Wills - NJ - 1901 - James S. Johnson

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Wills - NJ - 1901 - James S. Johnson

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James S. Johnson of Keyport made his will last September. He left $300 to the Reformed church of Keyport and he left $300 as a trust fund to be invested, the income from which is to keep his burial plot in order. He left a number of bequests to his descendents to be paid in cash, these bequests being as follows:

To his daughter, Mary Ellen Ely, $800

To his daughter, Elizabeth Rue, $800

To his granddaughters, Jane Johnson and Ruth Johnson, daughters of his dead son, Necorsuli Johnson, $300 each

To his grandson, Harry Johnson $50

To three grandchildren, children of his dead son, John E. Johnson, $200 each

To each of the children of his dead son, James S. Johnson, $5 each

To Gertrude Lambertson, $25

All the rest of his personal estate is to be divided into four parts. One of these parts is to go to his daughter, Mary Ellen Ely; another part is to go to his daughter, Elizabeth Rue; another part is to be divided between his grandchildren, Jane Johnson and Ruth Johnson and the remaining one-fourth part is to be divided equally among the three children of his dead son, John E. Johnson.

Mr. Johnson gives to Jane Johnson and Ruth Johnson a house and lot on Fulton street, Keyport; a plot of land on the road leading from Keyport to Union is left to the three children of John E. Johnson; Elizabeth Rue gets the homestead property on First street Keyport; and Mary Ellen Ely gets three tenant houses on Second street, Keyport. All the rest of his property is to be divided among the same persons and in the same proportion as the residue of his personal estate. Benjamin B. Ogden and Benjamin Decker are the executors of the will.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, May 1, 1901

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