Person:Mary Thompson (250)

Mary E. "Polly" Thompson
b.1780
d.20 Sep 1867
Facts and Events
Name[1] Mary E. "Polly" Thompson
Married Name[1] Lewis
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1780
Marriage to Nathaniel Lewis
Will[2] 6 Mar 1865 Morris, Otsego, NY
Death[1] 20 Sep 1867
Probate[2] 25 Nov 1867 Cooperstown, Otsego, NY

Personal History

Probate Record

Surrogate Court }

Last Will and Testament }
of }
Polly Lewis, deceased }
Be it remembered that heretofore
to wit on the third day of November in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven, Henry Lewis
the Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Polly
Lewis late of the county of Otsego deceased appeared in
open Court before the Surrogate of the County of Otsego and
made application to have the said Last Will and Testament
which relates to both Real and Pirsonal Estate proved and on
which application the said Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory
evidence who were the heirs at Law and next of kin of said
Testator and their respective residences; and said Surrogate
did thereupon issue a citation in due form of law directed to
the heirs at law and next of kin of said deceased by their
respective names stating their respective places of residence
requiring them to appear before said Surrogate at his office
in the Village of Cooperstown in said County on the 25th
day of November AD 1867 and attend the Probate of
said Will. And afterwards to wit on the 25th day of
November 1867 satisfactory evidence by affidavit was produced
and presented to said Surrogate by the due service of said
Citation in the mode prescribed by law; and on that day
no one appearing to oppose the Probate of said Will such
proceedings were thereupon had in said Court; afterwards
that said Surrogate took the proofs of said Will hereinafter
set forth upon this 25th day of November A.D. 1867, and
he thereupon adjudged the said Will to be a valid Will
of Real and Personal Estate, which said last Will and
Testament and proofs are as follows, this is to say:

Will

In the name of God Amen I Polly Lewis of the town
of Morris in the County of Otsego and State of New York of
the age of eighty four years and upwards and being of sound
mind and memory do make publish and declare this
my last Will and Testament - in manner following that
is to say:
First - I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Melissa
Light-out bed and bedding for same and one small chest
colored yellow.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my two daughters __:
Sarah Sarles and Amanda Lamphere all my weaving
apparel that I may have at my decease.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my oldest daughters, now
Mary Ramon from out of monies I may have at my decease
the sum of fifty Dollars to be paid if hes within thirty-saye
after my decease.
Fourthly. I give and devise all the rest and remainder of my
personal Estate including all monies, goods, and chattels __
what nature or kind leaves that I may have at my decease
to my son Henry Lewis whom I hereby appoint my sole
Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight-hundred and sixty five.
Polly Lewis (SS)
The written instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date
--- signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said
Polly Lewis as and for her last Will and Testament in
presence us who at her request and in her presence
and in the presence of each other have subscribed our
names hereto as witnesses thereof.
Chancellors N. Babcock. New Berlin, Chenango County N.Y.
Adelaide A. Babcock. New Berlin Chenango County N.Y.

Surrogate Court
In the Matter of proving }
the last Will and Testament }
}
Polly Lewis, deceased } Otsego County ss. Chancellors N Babcock and Adalaide A. Babcock of New Berlin
Chenango County being first duly sworn in open Court upon
their several corporeal oaths, each for himself doth depose
and say, that they are subscribing witnesses to the last

Will and Testament of Polly Lewis late of the town of Morris in the

County of Otsego and State of New York deceased. And these deponents
do further say that the said Polly Lewis, deceased did in the
presence of each of these deponents subscribe her name at the
end of the instrument in writing which is now here shown
to these deponents, and which purports to be the last Will and Testament
of the said deceased, and which bears date on the sixth day of
March one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five. That the said
deceased did at the time of subscribing her name to the said
instrument as aforesaid declare the same to be her last Will
and Testament; and these deponents did thereupon subscribe
theirs own respective names at the end of said instrument,
as attesting witnesses to the execution thereof each at the request
of the said deceased, and in her presence and in the presence
of each other: That the said deceased at the time of so subscribing
her name to said instrument as aforesaid was upwards
of twenty one years of age, and a citizen of the United States;
that she appeared to be and deponents believe she was of sound
mind, memory and understanding, and not under any restraint
and as deponents verily believe in all respects competent to devise. Real Estate; that each of these deponents saw the other
sign his and her name to said instrument in the presence of
the said deceased.
Sworn so before me this } C.B. Babcock
25th day of November 1867} Adelaide A. Babcock
O.M. Cardy
Surrogate
Surrogate Office }
County of Otsego } ss. It appearing upon the proofs duly
taken in --- to the last Will and Testament of Polly
Lewis late of the town of Morris in the County of Otsego and
State of New York deceased that the said Will was duly executed
and that the said Sally Lewis, deceased at the time she executed the
same was in alt ressed competent to devise Real Estate
and was not under restraint; the said last Will & Testament
and proofs are hereby Recorded, signed, and certified by
me pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statutes this
25th day of November A.D. 1867

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Midkiff, Miriam. Ancestors and Relatives of Miriam Joy Robbins, Record Type: web database, Url: http:/awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin. (13 Sep 2004, Printed Date, 29 July 2006).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Will of Polly Lewis, in Otsego County Wills/Will of Polly Lewis NY-39-15-43, NY-39-15-43, 6 Mar 1865, Primary quality.