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Elijah Kinne



Transcribed by Georgia Kinney Bopp. Line for line correspondence and page breaks
are as in the original will.

From the Book of Wills, Seneca County, N.Y., Volume A3, pages 45-51; will page 49:
Probated April - May, 1830

Will of Elijah Kinne, Ovid, Seneca county, NY, dated 20 March 1815

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In the name of God Amen.  I Elijah Kinne of the town of Ovid in the County 
of Seneca being advanced in years, but being of sound mind and memory, Do 
make ordain publish and declare this as my last will and testament as 
follows to wit.  1st I give and bequeath my soul to God and my body 
to the dust, from whence it came.  2nd It is my will that my executors 
here in after named pay all my debts out of my personal estate. Item [3rd].. I give 
and devise unto my son Elijah Kinne Junr. all my houses on lot number ninety 
five in the township of Romulus in the County of Seneca, also all of lot number two 
of the township of Ovid, which I now live on together with all the buildings thereon 
to him the said Elijah Kinne his heirs and assigns forever subject to the payment 
of the legacies here in after mentioned & to be charged on the same.  To wit It is my will 
that the said Elijah Kinne Junr. shall pay to my son Ephriam Kinne his heirs 
and assigns the sum of one thousand dollars in stock at cash price or in money
at his election in one year after my death.  Also to pay to my son Isaac Kinne 
his heirs and assigns the sum of one thousand dollars in stock at cash price or 
money at his election in two years after my death.  Also the said Elisha 
shall pay to my daughter Lydia Bloomer or to her heirs one thousand dollars 
in stock at cash price or money as the said Elijah shall elect in three years 
after my death.  Also the said Elijah shall pay to my daughter Hulda Mead's 
natural children one thousand dollars in stock at cash price or money as 
the said Elijah shall elect in four years after my death, which sum shall be divided 
equally (among) between her said children.  Also the said Elijah shall pay to my 
daughter Hannah Denton and in case of her death then to her children the sum 
of one thousand dollars in stock at cash price or in money as the said Elijah shall 
elect in five years after my death.  And the said Elijah shall pay to the 
 

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children of my daughter Gerusha Huff one thousand dollars in stock at cash 
price or money as the said Elijah shall elect in six years after my death which 
sum shall be divided equally between her said children.  And the said Elijah 
shall also pay to my daughter Louis Burroughs and in case of her death then to her chil- 
dren one thousand dollars in stock or money as the said Elijah shall elect 
in seven years after my death.  Item 4thly  I devise and give unto my 
son Ephriam Kinne all my land lying in lot number ninety six in the township
of Romulus in said County of Seneca  Also all my land lying in the Village 
of Lancast[er], also all my lands lying in the Village of Plymouth  which Villages 
are situated in the township of Romulus, to him the said Ephriam his heirs 
and assigns forever --  Item [5th] ..  I give and bequeath unto my said three 
sons Elijah, Ephriam and Isaac all my wearing apparel to be divided equally 
between them.  6th Item - I give and devise unto Elizabeth Ellet for her 
services and kindness in my family, and give and devise to her four 
children John, Peggy, Henry and James the lot of land I bought of Stephen 
Waterman containing about one hundred acres -- Also the lot of land 
I bought of Peter Hughes, containing about two hundred acres of land.  Also 
the lot of land I bought of [Simon] Gould containing about twenty acres 
of land.  All of the above pieces of land are situated in the township of Rom-
ulus.  Also a lot of ground with the buildings thereon I bought of James Woodruff 
lying in the Village of Verona in the town of Ovid containing about three 
quarters of an acre and eight rods of land all of which I devise to the said 
Elizabeth Ellet & her four children John, Peggy Henry and James their 
heirs and assigns forever.  7th Item -- I give and devise unto Amos Denton 
the use and occupation of the farm I bought of him and which is in his 
possession at this time for and during the term of his natural life and 
after his death I give and devise the said farm & premises to Elizabeth 
Ellet and her four children John, Peggy Henry and James and to her and their 
heirs and assigns forever.  8th Item -  I give and bequeath all my mova- 
ble and personal estate of any kind & nature whatsoever that shall be left 
after my debts and funeral expenses are paid the [same] into six equal parts 
to be divided as follows, to wit:  One sixth part I give to my daughter Lydia 
Bloomer and her heirs.  One sixth part I give to Hannah Denton or if she 
be dead to her children.  One sixth part I give to Louis Burroughs or if she 
be dead then to her children.  One sixth part I give to the children of my 
daughter Huldah Mead who is deceased.  One sixth part I give to the chil-
dren of my daughter Gerusha Huff.  One sixth part I give to Elizabeth 

 

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Ellet and her heirs.  9th Item I do hereby further ordain and declare that 
out of the estate heretofore devised to my son Elijah Kinne Junior one years 
provisions he the said Elijah shall furnish and deliver to the said Elizabeth 
Ellet immediately after my death for the support of her self and children.  
10th item -- It is hereby ordained and declared as my will that any person 
hereafter to derive any estate by [virtue] of this will, shall be on this condition  
that if any dispute shall arise between any of the persons herein named res-
pecting the division of any part of the goods & estate herein given or devised 
that then it shall be the duty of my executors to divide the same Justly 
between the parties according to the intention of this will, which division shall 
be final and conclusive between them.  11th Item & lastly I do hereby last-
ly ordain and declare that I hereby nominate and appoint my said 
sons Elijah Kinne Junior and Ephriam Kinne executors of this my last will 
and testament.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this 20th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifteen.                              Elijah Kinne (SS)

Signed sealed and published
In the presence of us:
Alvah Gregory
Thomas W. Perry
Platt Kinne
May [seven]teenth one thousand eight hundred and thirty, I hereby certify 
the foregoing to be a true record of the proofs examinations and will of Elijah 
Kinne late of Ovid in the County of Seneca deceased.
                                        Samuel Birdsall, Surrogate




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