Will of Cornelius Sammons
I Cornelius Sammons of the town of Springfield county of Otsego and State of New
York being in the decline of years and considering the uncertainty of this
mortal life but yet of sound mind and perfect memory blessed be Almighty God for
the same to make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Peggy Sammons all my personal
property or estate consisting of stocks goods chattels and moveables of every
kind whatsoever which I possess to her own free will benefit control & perfect
disposal forever. And I further also give confirm and begries that unto my
aforesaid beloved wife all the profits use and income and rents of all my freehold
estates lands and buildings which I possess to her own free use and voluntary
disposal & control during the while of her natural life & no longer.
I also give and devise unto my only son Francis Sammons his heirs and afsigns all
that my (unreadable) Or tenements lands and buildings situate lying and being in the
town of Springfield aforesaid or elsewhere together with all my other freehold
estate whatsoever after the death of his beloved mother Peggy Sammons.
Aforesaid to hold to (unreadable) Francis Sammons his heirs and signs forever.
And I also further give and bequesth to my only daughter Cynthia Gilbert wife of
William B. Gilbert the sum of one dollars.
I also give and bequeath unto my oldest grandson Cornelius Sammons the sum of
twenty five dollars. And I give and bequeath to my second grandson Andrew
Sammons the sum of twenty five dollars. And I further give and bequeath unto my
beloved granddaughter Maranda Sammons the like sum of twenty five dollars
which said several legacies or sums of money I will & order shall be paid
to the said respective (unreadble) When they become of lawful age.
And lastly I hereby appoint William B Gilbert and Davis Carroll of the
aforesaid Springfield the only executors of this my last will and testament
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness hereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of September in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. - Cornelius Sammons
Witnesses: Elijah Anderson
Recorded June 27 1836