In the name of God Amen! I, Lavinia Cory of the City of Utica, in the County of Oneida, being in good health and sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, to-wit:
First - (after defraying any expense incured by me in sickness or otherwise), I give and bequeath Fifty Dollars each to Delucius De Witt, Jane Price and Mary E. Yale, husband and children of my deceased Sister Betsey Dewitt.
I give to Hattie H. Miller Twenty Dollars, a daughter of sister Ann Eliza Aldrich.
Second I give and bequeath to each of my living sisters, Mrs. Eliza Ann Madison Bliss, Mrs. Rachel Kibby and Mrs. Harriet Bliss, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars Each.
To Isaac Bliss, husband of my deceased sister Clarisa Bliss, Seventy Dollars for his own use.
Also Moses Hawks, husband of my deceased sister Mary Hawks, Seventy Dollars for his own use.
I also give to the Methodist home Missionary Society Ten Dollars and Sabbath School Library at the Center Ten Dollars.
I also give to the Methodist Sabbath School Library at Deveraux Ten Dollars. Also to the Baptist Sunday School at Deveraux Ten Dollars for
Lastly, should anything remain after defraying Funeral charges and purchasing a white marble Tom Stone to be erected soon after my decease and before the division of Property is made, will be divided between my living
I hereby appoint Moses Hawks of Salisbury, Herkimer County, and Lyman Barns of Salisbury, Herkimer County, Executors of this my last will and testament.
I direct them that should my Estate at the time of my Decease fall short of the aggregate of the sums above bequeath, they shall then give to each of the several persons named above an equitable proportion. My money is not to be distributed until there is a good Tom Stone erected at my grave.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this day of July 12, 1871.
Signed and Sealed in the presence of Isaac H. Bliss, Salisbury Center, Herkimer Co., Eliza Ann Bliss, Salisbury, Herkimer County, Lavinia Cory, L.S.
Isaac H. Bliss
Eliza Ann Bliss
State of New York
Herkimer County SS:
Be It Remembered, That on the 14th day of January A. D. 1875, the last Will and Testament of Lavinia Cory late of the town of Salisbury, in said County of Herkimer, deceased, bearing date the12th day of July A. D. 1871, being the annexed written instrument, was duly proved before AMOS H. PRESCOTT, Surrogate of said County of Herkimer, 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 examination taken thereon, are recorded in this office in Book Q of Wills, on page 309 and following.
In Testimony Whereof, I, AMOS H. PRESCOTT, Surrogate of said County, [L.S.] have hereunto set my hand and seal of Office, at the Surrogate's office in the village of Herkimer, this 14th of January A. D., 1875.
AMOS H. PRESCOTT, Surrogate.
I, AMOS H. PRESCOTT, Surrogate of Herkimer County, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy and record of the last Will and Testament of Lavinia Cory late of the town of Salisbury in said county, deceased, propounded for probate and duly proved before me, and also of the proofs and examinations taken before me in relation thereto.
WITNESS my hand at Herkimer, in said County, this 14th day of January A. D., 1875.
Amos H. Prescott, Surrogate
Generations of 5William Cory (Anthony4, William3, John2, William1).
97. 5COREY William (Anthony4, William3, John2, William1). Born, 22 Mar 1757, in Coventry, Kent Co RI
(Applied for Rev War Pension 10 Oct 1832 # W25430). Died, 13 Dec 1839, in Russia, Herkimer Co NY
(Granted pension for services in American Revolution, April 22 1835). Occupation: Farmer.
He married, first, BURNHAM Elizabeth, circa 1778 (?), in Coventry, Kent Co RI. Born, 9 Apr 1758,
in Coventry, Kent Co RI. Died, 11 Oct 1818, in Coventry, Kent Co RI. Children:
i. William6. Born, 16 Aug 1780, in Coventry, Kent Co RI. Died, 16 Oct 1782, in Coventry, Kent Co RI.
187 ii. William.
188 iii. Elizabeth.
iv. Martha. Born, 22 Oct 1785, in Herkimer Co NY. Died, 6 Feb 1849.
She married NEWBERRY Elisha.
v. Cynthia. Born, 21 Dec 1788, in Herkimer Co NY. Died,
Jan 1846. She married (Resided in Summer Hill New York) GREENFIELD James.
190 vi. Freelove.
vii. Lydia. Born, 28 May 1796, in Coventry, Kent Co RI (Died very young).
viii. Sylvia. Born, 28 May 1796, in Coventry, Kent Co RI. Died, after 1855.
She married WOODEN Isaac.
191 ix. Burnham.
He married, second, HICKCOX Rachel, 1 Oct 1819, in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson Co NY. Born, 14 Jan 1770,
in Coventry, Kent Co RI (Widow applied for Rev War pension 13 Dec 1839). Died, 9 Aug 1865, in Russia,
Herkimer Co NY. Children:
189 x. Daniel.
xi. Barbara. Born, circa 1819 (?), in Coventry, Kent Co RI.
xii. Jane. Born, 15 May 1820, in Herkimer Co NY. Died, 7 Dec 1855.