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The Last Will and Testament of David Ogden. Ogden lived in Newark, NJ and divided his property among his children Isaac Ogden, Abraham Ogden, Samuel Ogden, Nicholas Ogden, Sarah Hoffman and Peter Ogden. In the event Sarah died before him her share went to her children, Martin Hoffman, Josiah Ogden Hoffman, Mary Gillon Hoffman, with her husband, Nicholas Hoffman, as trustee. In the will he also said his enslaved man Jack son of Fillis could choose which one of the children he went to and they would pay $150 to the others. The executors were Jacob Ogden, Philip Cortland, and Mary Ogden.
Newark, County of Essex, NJ
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 4
Ogden, David. Last Will and Testament of David Ogden, November 12, 1776. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1770s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1770s/12
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