Will of Abraham Smith of Phillips Patton, Dutchess County, New York

Will written 7 April 1764

Transcribed by Lynn Brandvold

(All misspellings have been transcribed as written in the original document )

Dutchess Co., NY Wills, Vol. AA, Pg-46-47

In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Smith of Phillips Patton in Dutchess County and Province of New York being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory the to God therefore calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make this my last will and testament. First I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it to me and I order my body to be buried in a Christian and decent like manner and as touching my worldly estate where it hath pleased God to bless me, I dispose as follows: (unreadable) first I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Margaret Smith, the one half my household goods with a bay mare and side saddle, all the grain on the ground (unreadable) ten sheep, three cows and the use of my tenant farm during her widowhood. Secondly I give unto my sons Abraham Smith ten sheep, three cows, the other half of my household goods, the one half of my tenant farm when he shall marry or come to the age of twenty one years, the other half. My grandson is to have (unreadable) Silvannis Covert is to have liberty to work on until my wife shall marry or die. Then the said Silvannis Covert is to have it and the old bay mare there after, my lawful debts is paid out of the remainder of my moveables. I give and bequest unto my daughter Jemmina Covert the sum of twenty shillings to my daughter Ann Keady (?) the sum of twenty shillings, unto my Bothiar Hill (?) the sum of twenty shillings to my daughter Charity Farenton twenty shillings and unto my daughter Mary Griffin twenty shillings, also order my Executor to (unreadable) for the use of my wife and all that shall remainder of my estate and personal I give unto my above son Abraham Smith. Lastly I appoint my wife Margaret Smith and Joseph Case of Dutchess County my executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and disable all and former testament wills legacies bequestments and Executors by me in anyway before made named willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of April 1764.
Abraham Smith (SS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Abraham Smith as his last will and testament in the presence of us subscribers. Caleb Lockwood
Mary Breckstone
Joe Stang

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