|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Object Name||Legal Document|
|Dates of Creation||1880/03/02|
|Scope & Content||
I Mary B. Mount of the Town of Brookhaven in the County of Suffolk and State of New York being in good health and sound mind and memory make publish and declare this my last will and testament.
First I give and bequest to my son Thomas G. Mount all my cattle horses swine poultry and stock of whatever kind. Harness carriages wagons sleighs farming implements of every kind and the produce of the farm.
Second I give and bequest to my son John H. Mount the s_ violin now in his possession which belonged to his father (and which was given to him by his brother before he died) and to my son Malcolm Mount fifty dollars.
The Hawk picture the fish picture and the unfinished picture of the house representing a boy holding the limb of a pear tree I give as follows. To Malcolm his choice of the two first named pictures. _ _ and the picture of the _give to John.
Fourth See the rest of my pictures portraits and the engravings I give equally to Elizabeth Evelina and Thomas in the hope and with the expectation that the family portraits will not be scattered but kept together,
Fifth I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal property to my two daughters Elizabeth and Evelina equally.
Sixth I give and devise to my son Thomas Shepard and my two daughters Elizabeth Ford and Evelina equally all my right title and interest
in and to the homestead farm at Stony Brook where I now reside and whatever interest I may have therein at the time of my decease.
Seventh. I give and devise to my five children John Henry, Thomas Shepard Malcolm, Elizabeth Ford and Evelina and to my grand child Mary Ford Rice my tract of woodland _____one sixth part to each share and share alike.
And I hereby appoint Thomas S. Mount my son sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness _I have hereto set my hand and seal this second day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty
(signed) Mary B. Mount (LS)
(signed) Jedediah Williamson
(signed) Chas. M. Sleig_
The above instrument was at the date _ signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary B. Mount as and for her lost will and testament on presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
(signed) Jedediah Williamson of Stony Brook, Suffolk Co.
Chas. M. Sleig_ of Stony Brook Suffolk Co.
On reverse of page 2: Will of Mary B. Mount