The will of Mrs. Joanna P. R. Perry of Asbury Park was probated last week. Mrs. Perry was the widow of Capt. William H. Perry of Ocean Grove, and she left a comparatively large estate. She made her home with her daughter, Margaret Stevens Cherry, wife of William M. Cherry of Asbury Park. Two houses and lots in Asbury Park, and the furniture contained in them, were to go to Mrs. Perry’s daughter, Mrs. Cherry, for her use as long as she should live. At her death the property was to be sold and three-fourths of the proceeds of the sale was to go to Mrs. Cherry’s son, William M. Cherry, Jr., and the remaining quarter was to go to Katharine H. Black of Newark, Mrs. Perry’s granddaughter. A cedar swamp of four acres near lakewood and Mrs. Perry’s interest in the Cuban land company’s lands in Cuba were bequeathed to William M. Cherry, Jr. A tract of 62 acres between Toms River and Lakewood goes to Mrs. Perry’s daughter, Margaret S. Cherry, except that four acres of this tract goes to Claude V. Guerin of Asbury Park, he to be allowed to select any four acres in the tract he chooses. The Ocean Grove women’s temperance union gets $50 and all the rest of Mrs. Perry’s property is to be divided equally between William M. Cherry, Jr., and Katharine H. Black. Claude V. Guerin and William M. Cherry, Jr., are the executors of the will, which was made November 9th, 1899.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1900