Will of John Anderson

Will of John Anderson

Submitted by Doug Anderson



Onondaga County Book of Wills, Liber H (1842–1846), pp. 497–498


At a Surrogates Court, held in and for the county of Onondaga, at the Surrogates office, in the village of Syracuse, on the 17th day of May A.D. 1847. Present David D. Hillis, Surrogate. In the matter of proving the last will and testament.

Onondaga County ss:  Be it Remembered that John Anderson, deceased, heretofore upon the petition of Ely Beard, the executor named in the last will and testament of John Anderson, late of the Town of Pompey in said county, deceased, for that purpose, to the Surrogate of said county, a citation was duly issued in the matter, which citation with the proofs of service thereof were thereafter duly returned to said Surrogate, and which said petition and citation, with the proofs of service thereof are now on file in the office of said Surrogate.
    And thereupon the last will and testament of the said John Anderson, deceased, with the proofs thereof were produced and are as follows, viz.:
    I, John Anderson, of the town of Pompey in the county of Onondaga considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound mind and memory do make & publish this my last will and testament as follows. First, I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Anderson the sum of thirteen hundred and fifty dollars also one mare called the “Doll mare”, one mare called the “Old Kate mare,” one long tongue(?) double harness and whiffletrees, one red cow (two titted), one Plough,  two sheep, one feather bed & bedding, ten bushels of wheat, five bushels of oats, five  bushels of potatoes, & one of the small Fanning Mills. The said sum of thirteen hundred & fifty dollars has already been paid to the said Joseph in real estate lying in the town of West Monroe & county of Oswego. The articles of personal property above mentioned & bequeathed, said Joseph is to have any time he may choose, except the sheep & those he may have next fall, and when the said articles of personal estate shall have been received of said Joseph, the  they & the said sum of thirteen hundred & fifty dollars already paid to him, shall be the full of his share in my estate, both real and personal as an heir at law.
Second, I give & bequeath unto my sons Ira Anderson, Josiah Anderson, and Eli Anderson jointly all of my real estate in the said town of Pompey being about one hundred & eighty acres of land & will & direct that said Ira, Josiah, and Eli shall pay off all my debts.
Third, I will & bequeath unto my daughter Mary Anderson one bedstead, one feather bed & bedding, one chest with drawers, together with the right & privilege of a home in the dwelling house until her marriage or decease and a support and maintenance out of my estate until she shall have arrived at the age of twenty-one years. Also I give & bequeath unto my said dauughter Mary one cow and the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid to her on arriving at twenty-one years of age by my said sons Ira, Josiah, and Eli.
Fourth, the rest and residue of my personal estate of whatever kind, I will & bequeath unto my said sons Ira, Josiah & Eli.
Lastly, I appoint Ely Beard sole executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 24th day of December, A.D. 1846.

John Anderson [L.S.]

Signed, sealed, published and declared  by the testator to be
his last will and testament in the presence of us, whose names are
hereunto subscribed as witnesses at the request of the testator.

    Levi Wells of Pompey
    Ranslaer Johnson of Pompey


Onondaga Surrogate Court
In the matter of proving
the last will and testament
John Anderson, deceased

Onondaga Count ss: Levi Wells, of the town of Pompey in the County of Onondaga, being duly sworn and examined, doth depose and say that he, this deponent, was well acquainted with John Anderson, late of the town of Pompey, in the County of Onondaga, deceased. That this deponent was present as a witness and did see the said John Anderson subscribe at the end thereof the instrument now produced and shown to this deponent purporting to be the last will and testament of the said deceased bearing date the 24th day of December A.D. 1846. That the said testator at the same time declared the instrument so subscribed by him to be his last will and testament. That thereupon this deponent and Ranslaer Johnson subscribed their names at the end thereof as witnesses thereto at the request of the testator in his presence and that the said testator at the time of his executing and publishing the said last will and testament was of full age and sound mind and memory, not under restraint and was in all respects competent to make a last will and testament.    
Sworn this 17th day of                     Levi Wells
May 1847 before me.   
    D.D. Hillis, Surrogate

Onondaga Count ss: Ranslaer Johnson, of the town of Pompey in the County of Onondaga, being duly sworn and examined, doth depose and say that he, this deponent, was well acquainted with John Anderson, late of the town of Pompey, in the County of Onondaga, deceased. That this deponent was present as a witness and did see the said John Anderson subscribe at the end thereof the instrument now produced and shown to this deponent purporting to be the last will and testament of the said deceased bearing date the 24th day of December A.D. 1846. That the said testator at the same time declared the instrument so subscribed by him to be his last will and testament. That thereupon this deponent and Levi Wells subscribed their names at the end thereof as witnesses thereto at the request of the testator in his presence and that the said testator at the time of his executing and publishing the said last will and testament was of full age and sound mind and memory, not under restraint and was in all respects competent to make a last will and testament.    
Sworn this 17th day of                     Ranslaer Johnson
May 1847 before me.   
    D.D. Hillis, Surrogate

Onondaga County
Surrogates Office ss: Recorded the preceding last will and testament of John Anderson, deceased, as a will of real and personal estate together with the proofs thereof taken and had in the Court of the Surrogate of the County of Onondaga, which record is hereby signed and certified by me pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statute, this 17th day of May A.D. 1847.
                                D.D. Hillis
                                    Surrogate


Submitted 8 February 2002