Submitted by Alex Ross, May 27, 2004
In the name of God, Amen. I Emeline Multer, wife of Emory Multer, of the town of Davenport County of Delaware and State of New York, of the age of thirty one years being mindful of the uncertainties of life do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament as follows.
First. I will and direct that all my just debts and all my funeral expenses be paid.
Second. I will bequeath and devise all of my property real and personal of every name kind and nature where soever situated to my two sons Arthur Multer and Clarence Multer to be divided equally between them share and share alike subject to the following conditions viz. My executor hereinafter named to hold all of said property in trust for said children until they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, that is until the youngest child shall arrive at that age, the said children have so much of the net annual income from said estate as shall be necessary for their support maintenance and education. In case of the death of either of my said children before the youngest arrives at the age of twenty one years then the portion of the one so dying to belong to the other, if the one dying leaves surviving him lawful issue then his children to take his portion. In the event of both my children dying without lawful issue surviving them before arriving at the age of twenty one years then I devise and bequeath one half of said property to my husband Emory Multer and the other half to the Orphan Asylum located at or near the Village of Cooperstown to be held by the trustees or officers having the custody and control of the funds of that institution to be used by them under the law rules and regulations relating to and governing said institution for the benefit of the Orphans in their charge.
Third. I hereby direct empower and authorize my said executor hereinafter named to sell and execute proper deed of conveyance of my real estate at either public or private sale as he may consider most advantages and convert the proceeds thereof together with all the funds belonging to my estate into first class real estate mortgages or into government securities.
Fourth. I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Henry Sanford of Fergusonville executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the 30th day of July 1884. Emeline Multer (L. S.)
The foregoing instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof sealed published and declared by the said Emeline Multer as and for her last Will and Testament in presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names, as witnesses thereunto
David Vandusen Davenport Del. Co. N.Y.
Marion Pierce Harpersfield Del. Co. N.Y.
County of Delaware
Surrogates Office ss Be it remembered that on the day of the date hereof the annexed last Will and Testament of Emeline Multer late of Longmont Colorado deceased was duly proved before Daniel T. Arbuckle Surrogate of said County according to law as and for the last Will and Testament of the real and personal estate of said deceased, which said last Will and Testament and the proofs and examinations taken thereon are recorded in this office.
In Testimony Whereof the Surrogate of said County hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal of office this 25th day of July 1887.
(L. S.) Daniel T. Arbuckle Surrogate
State of New York
Delaware County Surrogates Office SS I John C. Stoddart, Clerk to the Surrogates Court of the County of Delaware, Do Hereby Certify, that I have compared the annexed copy of the Will of Emeline Multer with the original record on file in this office, and that the same is a true copy of such Will and of the whole of such original record; and that said Will is still in force and effect.
Witness my hand and official seal, at Delhi, this 1st day of August 1887.
(L. S.) John C. Stoddart Clerk to the Surrogate's Court
Recorded Aug. 3, 1887 at 11 am. George T. Warner Clerk
Note from transcriber - I have two different names for county clerk, Warner or Warren. Comparing the doc., it is hard to tell. If you know who was county clerk in 1887, then that is the name. Sorry for the inaccuracies. --Alex Ross