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Will of Moses Harrison


Moses Harrison was the son of Jonas HARRISON
(Jonas5, Moses4, Daniel3, Sgt. Richard2, Richard1)

New Jersey Archives, will 14535G

Details in the Will:

NOTE: Uncertain words are italicized.

[front cover:]

Moses Harrison

Filed + proven April
29, 1854

Record in R------ [illegible]
Office of the County of Essex
in book K of wills for said
County papers 428 + 429

[first page:]

In the name of God Amen, I Moses Harrison of Bloomfield in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, being of sound mind memory and understanding for which blessing I thank God, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say, first I do order and direct all my just debts and funeral expenses to be duly paid as soon as conveniently can be after my decease. Item. after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses the remainder of my personal property I give and devise unto my four daughters, Rebecca, Maria, Eliza and Jane to be equally divided between them or their heirs share and share alike. I also give and bequeath unto my said daughters Maria, Eliza and Jane one hundred and fifty dollars each, and to my daughter Rebecca one hundred Dollars. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Moses Harrison Junr and tomygrandsons, John and William Wallace (sons of Bethuel V. Harrison, deceased) and to my grandson, Flavel (son of John M. Harrison, deceased) eighty dollars each, and to my grandson Stephen D. Harrison (son of Flavel R. Harrison, deceased) I give one hundred Dollars. Item, I give and bequeath unto my grand daughters Matilda, Ann and Sarah Elizabeth (daughters of said John M. Harrison, deceased) and Charlott, Phebe, Catherine, and Emily (daughters of said Bethuel V. Harrison, deceased) and Sarah (daughter of said Flavel R. Harrison, deceased) Forty dollars each. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my son Jared E. Harrison his heirs and assigns, all my lands and Real Estate of every kind and description whatsoever and wheresoever, hereby charging the same with the legacies hereinbefore devised and also the costs and expenses of settling my Estate, and in case the said Legacies or any part of the same shall remain unpaid one year after my decease then and in such case I order and direct my Executors hereinafter named and the survivor of them to sell and convey in such way and manner the whole or such part of my Lands and Real Estate as they or the survivor of them may think best and apply the proceeds

[second page]

thereof to the payment of said Legacy or Legacies remaining unpaid as aforesaid, in case any of my said grand children should die afterbefore my decease without lawful issue then and in such case the legacy herein devised to such deceased grand child or grand children I do order and direct to be given to such deceased grand child's brothers and sisters surviving, I order and direct my Executors to sell and disclose of my copper Still Kettle and appropriate the proceeds to erecting such suitable grave stones at my grave as they may think suitable and proper. lastly I hereby appoint my son Jared E. Harrison and my friend Zenas S. Crane Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made

Signed, Sealed, published
and declared by the said
Moses Harrison to be his
last will and testament
the first day of February
in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred
and fortyeight, in the
presence of us
NB the interlineation of the word (my)
over the fifteenth line on the first
page and erasement of the word
(before) in the third line on the second
page and interlineation of the word
(after) done before signing
John C. Doremus
Calvin S. Baldwin
Nathaniel R. Dodd
[signed:] Moses Harrison

The following page is an Affadavit to the Surrogate Court by Nathaniel R. Dodd that the original will was signed in his presence, as well as before John C. Doremus and Calvin S. Baldwin. "Sworn April 29 1854"

The following page is an Affadavit by executor Jared E. Harrison that he will fulfill the duties of executing the estate. "Sworn April 29 1854"


New Jersey Archives, will 14535G
Submitted by Stephen Beck.

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