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Will of Grant Baldwin 1839
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This is a transcription of the "Will and Testament of Grant Baldwin of Town of Elmira. Chemung County NY by Karyl Hubbard
   Subj:  The will of Grant Baldwin, Chemung Co., NY
Date:  7/5/2003 7:53:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Karyl Hubbard)


In the name of God, Amen. I Grant B. Baldwin of Elmira in the County of Chemung and State of New York, being in feeble health but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say-

First. I will and direct that all my just debts be paid, by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as may be conveniently done, of the avails (sic) of my estate; and also two certain notes now held by the Chemung Canal Bank against my father William Baldwin, on which I am an endorser amounting to about five hundred and eighty dollars, and also the Towanda Bank debt against my said father of three hundred dollars, all of which debts I order & direct to be paid by my said executors, out of my said estate, as soon as they can be conveniently done, my will and desire being to relieve my father from the same.

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Myrilla Baldwin all my household furniture of every description, including my pianoforte, sideboard and two clocks-to be by her disposed of as she shall think proper.

Third. I give and bequeath to my beloved father & mother and the survivor of them, during his or her natural lives of life the use of the bay mare and waggon and clock owned by me & now in their possession.

Fourth. I do hereby will order and direct that my executors hereinafter named, or the survivor or survivors of them or a majority thereof, he and they are hereby authorized to sell, dispose of and convey all and singular my real estate whatsoever & wheresoever the same may be situated, or any part thereof, in their discretion, of the discretion of a majority of them, or of the survivor of them, in such manner, and for such prices and on such terms, as they or a majority of them shall deem proper and expedient, and on such sale or sales thereof or of any part thereof, to make, execute and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers thereof their heirs and assigns forever, good, perfect and full conveyance , in fee, with covenants of warranty or otherwise as they shall deem expedient & proper, hereby granting, giving and conveying, for the purpose aforesaid and to my said executor or the majority of them, or the survivor or survivors or a majority of them, for the time being, full power and authority to grant, bargain, sell and convey my said real estate of any part of parcel thereof as fully & completely as I myself could now do, and from the proceeds thereof & of my personal estate, not herein specially disposed of I will order, and direct that all my debts, together with those of my father herein before specified be paid by my said executors.

Fifth. In the event of the sale of my said real estate of any part thereof, it is my desire, (in case my said wife should unite in the conveyance thereof.) That one third of the proceeds thereof should be so invested as to produce income to her during her natural life, the use & profits thereof & after her decease to be equally divided amongst my children hereinafter mentioned share & share alike.

Sixth. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (after the payment of the debts above mentioned & all just charges dispensed) I give bequeath & devise to my beloved children, James W. Baldwin, Julia M. Baldwin, Josiah S. Baldwin, Morris Baldwin, Susan T. Baldwin, & Azubah Baldwin, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

It is my express desire that my executor dispose of all my personal property not herein specially disposed of immediately after my decease.

Seventh. I do hereby nominate, constitute & appoint my beloved wife Myrilla Executrix and my son James W. Baldwin and my friends Jonas Sayre and William Maxwell my executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all or any will or wills by me ever before made.

In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal

this thirtieth day of December A.D. 1839.

G. B. Baldwin

Signed sealed published & declared

by the above named Grant B. Bald-

win to be his last will & testament,

in the presence of us, who have hereunto

subscribed our names as witnesses

thereto at his request and in his presence

& in the presence of each other.

Jothan Purdy

Nathaniel Aspinwell All of the Village of Elmira in the county of Chemung &

Tracy Beadle State of New York.

Erastus L. Nast

Codicil to the last will and testament of Grant B. Baldwin,

Item It is my intention and I do so order and direct that my Executors do permit and allow my venerable parents to reside where they now reside in the cottage residence on the farm called Fairview, and to occupy possess and enjoy that part of the said Fairview farm on the main land, which during the time said farm was leased to Jonas S. Satterly, was occupied by my said parents;-and that they be permitted and allowed to occupy & possess the same during their natural lives respectively free of any charges for rent, or any other demand that might possibly be made of them of the use and occupancy of the same or any part.

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