1813 Will - Absalom Reeves

1813 Will - Absalom Reeves

1813 Will - Absalom Reeves


Burlington County, New Jersey
Will Records 12756C
22 Mar 1813


I Absalom Reeves of the township of Northampton County of Burlington New Jersey being of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following vizt
First I give unto my beloved wife Hannah Reeves the uses and priveldge of Occupying such parts of my house as may be necessary for her. I also give her the use of such parts of my Houshold Goods, as she may have occasion for during her natural life, excepting such as is herein after particularly given away
Second I give unto my daughter Rachel Reeves, a case of drawers six pewter plates, a large pewter dish, and the sum of forty dollars
Third I give unto my daughter Sarah Reeves a Beureay, a Bed, Bestead & Bedding, an armed chair, an iron pot, and the sum of forty dollars
Fourth I give my daughter Hannah Reeves wife of Joseph Reeves one Dollar, all which sums of money is to be paid in one year after my decease by my son William Reeves out of the lad herein after devised to him
Fifth I give and devise unto my son William Reeves, all my plantation or lot of land whereon I now live containing twenty five acres more or less to him his heirs and assigns forever, and him my said son William Reeves, I expressly charge with the maintenance and support of my said wife Hannah Reeves, and herby make and order the above devised land and premises liable therefor as long as she remains my widow and no longer. I also give my said son William Reeves, all the rest and residue of my estate whatsoever or wherever it may be found
Lastly I do nominate and appoint my son William Reeves sole executor to this my last Will and Testament dated the twenty second day of March one thousand eight hundred & thirteen. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal
Absalom (his x mark) Reeves

Signed Sealed published & and dclared }
by the said Absalom Reeves to be }
his last Will and Testament in }
the presence of us
Samuel Woolman
Rebecca Woolman
John Tomlinson

Samuel Woolman one of the witnesses to the within will being duly affirmed doth declare and say that he saw Absalom Reeve the testator therein named sign and seal the same and heard him publish pronounce and declare the within writing to be his last will and testament that at the time of the doing thereof the said testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory so far as this affirmant knows, and as he verily believes, and that Rebecca Woolman and John Tomlinson the other subscribing evidences were present at the same time & signed their names as witnesses to the said will together with this affirmant in the presence of the said testator.
Samuel Woolman
Affirmed the 2d day of March AD 1814 before me
Abrm Brown Surrg


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