Wills - NJ - 1901 - James Murphy

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Wills - NJ - 1901 - James Murphy

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James Murphy's Estate

One Son, Martin Murphy, Gets All the Real Estate

Three Other Children Get $1,000 Each-Two Children Had Their Shares in their Father's Lifetime

James Murphy of Port Monmouth, who died November 20th left a granddaughter who is the daughter of a dead son. The living children are Annie, wife of Patrick Kinney of Port Monmouth; Mary A., wife of William Cochran of Chapel Hill; Martin Murphy of Port Monmouth, John Murphy of Harmony and Michael Murphy of New York. The granddaughter is Emma Murphy, daughter of James Murphy's dead son James.

James Murphy made his will January 15th, 1900. The witnesses were Rutsen S. Snyder of Atlantic Highlands and Crawford Walling of Port Monmouth. His son, Michael Murphy, was made executor of the will. The will bequeathed $1,000 each to three of his children, these children being Annie, wife of Patrick Kinney; Mary A.. wife of William Cochran of Chapel Hill; and Michael H. Murphy. John J. Murphy gets one dollar, his father saying that he has had, in his estimation, sufficient not to give him any more out of the estate. Emma Murphy, the daughter of Mr. Murphy's deceased son, James Murphy, also received only one dollar, as her father had had his share of the elder Mr. Murphy's estate in his lifetime. Ten dollars was left to Annie Kinney for masses for the repose of her father's soul. She also gets a special bequest of a feather bed and bedding. The debts and funeral expenses are to paid out of the money that James Murphy had in the bank or elsewhere at the time of his death and after these expenses are paid, all the rest of the money is to be divided equally among the three sons, John J. Murphy, Michael Murphy and Martin Murphy.

All of the real estate left by Mr. Murphy is to go to his son, Martin Murphy, except that during the lifetime of John J. Murphy he is to have half of the crop of salt hay that is gathered from a piece of salt meadow of about six acres at Port Monmouth, adjoining the property of Coe and others. Martin Murphy, who gets this real estate, is to pay all the money legacies bequeathed by the will, and these bequests are made a lien on the real estate until they are paid.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Dec 11, 1901

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