In the Name of God, Amen.
I. CHARLES W. SHACKFORD now residing in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make publish and declare this as and for my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other and former Wills by me made.
First: I direct my Executrix herein after named, to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as may be conveniently done after my decease.
Second: I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal of whatsoever kind or nature, and wheresoever situated, of which I may die seized or possessed, or to which I may be entitled at the time of my death, unto my beloved wife Millie Shackford, her heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Millie Shackford, to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunoto set my hand and seal, this Thirteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and five.
In Presence of Charles W. Shackford (seal)
Edgar H. Hazelwood
Charles S. Ougheltree
James R Hazelwood
The above instrument consisting of about one page and two lines, was on the Thirteenth day of March 1905, subscribed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, CHARLES W. SHACKFORD as and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, and in his presence, and in the
presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses thereto.
Edgar H. Hazelwood-------------------------180 Calyer St, Brooklyn
Charles S. Ougheltree-----------------------315 Nostrand Ave. Brooklyn N. Y.
James R Hazelwood-------------------------237 Rutland Rd. Brooklyn, N. Y.
More about Charles in a future blog.
New York, Probate Records, Charles W Shackford - Will; "New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971," digital images, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org: accessed 1 May 2013); Kings, Wills 1912 vol 452-454 Vol 452 P 81 (Image 75).
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