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Wills - NJ - 1901 - Christopher Keough
$100 Left to a Church by Christopher Keough
Christopher Keough of Keyport, who made his will May 14th, 1898, ordered that his debts be paid and that a gravestone, suitable for him and his wife, be put up. to his wife, Leah Keough, he left his household goods and furniture and all the movables about his premises. He left to her also the net income of $2,000 during her lifetime. The executors of the will are to invest the principal and pay the income to Mrs. Keough, and are also to pay to her as much of the principal as she may demand. The bequests made to Mrs. Keough are to be in lieu of her right of dower in all her husband's real estate. At her death what remains of the $2,000 is to be equally divided among his children, Margaret Ann Perrine, Mary J. Martin, John W. Keough and M. Smith Keough. To the priest in charge of St. Joseph's Catholic church of Keyport Mr. Keough left $100 for the general purposes of the church He left also $100 to his granddaughter, Mary Maple. He left his vessel property to his grandsons, John C. Keough and Christopher Martin. All the rest of his property, including the proceeds from the sale of his real estate, which is to be sold within a year after his death, is to divided equally among three of his children, John W. Keough, Margaret Ann Perrine and Mary J. Martin. In case any person to whom Mr. Keough left any property should contest the will, that person is to forfeit all property left to him. Mr. Keough's son and daughter, John W. Keough and Margaret Ann Perrine, were made executors of the will, which was witnessed by B. B. Ogden and Annie H. Ogden.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Nov 13, 1901
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