Tioga at the Town of Elmira aforesaid, the Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty Seven & of our Independence the fifty first.

Caleb Baker

Surrogate

Recorded 6th March 1827
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Chemung County NY
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