Will of Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
Date: 18 Jun 1889.
Proved: Surrogate's Court, New York City, 7 Oct 1897.
Testator: Sarah E Sackett, widow of New York City.
Son States Mead Sackett in trust, all real estate with income used for benefit of invalid son Howard Mortimer Sackett.
After death of Howard:
Son States Mead Sackett, $5,000 or 5/18ths of total estate.
Other children, Hannah Caroline Harper, Charles Edgar Sackett, Julia Sackett Chesebro, Lydia Amelia Muir, Adeline Sackett Morgan, 1/5th each of residue after States' share.
Executor: States Mead Sackett.
Witnesses: Foster Debevoise, Arthur P Baldwin.
I Sarah E Sackett, widow, of the City of New York, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all and every other will by me at any time heretofore made.First, I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied in full by my executor hereinafter named as soon after my decease as may be practicable.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son States Mead Sackett all my real estate, to be held by him in trust for the sole benefit of my invalid son Howard Mortimer Sackett during his natural life. And I hereby authorize my said trustee to sell at public or private sale and upon such terms as he shall deem best all my real estate; or to lease the same; and to execute acknowledge and deliver the necessary instruments in writing therefor, and to invest the proceeds arising therefrom either in real estate or personal property as to him shall be advisable, for the benefit of my said son Howard.
Third, after the decease of my son Howard Mortimer Sackett I then direct my executor hereinafter named to divide my estate as follows: In consideration of his care of the property, of my son Howard, and of his executorship, I give devise and bequeath to my son States Mead Sackett, or his heirs, of the nett proceeds, five thousand dollars or an amount equal to the proportion of five thousand dollars to eighteen thousand dollars that being considered the nett value of the said estate at this time. To each of my five remaining children Hannah Caroline Harper, Charles Edgar Sackett, Julia Sackett Chesebro, Lydia Amelia Muir, Adeline Sackett Morgan, or to their heirs I give devise and bequeath one fifth of the remainder.
Fourth, I hereby appoint and constitute my son States Mead Sackett as sole trustee for my son Howard, and as sole executor of this my last will and testament, and I also direct that he give no bonds for the execution of this trust.in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the City of New York this eighteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
Sarah E Sackett
The above written instrument was subscribed and published by Sarah E Sackett, and by her at the time of such subscription declared to be her last will and testament in the presence of us and of each of us who have hereunto at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses this eighteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
Foster Debevoise, 23 W. 124 St, N.Y. City.
Arthur P Baldwin, 57 E. 125 St, N.Y. City.
Probate granted 7 Oct 1897, Surrogate's Court, City and County of New York.