Will Records 1463N
15 Apr 1811
John Reeve of the township of Roxbury in the County of Morris & State of New Jersey being weake in body but of sound mind & memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say
Pricipally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of god who gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god and as touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased god to bless me in this life I give and device and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say
In the first place I order funeral charges and just debts to be paid I order that my executors hereafter named do cause an inventory of all my moveable estate to be taken and to dispose of such a part of them as they thought but at ..due?
It is my will that my wife Jemima shall have the whole of my moveable and real estate during her life and after my wifes deth it is my will that it should be equally divided between my two grandsons John Reeve Junr and my grandson Stephen Reeve share and share alike I do appoint my grandson John Reeve Junr and Stephen Reeve my executors to this my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof my hand seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered by the said John Reeve as for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who present at the signing and sealing there off
Morris County } William Morris Esq one of the witnesses to the foregoing will being duly sworn according to law did depose and say that he saw John Reeves the testator therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and declare the foregoing writing to be his last will & testament and that at the doing thereof the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory as far as this deponent knows and as he verily believes, and that Frederick Roger & William King the other subscribing evidences were present at the same time and signed their names as witnesses to the said will together with this deponent in the presence of the said testator.
Sworn at Morristown May 20th 1811
Before me David Thompson Jr Surrogate