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New Jersey Wills - 1900 - Nicholas P. Todd
Nicholas P. Todd, who for the past eight years had lived at Atlantic Highlands, and who died about a month ago, left a will which was made January 14th 1898, and which was probated last week. Mr. Todd left a widow and six children. Three of the children are sons and three are daughters. Mr. Todd was a surveyor by occupation, but he had retired from active work some years ago, after having acquired a small fortune. His will states that his wife has property in her own right and he left to her as much of his household goods, furniture, books, etc., as she might select. She is also to have the use and possession of the homestead property on Garfield avenue at Atlantic Highlands. Several notes, amounting to about $1,200, were also left to her, the condition accompanying these bequests being that his wife was to relinquish all claim to any dower right in his estate. Each of Mr. Todd's grandchildren who should be living at the time of his death is to get $250 on arriving at the age of 21 years, and the parents of these grandchildren are to have charge of the money until that time. All the rest of his estate goes to his three sons and his three daughters in equal shares. The sons are James Honeyman Todd, a clothier of Lakewood and David Esmay Todd and Herbert Ogden Todd of Atlantic Highlands. The daughters are Esther Catlett Todd, a teacher at Long Branch; Susan Brookes, wife of J. G. Brookes of Atlantic Highlands; and Margaret Ruth Todd, also of Atlantic Highlands. J. G. Brookes and Herbert Ogden Todd were partners in the grocery business under the firm name of J. G. Brookes & Co. Last week David Esmay Todd bought out his brother's interest in the grocery business and the firm name will remain unchanged. The three sons were made the executors of the will. The witnesses to the will were J. G. Brookes and Charles Morlatt.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 2, 1900
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