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Warner Lake (1765-1848)

Born in CT or MA; died in Mount Morris, Livingston County, NY.
Lived at the Ridge; Baptist Minister & Farmer.
Children: John, David P., Orrin D., Warner, Mary, Annie Huldah, Rhoda and Sally.

Repository: Livingston County Courthouse, Geneseo, NY.
Wills Book 3, page 202.

LAKE, Warner -- Mount Morris; 3-202; 06 Sep 1845. Livingston County at Geneseo.

"In the name of God, amen: I, Warner Lake of the Town of Mount Morris in the County of Livingston and State of New York being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare my last will and testament in manner and form following: First, I order and direct, that my executors herein-after named pay all my just debts and funeral charges as soon after my decease as conveniently may be, and also to procure a suitable sett (sic) of Tomb stones of a good quality marble to be erected to my memory, as well as a similar sett (sic) of Tomb stones to be procured and erected to the memory of my deceased wife Elizabeth. Second. I give and bequeath to my present beloved wife Betsey all the house hold furniture of every description including the stoves, now in the dwelling house occupied by me, cooking utensils, beds bedding, chairs tables, stands and all and singular of the furniture owned by me. Also one good cow. I also give and bequeath unto my wife Betsey the use and occupation as well as the rents and profits of the house and lot and the appurtenances belonging thereto now occupied by me during her natural life, or so long as she shall remain my widow. Third. I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Warner the silver watch that I now own. Fourth. I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate which I shall own or be possessed of at the time of my death to my sons John, David P., Orrin D. and Warner, and my daughter(s) Mary, Annie Huldah, Rhoda and Sally. And I hereby direct that the proceeds of all my said property both real and personal, as herein, in the 4th sec. specifiied, be divided between my said sons and daughters so that my sons receive each twice as much as my daughters shall severally receive. Fifth. I hereby order and direct that my executors hereinafter named deduct from that portion of my said estate set apart for the use and benefit of my son David P. Lake such an amount of money as shall at my decease be due upon a promissory note now in my possession bearing date the 25 day of June 1840 and executed by my son David P. Lake, and I hereby declare the said note as a part of my assets to be administered upon. Sixth. I hereby nominate and appoint my son Orrin D. Lake and my son in law Edwin Stillson executors". ...

Contributors note:

Warner Lake (1765-1848). Born in CT or MA; the son of John Lake and Rhoda Warner. Baptist Preacher, Farmer. Migrated to Ridge, Town of Mount Morris, Livingston County, NY in 1830. Prior, he had been a resident and preacher at Powers Corners, Town of Springport, Cayuga County, NY where he had migrated to, in 1817, from the Town of Kortwright in Delaware County, NY. His first wife was Elizabeth Williams. He was the son of John Lake (ca 1728-ca 1816) of Newtown, Fairfield County, CT. who, in turn, was the son of Edward Lake (b. 13 July 1662). According to this information, Edward would have been age 68 when John Lake was born. It is possible this information is not correct. Edward was the son of Thomas Lake (1615-1676) and Mary Goodyear. This has not been proven.

Contributor: Liz Cornish.


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