Gershom Hinckley

Robert L. Barker Jr.
Will: 05 NOV 1807 Rome, Oneida County, New York

In the name of God Amen. I gershom Hinckley of Rome in the County of Oneida & State of New York. Although laboring at present under some indisposition of Body yet being of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding through the mercy of God Do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form
following. First & principally I resign my soul with the most Humility into the hands of Almighty God my creator humbly hopeing for a blessed immortality through the merits and mediation of my blessed Savior & Redeemer Jesus Christ. And my body I desire my be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor. And as for such temporary estate as the Lord in his great goodness has blessed me with & trusted me to be steward of I give devise & dispose thereof as follows viz. I give &
bequeath to my son Gershom Hinckley my wearing apparel- To my Son Samuel Hinckley forty eight dollars. I Give to my Son David Hinckley on Hundred dollars. I give to my daughters Prudence Lucy & Catherine my wife Catherines wearing apparel I give to my Daughter Elizabeth two Dollars I also give bequeath & devise to my Son Jonathan Niles Hinckley all the Farm whereon I now live After my decease to him & his heirs with the appurtenances containing about on Hundred & Sixty Seven acres for the remainder of my term & interest therein They paying the rents & performing the covenants contained in the indenture of Lease by which said farm is now held They paying all the aforsaid Legatees unto the different Legatees in the maner following to wit - One quarter of each of the aforsaid Legacies in one year from & next after my decease - And so on in quarterly yearly payments Untill the whole of Said Legacies shall be paid And as to the rest & residue of my estate
whatsoever & wheresoever both real & personal. After all my just debts & funeral charges are paid which he my son Jonathan is to pay. I also make & ordain my son Johnathan Niles Hinckley my sole Executor of this my last will & Testament in Witness whereof I the said Gershom Hinckley have to this my last will & Testament set my hand & seal this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred & seven Signed sealed published & declared by the siad Gershom Hinckley the Testator as & for his last will & Testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing & sealing thereof
Clark Putnam Gershom Hinckley LS
John Marshall
Caleb Steves
I hereby Certify that the foregoing is a true Copy of the Will of Gershom Hinckley exhibited & proved before me this 3d day of March 1809
J. Hathaway
Clark Putnam made Oath as to the death of the said Gershom Hinckley before me J. Hatheway Surrogate
I further Certify that
I further Certify that on the 3d day of March 1809 before me came Clark Putname who being sworn said that he saw Gershom Hinckley execute the aforsaid Instrument of writing purporting to be his last will & testament & heard him publish & declare the same as & for his last will & testament & that at the time
thereof he appreared to be of sound & disposing mind & memory according to the best knowledge & belief of this Deponant & that he signed the same in the presence as the said Gershom & in the presence of John Marshall & Caleb Steves who also signed the same as witnesses
J. Hatheway Surrogate
Jonathan N. Hinckley the Executor in the said Will named made Oath in due form of Law that he would in all things well & faithfully execute the same before me
J. Hatheway Surr.
Buried in Burrows Cemetery, west of Oriskany monument, Oneida County, NY in fall of 1809