States: New York: Oneida
Lemuel Hill was of Sangerfield, Oneida Co, NY when he died in January of 1875. His will mentions only his wife Amy and his son Ezra P. The will was written on 7 January 1848. A codicil was signed 12 May 1874, the only provision of which was to add George S. Church of Waterville, Oneida County, as co-executor--perhaps because son Ezra by then was living in Decatur MI. Witnesses to the codicil were Marcus L. Wheeler and Sarah Wheeler, both of whom stated that they had know Lemuel for 9 years. George Church said that he had known Lemuel for 40 years. The original will gave Amy $25, use of all Lemuel's real estate during her life, power to mortgage this real estate for her support, and power to bequeath half of it. It also gave Amy use of all his personal property during her life except for a specific bequest to Ezra, and power to bequeath two-thirds of Lemuel's personal property. Ezra got the other half of Lemuel's real estate when Amy died, and the other one third of Lemuel's personal property. The specific bequest to Ezra consisted of all Lemuel's shop tools and implements, his stock of timber on hand, and all waggons, harnesses, sleds or cutters.