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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 3 married daughters and all land and buildings were left to his only son. He left 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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