Last Will and Testament of Francis
Rogers, Town of Western, 1848 P.258
The last will and Testament of Francis Rogers of Western in the County of Oneida and State of New York.
I Francis Rogers considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory (?)Almighty God for the
same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and from following that is to say,
First I give and bequeath unto my children James Rogers, John Rogers, Joseph Rogers, William Rogers, George Rogers,
Adam Rogers and Catherine wife of Peter Maccomber, all of my estate both real and personal after deducting all my debts
financial expenses and after the sum of Three Hundred dollars shall be paid by my son Adam Rogers on a Bond against him
to my daughter Jane Rogers as is expreped(?) in said Bond the said property to be equally divided among my children above
Second, I do hereby appoint my sons William Rogers and James Rogers Executors of this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all former wills by ??
In witness whereof I have herunto -- seh(?) my hand and seal at Western this 7th day of March 1848
his Francis X Rogers --- mark ----
William Rogers first interl... (?)
I y... sealed published and declared by the above named Francis Rogers to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness in presence of the Testaton(?) and in presence of Each other.
W. Brayton of Western
A C Huntington of Western
State of New York
County of Oneida
I Henry M Brurchard Surrogate of said County do hereby certify the foregoing to be the Record of the last will and
Testament of Francis rogers deceased and of the proofs and examinations taken in the probate thereof.
Henry M Bruchard Surrogate
I, Charles R. Rauck whose residence is number
168 Fayette Street, city of Utica, State of New York, being of sound and
disposing memory and a citizen of the State of New York, do make ordain
publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following
that is to say.
First. I revoke all wills by me heretofore made and direct that debts & funeral expenses be first paid.
Second. I give grant and bequeath unto my wife Catharine Rauck in lieu of dower the sum of five hundred dollars, to be paid and accepted in full of dower. If so accepted sum to be a lien on my real estate until paid.
Third. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Charles McLaughlin fifty dollars, and unto my daughter Hellen Young twenty five dollars, and make sum a charge and lien on my real estate.
Fourth. I grant and bequeath unto my daughter Dora Rauck my downstairs bedstead and bedding for same. I grant and bequeath unto my son Charles R. Rauck of Buffalo N.Y. my gun, my revolver and all my clothing. I grant and bequeath unto Frankie Hauck son of Theresa Hauck my silver watch and chain.
I give and grant unto my granddaughter Hellen Wiley my guitar and six chairs in front room.
Fifth. I give grant and bequeath unto my grandchild Louisa Rauck twenty five dollars, and unto my grandchild Theresa Rauck twenty five dollars and make same a lien and charge on my real estate.
Sixth. I give grant, devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal unto my children Theresa Hauck, Dora Ribolin, Nettie Eise (of Buffalo N.Y.) And Charles R. Rauck share and share alike.
Seventh. I do nominate constitute and appoint Frank Sang and Phillip Hammes both of Utica N.Y. to be executors of this my last will and testament and do authorize them to manage, lease, mortgage or sell my real estate and do empower them and the survivor of them to do whatever I might or could do if living to or for same and to give convey over or deed therefor fully and completely.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and put my seal at Utica State of New York this eleventh day of March eighteen hundred and ninety six.
Charles R. Rauck (LS)
witnesses: Richd. W. McIncrow Fritz Heim
Be it remembered that on the 29th day of November 1897, at a Surrogate's Court, held in and for the County of oneida, the within Last Will of Charles R. Rauck late of the city of Utica in said County, deceased, was upon due proof admitted to probated as a will valid to pass real and personal property.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of said Court; at the City of Utica, on this 29th day of November A.D. 1897
F. M. Calder, Surrogate
Michael Rauck email@example.com