Noah Carpenter was a son of Abial Carpenter and Charity Allen of Rehoboth, Mass. He was born November 25, 1768 in Rehoboth; died April 18, 1828 in Homer, NY. His wife, Charlotte (Sharp) Carpenter was born June 17, 1765 in Pomfret, Conn.; died May 17, 1836 in Homer, NY. Noah came to Cortland County with his family in 1800. His youngest son, Asaph, was born during the journey on June 28, 1800.
Noah's will was filed in the town of Preble in Cortland County. The will was proved on April 26, 1828, Asaph Carpenter being named executor. It looks like the will was one of the ones recorded in Deed books, years after the fact. In this case, Deed Book 23, Page 335. Copies of the will and selected probate documents have been placed on-line. The links to these documents are at the bottom of this page, after a transcript of Noah's will.
Will of Noah Carpenter
In the name of God Amen;
I Noah Carpenter of Homer County of Cortland and State of New York being weak in body but sound and perfect in mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First I give and bequeath unto my wife Charlotte Carpenter one undivided third part of of my house barn and out houses together with all the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging in lien of [dower?] to have and to hold during her natural life and then to go to my youngest son Asaph H. Carpenter. To my wife Charlotte I give and bequeath the whole of my household furniture reserving to myself one Secretary. I also give to her the said Charlotte one [cent?]. To my two sons Elijah S. Carpenter and Ephraim Carpenter I relinquish all claims and demands against each of them for monies paid to them or for them all accounts of every name or nature. To my two daughters Sarah Carpenter and Lois Carpenter each one [cent?] to be paid to them on the day of their marriages and also to each of them a right to my house as a home or place of residence so long as they remain unmarried. To my youngest son Asaph H. Carpenter I give and bequeath all the remainder of my property both real and personal after paying all claims and demands against the estate and I do also appoint him the said Asap sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made in witness whereof. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.
(signed) Noah Carpenter
Syned sealed published and declared by the above named Noah Carpenter to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have thereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the Testator.
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