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Mr Z. Hawks will-

Given 1/3 of personal to wife for her sole use before the debts are pd
" 1/3 use & improvement of real during life do do
to three married daughters 10 dollars each to be paid----
after debts & funeral & other charges-
then to son Alvah all the real estate reserving the use of 1/3 part to Mary
so long as she shall live--- ---and the widows thirds
when she shall cease to occupy to go Alvah---

the residue of the personal to Alvah leaving it optional
to pay the debts either out of the personal or Real, with
authority to sell & deed land if necessary---

Alvah to be residuary legatee & Executor---


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Zur Hawks was a tanner and currier who lived on the north half of his father's homelot on the Deerfield, Massachusetts, street. In his will he left cash to his three married daughters and, with one exception, all the real estate was left to his only son. The exception was his concession of property to an unmarried daughter ("Little Mary Hawks"), a dwarf, who outlived both her brother and her father.


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Will of Zur Hawks

author   Zur Hawks (1760-1844)
date   c. 1830
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   4.75"
width   7.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Will
accession #   #L99.157

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