Early Greene County Records

Book 1

Original Records found in the Greene County Deed office. Miscellaneous Records Book One.

Beginning in the Year 1800

Transcription made possible by the generous support of Lois Eastgate and Robert Harring


Transcription by Scott Wichmann


To all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting—Know ye that I George Hale Esquire Sheriff of the County of Green for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving Have made ordained, nominated and appointed, And by these presents do make, ordain authorize and appoint Peter Ousterhout of the Town of Catskill in the said County my under Sheriff for the said County of Green.

            To have and to hold the said Office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites, and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Peter Ousterhout, for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—In witness whereof I the said George Hale have hereunto set my hand and seal this six day of May one thousand Eight hundred, and in the twenty fourth year of the Independence of the United States—

                                                                        [signed]  George Hale, Sheriff

Personally appeared George Hale Signer & Sealer of the within Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free art and Desire—Catskill May 25th 1800

                                                            before me—[signed]  Stephen Day, Insp.

I do Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined with the same this 25th day of May 1800

                                                                        [signed] James Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting—Know ye that I James Bill Esquire Clerk of the County of Green for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving Have made ordained, constituted, nominated, and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, nominate authorize and appoint Thomas O. H. Croswell of the Town of Catskill in the said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Green.

To have and to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites, profits, and authority to the same belonging; or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Thomas O. H. Croswell for and during my good will and pleasure, or until I shall otherwise appoint—In witness whereof I the said James Bill have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventy day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and in the twenty fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America.

                                                                        [signed]  James Bill, Clk

Green County SS—personally appeared James Bill Signer and Sealer of the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free art & Desire this 27th day of May 1800--                                                             [signed]  Stephen Day

I do Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original—

                                                                        [signed]  J. Bill, Clk


Agreeable to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York intitled an Act to enable all the Religious denominations in this State to appoint Trustees who shall be a body corporate for the purpose of taking care of the temporalities of their respective congregations and for the purposes therein mentioned passed the 6th day of April 1784—An Election for trustees was held on the thirteenth day of January Last for the society of Forest Presbiterian meeting house at the meeting house aforesaid in the town of Coxsackie and County of Green—And the following persons after due notice agreeable to the above Law where Elected by the plurality of voices Trustees & Classed Viz:

Shadrick Hubbell        1st Class or for one year
Stephen Benedick       2nd Class or for two years
Solomon Palmer         }
Reuben Bellows          }third Class or for three years

We the subscribers being the persons nominated by the society above mentioned to conduct the Election aforesaid Do hereby Certify that the above named persons were duly elected Trustees by the name Still and title of the Trustees of the Forest Presbyterian meeting house given under our hands & seals this twenty sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight and one—

                                                                        Shadrack Hubbel

Signed & sealed in the presence of           Reuben Bellows

N.B. Huwards (Presbiterian)

between the seventh & 8th lines Interlined before Execution}

Jonas Bronk
Leonard Bronk 

Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth day of January in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and one personally appeared before me Leonard Bronk first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Green Shadrack Hubbell & Reuben Bellows.  The subscribers to the within Instrument and to me personally known who severally acknowledged that they signed sealed and delivered the within instrument as their voluntary act and deed to and for the uses & purposes therein mentioned & having examined the same & finding no Razures interlinations or obliterations except those noted to have been done Before execution Do allow the same to be recorded.     Leonard Bronk

I do hereby Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the Original examined with the Same            Jany 30, 1801

                                                            Jms. Bill, Clk


Whereas by an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York passed at their session in the year one thousand Eight hundred and one entitled an Act to incorporate the Catskill Bridge Company it is provided that the place for erecting a Bridge across the Catskill Creek (between the place where the ferry is now kept and twenty Rods north of Sloop Navigation) shall be determined by the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace and the Supervisors of the County of Green or a Majority of them.

            We therefore bring a Majority of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace and of the Supervisors of the county of aforesaid having been convened pursuant to notice for that purpose on the twentieth day of April one thousand Eight hundred and one and having carefully examined and maturily considered the situation of said Creek with the conveniences for a  public Road on each side of the same—Do agree on and order and determine that the said Bridge shall be erected at and from the west Bank of said Creek near the Red Store built by Jacob Bogardus where the Creek is intersected by the Kingston Road across said Creek to the line between the Lot of John Livingston and the Land of Gerrit Abeel Esquire, which said Line shall be the north side of the Bridge to be erected—In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hand the day and year above written—

Leonard Bronk,           first Judge

Sam'l V.Vechten          }                                  Jonas Bronk     } Supervisors
Stephen Day                } Judges                      Gerrit Abeel    }
Thos. E. Barker(?)        }

Josiah Warren              }
John More                    } Justices                    A True Copy of the
Deluana Backus           } of the                       original
Stephen Simmons       } Peace                       J. Bill, Clk
Benjamin Spees          }
Daniel Brown    J.C.   }
Daniel Sayre               }


Whereas I have agreed to sell to Uraunah Hubbard and Jacob Horn of the town of Freehold in the new County of Green a Lot of Land in their possession for two Dollars an Acre payable in ten years with annual Interest with one shilling on the pound of the principal yearly—Now Know all men by these presents that I John Thurman of the town of Thurman in the County of Washington have appointed John Champlin of the City of Hudson my Lawful Attorney for me and in my name to Bargain sell and convey the said Lot called Lot No. seven or make any agreement or Covenant to and with the said Uraunah Hubbard & Jacob Horn or any other persons according to the prices and terms of payment aforesaid and to sign my name affix my seal & deliver said Covenant or Deed as my act and Deed, and also to receive and take the delivery of any Covenant Deed or other seled writing from such persons to me so that the payment of the said principal and Interest be made as aforesaid Ratifying and confirming what my said Attorney shall so do in my name as if done by myself—Sealed with Seal dated the fourth day of April in the year Eighteen hundred—

Sealed & Delivered
In presence of                                                             John Thurman
L. Schuyler
Jas. Van Ingen

Be it known that on the Eleventh day of April in the year one thousand Eight hundred before me James Van Ingen a public Notary in and for the State of New York came John Thurman to me personally known and acknowledged the preceding Letter of Attorney to be his voluntary act and Deed—In Testimony whereof  I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal of office the day & year aforesaid.

                                                                        James Van Ingen, Notary Pub.

A true Copy of the original Recorded July 17th 1802

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk.


This may certify that the Subscribers or arbitrators were on the twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight indifferently chose and sworn to settle all matters in diference between James Morrison of the town of Bern in the County of Albany and State of New York of the one part and Ammasa Hamlin Jacob Philip William Luckey Henry Bush William Baldwin and Henry C. Ostrander all of the Town of Catskill & County of Ulster and state of New York of the other part respecting a certain tract or lot of Land situate and Lying in the town of Catskill & County Ulster & State aforesaid containing five hundred acres which ??? or Lot of Land Richard Nicols of New Town in the state of Connecticut Did Lease or convey to the aforementioned James Morrison to his heirs and assigns forever he paying theirfore the annual rent yearly and every year of thirty five pounds current money of the State aforesaid on the first Day of June in every year theirafter forever which lease the said James Morrison did sign over to the said Ammasa Hamlin Jacob Phillips William Lucky Henry Bush William Baldwin & Henry C. Ostrander to their heirs and assigns forever and the said James Morrison did Deliver to us the said arbitrators the above mentioned lease and or the said arbitrators after hearing the proofs and alligations of the partys Did award that the said lease should belong to the said Ammasa Hamlin Jacob Philips William Luckey Henry Bush William Baldwin & Henry C. Ostrander and to their heirs and assigns forever agreeable to the assignment maid by the said James Morrison as above mentioned and the said Lease  we the said arbitrators Do feel this award that the said Ammasa Hamlin Jacob Phillips William Luckey Henry Bush William Baldwin and Henry C. Ostrander do pay unto the said James Morrison  the full and Just sum of thirty five pounds current money of the state aforesaid and that the same shall be considered as a full compensation for all the Demands the said James ever had either in Law or equity on the above mentioned Land or premises in witness whereof we the said arbitrators have hereunto interchangeably set our hands and seals the day and year first above written—

In presence of                                                             Uzal Cary
John Colgreave                                                           Eli Brooks
Benjn. X Collier
      his mark

A true Copy of the original examined with the same.  Sept. 8th 1801

                                                                                    Jas. Bill, Clk


Be it remembered that on the twenty fifth Day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and one personally appeared before me Thomas E. Barker one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Green Uzal Cary to me personally known who made solemn oath before me that he the Deposant on the twenty ninth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight did receive from Amasa Hamlin Jacob Phillip William Luckey Henry Bush William Baldwin and Henry C. Ostrander a durable Lease for a certain tract of Lot of Land situate and being in the town of Catskill now County of Green containing five hundred Acres of Land which Lease was signed by Richard Nicols of New Town in the State of Connecticut to James Morrison of Catskill aforesaid and by him assigned to the said Amasa Hamlin Jacob Philip William Luckey Henry Bush William Baldwin and Henry C. Ostrander and said Lease just into the hand of him the Deposant together with sundry other papers belonging to the said Amasa Hamlin and company which papers were to remain his possession until called for by the said Amasa Hamlin and Company and to the best of his the deponants, knowledge and belief was in his possession at the time his house was burnt and was then and since consumed by fire to wit on the night of the first Day of January 1799

                                                                        Thos. E. Barker

I do Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined with the same the 8th day of Sept. 1801                                            Jas. Bill, Clk


December 22nd 1801   This day Surveyed this Lot of Land for Stephen Mead Junr. lying in the Town of Catskill County of Green           Beginning at a Rock oak tree from thence S. 65 W 40 Chains to a Hemlock tree thence S. 20 E. 7 C to a beach saplin marked then E 17 C to a Basswood tree marked then S. 30 E 6 C to a chesnut tree marked then E 37 C to a pitch pine tree marked then N 22.C to a Dry pitch pine tree From thence N 74 W 24 C to the place of Beginning containing 116 acres.

                                                                        John Freliegh, Surveyor

A true Copy of the original examined with the same Dec. 25th 1802

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed land for Peter Harvey Dec. 25th A.D. 1801 Bounded as follows beginning at a beach tree marked Standing near a hemlock marked PH Then S.W. corner of said Harveys land that he now lives on thence north [???] Harveys Land runs to a Hemlock  thence W.15 Chains to a white oak thence W. 15° N. 25 Chains to a rock oak tree thence to the Brook thence N 15° south 28 chains up the said Brook to a Beach tree thence South 50° E. 9 chains 50 Links South 8° E.  11 Chains 50 links to an oak tree thence South 8° E 9 Chains to a hemlock thence S. 32° E. 12 Chs. to a white Birch marked P.H. thence S. 55 E. 6 Chs. to black oak tree thence Eastward to the first mentioned Bounds containing 200 acres said land are in the possession of said Harvey with improvements on the same surveyed by me Phineas Goodwin

A true copy of the Original examined with the same this 26th Dec. 1801

                                                                                    J. Bill, Clk.


Surveyed land for Hezekiah Phelps December 25th 1801 bounded as follows:  Beginning at a hemlock standing on the north side of the Brook that leads to Peter Harveys saw mill thence up said brook W. 15° south 18 Chs. to a Birch tree standing on the south Bank of the Creek Thence South 50° E. 4 Ch. 50 links to a ??? thence south 60° west 25 Chs. to a hemlock tree cornered thence N. 50° W. 10 Chs. thence north 40° E. 35 Chs. to a tree Thence N. 54° E. 15 Chs. to a black Oak thence S. 31° E. 16 Chs. 50 links to a  chesnut with sprouts around the same thence South 61° E. 11 Chains to a Rock oak Thence E. 15° S. 5 Chs. thence S 8° E. 11 Chs 50 links to the place of Beginning to contain 149 acres surveyed by me

                                                            Phineas Goodwin

Land lying in the town of Catskill County of Green State of New York

            A true copy of the original examined with the same January 6th 1802

                                                            Jas. Bill, Clk.


December 21st 1801  Then Surveyed the following Lot of Land for John Dylas (viz) lying in the Town of Catskill County of Green, Beginning at what is called Greens patent at the bank of winter Clow Creek at a stake and stone thence S. 63° W 35 Chs. to a white pine sapling on the banks of said Creek thence S. 45° E. 47 Chains to a black oak sapling—then N. 50° E. 63 chains to a yellow pine marked on three sides—thence to the Green patent Line—then along said Line to the place of Beginning—containing about two hundred Acres--                                               

                                                            John Freliegh

A true Copy of the original examined with the same Jany 6th 1802

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come, Send Greeting

Know ye that I Peter C. Adams, Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Green for Divers Good causes and considerations are thereunto moving have made ordained nominated and appointed and by these presents do make ordain authorize and appoint Peter Osterhoudt of the Town of Catskill in the County aforesaid my under Sheriff for the said County of Green.

To have and to hold the said Office with the fees Emoluments and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Peter Osterhaut for and during my Good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint

In witness whereof I the said Peter C. Adams have hereunto set my hand an seal this Eleventh day of March one thousand Eight hundred and two and the Twenty sixth year of our Independence

                                                            Peter C. Adams

Personally appeared Peter C. Adams Signer & Sealer of the within Instrument and Acknowledges the same to be his free act and Deed

Catskill  March 11th 1802 before me                         Moses Morse, J.P.

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the Original examined with the same 

March 12th 1802                                             J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed and measured Land for Samuel Perkins and Samuel Hain Samuel Merritt Herman Mason Uriah Townsend & Wooster Perkins and Elisha Hain Bounded as follows-  Beginning in the Cauters Kill so called, Just south of the New Road called the Clow road leading down to Wynkoops Mill on a large Rock near a Buttonwood Tree marked and a small Crick coming into the said Kill about one chain above the said Bound on the South side of sd Kill—Thence North 45° east 24 Chains to a Chesnut cornered.  Thence N. 43° w. 10 Ch to a rock oak cornered and marked S.P S.H. S.M. W.P. H.M.—Thence N. 55° W. seventy one chains to a Black Oak tree marked S.H. S.P. S.M. E.H. H.M. W.P.—thence S. 56° W. 3 chains to a chesnut tree cornered—thence N. 71° W. 11 chains to a hemlock tree cornered and standing in a Crick called the Luke Crick on a small Island—thence down the said Crick 16° W. 14 chains to a Buttonwood tree on the point where the two Cricks meet and marked S.H. S.M. S.P. E.H. H.M. W.P. & U.T.—thence down the said Kill as it winds and turns to the place of Beginning to contain two hundred and forty Acres.

            Windham April 2nd 1802                    Surveyed by me
            County of Green         244 acres         Phinehas Goodwin

A true Copy of the original examined May 31st 1802

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed for Samuel Perkins Herman Mason and Wooster Perkins one certain parcel of Land lying and being in the Town of Windham Beginning on a rock in the Cauters Kill the corner of Land this Day measured to Samuel Harris Elisha Haines and the said company thence Down the said Kill as it turns to the Bridge ten Chains thence North Eleven Degrees East 22 Chains thence West eight chains to a Chesnut tree marked and cornered thence South 20 Degrees West six Chains to a rock oak tree cornered thence South 43 Degrees E. 10 Chains to a Chesnut tree cornered thence South 45 Degrees West 24 Chains to the said Kill at the place of Beginning and containing sixteen Acres measured by me

                                                                        Phinehas Goodwin

A true Copy of the original examined 31st May 1802

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


A Survey made for Phineas Goodwin & Edmund Macomber of a tract of Land adjoining a farm now cultivated by Reuben Simmons Kiskatomanasia in the County of Green and State of New York and is Bounded as follows.  Beginning at a rock maple Tree in the west line of Greens patent from thence South twenty Six Chs to a Stake and Stone thence West three Chs sixty links to a small walnut marked as a corner thence South nine Degrees East five Chains to a Stake thence South twenty two Degrees East five Chains & Eighty links to a Black oak tree on the above patent line then South on said line forty chains to a Walnut tree marked in the patent and South East Corner of said Lot thence west forty Chs. to a large red oak tree marked thence North Seventeen Degrees west twenty four Chains to an oak tree marked thence N. 60 Degrees W. 18 Chs. to a rock oak Sapling marked as a corner thence N. 50° E. 35 Chs. to a white pine tree marked thence East twenty three Degrees South thirty nine Chains seventy links to the place of Beginning Containing four hundred eighty six acres Kingston June 28th 1802

                                                                        Edmund Macomber

A true Copy of the original July 7th 1802

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


            By the Honorable Jacob Radcliff Esquire one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York—

To all to whom these presents Shall or may come, Greeting—Whereas Jacob N. Coon an Insolvens Delectus in conjunction with someone of his Creditors as had Debt owing to them by the said Jacob N. Coon amounting to at least three fourths of all the monies due and owing by the said Jacob N. Coon in order to obtain a general discharge did on the third day of September in the year 1801 present a Petition to me setting forth that the said Jacob N. Coon was desirous to assign all his Estate Real and personal for the benefit of his Creditors according to the directions of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled an Act for giving relief in Case of Insolvency passed the twenty first day of March one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Eight and did thereby pray that the said Jacob N. Coon Estate might be assigned to David Hanford whom the said petitioning Creditor did by the said petition nominate for that purpose & that he the said Jacob N. Coon might be relieved and discharged according to the direction of the said Act—and whereas the said Jacob N. Coon on presenting the said petition did deliver to me in writing an account and Inventory of all the Estate both Real and personal in Law and equity of him the said Jacob N. Coon and of all Books vouchers and securities citating to the same—Whereupon I the said Justice did administer to the said Jacob N. Coon the Oath for that purpose presented in the Act aforesaid—And whereas notice hath been given as the law requires to all the Creditors of the said Jacob N. Coon to show Cause if any they had on the thirtieth day of November then next before me at my dwelling house in the City of Albany why an Assignment of the said Jacob N. Coons Estate should not be made and he be discharged agreeably to the Act aforesaid and whereas no sufficient Cause to the contrary being shown to me by the Creditors of the said Jacob N. Coon any or either of them at the time aforesaid—And being satisfied that the said Insolvent is Indebted to his petitioner aforesaid in the sums by them respectively mentioned—that such sums amount in the aggregate to three fourths of the Debts due by the said Jacob N. Coon—and that the said Jacob N. Coon had conformed in all things to these matters required of him according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act, I did direct that a grant or assignment of all the said Jacob N. Coons Estate both in Law and equity should be made by the said Jacob N. Coon to the said David Hanford excepting reserving there??? such Articles of wearing apparel and bedding as shall be reasonable and necessary for the said Jacob and his family not exceeding Fifty Dollars in Value—and whereas the said Jacob N. Coon hath produced to me a Certificate under the hand of the said David Hanford executed in the presence of two Witnesses certifying that the said Jacob N. Coon had granted conveyed assigned and delivered unto him for the use of his Creditor all his Estate real and personal in Law and equity except as aforesaid and all the Books vouchers and Securities citating to the same—Now therefore in pursuance of the directions of the said Act, and by Virtue of the power and authority to me thereby given, I do hereby discharge the said Jacob N. Coon by and from all and all manner of debts due by him to any and every person or persons whatsoever on the day when the said grant or Assignment was made by the said Jacob N. Coon or contracted for before the said day before the said day although payable afterwards—

            Given under my hand and Seal this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & two 1802—

                                                            Jacob Radcliff

            A true Copy of the original examined with the same    Nov. 15th 1802

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I Sophia Volkenburgh of the Town of Clearmont and County of Columbia have made ordained constitute and appoint Jacob Becker of the Town of Catskill and County of Green and State of New York my true and lawful attorney for me in my name to prosecute demand and receive and this change what sum or sums of money may or is now due to me by Samuel Van Vechten Gerrit Abeel Wilhelmus Schueneman Commissioners appointed by rule of Court to make a partition of a certain Lot of Land containing ten acres.  I do hereby ratify whatsoever my said attorney or the attorneys employed by him shall lawfully do as witness whereto I have set my hand and seal to these presents.

Sealed and Delivered this 22nd day jenewary 1803

In presence of                                                              her
Adam Minckler                                                Sophia X Volkenburgh
Philip Packer                                                               mark

            A true Copy of the original examined with the same Jany 28th 1803

                                                                                    J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed or located one certain tract or parcel of Land for Joseph Brooks lying in what is called Brits Clove on the East side of Catskill Mountain and Being in the Town of Catskill county of Green and State of New York bounded as follows.  Beginning at a Black oak Tree marked thence North 25 Deg. E. 10 Chains to a black oak Cornered thence S. 55 deg. W. 48 Ch. to a hemlock tree by a small Brook near the head of sd. Clove thence S. 10 Deg. w. 10 Ch. to a white ash thence S. 10 deg. E. 40 ch. to a bunch of chesnuts Saplings thence E. 8 Deg. S. 20 Ch. to a rock oak thence N. 20 Deg. E. 20 Ch. to a hemlock thence N. 70 Deg. E. 4 Chains to the first mentioned bounds and containing one hundred and thirty acres  Surveyed by me

January 25th A.D. 1803                                               Phineas Goodwin

            A true Copy of the original—Feby 1st 1803

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed or located one certain Tract or parcel of land for Samuel Perkins and Wooster Perkins lying and being in the Town of Windham County of Greene—Bounded as follows:  Beginning at a black Oak tree the N.W. corner of land taken up in Company lying the north side of the Cauters Kill in the Clove so called—sd. tree marked S.P. S.H. & W.P. & C thence S. 56° W. three chains to a Chesnut staddle cornered, thence N. 71 deg. West 11 Chains to a hemlock standing on a small Island in the Kill thence up the said kill as it winds and turns to the high falls to a hemlock cornered standing the south side of the kill just above the falls—thence S. 55 Deg. E. 40 chains to a black oak tree cornered thence South 46 Chains to a chesnut tree marked S.P. W.P. S.I. thence North 55 deg. W 71 chains to the place of beginning containing two hundred and thirty six acres—

                                                            Surveyed December 27th A.D. 1802

                                                            ??  Phineas Goodwin

            A true Copy of the original Recorded Jany 10th 1803

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Be it remembered that William Brewer of the town of Windham in the County of Green heretofore to wit on the thirtieth day of August last past personally appeared before me James Kent one of the Justices of the Supreme court of Judicature of the State of New York and delivered me according to the Act Entitled an Act for Giving relief in Cases of Insolvency an Account Inventory and petition with affidavits thereunto annexed—Wherefore I the said Justice administered to him the Oath prescribed by the said Act to be taken by Insolvent Debtors and appointed the twenty second day of October next ensuing at my dwelling house in the City of Albany as the time and place which and where the Creditors of the said William Brewer should be notified to Show Cause why an assignment of the said Insolvents Estate should not be made and he be discharged according to the directions of the said Act at this time and place for that purpose above appoint all before me the said Justice.  No sufficient Cause was Shown by the said Creditors of the said William Brewer on the same day why an Assignment of the said William Brewers Estate should not be made and he discharged according to the directions of the said Act, and being satisfied that he the said William Brewer is surely and truly indebted to the said subscribing and petitioning Creditors in the Sums by them mentioned and the sums amounting in the aggregate to three fourths of all the said debts of the said William Brewer ant that the said William Brewer has conformed in all thing to these matters required according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act

Whereupon I the said Justice did on the twenty second day of October aforesaid direct an Assignment of all the Estate of the said William Brewer both in Law and equity in possession reversion and remainder to be made by him to Samuel Brewer the person nominated by the said Petitioning Creditors Excepting the Articles Beding and wearing apparel in the Inventory of the said William Brewer by me by Virtue of the said Act in the direction or order for such an Assignment aforesaid, and afterwards the said William Brewer on the twenty fourth day of October one thousand and eight hundred and three Executed under the hand and seal of the said William Brewer aforesaid in the presence of two Witnesses made a grant or Assignment by which he granted Conveyed and assigned and delivered to the said Samuel Brewer for the use of his Creditors all his Estate both real and personal in Law and equity in possession reversion and remainder except as aforesaid was excepted and the Books and Vouchers relating to the same.  Wherefore I the said James Kent on of the Justices as aforesaid by Virtue of the power Vested in me by the Act aforesaid and in pursuance thereof do hereby discharge the said William Brewer from all such debts as was due by him at the assignment by him made as aforesaid or contracted before the time though payable afterwards, and if in prison from his confinement—Given under my hand Seal at the City of Albany this second day of November one thousand eight hundred and three

                                                            James Kent

            A true Copy of the original Recorded Nov. 6th 1803

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed for Frederick Smith a certain tract of land situate and lying and is bounded on the West and north on Greens patent on the South and East on rows patent  Beginning at a rock oak Tree from thence North Seventy eight degrees East fourteen Chains forty eight links to a white oak Sapling and Stone from thence South twelve Degs. West sixty one chains to a white oak by the road leading to Kingston from thence West Six degrees north thirteen chs. and forty five links to a pitch pine from thence North twelve degrees East forty six chains to the place of Beginning Containing Seventy five acres  The above described land is in the State of New York County of Green & town of Catskill

Surveyed May 23rd A.D. 1804

                                                            Phineas Goodwin

            A true Copy of the original May 25, 1804

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Surveyed or located one certain tract or parcel of Land for Samuel Smith December the 2nd , A.D. 1802 lying and being in the Town of Catskill County of Green—Situate or lying west of the Settlement called Kiskataminatia  Bounded as follows  Beginning at a rock oak tree standing on the line of a patent formerly owned by one certain Lot of New York thence South 70° West 52 Chains by William Cockburns land to a Hemlock marked & cornered thence N. 30° W. 2 Chains 30 links to a red oak tree cornered thence S. 20° East 43 Chs. 50 links to a pine Stump & Stone thence S. 70° E. 4 Chs. to a black oak tree cornered thence N. 45° W. 20 Chs. to a Stake and Stone thence N. 16 chains thence S. 77° E. forty eight chains to a rock oak tree marked and cornered on the old patent line thence S. 45 Chains to the first mentioned bounds, and containing two hundred and fifty acres.  Survey by me.

Catskill Decr. 2nd, 1802                                  Phineas Goodwin

            A true Copy of the Original May 25, 1804

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come sends greetings—

Know ye that James Bill Esquire Clerk of the County of Greene for divers Good causes and Considerations me thereunto moving Have made ordained Nominated and appointed And by these presents do make ordain Nominate and appoint Robert Dorlon of the town of Catskill in the said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene to have and to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees perquisites profits and authority to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto him the said Robert Dorlon for and during my Good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I the said James Bill have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and three And of the Independence of the Unites States of America the twenty eighth—

                                                                                    J. Bill, Clk

Green ss

            Personally appeared before me James Bill signer and and sealer of the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and Voluntary Deed this 24th day of November 1803—

                                                                        John Blanchard  Justice peace  

            A true Copy of the original examined with the Same November 24th 1803—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall or may Come Greeting

Know ye that James Bill Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving has made ordained nominated and appointed—and by these presents do make ordain nominate and appoint James Bill Junr. of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene—To have and to hold the said Office above mentioned with the fees perquisites profits and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of May 1805—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk

                                                                        Greene Co.

            Above is a true Copy of the original examined therewith May 4th 1805—

                                                                        J.Bill, Clk


Be it remembered that William B. Curtis of Catskill in the county of Greene and State of New York heretofore to wit on the eighth day of June 1803 personally appeared before me John B. Provost Recorder of the State of New York and delivered to me according to the Act Entitled an Act for giving relief in cases of insolvency an account Inventory and Petition with an affidavit thereunto annexed wherefore I the said Recorder administered to him the oath prescribed by the said Act to be taken by Insolvent Debtors and appointed the 29 day of July next ensuing at my office in the City of New York as the time and place when where the Creditors of the said William B. Curtis should be notified to show cause why an assignment of the said Insolvents Estate should not be made and he be discharged according to the directions of the said Act at which time and place for that purpose above appointed before me the said Recorder no sufficient cause was shown by any of the Creditors of the said William B. Curtis on the same day why an Assignment of the said William B. Curtis Estate should not be made and the said William B. Curtis be discharged according to the directions of the said Act and being satisfied that the said William B. Curtis is Justly and truly indebted to the subscribing petitioning creditors in the sum by them mentioned and the said sums amounting in the aggregate to three fourths of all the Debts of the said William B. Curtis and that the said William B. Curtis has confirmed in all things to those matters required of him according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act wherefore I the said Recorder on the sixth Day of November 1803 directed an assignment of all the Estate of the said William B. Curtis both in law and equity in possession reversion and remainder to be made by him to John McCune the person nominated by the said petitioning Creditors excepting the articles of bedding and wearing apparel described in the Inventory of the said William B. Curtis by me by virtue of the said Act in the direction or order for such an assignment aforesaid excepted and afterwards the said on the 12 day of July 1804 executed under the hand and Seal of the said William B. Curtis aforesaid a grant or assignment by which he granted conveyed & Assigned and Delivered to him the said John McCune for the sue of all his Creditors all his estate both real and personal in Law and equity in possession reversion and remainder except as aforesaid was excepted and all the Books and Vouchers relating to the same—Wherefore the said Recorder by virtue of the power vested in me by the Act aforesaid and in pursuance thereof Do hereby Discharge the said William B. Curtis from all such debts as were due by him at the assignment by him made as aforesaid at the contracts before that time tho payable afterword, and if in prison from his confinement.  Given under my hand and Seal this 12 day of July 1804.

                                                            J.B. Provost   L.P.       A true Copy, J. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I Richard Nichols of Newtown in Fairfield County & State of Connecticut Do hereby appoint & constitute my trusty friend and well-beloved son Daniel Nichols of Newtown in said County to be my lawful attorney to settle all accounts debts dues and demands existing between me and Jesse Brush Esquire of Catskill in the State of New York—to bring any action or actions, suit or suits in my name and behalf against the said Brush that may be necessary to pursue the same to final Judgment & execution and to discharge the same in any stage thereof with power to Substitute and appoint any other attorney or attorneys to act under him and in my name & behalf in the premises hereby ratifying and confirming whatsoever shall be done by my said attorney or attornies in the premises—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal at Danbury this 5th Day of May A.D. 1804                    Richard Nichols   L.S

Signed Sealed and Delivered

            In presence of
            Samuel W. Coziar                              Fairfield county S.S. Danbury this 5th

            S. Sam. Smith                                     Day of May 1804        Personally appeared Richard Nichols Signer and Sealer of the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his true act & Deed before me.  S. Sam. Smith Justice of Peace

            A true Copy of the original                            J. Bill, Clk


To John VDL Scott & Robert Dorlon Esquires

These are to authorize and empower you to receive and collect the several rents and monies due and unpaid on the lands and tenemants situate in the town of Canton in the County of Greene or otherwise situated in the said County being the lands heretofore leased by Richard Nichols to James Morrison and the Lands heretofore leased by  the said Nichols to Ebenezer Beach reserving the yearly rent of seven pounds per hundred and to Demand and receive from Jesse Brush Esquire the original Lease and ask for Demand receive and collect any and all monies in his hands received or collected for the Rent on the above lands and generally to Do such acts as may be necessary in about the premises as our attornies and to give such notice or notices to the tenants, and others as shall or may be necessary to restrict the payment of rent by the tenants thereon to other persons—and general as our attornies by distress suits reentries or other to manage and collect the rents and monies due and to grow Due thereon.  As witness our hands and seals this thirtieth Day of May 1805.

Signed Sealed and                                          Thos. Shephard
Delivered in presence of                                Daniel Nichols
           C. Whippy

     A true Copy of the original

                                                J.Bill, Clk


By the Honourable James Kent Esq. one of the Justices of the Supreme court of Judicature of the State of New York—

Whereas Nicholas Row of Catskill in the County of Greene hath heretofore in conjunction with so many of his Creditors who have Debt bonafide owing to them by the said Nicholas amounting at least to three fourths of all the money owing by the said Nicholas presented a petition to me directed setting forth that the said Nicholas Row had become Insolvent and praying that his Estate might be assigned and he discharged pursuant to an Act entitled “an Act for giving relief in cases of Insolvency” passed third April 1801—And whereas the said Nicholas Row and the said petitioning Creditors of the said Nicholas hath complied with and conformed to tall things required of them respectively according to the true intent and meaning of said Act, And whereas no sufficient cause has to me appeared why an Assignment of the Estate of the said Nicholas Row should not be mad and whereas on the first day of November last I have directed such assignment to be made to the assignee appointed by a Majority of the said petitioners in respect to the amount of their demands upon the said Nicholas Row and whereas such assignment has been made and the said Justice being being (sic) satisfied that the said Nicholas Row is Justly and truly indebted to the subscribing petitioning Creditors in the sums by them respectively mentioned and that such sums amount in the aggregate to three fourths of all the Debts due by the said Nicholas Row and that he has conformed in all things according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act—Therefore I the said Justice Do by Virtue of and in pursuance to the said Act discharge the said Nicholas Row from all such Debts as were due at the time of the Assignment made by the said Nicholas Row as aforesaid or contracted for before that time though payable afterwards—and from his confinement in the Gael of the County of Greene—

      Given under my hand this 30th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four--                                James Kent

I certify that the above is a true Copy of the original examined with the same Nov. 11th 1805--                                                             J. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I John Cantine of the town of Marbletown in the County of Ulster Do hereby make constitute and appoint Moses I. Cantine my true and Lawful attorney for me in my name and on my behalf to act and to do and perform all and singular the things herein after mentioned relative to my real Estate and all and every part thereof situate lying and being in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene, to wit, to Grant and to execute Leases to all and whatever person or persons he the said Moses shall deem fit, and for whatever quantity of land and upon what terms he the said Moses shall think proper and for me in my name and on my behalf to agree to and  Execute a Bond articles of agreement or other Instrument or Instruments in writing—binding free the said John Cantine my heirs Executors administrators & Assigns, and all and every of them to bear pay and account for one third part of all the Cost charged and expense which has been or hereafter may be incurred in certain Suits of ejectment now finding in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York for Land situate lying and being in the town and County aforesaid—and I do hereby further authorize and empower the said Moses I. Cantine my attorney as aforesaid to do and perform all and singular the things which he shall deem fit as and concerning and relative to my real Estate aforesaid—to commence prosecute and bring to final conclusion any suit any suit or Suits in Ejectment for any part of the premises aforesaid which he the said Moses may think proper, as also to depend all and every of the Suits in ejectment which heretofore have been brought or hereafter may be brought for all or any part of the premises aforesaid, and to employ an attorney or Attornies under him for the purposes aforesaid, and to agree and settle with all and every person or persons whatsoever may claim any property right title or interest of in or to the premises aforesaid; and further to do for me in my name and on my behalf whatever thing or things he the said Moses Shall think proper hereby ratifying and confirming for myself my heirs Executors administrators and Assigns all and whatever he the said Moses shall do or perform in pursuance and by virtue of the authority hereby vested in him—In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of June in the year one thousand Eight hundred and one—

Sealed and Delivered                       The word part on the twenty eighth
In presence of                                     line interlined before the Execution
Thos. H. Jansen                                  hereof

Jas. Oliver                                                                   John Cantine


Ulster County   SS      That on the third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and one personally appeared before me James Oliver first Justice of the Court of Common pleas for the said County of Ulster the above named John Cantine who to me is personally known and in my presence did Execute the above power of attorney for the use and purposes therein mentioned—I have examined the same and find no material Erazures or Interlinations therein only such as were noted before the Execution thereof.  I do allow the same to be Recorded—

                                                                        Jas. Oliver

A true Copy of the original examined with the same December 11th 1805—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall Come I Peter Ousterhout Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene Send Greeting—Know ye that for divers Good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint Merchant Lawrence a Deputy under Sheriff for the said County of Greene during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  To have and to hold the said Office of Deputy Sheriff with the authorities profits & emoluments to the same belonging as in any wise appertaining—

                        Given under my hand and seal at Catskill this 3rd day of February 1806

Sealed & Delivered                                                    Peter Ousterhout
In the presence of
Peter Ousterhout Jr.

            Note:  the word under interlined before delivered in presence of

                                    Jas. Bill

Greene County SS—Personally appeared before me John Blanchard one of the Justices of the peace in and for the said County the within named Peter Ousterhout Esq. Sheriff of said County and acknowledged the within Instrument to be his act and Deed for the purposes therein mentioned this 12th day of February 1806—

                                                            John Blanchard, Justice of Peace

A true Copy of the original examined with the same Feby 12th 1806—

                                                            J. Bill, Clk


Cook L. Andrews Survivare   }          June 11th 1804 paid by Sheriff Adams $14.79 being part of my Costs in this Suit—
                vs
William Sattmish                     }

            and now March 21st 1806 Rec’d of Thos. B. Cook the residue of the Costs being ten Dollars including interest on same which is in full of all demands—

                                                                        Jesse Brush

            A true Copy of the original examined with the same the 20th day of May 1806—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk

Rec’d October 15th 1805 of Thomas B. Cook one hundred and fifty Dollars in full of all acct. & demands whatsoever to this day; either from the firm of Cook & Andrews—or for Cook Andrews and Co. or for Cook & Bebee was for Thomas B. & Appollas Cook or for Thomas B. Cook excepting the Costs in the Suit as William Sattmish as his Suit is unsettled—

                                                                        Jesse Brush

A true Copy of the original examined with the same May 26th 1806—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come or may in any wise concern we who have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals Creditors of Solomon Chandler of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene send Greetings—Whereas the said Solomon Chandler hath represented to his Creditors that he is unable to pay them the full amount of their respective Debts and demands—But has proposed to them to grant Bargain sell assign and transfer to and for their use to such persons as they should appoint all his real and personal estate of whatever kind-his household furniture and the clothing of himself and family excepted, to be applied in payment and satisfaction of his said Debts as far as the sums will go in just and equal proportion according to the amount of such debts respectively and in full discharge thereof And whereas the Creditors of the said Solomon Chandler have agreed to accept of such proposition as aforesaid made, and upon the same being faithfully carried into effect on the part of the said Solomon Chandler to release and discharge him from all Debts and Demands due to us respectively—Now therefore for the purpose of carrying into execution the foregoing proposition and agreement on the part of his said Creditors Know ye that we do authorize and empower Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene to become trustees for all the Creditors of him the said Solomon Chandler and for that purpose to take and receive in their own names but to our use and benefit and in trust for us proper conveyance in the Law of all the real estate of him the said Solomon Chandler and also of all the goods, Chattels Stock in trade outstanding Debts evidence of debts and personal property of whatever kind of the said Solomon Chandler except as before excepted—and upon the due execution and delivery to them the said Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun of such conveyance or conveyances assignment or assignments as aforesaid and upon their being put into peaceable and quiet possession of the property to be conveyed or assigned and of the Deeds, Books, Vouchers and evidence of Debts or other property to him the said Solomon Chandler owing or belonging—Then and in such case we do nominate constitute and appoint the said Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun our Attorney for us and in our names respectively to make execute and deliver unto the said Solomon Chandler proper and sufficient acquittances Discharges and releases of and from all Debts and demands Respectively due or owing unto us from the said Solomon Chandler and we do also authorize and empower the said Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun to sell and Dispose of the real and personal property of whatever kind the same shall be that shall or may be conveyed or assigned to them as aforesaid for the highest price and or on the best terms they can procure for the same, and also to take all Lawful measures for the recovery of any Debt or Debts due or payable to the said Solomon Chandler, and which shall be assigned to them as aforesaid—and the monies arising from any sales or disposition of the said property, and from the Collection of any Debt or Debts as aforesaid from time to time to remit and pay to Hadrian Van Sinderan of the house of Lawrence Van Sinderan & Co. of the City of New York one of the Creditors of the said Solomon Chandler to be distributed by him amongst us in proportion to the amount of our several Debts—first deducting all their reasonable expenses as they Shall or may be put to in and about the management or transaction of the said business—And we do hereby authorize and empower the said Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun for any of the purposes aforesaid one or more Attorney or attornies under them to Substitute and appoint and again at pleasure revoke-hereby promising to ratify and confirm all and whatsoever our said Treaties Attornies Substitute or Substitutes Shall Lawfully do in and about the premises—In Witness whereof we have unto these presents respectively set our hands and affixed our Seals this Eleventh day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Six—

Sealed and delivered                                                  James Bailey
In presence of us                                                         Henry H. Puriton
The words and then                                                    William Radcliff, Jr.
& the words and for themselves                               John Radcliff
Struck out in the first page                                         Richard Duryee
James Allen                                                                   by Corns. Heyer Atty.
D. Hasbrook                                                                  Corns. Heyer
                                                                                         Evart Duyckinck
                                                                                         Saml. Carp
                                                                                         William Kibbe
                                                                                          Simon Schermerhorn
                                                                                          John S. Schermerhorn
                                                                                         by Simon Schermerhorn
                                                                                         Francis Puriton
                                                                                         Richard Lawrence
                                                                                         by John S. Lawrence atty
                                                                                         A. Van Sinderen
                                                                                         by Jno. J. Lawrence atty
                                                                                         Jno. J. Lawrence
                                                                                        A. Diggins for
                                                                                        Diggins & Heard
                                                                                        Daniel Cornwell
                                                                                        Eliphalet Little
                                                                                         Jonathan Little by
                                                                                        Eliphalet Little
                                                                                         Jacob Bradford
                                                                                        William Bryan

I do Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined Therewith August 28th 1806--                                     J. Bill, Clk

Whereas the following Persons to wit James Bailey, Henry H. Puriton, William Radcliff Junr., John Radcliff, Richard Duryer, Cornelius Heyer, Evert Duyckinck, Samuel Carp, William Kibbe, Simon Schermerhorn, John J. Schermerhorn, Francis Puriton, Richard Lawrence, Adrian VanSinderen, John J. Lawrence, Diggins & Heard, Daniel Cornwell, Eliphalet Little, Jonathan Little, Jacob Bradford and William Bryan all of the City of New York Creditors of Solomon Chandler of Catskill in the County of Greene by a certain Power of Attorney by them made and executed on the Eleventh day of April one thousand Eight hundred and Six did authorize and empower Thomas P. Grosvenor & Benjamin Haxstun to become Trustees for them the aforesaid Creditors and for that purpose to take and receive in even names but to the use and benefit and in trust for the said Creditors proper Conveyance in the Law of all the Real estate of him the said Solomon Chandler and also of all the goods Chattels Stock in trade Outstanding Debts Evidence of Debts and personal property of whatever kind the said Solomon Chandler /his household fur furniture (sic) & clothing of himself and family excepted/ And upon the due execution & delivery of the said conveyances & assignments to the said Thomas P. Grosvenor and Benjamin Haxstun—and upon their being put into quiet and peaceable possession of the property so to be conveyed or assigned and of the Deeds Books Vouchers and evidences of Debts or other property to him the said Solomon Chandler owing & belonging, then and in such Case they the aforesaid Creditors by said Power of Attorney did nominate and appoint the said Benjamin Haxstun and Thomas P. Grosvenor their attorneys for them & in their names respectively to make execute and deliver unto the said Solomon Chandler proper and sufficient acquittances discharges and releases of and from all Debts and demands Respectively due or owing unto them the aforesaid Creditors from the said Solomon Chandler—Now therefore Know all men by these presents that the said Solomon Chandler having done and performed all and every Act on his part mentioned in the said Power of Attorney as above recited to be done and performed—We the said Thomas P. Grosvenor & Benjamin Haxstun by Virtue of the authority given to us by all and every of the above mentioned Creditors in and by the said Power of Attorney for them and in their names Do by these Presents acquit and Discharge the said Solomon Chandler from all Debts dues and Demands of whatsoever names as ??? due and owing respectively to either and all of the Creditors above named, and for them and in their names do declare the said Debts dues and demands paid Satisfied and the said Solomon Chandler forever acquitted discharged and released therefrom—

In Witness whereof we the Said Attorneys for them and in the name of all and every of the above Creditors have hereunto set our hands and Seals this fifth day of may one thousand eight hundred and Six—

In presence of                                                                         Thomas P. Grosvenor
Gilbert Drake                                                                          Benjn. Haxstun
Charles Rodgers

            A true Copy of the original examined with the same August 28th 1806

                                                                                   J. Bill, Clk


Whereas I the Subscriber Have this Day Bought of Isaac Van Loan a certain Negro slave called Harry Coon aged about Twenty four years for the sum of three Hundred Dollars on the following conditions Being performed on the part of the said slave Harry Coon.  I Hereby covenant to manumit the said Harry Eight full years after the Day of the Date Hereof on Condition that for eight full years he Behave peaceably Soberly & orderly  & runs not away or guilty of any Crime cognizable by the laws of this State & at the Expiration of the said Eight years he performing the Conditions on his part I Hereby Engage to give him a New Suit of Cloaths & Dress Entire & that the above Writing may Bind me I Hereby covenant to Record this present writing in the Clerks office in the County of Greene as a public Testimonial.  Dated 20th Sepr. 1806.

Witness my Hand & Seal
In presence of                                                             Constant A. Andrews
John V.D.L. Scott

            A true copy of the original examined with the Same Sept. 26th 1806

                                                                        Robt. Dorlon, Depy. Clk.


By Daniel D. Tompkins one of the Justices of the people of the State of New York of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the same people

To all to whom these presents shall come—Greetings—Whereas Jehoiakim Salisbury in conjunction with so many of his Creditors whose debts amount to more than three fourths of all the debts owing by the said Jehoiakim Salisbury did present a petition to me the said Daniel D. Tompkins praying that the said Jehoiakim Salisbury on making an assignment of all his estate in trust for the benefit of all his Creditors may be discharged from all his debts according to the “Act for Giving relief in cases of Insolvency” and I did thereupon appoint the first day of September last past at my office situate in Murray Street in the City of New York for the Creditors of the said Insolvent to appear before to show Cause, if any they had, why the said Insolvent should not be discharged on complying with such things as are required of him by the said act, due notice of which has been published according to the said Act, and whereas it appears to me that the said Jehoiakim Salisbury hath conformed in all things to these matters and things required of him according to the true intent and meaning of the said Act, and the said Jehoiakim Salisbury hath executed an assignment of all his estate to Philip L. Conine of the town of Coxsackie in the County of Greene the assignee appointed by the said petitioning Creditors who hath duly certified the same to me—I do therefore Discharge the said Jehoiakim Salisbury from all his debts due at the time of the said assignment, or contracted for before that time although payable afterwards—and if in Prison from his imprisonment—

                                                                        Daniel D. Tompkins

A true Copy of the original Recorded the 27 Jany 1807

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


New York Supreme Court

Buckbee Gage                         }          Judgment in Debt on Bond Dated 7th June 1800 in
            vs                                  }          penalty of $1700 for the payment of $825 with
Jeremiah Brown         &         }          interest being the property of the estate of James
Joseph Heath                         
}          Hunt decd

30th June 1801—Paid to James Hunt in his life time------------------------------$401.12

8th July 1802—Paid  to Messr Ward & Egbert Attys in fact for the Executors

                        of the estate of the said James Hunt decd -------------------------  113.00

3 Decr. 1803—Paid in Beef to Messr Ward & Egbert----------------------------- 240.50

                        Paid in Cash at Sundry times for which Receipts were given--  260.00

                                                                                                                         $1014.12

Reced New York Decr. 16th 1803 of Mr. Joseph Heath by Epinetus Reed
Seventeen Dollars & thirty nine Cents in full of the Balance of the Debt
& Costs due on the Judgment in the above Cause—

$17.39                                                             Flumen Ball Atty for Pltf
                                                                        for the Estate of James Hunt decd

New York Supreme Court

Buckbee Gage                         }          Judgment in Debt on Bond the property of the
            vs                                   }          Estate of James Hunt Decd
Jeremiah Brown          &         }
Joseph Heath                         
}

            Recd. New York Decr. 3rd 1803 of Mr. Joseph Heath two Hundred
            Dollars in part of the Sum due on the Judgment in the above Cause—
            $200                                                    Flumen Ball Atty for Pltf

            Also Recd. the same day of Mr. Joseph Heath Sixty Dollars more on the
            above Judgment He also having paid two hundred & forty Dollars &
            fifty Cents in provisions to Messr. Ward & Egbert Agents & attornies in fact
            for Anna Hunt acting Exr of the last will and testament of the said James Hunt   decd likewise in part of the said Judgment—

            $300.50                                               Flumen Ball Atty
                                                                        for the Pltf

I do Certify the foregoing to be true Copies of the original papers examined therewith February 11th 1807

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall Come I Peter Ousterhout Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene send Greeting—Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained authorized constituted and appointed and by these Presents do make ordain authorize constitute and appoint Merchant Lawrence to be my under Sheriff for the County of Greene To Have and to Hold the said office of under sheriff with the authorities to the same beloning (sic) unto the said Merchant Lawrence for and during my Good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—

            In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & seven—

John M. Canfield                                                        Peter Ousterhout

Henry Van Gorden

Recorded the 11th March 1807                                   J. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that we James Parsons and Samuel Parsons surviving Partners of the firm of James Parsons & Sons and Richard S. Hallett late Partner with Walter Brown under the firm of Hallett & Brown in the City of New York, the said Richard S. Hallett being duly authorized to receive and give discharges of all sums due to the said Company of Hallett & Brown have made authorized and appointed and by these presents do make authorize and appoint Thomas P. Grosvenor Attorney at Law in Catskill State of New York our true and lawful Attorney for us in our names and for our proper use and behalf to act the same as if we were present in all that relates to a certain Mortgage


Know all men by these presents that I Charles Whitney late of Catskill, but now of the City of New York Merchant Hath constituted appointed and by these presents do constitute make and appoint Christopher Whipple of the town of Catskill County of Greene and State of New York—my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and stead—and to my use to ask, demand, sue for, Levy, recover and receive all sum and sums of many Debts Rents Goods, Wares, dues, accounts, and other demands whatsoever which are or shall be due owing payable and belonging to me or detained from me in any manner of ways or means whatsoever, by any person or persons whomsoever Giving and granted unto my said attorney by these presents all full and whole power strength and authority in and about the premises to have sue and take all lawful ways and means in my name for the recovery thereof—and upon the Receipt of any such Debts Dues or sums of money as aforesaid acquittances or other sufficient discharges for me and in my name to make seal and deliver, and generally all and every other act and acts, thing and things, device and devices in the Law whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in and about the premises for me and in my name to do execute and perform as largely and amply, to all intents and purposes as I myself might or would do if I was personally present, or as the matter required more special authority than is herein given; and attornies one or more under him for the purposes aforesaid to make and constitute and again at pleasure to revoke ratifying allowing and holding firm and effectual all and whatsoever my said attorney Christopher Whipple shall lawfully do in and about the premises—by virtue hereof—In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 27th day of September in the twenty seventh year year (sic) of the independence of the United States of America and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two.

Sealed and delivered}
in the presence of     }  New York 27th Sept. 1802
Charles Mahony                                                         Charles Whitney

Jonn Harris

            A true Copy of the original examined therewith March 3rd 1808—

                                                                                    J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come—I Peter Ousterhout Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene send Greeting

Know ye that for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving hath made ordained constituted and appointed—and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint Samuel Hamilton my under Sheriff and Deputy for the County of Greene according to the form of the Statute in that case made and provided for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint To have and to hold the said office of Under Sheriff and Deputy with the authorities and emoluments to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining—Given under my hand and seal at Catskill the ninth day of May in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight

Sealed and delivered  }
In the presence of       }                                              Peter Ousterhout
Geo. Cerims

Personally appeared before me the within named Peter Ousterout Sheriff that his name within Subscribed is his voluntary act and Deed—

June the 9th 1808                                                        Ephraim Baker Justs peace

he above is a true Copy examined with the original June 9th 1808—

                                                                                    J. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall or may come Greeting—

Know ye that I James Bill Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained nominated and appointed—And by these presents do make ordain nominate and appoint Thos. O.H. Croswell of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene To have hold and exercise the said office with all the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County this 30th day of May 1808—

                                                                                    James Bill, Clk Greene

            The above is a true Copy of the original examined therewith June 2nd 1808

                                                                                    Jas. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall Come

I Peter Ousterhout Sheriff of the County of Greene and send Greeting

Know ye that for divers Good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint Samuel Hamilton my under Sheriff for said County during my will and pleasure, or until I shall otherwise appoint To have and to hold the said office of under Sheriff with the authorities profits and emoluments to the same belonging or otherwise appertaining—Given under my hand and seal at Catskill the sixteenth day of March One thousand eight hundred & Nine—

Signed Sealed and Delivered

In presence of                                                             Peter Ousterhout Sheriff

Peter Ousterhout Jr.

Greene County—Be it Remembered that on the sixteenth day of March 1809—personally appeared before me Peter Ousterhout to me known to be the person within described, and who acknowledged that he executed the same—

                                                                                    Thos. B. Cook, one of the Judges of the Court of Com. pleas for the County of Greene

The above is a true Copy of the original Examined therewith March 16th 1809

                                                                                    Jas. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that I Stephen Simmons of the town of Windham in the County of Greene and State of New York for divers good Causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained authorized and appointed; and by these presents do make ordain authorize and appoint Daniel Gunn of the town County and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me & in my name and to my use to ask demand sue for and receive of all and every person or persons all sums of money Debts duties and demands of whatever name or nature whatsoever which are now due and owing or may hereafter become due and owing unto me the said Stephen Simmons from all and every persons and to have use and take all lawful ways and means in my name or otherwise for the recovery thereof by attachment, arrest distress or otherwise and to agree and compound for the same—and acquittances or other sufficient discharges for the same for me and in my name to make Seal and deliver, and to do all other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premises as fully in every respect as I myself might or would do if I were personally present and attornies one or more under him for the purposes aforesaid to make and at his pleasure to revoke, ratifying and allowing all and whatsoever by said attorney or attornies shall in my name lawfully do or cause to be done—and I do further authorize and empower my said Attorney for me and in my name to make Seal & execute and cause to be made Sealed and executed and delivered Deed or Deeds with good and sufficient Covenants of Warranty and siezen therin of all the Lands and Tenements belonging or owned by me the said Stephen Simmons—In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty sixth day of September in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven—

Sealed & delivered    }
in presence of            }                                               Stephen Simmons

The words make Seal
and execute in the third line
from the top of the second
page first erased—

State of New York    }            Be it remembered that on the twenty sixth day
Greene County          }            of September in the year one thousand eight hundred

and seven personally appeared before me Munson Buel Esquire one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Greene Stephen Simmons to me personally known to be the same person described in and who executed the within Instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same as his free act and Deed for the uses and purposes within mentioned and I having examined the same and finding no material erasures interlinations or obliterations except those noted do allow the same to be Recorded—

                                                                                    Munson Buel

            I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined therewith September 8th 1809--                                                  Jas. Bill, Clk


By the Honorable Ambrose Spencer Esquire one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of New York

To all to whom these presents shall come;  whereas Beman Brockaway in conjunction with so many of his Creditors whose Debts amounting to more than three fourths of all the Debts owing by the said Beman Brockaway—did present to me a Petition praying that the said Beman Brockaway might be discharged from all his Debts on making an assignment of all his Estate in trust for the benefit of all his Creditors according to the “Act for giving relief in Cases of Insolvency and I did thereupon appoint the twenty eighth day of March instant at my Dwelling House in the City of Albany for the Creditors of the said Insolvent to appear before me to show cause if any they had why the said Insolvent should not be discharged on complying with such things as are required of him by the said Act and whereas it appears to me that the said Beman Brockaway hath conformed in all respects to those matters and things required of him by the said Act and that he did on the twenty eighth day of March inst. execute an assignment of all his Estate to James Bennek the assignee appointed by the said Petitioning Creditors—I do therefore discharge the said Beman Brockaway from all his Debts due at the time of the said assignment or contracted for before that time tho payable afterwards and if in prison from his imprisonment.

            Given under my hand and seal at the City of Albany this twenty eighth day of March 1807--                                                 (signed)  Ambrose Spencer

            I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined Decr. 16th 1809--                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall Come or may concern—I Isaac Van Loan Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene Send Greeting.  Know ye that for divers good Causes and considerations me hereunto moving I Have made ordained Constituted and appointed—and by these presents Do make ordain Constitute & appoint Nathaniel Ells of Catskill my Under Sheriff for the County of Greene according to the form & directions of the Statute in such case made and provided for and during my Good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint To have and to hold the said office of under Sheriff, for the County of Greene for the term above said with the authorities & Emoluments to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining—Given under my hand & Seal this twelfth day of February in the year one thousand Eight hundred & Ten—

Sealed and Delivered                                     Isaac Van Loan
In presence of
Robt. Dorlon

Greene County SS—Personally appeared before me on the 12th day of February 1810, Robert Darlon who being duly sworn Saith that he saw Isaac Van Loan Execute the within Indenture as his voluntary act and Deed for the purposes therein mentioned

Sworn before me this 12th February 1810—Ephraim Baker Justice of the Peace

            A true Copy of the original Recorded Feby 12, 1810

                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


Know all men by these presents that whereas I George Wilson of the City & State of New York in and by my certain Letter of Attorney as Guardian to Catharine P. Waldron & Rachel M. Waldron, Devisees of John A. Mier & Rachel Mier deceased Did as Guardian aforesaid make constitute and appoint Amos Eaton then of Catskill County of Greene & State of New York Esquire my attorney to collect rents due to the said Catharine P. Waldron & Rachel M. Waldron from the tenants residing on that part of Great Lot No. 19 in the Hardenburgh patent which belongs to them the said Catharine & Rachel as by said Letter of Attorney may appear—Now Know ye that I the said George Wilson Guardian as aforesaid for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving, have revoked, countermanded, annulled and made void and by these presents do revoke Countermand annul and make void the said Letter of Attorney, and all power and authority thereby given or intended to be given to the said Amos Eaton—In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of October one thousand Eight hundred & Ten

Sealed and delivered }
In presence of            }                                   Geo. Wilson

The word whereas in the first line
erased & interlined before Execution

            Moses J. Cantine

I Certify the above to be a true Copy of the original examined therewith Oct. 16th 1810—

                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


By the Honorable Garret Abeel Esquire first Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Greene & State of New York

Whereas Jesse Porter otherwise called Jesse B. Porter of Catskill in the County of Greene & State of New York an Isolvent (sic) Debtor did (on the twelfth day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred and Ten in conjunction with so many of his Creditors whose demands against him amount in the whole to three fourths of all the monies owing by him) present their petition to the said Judge setting forth that the said Jesse Porter otherwise called Jesse B. Porter had become insolvent, and they were desirous he should be discharged in pursuance of the Act entitled and Act for giving relief in cases of insolvency passed April the third One thousand Eight hundred and one and of Acts Supplementary thereto—And praying that the Estate of the said Insolvent might be assigned and delivered up to John Hyde Black Smith of Catskill in the County of Greene and State of New York for the benefit of all the said Insolvents Creditors, to which petition at the time it was presented to the said Judge as aforesaid were annexed the Affidavits of the several petitioning Creditors aforesaid in the mode prescribed in and by the Acts aforesaid—And whereas the said Insolvent did at the time of presenting the said petition as aforesaid deliver unto the said Judge in writing a full just and true account of all his Creditors and the monies owing to them respectively by the said Insolvent, And also a full true and Just Inventory and account of all the estate both real & personal in Law and equity of the said Insolvent, and of all Bonds vouchers and securities relating to the same—And  whereas also the said Garret Abeel Esqr did administer unto the said Insolvent the oath in and by the Act aforesaid directed: And whereas pursuant to the directions of the Act aforesaid Notice hath been given by the said Insolvent and his said petitioning Creditors by advertisement bearing date the twelfth day of July one thousand Eight hundred and ten published by Sol. Allen in the Albany Register Printed in Albany, and by Mackay Croswell Printer of the Recorder in Catskill in the County of Greene published for Ten weeks successively in their Newspapers, a copy of which said Advertisement was put for ten weeks successively on the outward Door of the Court House of the County of Greene being the County in which the said Insolvent then resided—By which advertisement all the Creditors of the said Insolvent were notified to show Cause if any they had before the said Judge at his dwelling House in Catskill in the County of Greene & State of New York on Monday the twenty fourth of September at two O.Clock in the afternoon, in the year one thousand Eight hundred and ten, why an Assignment of the said Insolvents Estate should not be made for the benefit of all his Creditors and the said Insolvent discharged according to the directions of the Acts aforesaid—And whereas no sufficient cause to the contrary being shown to the said Judge, and the said Judge being satisfied that the insolvent is justly and truly indebted to the subscribing petitioners in the sums by them respectively mentioned, and that such sums amount in the aggregate to three fourths of the Debts due by the said Insolvent, and that the said Insolvent has conformed in all things to the matters required of him by the aforesaid acts.  Thereupon on the twenty fourth day of September as aforesaid, which day had been duly assigned by the said Judge for a hearing in the premises did direct an assignment of all the estate real and personal both in law and equity in possession, reversion and remainder, excepting these articles mentioned in the Inventory which were adjudged necessary for the said Jesse Porter and does not exceed Fifty Dollars to be by the said Insolvent made to the said John Hide—and whereas the said Insolvent has produced to the said Judge now here a Certificate under the hand and seal of the said John Hyde created in the presence of two Witnesses dated the twenty fourth day of September 1810 purporting that the said Insolvent had granted conveyed, assigned and delivered for the use of his Creditors all his Estate real and personal both in law and equity in possession, reversion and remainder except as aforesaid, and all the Books vouchers and securities relating to the same—Now therefore I the said Judge this twenty fourth day of September in the year one thousand Eight hundred and ten in and by Virtue of the power and authority vested in me the said Judge by law, and in pursuance of the acts aforesaid do discharge the said Insolvent from all the Debts due by him at the time of the said assignment or contracted before that time though payable afterwards, and if in Prison from his imprisonment—Given under my hand and Seal acting in my said Capacity—

                                                                        Garret Abeel

A true Copy of the original examined therewith Novr. 17th 1810—

                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


I hereby Certify that Cuff (a Black Man) has produced a Copy of his Certificate of manumission Certified by the Clerk of this town, dated November 21st 1806 by which I am convinced that he is free agreeable to the Laws of this State—says he is about forty one years of age—that he was born in this town—is about  a Common sized Man

Catskill 2nd May 1811                                 Thos. Black one of the Judges
                                                                        of the Court of Com. pleas of
                                                                        the County of Greene

A true Copy of the original examined therewith May 2nd 1811—

                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


State of New York  }  SS        This may  Certify that James
Greene County        }              Morgan of the town of Catskill

in said County Barber a Moluttoe person, five feet two inches high born of a free white woman in the town of Portland in the State of Massachusetts and of nearly the age of Forty Six years is a Freeman according to the Laws of this State hither said James Morgan having made Satisfactory proof of the facts herein contained

Given under my hand this second day of May one thousand Eight hundred and Eleven

                                                                        Garret Abeel first Judge of
                                                                        the Court of Common pleas
                                                                        for Greene County—

            Recorded May 2nd 1811--                   Jas. Bill, Clk


Supreme Court

Reuben Webster   }
            vs                }
Sibil Ogden          }     Whereas a Judgment has been obtained in this Cause upon a Bond as surety with which a Mortgage was also given—And whereas on the Mortgage and Judgment there is due this day seven hundred fifty three Dollars 23/100 & the Mortgage is assigned to Elisha Williams by me—Now in Consideration of the sum aforesaid I have and hereby do Assign this Judgment to said Williams & fully authorize him either to collect the amount for his own Use, or to the said Judgment & acknowledge Satisfaction thereof—Witness my hand & Seal the 14th day of July 1809—

Sealed & Delivered                                                                Reuben Webster
In Presence
Henry Ogden

State of New York ss              On the twenty second day of January one thousand Eight hundred and Eleven appeared before me Henry Ogden whom I know & being duly sworn saith that he saw the within Named Reuben Webster duly execute the within Instrument, and that he knows him to be the Person described therein—And that he the said Henry Subscribed his name thereto as a Witness to the Execution thereof.  I therefore Allow the same to be Recorded—

                                                                        Robt. Dorlon, Master in Chancery
Supreme Court

Reuben Webster    }
            vs
Sibil Ogden           }
State of New York}

Columbia County  }   I Elisha Williams by Virtue of the annexed power do discharge the said Sibil Ogden the Defendant in the above Cause from all personal Claim or Demand that I the said Elisha Williams now or may have on his by Virtue of the aforesaid Judgment, & I do further discharge all property personal & Real which may or can be holden by the aforesaid Judgement , except the house and lot which the said Sibil Ogden now occupies lying in the village of Catskill—And which Sibil Ogden & Henry Ogden Conveyed to Lyman Hall.  For a particular description of the premises reference must be had to a Mortgage executed by Sibil Ogden to Reuben Webster—

Sealed & Delivered
in presence of                                                             E. Williams

            Jas. Powers

                        the above interlination is my hand writing before Execution—

                                                                        E. Williams

State of New York  ss             On the twenty second day of January one thousand Eight hundred & Eleven appeared before me James Powers whom I know & being duly Sworn saith that he saw the within named Elisha Williams duly execute the within Instrument—And that he knows him to be the person described therein & that he the said James subscribed his name thereto as a Witness to the Execution thereof.  I therefore Allow the same to be Recorded—

                                                                        Robt. Dorlon, Master in Chancery

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original examined therewith June 15th 1811—11 A.M.

                                                                        Jas. Bill, Clk


To all to whom these presents Shall come—Greeting

            Know ye that I Richard McCarty Clerk of the County of Green for divers good causes me thereunto moving have and hereby do appoint David McCarty late of Coeymans in the County of Albany now of Catskill in the County of Green aforesaid-my deputy clerk for the said County of Green to have and to hold the Said office during pleasure pursuant to the Statue in Such can made and provided—Given under my hand and Seal this 4th day July 1811—

                                                                        Richard McCarty, Clerk

Exd Recorded July 4th 1811

            MCarty, clk


Know all men that we whose names are hereunto Subscribed and Seals affixed have this thirty first day of December one Thousand eight hundred and Eleven Have viewed examined an House which John Hasen has built pursuant to his agreement with Caleb Benton for a distillery the agreement is dated the twenty fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and Eleven and we have measured the said House and find it two Story High, at least thirty four feet in length and Twenty four feet in breadth—That it is a good and Sufficient house for the purposes intended in Said Agreement & find that the said House is built in a good & workman like manner all which we do Swear to be the Truth as witness our hands and Seals the day and year first above written—

the word therein mentioned                                       Hezekiah Thayer
before Executed--                                                          Cornelius Clark

Be it rembered (sic) that on the twelveth (sic)day of January one thousand eight hundred and twelve personally came before me John Blanchard one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas in the County of Greene Hezekiah Thayer & Cornelius Clark Whom I Know who being duly Sworn depose and Say that they have Subscribed the above instrument as their voluntary act and Deed for the use therein mentioned and I having examined the same and finding no errazures or interlinations allow the Same to be Recorded—

                                    Recorded this 31st day of January 1812 by me

                                                                        David McCarty, Dy Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall or may come, Greeting:

Know ye that I Richard McCarty Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations, me thereunto moving have made ordained nominated constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain nominate and appoint James F. Wight of Coxsackie in said County my Depute Clerk for the said County of Greene—To Have hold exercise and execute the said office with all the authoritie (sic) to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said County this 2nd day of April 1812

                                                                        Richard McCarty, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall or may come Greeting:  Know ye that I Richard McCarty Clerk of the county of Greene, for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving, have made, ordained, nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, nominate and appoint Sylvester Eaton, now of Catskill in said county, my lawful Deputy Clerk for the said county of Greene, To have, hold exercise and execute the said office with all the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining; for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of September 1812

                                                                        Richard McCarty

Exd Recorded Sept. 9th 1812

                                    Sylvester Eaton, Depy. Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I Richard McCarty Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving, have made, ordained, nominated, constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, nominate and appoint James F. Wight of Catskill in the said County my lawful Deputy Clerk of the said County; To have, hold, exercise and execute the office aforesaid with all the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

                                                                        Richard McCarty

Recorded September 17th 1812

                                    J.F. Wight, Dy. Clk.


We whose names are hereunto annexed do certify that at a meeting legally warned and held at the house of Abijah Dewey in Durham and County of Greene on the 15th day of June of a number of persons attached to the Protestant Episcopal Church for the purpose of being incorporated according to the Statute law in such case made and provided, the Rev. Samuel Fuller was chosen Chairman and Joseph Adams and Zeno Allen returning Officers with said Chairman.  The meeting then proceeded to Choose by the greatest number of voices two Church wardens and eight Vestrymen, according to Law.

James Thompson &   }
Moses Austin             }          were chosen wardens &  
Bela Strong                 }

John Adams                }
William Cook             }
Richard Benjamin      }          were chosen Vestrymen
John Cenison              }
Edward Hinman        }
Eliab Skeel &              }
Abijah Dewey            }

Resolved, That Easter Monday be the day for the Anniversary Election of Church Wardens and Vestrymen, and that said corporation be known by the name, style and description of St. Paul’s Church in Durham, in the County of Greene.  Given under our hands, the day and date above written.

                                                                        Samuel Fuller, Chairman
                                                                        Zeno Allen      }          Returning officers
                                                                        Joseph Adams }          with sd. Chairman

            This may certify that on the 25th day of August 1812 before me Thomas E. Barker one of the Judges of the Common pleas for the said County appeared Zeno Allen to me known, who acknowledged that he together with Samuel Fuller and Joseph Adams executed the within Instrument for the uses and purposes therein.  I therefore allow the same to be recorded.        

                                                                        Thos. E. Barker 

The foregoing is a true copy of the original, December 4th 1812.

                                                                        James F. Wight, Dy. Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern I Lemuel Hotchkiss Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene send Greeting—Know ye that for divers good causes and Considerations me hereunto moving I have made ordained Constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint Nathaniel Eells of Catskill my under Sheriff of the County of Greene according to the form and Directions of the Statute in such case made and provided for and during my good will and pleasure, or until I shall otherwise appoint.  To have and to hold the said office of under Sheriff with the authorities and emoluments to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining—Given under my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of April one thousand Eight hundred and Thirteen—

Sealed and delivered  }                                              Lemuel Hotchkiss
In presence of             }
James Bill

The foregoing is a true Copy of the original exam. therewith April 16th 1813.

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


State of New York      }
Greene County  SS     }          Personally appeared before me Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for said County Joseph Groom of the town of Catskill in the County aforesaid & made oath that he has known James Dickerson a Black Man now residing in the village of Athens County aforesaid for a number of years and that he has been frequently informed that the said James was born free in one of the eastern States, and was bound out by his father to a Mr. Starr Yeoman with whom he served until he was twenty one years of age—and he believes the said James to be about thirty years of age & that he is a Freeholder

Sworn this 24th of                                           Isaac Northrop
April 1813
State of New York      }
Greene County  SS     }          I Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas of the County aforesaid Do Certify that from the above Deposition of Joseph Groom I am of the opinion that the above named James Dickerson is a free man and that he was born in some one of the eastern States & is now about thirty years of Age—

                                                                        Isaac Northrop

April 24th 1813—

            The above is a true Copy of the original examined therewith April 26th 1813—

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk


State of New York      )
Greene County            )           Personally appeared before me Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the court of Common Pleas for said County Isaac Van Voert of the Village of Athens of lawful age and being duly sworn made oath that he well knows Joseph Nott a Black Man now an Inhabitant of said Village and that he has seen his the said Joseph’s Certificate of Manumission bearing date Octr. 1800- and that he has been informed that the said Joseph about forty seven years of Age- all of which he verily believes to be true- and that the said Joseph owns a Freehold Estate---

Sworn the 24th of        )
April 1813                     )                                   Isaac Northrop


State of New York      )
Greene County            )

I Isaac Northrop Northrop (sic) one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County aforesaid do hereby Certify that from the above Deposition of Isaac Van Voert as well as from other corroborating circumstances Known to me I am of the opinion that the said Joseph Nott obtained his freedom in the year 1800 and that he was born in the City of Albany and is about the age of forty seven years.

April 24, 1813                                                Isaac Northrop

The above is a true Copy of the Original Recorded April 26th 1813

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk.


State of New York      )
Greene County            )           Personally appeared before me Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for said County Joseph Groom (sic) of the town of Catskill in the County aforesaid of lawful age and made oath that Jack Groom a black man was award  by him the said Joseph x Steal his manumitted him some time in the year 1808 and that the said Jack was born in the town of Coxsackie and is now about thirty five or six years of age and that he knows the said Jack to be a Freeholder.

Sworn Apl. 24th 1813                                     Isaac Northrop


State of New York      )
Greene County            )           I Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the said County do hereby Certify that from the above Deposition I am of the opinion that the said Jack Groom is a free Black Man & that he was born in the town of Coxsackie – was manumitted in the year 1808 and that he is about thirty five or six years of age.

Apr. 26th 1813                                                 Isaac Northrop

The above is a true Copy of the Original Recorded April 26th 1813.

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk.


State of New York      )
Greene County            )            William J. Coffin of the Village of Athens County of Greene State aforesaid personally appeared before me Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the said County & made Oath that James Adams a Black man was a slave to his Father the said William Coffin’s father Uriah Coffin & that the said Uriah Coffin Manumitted the said James some time in the year one Thousand Eight Hundred & three.

Sworn this 26th             )
of Apl. 1813                )                                   Isaac Northrop 


State of New York      )
Green County             )           I Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County aforesaid do hereby Certify that from the above deposition & from other sources of information the said James is in my opinion a Free Black man & that he was born in the State of Virginia & is between Fifty & Sixty years of age.

Apr. 26th 1813                                                 Isaac Northrop

            The above is a true Copy of the Original Recorded Apl 26th 1813

                                                                        J. Bill, Clk.


Know all men by these presents that I Charles McEvers of the City and State of New York Merchant have made constituted and appointed and by these presents do made, constitute and appoint John Kiersted of the County of Ulster my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and Stead to ask demand have and receive and collect all such Sum and Sums of money as are due or coming due unto me for rents of lands in the Hardenburgh Patent and if necessary to sue and distrain for the same and for me and in my name and on my account and behalf, to enter into contracts for the sale of my Lands belonging to me in the said Patent and for me and in my name to take charge of and manage the said Lands, to enter into possession thereof as my Agent to punish waste and trespasses and if necessary to repair the same hereby Giving and Granting unto my said Attorney my full and whole power and authority in about the premises; and generally all and many ??? and lists, things, device and devices in the Same whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in need about the premises for me and in my name to do execute and perform as largely and amply to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if I was personally present-and an Attorney or Attornies under him for the purposes aforesaid to make and Substitute him by satisfying and confirming all that my said attorney as his Substitute shall lawfully do by virtue thereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen---

Sealed and delivered  )
in the presence of       )                                               Charles McEvers


State of New York

            Be it known that on the fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirteen before me Joseph C. Cooper a public Notary for the State of New York duly Commissioned and sworn came Charles McEvers the Constituent above named and acknowledged the above letter of Attorney as his Act and Deed.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed my Seal of Office the day and year above written.                             Js. C. Cooper, Not. Pub.

The above is a true Copy of the original exercised therewith November 23rd 1813

                                                                                    Jas. Bill, Clk.


State of New York

            That a Black Man aged seventy five years or thereabouts born in the town of Bathleham in the County of Albany State aforesaid has this 25th day of April in the year 1814 exhibitted proof before me Isaac Northrop one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of his manumission & I being of opinion that he is a Freeman as the Law (smudged) in such cases provides do hereby Certify the same.

                                                                        Isaac Northrop

Recorded Apl. 25, 1814

                        Jas. Bill, Clk.


Know all men by these presents that we David Austin Porter Austin Convenience Austin Munson Cook & Thankful Cook husband & wife Salmon Hale & Luvina Hale husband & wife all of Wellingford in Newhaven county in the State of Conecticut Seth D. Wolf & Hannah D. Wolf husband & wife of Cheshire in the County & State aforesaid & Joel Worthley & Sibyl Worthley husband & wife of Guilford in the County & State aforesaid being heirs at Law of to the Estate of Joel Austin ??? Joel Austin Jnr. of said Wellingford formerly of Catskill in the County of Greene in the State of New York now Deceased & by Virtue of his last will & Testament which has been Duly proved & Approved entitled to his Estate Do Constitute & appoint Moses Austin of Durham in the county of Green & State of New York Esquire our true & Lawful Attorney for us & in our names to sell & Dispose of all Lands & Buildings which said Deceased at the time of his Death owned situate & being at any place or places in said New York, however the same are or ought to be bounded & Described & of any & all Estate right Title & in trust which the said Joel Austin Deceased at the time of his Death had or ought to have had in or to any Real Estate as aforesaid situate in said state of New York & to which we are entitled by Virtue of said Will & we Do by these presents fully Authorise & impower our said Attorney for us & in our names to make Execute sign seal & Deliver one or more conveyances or Deed to sell & convey the same with usual Covenants or to release & assign our Estate therein by Deed or Deeds as aforesaid at his Discretion & the same to release or Convey as aforesaid in Fee simple & for the purpose aforesaid to substitute & appoint an Attorney or Attornies aforesaid & the same again to revoke & we hereby certify & Confirm Each & every Act which our said Attorney shall Do in the ??? in pursuance of the power herein given & Declare that the same shall be binding & obligatory on us

[This document is copied in its entirety a few documents forward]


To all to whom these presents shall come greetings

            Know ye that I James Bill Clerk of the County of Greene for divers Good Causes and considerations me thereunto moving, have made, ordained nominated constituted and appointed – And by these Presents do make ordain nominate constitute and appoint James F. Wight of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene.  To have and to hold to exercise and enjoy the said Office with all the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my Good Will & pleasure, or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said County this 5th day of March 1813.  James Bill, Clk.

            Recorded March 8th 1813

                                                J. Bill, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greetings

            Know ye that I James Bill Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained constituted and appointed – And by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint James Dubois of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene To have and to hold to exercise and enjoy the said Office with the Authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good Will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of the said County this 20th day of September 1813                      Jas. Bill, Clk.

            Recorded October 2nd 1813

                                                J. Bill, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greetings—

            Know ye that I James Bill clerk of the County of Greene for divers Good causes and considerations me thereunto moving Have made ordained constituted and appointed; And by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint John C. Johnson of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene To have and to hold to exercise and enjoy the said office with the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint—In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said County this 30th day of July 1814—                Jas. Bill, Clk

            Recorded August 1st 1814                  Jas. Bill, Clk.


To All to whom these presents shall come Greetings---

            Know all men by these presents that I William Van Bergen Clerk of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained constituted and appointed  John B. Spencer of Catskill in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Greene—To have & to hold to exerchise (sic) & enjoy the said office with the authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for & during my good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint---

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal & affixed the seal of the said County This 2nd day of March 1815--                                    Wm. Van Bergen, Clk.

            Recorded March 3rd 1815

                                                                        Wm. Van Bergen, Clk.


Greene County---Be it remembered that on the Twenty seventh Day of April 1815 came before me Ben Brown otherwise Called Ben Brockway otherwise called Ben Becker and Exhibited proof of his freedom to wit by Henry Becker who being sworn Testified that he is the last Master of the said Ben & that the said Ben was given his freedom by the said Henry on the 27th Day of October 1814.  I therefore Certify that the said Ben is in my opinion free according to the Laws of the state of New York & is according to the best information I can obtain of the age of thirty Eight years on the 5 Day of June last was born at MerrtleTown in the state of New York is about five feet seven Inches High & became free the 27 Day of October last given under my hand at Catskill this 27 Day of April 1815--                                                  Garrit Abeel, first Judge of Green County

            I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the original Examined therewith

This 27th Day of April 1815               Wm. Van Bergen, Clk.


In the Matter of  Ichiel Judd

An absconding Debtor

            Where as I Garret Abeel first Judge of the Court of Common pleas in & for the County of Green having here to fore issued a warrant against all the Estate real & personal of Ichiel Judd an absconding Debtor in pursuance of an Act entitled an Act for relief against absent & absconding Debtors passed March 21st 1801 & it appearing satisfactorily to me that notice has been given agreeable to the Conditions in the second section of the said Act & that the said Ichiel Judd has not returned & satisfied his Creditors or presented a petition to have the said warrant suspended therefore I the said Judge Do hereby nominate & appoint Augustus Donnelly Wm. VanBergen & James Powers-all of the Village of Catskill in said County Discreet & fit men trustees for all the Creditors of the said Ichiel Judd an absconding Debtor

            Given under my hand & seal at Catskill the seventeenth Day of March one thousand Eight hundred & fifteen

                                                                        Garret Abeel


Green              Personally appeared before me Garret Abeel first Judge of Green Common Pleas Augustus Donnelly Wm. VanBergen & James Powers

The trustees within mentioned & were Duly sworn well & truly to Execute this trust reposed in them as trustees of the Estate of Ichiel Judd an absconding Debtor according to the best of their skill & under standing March 18th 1815--              Garret Abeel

The within appointed Trustees having Duly taken the oath as above stated at their request the within ??? of appointment to be Recorded

Dated August 3rd 1815                                                Garret Abeel 

State of New York      on the fourth Day of Augt. 1815 appeared before me Garret Abeel Esquire whom I know to be the person above named & Described & acknowledged he had Duly Executed the above & within Instrument I Do therefore call on the same to be recorded                                              Robert Dorlon

                                                            Master In chancery


Know all men by these presents that we David Austin Porter Austin Convenience Austin Munson Cook & Thankful Cook husband & wife Salmon Hall & Luvina Hall husband & wife all of Wallingford in Newhaven county in the State of Conecticut Seth D. Wolf & Hannah D. Wolf husband & wife of Cheshire in the County & State aforesaid & Joel Worthley & Sibyl Worthley husband & wife of Guilford in the County & State aforesaid being heirs at Law of to the Estate of Joel Austin ??? Joel Austin Jnr. of said Wellingford formerly of Catskill in the County of Greene in the State of New York now Deceased & by Virtue of his last will & Testament which has been Duly proved & Approved entitled to his Estate Do Constitute & appoint Moses Austin of Durham in the county of Green & State of New York Esquire our true & Lawful Attorney for us & in our names to sell & Dispose of all Lands & Buildings which said Deceased at the time of his Death owned situate & being at any place or places in said New York, however the same are or ought to be bounded & Described & of any & all Estate right Title & in trust which the said Joel Austin Deceased at the time of his Death had or ought to have had in or to any Real Estate as aforesaid situate in said state of New York & to which we are entitled by Virtue of said Will & we Do by these presents fully Authorise & impower our said Attorney for us & in our names to make Execute sign seal & Deliver one or more conveyances or Deed to sell & convey the same with usual Covenants or to release & assign our Estate therein by Deed or Deeds as aforesaid at his Discretion & the same to release or Convey as aforesaid in Fee simple & for the purpose aforesaid to substitute & appoint an Attorney or Attornies aforesaid & the same again to revoke & we hereby certify & Confirm Each & every Act which our said Attorney shall Do in the ??? in pursuance of the power herein given & Declare that the same shall be binding & obligatory on us

& Each of us & on our heirs Executors & administrators & Each having of them in the same names as if the same wise Done by us in our proper persons   In Testimony where we have here unto subscribed our names  set our seals at Wallingford This 30th Day of July 1815-at nine of the Clock in the evening

Signed sealed & Delivered
in presence of
George Wittemby
Sally C. Baker

Names of the Signers of the                                  David Austin
foregoing Instrument Continued                         Porter Austin
George Wittemby       }                                            Convenience Austin
Sally C. Baker            }  Witnesses                          Numan Cook
                                                                                    Thankful Cook
                                                                                    Luvina Hall
                                                                                    Seth D. Wolf
                                                                                    Hannah D. Wolf
                                                                                    Joel Worthley
                                                                                    Sibyl Worthley
                                                                                    Salmon Hall


State of Conecticut     }

Newhaven County      }          Wallingford    July 20th 1815             9 oclock in the evening personally appeared David Austin Porter Austin Convenience Austin Numon Cook & Thankful Cook husband & wife Luvina Hall Seth D. Wolf & Hannah D. Wolf Joel Worthley & Sibyl Worthley Husband & wife signers & sealers of the foregoing Instrument & acknowledged the same their free Act & Deed severally before me

                                                                                    George W. Stanley Just. of Peace

State of New York      On the Eighteenth Day of Sept. Eighteen hundred & fifteen appeared before me Salmon Hall whom I know to be the person with in Described & acknowledged he had Duly Examined the within Power of Attorney  I thence allow it to be Recorded

                                                                                    Robert Dorlon Master in Chancery

I Certify the foregoing to be
a true Copy of the Original
Exammined therewith
This 19th Day of Sept 1815   

                                                                                    Wm. VanBergen, Clk.


Know all men by these presents That whereas Stephen Haight of Loonenburgh in the County of Albany & State of New York  Merchant to all whom it may concern in all that tract or parcel of land in Loonenburgh patent in the County of Albany & State of New York aforesaid said Stephen Haight by Henry provost all his rights & title in the undivided lands of said patent reference being had to the Mortgages & other writings may more fully appear & I the said Stephen Haight Do give full power unto my Attorney as shall be mentioned afterword in this Instrument to foreclose the above Mortgage against the said provost & to Do everything respecting my claim against the said provost as my Attorney shall think proper  Know that I the said Stephen Haight have made Constituted & appointed & by these presents do make Constitute & appoint Jonathan T. Haight of the same place as above said student at Law my heir & Lawful Attorney for me & in my name to lease let or Demise the said above mentioned land or any part thereof & also all my real Estate in the State of New York or elsewhere in possession fee simple reversion remainder & ??? to said person or persons & for such a Term or number of years & at & under such Yearly & other Rents as he shall think fit or otherwise to sell & Dispose them of either for life or lives or to sell grant & convey the same absolutely in fee simple for such price or sum of money & to such person or persons as he shall think fit & convenient & also for me & in my name to Seal Execute & Deliver such Deeds conveyances being ??? & ??? for the absolute sale & Disposal thereof or of any part Thereof with such Claim Covenants & aggreements to be therein Contained as my said Attorney shall think fit & Expedient hereby ratifying Confirming all such Case or Cases Deed Conveyances ??? or Sales which shall at any time hereafter be Sealed & Executed by my said Attorney Touching or Concerning the said premises.  In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seal this fourteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & ninety five

The word thing on
the sixteenth line on
the other side was                                           Stephen Haight
interlined before the
Executing of These
Presents

Signed sealed &
Delivered in
presence of
Derik Collyer
Mary Collyer

Be it remembered that on the seventeenth Day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety five personally came & appeared before me Elihu Chancy Goodrich one of the Masters in Chancery in the state of New York Derick Collyer one of the subscribing witnesses to the within written Instrument Who being Duly sworn said that he saw the within named Stephen Haight sign seal & Deliver the said Instrument as his Voluntary Act & Deed to & for the uses & purposes therein mentioned & that the said Derick Collyer together with Mary Collyer the other subscribing witness subscribed Their respective names as witnesses thereto

I having Examined the same & finding no Intestimations Erazures or Alterations ???

those noted before Execution Do allow The same to be Recorded

                                                                        Elihu Chancy Goodrich

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the Original Examined Therewith Sept. 26th 1815                                                                Wm. VanBergen, Clk.


Know all men by these presents that I Gilbert Yeomans of the town of Cairo County of Greene & State of New York am held ??? bound to Wayne Parks of the same place in the sum of Two thousand dollars money of account on the United States which payment well & truly to be made & done  I bind myself my heirs assigns firmly by these Presents Sealed with my Seal at Greenville the third Day of April Eighteen hundred & thirteen

            The execution of the above bond is such that if the above bound Gilbert Yeomans shall well & truly forever keep harmless & free from all costs & Damages that the said Wayne his Heirs Assigns may or shall be put  to be?on account of two certain Bonds that the said Wayne executed (to wit one executed to Joseph Blackman of about four hundred dollars which the said Gilbert Yeomans purchased from said Blackman which Bond has been prosecuted & Execution Issued, & the other executed to the said Gilbert Yeomans for about Six hundred dollars and in all things relating to them as said execution so that the said Wayne Parks nor his Heirs or Assigns may or shall be put to any lost damage ??? whatever about them then the above Bond being ??? therein contained shall be void & of no effect otherwise to be Remain in full force & Virtue

Given under my hand & Seal this third day of April one thousand eight hundred & Thirteen                                                            Gilbert Yeomans

In Presence of
Note. the word (Greenville)
erased & the word Cairo Inter-
lined before Signed
Luther Carter
Stephen Tryon 

State of New York
Greene County            Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of April 1813 before Luther Carter one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in said County came Gilbert Yeomans & acknowledged that he executed the within Bond for the use & purpose therein mentioned & I being personally acquainted with the said Gilbert & finding the Bond correct do allow the same to be Recorded--- Luther Carter

I Certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the Original examined therewith Sept. 26, 1815                                                                  B Spencer, Deputy Clerk


           To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting

Know ye that I Wm. VanBergen Clerk of the County of Green for Divers good causes & considerations me thereunto Moving have made ordained Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make ordain constitute & appoint Hiram Carter in said county my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Green To have & to hold to Exercise & enjoy the said office with the Authorities to the same belonging or any wise appertaining for & During my good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of the said County this 22nd Day of March 1816---                                        Wm. VanBergen, Clk.

Recorded March 23rd 1816                                         Wm. VanBergen, Clk.


We the Subscribers the Minster Elders & Deakons of the Reformed Prodestant Dutch Church of Catskill in the Town of Catskill & County of Green pursuant to the Stature in such Case made & provided Do Certify that we as a Body Corporate Shall hereafter be Known & Distinguished by the Tittle of the Reformed Prodestant Dutch Church of Catskill  In witness whereof we the said Minnister Elders & Deakons have hereunto set out hands & seals this twenty ninth Day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand and Eight hundred & sixteen

Sealed & Delivered                                                    Peter S. Wynkoop        Minister

in presence of                                                             Wessel Salisbury        }
Henry Demarest                                                         John Schuman           }  Elders
Luke Merkle                                                               Peter Sax Jnr.              }

                                                                                    Lawe. Merkle              }
                                                                                    Wm. VanBergen         }
                                                                                    Jacob J. Elmendorf     }  Deakons
                                                                                    Michael (x) Plank       }


State of New York

Green County             On the 2nd Day of March 1816 appeared before me Henry O. Demarest whom I know & being Duly sworn says he saw Peter J. Wynkoop Wesses Salisbury John Schumman Peter Sax Jnr. Lawrence Merkle Wm. VanBergen Jacob J. Elmendorf & Michael Plank whom he knows to be the Persons within named & Described severally Duly Execute the within Instrument or Certificate & that he the Deposant & Luke Merkle subscribed their names to the same as Witnesses to the Execution thereof & therefore all on it to be Recorded

                                                                                    Robert Dorlon Master in Chancery

I Certify the foregoing to be a
true Copy of the Original
Exammined therewith

April 19th 1816                                                           Wm VanBergen Clk.


State of New York
Green County             This may certify that Bill Thompson of the Town of Catskill in the County of Green – yeoman as a Black man about twenty Eight years of age Born a slave in the Town of Dover in Dutchess County became a freeman about the Tenth of November 1815 – according to the Laws of this State he the said Bill Thomson having made satisfactory Proof of the facts herein contained given under my hand this 30th Day of April 1816

                                                                                    Garret Abeel first Judge of
I Certify the foregoing to be                                  Green Common Pleas
a true Copy of the Original
Exammined therewith

April 30th 1816                                               Wm. VanBergen, Clk.


State of New York
Green County             This may Certify that Philip Foote of the Town of Catskill in said County yeoman a Black man about twenty seven Years of age Born free in the Town of Blamford Massachusetts is a free man according to the Laws of this State he the said Philip Foote having made satisfactory Proof of the facts herein contained given under my hand this 30th Day of April one thousand Eight hundred & sixteen

                                                                                         Garret Abeel first Judge
I Certify the foregoing to be a true                            of Green Common Pleas
Copy of the Original Exammined
therewith April 30th 1816                                           Wm. VanBergen Clk.


Whereas I the subscriber have heretofore made application to the commissioner of the Land office under water opposite my lands at Collem Hill on the north River for Comertial purposes & whereas this application has been Remonstrated against as a fishing ground by Jacob Gartiksen Joh. Gartchins George Burk & Co. now be it known that I Wm. Schumman Do by these presents promise & agree & bind my self my heirs Executors & administrators & assigns that provided they the said Jacob Gartiksen John Gartchins George Burk & Egbert Schoonmaker all & every one with Draw their opposition & remonstrations from my attaining the grant as aforesaid in that Case they the said Jacob Gartiksen John Gartchins George Burk & Egbert Schoonmaker shall have their Respective Rights as usual secured to them by fishing at the same place without any Molestation from me the said Wm. Schumman my heirs Executors administrators or assigns until such time when Dock or Docks shall be Commenced Building & thereby the fishing become Injured & the fishing ground Destroyed in consequence of the Building—Executed for Commercial purposes

Signed sealed & Delivered in the presence of us

March 13th 1816                                                         Wm. Schumman
Martin G. Schumman
Wessel Salisbury

On the 13th of March 1816 before me Wm. Schumman the signer & sealer of the within Instrument & acknowledged he had Executed the within as his Voluntuntary (sic) act & Deed for the uses & purposes Therein Mentioned Do allow the same to be Recorded

I Certify the foregoing to be a true
Copy of the Original Exammined
therewith June 24th 1816                                            Wm. VanBergen Clk.


To all To whom these presents shall Come Greeting

Know Ye that I Wm.VanBergen Clerk of the County of Green for Divers good Causes & Considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make Ordain Constitute & appoint Joel Bellany in said County my Deputy Clerk for the said County of Green to have & to hold to Exercise & enjoy the said office with the Authorities to the same belonging or any wise appertaining for & During my good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of the said County

This 5th Day of July                                                                Wm. VanBergen Clk.
1816

Recorded July 5th 1816           Wm. VanBergen Clk.


I Do hereby Authorise Asahel Minor my Lawful Attorney in my ??? to transact all Business in my name to give Releases & Discharges either in Law or Equity such now Depending of fully & absolutely as I Can do myself were I present – ratifying & Confirming whatsoever my said Attorney Does in the premises Given under my Hand & seal at Homer County of Courtland This 16th Day of July 1816            Peter Minor

Edward E. Darvis Jnr.


State of New York      on the 26th Day of August 1816 appeared before me Edward E. Darvis Jnr. whom I know who being Duly sworn says he saw Peter Minor whom he Knows to be the Person within Described Duly Execute the within Power of Attorney & that he the Deposant subscribed his name to the same as a Witness to the Due Execution thereof.  I therefore allow it to be Recorded.

I Certify the foregoing to be                          Robert Dorlan Master in Chancery
a true Copy of the Original
Exammined therewith

Augt. 26th 1816                                   Wm VanBergen Clk.


Whereas the President Deriston & Company of the Schoharry Hill Bridge Company in pursuance of the Act entitled an act to amend the Act entitled an Act to incorporate the Schoharry Hill Bridge Company passed the 30th  Day of March 1802 & for Extending the Lennth of the Road therein Mentioned passed March 29th 1815 have caused a Turnpike Road to be Laid out & worked & which Road passes Certain Lands of Wm. Stimpson situate in the Town of Windham in the County of Green & whereas the same President Deriston & Company have Made application to me Luther Carter one of the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for the County aforesaid not interested in the said Road to appoint three appraisers to assess the Damages of the said Wm. Stimpson for the Lands owned by him taken by the said Company for the Road aforesaid & whereas also it satisfactorily appears to me that the President & Deriston aforesaid & the same Wm. Stimpson Disagree with Respect to the Value of the said lands taken by the said Company for the said Road & the Damages Done to the same Wm. by Reason whereof In Pursuance of the Act Entitled and Act ??? to Turnpike Companies passes March 13th 1807 I hereby Nominate & appoint Abel Blackman Darrin Winans & DeAlanson King of Greenville in the County aforesaid who are ??? of the said County & who are not Inhabitants of any of the Towns through which the said Road passes nor are they or Either of them interested in the said Road or in the Lands to be appraised to assess the Damages of the said Wm. Stimpson which he has Sustained in Consequence of the Establishing & working the Road aforesaid through his Lands aforesaid  In Witness whereas I have hereunto set my hand this 21st Day of March 1819     Luther Carter

I Abel Blackman Darrin Winans DeAlanson King Do Solemnly Swear that I will without favor or partiality Estimate & assess the Damages which may be sustained by Wm. Stimpson by Reason of the Schoharry Bridge Company Running their Road through the Lands Improvements or possessions of the said Wm. so help me God.

Sworn before me the 22nd  Day of March                              Abel Blackman
1817                Luther Carter Justice P.                                     Darrin Winans
 

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of                          DeAlanson King
the Original Exammined therewith
April 26th 1817                                                                           Wm. VanBergen Clk.


Whereas we DeAlanson King Abel Blackman & Darrin Winans  are appointed by Luther Carter one of the judges of Green Common Pleas not interested in any Turnpike Road in in this State appraises under the Act entitled an Act Relative to Turnpike companies passed the 13th of November ’07 & also in pursuance of the Act entitled & an Act for the ??? President Deriston Company of the Schoharry Hill Bridge Company passed March the 14th 1817 to appraise & assess the Damages of Wm. Stimpson so far as he should be affected by the making & working the Road through his land by the William VanBergen Company Also the said Delanson King & Abel Blackman & Darrin Winans being ??? of the County of Green & not Inhabitants of any the Towns through which the said Turnpike passes for being taken upon ourselves the Execution of the said trust & being Duly sworn & having satisfactorily proof that the said Wm. was Duly Notified of the time & place of our Meeting Convened on the same premises & being informed by the ??? parties where the same land to accepted by the said Company were ??? to wit Beginning at the East Boundary line of the said Wm. Stimpsons farm from thence Westerly along the foot of a ??? ??? hill where the Road now worked until it strikes the center of a ??? Rock on the North side of said Road & in the Center of which said Rock Stands a old Peach tree thence West to the Remains of a Cow Shed on ??? about five Rods in front of the said Wm’s barn on his ??? ??? the Red Hill ??? at a lane ??? thence easterly along his Corn land on the North Bank of the Red Hill or Creek until A??? the land of the said Wm. Stimpson & in a Direct line with a Certain Rock on the land of Nathaniel Stimpson lying ??? the Edge or North side of the said Red Creek this above Boundary being admittedly the said portion to be the Bound of the Turnpike Road of the said Ab??? Hill Company ??? & Land cut by the ??? of said Company Duly Appointed for the purpose Do appraise & assess the Damages of the said Wm. Stimpson in Consequence of the working Road aforesaid appropriating the lands aforesaid to the use of the Schoharry Hill Bridge Company at Six Cents & Do Certify & Notarise the aforesaid sum of six Cents to be in

full of the Damages of the Wm. Stimpson ???????????????????????????????????????  & after ???????????? & Representation of each party  Witness our hand & seal this 2nd Day of April 1817                                                                              Abel Blackman

Green county on the 24th Day of April 1817 before              DeAlanson King
me Luther Carter one of the Judges of Green Court That     [signature missing]
Came Abel Blackman & Dealanson King &
acknowledged they Executed the within Instrument
for the purposes Herein mentioned   Luther Carter

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy of the Original Examined therewith  April 26th 1817                                                    Wm. VanBergen Clk.


To all to Whom these presents shall come greeting

Know Ye that I Wm. VanBergen Clerk of the County of Green for Divers good Causes & Considerations me thereunto Moving have made ordained Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make ordain Constitute and appoint Robert Dorlon in said County Deputy Clerk for the said County of Green to have & to hold to Exercise & enjoy the said office with the Authorities to the same Belonging or in any wise appertaining for & During my good Will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint

In witness where of I have here unto set my hand & affixed the seal of said County this 10th Day of July 1817

Wm. VanBergen Clk.

Recorded July 10th 1817                     Wm. VanBergen Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

Know Ye the I Wm. Van Bergen Clerk of the County of Green for Divers good Causes & Considerations me there unto Moving have made Ordained Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make Ordain Constitute & appoint Charles C. Abeel in said County my Depute Clerk for the said of County of Green to have & to hold to Exercise & enjoy the said office with the Authorities to the same Belonging in any wise appertaining for & During my good will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the Seal of said County this 18th Day of May 1818

                                                                        Wm. VanBergen Clerk

Recorded May 18th 1818

                                                                        Wm. VanBergen Clk.


I Garret G. Blankin Born in Amsterdam in the Kingdom of Holland from whence I migrated   my age is thirty one Years  my allegiance is to the King of Holland  Residing now in the town of Athens County of Green  & state of New York – in tend to settle in the State of New York Report Made the 27th Day of May 1818  

                                                                        Garret G. Blankman

Recorded the 27th Day6 of May 1818

            By me  Wm. Van Bergen  Clerk of Green County


Know all men by these Presents that whereas Henry Conger of the City of New York is seized in the of Certain Land in the Town of Lexington & County of Green in Lot Number thirty seven in Great Lot No. twenty Consisting of upwards of one thousand Acres Know Know (sic) Ye that the said Henry Conger & Caroline his wife have made Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make Constitute & appoint Otis Miller of the said Town of Lexington County of Green our true & Lawful Attorney for us & in our name to sell & Dispose of the said land absolutely in fee simple for such price or sum of money & to such Person or Persons as he shall thing (sic) fit & Convenient & also for us & in our name & as our act & Deed to sign seal Execute & Deliver such Deeds & Conveyances for the sale & Disposal thereof or any part thereof with such Clauses Covenants & agreements to be therein contained as our said Attorney shall think fit & Expedient hereby Ratifying & Confirming all such Deed Conveyances Bargains & Sales which shall at anytime hereafter be made by our said Attorney Touching or Concerning the Premises   In witness whereof the said Parties have hereunto set their hands & seals this 13th Day of May 1818

Sealed & Delivered                                        Henry Conger
in the Presence of                                           Caroline Conger

James Cambell
Henry Hoppler

Acknowledged before James Campbell Master in Chancery of the City of  New York May 13th 1818

Recorded & Exammined Novr 19th 1818                  Wm. VanBergen Clk.


Know all men by these presents that I Hugh Fraser late of his Majestys Security Eight Regiment & now residing at Mayde Town in the County of Albany & province of New York Have made ordained Authorised Constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make ordain Authorise Constitute & appoint Wm. Cockburn of Kingston in the County of Ulster & province aforesaid my true & Lawful Attorney for me & in my name to grant Bargain & Sell all that Certain tract of land on the west side of Hudson River & County of Albany Beginning in the west Bounds of a tract of land Surveyed for Lieutenant Walter Stewart & Runs from thence South Eighty six Degrees West one hundred & fifty nine Chains Then South one hundred & thirty two Chains & two Rods then North Eighty six Degrees east one hundred & fifty nine Chains & then North one hundred thirty two Chains 7 two Rods to the place of Beginning where this tract Begins Containing two thousand Acres of land & the usual allowances for Highways (which tract of land was granted by his Majestys Letter Patent to me) & also all my Estate  Right Chatle Interest Claim & Demand whatsoever of in & to the said premises & every part & parcel thereof  unto any person or persons their heirs & assigns forever & also for me & in my name place & stead & as my proper act & Deed to Execute Seal & Deliver Such Conveyances & assessances of the said premises unto any person or persons (that he the said William Cockburn may agree with)  His or their heirs or assigns to the only use & behoof  he or they his or their Respective Heirs & assigns forever as shall be needful & Requisite for the Doing thereof as shall be to the good liking & approbation of the said Counsel Learned in the Law of the Persons that may agree for the same Giving & by these presents granting unto my said Attorney full power & absolute Authority to Do Execute & perform any cost or acts thing or things whatsoever that shall be needful & necessary to be Done touching or concerning in anywise the premises or the Conveying or assining  thereof to the person or persons & ones aforesaid in a full & complete Manner to all intents & purposes as the said Hugh Frasier might or Could Do if I were then & there personally present & I Do further Authorise the the (sic) said Wm. Cockburn for me & in my name to Warrant & Defend the said premises against all Manner of Persons whatsoever Claiming ??? Claim the same & also Ratifying allowing & confirming all & whatsoever act & things my said Attorney shall Do or Cause to be Done by Virtue & according to the true intent & Meaning of these presents  In witness whereof the said Hugh Fraser hath hereunto set his hand & seal at New York the 6th Day of June 1774

Sealed & Delivered                                        Hugh Fraser
in the presence of
John Munns
Richard Duncan

And whereas I the said Hugh Fraser formerly made a Power of Attorney to James Barker Esqr of Woodstock to sell the premises aforesaid I Do hereby revoke & Make null & Void the same Power of Attorney & every Matter & thing therein  In Testimony whereof I have set my hand & seal the Day & year last Mentioned

Sealed & Delivered                                        Hugh Fraser
in the presence of
John Munns
Richd Duncan

acknowledged before Jeremiah Lansing Marten in Chancery August 1st 1795

Recorded & Exammined Janr 8th 1819          Wm. VanBergen Clk. 


I Henry Blankman Born in Amsterdam in the Kingdom of Holland from whence I immigrated by age is twenty nine years my Allegience is to the King of Holland Reside now in the Town of Athens in the County of Green & state of New York I intend to settle in the state of New York  Report Made August 21st 1819                     Henry Blankman

Recorded the 21st Day of August 1819 By me

                                                                        Wm. VanBergen Clk.

 


Know all Men by these presents that whereas I Lewis Travis of the Town of Cato County of Cayuga & state of New York an seized in ??? of & in all that Certain Piece of land or Village Lot situate in the Village of Freehold Town of Greenville County of Green & state of New York & now in the possession of Annania Travis  Now Know Ye that I the said Lewis Travis have made constituted & appointed & by these presents Do make Constitute & appoint Abel Blackman of the said Town of Greenville my True & Lawful Attorney for me & in my Name to sell & Dispose Grant & Convey the said Village Lot absolutely in fee simple for such price or Sum & to such Person or persons as he shall thing (sic) fit & convenient & also for me & in my name & as my act & Deed to sign seal Execute & Deliver such Deeds Conveyances bargains & such Clauses Covenants & agreements to be therein Contained as my said Attorney shall think fit & Expedient hereby Ratifying & Confirming all such sales Deeds Conveyances Bargains which shall at any time hereafter be sealed Delivered & Executed by my said Attorney Touching & Concerning the said premises

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 30th Day of September 1819

Lemuel Austen                                                           Lewis Travis

acknowledged before W Ingham Commissioner of Cayuga County October 4th 1819

Recorded & Exammined November 19th 1819

                                                                        Wm VanBergen Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting

Know ye that I Peter C. Adams Esquire Sheriff of the county of Green for Divers Good Causes & Considerations me hereunto moving Have made Ordained & appointed & by these presents Do make Ordain & appoint Henry Adams of Coxackie in said County my Under Sheriff for the said County of Green To have & to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees Perquisites & Authorities to the same belonging or in anywise appertaining unto the said Henry Adams for & During my goodwill & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint  In witness whereof I the said Peter c. Adams have hereunto set my hand & seal this 8th Day of May 1820

                                                            Peter C. Adams Sheriff

acknowledged before Charles C. Abeel one of the Commissioners &c of the county of Green May 9th 1820

I Certify the foregoing to be a True Copy of the Original Exammined therewith May 9th 1820                                                                Wm. VanBergen Clk.


Whereas Stephen Day & other inhabitants of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene Did on the fifth Day of March in the Year one thousand eight hundred & seven form themselves into a religious Society agreeable to & in pursuance commonly Known & Distinguished as the Presbyterian Society agreeable to & in pursuance of the act entitled an act to provide for the incorporation of religious Societies passed the 27th of March 1805 by the name state & Description of Trustees of Christs Church of Catskill And whereas the Trustees of said Society Did on the 30th Day of March 1807 purchase a Lot of land of John A. Thomson admr & Catherine T. Thomson administratrix of &c Thomas Thomson Deceased on which they Caused to be built & Completed a meeting House which with the Lot Costs about four thousand six hundred & eighty nine Dollars & fifty Cents which sum was raised by Subscription by the said Stephen Day & others with an understanding that the said Trustees & their Successors in office should sell the Pews & Seats in said House annually & appropriate the monies arising therefrom to the payment of the principle & Interest of the aforesaid sum & whereas the Trustees Issued Certificates of stock to the said Stephen Day & others Specifying the number of Shares at twenty five Dollars each to which each Subscriber was entitled the whole number Issued being one hundred & eighty seven & one half shares which were made Transferable & whereas the holders of said stock & owners of said Meeting House & Lot or their representatives for the purpose of ???ing the said Meeting House & Lot absolutely in the said Trustees for the use & benefit of said Society & to enable the said Society to establish & Maintain the Worship of God in the said House have Executed the following Instrument of writing under their hands & seals to wit For Value Resolve the Subscribers Do hereby Give Grant alien assign & release unto the Trustees of Christs Church of Catskill & their Successors in office all the right Interest & Claim either in Law or equity by was of stock or otherwise which we respectively own in the Meeting & Lot situate in the Town of Catskill & county of Greene which Lot was formerly owned by Doctor Thomas Thomson now Deceased Dated the 23rd Day of December 1819 witness our hands & seals & whereas the aforesaid Instrument of writing was placed in the hands of Thomas Hale of said Village to be Delivered to the said Trustees when the same had been Duly Executed by all the proprietors of the said House & Lot upon the said Trustees Executing a Declaration of Trust or Trusts showing the object Design & purpose of the Subscribers to the aforesaid Conveyance which are as follows to wit   That the said Trustees & their Successors in office shall sell or have at Public Auction to be held in said House for cash or approved ??? Notes payable in a reasonable time the Pews or Slips & Seats in the said House for such period of time as they or their Successors in office may from time to time Deem expedient & but not Exceeding however the Term of one Year first giving Public Notice in said House by the Minister or by some other Person on the Sabbath next & immediately preceeding such sale & Leasing & the Monies arising from such sale & leasing after Deducting a sufficient sum to pay all taxes (should any be assessed on said House & Lot) & also to Defray the Expenses of all repairs & Insurences which may be made thereon shall be appropriated & applied to the payment & support of the preaching of the Gospel in said House by a Presbyterian Minister & not otherwise who shall be in good & regular standing in the Presbytery to which the said Church shall be United & also in good regular standing in the Presbyterian Church in the United states & whereas all the Persons holding any Certificates of stock or having any Interest or Claim in said House & Lot have Executed the aforesaid Instrument of writing & the same being Delivered to us the Subscribers the present Trustees of Christs Church of Catskill we Do hereby acknowledge that we receive the said Instrument  or release aforesaid for the purpose Design & intent & upon the Trust or Trusts before Specified  Now therefore Know all men by these presents that We Hezekiah Thayre Ezra Hawley Henry McKinstrey Francis Sayre & Orrin Day the present Trustees aforesaid Do hereby for selves & our Successors in office promise & agree faithfully & in all respects to perform fulfill & Execute the Trust or Trusts herein before Specified so far & not otherwise as is required by this Instrument to which we have hereunto affixed our Names & the Seal of the said Society Dated the Thirtieth Day of August one thousand eight hundred & twenty

                                                                        Hezh. Thayre
                                                                        Ezra Hawley
                                                                        Henry McKinstrey
                                                                        Francis Sayre
                                                                        Orrin Day

acknowledged before Charles C. Abeel  one of the Commissioners of Greene County

Sept. 25th 1820

Recorded & Exammined Septr 25th 1820

                                                                        Wm. VanBergen Clk.


By Joseph D. Morrell Esquire Recorder of the City of Hudson in the County of Columbia

Whereas Wilkinson Gardner of the Town of Rensselaerville in the County of Albany a Creditor of Wm. Dillon late of Athens in the County of Greene & State of New York an absconding Debtor to the amount of one hundred Dollars & upwards Did on the fourth day of March 1819 made application to me for Relief against the said Wm. Dillon according to the act for Relief against absent & absconding Debtors & made proof to me as is Required by the said act whereupon I the said Recorder Issued my warrant Described to the Sheriff of the County of Greene Commanding him to attach & safely keep all the Estate real & personal of the said Wm. Dillon in his County with all Books of account Vouchers & papers Relating thereto & the said Recorder Did also immediately thereafter Order Notice to be given in the Public Newspapers printed by the printer of the state & in the Public Newspaper printed at the City of New York Called the Columbian that on an application as aforesaid I have Directed all the Estate of the said Wm. Dillon to be seized & that unless he Returns & Discharges his Debts within Three Months after such Notice the said Estate could be sold for the payment of his Debts & it now appears to me that the said Notice has been Duly published & that more than three Months have Elapsed since such Notice & the said Wm. not having Returned & Satisfied his Creditors nor Presented a Petition as is prescribed in the said act I the said Recorder in pursuance of the Authority given to me by the said act Do hereby Nominate & appoint David Shaw Wm. Tolley & Castle Seely of the Town of Athens county of Greene & State aforesaid Creditors of the said Wm. Dillon the said absconding Debtor with such powers Concerning the Estate Real & personal of the said Wm. Dillon as are given by the said act given under my hand & seal the 7th Day of June 1820

                                                                        Joseph D Morrell

                                                                        Recorder of Hudson


This Indenture Made the 18th Day of March 1820 Between Lucy Baldwin of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene & state of New York of the first part & Justus Squire of the same place of the Second part Witnesseth that for & in Consideration of a Marriage intended by permission of Almighty God Shortly to be Solemnized between the said Justus Squire & the said Lucy Baldwin & for other good Causes & Considerations to wit for the sum of one thousand Dollars good & Lawful Money of the United States to me in hand paid at & before the ??sealing & Delivery of theses presents the Receipt whereof is hereby Confessed & acknowledged have contracted covenanted & agreed To & with the said Justus Squire within one Month from the above Date to Marry the said Justus Squire & it is further agreed between me the said Lucy & the said Justus & it is upon this Express Condition that we Marry each other that is to say I have agreed to Marry the said Justus & should the said Justus Sooner Die than myself & Leave me his Widow it is agreed between us the said Lucy & the said Justus is at his Death or within Ten Days after the Death of the said Justus if not sooner paid by the said Justus the heirs Executors & administrators of the said Justus are to pay me one thousand Dollars good & Lawful of the United States which said one thousand Dollars is to be Considered (when)??? in Lieu of the Dower that by Law would fall to me should this Marriage take effect agreeable as proposed & I be left his widow & the said one Thousand Dollars is agreed to be in full of all & every Demand I may have against the Estate of the said Justus on account of Dower should I marry the said Justus & he Die before me & leave me his Widow as Respectable his Real personal Estate of every Name or Nature whatsoever the same may be further  I the said Lucy Do hereby Certify that the said Justus Squire my intended Husband has this Day agreeable to the above Date Executed & Delivered to me the said Lucy his bond for the sum of two thousand Dollard Conditioned to pay me the said Lucy the said sum of one thousand dollars at his Death or within Ten Days after which I when paid in full of all my Dower to the Estate of the said Justus should he Die & leave me his Widow & I the said Lucy for Divers good Causes & Considerations together with the said Bond hereunto moving hath remised released & forever quit claimed & by These presents Do for my self my heirs Executors administrators remise  release & forever quit Claim unto the said Justus Squire his heirs & assigns forever all the Dower Right of Dower or title to Dower & all other Right & Title Interest & Claim or Demand I may have or Can Claim in right of Dower should I marry the said Justus Squire & he Die & leave me his widow the one thousand Dollars Due on the said bond Executed & I the said Lucy have no Claim or pretend to any such Claim Right or title to any Claim after the Death of the said Justus in point of Dower  The bond Executed should I the said Lucy Marry him & outlive him & I the said Lucy Do further Discharge Discharge (sic) the said Justus Squire from every Claim but the bond & his heirs forever & from all & every kind of Actions of every Name or nature to be hereafter Brought or prosecuted in any Court for the Recovery of Dower as aforesaid in the name of myself or any Person or Persons whatsoever  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Day & year just above written

Sealed & Delivered                                                    Lucy Baldwin

in the presence of Reuben Hosford

acknowledged before Reuben Hosford one of the Commissioners of Greene County March 18th 1820

Recorded & Exammined November 29th 1820          Wm. VanBergen Clk.


To all to whom These presents shall come greeting

Know Ye that I Joel Bellamy Sheriff of the County of Greene in the state of New York R??? Special Confidence in Egbert Bogardus of the same county & at his Special Instance & Request & pursuant to the stature in such case made Have constituted & appointed & by these presents Do constitute & appoint Egbert Bogardus Under Sheriff of the said County of Greene & I Do hereby grant unto him the said Egbert Bogardus full power & Authority as Under Sheriff throughout the same County of Greene to use & Exercise the said office of Under Sheriff of the said county according to the Laws of the state of New York relative to Regulating the office of Under Sheriff aforesaid During my will & pleasure.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 24th Day of February 1825                                                          Joel Bellamy Sheriff

Witness  J. Pinckney

            acknowledged before Charles C. Abeel one of the Commissioners of Greene County February 26th 1825

Recorded February 26th 1825                         Wm. VanBergen Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall Come Greeting---

Know Ye that I Elisha D. Hall Clerk of the County of Greene for Divers good Causes & Considerations thereunto Moving have Made Ordained constituted and Appointed & By these presents Do make Ordain Constitute and Appoint James Pinckney Esqr in said County my Depute Clerk for the said County of Greene to have and to hold to exercise and enjoy the said office with the Authorities to the same Belonging or in any wise appertaining for and During My Good Will and pleasure or until I shall Otherwise Appoint---In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Affixed the Seal of the said County the 15th Day of March 1821---

                                                                        Elisha D. Hall Clk.

Recorded March 15th 1821

Elisha D. Hall Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come or may in any wise Concern The president and members of the Medical Society of the County of Greene State of New York Send Greeting            Whereas David W.D. Houghtaling hath exhibited unto us Satisfactory testimony that he hath studied physic and surgery for the term and in the manner directed by Law and hath also upon examination by our Censors given sufficient proofs of his proficiency in the healing art and of his Moral character  Wherefore by virtue of the powers vested in us by Law we do grant unto the said David the priviledge of practicing physic and surgery in this State together with all the rights & immunities which usually appertain to physicians & surgeons.  In Witness whereof we have granted this Diploma Sealed with our Seal and Testified by our President and Secretary at Coxackie April 28th 1821

Geo. Hazen Secy                                            John Ely Presidt

                                    Recorded July 28, 1821


By John V.D.S. Scott Esquire first Judge of the Court of Common pleas of the county of Greene being of the degree of Counsellor at Law.  Whereas William Beach of the town of Franklin in the County of Delaware a Creditor of James Ecklor late of the town of Durham in the County of Greene an absconding debtor to the amount of One hundred Dollars & upwards did on the Sixteenth day of November 1821 make application to me for Relief against the said James Ecklor according to the Act for Relief against absconding and absent Debtors and made proof to me as is required by the said act whereupon I the said Judge issued by Warrant directing the Sheriff of the said county of Greene commanding him to attach and safely keep all the estate real & personal of the said James Ekler in his County with all books of account vouchers & papers relating thereto and I the said Judge did also immediately thereafter order notice to be given in the public newspaper printed in the City of New York called New York evening post for the Country and the newspapers printed by the printers to the State that on application as aforesaid I had directed all the Estate of the said James Eckler to be seized and that unless he returned and discharged his Debts within three months after such Notice the said Estate would be sold for the payment of his debts; and it now appearing to me that the said Notice has been duly published and that more than three months have elapsed since such Notice and the said James Eckler not having returned and satisfied his debts nor presented a petition as is provided in the said Act I the said John V.D.L. Scott first Judge as aforesaid in pursuance of the authority given to me by the said Act Do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Hale William Seaman and Francis Sayre of the town of Catskill in the county of Greene Trustees for all the Creditors of the said James Eckler the said absconding debtor with such powers concerning the Estate Real & personal of the said James Eckler as are given by the said act.

Given under my hand &U Seal the Eleventh day of March 1822

                                                                        John V.D.S. Scott first Judge of Greene

                                                                                    County Counsellor Law

Recorded at the request of Thomas Hale, William Seaman & Francis Sayre the Trustees above named & appointed by the direction of the first judge above named this 11th day of March 1822                                                    J. Pinckney Dep Clk


State of New York      }          I Certify that on the 15th day of June 1822 John V.D.S. County of Greene        }          Scott who I know to be the person whose signature and Seal is affixed to the within order and appointment being first judge of the Court of Common pleas for the County of Green a Counsellor of the Supreme Court acknowledged before me that he did subscribe and seal the said Order and appointment. I allow it to be recorded                                             J. Pinckney a Commissioner under the Act                                                                                       of 24 March 1818

Mem:  I Certify that the foregoing Order and appointment is Recorded upon the annexed acknowledgement the 15th day of June 1822             J. Pinckney Dep Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting.  Know ye that I Joel Bellamy Sheriff of the County of Greene in the State of New York reposing special confidence in Egbert Bogardus of Catskill in said County Have constituted and appointed and by these presents do Constitute and appoint the said Egbert Bogardus Under Sheriff of the County of Greene; and I do hereby grant unto him the said Egbert Bogardus full power and authority of Under Sheriff throughout the said County to use and exercise the said office of under Sheriff according to Law during my will and pleasure.  In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this third day of January 1823.

                                                                        Joel Bellamy

State of New York      }
Greene County            }          On the 3d day of January 1823 Joel Bellamy above named well known to me acknowledged before me that he executed the above instrument.  I allow it to be recorded                                             J. Pinckney a Commisr

Recorded 3d Jany 1823                                   J. Pinckney Dep Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting:  Know ye that I Elisha D. Hall clerk of the county of Greene for divers good causes and Considerations me thereunto moving Have made ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint James Pinckney in the said County my deputy clerk for the said County of Greene To Have, Hold, exercise and enjoy the said office with the authority to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my good will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said County the 10th day of January 1823---

                                                                        Elisha D. Hall


Know all men by these presents that I Harman Becker of Greeneville in the County of Greene & State of New York Have made ordained constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make ordain constitute and appoint James Rennie Esquire of the town of Cairo in the County and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to ask demand sue for recover and receive of and from all persons whomsoever all debts dues and demands of whatsoever nature now due to me owing or accruing or which may hereafter become due and to give good and sufficient receipts, releases or discharges for the same; and to do all other things in relation to the same which I myself might or could legally do in proper person; and I do hereby invest the said James with as full and ample power as I myself possess in my name and for my use and benefit to do all acts in relation to any and all my business & concerns whether in relation to the Collection or payment of debts or any other matter or thing whatsoever; and I will ratify and Confirm whatsoever my said attorney shall legally act or do in relation to any of my worldly Concerns whatsoever.  Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1821

                                                                        Harman (his HB mark) Becker

In presence of Garret Becker

State of New York      }          Be it remembered that on the 30th day of April 1821,
Greene County            }          appeared before me Perkins King one of the Judges of

the Court of Common pleas for the said County Harman Becker to me known and acknowledged that he executed the within instrument and power of attorney for the purposes therein contained.                           Perkins King

Recorded 23 July 1823

E.D. Hall Clk


Know all men by these presents that I William Edwards of the town of Hunter & County of Greene do hereby appoint Foster Morse of Windham my lawful attorney for me and in my name to grant bargain and sell unto any person or persons he may see fit the right of using the several improvements in Tanning belonging to me, which were secured by Letters patent Originally granted to me; and for me and in my name to sign the Conveyances for the same.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of June 1824.                   William Edwards

Witness

David Ingersoll

Acknowledged before Alvin Bushnell a commissr.
for the County of Greene, and Recorded the 14th
day of June 1824 at 5 oclk P.M.

                                                                        E.D. Hall clk


Greene County            We Jonathan Rowe Benjamin Peck and Stephen Root having been appointed by William Tolley Esq one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for said County as appraisers to estimate and assess the damages that shall accrue to the several persons owning land through which the Hunter turnpike company have laid their Road Beginning near Palen tannery in the town of Catskill running Ten Miles west near Edwards tannery in the town of Hunter; We the said Benjamin Peck and Stephen Root having been duly qualified did on the 8th day of June 1824 proceed and View the following premises and do appraise the damages as follows Viz:  John H. More land in the Cauterskill Clove about half a mile distance Six Cents—James Tedmans farm on the top of the mountain distance of about eighty rods, Twenty dollars—the farm of Leonard Holcomb Six Cents—a lot called the Livingston lot in possession of Robert Root Six Cents—and on the 19th day of June 1824 we the said Peck and Root duly qualified as aforesaid did proceed to view and assess the damages on the following lots of land Viz: two lots owned by William WynKoop the two lots Six Cents—the said turnpike run principally on the old road which has been released by the town of Hunter to said Company  Witness out hands & Seals at Catskill this 19th day of June 1824

                                                                        Stephen Root
In presence of                                               Benjm. Peck
Benj. P. Burhans

Greene }          On the 23d July 1824 Benjamin P. Burhans the Subscribing Witness to the above instrument in writing being by me duly Sword did depose that he Knows Stephen Root & Benjamin Peck and that he saw them Execute the said instrument as their free act & deed.  I allow it to be recorded.          J. Pinckney a Commissr. ??? Greene County

Recorded 23 July 1824 at 11 O’clk A.M.      E.D. Hall Clk


Know all men by these presents that whereas John  Renne late of the town of Cairo deceased by his last will & testament did give & bequeath unto me Peter Renne of Dalton in the State of Massachusetts a legacy of Fifty Dollars and also a Share with his other Children in the property that Should be left after paying the Legacies and settling the estate of said John Renne deceased to be paid unto me of which said Will, Stephen Renne, Thomas Elliston and Daniel Sayre as Joint Executors, as in the said will, may appear.  Now know Ye, that I the said Peter Renne, have made, ordained-Constituted & appointed James Cooper of Cairo my true & Lawful attorney for me, and in my name, and for my use & benefit, to ask, demand & receive, of and from the said Executors of aforesaid, the Legacy bequeathed unto me the said Peter Renne by the said John Renne in his will as aforesaid.  And upon receipt thereof by, or payment thereof to, my said attorney a general release a discharge for the same to make Execute & deliver; hereby Ratifying, Confirming, & allowing whatsoever my said Attorney may Lawfully do in the premises.  In Witness whereof I have set my hand & Seal this 19th day of October 1824

                                                                        Peter Renne

Signed Sealed & Delivered
in the presence of
Daniel Sayre 

State of New York
Greene County            On the 19th day of October 1824 Came before me Daniel Sayre to me Known who being duly sworn says that he is acquainted with the within named Peter Renne, & saw him execute the within Power of Attorney for the uses & purposes therein mentioned—And that he at the same time signed his name thereunto as a witness—

                                                                        Horace Austin

                                                                        Commissioner of Greene County

Recorded Novr 27, 1824
at 4 o’clk P. M.

E.D. Hall-Clerk


 

Know all men by these presents that I Esther Miller of the City of New York have Constituted, made & appointed and by these presents do Constitute, make & appoint my trusty & loving Wilkes Hyde of Catskill in the County of Greene, Merchant my true & Lawful attorney for me & in my name & stead & to my use to ask, demand, sue for, buy, recover & receive all sum & sums of money, debts, rents, goods, wares, dues, accounts & other demands whatsoever, which are or shall be due, owing or payable and belonging to me, or detained from me in any manner of ways or means whatsoever by any person or persons at Catskill aforesaid, And more especially to sell & dispose of at his discretion, and for such price or consideration as he shall deem proper, a certain house belonging to me situate in the village of Catskill aforesaid upon leased ground and to assign & transfer the lease for the same to any person or persons whatsoever or to let the said premises upon such Terms, and to such person or persons as he shall deem good tenants for the same and collect & receive the rents arising therefrom or any part thereof---Giving and granting unto my said attorney by these presents my full & whole power, strength & authority in & about the premises, to have, sue & take all lawful ways & means in my name for the recovery thereof and upon the receipt of any such debts dues or sums of money aforesaid requittances or other sufficient discharges for me and in my name to make seal & deliver—And Generally all and every other act & acts, thing & things, device & devices in the law whatsoever needful & necessary to be done in & about the premises for me and in my name to do, Execute & perform as largely & amply to all intents & purposes as I might or could do if I was personally present or as the matter required more Special authority than is herein given, and attorney one, or more under him to make & constitute & again at pleasure to revoke ratify & allowing & holding for firm & effectual all & whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do in the premises by virtue hereof---

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the ___ day of August in the thirty Eighth Year of the Independence of the United States of America and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & thirteen---

Sealed & Delivered
in the presence of                                           Esther Miller
R. Hill

            New York       On the Eleventh day of March 1825 Richard Hill whose identity was at the same time duly proven by the oath of Thomas Mason who’s Known to me) being duly sworn did depose & say that in his presence Esther Miller Known to him to be the person described in the foregoing instrument did duly Execute & acknowledge the same as & for her deed & the deposed became thereto a subscribing witness.  Let it be Recorded--                                                            FranTillow

                                                                        Commissr. N. York

The authority of F.R. Tillow

being duly certified-the foregoing

instrument is recorded this 21st

day of March 1825 at 10 o’clock A.M.

                        E.D. Hall Clk.


Know all men by these presents the we George Carman & Joseph Carman of the town of Greenville are held & firmly bound unto Abraham Van Etten & John Van Etten of Cairo in the sum of five hundred Dollars lawful money to be paid to the said Abraham & John or to their certain attorney to which payment well and truly to be paid  I bind myself my heirs, Executors & administrators firmly by these presents Dated Jany 24th 1823 ____ .. _____ .. _____ .. _____ .. _____ .. _____ .. _____ .. _____  The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden George Carman his Executors & administrators shall do in & by all things well and truly stand to obey abide by & keep the award, order, arbitrament final end & determination of James Pinckney, Reuben Brundydg, & Charles C. Abeel arbitrators, indifferently chosen by the said Abraham, John & George to arbitrate, award, order, Judge & determine of and concerning a certain deed executed by the said Abraham & John to the said George, and of concerning all manner of Promises, accounts, sums of Money & all controversies of whatsoever name or nature at anytime heretofore had made done or depending by or between them the said Abraham, John & George so as the award of them the said James Pinckney Reuben Brundydg & Charles C. Abeel or any two of them be made in writing under their hands & seals, ready to be made & delivered to them the aforesaid parties on or before the Last day of February Next then This obligation to be Void.  Else to Remain in full force and virtue—

Sealed & Delivered                                                    George Carman
in presence of                                                             Joseph Carman
Chas. C. Abeel

                        Greene            On the 2d day of May 1825 Charles C. Abeel the subscribing witness to the within instrument being duly sworn says that he Knows Joseph Carman & George Carman & Knows them to be the persons who Executed the within instrument & saw them sign seal & deliver the within instrument.  I allow it to be Recorded.

                                                                                    J. Pinckney, a Commissr for Greene                                                                                                 County

Recorded May 2d 1825 at Noon

E.D. Hall, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come, we Reuben Brundydg, Charles C. Abeel & James Pinckney Send Greeting  Whereas divers disputes & Controversies have arisen between George Carman & John Van Etten & Abraham Van Etten touching a deficiency of Land Contained in a deed from said John & Abraham & the expenses of such commenced on the Covenants in said deed—And whereas for putting an End to the said disputes & controversies the said George Carman and Joseph Carman and the said John Van Etten by their several bonds, dated Jany 24, 1823, are reciprocally bound Each to the other in the final sum of Five hundred dollars to abide perform & keep the award, order final End & determination of us the said Reuben Brundydg, Chas. C. Abeel & James Pinckney arbitrators, indifferently chosen between the said parties to arbitrate award & put a final end to all & singular the controversies disputes & differences mentioned in & submitted to us in the said Bond of arbitration, so as the award should be made in writing under the hands & seals of the said Arbitrators ready to be delivered to the parties on or before the last day of February next.  Now Know Ye that we the said Arbitrators, whose names are subscribed hereto & Seals affixed, taking upon us the burthen of the said Award, and having fully examined & considered the proofs & allegations of both parties, Do for the Settling amity between them make & publish this our award as follows—

First, we Order that all actions, suits & disputes, cease between them either at law or Equity for any cause whatsoever up to this day & that the said John Van Etten & Abraham Van Etten pay to the said George Carman the sum of Two hundred & twenty Dollars & fifty Cents as follows, To wit, the said John Van Etten to pay ninety three dollars & seventy five cents & the said Abraham Van Etten to pay One hundred twenty Six dollars & seventy five cents of the said Sum, to be paid in Twenty Days—And we further award that the said John Van Etten & Abraham Van Etten pay the Costs & Expenses of this Arbitration, Equally between them—And lastly we award & order that full receipts shall be Executed between all the said parties of all disputes, controversies, accounts, covenants & demands whatsoever upon the payment of the sums of money above awarded—In Witness Whereof we have hereto set our hands & seals this 31st day of January 1823.                                               Reuben Brundydg

                                                                        J. Pinckney
                                                                       Chas. C. Abeel

Recorded May 2d, 1825 at Noon

E.D. Hall Clk.


State of New York
Greene County                        I certify that on the 2d May 1824 personally appeared before me James Pinckney & Charles C. Abeel, both personally known to me who acknowledged that they executed the within instrument And William VanBergen (to me known) being duly sworn depose that he knows Reuben Brundydg and that he is satisfied that the signature of “Reuben Brundydg” is in the proper hand writing of the said Reuben Brundydg & that he did believe the same to be executed by him----

                                                            John V.D.S. Scott first Judge

                                                                        Greene County Courts

Recorded May 2, 1825 at noon

E.D. Hall, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come, I send Greeting—

Know ye that I Sidney Tuttle Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made ordained, authorized nominated and appointed And by these presents do make, ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint Chester Hull Jr. of the town of Lexington, in the Said County my under Sheriff, for the Said County of Greene.  To Have and to hold the Said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites, & authorities to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the Said Chester Hull Jr. for or during my will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I the Said Sidney Tuttle have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & twenty six, and the fiftieth Year of the Indepence (sic) of the United States

                                                                        Sidney Tuttle

State of New York      }          I certify that on the 25th day of January 1826
Greene                          }          Charles C. Abeel who I know came before me & being Sworn said that the (sic) Knows Sidney Tuttle who Executed the within writing or appointment & that the Signature of Said Sydney Tuttle is in his proper hand writing as this deponent truly believes.  I allow it to be Recorded.

                                                                        J. Pinckney a Commissr. for Greene Co.

Recorded Jany 25, 1826 at noon

Chas. C. Abeel, Clk


To all to whom these presents shall come I send greeting—Know ye that I Sidney Tuttle Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained authorized nominated & appointed and by these presents Do make ordain authorize nominate and appoint Ard Osborn of the town of Windham in the said County my deputy sheriff for the said County of Greene.  To have and To hold the said office above mentioned with the fees perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Ard Osborn for and during my will & pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.  In Witness whereof I the said Sidney Tuttle have hereunto set my hand and Seal this fifth day of January in the year of our lord 1826, and of our Independence the fiftieth.

                                                                        Sidney Tuttle

Greene            I Certify that on the 2d of February 1826 Sidney Tuttle who I know to be the person who executed the within instrument in writing came before me and Acknowledged that he Executed the same instrument freely for the use and purpose therein mentioned.  I allow it to be Recorded.

                                                                        J. Pinckney a Commissr. for Greene

Recorded Feby 2d 1826

C.C. Abeel clk


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting---Know ye that I Sidney Tuttle Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers Good causes and Considerations me hereunto moveing have mad ordained Authorized nominated And Appointed and by these presents Do make ordain authorize nominate and Appoint Dennis Stocking of the Town of Catskill in the Said County my Jailer for the Said County of Greene  To Have, and to Hold the Said office above mentioned with the fees perquisites, and Authorities to the Same belonging or In any wise Appertaining unto the Said Dennis Stocking for and during my will and pleasure or Untill I Shall otherwise Appoint   In Witness Whereof I the Said Sidney Tuttle have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal This Twenty Fifth Day of April In the year of Our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six

                                                                        Sidney Tuttle

(A True copy of the Original)

Recorded April 27th 1826

Chas. C. Abeel Clerk


State of New York      }
Greene County
           }          I certify that on the 2d ma      [This document is incomplete for this transcription]                              


Whereas Harman Becker deceased late of the Town of Greenville in the County of Greene by his last Will and Testament bequeathed all his Personal Estate to Nancy Eckerson Wife of William Eckerson of the Town of Duanesburgh in the County of Schenectady and Nicholes Becker of the Town of Cobleskill in the County of Schoharie; and whereas James Renne of the Town of Cairo in the County of Greene is appointed the sole Executor of the Said Last Will and Testament—and in whose hand and Possession the Personal Estate of the Said Deceased now is       Now Know Ye That we William Eckerson and Nancy his Wife have made Ordained Constituted and appointed John Becker of the Town of Cobleskill in the County of Schoharie Our True and Lawful Attorney in Our Names and for the Purpose Use and benefit of the Said John Becker and his Heirs and Assigns to ask demand Sue for and Receive of and from the Said James Renne The full and Equal one Half of the Personal Estate Given and bequeathed Unto the Said Nancy Eckerson by the Said Last Will and Testament of the Said Harman Becker Deceased as aforesaid—And upon the Receipt thereof by or Payment Thereof to our Said Attorney a General Release or Discharge for the Same to make Execute and Deliver in his or Our names hereby Ratifying Confirming and allowing whatsoever Our Said Attorney shall Lawfully do in the Premises    In Witness whereof We the Said William Eckerson and Nancy his Wife have hereunto set our Hands and Seals this Seventh day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty five

Sealed and Delivered                                                             William Eckerson
In Presence of                                                                          Nancy Eckerson
     Attest
James B. Owen 

                                    State of New York  I Certify That on the Seventh Day of  November 1825 Personally Appeared before me John Titus one of the Judges of the Court Common Pleas for the County of Schenectady William Eckerson and Nancy his Wife of the Town of Duanesburgh in Said County and Generally Acknowledged that they Executed the aforesaid Power of of Attorney for the Uses and Purposes above mentioned—

The Authority of John Titus being Duly certified by the Clerk of Schenectady County the foregoing Power of Attorney is Recorded this 26th Day of April 1826                                                                John Titus

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


To all men to whom these Presents Shall Come Greetings

            Whereas Isaac Tomlinson, late of New Haven in the County of New Haven and State of Connecticut on the 12th Day of February 1824 by Deed of that Date did Sell and Convey to George J. Tomlinson and Charles S. Tomlinson both of Said New Haven and to their Heirs and assigns forever and to the Survivor and his Heirs all the Land he the Said Isaac Then owned Situate in the Town of Windham Lexington and Hunter in the County of Greene and State of New York being Part of the Hardenburgh Patent, and Part of the Lands conveyed to the Said Isaac by Deed from William Fowler and Wife, Seth Turner and Wife, Jabez Bacon and wife and Stephen Day and Wife as by the Said Deed from the Said Isaac to the Said George J. and Chas. S., Dated Said 12 Day of February 1824 and Recorded in the Clerks office of the County of Greene in Book G of Deeds on Page 145 will more fully appear, Now Therefore Know Ye That I the Said Chas. S. Tomlinson Do by these Presents Constitute authorize and Appoint the Said George J. Tomlinson my True and Lawful Attorney to Sell and Convey all or any Part of Said Lands now Standing and being in the Names of the Said George J. and myself for Such Price or Prices Sum or Sums or money and to Such Person or Persons as he Shall Think fit and for me and in my name to Seal Execute and deliver Such Deeds, Conveyances, Bargains and Sales for the absolute Sale and Disposal thereof or of any Part thereof with Such Clauses Covenants Provisions and and (sic) agreements therein  to be Contained as he Shall Think Proper or Expedient  Hereby Ratifying and confirming all Such Deeds, Bargains, Sales and other Conveyances which Shall at any time hereafter be made, Dated Executed or Delivered by him touching or Concerning the Premises   In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal at the City of New Haven this 2nd Day of May 1826                                                                                   Chas. S. Tomlinson

In Presence of
Sewell Mower

B. W. Bakewell                     

State of Cont.  Be it Remembered That on this Ninth Day of May 1826 before me William Bristol one of the Judges   of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut Came Charles S. Tomlinson to me Personally known being the Same Person who has Executed the foregoing Power of  Attorney and Acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be his free Act and Deed             Wm. Bristol a Judge of the Sup. Court State of Cont

Recorded May 30th 1826 at 5 oClock P.M.  

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk 


Whereas it is proposed to purchase a piece of Ground as a place of Burial in a convenient situation to accommodate the inhabitants of the Village of Coxsackie and the Landing and those in the Vicinity—and a suitable place has been found for that purpose in a Lot belonging to Simeon Fitch lying on the south west side of the road leading from the Village of Coxsackie to the lower Landing and adjoining the Lot occupied by Isaac Delamater on the south east namely two chains in width, Beginning at the southwest corner of the said lot of Simeon Fitch and running along the land of John L. Bronk northerly two chains, and extending width of two chains to the east unto the said Road, containing one acre and quarter—And it being proposed to purchase the said piece of Ground, and to raise the sum of about three Hundred dollars for the purchase of the Ground, and for clearing , leveling, fencing, seeding and laying out the same—We the subscribers desirous of effectuating the said the Said object do promise to pay within Sixty days from the date of this subscription, unto Epenitus Reed, Dorrance Kirtland and Abraham Van Dyck, who are hereby constituted a Committee for that purpose, the sum of five dollars for every share by us respectively subscribed hereto—And after this subscription shall be filled up a meeting of the subscribers shall be called by the said committee, which meeting shall then by vote, appoint a committee to take a deed of the said piece of Ground to some Body corporate to the use of the subscribers, in proportion to the amount subscribed by each and to prepare said fence the same—Also to lay out upon the same one hundred lots of thirty feet in length and nine feet wide, according to the plan hereunto annexed, and to expose the same to sale at public auction and give certificates of sale to the purchasers—The money paid by any subscriber who shall purchase a lot shall be considered as so much paid toward the purchase thereof—And the Ground remaining unsold shall belong to the subscribers in proportion to the shares owned by them respectively; and Shall be at their disposal in such manner as they may direct by resolution when in meeting assemblies—or at the disposal of a committee to be appointed at such meeting—And at all meetings assembled on due notice, every subscriber shall have as many votes as he has shares, and a majority of this vote shall govern--   March 28th 1826

SUBSCRIBERS NAMES

NUMBER OF SHARES

Dorrance Kirtland

Three shares

Abraham Van Dyck

Three shares (paid)

Simeon Fitch

Three shares

Morris Paterson

Two shares, Received by D. Kirtland $10.00

Nicholas J. Lampman

Two shares

Talmadge Farchild

One share

Didymus Shepherd

 Do    do

James Carll

 Do    do

Richard Shepman

 Do    do        Paid $5.00

Wm. (or Mrs.) Besac

 Do    do        Recd. D. Kirtland         $5.00

William Chapman

Two Shares   Recd. by D. Kirtland  $10.00

Phillip Conine Junr.

Four   do        Recd. by       do          $20.00

Gilbert R. Livingston

Two   do

Seberry Fish

One    do

Walton S. Stoutenburgh

One    do        Recd. by D. Kirtland   $5.00

Ralph Barker

Three  do       Recd. by E. Reed       $15.00

Nathaniel Godfrey

One    do        

Alansin Wordin

One    do        Recd. by E. Reed         $5.00

George Beatty

 Do     do        Recd. by E. Reed         $5.00

Silas Wood

 Do     do        Recd. by     do              $5.00

Joseph Godfrey

 Do     do        Recd. by     do              $5.00

P. Stephenson

 Do     do        Recd. by     do              $5.00

Moses H. Powell

 Do     do        Recd. by     do              $5.00

William Judson

Two    do        Recd. by     do              $5.00

William Van Vote

Five dollars

Jno. Ely

Three shares    Recd. by E. Reed        $15.00

George Mandaville

One     do         Recd. by      do             $5.00

John Helton

 Do      do         Recd. by      do             $5.00

Walter (blank)

 Do      do         Recd. by      do             $5.00

Thomas Halsted

 Do      do         Recd. by      do             $5.00

Olney F. Wright

Two     do         Recd. by      do           $10.00

Samuel King

One      do         Recd. by      do            $5.00

Samuel Goodrich

One Share

Abner Wakely

One      do         Recd. by E. Reed        $5.00

William Kingston

One      do         Recd. by      do            $5.00

George Reed

One      do         Recd. by      do            $5.00

Russell Judson

One      do         Recd. by      do            $5.00

M. Hubbell

One Share         Recd. by E. Reed

Peter Hubbell

One     do          Recd. by       do

Henry Smith

One     do          (very faint)

Charles Bartlett

One     do          Recd. by E. Reed        $5.00

John Bartlett

One     do          Recd. by        do    on book

Silas Dean

One     do          Recd. by        do

David French

Two    do          Recd. by        do

Daniel Benjamin by order

One     do          Recd. by        do

Isaac Smith

One     do          Paid

Jeremiah Gay

One     do          Recd. by E. Reed

Edward Will

Two     do             “     “          do

James Titcomb

One     do              “     “          do

Widow F. Butler & Lois Reed

One     do              “     “          do

Epenetus Reed

Three   do              “     “          “

Thomas W. Gay

One      do          Recd. by D. Kirtland  $5.00

Elnathan H. Taylor

One      do

John L. Bronk

Two      do

Jacob E. Bogardus

One      do

Martin Herrick

One      do           Recd. by E. Reed

David Sharp

One      do           (paid) to A. Van Dyck

 


To All to whom these Present Shall Come, I Send Greeting

            Know Ye that I Sidney Tuttle Sheriff of the County of Greene, for divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto Moveing have made Ordained Authorised Nominated and Appointed and by these presents Do make ordain authorize Nominate and Appoint Nathan G. Elliott of the Town of Catskill in Said County a Deputy Sheriff for the Said County of Greene To Have and To Hold the Said office above mentioned with the fees Perquisites and Authorities to the Same belonging or in any wise Appertaining Unto the Said Nathan G. Elliott for and during my Will and Pleasure, In Witness whereof I the Said Sidney Tuttle have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this Twenty Second Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Seven and the Fifty Second Year of Our Independence of the United States

Recorded March 27th 1828                                         Sidney Tuttle Sheriff

at 6 oClock P.M.  Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


At a meeting of Sundry Inhabitants of the Town of Windham held at the House of Sidney Tuttle on Tuesday the Eleventh Day of March Inst. for the purpose of Establishing a Public Library in Said Town the Required Number of Persons having Signified in Writing their desire to Associate themselves Together for that purpose and the amount Specified by the Statute, in Such Case made and Provided being Subscribed, The following Resolutions were Passed—

                        Upon Counting the Ballots for Chairman

                        Foster Morse was Declared as being duly Elected

Resolved        That the Names and Styles of the Said Corporation be “the Windham Library”

Voted              That we have five Trustees to Take Charge of the monies of the Association and to Transact all Affairs Relative to the Same

Voted              That William Tuttle, Foster Morse, Stephen Steel, Curtis Prout, and Robert M. Turney be the Said Trustees

Voted              That there be a Committee of Three Person appointed for the Purpose of  Drafting a Constitution and forming Bye Laws for Said Society

Voted              That Levi H. Alden, William Tuttle and Lyman Morse be Said Committee

Voted              That this meeting be adjourned until Wednesday the 26th Inst. at 3 oClock P.M. to the House of  Jehial Tuttle

                                    Windham March 11th 1828                Foster Morse 

I Foster Morse Chairman of the Within Mentioned Meeting Do hereby Certify that the proceedings of Said meeting as within Written Set forth & Signed by me as Chairman of Said meeting are in all Respects Correct and True as Witness my Hand April 3rd 1828

                                                                                                Foster Morse

 State of New York
Greene County                        Be it Remembered that on the 3rd Day of April 1828 Personally Appeared before me William Tolley One of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the Said County of Greene, Foster Morse to me well known to be the Same Person named & Described in the above Certificate as Chairman of the within mentioned meeting & who acknowledged that he Signed Sealed & Delivered the Same for the Uses & Purposes therein mentioned & also acknowledged that he Signed the Proceeding of the within mentioned meeting as Chairman of Said meeting as his Voluntary act and Deed & having Examined the Same & finding therein no material Interlineations or Erasures Do Allow the Same to be Recorded                                                                                   Wm. Tolley

Recorded April 3rd 1828 at 9 oClock A.M.

                        Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk 


This is to certify that the People residing in the North Settlement in the Town of Windham County of Greene & State of New York have associated Themselves together for the purpose of forming a social and public Library In that place and in order to comply with the law in such case made and Provided and carry the same into effect have procured twenty subscribers Or more and the Amount of Money subscribed amounts to one hundred Dollars or more and on the 13th day in 1828 two thirds or more of the Subscribers met at a place previously agreed on by the Subscribers and prceded (sic) to choose by ballot a Chairman, and Merit Osborn was unanimously Elected, then Voted their we (sic) seven trustees, and Silas Lewis Jnr., John Hitchcock, Arad Lewis, Merit Osborn, Abel Blakeslee, Alvah Munson and Whiting Rice were elected Trustees for the ensuing year than Voted That said Library be styled and known by the name of the North Settlement Union Library.  Given under my hand and seal at Windham this 20th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty eight

In the presence of Abraham Cargil                            Merit Osborn, Chm.

State of New York
Greene County            Before me Munson Buel a Judge of the County Court of the aforesaid County personally came Abraham Cargill To me known and on his Oath did say he was personally acquainted with the Within named Merrit Osborn and that he saw him set his hand and Seal to the within Instrument which to me is satisfactory evidence that The said Morrit Osborn did execute the same as aforesaid and I do Therefore allow the same to be recorded

May 27 1828                                                               Munson Buel Judge &c

Recorded May 27th 1828 at 4 of Clock P.M.

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Greene County            This is to certify that thirty two Subscribers residing in the town of Windham have manifested their desire to associate themselves together be subscribing under their hands one hundred Dollars for the purpose of erecting a public library in said town and on the Second Tuesday of May Inst. twenty nine of Said Subscribers assembled at a place previously agreed upon by the Subscribers and proceeded to elect a chairman agreeable to the Statute for Such Cases made and provided it was then unanimously resolved that the Style of Said library should be the Franklin library of Windham the Subscribers then proceeded to elect by plurality of voices five Trustees to Serve the year ensuing to Wit Abijah Stone, Orrin Robinson, Harvey Camp, Richard Thorn, Michael M. Bourjean             Given under my hand an Seal at Windham this thirteenth day of May in year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight

Signed and Sealed                                                      Fowler Newton, Chairman

in presence of Orrin Robinson

Greene County            I Certify that on the 6th day of June 1828 Orrin Robinson who I know being duly Sworn by me the Subscriber did depose & say that he is acquainted with Fowler Newton and that he saw him execute the within certificate  I allow it to be recorded                                                                     J. Pinckney, Commissr. &c

Recorded June 6th 1828

at 8 O.Clock A.M.

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Know all men by these Presents that at a meeting of the Baptist Church in Durham at their place of Worship, Pursuant to appointment made in all Respects according to Law with Their Pastor in the Chair and Russel Harvey Scribe

First                 Resolved that this Church be Organized as a Society known in Law

Second            Resolved That Russel Harvey be Our Scribe

Third               Resolved That Obed Harvey, Ebenezer, Knapp & Israel Minor be our Trustees

Fourth             Resolved That the Annual meeting be Held on the Saturday Previous to the Third   Sabath (sic) in May   Herman Harvey  Moderator

                                                                        Signed             Russel Harvey    Scribe

Greene County

State of New York      be it Remembered that on the 11th Day of August 1828 before me Edward Daley One of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for Green County Personally appeared Herman Harvey & Russel Harvey both to me known who Acknowledged that they had Executed the within Instrument for the uses and Purposes therein mentioned      I Do allow the Same to be Recorded              Edwd. Daly

Recorded August 15th 1828 at 12 oClock at Noon

                                                Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Know all men by these Presents That Herman F. West and Ard A. Stevens of Richmond County of Oswego and State of New York havinging (sic) obtained Letters Patent from the United States for an Improvement in a Machine for forming Hat Bodies bearing date the Twenty Ninth Day of October, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Eight;  In Consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred and fifty Dollars to me in Hand Paid by Leonard Kinsley of Catskill County of Greene and State of New York before the Signing of this Instrument, The Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged, Do hereby Sell and Convey Unto the Said Leonard Kinsley his Heirs Executors administrators and Assigns all Our Right Title Claim and Interest of the Said Patent Right In and for the County of Greene in the State of New York During the Remainder of the Term of fourteen Years from the Date of the Said Patent To make Use and Vend to Others to be Used within the Said County of Greene in the State of New York

                        Given Under My Hand and Seal this 12th Day of May in the Year of Our                           Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine

County of Greene       On this 12th Day of May 1829 the above named John Barker Personally appeared before me and Acknowledged the above Instrument by him Signed and Sealed to be his free act and Deed as the Lawfull Attorney of Henry F. West

                                                                        Lewis Benton one of the Commissioners &c in and for Greene County

Recorded May 12th 1829 at 2 oClock P.M.

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


To All to whom these presents shall come I send Greeting

Know ye that I Platt Adams Esquire Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made Ordained, authorized, nominated and appointed and By these presents do make ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint Chester Hull Junr. of the town of Catskill In the said County my under Sheriff for the said County of Greene—To Have and To Hold the said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites, and authorities To the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Chester Hull Junr. for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint  In Witness Whereof I the said Platt Adams have hereunto set my hand and Seal this second day of January in the Year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twenty Nine

Sealed & Delivered                                                    Platt Adams   

In Presence of

G. Van Bergen

Greene County to Wit.           On the 8th day of January 1830, Platt Adams who I know as the Sheriff of the County of Greene Acknowledged before me the Subscriber that the Executed the Within Instrument in Writing for the uses and purposes therein mentioned let it Be recorded                                                 J. Pinckney a Commissr. &c

Recorded Jany 1st 1830

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Know all men by these Presents That I Reuben McCollam of Middlefield am Seized infee of and in all the following Lots of Land to wit, The Farm and Premises on Which now Reside Situate in the Town of Middlefield Containing by Estimation about One Hundred Acres, bounded East by the Lands of Thomas? Campbell North by Gustavius White on the Turnpike Road West by a Highway and South by Lands of Mr. Peare, Also the Three following Lots of Land lying and being in the Town of Cherrey Valley being Lots Number 85 and those parts of Lots Number 87 & 88 heretofore Leased by me to Honan Anderson and now in his Occupancey Said Lots lying in the Subdivision of a Patent Granted to John Lindsley & others and being the Same Lots formerly owned and Occupied by David Anderson and the House Lot & Premises formerly owned by James McCollam in the Town of Milford and now occupied by Abel Babcock render me as my Tenant and a Certain Other Lot of Land Situate in Milford aforesaid and Sold to me by John H. Hudson and being a Lot of about Eighty Seven Acres and Situate on the West Bank of the Susquehanna River and Occupied by T. D. Alexander Under me as my Tenant and an Other Lot Situate in the Village of Athens being a Lot by me bought of Samuel Wiswell and bought as & for a Building Lot Now Know Ye That I the Said Reuben McCollam have Constituted and Appointed and by these Presents Do make Constitute and Appoint my Wife Sally McCollam of Middlefield my True and Lawful Attorney and Each of them my True and Lawful Attornies for me and in my name Jointly or Severally to Lease, let, Sell or Devise the Said lands and Every Part thereof to Such Person or Persons and for Such Term or Numbers of Years and for Such Rents as they or Either of them Shall see fit, or Otherwise to Sell and Dispose thereof and to Grant and Convey the Same and Every Part thereof in fee Simple for Such Price or Sum of money and at Such Day of Payment, and to Such person or Persons as they or Either of them Shall think fit and Proper and also for me and in my name and as by Act and Deed to Sign Seal Execute and Deliver Such Deeds Conveyances bargains and Sales for the Absolute Sale and Disposal thereof or of any Part thereof with Such Clauses Covenants & Agreements to be therein Contained as my Said Attorney or Either of them Shall think fit and Expedient Hereby Ratifying and Confirming all and Singular Such Leas Deed or Deeds Conveyance or Conveyances bargains or Sales which Shall at any time hereafter be Sealed Delivered & Executed by my Said Attorney or Either of them Touching or Concerning the Premises &c, And I Do hereby further Authorise them the Said Sally & Aretus and Each and Either of them as my Attornies and fully Empower them and Each of them to Settle with all and any Person with whom I have any manner of Account and against whom I have any manner of Claim and with all Persons having any manner of Claim or Demand against me and to Pay any Debts due by me by the Assignment of any Property Chases in Action bond or Other writing and Receipts in my name to Give and Take and Generally to do and Transact all Manner of business for me and in my Name of what Ever Names? or Nature or kind as fully and as amply as I myself might or could do in my own Proper Person were I Present at the doing thereof and I authorize my Said Attornies and Each of them to Demand and Sue for any and all Debts due me and Attornies One or more to appoint & Imploy for that Purpose Hereby Rattifying and Confirming what my Said Attornies or Either of them May or Shall do in the Premises

            In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this 17th Day of January in the Year of Our Lord one Thoughsand (sic) Eight Hundred and Twenty five

                                                                                    R. McCollam

State of New York      On the 29th day of January 1825

Otsego County            Personally appeared before me Samuel Starkwether to me known

who being Duly Sworn Saith that he Saw Reuben McCullam Execute the within Power of Attorney and knows him to be the Person therein Discribed and heard him acknowledge the Same as his Voluntary Act and Deed And that he then and there Subscribed the Same as a Witness, Let it be Recorded

                                                            Elisha Foot Judge of Otsego County Com. Pleas

The Authority of Elisha Foot One of the Judges of the county of Otsego having been Duly Certified by the Clerk of Otsego County this was Recorded August 11 at 4 oClock P.M.            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk

State of New York      I Abner Cook, Junior, Clerk of the County of Otsego

Otsego County            do hereby Certify, that Elisha Foot whose name is Subscribed to the Certificate of the Proof of Acknowledgement of the Annexed Indenture or Instrument in Writing, and Endorsed thereon, was on the Day of the Date of Said Certificate a Judge in and for the County aforesaid, Dwelling in the Said County Commissioned and Sworn and Duly Authorised by Law to Take the Proof and Acknowledgement of Deeds, and Discharges of Mortgages &c And further that I am acquainted with the Hand writing of the Said Judge and Verily believe that the Signature of Elisha Foot Subscribed to the Said Certificate is the Proper Hand Writing of the Said Judge.

            In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunder Set my Hand and Seal of the Said County, the 29th Day of July in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Thirty        

                                                                        A. Cook, Junr.


Know all men by these Presents That we the undersigned Rosinah Laraway  Thomas Becker and Sarah Becker his wife  Henry P. Becker and Hannah Becker his wife  Isaac H. Becker and Caty Becker his wife  William D. Ferris and Margaret Ferris his wife  Thomas P. Becker  Lewis Becker  Peter Becker and Henry T. Becker and Rosinah his wife his wife do constitute and appoint and have hereby Constituted and appoint Henry T. Becker of the Town of Roxbury and County of Delaware and State of New York and Henry Laraway of the Town of Windham County of Greene and State aforesaid as our Attorney for us and in our names To sell and execute Deeds of Conveyance for all or any Land in Which we may have an Interest or Title as heir at law of the late Henry Becker deceased and to Collect all monies due to said Estate by Legal Process or otherwise and full discharges and Acquitances to give in our names and for us and to pay debts and demands owing by the Estate of the said Henry Becker And we do hereby bind ourselves to Ratify and Confirm all acts and deeds our said attorneys may lawfully do and perform And Further said Henry T. Becker and Henry Laraway shall account to us for their acts in the premises   Given under our hands and seals this Thirteenth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Thirty

                                                                                    Catharine Becker
                        Thomas Becker                                 Wm. D. Ferris
                        Sarah (her mark) Becker                 Margaret Ferris
                                                                                    Thomas P. Becker
                        Henry P. Becker                               Peter H. Becker
                        Hannah Becker                                 Lewis Becker
                        Isaac H. Becker                                 Rozinah Laraway

 State of New York                 Personally came before
.Greene County                       me on the Thirteenth

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk day of December 1830 Rozinah Laraway  Thomas Becker & Sarah Becker his wife  Henry P. Becker and Hannah his wife  Isaac H. Becker and Caty Becker his wife  William D. Ferris & Margaret Ferris his wife  Thomas P. Becker & Peter H. Becker, and also as above came before me Lewis Becker on the Seventeenth day of December all of whom are to me well known as the Grantors within named who severally confessed to have executed the within as their several acts & deeds for the uses and purposes therein mentioned  And having Examined the said Sarah Becker, Hannah Becker, Caty Becker and Margaret Ferris Separate and apart from their husbands who Severally confessed to have executed the within as their voluntary acts & deeds without any fear threat or compulsion of their husbands & finding no alterations interlineations or Erasures therein I do allow the same to be Recorded

                                                                        John Laraway, Commissioner for taking the acknowledgment of Deeds &c
Recorded Jany. 20th 1831
at 6 OClock P.M.

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I William E. Arnold of Haddam in the County of Middlesex & State of Connecticut do hereby Ordain Constitute & Appoint Hezekiah Arnold of Chatham in the County & State aforesaid my true & lawful Attorney for me & in my name to sell & dispose of the right of making using & vending to others to be used a certain Machine for washing Clothes Secured to me by Letters Patent of the United States bearing date the 11th day of January A.D. 1830 in and throughout the following places and territories to wit the County of Litchfield in the State of Connecticut Except the Towns of Torrington & Plymouth in said Litchfield County the Counties of Greene Dutchess, Ulster Sullivan Orange & Delaware in the State of New York the states of New Jersey Delaware & Maryland & the State of Pennsylvania Except the County of Philadelphia in the said last name state and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney in my name to receive Execute & deliver all proper and lawful conveyances of such right & for me & in my name to receive any sum or sums of money that shall be due & owing to me on account of any such sale or sales by him made & to Execute & deliver proper receipts therefore and in relation to the premises I do hereby give to my said Attorney full power to do and transact all things in as ample a manner as I myself could do the same if personally present hereby ratifying & confirming the lawful acts of my said Attorney done therein          In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 30th day of December A.D. 1830

                                                                        William E. Arnold

In presence of
Horace Foote                          State of Connecticut
Ira Lee                                     County of Middlesex   Chatham Dec. 30th 1830

Recorded February 26th 1830             Personally appeared William E. Arnold
at 6 OClock P.M.                                  Signer & Sealer of the within & foregoing instruments

Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk          acknowledged the same to be his free act & Deed before me Ira Lee  Justice of the Peace


Know all men by these presents that I Charles Bruce of The County of Greene, an insolvent in obedience to an order made by the Hon. James Pinckney a Supreme Court Comr and in comformity with the Statute entitled of Voluntary Assignments mad pursuant to the application of an insolvent and his Creditors have assigned transferred and set over and By these presents do assign transfer and set over unto Joseph B. Lynes of said County appointed and named by the petitioning Creditors, All my Estate both in law & equity in possession reversion or remainder.  To have and to hold the same Estate every part thereof for the purposes declared in the Statute before recited unto the said Joseph B. Lynes his heirs and assigns forever—In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal this first day of March, 1831                            Charles Bruce

Sealed and Delivered
In presence of                         Greene   On the 1st day of March 1831 Charles Bruce who I know to be the person who is described in & who executed
J. Pinckney                              the above assignment acknowledged before me the subscriber that he executed the said assignment  for the uses and purposes
                                                  therein mentioned   J. Pinckney, Comr of Deeds

Recorded March 1st  1831 at 10 O Clock A.M.                                                
Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk                                                      

Greene County

Clerks office               I Charles C. Abeel Clerk of the County of Green Do Certify that the foregoing assignment from Charles Bruce an Insolvent to Joseph B. Lynes assignee of his Estate has been duly recorded in this office  In Witness whereof I have subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said County this first day of March 1831

Recorded March 1st 1831 at 10 O.Clock A.M.                      Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting

            Whereas I henry (sic) Lyman of the town of Durham in the County of Middlesex & State of Connecticut on the 25th day of November A.D. 1825 made & executed an Instrument or Power of Attorney of that date to Asher Merwin of Kortright in the County of Delaware & State of New York empowering the said Asher as my Attorney to sell & dispose of the following mentioned & described Lots pieces tracts or parcels of land lying & being in the said State of New York Viz—three certain pieces or parcels of land situate in the County of Greene in the said State of New York & distinguished as Lots numbers fifteen Sixteen & eighty one of the Tract of Land between Katerskill & the Patent of Batavia surveyed by James Cockburn & Jacob Trumpbour Junior & are bounded & described in the Field Book of said Tract filed in the Secretary’s Office in Said State of New York reference being had thereto—said Lot No. 15 Containing 149 Acres Said Lot No. 16 Containing 158 Acres & said Lot No. 81 Containing 177 Acres & being the same lands Patented to said Henry Lyman the 10th day of April A.D. 1821 & Recorded in Lib. Pat. No. 27 page 428 reference being had to said Patent & the record aforesaid thereof—Also two certain pieces or parcels of land one Containing two hundred acres & the other fifty acres being part of Lot number E.L.I. in the subdivision of Robert Harper’s Patent of Sixteen thousand acres lying in the town of Coventry in the County of Chenango & State of New York which said pieces or parcels one Containing 200 acres & the other 50 acres were conveyed to said Henry Lyman by Henry Van Derlyn by Deed made & dated on the 18th day of June A.D. 1819 recorded in the Clerk’s office of said Chenango County March 21st 1820 at 10 OClock A.M. in Book A.A. of Deeds Page 420 reference being had to said Deed & the said Record thereof for more particular Description-----

            Now Know Ye that I the said Henry Lyman have Revoked recalled annulled taken back cancelled & Do hereby Revoke recall annul take back & cancel the aforesaid Instrument or Power of Attorney to said Asher Merwin & all & every the Powers authority liberty & Right therein or thereby given to vested in or conferred upon the said Asher Merwin & I have ended & terminated & do hereby end terminate & determine all the right power authority & liberty conferred upon vested in or given or granted to said Asher Merwin in & by said Instrument or Power of Attorney        In Witness Whereof  I hereunto set my hand & Seal at the Town of Middletown in the County of Middlesex & State of Connecticut this 28th day of March A.D. 1829

Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of                            Henry Lyman

William L. Storrs
Thomas G. Mather

State of Connecticut               Town of Middlesex
County of Middlesex              March 28th A.D. 1829

            Be it remembered that on the day & year & at the place last above mentioned Henry Lyman to me personally well known the signer & sealer of the foregoing Instrument appeared personally before me & acknowledged that he signed sealed & executed the same for the purposes & used therein expressed and that the same is his free act 7 deed and there being no interlineations or erasures therein except those noted & allow the same to be Recorded                                 Stephen T. Hosmer, Judge of the Superior Court

Recorded April 28th 1831 at 7 OClock P.M.             

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


Know all men by these presents that I Jehial Tuttle of Windham in the County of Greene in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by C. G. Smidburg of the City of New York the receipt whare of I do here by acknowledge have & by these presents do assign & sell unto the said C. G. Smidberg & his assigns all the hemlock bark on that part of Lot number eight in great Lot number forty nine in the great Hardenbergh patent situate in the Town of Windham aforesaid containing fifty acres more or less & which was conveyed by Joel Bellamy late Sheriff to Foster Morss & being that part thare of which is not in dispute & which I have the possession there of and I do hereby authorize & impower the said C. G. Smedburg & his assigns & his hand & teams to Enter in to the possession of said lot as aforesaid for the purpose of peeling & taking away the aforesaid bard & to do all other things necessary for that purpose & I do Covenant with said C. G. Smidberg his assigns that he & thay shall have the quiet & undisturbed possession of that part of said lot as aforesaid during the time of peeling said bark without the hindrance or disturbance of any person whatsoever      It is understood that said C. G. Smedberg is to have the underbrush on that part of said Lot as aforesaid cut off before the said bark is peeled & further that said C. G. Smidberg is to peel said bark at or before the Expiration of three years from this date & the agreements herein before contained are & made subject to the aforesaid Conditions & restrictions and the said Jehial Tuttle doth further covenant with said C. G. Smedberg and his assigns when the said underbrush is cut and the said bark is peeled & taken off of said lot as aforesaid & within the said three years as aforesaid that then he the said Jehial Tuttle shall take the possession said lot of land as aforesaid & will pay to said C. G. Smidberg the sum of one hundred and Fifty dollars in thirty days after said Smidberg shall give notice to said Tuttle that said underbrush is cut & said bark is taken off of said lot as aforesaid.

Witness my hand & seal this tenth day of June in the year 1831

In presence of                                                             Jehial Tuttle

The words “& taken off of said lot” interlined before Execution
Geo. J. Tomlinson


To all to whom these presents shall come—I send Greeting—Know Ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good Causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made, ordained, authorized, nominated and appointed and by these do make ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint John H. White of the town of Durham in the said County, deputy Sheriff for the said county of Greene—To have and to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John H. White for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall other wise appoint—In witness whereof I the said Aaron C. Hall have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two                       A. C. Hall

Sealed and delivered

In Presence of
Francis Carbine

Recorded 2 January 1832       }
12 OC Noon                             }  W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come, send Greeting—Know ye that I, Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made, ordained, authorized nominated and appointed, and by these presents do make ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint, Robert Starkweather of the town of Athens in the said County my Under Sheriff for the said County of Greene—To have and to hold the said office above mentioned, with the fees, perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Robert Starkweather for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.—

            In witness whereof I the said Aaron C. Hall have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January in the year one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two.—

Sealed and delivered  }                                                          A. C. Hall
In presence of.--          }

            Francis Carbine.—

Recorded 2 January 1832       }
            1 OC. P.M.                    }  W.V.B. Heermance Clerk

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come I send Greeting—Know ye that I, Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations hereunto moving, have made, ordained & authorized nominated and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint Wm. F. Myers of the town of Catskill in the said County Deputy Sheriff for the said County Green, to have and to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Wm. F. Myers for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this second day of January 1832.--                    A.C. Hall

Sealed and delivd

In presence of
            Francis Carbine

Recorded 2 January 1832                   W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk

            Chas. C. Abeel, Clerk

 

*

To all to whom these presents shall come I send Greeting.  Know Ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving, have made ordained, authorized nominated and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain authorize, nominate and appoint Benton Hallock of the town of Coxsackie in the said County Deputy Sheriff for the said County of Greene—To have and to hold the said office above mentioned, with the fees, perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Benton hillock for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise appoint.—

            In witness whereof I the said Aaron C. Hall have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two.--                                                                                                            A. C. Hall

Sealed and delivered

In presence of

Francis Carbine                      Recorded 2nd January 1832

                                                            W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk 


            I William V. B. Hermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint Turhand K. Cooke of the town of Catskill Deputy Clerk of the said County—To hold the said office during my pleasure.                   In testimony whereof I the said William V. B. Hermance have hereto set my hand and Seal this second day of January in the year one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two.—

                                                            William V. B. Heermance

Recorded 4th January 1832

                                                            William V. B. Heermance, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.  Know Ye that I, Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving, Have made, ordained, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, constitute and appoint Dennis Stocking of the Village of Catskill in the said County my Jailer for the said County of Greene.  To have and to hold the said office of Jailer with the fees, perquisites rights and authorities to the same in any wise appertaining or belonging unto the said Dennis Stocking for and during my will and pleasure—and until I shall otherwise appoint—Given under my hand & seal at Catskill this second day of January 1832.--                                                A. C. Hall

Sealed & delivered

In presence of

            Francis Carbine

Recorded 4th January 1832     W. V. B. Heermance, Clerk


We the Subscribers members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the town of Windham and County of Greene do Certify that on the twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty one at a meeting of the members and the male persons of full age belonging to the Said Methodist Episcopal Church, assembled at the school house near the house and Store of Albert E. Babcock in the town of Windham and County of Greene the usual place for the assembling of the Said church for divine worship.  David Finch, the minister of the Said Methodist Episcopal Church, did publickly notify the Congregation so assembled that on the fourteenth day of December then next at the said school house near the house and Store of Albert E. Babcock in the town of Windham and County of Greene a meeting would be held to elect trustees for the Said Methodist Episcopal Church to take the charge of the Estate and property of the Said church and to transact all affairs relative to the temporalities thereof—that the Said notification was given for two Sabbaths Successively preceding the day of election by the Said minister that on the Said fourteenth day of December in the year one thousand Eight hundred and thirty one, at a meeting of the members and male persons of full age of the Said Methodist Episcopal Church assembled at the Said School house near Albert E. Babcock house and Store in the Said town and county aforesaid pursuant to the Said notification of the Said David Finch—we the Said Subscribers members of the Said Methodist Episcopal Church, were nominated by a majority of the members present to preside at the Said election, to receive the votes of the electors, to judge of the qualification of the electors, and to return the names of the persons who by a plurality of votes Should be elected to Serve as trustees for the Said Church—We do further Certify that at the Said meeting so assembled on the Said fourteenth day of December last past at the place aforesaid, Daniel Johnson, David Finch, Lucius D. Hill, Peter Deyeo, John Freyer, William Wiltsee, Lyman Hulbert, Samuel Row & William P. Deyeo were duly elected by a plurality of the voices of the members and persons of full age so assembled at the Said meeting, to serve as trustees of the said Methodist Episcopal Church, to be called and known as the “Prattsville Methodist Episcopal Church” and the Said trustees and their Successors to be known as the trustees of the “Prattsville Methodist Episcopal Church” to take the charge of Estate of the Said Church and Property and to transact all business relative to the temporalities thereof—In witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty two.—

Signed & Sealed In presence of         }                                  Jacob P. Dies
Malbone Watson                                  }                                  Abram Hager
John Watson                                         }

                                    State of New York, Greene County   Be it remembered that on the 12th day of January 1832 Malbone Watson one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument in writing to me known being duly sworn by me did depose & say that he is acquainted with Jacob P. Dies and Abram Hager the Persons named in & who Executed the said instrument and that he saw them severally Execute the same.—

                                                                                    J. Pinckney Comr of deeds

Recorded 13 January 1832 at 10 OClock A.M.

                                                            W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


Joseph P. Norman of the Village of Catskill having paid to the Treasurer of Greene County the Sum of twenty five dollars for a licence to keep a Lottery office for the sale of tickets and he having given bond in the penal sum of two thousand dollars pursuant to the Statute in Such Case mad and provided and we having approved of said bond—we do therefore licence him to sell lottery tickets for one year at the building one door South of the Greene County Hotel in Main Street in the Village of Catskill, he conforming to the laws of this State respecting lotteries which have been passed.—

                                                                        P. King             }
                                                                        Wm. Tolley     }  Judges
                                                                        D. Kirtland      }

Recorded January 13, 1832—3 OC P.M.

                                    Wm. V. B. Heermance, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting    Know ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers causes and considerations, have made ordained, authorized, nominated and appointed Bruce C. Smith of the town of Lexington in Said County one of my deputies for the Said County—to have and to hold the Said office with the fees and authorities to the Same belonging or in any wise appertaining for and during my will and pleasure.—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 9th day of January 1832.--                                               A. C. Hall Sheriff

Sealed and delivered

In presence of
F. C. Hall

            Recorded 25 January 1832.                W.V.B. Heermance, Clk.


We the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas do hereby grant Joseph P. Norman permission to remove his Lottery office to the new building one door north of the Greene County Hotel in Catskill, N.Y.

Catskill April 30, 1832                                             Dorrance Kirtland
                                                                                    Perkins King
                                                                                    W.M. Tolley

Recorded May 9, 1832 at 7 OC. AM

            William V. B. Heermance, Clk. 


Greene County            Whereas John Truesdale of the Village of Catskill in said County having complied with the requisites of the statute authorizing the granting of lottery licences for the sale of lottery tickets in all lotteries duly authorized by the laws of this state & paid in the treasure of said County the sum of twenty five dollars for a licence of the description aforesaid, we the undernamed three of the judges of the County courts for said County do for the sum aforesaid authorize & licence him the said John Truesdale to sell and vend all lottery tickets in lotteries duly authorized by the laws of the state of New York at his lottery office in the Village of Catskill aforesaid, in the west side of main street in said Village, for the term of one year from the date hereof as witness our hands at Catskill this 29th of May A.D. 1832

                                                                                    Dorrance Kirtland      first Judge
                                                                                    Perkins King               ) Judges
                                                                                    Wm. Tolley

Recorded May 29, 1832

W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


Joseph P. Norman of the Village of Catskill having paid to the Treasurer of Greene County the sum of twenty five dollars for a licence to keep a lottery office, for the sale of tickets and he having given bonds in the penal sum of two thousand dollars pursuant to the Statute in such case made and Provided and we having approved of such bond—We do therefore Licence him to sell lottery tickets for one year, at the building one door north of the Greene County Hotel in Main Street, Catskill he conforming to the laws of this State respecting lotteries which have been passed.—Catskill January 9, 1833

                                                                           E. Daley           }
Recorded Feb. 7, 1833                                    Perkins King   }  Judges
William V.B. Heermance, Clk.                     Wm. Tolley     }


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.  Know Ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good Causes and Considerations me thereunto moving have mad, ordained, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, constitute and appoint Robert Starkweather of the town of Athens in the Said County my Jailer for the said County of Greene.  To have and to hold the said office of Jailer from and after the sixth Day of May next with the fees, perquisites, rights and authorities to the same in any wise appertaining or belonging unto the said Robert Starkweather for and during my will and pleasure and until I shall otherwise appoint            Given under my hand and seal at Catskill this thirtieth day of April one thousand Eight hundred & thirty three

Sealed and delivered in Presence of – Lyman Rodgers                    A. C. Hall

State of New York, Greene County               on this 4th day of May 1833 before me the Subscriber a commissioner of deeds in the County of Greene appeared Aaron C. Hall who acknowledged that he Executed the above instrument and I Certify that I Know the Person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in, and who Executed the said instrument                                                     Lewis Benton

Recorded May 4, 1833           W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting  Know Ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have made, ordained constituted and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, constitute and appoint Almeron Marks of the town of Durham in the said County one of the Deputy Sheriffs for the said County of Greene to have and to hold the said office of Deputy Sheriff with the fees perquisites rights and authorities to the same in any wise appertaining or belonging unto the said Almeron Marks for and during my will and pleasure and until I shall otherwise appoint – Given under my hand and seal at Catskill the fourth day of May 1833.

Sealed and delivered                                                              A. C. Hall

In presence of ---  Lewis Benton

State of New York, Greene County               on this fourth day of May 1833 before me the Subscriber a Commissioner of deeds of the County of Greene, appeared Aaron C. Hall, who acknowledged that he Executed the above instrument, and I Certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in and who Executed the said instrument                                               Lewis Benton

Recorded May 4, 1833

William V.B. Heermance


This is to to (sic) that in Lexington flats, Greene County State of New York on the twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty three the rites of matrimony were solemnized according to law between the Revd  Charles Jones of Lexington Heights and Ann Williams Eldest daughter of the late Edmund Williams Esqr Surgeon, Wantage, Berkshire, England.—

                                                                        By me W. Fraser--Minr Lexington

            In presence of                                                                                     flatts

            Ransom Johnson
            Jeremiah Martin
            George Mann

Recorded May 20, 1833         W.V.B. Heermance, Clk.


Whereas John Truesdell of Catskill in the County of Greene has filed in the office of the Clerk of the said County a Certificate dated May 27, 1833 & signed Yates & McIntyre purporting that said Yates and McIntyre have Employed the said John W. Truesdell to vend lottery tickets & shares of tickets in their behalf in the Village of Catskill in the county of Greene—Now therefore by virtue of the power vested in us by the Statute in such Case made and provided, we do licence the said John W. Truesdell to sell and vend all lawful lottery tickets as the agent of the said Yates & McIntyre for term of one year from date in conformity to said Certificate—Catskill May 30, 1833

                                                                        D. Kirtland      }  Judges for the County
                                                                        P. King             }  Courts for Greene County
                                                                        Wm. Tolley     }

Recorded May 30, 1833 at 2 OC P.M.

            William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come I send Greeting—Know ye that I Aaron C. Hall Sheriff of the County of Greene for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving have made ordained authorized, nominated and appointed and by these presents do make, ordain, authorize, nominate and appoint Joseph H. Bowman of the town of Cairo in said County, my deputy Sheriff for the said County of Greene.  To have and to hold the said office above mentioned with the fees, perquisites and authorities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Joseph Bowman for and during my will and pleasure or until I shall otherwise direct—In witness whereof I the said Aaron C. Hall have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty Eighth day of May 1834

Sealed and delivered                                                  A. C. Hall

In presence of
A. C. Andrews

            Recorded May 29, 1834         William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


State of New York
County of Greene       I, John Laraway Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Lewis S. Chamberlain of the town of Lexington in the said County to be Deputy Sheriff of the same County to hold during the pleasure of the said Sheriff aforesaid—Given under my hand and seal the first day of January 1835                              John Laraway

In presence of L. Robinson

Greene County            On this 1st day January 1835 personally appeared before me John Laraway Known to me to be the individual who executed the above instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same for the uses & purposes therein mentioned

Recorded Jany 1, 1835                                   L. Robinson—Sup. Court

            W.V.B. Heermance, Clk.                                Commissioner for Greene County


State of New York
County of Greene       I, John Laraway Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Abraham F. Rightmyer of the town of Catskill in Said County to be Jailer in and for the said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal the first day of January 1835         John Laraway

in presence of L. Robinson
Greene County            On this first day of January 1835 personally appeared before me John Laraway Known to me to be the individual who executed the above instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same for the uses & purposes therein mentioned

                                                                        L. Robinson—Sup. Court

Recorded January 1, 1835                                          Commissioner for Greene County


State of New York
County of Greene       I, John Laraway Sheriff of the Said County hereby appoint Joseph Hoyt of the town of Coxsackie in the said County to be a deputy Sheriff of the said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and Seal the first day of January 1835     John Laraway

in presence of L. Robinson
Greene County            On this 1st day of January 1835 personally appeared before me John Laraway, Known to me to be the individual who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same for the uses & purposes therein mentioned

Recorded January 1, 1835                              L. Robinson—Sup. Court

W.V.B. Heermance, Clk.                                            Commissioner for Greene County


State of New York
Greene County            I, John Laraway Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Chester Hull Jnr. of the town of Catskill in said County, to be under Sheriff of the same county, to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal this first day of January 1835.                                      John Laraway

Greene County            On this first day of January 1835, personally appeared before me John Laraway Known to me to be the person who Executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that the Executed the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned

                                                                        L. Robinson—Sup. Court Comr

Recorded January 2nd 1835                                        for Greene County

            William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


I William V.B. Heermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint Henry Heermance of the town of Catskill Deputy Clerk of the said county, to hold the said office during my pleasure.—In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this first day of January in the year 1835.

Witness:  C. Hull Jr.                                       William V.B. Heermance, Clerk

Recorded January 2nd 1835

            William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County            I John Laraway Sheriff of the said County, hereby appoint William Prizec of the town of Durham in said County to be a deputy Sheriff of said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal the eleventh day of February 1835   John Laraway

State of New York
Greene County            On this 11th day of February 1835 personally appeared before me John Laraway to me Known to be the individual who executed the above instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same for the uses & purposes therein mentioned

Recorded Feby 11, 1835                                 L. Robinson

            W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk                             Sup. Court Commr


State of New York
Greene County            I John Laraway Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Edmond T. Carbine of the town of Cairo in said County to be deputy Sheriff of the same county to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand and seal the 15th day of April 1835          John Laraway

Witness           John Adams

State of New York
Greene County            On the fifteenth day of April 1835 before me Lewis Benton one of the commissioners of deeds for Green County personally appeared John Laraway to me known to be the person described in and who executed the above instrument and acknowledged that he signed sealed and delivered the same to and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned                               Lewis Benton

Recorded April 18, 1835 at 7 OClock P.M.

            William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


Whereas Frederick Tyler of the town of Hunter in the County of Greene and State of New York, and Henry Edwards of the City of Boston & State of Massachusetts and Alfred Edwards of the City of New York in the County and State of New York have agreed to become partners in the trade and business herein after more particularly described and whereas the said Frederick Tyler according to the terms of the copartnership agreement entered into between the said partners is to be the general partner in the said business and the said Alfred and Henry Edwards are to be the special partners in the said business.  Now this is to certify that the said partnership trade and business is to be conducted under the name and firm of Frederick Tyler and that the general nature of the said trade and business intended to be transacted by the said partners is the tanning of hides and skins and any other business necessarily connected therewith including the dealing in merchandize suitable for a country store, and that the said Frederick Tyler of the town of Hunter in the county of Greene and state of New York is to be the general partner in the said copartnership trade and business and the said Henry Edwards of the city of Boston and state of Massachusetts and the said Alfred Edwards of the city county and state of New York are to be the special partners in the said copartnership trade and business and that the said parties are all the general and special partners who are interested in the said copartnership trade and business and that Henry Edwards has contributed to the common stock to be employed in the said trade and business as and for his share and portion of the capital thereof the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars and the said Alfred Edwards has contributed to the said common stock as and for his share of the capital thereof the sum of seven thousand & five hundred dollars and that the said copartnership is to commence on the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five, and that the same will terminate on the thirty first day of December ????  ??? be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

Witness                                                                       Frederick Tyler
Ogden E. Edwards                                                    Henry Edwards
                                                                                    Alfred Edwards 

City and County of New York           On the first day of April one thousand Eight hundred and thirty five before me came Frederick Tyler, Henry Edwards and Alfred Edwards to me proved to my satisfaction to be the individuals described in and who made and signed the foregoing certificate by the oath of Ogden E. Edwards of the city of New York who testified that he knows them and that they are such persons whereupon the said Frederick Tyler, Henry Edwards, and Alfred Edwards severally acknowledged that they did make and sign the same as their act.  I allow the same to be recorded.

                                                                                    M. Ulshoeffer  associate Judge of the court of common pleas for the City and County of New York being one of the judges of the county courts of said county of the degree of Counsellor in the supreme court.

City and County of New York           Frederick Tyler of the town of Hunter and County of Greene and state of New York being duly sworn deposes and says that he is the general partner in the limited partnership mentioned in the annexed certificate and that Henry Edwards one of the special partners mentioned the said certificate has contributed to the common stock to be Employed in said partnership the sum of seven thousand & five hundred dollars and that Alfred Edwards the other of the special partners mentioned in the said certificate has contributed to the said common stock the sum of seven thousand & five hundred dollars and that each of the said special partners have paid the wole (sic) of the said several sums contributed by them orally aforesaid in cash and in good faith.                                                 Frederick Tyler

Sworn this first day of April, 1835
before me        M. Ulshoeffer

Recorded April 2, 1835, at 7 oclock A.M.

            William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


I William V. B. Hermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint Turhand K.Cooke of the town of Catskill, Deputy Clerk of the said County to hold the said office during my pleasure, in the place of Henry Heeermance who is hereby removed he having removed from Catskill—In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of December 1835.

                                                                        William V.B. Heermance, Clerk

Recorded Dec. 22, 1835         William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


At a meeting of the consistory of the reformed Dutch Church of Prattsville held at the

            (Entered in Book A of religious societies page 61)


State of New York, Greene County               I John Laraway Sheriff of said County do hereby appoint William C. Barnet of the town of Durham in said County to be a deputy Sheriff of said County, to hold the said office during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal at Prattsville the 6th day of May 1835.

                                                                        John Laraway

State of New York County of Greene                        on the 6th day of May 1836 personally appeared before me John Laraway well known to me to be the person who signed the above instrument and acknowledged that the signed the same for the uses and purposes therein Expressed.                                          F. A. Fenn, Commissioner

Recorded May 10, 1836 at 3 o.Clock P.M.

            William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


State of New York, Albany County               By Robert J. Hilton Judge of Albany County Courts and Counseller at law in the Supreme Court of Judicature of the People of the State of New York—Whereas  Charles A. Keeler of the City and County of Albany a Creditor of James Irwin and William H. Irwin residents of Alexandria, district of Columbia to the amount of three thousand and twenty five dollars & upwards over and above all discounts and which demand originated upon Contract made with the said Charles A. Keeler by the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin in the State of New York, did on the fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty five make application to me the subscriber in writing for an attachment against the real and Personal Property of the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin according to the provisions of the Statute concerning absconded, concealed or non resident debtors and made Proof to my satisfaction and in the manner directed by the said Statute whereupon I the said Judge & Counseller &c issued my warrant directed to the Sheriff of the County of Albany and a like warrant directed to the Sheriff of the County of Greene Commanding the said Sheriffs respectively to attach and safely Keep all the Estate real and Personal of the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin within their respective Counties (Except such articles as are Exempt by law from Execution/ with all books of account, vouchers & papers relating thereto—and I the said Judge & Counseller &c did also immediately thereafter order notice to be published in the State Paper (The Albany Argus) also in the newspaper printed in the city and County of New York called the “New York Times” and also in the newspaper Printed and Published in the County of Greene called the “Catskill Recorder” once a week in Each & Every week for nine months successively “that an attachment had been issued against the said Estates of the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin (as non-residents of this State and that the same would be sold for the Payment of their debts unless they should appear and discharge such attachment according to law within nine months from the first Publication of said notice & that the Payment of any debts to them or Either of them by residents of this State and the delivery to them or Either of them or for them or Either of them use of any Property within this State belonging to them or Either of them for any Purpose what Ever was forbidden by law and was void—and the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin not having appeared & satisfied their creditor or creditors within the time for that Purpose limited in the said notice, and the said warrants or Either of them not having been discharged,  I the said Robert J. Hilton, Judge Albany County courts, Counseller at Law &c aforesaid, do not within three months after the Expiration of the time so limited and upon due Proof or the Publication of the said notice for the time and in the manner by me directed as aforesaid, nominate and appoint Amos Dean Counseller at Law and Nathaniel Davis & Richard M. Meigs Merchants, all of the City and County of Albany, three fit Persons, to be trustees for all the Creditors of the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin with such Powers concerning the Estate real and Personal of the said James Irwin and William H. Irwin as are given by the said Statute.  Given under my hand and seal at the City of Albany in the County of Albany this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord on thousand Eight hundred and thirty six.

                                                                        R.J. Hilton, Judge Albany County courts

Recorded Sepr. 27, 1836 at 7 oclock AM                              Counsellor &c

            William V.B. Heermance, Clk.

Albany County           I Robert J. Hilton Judge Albany County Courts Counseller &c within named do order and allow the within written appointment by me made of trustees for all the Creditors of James Irwin and William H. Irwin non resident debtors to be recorded.  Witness my hand this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six.

Recorded Sepr 27, 1836 at 7 oclock AM       R. J. Hilton, Judge Albany County Courts

            W. V. B. Heermance, Clk.                                                      Counsellor &c


State of New York, Greene County               I John Laraway Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Samuel DuBois of the town of Catskill in said County, to be under Sheriff of said County in the Place of Chester Hull Junior who is about to remove therefrom, to hold during the Pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal this Eighteenth day of January 1837                     John Laraway

State of New York, Greene County               on this Eighteenth day of January 1837 before me a Commissioner of deeds in and for the said County, Personally came John Laraway to me well Known to be the individual described in, and who Executed the above instrument of appointment, who duly acknowledged that he Executed the same for the uses and Purposes therein mentioned.              Grosvenor S. Adams

Recorded January 19, 1837—William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


State of New York, Greene County               I Horace Austin Sheriff of the said County hereby Samuel Dubois of the town of Catskill in said County to be Under Sheriff in and for said County, to hold during the Pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal this first day of January 1838.                Horace Austin

State of New York, Greene County               on the first day of January 1838 Personally appeared before me Horace Austin, Known to me to be the individual who Executed the above instrument and acknowledged that he Executed the same for the uses and Purposes therein mentioned.                                         James D. Pinckney  Comr of deeds

Recorded January 4, 1838.  W.V.B. Heermance, Clk.


State of New York, Greene County               I Horace Austin Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid hereby appoint Samuel DuBois of the town of Catskill in said County to be Jailor in and for said County, to hold during the Pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand and seal this first day of January 1838         Horace Austin

State of New York, Greene County               On the first day of January 1838 Personally appeared before me Horace Austin Known to me to be the individual who Executed the above instrument and acknowledged that he Executed the same for the uses and Purposes therein mentioned.                                         Jas. D. Pinckney  Comr. of deeds

Recorded January 4th, 1838—W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


I William V.B. Heermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint Turhand K. Cooke of the town of Catskill Deputy Clerk of the said County to hood the said office during my Pleasure.  In testimony whereof  I have hereto set my hand and seal this fifth day of January 1838.                  William V.B. Heermance

Recorded January 5, 1838.   W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting.  Know Ye that I Horace Austin of Cairo in the County of Greene reposing special Confidence and trust in Isaac B. Hinman of Lexington in said County at his special instance and request have Constituted and appointed and by these Presents do Constitute and appoint him the said Isaac B. Hinman a deputy under me the said Sheriff—and I do hereby grant unto him the said Isaac B. Hinman full Power and authority as my deputy throughout the said County of Greene to use and Exercise the office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid, Until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this third day of January 1838.                                       Horace Austin

County of Greene       I certify that on this 3rd day of January 1838 appeared before me Horace Austin Esq. Sheriff of the County of Greene to me Personally known and acknowledged that he Executed the above as his act and deed.       

                                                                        Amasa Mattoon   Commissioner of deeds

Recorded January 5, 1838.   W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


To all to whom these Presents may come Greeting.  Know Ye that I Horace Austin Sheriff of the County of Greene reposing special confidence and trust in Henry N. Bogardus of Coxsackie in said County of Greene at his special instance and request have Constituted and appointed and by these presents do Constitute and appoint him the said Henry N. Bogardus a Deputy Under me the said Sheriff, and I do hereby grant unto him the said Henry N. Bogardus full Power and authority as by deputy throughout the said County of Greene to use and Exercise the office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged thereupon.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fourth day of January 1838.              Horace Austin, Sheriff

County of Greene                   I Certify that on this ninth day of January 1838 came before me Horace Austin Esq. Sheriff of the County of Greene to me Known and acknowledged that he Executed the above as his act and deed.       

                                                                        Amasa Mattoon  Commissioner of deeds

Recorded January 11, 1838.               William V.B. Heermance, Clerk 


To all to whom these Presents may come, Greeting.  Know Ye that I Horace Austin of Cairo in the County of Greene, Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid, reposing special confidence and trust in John C. Tryon in said County at his special instance and request have constituted and appointed and by these Presents do constitute and appoint the said John C. Tryon a Deputy under me the said Sheriff—And I do hereby grant unto him the said John C. Tryon full Power and authority as my Deputy throughout the said County of Greene to use and occupy the office of deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged thereupon—In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal and subscribed my name and office this 16th day of January 1838.

                                                                        Horace Austin  Sheriff

County of Greene—I Certify that on the 30th day of January 1838 came before me Horace Austin Esq. Sheriff of the County of Greene to me personally Known to be such and acknowledged that he Executed the foregoing as his act and deed.

                                                                        Amasa Mattoon, Commissioner of deeds

Recorded February 1st 1838.  W.V.B. Heermance, Clerk


Articles of Association of
The Rail Road Bank of Coxsackie

Made and entered into under and Pursuant to an act of the Legislature of the State of New York entitled “an act to authorize the business of Banking” passed April Eighteenth one thousand Eight hundred and thirty Eight.  Witness—that the subscribers whose names and seals are hereunto affixed have associated themselves under and Pursuant to the act aforesaid, and do Certify and declare the articles of their association to be as follows—

Article 1st

            The name assumed to distinguish the association and to be used in its dealings shall be “The Rail Road Bank of Coxsackie”

Article 2nd

The Village of Coxsackie in the County of Greene and State of New York shall be the place where the operations of discount and deposite and the general business of this association shall be carried on

Article 3rd

The Capital stock of this association shall be one hundred thousand dollars to be divided into one thousand shares of one hundred dollars Each with Power and authority to increase the same as herein after mentioned to one Million of dollars.

Article 4th

The names of the Shareholders are the names hereto subscribed and the Place of residence and number of shares held by Each of them respectively are set opposite their respective names.

Article 5th

This association shall commence on the first day of January in the year one thousand Eight hundred and thirty nine and shall terminate on the first day of January in the year two thousand.

Article 6th

The directors of this association shall provide and Keep suitable books for the registry and transfer of the shares of the Capital stock which shall be transferable on the Books of the association by the owners or their attornies in the manner which shall be prescribed by the ByeLaws.

Article 7th

All the powers rights and privileges of Each and all of the associates and those who may become such by virtue of these articles are hereby irrevocably delegated to and vested in and shall be Exercised only by a Board of Directors and such officers and agents as they shall appoint.

Article 8th

The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than two nor more than nine Persons

Article 9th

Joseph Sherman and Pardon C. Sherman shall be the first Directors and their Power and authority shall commence on the day that these articles shall be recorded in the office of the Clerk of the County of Greene

Article 10th

The first election for Directors under these articles shall be held in the Village of Coxsackie on the first Monday of October one thousand Eight hundred and thirty nine and thereafter on the first Tuesday of October in Each year at such time of the day and at such Place in said village as the Board of Directors for time being shall by resolution appoint.

Article 11th

Notice of the election for Directors shall be Printed and Published in one of the Public NewsPapers Printed and Published in the County of Greene for at least three successive weeks immediately Preceeding the day of election.

Article 12th

The Board of Directors shall Previously to Each election appoint one person to be inspector of election

Article 13th

All elections of Directors shall be by ballot and Each share holder shall be Entitled to one vote in Person or by Proxy on Each share of stock standing in his name on the books of the association and the Persons having the greatest number of votes shall be Directors

Article 14th

At any election if there shall be a failure to elect in consequence of any two or more persons having an equal number of votes the Board of Directors shall by ballot and by Plurality of votes determine which of the Persons so having an equal number of votes shall be Directors.  

Article 15th

The Board of Directors shall have Power and it shall be their duty to supply all vacancies that may occur in the Board by death, resignation or otherwise during the ensuing year and the year ensuing Each annual election and the Person or Persons in whose Place or Places he or they shall be appointed would have held the same.

Article 16th

Every Director shall be or become a stockholder to the amount at least of twenty shares before acting as a director and within sixty days after his appointment or election and any Director not being or becoming a share holder to the amount of twenty shares within sixty days after his appointment or election or afterwards ceasing to be a share holder to that amount shall thereby vacate his Place as such Director and his place supplied by the board of Directors as Provided by Article 15th.

Article 17th

The Board of Directors are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint one of their number President, and to appoint a Vice President and Cashier and such other officers and agents as the business of the association shall require and to remove such President, Vice President, Cashier officers and agents at pleasure and appoint others in their stead—

Article 18th

The Board of Directors shall have authority to determine what number of Directors shall constitute a quorum for doing business and to make such Bye Laws rules and Regulations for the management of the business of the association and the government of themselves officers and agents as they may think Expedient not inconsistent with law or these articles of association and such Bye Laws, rules and regulations to alter at Pleasure.

Article 19th

The Board of Directors shall have Power in behalf of the association to carry on the business of Banking by discounting Notes, bills and other evidences of debt by receiving Deposits on interest or otherwise, by buying and selling gold and silver bullion, foreign coin and bills of Exchange in such manner as they may see fit for any Purposes not Prohibited by law, by giving to those who make deposits of money or other things such receipts, bonds, bills, notes or other evidences of debt as may be lawful by loaning money on real and Personal security and by exercising all the incidental powers necessary to carry on such business and also to Exercise such other Powers and transact such other business as the said association are or may be authorized by law to transact.

Article 20th

The Directors may deposit with or transfer to the Comptroller of the State of New York such Part of the capital stock assets or securities of the association as is authorized by law and receive from him circulating bills or notes according to the provisions of the aforesaid Statute to loan and circulate as money according to law.

Article 21st

The Board of directors may Establish agencies and appoint all officers and agents necessary to take charge thereof.

Article 22nd

The Board of Directors are hereby authorized to increase the number of associates and the Capital stock of the association from time to time until the Capital stock shall amount to one Million of dollars.

Article 23rd

The time and more of increasing the Capital and requiring the Payment thereof shall be fixed and determined by the directors in a manner not inconsistent with law and these articles of association

Article 24th

The Capital stock and all increase of the same shall be paid at such time and in such manner and proportion as the directors may from time to time direct and the first named one thousand shares may be paid in money or in such bonds and mortgages or stocks as the association is authorized to transfer to the Comptroller by the act aforesaid, Except that the directors may in their discretion require the payment of ten per cent upon the said one thousand shares to be paid in money

Article 25th

No call shall be made for the payment of stock Except by a notice to be published at least once in each week for at least three successive weeks in a News Paper printed and published in the County of Greene.

Article 26th

If any share holder shall omit to make payment pursuant to any call of the Directors the shares on which Payment is omitted to be made shall be forfeited to the use of the association together with all previous payments made thereon

Article 27th

Each shareholder may at any time pay to the association the amount unpaid on any share standing in his name so as to make the same full stock and thereupon shall be entitled to receive a Certificate accordingly but no Certificate shall be given to any share holder until all the instalments due or to become due shall have been paid and the same made full stock

Article 28th

The Board of Directors shall make dividends of so much of the interest and profits of the association as shall be deemed Expedient by them which shall be paid half yearly during the months of January and July in Each year

Article 29th

A majority of the directors are hereby authorized to accept for the associates any act or acts of incorporation and all other posers and privileges that may be conferred by law.

Article 30th

The President of the association for the time being is hereby indicated and declared to be the person to whom conveyances of real estate shall be made to take and hold the same as trustee for the association or shareholders thereof—

Article 31st

No Director or shareholder of this association shall be liable in his individual capacity for any contract debt or engagement of this association.

Article 32nd

The Board of Directors are authorized to procure upon such terms as they may deem proper an amount of such stock as is authorized by said act to be transferred to the Comptroller not Exceeding one half the amount of the capital stock of the association and for that purpose may pledge the credit of the association or any securities held by them in such manner and upon such terms as they may deep proper not inconsistent with law and these articles of association.

                                                Joseph Sherman         New Baltimore, Greene County, N.Y.
                                                                        Five hundred Shares
                                                Pardon C. Sherman    Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y.
                                                                        Five hundred Shares

Signed and Sealed in presence of

            Edward E. Sherman

State of New York, Greene County               I Certify that on this first day of January one thousand Eight hundred and thirty nine Edward E. Sherman the subscribing witness to the within instrument in writing and who is known to me came before me and being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he knows Joseph Sherman and Pardon C. Sherman to be the same individuals who are described in and who Executed the said instrument that he saw them Execute the same that he subscribed his name as a witness thereto and that his place of residence is the Village of New Baltimore in said County—

                                                            Subscribed and sworn this first day of January 1839.  Before me
                                                                        Henry B. Hall
                                                                        Commissioner of deeds

Recorded January 2nd 1839 at 10 O.Clock A.M.

            William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


I William V.B. Heermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint William Van Bergen of Catskill in said County, Deputy Clerk of the said County, in the place of Turhand K. Cooke who has removed out of the County.  To hold the said office during my pleasure—In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of April 1839.                              William V.B. Heermance

Recorded April 22, 1839

William V.B. Heermance, Clerk


I William V.B. Heermance Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby constitute and appoint Turhand K. Cooke of Catskill in said County, Deputy Clerk of the said County in the place of William Van Bergen.  To hold the said office during my pleasure.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of July 1839.

Recorded July 23, 1839                                                          William V.B. Heermance

William V.B. Heermance, Clk.


State of New York
Greene County                        I Isaac B. Hinman Sheriff of the Said County hereby appoint Samuel Dubois of the Town of Catskill in Said County to be Under Sheriff in & for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand & Seal this First day of January 1841                                    I. B. Hinman

Greene County            On the first day of January 1841 personally appeared before me Isaac B. Hinman to me Known to be the person described in & who Executed the above instrument who acknowledged that he duly Executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned                                                       James D. Pinckney    Comr

Recorded January 4th 1841                                                     of Deeds

            Wm. Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County                        I Isaac B. Hinman Sheriff of the Said County hereby appoint Samuel Dubois of the town of Catskill in Said County to be Jailor in and for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand and Seal this First day of January 1841            I. B. Hinman

Recorded January 1st 1841

Wm. Pierson, Clerk

 Greene County            On the first day of January 1841 personally appeared before me Isaac B. Hinman to me Known to be the person described in & who Executed the above instrument who acknowledged that he Executed the same for the use & purposes therein mentioned.                                                      J.D. Pinckney   Comr. of Deeds

Recorded Jany 1st 1841

Wm. Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County                        I Isaac B. Hinman Sheriff of the Said County hereby appoint Smith Betts of the town of Coxsackie in Said County to be deputy Sheriff in and for Said County to be held during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand & Seal this First day of January 1841                I. B. Hinman

Recorded Jany 1st 1841

Wm. Pierson, Clerk

Greene County            On the first day of January 1841 personally appeared before me Isaac B. Hinman to me known to be the person described in & who Executed the above Instrument, who acknowledged that he duly Executed the Same—

Recorded Jany 1st 1840 (sic)                                      Jas. D. Pinckney  Comr. of Deeds

Wm. Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County                        I  I. B. Hinman Sheriff of the Said County hereby appoint Isaac Seers of the town of Durham in Said County to be deputy Sheriff in and for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand & Seal this 8th day of January 1841                           I. B. Hinman

P.S.  I hereby authorize J. D. Pinckney to draw an acknowledgment on the above appointment the same as if I was present for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

                                                                        I. B. Hinman

Greene County            On the fifteenth day of January 1841 Isaac B. Hinman to me known by the above written authority acknowledged the Executor of the above appointment and I Certify that such appointment & authority is in the hand writing of Said Isaac B. Hinman—Let it be recorded

Recorded January 15th 1841                                       Jas. D. Pinckney, Comr. of deeds

            Wm.Pierson, Clk.


State of New York
Greene County                        I Isaac B. Hinman Sheriff of the County aforesaid hereby appoint George Beach of the town of Hunter in Said County to be deputy Sheriff in and for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand and Seal this 4th day of January 1841                               I. B. Hinman

Greene County            On the 7th day of January 1841 before me came Isaac B. Hinman known to me to be the individual described in & who Executed the above who acknowledged that he Executed the Same for the uses & purposes therein mentioned

                                                                        Henry Goslee, Comr. of Deeds

Recorded January 19th

1841    Wm. Pierson, Clk.


We the Subscriber Elders & Deacons of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds being duly assembled do certify whomsoever it may concern that by leave of the proper Constituted authority we have assumed the Title of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds and according to the Statute in Such case made & provided will be Known & distinguished in law as a body Corporate by that title—In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & Seals this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and forty two

Signed & Sealed                                                         James Vn Deusen         }
in the presence of                                                       Cornelius Rause          }  Elders
            Joel D. Comfort                                               John A. Greene           }

                                                                                       Peter S. Elting             }
                                                                                       Benjamin Comfort     }  Deacons
                                                                                       Isaac Plank                  } 

State of New York

Greene County                        On this 22nd day of February 1842, Joel D. Comfort with whom I am personally acquainted came before me and being duly sworn deposes and says that he is a resident of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene that he saw James Van Deusen Cornelius Rouse John A. Greene, Peter S. Elting Benjamin Comfort & Isaac Plank Execute the within Instrument and that the said Joel D. Comfort subscribed his name thereto as a witness and that he knows the individuals who Executed said instrument to be the persons described in and who Executed said instrument

Recorded Feby 26th 1842                                                         William Salisbury

at 12 Oclock at noon   William Pierson, Clk.                        Commissioner of Deeds


Incorporation, Kiskatom, March 17th 1842   We the Subscribers, Elders & deacons of the reformed protestant dutch church of Kiskatom being duly appointed do certify whomever it may concern that by leave of the properly Eecleastic authority we have assumed the title of the reformed protestant dutch church of Kiskatom and according to the Statute in Such case made and provided will be known and distinguished in law as a body corporate by this title.  In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this 17th day of March 1842.

Signed and Sealed                                                      Frederick Sax                }
            In presence of                                                  Isaac J. Dubois              }  Elders
                        Jonathan C. Myer                              

                                                                                       Roswell M Lawrance  }
                                                                                       John F. Sax                    }  Deacons
 

State of New York
Greene County                        Personally appeared before me on the 17th day of March 1842 Frederick Sax, Isaac J. Dubois, Roswell M. Lawrance & John F. Sax, who severally acknowledged the due Execution of the within Certificate.

Recorded April 5th 1842                                             Neely Lawrance, Comr. of Deeds

            William Pierson, Clerk


We the Subscribers members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Coxsackie in the County of Greene and State of New York, being within the bounds of the Coeymans Circuit, in the Delaware District—do hereby Certify, that at a Meeting of the Male Members of the Society and congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Coxsackie, held in the basement of the Meeting house of Said Society, on the 13th day of September A.D. 1841, pursuant to notice given according to the provisions of the Revised Statutes in Such case made and provided; to choose five Trustees; to take the charge of the estate and property belonging thereto, and to Transact all affairs relative to the Temporalities thereof agreeable to the usages and discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America; That Revd. D.B. Turner and Samuel J. Cary were choosen to preside at said meeting, who upon recessing and caucusing the Votes of the Electors present found that by the largest number of votes that Samuel J. Cary, P. Stephenson, Isaac Van Schaack, Jacob Pierce & Randell Sanders were duly chosen trustees of said congregation and Society, which trustees and their Successors shall be known for ever hereafter by the name and title of the Trustees of the first Methodist Episcopal Church in Coxsackie, and the seal of said society is, and shall be hereafter in the style and after the manner of this impression.  In Witness whereof we have hereunto Subscribed our names and Seals.         Dated at Coxsackie this 13th day of September 1841—

Witness                                                           D. B. Turner    (sign of the cross)
            P. Stephenson                                     S. J. Cary        (sign of the cross) 

State of New York                  On the 27th day of September A.D. 1841, personally appeared before me Sylvester Nichols One of the Judges of the Courts of
 Greene County                       Said County of Greene Patrick Stephenson to me Known to be the Subscribing witness to the within Certificate, and who
                                                   being duly sworn says that the signatures to the written certificate of Election of Trustees was done in his presence & that they
                                                   severally acknowledged they Executed the same for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sylvester Nichols

Recorded March 28th 1842 at 3 Olock (sic) P.M.

            William Pierson, Clerk


We do hereby certify that on the 4th Day of Sept 1843 agreeable to notice as Directed by the Statute in such Case made and provided in the Revised Statutes of the State of New York, Vol 5, Page 294 Section 3rd.  The inhabitants of the village of Lexington Flatts and vicinity, in the Town of Lexington and County of Greene meet at there meting (blank) in Said Society for the purpose of forming a religious (blank) when Elijah Moore and Orlando L. Newton was appointed moderators and B.C. Smith Clerk, when the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted

1st        Resolved that Wm. Faulkner, Lucas VanValkenburgh, Cornelius Hagaboon, Luman Whitcomb, Daniel Rauley serve as trustees of said Society until others are appointed in their place and that they and their Successors be for ever known and Distinguist as trustees of the First Baptist Society of Lexington

2nd       Resolved  That this society be called and known by the name of the First Babtist Society of Lexington

3rd        Resolved  That this Society hold its anuel meting on the Fourth Day of Sept in Said meeting House in each year until otherwise changed

                                                                        Elijah Moore
                                                                        Orlando L. Newton 

State of New York                 On the fourth Day of September 1843 personally came before me Elijah More & Orland L. Newton to me known to be the  
County of Greene                  person described as mderators (sic) in the above instrument, who declared & acknowledged that the proceedings above stated
                                                  were had on the day above mentioned, and that they severally subscribed their names to the same as moderators for the
                                                  purpose therein mentioned & Expressed—I allow the same to be recorded—

Recorded October 16th 1843  12 O,clock M                          Bruce C. Smith a Justice

            William Pierson, Clk.                                                of the County aforesaid


State of New York

Greene County            I Samuel Dubois Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint George Beach of the Town of Hunter in said County to be under Sheriff in and for said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand & seal this first day of January 1844                                              Saml. Dubois

State of New York
Greene County            On the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty four personally appeared before me Samuel Dubois to me known to be the individual who executed the foregoing instrument in writing who acknowledged that he duly executed the same

Recorded January 1st 1844                             B. Van Vleck   Justice Peace

Wm. Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County            I Samuel Dubois Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Isaac Sears of the Town of Durham in said County to be Deputy Sheriff in and for said County to held during the pleasure of the sheriff aforesaid  Given under my hand & seal this first day of January 1844                                              Saml. Dubois

State of New York
Greene County            On the 1st day of January 1844 before me came Samuel Dubois known to me to be the individual described in and who executed the above instrument, who acknowledged that he executed the same      Ira Dubois

Recorded January 1st 1844                                         Justice of the Peace

Wm. Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County            I Samuel Dubois Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Smith Betts of the Town of Coxsackie in said County to be Deputy Sheriff in and for said County to held during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand & seal this first day of January 1844                                       Saml. Dubois

State of New York
Greene County            On the first day of January one thousand Eight hundred and forty four personally appeared before me Samuel Dubois to me known to be the individual who executed the foregoing instrument in writing, who acknowledged that he duly executed the same

Recorded January1st 1844                                         B. Van Vleck   Justice peace

William Pierson, Clerk


I William Pierson Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby Constitute and appoint Turhand K. Cook of Catskill in said County Deputy Clerk of the said County to hold the said office during my pleasure  In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 1st day of January 1844

Recorded January 8th 1844

William Pierson, Clerk


State of New York
Greene County            I Samuel Dubois Sheriff of the said County hereby appoint Alphons Kipp of the Town of Lexington in Said County to be Deputy Sheriff in and for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the Sheriff aforesaid—Given under my hand and Seal this first day of January 1844                   Samuel Dubois

State of New York
Greene County            On the ninth day of January 1844 personally appeared before me Samuel Dubois to me known to be the person described in a who Executed the foregoing Instrument & who acknowledged the due Execution thereof

Recorded January 10th 1844                                       Isaac Pruyse   Supr. Court Comr.

Wm. Pierson, Clerk


To all whom these presents may come:  We whose names and seals are hereunto affixed, do certify that in pursuance of notice duly given according to law, for that purpose at the time of Divine Service on the two Sunday mornings now last past, the male persons of full age belonging to the Church Congregation or Society worshipping in the Prattsville Academy, in the Village of Prattsville in the County of Greene and State of New York; in which Church, Congregation or Society Divine Sarvis is Celebrated according to the rites of the protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York, met at the place of worship in Prattsville, for the purpose of Incorporating themselves under the Act entitled “an act to provide for the Incorporation of Religious Societies” and the act to amend the same—At which meeting and by a majority of voices, the undersigned Thomas S. Judd being Rector of the said Church was called to the chair and presided, and the undersigned William H. Jackson & Asa W. Lee were nominated to Certify the proceedings of said meeting in Conjunction with said Rector, and by a majority of voices Thomas Montgomery and Abraham Chatfield were Elected Church wardens.  And Zadock Pratt, Robert P. More and Smith H. Shaw were duly elected vestrymen of said church, and Tuesday in the week called Easter week, was, in like manner, fixed on as the day on which the said offices of Church wardens and vestrymen Shall annually thereafter cease, and their Successors in office be chosen—And the name a title of “The Rectors church wardens and Vestrymen of Grace Church in the Village of Prattsville” was in like manner fixed on and agreed to, as that by which the said Church, Congregation or Society, Shall be known in law.

            In Witness whereof we, the said Thomas S. Judd, together with the Undersigned William H. Jackson & Asa W. Lee, have hereunto Subscribed our names and affixed our Seals, this tenth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty four

Signed and Sealed in                                                Thomas S. Judd
the presence of                                                           William H. Jackson
            F. James Fitch                                                 Asa W. Lee
            John Hopkins

State of New York
Greene County            On this tenth day of June in the Year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fourty four before me Frederick A. Fenn Judge of the Court of Common pleas for the County of Greene personally appeared F. James Fitch one of the subscribing witnesses to the above Instrument to me personally known, who being by me duly sworn, did depose and say, that he resides in Prattsville in the County of Greene, that he know Thomas S. Judd, William H. Jackson and Asa W. Lee, the persons described in and whose names and seals are affixed to the foregoing instrument, and saw them Execute the same; that they acknowledged to him that they Executed the same and that he the said F. James Fitch in their presence and at their request, did together with John Hopkins Subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto

Recorded June 13th 1844 at 3 OClock P.M.               F. A. Fenn 
            William Pierson, Clerk                                  Judge of Greene County Courts


Whereas, public notice has been duly given for more than fifteen Days previous to this date that the male members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Congregation, who have Statedly worshiped at the Masonick Hall in the town of Durham County of Greene and State of New York, at which place such church and Congregation have statedly attended for divine worship, would meet at said place at one oclock in the afternoon of this 12th day of March 1844 for the purpose of Electing Trustees & organizing a religious Society in pursuance of the Statute in such case made and provided, which notice has been duly read by the Minister preaching to said church and Congregation for three Sabbaths in Succession next preceeding this date—And whereas the said members of such Church and Congregation having assembled in pursuance of said notice, and there being no Elders or Church Wardens of Such Church & Congregation, the Undersigned John Obrien & Daniel B. Boothe two of the members of said Church were by a Majority of the members present duly nominated to preside at such Election—and the said members of said Church and Congregation by law entitled , having then & there proceeded to Elect & choose Six persons as Trustees, we the said John OBrien and Daniel B. Boothe presiding officers at such meeting & Election do hereby Certify that on this 12th day of March 1844 Daniel B. Boothe, Asaph Hulburt, Richard Crandell, Eber P. Smith, Bartholomew S. Vroman & John Smith were duly Elected as Trustees of said Church & Society & that said Church & society is to be called & known by the name of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Village of Durham & by that name the said Trustees & their Successors in office shall forever hereafter be known & called.

            In Witness whereof, we the said presiding officers, have hereunto set our hand & Seals, this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & forty four--  Sealed & delivered

in the presence of                                                      John OBrien
                        A. Marks                                             Danl. B. Boothe 

State of New York
Greene County            On this 27th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Forty four Almeson Marks with whom I am personally acquainted came before me Perkins King Esqr. first Judge of Greene County Courts & being by me duly Sworn, deposes and says, that he is a resident of the town of Durham in the County aforesaid that he saw John OBrien and Daniel B. Booth Execute the within Certificate or instrument that he the said Almeson Marks Subscribed his name thereto as a Witness, and that he knew the said John Obrien and Daniel B. Booth to be the persons described in & who Executed the said Instrument.                                  Perkins King

Recorded May 28, 1844 at 9 Oclock A.M.

            William Pierson Clerk


Greenville       April 3rd 1845             At a meeting of the first Christian Church and Society in the town of Greenville at their Chappel in the Village of Freehold for the purpose of organizing said Society public notice thereof being given according to law the meeting was Caled to order by Calling William Campbell to the Chair and Haizey Mead was Chosen Secretary.  Resolved that the said Society be Called the First Christian Church and Society—Resolved that the meeting chuse Six trustees for to take Charge of affairs and business of said Society—Resolved, James R. Stanton & John Hart two of the Deacons of said Church to be Inspectors to receive the vote and Canvas the Same and to Judge of the qualification of voters—Resolved, Harman Becker, Phillip Hover, David Bennett, Augustus Mygatt, William Campbell & James Jennings are Elected Trustees by the greatest number of votes and after being Classd , Harmon Becker & Phillip Hover for No. three, David Bennett & Augustus Mygatt for No. two, William Campbell & James Jennings for No. one—Resolved that the said inspectors deliver to the trustees a Certificate of their Election.

James R. Stanton        }                                              William Campbell, Chairman
John Hartt                   }  Inspectors                           Haizey Mead, Secretary 

State of New York County of Greene                        On the 9th day of April A.D. 1845 before me Perkins King first Judge of the County Courts for said County James R. Stanton and John Hartt whom I know to be persons described in and who Execute the within Instrument acknowledged that they Executed the same.                               Perkins King

Recorded April 17th 1845 at 11 Olock A.M.

            William Pierson, Clerk 


I William Pierson Clerk of the County of Greene do hereby appoint George H. Pierson of Catskill in said County Deputy Clerk of the said County to hold the said office during my pleasure.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 6th day of August 1845.                                                               Wm. Pierson

Recorded August 6th 1845

            Wm. Pierson, Clk. 


At a meeting of the Westkill Baptist Church and Society held according to previous notice which was read three Successive Sabbaths from the desk by the Minister of Said Church and Society in the hereing of the Congregation.  Elder J. P. Barnett and Deacon Henry Classan were Chosen to preside—It was unanimously voted that we proceed to Organize as a Corporate body Under the name and Stite of the first Particular Baptist Church and Society of Westkill in the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene & State of New York—Voted that Six trustees be the number Chosen—Proceeded to the Choice of trustees by ballot which resulted in the Choice of the following named persons

            Abraham Hare            } 1 year                       Henry Classen             }  2 years
            Aaron Bushnell           }                                   Gideon Bushnell         }
            
            Christopher V. Barnett           }  3 years
            Alvin Bushnell                         }

The term of Service was decided by the Casting—

adjourned without date—Westkill     Oct. 28th 1846

Recorded December 9th 1846 at 3 OClock P.M.                    J.P. Barnett
            William Pierson, Clerk                                              Henry Classen


We the Undersigned do hereby Certify that at a meeting of the male members of the first Methodist Episcopal Society of the town of Lexington held at their Usual place of public worship, pursuant to legal notice, on the 18th day of March 1845, the following named persons were by a majority of votes duly Elected Trustees of said Society.  Miner Sanford, Chauncey Williams, John Chase, Asahel Reynolds & West Chase, Frederick V. Martin—In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 25th day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and forty five—

In presence of                                                             West Chase
Henry Goslee                                                              Miner Sanford

Greene County            Be it known that before me personally came Miner Sanford & West Chase, known to me to be the individuals who Executed the above Instrument who acknowledged that they Executed the Same              Henry Goslee  Justice of the peace

Recorded April 2nd 1845 at 9 OC P.M.

            Wm. Pierson, Clerk


I Isaac Van Schaack clerk of the county of Greene do hereby appoint Turhand K. Cooke of the Town of Catskill and County of Greene Deputy clerk of said County to hold the said office during my pleasure.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of January 1847.                              Isaac Van Schaack

Dated Jany 1st 1847

            Isaac Van Schaack 


To all to whom these presents Shall Come Greeting—Know that I Robert Fulton of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing Special trust and Confidence in Joseph Hoyt of the town of Coxsackie in the County aforesaid have Constituted and appointed and by these presents do Constitute and appoint him the said Joseph Hoyt Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene, under me the Said Sheriff.  And I do hereby grant unto the said Joseph Hoyt full power and authority as my deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use and Exercise the Said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he Shall be Legally discharged thereupon.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed by Seal and Subscribed my name and office this first day of January 1847                           Robert Fulton Sheriff

Witness

            Isaac Pruyse

 Greene County            On the first day of January 1847 personally appeared before me Robert Fulton who is to me well known to be the person described in & who Executed the foregoing Conveyance & who acknowledged the due Execution thereof

Recorded January 1st 1847                                         Isaac Pruyse    Supreme

            T.K. Cooke  Dep. Clk.                                                Court Commissioner 


State of New York
Greene County            I Robert Fulton Sheriff of the Said County do hereby appoint Michael Plank of the town of Catskill in Said County to be Jailor in and for Said County to hold during the pleasure of the said Sheriff aforesaid.  Given under my hand & seal this first day of January 1847.                                 Robert Fulton, Sheriff

County of Greene       On the first Day of January 1847 appeared before me Robert Fulton Whom I Know to be the Person above Described & who Executed the above Instrument & acknowledged he had Executed the Same.                Robert Dorlin  Justice of the peace

Recorded January 1st 1847                                                                           

T.K. Cooke, Dept. Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting—Know that I Robert Fulton of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene, Sheriff of the County aforesaid reposing special trust and confidence in Burrit O Stone of the Town of Windham in the County aforesaid have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint him the said Burrit O Stone Deputy Sheriff of the County under me said Sheriff, And I do hereby grant unto him the said Burrit O,Stone full power and authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use and Exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal and subscribed my name and office this first day of January 1847                 Robert Fulton Sheriff 

State of New York
Greene County            On the first day of January 1847 Robert Fulton to me known to be the individual named in and who Executed the above instrument came before me and acknowledged that he Executed the said instrument for the purposes therein mentioned

Recorded Jany 4th 1847                                              John Van Vechten

            T.K. Cook   Dept. Clk.                                    Justice of the Peace


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting—Know that I Robert Fulton of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County aforesaid reposing special confidence and trust in James Barlow of the town of Durham in the County aforesaid have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint him the said James Barlow Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff, and I do hereby grant unto him the said James Barlow full power and authority as my deputy Sheriff throughout the said County Greene to use and to Exercise the said office of deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid untill he shall be legally discharged therefrom.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set affixed my seal and subscribed my name and office this first day of Jany 1847                        Robert Fulton Sheriff

State of New York
Greene County            On the Eight day of Jany 1847 Robert Fulton to me known to be the person mentioned in and who Executed the above instrument came before me and acknowledged that he Executed the above instrument for the purposes therein mentioned

Recorded Jany 8th 1847                                              John Van Vechten

            T.K. Cooke  Dep. Clk.                                    Justice of the Peace


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.  Know that I Robert Fulton of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust and confidence in John H. France of the Town of Catskill in the County aforesaid have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint here the said John H. France Under Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him the said John H. France full power and authority as my under sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use and exercise the said office of under sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to and regulating the office of Under Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom       In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal and subscribed my name and office this first day of January 1847          Robert Fulton  Sheriff 

State of New York
Greene County            On the first day of January 1847 Robert Fulton to me known to be the individual named in and who Executed the above instrument came before me and acknowledged that he Executed the above instrument for the purposes therein mentioned

Recorded Jany (blank)                                               John Van Vechten

            T.K. Cooke  Dept. Clerk                                             Justice of the Peace


To All to whom these presents come Greeting.  Know that I Robert Fulton of the Town of Catskill in the County of Greene, Sheriff of the County (sic) of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust and confidence in Henry Eggner of the Town of Catskill in the County aforesaid have constituted and appointed him the said Henry Eggner Deputy Sheriff of said County of Greene under me the said sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him Henry Eggner full power and authority as my deputy Sheriff through said County of Greene to sue and Exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of the State relative to and regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal and subscribed my name and office This twenty sixth day of Jany 1847                 Robert Fulton  Sheriff

            in presence of
            Ianc (Isaac)? J. Dubois

Recorded Jany 26th 1847

            T.K. Cooke  Dept. Clk.


Whereas Orrin Day of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene deceased did on or about the 21 day of October 1842 Make and publish his last Will and Testament under his hand and Seal in the presence of Jacob R. Greene and John Lockie Witnesses thereto.            And whereas the said Orrin Day did also on or about the twentieth day of August in the year Eighteen hundred and forty four Make and publish his codicil annexed to his said last will and testament in the presence of Frederick Hill and John Hill witnesses thereto in which said Codicil it is declared by the said Orrin Day (among other things) as follows to wit.  “And whereas by my said Will I did direct that my Real Estate should be sold by my Executors,”  Now I do by this my Codicil give & devise to my sons Edgar Burr and Samuel Sherwood that part of my real Estate known as my wharf and buildings thereon situated on the bank of the Catskill Creek in the Village of Catskill and now occupied by Penfield Day and Company to hold the same to my said sons Edgar Burr and Samuel Sherwood share and share alike and to their heirs and assigns forever, provided however that the fair value of said premises shall be deducted from the shares of my said sons in my Estate which Value shall be determined within One year after my decease by James Powers, Samuel L. Penfield, and James Millard or a Majority of them.  Which determination of said men or rather two of them shall be in writing under their hands and Seals and duly acknowledged and recorded in the Clerks office of the County of Greene and in case the said appraisers or Either two of them be dead or shall refuse or neglect to determine said value for one year after my decease, the other appraisers shall be appointed by the survivor or survivors of them and in case all of them shall have died or they refuse or neglect to appoint as aforesaid then such appraisers shall be appointed by the person or a Majority of them serving as trustees of Christs Church in Catskill for the time being in their individual and not in their Corporate Capacity and the sum which said appraisers so appointed or either two of them shall determine to be the value of said premises shall be deducted as aforesaid from the shares of my Estate belonging to the said Edgar Burr and Samuel Sherwood and in case that either of my said Sons Edgar Burr and Samuel Sherwood shall be dead at the time of said appraisal then the said device sall (shall?) be null and void and the Said premises shall be sold with my other Real Estate.”

            And whereas the Said Orrin Day departed this life on or about the 26th day of December in the year Eighteen hundred and forty six, And whereas also the said Edgar Burr Day and Samuel Sherwood Day the Sons of the Said Orrin Day were living at the time of the appraisal of the value of the property mentioned as aforesaid by the said Orrin Day in his said Codicil annexed to this Said last will and testament.

            Now know all men by these presents that we James Powers, Samuel L. Penfield and James Millard of the Village of Catskill in the County of Greene, the persons named in and authorized by the said Orrin Day in his Codicil aforesaid annexed to his last will and Testament to appraise and determine the value of the Wharf and buildings thereon situated on the bank of the Catskill Creed in the village of Catskill and now occupied by Penfield Day & Co. as described by the said Orrin Day in his said last will and testament codicil aforesaid.  Do hereby Certify that we have Carefully examined the said property and do hereby appraise and determine the value to be three thousand six hundred Dollars.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set we the said James Powers, Samuel L. Penfield, and James Millard have hereunto set out hands and Seals this 8th day of June in the year One thousand Eight hundred & forty seven                                  James Powers

                                                                                                James Millard
                                                                                                Samuel L. Penfield 

State of New York
County of Greene       On the 11th day of June 1847 Appeared before me James Powers, James Millard and Samuel L. Penfield whom I know to be the persons above described and who Executed the within instrument and severally acknowledged they had duly Executed the same                                              Robert Dorlon  Justice of the Peace


We the undersigned do hereby Certify that at a meeting of the male members of the Methodist Episcopal Society of Lexington Heights held at the usual place of worship pursuant to legal Notice on the 25th day of January 1848.  The following persons were by a majority of votes duly Elected Trustees of said Society.  Namely David N. Chase, Samuel Hall, George Mann, Ralph Coe and Chauncy Hosford.

            In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this 25th day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and forty Eight

                                                                                    William B. Mitchell
in the presence of                                                       George W. Miles
Michael Mann

State of New York
Greene County            Be it known that on the twenty fifth day of January in (sic) thousand Eight hundred and forty Eight personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace of Said County William B. Mitchell and George W. Miles Known to me to be the individuals who Executed the above instrument, and who acknowledged that they Executed the same.                                             Michael Mann   Justice of the Peace


At a duly Notified Meeting of the first Christian Church and Society at their Chappel in the Town of New Baltimore.  To take into consideration the legal organization of said Society.  Whereupon Jesse Greene was called to the chair and David Williams Secretary.  A Motion was made and carried that Oliver Palmer & Henry Williams be inspectors of votes.  The following persons were duly Elected Trustees Viz  Jonathan Miller & Jesse Greene for three years, James G. Greene & Joseph Z. Hallock for two years, Oliver Palmer & Robert Sarles for One year.

The above named trustees was duly Elected and Constituted according to the Statue (sic)

The 2 first for 3 years, The two next for 2 years and the two last for One year from the 13th day of March in the year 1848.           
                                                                                     Jesse Greene, Chairman
                                                                                    Oliver Palmer
David Williams                                                        Henry Williams
      Secretary

Greene County            One the 29th day of June 1848 Oliver Palmer and Henry Williams came before me and severally acknowledged that they Executed the within instrument for the purposes intended therein, and I further certify that I know them to be the same persons described in the within paper.            Talmadge Fairchild  Justice of the Peace


Green County             I Jacob Van Orden, Clerk of said County do hereby constitute & appoint Wm. H. Van Orden of Catskill to be Deputy Clerk of said County to hold said office during my pleasure.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of January Eighteen hundred & fifty         

Recorded Jany 1st 1850                                              J. Van Orden, Clerk

J. Van Orden, Clerk


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

Know that I George W. Halcott of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene, Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Samuel A. Baker of the Town of Catskill in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Samuel A. Baker Under Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff And I do hereby grant unto him the said Samuel A. Baker full power & authority as my under Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Under Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of under Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom             In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of January Eighteen hundred & fifty

                                                                        George W. Halcott   Sheriff

Greene County            On the 2nd day of January in the year 1850 personally came before me George W. Halcott to me personally known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & who acknowledged that he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 2nd 1850                                 Lindsley Beach
J. Van Orden  Clerk                                        Justice of the Peace 


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting—

            Know that I George W. Halcott of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Horace B. Kirtland of the Town of Durham in the County of Greene aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Horace B. Kirtland Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff                  And I do grant unto him the said Horace B. Kirtland gull power & authority as by Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom                  In witness whereof I have affixed by seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of January Eighteen hundred & fifty       George W. Halcott, Sheriff

Greene County            On the second day of January in the year 1850 personally came before me George W. Halcott to me personally known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & who acknowledged that he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 2nd 1850                                             Lindsley Beach
J. Van Orden, Clerk                                                    Justice of the Peace


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

            Know that I George W. Halcott of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Stewart Austin of the Town of Coxsackie in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Stewart Austin Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff.    And I do hereby grant unto him the said Stewart Austin full power & authority as by Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.       In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of January Eighteen hundred & fifty

                                                                        George W. Halcott, Sheriff

            Greene County.           On the second day of January in the year 1850 personally came before me George W. Halcott to me personally known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & who acknowledged that he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 2nd 1850                                             Lindsley Beach
J. Van Orden, Clerk                                                    Justice of the Peace


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

            Know That I George W. Halcott of the County of Greene Sheriff of said County reposing special trust & confidence in John H. France of said County have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him said John H. France Keeper of the Jail & prisoners therein or hereafter therein of said County of Greene under me said Sheriff.  And I do hereby grant unto him the said John H. France full power & authority as Jailer to use & exercise the said office of Jailor according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Jailer aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of January Eighteen hundred & fifty

                                                            George W. Halcott, Sheriff

            Greene County—On the second day of January in the year 1850 personally came before me George W. Halcott to me known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & who acknowledged that he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 2nd 1850                                 Lindsley Beach
J. Van Orden, Clerk                                        Justice of the Peace


            Jany 8 18(4)50

In the matter of                                   names of officers granting order

Joel Colyer a Lunatick                          Clark Beckwith           Cairo   )
residing in the Village of Athens       Henry VanLoan          Athens }  Supts. of Poor

Registered January 8th 1850               Elisha Blackman        Cairo   }
            J. Van Orden Clk.


Action & Resolution of the board of supervisors of Greene County forming new term.

            At the annual meeting of the board of supervisors of the County of Greene held at the Court house in the Village of Catskill in said county on the 14th day of November one thousand Eight hundred & forty nine

Present                       

Amos Botsford           Supervisor of the town of Greenville and Chairman of said Board

Jacob Roggen, Supervisor of the town of Durham;  Howland Macomber, Supervisor of the town of Windham;  David B. Strong, supervisor of the town of Ashland;  Bethuel Sutherland, supervisor of the town of Prattsville;  Jacob Hagaboon, supervisor of the town of Lexington; Fisk Beach, supervisor of the town of Hunter;  Jacob Van Orden, Supervisor of the town of Catskill;  Alonzo Greene, Supervisor of the town of Athens;  Augustus Cornwall, Supervisor of the town of Coxsackie, Garret Coonley, Supervisor of the town of New Baltimore;  Amasa Keith, Supervisor of the town of Cairo.

            Application having been made to this Board pursuant to an act of the Legislature passed on the 3rd day of April 1847 entitled an act to Vest in the board of Supervisors certain Legislative powers and to prescribe their fees for certain services by twelve freeholders & more in Each of the towns of Lexington & Hunter to Erect a new town from said towns of Lexington & Hunter.  Such application  was referred to a committee appointed by the Chairman of said board of supervisors consisting of Daniel B. Strong, Supervisor of Ashland;  Augustus Cornwall, supervisor of Coxsackie and Bethuel Sutherland, Supervisor of Prattsville, and that they report with all convenient speed to this board their opinion and decision in reference to said application.   And several of the inhabitants and freeholders of said towns of Lexington & Hunter having presented to this board a petition asking for the Erection of a new town from the said towns of Lexington & Hunter, And several remonstrances having also been presented by several of the inhabitants & freeholders of said towns of Lexington & Hunter remonstrating against the Erecting of said new Town which petitions & remonstrances were referred to said Committee.            And it also appearing to the board by affidavits that a notice in writing of the application aforesaid for the Erection of a new town from said towns of Lexington & Hunter, Subscribed by twelve freeholders of Each of said towns had been posted in five of the most publick places in Each of said towns of Lexington & Hunter for four weeks next previous to said application to this board      And it also appearing by affidavits that a copy of such notice had also been published for at least six weeks immediately before the meeting of this board at which such application was to be made in all the newspapers printed in the County of Greene to wit in a paper printed in the Village of Catskill called the Recorder and Democrat in the paper printed in said Village heretofore called the Catskill Messenger and now the Greene County whig and also a paper printed in the town of Prattsville in said County called the Prattsville Advocate which said affidavits & notices were referred to the aforesaid Committee appointed in the subject of said Application and the Petitioners for said application have also presented to this board a map & survey of said towns of Lexington & Hunter being all the towns affected by said application which map & survey are also referred by the said board to the aforesaid Committee.                 

            The Committee to whom said application was referred as aforesaid did on this 16th day of November one thousand Eight hundred & forty nine Report to this board that they had only Examined the subject referred to them for the Erection of a new town from parts of the towns of Lexington & Hunter and are unanimously of opinion that the petitioners have Complied with all the provisions of the aforesaid act & that a new town ought to be Erected from parts of the towns of Lexington & Hunter & that the following should be the boundaries of such new town.  Beginning at the northwest corner of the town of Hunter & being the north East corner of the town of Lexington on the South boundaries of the town of Windham in said county & on the dividing line between Great lots numbers twenty two & twenty three Hardenburgh patent & runs thence along the division line between the towns of Windham & Lexington Westerly to the South East corner of the town of Ashland in said County and along the division line between the towns of Lexington & Ashland westerly to the west line of Great lot number twenty two aforesaid thence along said west line aforesaid Southerly to the southwest corner of lot number sixty nine of that part of Great lot number twenty two aforesaid known as the south township thence along the south line of said lot number sixty nine and the south lines of lots number seventy seventy one and seventy two the East lines of said lot seventy two south line of lots number ninety two ninety South & East line of lot number Eighty Eight South lines of lots numbers Eighty seven & Eighty five os said township to the north west corner of that part of the town of Lexington recently set off from the town of Hunter being on the west line of Great lot number twenty three aforesaid and the southwest corner of lot number seventy six of said Great lot thence along the south lines of said lots number seventy six seventy seven & seventy Eight being also the dividing line between the towns of Lexington & Hunter Easterly one hundred and twenty Eight chains thence crossing said lot number seventy Eight North thirty four degrees thirty minutes East sixty Chains to the Southeast corner of lot number seventy one and in the same direction along the East line of lots numbered seventy one six sixty three fifty Eight & fifty three of said Great lot number twenty three to the southwest corner of lot number forty nine of said Great lot thence along the South & East lines thereof and the north line of lot number fifty to the west line of Great lot number twenty four patent aforesaid and thence Easterly along the south lines of lots numbers twenty five twenty six & twenty seven of the west half of said great lot number twenty four to the division line between the East & west parts of said Great lot thence along said division line northerly to the Southwest corner of lot number twenty  of the East part of said Great lot thence along the south lines of lots numbers twenty nineteen & Eighteen to the dividing line between the tracts of land in said Great lot formerly owned by Robert S. Livingston & Edward P. Livingston thence along said division line northerly to the north bounds of the Hardenburgh patent thence north twenty five degrees & thirty minutes East crossing sections of lots numbers seventeen Eighteen & fifteen of Treat & McLeans patent to the southwest corner of lot number seventy nine state landtract and thence along the East line of said lot & by lot number seventy five of said tract to the south boundary of the town of Windham aforesaid & thence westerly along said boundary to the place of beginning

            On this 16th day of November one thousand Eight hundred & forty nine at the Court house in the Village of Catskill in said County at a meeting of the said board of supervisors of all the towns therein & of the persons herein before named the subject of the application for a new town to be Erected from the towns of Lexington & Hunter and the report of the Committee so made as aforesaid to this board were Considered & acted upon and it was Resolved by a vote of two thirds of all the supervisors Elected in said County that a new town be & the same is hereby Erected out of parts of said towns of Lexington & Hunter which new town is bounded as stated and described as aforesaid by the aforesaid Committee in their report & that such new town be called or designated by the name of Jewett.

Resolved that the first annual town meeting in the new town hereby Erected shall be held at the house of Silas Greene in the now town of Lexington on the first Tuesday of April next and that Fisk Beach, S.B. Hinman & Alfred Peck three Electors of such new town whose duty it shall be to preside at such meeting and that a notice of the time & place of such meeting be signed by the Chairman or clerk of this board to be posted in four of the most publick places in said town by the persons or Electors designated as aforesaid to preside at such town meeting at least fourteen days before holding the same

Resolved That the place for holding the first town meeting hereafter to be held in the town of Lexington shall be at the house of Lucas VanVaulkenburgh in the said town of Lexington and the place for holding the first town meeting in the town of Hunter shall be at the house of William E. Anthony in said town of Hunter

Dated at Catskill  Novr. 16, 1849                              Amos Botsford,, Chairman

P.K. Salisbury Clerk of the

            board of supervisors

Recorded January 9, 1850

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


A Law for the preservation of Game in the County of Greene                    Passed December 12th 1849

The board of supervisors of the County of Greene by virtue of the power and authority in them vested by the legislature of the state of New York do ordain & resolve as follows

S 1       It shall not be lawful for any person to catch kill or destroy within the County of Greene, any partridge Quail rabbit or hare from the first of March to the first of September nor any woodcock from the first of March to the first of July nor any Snipe from the first of June to the first of September in Each year

S 2       It shall not be lawful for any person in said County to sell offer for sale or have in his or her possession any of the said game within the periods mentioned in the foregoing section

S 3       Any person violating the provisions of the law shall be liable to a penalty of five Dollars to be sued for & collected in the name of any overseer of the poor of the town where the offence is committed or any Superintendant of the poor of the County of Greene which suit shall be commenced within three months after the Commission of said offence

S 4       One half of any penalty recovered pursuant to this law shall be applied to the support of the poor and the other half shall belong to & be paid to the person upon whose information the suit shall be instituted

S 5       This law shall take Effect on the first day of January 1850

P.K. Salisbury                                                             Amos Botsford, Chairman

Clerk of Board of supervisors

Recorded January 9, 1850

            J. Van Orden, Clk. 


A law for the destruction of noxious animals in the County of Greene       Passed December 12th 1849

The Board of supervisors of the County of Greene by virtue of the power & authority in them vested by the Legislature of the state of New York do ordain & resolve as follows

S1        Every person being at the time an inhabitant of the County of Greene shall kill a full grown wolf or wolf whelp or wild cat within said County shall be Entitled to a bounty of ten Dollars for Each full grown wolf, five Dollars for Each wolf whelp & two Dollars for Each wild cat to be allowed & paid by the Board of supervisors of said County.

S 2       Every person intending to apply for such bounty shall Exhibit the animal or skin thereof so killed by him within three days after the same shall have been killed to a justice of the peace of town wherein such animal was killed and shall prove by his own oath and such other evidence as said justice may require such facts as will Entitle said person to said bounty.

S3        If such justice be satisfied that such person is Entitled to said bounty he shall Enter his decision thereon in his Docket & shall deliver a transcript of such decision to the person claiming such bounty who shall within five days thereafter deliver said transcript to the supervisor of said town who shall deliver the same to the Board of supervisors of said County at their next annual meeting

S 4       The justice before whom such proceedings shall be had shall receive therefore the sum of fifty cents to be paid by the person claiming said bounty and shall be satisfied that no previous transcript of a decision on such proceedings has been had or obtained for killing the same animal

S 5       This law shall take Effect on the first day of January 1850

P.K. Salisbury, Clerk of                                             Amos Botsford, Chairman

the board of Supervisors

Recorded January 9, 1850

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

            Know that I George W. Halcott of the town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Burrit O Stone of the Town of Windham in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Burrit O Stone Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff.

            And I do hereby grant unto him the said Burrit O Stone full power & authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of January 1850.                  George W. Halcott, Sheriff

 Greene County            On the second day of January in the year 1850 personally came before me George W. Halcott to me known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & who acknowledged that he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 10th 1850                                            Lindsley Beach

J. Van Orden, Clk.                                                      Justice of the Peace 


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

            Know that I George W. Halcott of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid, reposing special trust & confidence in George L. France of the Town of Prattsville in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said George L. France Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff

            And I do hereby grant unto him the said George L. France full power & authority as by Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal & subscribed my name & office this 9th day of January 1850                           George W. Halcott, Sheriff

Greene County            One the 9th day of January 1850 George W. Halcott whom I know to be the person who executed the above appointment personally appeared before me & acknowledged that he executed the same

Recorded Jany 11th 1850                                            P.K. Salisbury

J. Van Orden, Clk.                                                      Justice of the Peace


The undersigned hereby Certify that the following is a Correct Minute of the proceedings of a meeting of the following named persons Viz Silvester Nichols, Wm. H. Morton, Henry Van Loan, Nathan Goldsmith, Wm. K. Reeves, N.E. Edmonds, Jno. H. Wheeler, Ethan S. Fox, Henry Van DenBurgh, N.W. Howland, Hezekiah Seaman, Horace Church, Warren Church, Jacob Parlow, Walter Howland, Samuel Seaman, John Schoonmaker, Elias Raymond, George Fields, I.S. Van Woert, John Sanderson, Sidney Miller, Jeremiah Brooks, Henry Post, Caleb Coffin, Reuben Coffin, I.R. Coffin, Jonas Oscar, B.V. Haveland, Harmon Van Woort, George Bomas, Enoch Sault, William Brandow, Seldon Post, Cornelius Brooks, Woodbridge King, Darius Howland, Thos. Van Horn, all residents of the Town of Athens County of Greene and State of New York convened at the Tavern of Castle Seeley in the Town County and State aforesaid on the 28th day of March 1849.  For the purpose of Organizing an Association to purchase ground for a Cemetery.  J. H. Wheeler was chosen chairman and Caleb Coffin Secretary.

            On Motion the following Resolutions were adopted.

Resolved That the Corporate Style and title of this Association Shall be The Athens Rural Cemetery Association the affairs of which shall be managed by Six Trustees.

The following persons were duly Elected Trustees Viz. Ethan S. Fox, N.W. Howland, Wm. H. Morton, John Sanderson, N.E. Edmonds and Caleb Coffin.  Whereupon the Classification was determined by lot drawn by the Chairman and Secretary as follows.  William H. Morton and E.N. Edmonds to serve for One year, Ethan S. Fox and John Sanderson two years, and N.W. Howland and Caleb Coffin for three years.

            Resolved That the annual meeting of this Association for the Election of Trustees shall be held on the first Monday in March at such time and place as shall be designated by the Trustees.

            Dated March 29th 1849                                  

Caleb Coffin, Secy.                                                    J. H. Wheeler, Chairman

State of New York
Greene County            I Certify that on this 29th day of March 1849 at Athens in said County before me a Justice of the Peace of Said Town Came John H. Wheeler and Caleb Coffin to me known to be the individuals described in and who made the written Certificate, And then & there said Caleb & John H. acknowledged severally that they Executed the said Certificate for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

Recorded 31st march 1849                                          Alonza Greene  Justice of the Peace

            J.V. Schaack, Clerk


To the honorable the board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

            The Petition of the undersigned inhabitants of the town of Hunter Co. of Greene Respectfully showeth that deeply ???the importance of an academy or school of higher a??? for the benefit of the children ??? rising generation ??? an vicinity

We have associated ourselves for that purpose ??? for an act of incorporation under the name of the Hunter classical school    We have nominated the following persons as trustees  Wm. W. Edwards  Milton A. Purdy  Stephen Gilbert  Horace W. Ingraham  George Chamberlain  Horatio S. Lockwood John M. Tremaine  Ebenezer L. Ingersoll  Elias Rogers all of Hunter & Jacob Schlager of Jewett      We have purchased & appropriated for the use of said school three acres of land in the central part of said Village upon which has been Erected a ????????????? dwelling house 38 by 40 & ??? 16 by 40 in rear all two stories finished throughout the later having the second story an entire school room  The land is worth about $300.00  The buildings cost about $1700 & we insured for a thousand  all in good state of repair ready for immediate occupancy of the school Next we have employed Mr. Wilman Hale Jr. a graduate of the New York University as teacher and the course of study intended to be pursued is a thorough knowledge of the English language arithmetic geography & mathematics Latin French Greek & German languages such as will qualify the scholars to enter the higher seminaries & colleges with credit to themselves & the institution and for usefulness to active life as citizen of an happy Republick   We unto respectfully state that this is no school in the within tier of terms in this county & that our location for having of atmosphere & that for health & sublime scenery is not surpassed by any ten of the ??? which is respectfully submitted by your humble servants    Hunter June 13, 1857

                        Wm. W. Edwards       E.L. Ingersol                           Stephen Gilbert
                        M.A. Purdy                 Horatio S. Lockwood             John M. Tremaine

We Wm. W. Edwards 7 Ebenezer Ingersoll of the town of Hunter County of Greene & state of New York do depose & say that the foregoing petition has been made & signed by as many of the Trustees of the Hunter Classical School as have constituted or subscribed by the more than half the property appropriated for the use & that the facts set forth in the application are true    June 14, 1857

Sworn & subscribed before me this                                       Wm. W. Edwards
16th day of June 1857       J??? P. Fordham                             M.A. Purdy
Justice             Hunter    Greene Co.                                        E.L. Ingersoll

Recorded June 28, 1857         10 A.M.

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


The Regents of the university of the state of New York

            To all to whom these presents shall or may come Greeting             Whereas Mr. W.G. Woods & others by an instrument in writing under their hands having date the fourteenth day of June 1857 after stating that they had contributed more than one half in value of the real & personal property ??? corrected & appropriated for the use & ??? of the Hunter Classical School Erected at the town of Hunter in the county of Greene and make application to us the Univ Regents that the said select school, might be incorporated the cause subject to the visitation of us and our successors & that William W. Edwards  Milton A. Purdy  Stephen Gilbert  Horace W. Ingraham  George Chamberlain  Horatio S. Lockwood  John W. Tremaine  Ebenezer L. Ingersoll  Elias Rogers all of Hunter & Jacob Schlager of Jewitt might be Trustees of the said ??? School by the name of Hunter Classical School

Now Know ye that we the said Regents having Enquired into the allegations contained in the instrument aforesaid & find the law to be true & it having been made to appear to our later ??? that the land said school is endowed with property for the use of said School of the  value of at least one thousand dollars and having the said select school ??? be convenient to the diffusion of useful knowledge ??? then ??? pursuant to the statute in such cases made & provided ??? on approbation of the incorporation of the said Wm. W. Edwards  Milton A. Purdy  Stephen Gilbert  Horace W. Ingraham  George Chamberlain  Horatio S. Lockwood  John N. Tremaine  Ebenezer L. Ingersoll Elias Rogers & Jacob Schlager by the name of Hunter Classical School being the name ???????????said request in writing on condition that the said Endowment shall never be diminished in value below one thousand dollars and that no cause shall ever be applied for purposes other than for publick instruction            In witness whereof we have caused our ??? seal to be hereunto affixed and the name of our chanceller & secretary to be hereunto subscribed the 23rd day of June in the year 1857                                                     G.Y. Lansing  Chanceller

                                                T. Remeyn Beck  Secretary

Recorded June 28, 1857

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting              Know that I George W. Halcott of the village of Catskill in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & Confidence in john H. France of the village of Catskill in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said John H. France Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said John H. France full power & authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom—In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 6th day of January 1852                          George W. Halcott  Sheriff

County of Greene       on the 20th day of January 1852 appeared before me George W. Halcott Sheriff &c whom I know to be the person above described & who executed the above Instrument & acknowledged he had executed the same         Robert Dorlon

Recorded February 4, 1852                                                                Justice of the Peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


At a meeting of the following persons John Feeney  H.E. Hotchkiss  Walker Noble  P. Stevens  Levi King  Samuel Porter  Aug. Hill  H.L. Day  Peter Plank  L.C. Bennett  Thos. Cornwall  John Lenon  George Wickes  J.B. Webster  J.S. Betts  E.S. Stevens  Elijah Wells  Paul Rider held pursuant to notice duly given at the home of Julia Dexter in Cairo Village County of Greene on Friday Evening July 9, 1852 George Wickes was chosen chairman & J.B. Webster Secretary.

On Motion Resolved that the meeting proceed to organize themselves into an incorporate body to be called the Cairo Cemetery association.  Resolved that the number of Trustees shall consist of six      The meeting then proceeded to Elect by Ballot the Trustees on the first ballot the following persons were unanimously Elected said Trustees Viz  Joseph H. Bowman  John Feeney  George Wickes Levi King  P.C. Mateon  H.E. Hotchkiss  The Chairman & Secretary then proceeded to divide the said Trustees into their classes Viz

John Feeney & George Wickes for one year  J.H. Bowman & Levi King for two years  P.C. Matoon & H.E. Hotchkiss 3 years     Resolved that the annual meeting of the association for the Election of Trustees be held on the 2nd Tuesday of January in Each year                                  

                                                                        Geo Wickes    Chairman
                                                                        J.B. Webster   Secretary

Greene County            I Certify that on the 12th day of July in the year 1852 George Wickes & Jonathan B. Webster whom I know to be the individuals mentioned intended & described in who Executed the foregoing instrument personally came before me & severally acknowledged that they Executed the same  Augustus Hill

Recorded July13, 1852                                                                       Justice of the Peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


[Two Recordings are here stricken, dated 1853.]


Articles of association of the Catskill Bank

Made & entered into under & pursuant to an act of the legislature of the State of New York passed April 18, 1838 entitled an act to authorize the business of Banking and the act amendatory thereof & supplementary thereto           Witnesseth that the subscribers whose names & seals are hereunto affixed being owners of a majority ??? account of the stock of the President Directors  & Company of the Catskill Bank have associated & do hereby associate themselves for the purpose of conducting the business ??? & pursuant to the acts aforesaid and hereby for themselves and their assigns bind themselves to the performance of the covenants & engage ??? herein contained and certify & declare these articles of association to be as ???

Article 1

Section 1st       The name assumed to distinguish this association and to be used in the dealings shall be the Catskill Bank

Section 2         This association shall commence business on the thirty first day of December in the year one thousand Eight hundred and fifty two and shall terminate on the first day of January in the year one thousand Eight hundred seventy nine

Section 3         The Village of Catskill in the County of Greene & State of New York shall be the place where the association of discount & deposits & the general business of this association shall be carried on

Article 2

Section 1         The Capital stock of this association shall be one hundred & ten thousand dollars and shall be divided into six thousand five hundred & seventy one shares of seventeen dollars each with power & authority to increase the same as hereafter mentioned to three hundred thousand dollars

Section 2         This association shall provide & keep suitable books for the registry & transfer of the share of the Capital Stock which shall be transferrable on the books of the association by the owners a their attornies

Section 3         As it is intended that the association shall take the place of the Corporation known as the President directors & Company of the Catskill Bank the charter of which will expire on the first day of January in the year one thousand Eight hundred & fifty three, the stockholdors shall be entitled to subscribe ??? to the first day of December in the year one thousand Eight hundred & fifty two for such amounts of the Capital Stock of this association as shall be equal to the amounts held by them respectively of the Capital Stock of said Corporation at the time of making such subscription

Section 4         At the time of subscribing for the stock hereof as provided by Section 3 of the article the subscriber shall assign & transfer to this association the stock in the President Directors & Company of the Catskill Bank authorizing this association to ??? out of the assets of the said Bank upon the ??? up of the affairs the amount belonging to  said subscribers respectively & pay therefrom the sum remaining due for the said subscribers for their subscription to the Capital Stock of this association & to place the remainder at their credit on the books of this association payable on demand

Article 3

Section 1         All the rights powers & privileges of Each & all the associates and those who may become such by virtue of these articles are hereby irrevocably delegated to vested in & shall only be Exercised by a board of directors & such officers & agents as they shall appoint

Section 2         The board of Directors shall consist of thirteen persons all of whom shall be residents of the state of New York and a majority of them shall be residents of the County of Greene and Each of whom shall own at least a sufficient Number of shares of the Capital Stock to amount to five hundred dollars

Section 3         Francis N. Wilson  Joshua Atwater  Abraham Van Vechten  Wilson Page  Thomas B. Cooke  J. Atwater Cooke  Caleb Hopkins  John M. Donnelly  John A. Cooke  Jacob Van Orden  Alexander H. Bailey  Ruben H. King  & Frederick Cooke shall be the first directors & shall hold their offices from the date of the filing of these articles until the last Tuesday in May in the year one thousand Eight hundred & fifty three & until others are elected in their places as hereafter provided Francis N. Wilson shall be the first President

Section 4         The first Election of Directors under these articles shall be held in the Village of Catskill aforesaid on the last Tuesday of May in the year one thousand Eight hundred and fifty three and thereafter the Election of Directors shall be held on the lat Tuesday of May in Each year at such hour of the day & at such place in the said Village of Catskill as the board of Directors for the time being shall by resolution appoint and whereof publick notice shall be given by the said Directors by an advertisement or notice to be inserted in at least one newspaper printed in the said Village of Catskill in four successive weeks immediately previous to the time of holding such Election and the said Election shall be made by ballot and shall be conducted by three Inspectors who shall be appointed by the board of Directors for the time being for that purpose at any Election if it should happen that two or more persons shall have an Equal number of votes ?????????? the full number should not be Elected then the directors Elected at such Election or a majority of them shall by ballot & by plurality of votes choose which of two persons having an equal number of votes shall be ??????? a ??????? and in the same way Elect such other person or persons director or directors as may have been omitted to be chosen so as to complete the whole number

Section 5         At the Election for Directors Each Shareholder shall be Entitled to one vote on each share of stock standing in his her or their name or names on the books of this association but in order to the Exercise of such right he she ort hey shall have held said share or shares in his her or their name or names at least fourteen days prior to the time of voting

Section 6         The failure to Elect directors at the time herein specified shall not operate to dissolve this association but the directors then in office shall continue until their successors are duly chosen and in case of a failure to hold an Election of Directors at the prescribed time it shall be the duty of the board then acting within thirty days after such failure to give publick notice of a special Election in the manner directed in the fourth section of this article which shall be conducted in all respects as specified in said fourth section

Section 7         If any director shall cease to be a stock holder to the amount of five hundred dollars his office shall become vacant

Section 8         All vacancies happening by death removal resignation or other wise in the board of Directors may be filled for the remainder of the year by such person having the qualifications herein before prescribed as a majority of the remaining directors shall Elect by ballot

Section 9         A majority of the directors shall be a sufficient number to form a board for the transaction of business and every decision of a majority of the directors only assembled as a board shall be valid

Section 10       The Directors for the time being are authorized to appoint by ballot one of their number President & they may appoint one Cashier and such other officers agents & servants? as they may deem necessary & pay all or any of the officers Chosen or appointed by them such salaries or allowance as they shall deem meet and may at any time remove any of them and choose & appoint others in their places

Section 11       The directors with the consent in writing of stockholdors belong at the time of such increase two thirds of the Capital Stock of the association are hereby authorized to increase the number of associates another Capital Stock of this association till the Rec’d Capital Stock shall amount to three hundred thousand dollars  One time terms& mode of increasing the Capital shall be fixed & determined by the directors in a manner not inconsistent with law & these articles of association  The Subscribers hereby respectively and each for himself & herself agree to become associates for the purpose & upon the terms & conditions Expressed in the foregoing articles & respectively agree to take the number of shares in the Capital Stock of the said association set by us opposite to our respective signatures hereto

In witness whereof we have hereto affixed our respective seals & specified the number of shares in the capital stock of said association for which we subscribe & stated our respective places of residence

Subscribers Name

Their residence

No. of Shares

Subscribers Name

Their residence

No. of Shares

Caleb Hopkins, per George Ellis, Atty.

Catskill, NY

607

Henry Whittaker

Catskill

488

Thomas B. Cooke, per George Ellis, Atty.

Catskill, NY

240

Ezra Hawley

Catskill

60

John M. Donnelly

Catskill, NY

164

Ruth Cooke

Catskill

259

William G. Cooke

Catskill

59

Emily H. Cooke

Catskill

115

Ezra Pratt

Jewitt

180

Francis H. Cooke

Catskill

115

George Griffin Jr.

Catskill

115

Caleb Day

     “

101

Jona Rowe

Catskill

60

F.N. Wilson

Catskill

138

J.A. Cooke

Catskill

59

Joshua Atwater

Catskill

273

Lindsley Beach

Catskill

26

Abraham VanVechtin

Catskill

350

A.H. Bailey

Catskill

30

Elizabeth Barker

Wallingford, Conn

96

Rufus H. King

Catskill

30

John Atwater

Wallingford, Conn

56

Fred K. Cooke

Catskill

62

Mary Carrington

Wallingford, Conn

272

J. Van Orden

Catskill

30

Sarah S. Atwater

Wallingford, Conn

17

John A. Cooke

Catskill

115

Mary Blakeslee

Wallingford, Conn

83

Julia Woodruff

Catskill

159

Wealtha Parmlee

Wallingford, Conn

41

Wm. M. Wilson

New York

126

Sarah S. Atwater, Guardian, per George Ellis, Atty.

Wallingford, Conn

34

Saml. Hopkins

New York

28

Owen Brown per George Ellis, Atty.

Hudsen, Ohio

40

Roderick B. Perry

New York

74

Edwd. Bigelow per George Ellis, Atty.

Malden, NY

60

Cornelia Belder per George Ellis, Atty.

Meridin, CT

14

Lucinda Merrick per George Ellis, Atty

North Branford, Conn

14

John P. Bruce

Hartford, CT

22

Obed B. Morse per George Ellis, Atty

Wallingford, CT

14

Sally Cooke per George Ellis, Atty.

Durham, NY

18

Susan E. Nash per George Ellis, Atty.

Bridgeport, CT

22

P.W. Elsworth per George Ellis, Atty.

Hartford, CT

21

Caroline E. Olmstead per George Ellis, Atty.

Pittsboro, NC

115

Mary Francis per George Ellis, Atty.

Wallingford, CT

42

Gustavus F. Davis adm. of the Estate of Sarah Peirce per George Ellis, Atty.

Hartford, CT

18

Josiah S. Fayerweather, adm. per George Ellis, Atty.

Bridgeport, CT

40

Mary Pierce per George Ellis, Atty.

Litchfield, CT

229

Emeline Sterling per George Ellis, Atty.

Bridgeport, CT

46

Wilson Page per George Ellis, Atty.

Catskill, NY

56

Henry Hill per George Ellis, Atty.

Boston

261

Jeremiah Russell per George Ellis, Atty.

Saugerties, NY

30

Peter M. Stryker, adm. per George Ellis, Atty.

Conesville, NY

14

Elisha P. Strong per George Ellis, Atty.

Harrison, PA

27

Thomas Hawley per George Ellis, Atty.

Kingston, NY

92

Robt. McKinstry Est. per George Ellis, Atty.

Hudson, NY

177

Lydia C. Hull per George Ellis, Atty.

Wallingford, CT

112

George Sterling per George Ellis, Atty.

Bridgeport, CT

28

Gurden Hawley per George Ellis, Atty.

Bridgeport, CT

184

Francis Story per George Ellis, Atty.

Catskill, NY

27

O.L. Kirtland per George Ellis, Atty.

Morristown, NJ

30

J.B. Wand per George Ellis, Atty.

Bethlehem, NY

4

Mary M. Merrick per George Ellis, Atty.

North Branford, CT

23

John Watson per George Ellis, Atty.

New York

97

Lorinda Merrick Guardian per George Ellis, Atty.

North Branford, CT

12

 

 

 

Edwd. J. Mills Extr. per George Ellis, Atty.

New York

16

 

 

 

Emily Paddock per George Ellis, Atty.

Dallas Co. Alabama

14

 

 

 

 

Witness as to the Execution by John M. Donnelly  Wm. G. Cooke  Ezra Pratt  George Griffin, Jr.  Jonathan Rowe  Henry Whittaker  Ezra Hawley  Ruth Cooke  Emily H. Cooke  Francis H. Cooke  Caleb Day  F.N. Wilson  Joshua Atwater  Abm. VanVechten  Julia A. Cooke  Lindsley Beach  Alex H. Bailey  Rufus H. King  Fred K. Cooke  J. Van Orden  John A. Cooke  & Julia Woodruff

                                                                                    George Ellis 

State of Connecticut   New Haven County    Wallingford Decr. 20, 1852   Be it remembered that on the said 20th day of December AD 1852 before me personally came Elizabeth Barker  John Atwater  Mary Carrington  Sarah S. Atwater  Wealtha Parmilee all of said Wallingford well known to me the persons whose names are subscribed above and they each acknowledged the same to be their several act & deed before me

                                                                                    Eli J. Jones   Justice of the peace

State of Connecticut  County of New Haven
County Court Clerks office                I Robert Hosburn Clerk of the County Court within & for New Haven County & Keeper of the seal thereof & of the Commission of Justice of the peace in said County hereby certify that Eli S. Jones Esquire ??? the 20th day of December 1852 & now is a justice of the peace within & for said County duly appointed commissioned & sworn having full power & authority by the laws of this state to take acknowledgement of Deeds & other instruments and to certify the same also to administer oaths to take affidavit & depositions out of Court and to give Certificates thereof that full faith & credit may & ought to be given to his official acts and alterations and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing used that the signature to the instrument hereto annexed purporting to be his is his genuine official signature and that said instrument is Executed acknowledged & duly authenticated according to the laws of this State     In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affix the seal of said Court at the City of New Haven in said County & State on this 20th day of December AD 1852                                                                    Robert Hosburn Clerk

 

City & County of New York              On this 18th day of December in the year one thousand Eight hundred & fifty two personally before me came Wm. M. Wilson  Samuel Hopkins  Roderick B. Perry  Each to me known to be the persons described in & who Executed the within instrument and that Each acknowledged that they Executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned.              J. Mansfield Daines  Com. of Deeds

State of New York  City & County of New York      I George N. Riblet Clerk of the City & County of New York do hereby certify that J. Mansfield Daines whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of the proof or acknowledgment Each of the annexed instrument therein written has at the hour of taking such proof or acknowledgment a Commissioner of Deeds for said City & County dwelling in the said City Commissioned & Sworn & duly authorized to take the same and further that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Commissioner and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgment is genuine   In testimony I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of the said County this 18 day of December 1852

                                                                                    Geo. N. Riblet  Clerk

State of New York  County of Greene           One the 24th day of December one thousand Eight hundred & fifty two appeared before me George Ellis whom I know & being duly sworn says he resides in the town of Catskill in the County of Greene that he knows John M. Donnelly  Wm. G. Cooke  Ezra Pratt  George Griffin Jr.   Jonathan Rowe  Henry Whittlerey  Ezra Hawley  Ruth Cooke  Emily H. Cooke  Francis H. Cooke  Caleb Day  Francis N. Wilson  Joshua Atwater  Abraham Van Vechten  John A. Cooke  Lindsley Beach  Alexander H. Bailey  Ruben H. King  Fredrick Cooke  John A. Cooke  Jacob Van Orden & Julia Woodruff the persons described in & also Executed the written or annexed instrument  That he saw the said persons severally Execute the same and that the said persons severally acknowledged the Execution thereof and that he the said depenent? subscribed his name thereto as a witness to their respective signatures and the said George Ellis in his oath aforesaid further saith that he is the same person described in & also Executed the within or annexed instrument as the attorney and acknowledged that he Executed the same as the act & deed of Caleb Hopkins  Thomas B. Cooke  Sarah S. Atwater guardian &c  Owen Brown  Edward Bigelow  Cornelia Belder  John P. Brace  Sally Cooke  P.W. Elsworth  Mary Francis  Josiah S. Fayerweather administrater &c  Emeline Sterling  Henry Hill  Peter M. Stryker administrator &c  Thomas Hawley  Lydia C. Hull  Gurden Hawley  O.S. Kirtland  Mary M Merrick  Lucinda Merrick Guardian &c  Edmund S. Miller Executer &c  Emily Paddock  Lucinda Paddock Merrick  Obed B. Morse  Susan E. Nash  Carolyn E. Olmstead  Gustavus F. Davis administrator of the Estate of the Estate (sic) Jacob Pierce  Mary Pierce  Wilson Page  Jeremiah Russell  Elisha P. Strong  Robert McKinstry Exe. &c  George Sterling  Francis Story  J.B. Wands & John Watson therein described by ??? of their respective power of attorney duly Executed by them respectively to him the said George Ellis    I Certify that I know the said George Ellis to be the person described in & who Executed the within or annexed instrument as attorney as aforesaid & that he acknowledged said Execution before me

Recorded December 27, 1852  11 h AM                                Robert Dorlon

            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                                                  Justice of the peace


We Timothy Swan & Wm. P. Mott Jr. for the purpose of forming a limited partnership under & in pursuance of the provisions of Title 1st Part 2nd Chapter 4th of the ??? statutes of the State of New York of limited partnerships do severally sign this Certificate by which we declare that the name a firm under which said partnership is to be conducted is Timothy Swan               that the general nature of the business intended who have acted as the manufacturing of woolen & domestic goods at Leeds Greene County & State of New York            That Timothy Swan whose Residence is in Leeds Green County & State of New York is the only general partner interested therein and that Wm. P. Mott Jr. whose residence is in the City County & State of New York is the only special partner interested therein & as such special partner has contributed the sum of ten thousand dollars in actual cash payment to the Common Stock and that the priced at which the partnership is to Commence is the first day of January 1853 and the period at which it will terminate will be the first day of January 1846 (sic)     In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the First day of January 1856.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the First day of January 1853

 In presence of Robt. Dorlon                                      Timo Swan

                                                                                    Wm. P. Mott, Jr.

County of Greene       On the 1st day of January 1853 appeared before me Timothy Swan Junr (sic) known to me to be the persons described in & who Executed made & signed the preceeding  or within certificate & severally acknowledged that they had made & signed the same                                                                      Robert Dorlan

Recorded Jany 1 1853  11 h AM                                Justice of the peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


State of New York
Greene County            I Jacob Van Orden Clerk of said County do hereby constitute & appoint William H. Van Orden Deputy Clerk of said County to hold said office during my pleasure          In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first day of January one thousand eight hundred & fifty three

Recorded January 1, 1853                              J. Van Orden, Clerk

            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                          of Greene County


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting              Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the town of Ashland in the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Peter Griswold of the town of Catskill in the County of Greene aforesaid have constituted & appoint & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Peter Griswold under sheriff of the County of Greene under me the said sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him the said Peter Griswold full power & authority as my under sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & Exercise the said office of under sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of undersheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom      In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 1st day of January 1853

                                                                        Nathaniel Ormsbee  Sheriff

County of Greene       One the 1st day of January 1853 appeared before me Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff &c whom I know to be the person within described & who Executed the within instrument & acknowledged he had executed the same

Recorded Jany 1 1853                                                Robt Dorlan

            J. Van Orden                                                   Justice of the peace


To all to whom these presents shall come     Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the town of Ashland in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Wm. H. Jackson of the town of Prattsville in said County have constituted & appointed him & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Wm. H. Jackson Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said Wm. H. Jackson full power & authority as my deputy Sheriff throughout said County of Greene to use & Exercise the said office of deputy sheriff according to the laws of this State relating to and regulating the office of deputy sheriff according to the laws of this state relating to & regulating the office of deputy sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom      In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 1st day of January 1853                                                     Nathaniel Ormsbee  Sheriff

 County of Greene      on the 1st day of January 1853 appeared before me Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff &c whom I know to be the person within described & who Executed the within instrument & acknowledged he Executed the same

Recorded Jany 1 1853                                                Robert Dorlan

            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                          Justice of the peace


To all to whom these presents shall come greeting  Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the County of Greene  Sheriff of the County aforesaid reposing Especial trust & confidence in Joseph Hoyt of the town of Coxsackie in said County have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Joseph Hoyt deputy sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him the said Joseph Hoyt full power & authority as my deputy sheriff throughout the said County of Green to use & Exercise the office of deputy sheriff according to the laws of this state relating to & regulating the said office of deputy sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom        In witness whereof I have hereto affixed my seal & subscribed my name this 1st day of January 1853                      Nathaniel Ormsbee   Sheriff

 

County of Green         On the 1st day of January 1853 appeared before me Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff whom I know to be the person above described & who Executed the above instrument & acknowledged he had Executed the same

Recorded Jany 1 1853                                                            Robert Dorlan  Justice of the peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting  Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the County of Greene sheriff of said County reposing special trust & confidence in Norman C. Johnson in said County have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute and appoint him the said Norman C. Johnson deputy sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said Norman C. Johnson full power & authority as by deputy sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & Exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom              In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 1st day of January 1853

                                                                                    Nathaniel Ormsbee   Sheriff 

County of Green         on the first day of January 1853 appeared before me Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff &c whom I know to be the person above described & who Executed the above instrument & acknowledged he had Executed the same

Recorded Jany 5 1853                                                            Robt. Dorlan   Justice of
            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                                      the peace


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting  Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the County of Greene Sheriff of said County reposing special trust & confidence in Norman C. Johnson of said County have Constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Norman C. Johnson Keeper of the jail & the prisoners therein & hereafter ??? of said County of Greene & I do hereby grant unto him the said Norman Johnson full power & authority as jailer to use & Exercise the said office of Jailer according to the laws of this state relative to & regulating the office of Jailer aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom       In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 1st day of January 1853

                                                                        Nathaniel Ormsbee   Sheriff

County of Greene         on the 1st day of January 1853 appeared before Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff &c whom I know to be the person above described & who Executed the above instrument & acknowledged he had Executed the same

Recorded Jany 5 1853                                                Robt Dorlan
            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                          Justice of the peace


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting  Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee of the town of Ashland in the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Champion B. Dickenson of the town of Durham in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Champion B. Dickenson deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said Champion B. Dickinson full power as my deputy sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of the State of New York relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom

In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this 1st day of January 1853                           Nathaniel Ormsbee   Sheriff

Greene County            on this 4th day of January 1853 Nathaniel Ormsbee whom I know to be the person described in & who Executed the within instrument personally came before me & acknowledged that he Executed the same

Recorded Feby 8 1853                                    Abner Berry   Justice of the peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


           Certificate of the Organization of the Bank of Coxsackie

We who have hereunto set our hands and seals, do certify that we have associated by articles of association Subscribed by us for the purpose of conducting the business of Banking under and in pursuance of an act of the Legislature of the State of New York, Entitled “an act to authorize the business of Banking.” passed April 18, 1838 and the acts additional to and amendatory thereof:  That the name of this association, and to be used in its dealings is the “Bank of Coxsackie” its business is to be carried on in the town of Coxsackie, in the County of Greene and State of New York, that the amount of its capital stock shall be one hundred and twenty thousand dollars, divided into twenty four hundred shares of fifty dollars Each, that by the articles association we have provided that the Capital Stock of the association, may be increased, in such manner as may be determined by the directors, so however that the whole Capital Stock shall never Exceed three hundred thousand dollars, and such increase shall not Exceed at any one time the sum of fifty thousand dollars; the association is authorized to commence as soon as may be after one hundred and twenty thousand dollars of the Capital Stock shall be subscribed for, and upon filing the certificate required by the act aforesaid; and shall terminate on the first day of January in the year one thousand nine hundred & fifty.  We further certify that the Schedule hereto annexed marked A and which forms part of this certificate contains the names and places of Residence of the share holders of this association and the number of shares held by each of them respectively.  In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this first day of February in the year one thousand Eight hundred and fifty three. 

Signed Sealed and delivered        Geo. N. Kennedy         A.A. Howlett
In the presence of                           John D. Norton            W.A. Judson
Adin W. Davis                                 E.B. Judson                    C. Lynch
Geo. Raymond                                 C. Talman                      J.M. Cooke
                                                            L.J. Tefft                        Thomas G. Alvoord
                                                            J.E. Heron                     William V.B. Heermance
                                                            Ebenezer Barker           Henry Heermance
                                                            William R. Finch          Henry Greene
                                                            Anthony Van Bergen  Wm. E. Leete
                                                            Levi Freligh                  Andrew T. Van Slyke
                                                            George Houghtaling   Baltice J. Van Slyke
                                                            Felix Andozi                 Wm. H. Stephenson
                                                            William Kirtland          James M. Parker
                                                            D.E. Wing                      Henry Wolf
                                                            Richard Bedell              Leonard Bronk
                                                            Hiram Gates                  Jacob C. Van Dyck
                                                            James Wilson                Wm. B. Nelson
                                                            John P. Searles              W.V.B. Adams
                                                            John Reed                      Roman H. Gleason    
                                                            Colba Reed                    Bronwen White
                                                            Stephen Tryon              E.W. Baker
                                                            P.H. Silvester                Cornelius Van Der Zee
                                                            Eli Hunt                         John Clough
                                                            Sarah Wright                Roswell Reed
                                                            Geo. Reed                      Henry Van Den Bergh
                                                            Alexander Reed 

Schedule A Refered to in the foregoing certificate

Names of Share holders

Residence

No. of Shares

Names of Share holders

Residence

No. of Shares

George N. Kennedy

Marcellus

50

Henry Van den Bergh

Coxsackie

30

A.A. Howlett

Syracuse

30

John P. Sarles

New Baltimore

20

John D. Norton

      Do

100

James M. Parker

Coxsackie

10

William A. Judson

      Do

200

James Wilson

       Do

4

Edward B. Judson

      Do

180

William B. Nelson

       Do

10

Cornelius Lynch

      Do

100

Henry Wolf

       Do

10

C. Talman

      Do

20

David E. Wing

       Do

2

P.M. Cooke

Marcellus

50

John Reed

Gilboa

20

L.T.Tefft

       Do

50

Roman H. Gleason

Roxbury

30

Thomas G. Alvord

Syracuse

100

Colba Reed

Gilboa

30

J.E. Heron

       Do

120

William W. Potter

Potters Hollow

2

William  V. B. Heermance

Coxsackie

200

Stephen Tryon

Greenville

100

Ebenezer Barker

       Do

20

Levi Freligh

Coxsackie

20

Henry Heermance

       Do

10

William E. Leete

      Do

5

William R. Finch

       Do

20

Hiram Gates

      Do

10

Anthony Van Bergen

       Do

40

Baltice J. Van Slyke

New Baltimore

20

Eli Hunt

       Do

65

Sarah Wright

Coxsackie

10

Henry Greene

       Do

120

Edwin W. Baker

      Do

10

Peter H. Silvester

       Do

100

John Clough

      Do

20

William V. B. Adams

       Do

84

Richard Bedell

      Do

100

Roswell Reed

       Do

20

George Houghtaling

      Do

20

William Kirtland

       Do

20

Felix Andozi

      Do

2

Andrew T. Van Slyke

       Do

60

William H. Stephenson

      Do

20

Leonard Bronk

       Do

40

Jacob C. Van Dyck

      Do

6

George Reed

(blank)

20

Bronwen White

Preston Hollow

10

 

 

 

Cornelius Van Der Zee

Coeymans

40

 

 

 

Alexander Reed

Coxsackie

20

State of New York                  On the 16th day of February 1853 before me personally came Adin W. Davis Subscribing witness to the within annexed
Onondaga County                  instrument me personally came Adin W. Davis Subscribing witness to the within annexed instrument to me known, who being by me duly sworn did depose and say, that he resides in the Second ward of the City of Syracuse in said County, that he knew Geo. N. Kennedy, A.A. Howlett, john D. Norton, W.A. Judson, E.B. Judson, C. Lynch, C. Talman, J.M. Cooke, L.T. Tefft, Thomas G. Alvord and J.E. Heron to be the same persons who Executed the preceeding annexed Certificate, that he was present and saw them and each of them sign seal and Execute the same and that they and each and every of them acknowledged the due execution thereof to him for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.  Whereupon he subscribed his name as subscribing witness thereto.                      Samuel L. Holmes
                                                                             Commissioner of Deeds, Syracuse

State of New York
Greene County                        On this second day of March 1853 before me personally appeared George Raymond Subscribing witness to the foregoing and annexed instrument to me personally known who being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he resides in the town of Coxsackie in the county of Greene, that he knew William V.B. Heermance, Ebenezer Barker, Henry Heermance, William R. Finch, Henry Greene, Anthony Van Bergen, William E. Leete, Levi Freligh, Andres T. Van Slyke, George Houghtaling, Baltice J. Van Slyke, Felix Andozi, William H. Stephenson, William Kirtland, James M. Parker, David E. Wing, Henry Wolf, Richard Bedell, Leonard Bronk, Hiram Gates, Jacob C. Van Dyck, James Wilson, William B. Nelson, John P. Sarles, William V.B. Adams, William W. Potter, John Reed, Roman H. Gleason, Colba Reed, Bronwan White, Stephen Tryon, Edwin W. Baker, Peter H. Silvester, Cornelius Van Der Zee, Eli Hunt, John Clough, Sarah Wright, Roswell Reed, George Reed, Henry Van Den Bergh, Alexander Reed, to be the same persons who Executed the said foregoing instrument that he was present and saw them and each of them sign seal and execute the same and that they and each and every of them acknowledged the due execution thereof for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.  Whereupon he Subscribed his name as Subscribing witness thereto                                   Garet G. Heermance
                                                               Justice of the Peace, Coxsackie

State of New York
Onondaga County                   I certify that Samuel N. Holmes whose name is subscribed to the certificate of the proof or acknowledgment of the annexed instrument, was at the time of taking such such (sic) proof or acknowledgment a commissioner of deeds in and for said County and duly authorized to take the same and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing and verily believe that the signature to said Certificate is genuine and I further Certify that the said instrument and acknowledgement thereof are Executed according to the existing laws of the State of New York.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said County at Syracuse this 16th day of Feby. 1853                                                   E.P. Hopkins, Dept. Clerk

Recorded March 2, 1853  12 h M

            J. Van Orden Clk


State of New York, Greene County               I Jacob Van Orden Clerk of said County do hereby constitute & appoint Wm. Pierson deputy clerk of said County in place of Wm. H. Van Orden removed to hold said office during my pleasure   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 13th day of Augt 1853

Recorded Augt 15, 1853                                 J. Van Orden, Clk.

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


State of New York, Greene County               I J. Van Orden Clerk of said County do hereby constitute & appoint Wm. H. Van Orden Deputy Clerk of said County in place of Wm. Pierson removed                     To hold said office during my pleasure         In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 29th day of Augt 1853

Recorded Augt 29, 1853                                 J. Van Orden, Clk.

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


I Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene do hereby Constitute & appoint Daniel P. Berndt of Cairo in the County of Greene deputy sheriff of said County to hold said office during my pleasure          Witness my hand & seal Novr 14, 1853

                                                                        Nathaniel Ormsbee

Greene County                        On the 14th day of November 1853 before me personally appeared Nathaniel Ormsbee to me known to be the person described in & who executed the above instrument & acknowledged the Execution of the same

Recorded Nov 14, 1853                                  Wm. Pierson   Justice of the peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


Notice             The undersigned give notice that according to the statute Entitled of Limited partnerships they have and hereby do dissolve the partnership heretofore formed by them under said statute & do hereby declare the same dissolved & terminated by the mutual consent & act of the undersigned partners    They further give notice that the hereunder partnership hereby dissolved has been conducted under the name or firm of Timothy Swan at Leeds Greene County State of New York  That the general business transacted has been the manufacturing of woolen & domestic Goods and the general partner interested ??? has been Timothy Swan of said County and the special partner interested ??? has been Wm. F. Mott Jr. of the City of New York and that the certificate of the formation of said Limited partnership was at the time of the formation thereof filed in the office of the clerk of the County of Greene State of New York            In witness whereof the said undersigned partners hereto have hereunto set their hands & seals the Eight day of February 1854                                                                                     Timo Swan
Sealed & delivered in the presence of           Wm. F. Mott Jr.

John A. Lockwood

State of New York  City & County of New York      on this 8th day of February 1854 personally appeared before me Wm. F. Mott Jr. to me known to be the same individual described in & who Executed the foregoing instrument & acknowledged to me that he Executed the same and the same day personally appeared before me John A. Lockwood proven to my satisfaction to be the subscribing witness to the foregoing instrument of the aforementioned Wm. F. Mott Jr. who being by me affirmed on oath that he is personally acquainted  with the said John A. Lockwood & knows him to be the same individual who has subscribed his name to the foregoing instrument as a witness and the said John A. Lockwood being by me affirmed saith that he resides in the  city of New York the he is personally acquainted with Timothy Swan & knows him to be the same individual described in & who Executed the foregoing instrument   that he was present & saw him Execute the same & thereupon became a subscribing witness thereto which is to me satisfactory Evidence of the one Execution thereof              Royal A. Gaines   Com of Deeds

State of New York

City & County of New York              I Richard B. Connelly Clerk of the City and County of New York do hereby certify that Royal A. Gaines, whose name is subscribed to the Certificate of the proof or acknowledgement of the annexed instrument & thereon written was at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgement  a Commissioner of deeds for said City & County dwelling in said City   Commissioned & sworn & duly authorized to take the same and further that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of such Commissioner and verily believe that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledgement is genuine   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed the seal of the County the 8th day of February 1854

Recorded Feby 10, 1854 9 h AM                               Richd B. Connelly, Clerk

            J. Van Orden 


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting  Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene have constituted & appointed & by these presents do Constitute & appoint George W. Chase of the town of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said George W. Chase full power & authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use Exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State until he shall be legally discharged therefrom             In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed by seal & subscribed my name & office this 22nd day of March 1854                                                     Nathaniel Ormsbee, Sheriff

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 27th day of March 1854 Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the said County personally came before me & acknowledged that he executed the written instrument for the purpose therein mentioned And I Certify that I know the said Ormsbee to be the identical person who made & executed the said Instrument

Recorded March 31, 1854                              P.H. Salisbury
J. Van Orden, Clk.                                          Justice of the Peace


State of New York                  Jacob Van Orden Clerk of said County
Greene County                        do hereby Constitute & appoint William Pierson of the town of Cairo in said County Deputy Clerk of the said County in the place of William H. Van Orden who has resigned    To have & to hold said office during my pleasure         In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 11th day of May AD 1854

Recorded May 11th 1854                                J. Van Orden, Clk.

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting              Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene have Constituted & appointed & by these presents do Constitute and appoint Lorenzo D. Hatch of the town of Athens in said County of Greene Under or Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him the said Lorenzo D. Hatch full power & authority as my deputy Sheriff Throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State until he shall be legally discharge (sic) therefrom.       In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this first day of May 1854

                                                                        Nathaniel Ormsbee   Sheriff

Greene County            On this 5th day of May 1854 Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene whom I know to be the Individual described in and who executed the within appointment personally came before me & acknowledged that he executed the same                                                                   John S. Ives    Justice of the peace

Recorded July 6th 1854

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


The President Directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road hereby consent to abandon and surrender and do hereby declare that we do abandon and Surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads and Turnpike roads passed March 28th 1854 all that pact of the Turnpike road of the said President Directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the Counties of Greene and Schoharie lying westerly of the Seventeenth mile Stone in the town of Durham and County of Greene and the Undersigned Stock holders holding two thirds and upwards of the Stock of said Company do hereby Consent to the same and have hereunto Subscribed the same, July 12th 1854         

Stock Holders Names and Number of Shares

Abraham Van Vechten 76 shares, John Day 114 shares, S. Sherwood Day 11 shares, Caleb Day 221 shares, Caleb Atwater 54 shares. Friend Cooke (guardian) 56 shares, Lodema Alden 50 shares, T.C. Atwater 56 shares, Henrietta D. Aiken 114 shares, Helen D. Aiken by her Father S.C. Aiken 57 shares, Charles Aiken 57 shares, William Day 114 shares, Emeline D. Bingham 114 shares, John Van Vechten 14 shares, Ruth Cook 249 shares, Edgar B. Day ten shares, E.B. Day Aty Trs of O. Day deed Eleven shares, E.B. Day Acting Trustee of Julia R. Day Eleven shares, E.B. Day, Acting Trustee Wm H. Atwater ten shares, E.B. Day Act. Trustee C.E. Day ten shares, E.B. Day Actg Trustee C.M. Day ten shares, E.B. Day Actg Trustee E.C. Day eleven shares, E.B. Day Actg Trustee C.H. Day eleven shares, Isaac Pruyn sixty shares, Joshua Atwater Jr. Sixty three shares, P. Van Vechten nine shares, John F. Collier seventy five shares, Lucian Bidwell eighteen shares, Albert F. Bidwell Seventeen shares, Luther B. Higley by his attorney 17 shares, Luther Higley, Sarah F. Higley 18 shares, Erastus F. Bidwell 18 shares, Wm. L. Cowles 25 shares, John E. Cowles 53 shares, Susan Ward 26 shares, Harriet E. Thompson 7 shares, Sarah Carrington 27 shares, For Maria L. Cowles since marrage Maria L. James by James Cowles atty. 18 shares, For Esther Cowles by James Cowles Exc. 9 shares, For Horatio Cowles, Julius D. Cowles attorney, 51 shares, for Elijah Cowles-Julius D. Cowles Attorney 50 shares, William Atwater 56 shares, Elizabeth Barker 56 shares, John Atwater 56 shares, Russel Merrick 75 shares, Sarah S. Atwater, guardian 56 shares, Mary Carrington 249 shares, Cornelia A. Belden 14 shares, Mary Francis 58 shares, Sarah Monroe 50 shares, John Andrews 249 shares, Merancy Beadle 17 shares, Weltha Parmelee 57 shares, For Senator Blakeslee, Leander Parmelee Attorney 59 shares, Lorinda Merreck 9 shares, Mary M. Merreck 41 shares, Betsey Punderson 211 shares, Theodore Spencer 258 shares, Daniel Elliott 35 shares, E.J. Bindele 21 shares, J.L. Lane Exc. &c of D. Lane (113)-113 shares, Catharine Cooke 268 shares, Jas. Powers 96 shares, Maria Myer, Jane E. Myer, Anna Myer 70 shares, Abram Renison Exc. of Cornelius Myer 50 shares, Herman Livingston 38 shares, D.A. Abeel 15 shares, Henry Wynkoop atty for H. & C. Wynkoop 94 shares, D.P. Conover 3 shares, Josh Sutherland Executor &c of H.W. Livingston 110 shares,  Susan A.L. Sedgwick 71 shares, Leond. Bronk 40 shares, Samuel Van Vechten 31 shares, Marie Merreck forty nine shares, Ira R. Day Ninety shares, Catharine Wynkoop 25 shares  Henry Winkoop ???, Hezekiah (his mark) Wynkoop 60 shares—

We the President directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road do hereby Certify and attest that the foregoing Consent and declaration has been duly signed by these Stockholders, holding over two thirds of the stock of said Turnpike road—And we the said President directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road pursuant to an act Entitled and act in relation to plank roads and turnpikes roads passed March 28th 1854 do hereby attest the foregoing  declaration signed by the aforesaid Stockholders, with the Common Seal of said President Directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road and authorize their President and Secretary to Sign and acknowledge the same                                                    

                                                                Ezra Hawley                 President
                                                                Joshua Atwater Jr.       Secretary

 County of Greene                   On the 27th day of December 1854 appeared before me Ezra Hawley whom I know to be the President of the Susquehannah Turnpike road Company & being by me duly sworn did say that he resides in the Village of Catskill that he was the President of the said Turnpike road company, that he knew the Corporate Seal of the said Company that the seal affixed is said Seal that it was affixed hereto by order of the Board of Directors of said Company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as President of the said Company—And  at the same time appeared before me Joshua Atwater Jnr. Whom I know to be the Secretary of the Susquehannah Turnpike road Company and being by me duly sworn did say that he resides in the Village of Catskill that he was the Secretary of the said Turnpike road Company, that he knew the Corporate Seal of the said Company that the seal hereto affixed is said seal, that it was affixed by order of the Board of Directors of said Company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as Secretary of the said Company         

                                                                        Robt. Dorlon, Justice of the peace

Whereas Stockholders holding more than two thirds of the stock of the President Directors and Company of the Susquehanna Turnpike road have by a Written declaration consented to the abandonment and surrender of all that part of the Turnpike road of the said President directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the Counties of Greene and Schoharie lying westerly of the seventeen milestone in the town of Durham & County of Greene pursuant to an act entitled an Act in relation to plank roads and Turnpike roads passed March 28th 1854.  Now therefore resolved that the said President directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road abandon and surrender and they do hereby abandoned and surrender all that part of their said Turnpike road in the Counties of Greene and Schoharrie lying westerly of the seventeenth mile Stone in the town of Durham & County of Greene

            In Witness whereof the said President directors and Company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road have caused their Corporate seal to be affixed thereto and the same to be signed by Ezra Hawley, their President and Joshua Atwater Jr. their Secretary this 12th day of December 1854                  Ezra Hawley               President

                                                                                    Joshua Atwater Jr.      Secretary

County of Greene                   One the 27th day of December 1854, appeared before me Ezra Hawley Whom I know to be the President of the Susquehannah Turnpike road Company and being by me duly sworn did say that he resides in the Village of Catskill, that he was the President of the said Turnpike road Company, that he knew the Corporate Seal of the said Company the the (sic) seal hereto affixed is said seal, that it was affixed hereto by order of the board of Directors of said Company & that he signed his name thereto by the like order as President of said company—And at the same time appeared before me Joshua Atwater Junior Whom I know to be the secretary of the Susquehannah Turnpike road Company, and being by me duly sworn did say that he resides in the Village of Catskill, that he was the secretary of the said Susquehannah Turnpike road Company that he knew the Corporate Seal of the said Company that the Seal hereto affixed is said seal that it was affixed by order of the board of Directors of said Company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as Secretary of the said Company

Recorded January 3rd 1855                                         Robt. Dorlon    Justice of the peace

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting              Know that I Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene have Constituted and appointed and by these presents do Constitute and appoint Samuel Dubois Under Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff and I do hereby grant unto him the said Samuel Dubois full power & authority as my Under Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & Exercise the said office of Under Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Under Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my Seal & Subscribed my name & office this 21st day of February 1855.   Nathaniel Ormsbee, Sheriff

Greene County                        On the 21st day of February 1855 Nathaniel Ormsbee Sheriff of the County of Greene whom I know to be the person described in & who Executed the within instrument personally came before me & acknowledged that he executed the same.            Austin Smith   Justice of the peace

Recorded February 22nd 1855

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


State of New York
County of Greene                   We George H. Penfield, President of the Catskill Steam Transportation Company & Isaac Pruyn Secretary of said Company & We Charles L. Beach, Samuel L. Penfield, Edgar B. Day, S. Sherman Day & Jonathan Rowe being a majority of the directors of said Company do hereby Certify that the amount of the Capital Stock of the Catskill Steam Transportation Company is Twenty thousand Dollars divided into shares of fifty Dollars each & which sum of Twenty thousand dollars is the amount fixed & limited by the Certificate of Organization of this Company duly filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York & with the Clerk of the County of Greene—And these deposants further Certify that the whole amount of said Capital Stock of Twenty thousand Dollars has been paid in money in full to Isaac Pruyn  the Secretary & acting Treasurer of Said Company on the Twenty third day of February one Thousand Eight hundred & fifty five.

            Geo. H. Penfield         President                     Isaac Pruyn    Secty.
            Saml L. Penfield                                               C.L. Beach
            Edgar B. Day                                                     Jonathan Rowe
            S. Sherman Day

County of Greene                   I Certify that the within Named Persons whom I know appeared before me this 24th day of February 1855 & Severally swore that the within Certificate was true.                                       Robt. Dorlon   Justice of the peace

County of Greene                   On the 24th day of February 1855 appeared before me George H. Penfield, Samuel L. Penfield, Edgar B. Day, S. Sherwood Day, Isaac Pruyn, Charles L. Beach & Jonathan Rowe all of Whom I know to be the Persons within Described & who Executed the Within Certificate & Severally acknowledged they had executed the same.                                     Robt. Dorlon   Justice of the peace

Recorded Feby 28th 1855 at 4 h P.M.

            J. Van Orden, Clk.


Know all men by these presents:--That  we the subscribers have and do hereby form a Gass (sic) Light Company pursuant to the provisions of an act Entitled “an act to authorize the formation of Gass Light Companies” passed by the Legislature of the State of New York, February 16th 1848, and the several acts amending the same.

            That said Company shall be called and known by the Corporate name of “The Catskill Gass Light Company”

            That the operation and business of the said Company shall be Carried on and Conducted in the village of Catskill in the County of Greene in the State of New York.  That the objects for which the said Company is formed is to Erect the works, lay the pipes, purchase, procure and provide such fixtures, machinery, materials, real Estate and other articles, as may be necessary to Erect, finish and Complete in the usual way, gass works in the said village of Catskill:--and to manufacture, make, furnish and sell gass to be used for the purpose of lighting the said village of Catskill or the streets thereof, and any buildings, manufactories or houses therein contained.

            That the amount of Capital Stock shall be Forty thousand dollars, and that said Company shall Exist fifty years.  That the said Capital stock shall be divided into two thousand shares of Twenty dollars Each.  That the number of Directors who shall manage the affairs of the said Company for the first year shall be four=and their names and residences are as follows:  viz—

            Bradbury M. Johnson             of the City of New York
            Solomon L. Hull                      of the City of Brooklyn
            Elisha R. M. Fenn                    of the City of New York
            Albert W. Warden                  of the City of New York

In witness whereof we have hereto set out hands and seals this 11th day of July, one thousand Eight hundred and fifty five.

            Bradbury M. Johnson             Solomon L. Hull
            Elisha R. M. Fenn                   Albert W. Warden 

State of New York
County of Greene                   On this Eleventh day of July 1855, personally appeared before me the subscribers, Bradbury M. Johnson, Solomon L. Hull, Elisha R. M. Fenn and Albert W. Warden, all to me known to be the persons mentioned in and who Executed the foregoing Certificate—and duly acknowledged that they severally Executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned.

Recorded July 11th 1855 4 h. P.M.                             Henry F. Olmstead

            J. Van Orden, Clk.                                                      Justice of the Peace


Greene County
Clerk’s office                         I Joshua A. Cooke do hereby Constitute and appoint William Pierson of the town of Cairo Deputy Clerk of said County, to have & to hold said office during my pleasure.    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 1st day of January A.D. 1856—

Recorded Jany 1, 1856                                   J. A. Cooke

            J. A. Cooke, Clk.                                            Clk.


Greene County
Clerk’s Office             To all to whom these presents may come greeting.

            Know that I Franklin B. Lament of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene & Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in George L. France of the Town of Prattsville in the County aforesaid have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said George L. France Under Sheriff & Jailer of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff.  And I do hereby grant unto him the said George L. France full power and authority as my Under Sheriff and Jailer throughought (sic) the said County of Greene to use and exercise the said office of Under Sheriff & Jailer according to the laws of this State relating to and regulating the office of Under Sheriff & Jailer aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal and subscribed my name and office this 1st day of January 1856.

                                                                        Franklin B. Lament
                                                                        Sheriff of Greene County


To all to whom these Presents may come Greeting              Know ye that I Franklin B. Lament Sheriff of the County of Greene have constituted & appointed & by these Presents do appoint & constitute George W. Chase of Coxsackie in said County Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff.  And I do hereby grant unto him the said George W. Chase full power and authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy Sheriff according to the laws of this State until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name the 3rd day of January A.D. 1856                                         
                                                                                                                                          F.B. Lament      Sheriff of Greene County 

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 3rd day of January 1856 personally appeared before me Franklin B. Lament to me known to be the individual described in & who executed the foregoing instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same.

                                                                                    Wm. Pierson

                                                                                                Justice of the peace


Greene County                        Catskill June 3rd 1856
            I do hereby certify that at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the said County duly convened at the Court House in said County June 3rd 1856 in pursuance of an act entitled an act for a more thorough supervision & inspection of Common Schools & further to amend the Statutes relating to public instruction in this state Passed April 12 1816 John F. Ingersoll was duly elected Commissioner of Common Schools for district No. 1                                                          P.K. Salisbury Clerk of Supervisors


To all to whom these presents may come Greeting              Know that I Franklin B. Lament of the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in James S. Edmond of Windham Centre in the County aforesaid have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said James S. Edmond Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under me the said Sheriff And I do hereby grant unto him the said James S. Edmond full power and authority as my Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said of Dep. Sheriff according to the laws of this State relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom.

            In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my seal & subscribed my name & office this seventh day of Jany 1856            Franklin B. Lament    Sheriff

 Greene County                        On the 22nd day of Jany 1856 personally appeared before me Frank B. Lament Sheriff of Greene County known to me to be the individual who executed the forgoing instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same

                                                                        Wm. Pierson   Jus of piece 


To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.             Know that I Franklin B. Lament of Lexington in the county of Greene Sheriff of the County of Greene aforesaid reposing special trust & confidence in Champion B. Dickinson of the Town of Durham in the County of Greene have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint him the said Champion Dickinson Deputy Sheriff of the said County of Greene under the said Sheriff & I do hereby grant unto him the said Champion B. Dickinson full power & authority as Deputy Sheriff throughout the said County of Greene to use & exercise the said office of Deputy according to the laws of this state relative to & regulating the office of Deputy Sheriff aforesaid until he shall be legally discharged therefrom                 In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand  & affixed by seal of office this first day of February 1856                F.B. Lament    Sheriff

Lexington Feby 1, 1856                                                         of Greene County

Greene County                        On the 21st day of Feby 1856 personally came F.B. Lament before me known to me to be the person who executed the within instrument & acknowledged that he executed the same.                 Wm. Pierson   Justice of the Piece


The President Directors & Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road hereby Consent to abandon and surrender and do hereby declare that we do abandon and surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to plank roads and turnpike roads passed March 25th 1854            All that part of the Turnpike road of the said President Directors & Company of the Catskill Mountain Turnpike road in the County of Greene & lying Westerly & beyond the Red School House in Kiskeytom in the town of Catskill which said Red School House is about five miles from the Village of Catskill and the Undersigned Stockholders holding two thirds and Upwards of the stock of said Company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same, dated February 19, 1856

            Stock Holders Names                         Number of Shares

D.G. Abeel Ten shares, John M. Donnolly Twenty eight shares, J.R. Greene one share, Charles S. Willard Exr. of Horace Willard one share, Abram Burget ten shares, Jacob S. Bloom one share, Friend Sayre two shares, Jas. Powers three shares—We the President Directors and Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road do hereby Certify and attest that the foregoing Consent and declaration have been duly signed by these Stockholders holding over two thirds of the stock of said Turnpike road, and we the said President Directors & Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road pursuant to an act entitled and act in relation to plank Roads and turnpike Roads passed March 25, 1854, do hereby attest the foregoing declaration signed by the aforesaid Stock Holders with the Common seal of said President Directors and Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road and authorize there President & Secretary to sign & acknowledge the same.

Whereas Stockholders holding more than two thirds of the stock of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road have by a written declaration Consented to the abandonment and surrender of all that part of the Turnpike road of the said President Directors & Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road in the County of Greene lying westerly & beyond the Red School House Situate on said Turnpike road in Kiskeytom in the Town of Catskill & County of Greene about 5 miles from the Village of Catskill in said Town, pursuant to an act entitled an act in relation to plank roads & turnpike roads passed March 25th 1854            Now therefore resolved that said President Directors & Company of the Catskill Mountain Turnpike road abandon & Surrender and they do hereby abandon & Surrender all that part of their said Turnpike road in the County of Greene lying westerly and beyond the said Red School House in Kiskeytom in the town of Catskill County of Greene.  In witness whereof the said President Directors & Company of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road have Caused their corporate Seal to be affixed hereto & the same to be signed by Jacob S. Bloom their president & David G. Abeel their secretary this 21st day of Feby 1856                                   Jacob S. Bloom, President

                                                                        D.G. Abeel, Secretary

State of New York
Greene County                        On this 25th day of February May (sic) 1856, personally appeared before me David G. Abeel Secretary of Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road to me known to be such Secretary & the person who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that he executed the same.     Henry F. Olmstead        Justice of the peace

State of New York
Greene County                        On this 25th day of February 1856 Personally before me appeared Jacob S. Bloom President of the Catskill & Mountain Turnpike road to me known to be such president and the person who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged that the executed the same.

Recorded February 28th 1856 at 6 h P.M.                  James Johnston   Justice of the peace

            Jas. Cooke, Clerk


Greene County
Clerk’s Office             I Jas. Cooke Clerk of the said County do hereby appoint Wm. G. Cooke of the town of Catskill Dep. Clerk of said County to have & to hold said office during my pleasure.                In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 5th day of May 1856.                    Jas. Cooke, Clk.

Recorded May 5, 1856 


Greene County
Clerk’s Office             I Jas. Cooke Clerk of the said County do hereby appoint James E. Nearing of the Town of Catskill Deputy Clerk of said County to have & to hold said office during my pleasure.    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 23rd day of May 1856.

Recorded May 23, 1856                                 Jas. Cooke, Clerk


Greene County                        I do hereby certify that at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the said County duly convened at the Court house in said County June 3, 1856 in pursuance of an act entitled an act to provide for a more thorough supervision & inspection of Common Schools & to amend the statutes relating to public Instruction in this State Passed April 12, 1856 Alexander Reynolds was duly elected Commissioner of Common Schools for District No. 2

Dated Catskill June 3, 1856                           P.K. Salisbury

                                                                        Clerk of Board of Supervisors


We the undersigned Stockholders in the Prattsville Turnpike Company incorporated by the Act of the Legislature on New York passed April 17, 1843 being owners of more than two thirds of the stock of the said turnpike company do hereby consent & by this written declaration abandon that portion of the above Turnpike road commencing at the Red Kill Creek near the Big Rock in the Town of Prattsville and running from thence to the Old Store of Abraham Han in the Town of Lexington including all of the northerly end of the above Turnpike Road up to the store of A. Han above mentioned

Attested                                                          Aaron Bushnell
Aaron Bushnell     President                        Silas Toule
E.P. Bushnell         Secretary                         Coryden Bushnell
                                                                          E.P. Bushnell

State of New York
Greene County                        On the 27th day of August 1856 personally came before me the within named Aaron Bushnell & E.P. Bushnell to me known to be the persons described in & who attested the within writing & severally acknowledged the execution thereof

Recorded Sept. 8  2 h P.M.                             Adam Montross

            Jas. Cook, Clk.                                                Justice of the Peace


Greene County
Town of Catskill                     We the undersigned Supervisor Justices & Town Clerk of the Town of Catskill do hereby appoint Norman C. Johnsen as Constable in place of Wm. H. Seymour resigned.

Witness our hands & seals at Catskill this 10th day of November 1856

                                                                        A. P. Jones                  Supervisor

                                                                        Michael Plank            )
                                                                        Edgar Pursell              )  Justices
                                                                        Henry F. Olmstead    )
                                                                        James Johnston          )

                                                                        Chas. Cornwall           Town Clerk


At a meeting of following named persons John S. Betts  Nelson Shaurman  Benjamin Row  Abner Alden  Augt. Hill  Harvey Hine  Daniel Johnsen  John Feeney  Levi King  George Wickes  E.T. Stevens  J.B. Webster  Chas. Alden  L.C. Bennett  Henry Steele  H.E. Hotchkiss  E.L. Dutcher  A.W. Plank  H.L. Day  J.H. Person  H. Leet  D.P. Bennett  Thomas Cornwall  Jason Stevens  held at the Hotel of John H. Person (& pursuant to notice duly given) on Mondy Octr 27 1856 George Wickes was chosen Chairman of the meeting & J.B. Webster Sec.

            On motion of Henry E. Hotchkiss      Resolved that this meeting proceed to organize themselves into an incorporated body to be called the Cairo         
            Cemety (sic) Association

            On motion of David Johnsen             Resolved that the number of Trustees of this association shall consist of six persons

            On motion of Augustus Hill               the meeting proceed to ballot for Trustees & the following persons were unanimously elected  Matthew Sayre 
            Levi King  A. Alden  George Wickes  H.L. Day  H.E. Hotchkiss

            The Chairman & Secretary then proceded to divide by lot the Trustees for the term of their offices with the following result:

            H.E. Hotchkiss & Levi King for one year

            H.L. Day & M. Sayre for two years

            George Wickes & Abner Alden for three years

            On motion of Henry E. Hotchkiss      Resolved that the annual meeting of this association shall be on the first Mondy in December of each year at 7 O
            Clock P.M. one year from the next December

J.B. Webster   Sec.                                         Geo. Wickes   Chairman

State of New York
County of Greene                   On the 28th day of October in the year 1856 Geo Wickes & Jonathan B. Webster to me known to be the persons mentioned intended & described in & who executed the within Instrument personally came before me & severally acknowledged the execution of the same                  Augustus Hill

Recorded Octr 29 at 2 P.M. 1856                                           Justice of the Peace


Whereas Robert H. Van Bergen, of the town of Coxsackie, County of Greene, & State of New York, has made application to the Commissioners of Highways of the town of Coxsackie for a private road to be laid out through the land of Robert J. Van Denbergh of the same place, as hereinafter mentioned.  And Whereas the said Robert J. Van Denbergh denies additional water privileges on the Creek that bounds the land occupied by the said parties.  Therefore in consideration of the premises, and in consideration of the Covenants and agreements hereinafter mentioned to be kept by the respective parties—The said Robert J. Van Denbergh hereby consents, covenants & agrees to & with the said Robert H. Van Bergen, his heirs and assigns, that a private road may be laid out according to the petition of the said Robert H. Van Bergen, across the land of said Robert J. Van Denbergh, as follows to wit:  beginning at a point on the north line of the farm of the said Robert H. Van Bergen, ten chains from the north East corner thereof, in a westerly direction from said corner, and running thence north nineteen degrees East, about six chains & thirty links to the old District road, intersecting the Coxsackie & Greenville turnpike road, near the Bridge across the Coxsackie Creek, said road is to be of the width of two rods—to be fenced by the said Robert J. Van Denbergh, with good post & board fence on Each side of said road and to be completed on or before the first day of July next—and said fence to be forever kept up by the said Robert J. Van Denburgh, his heirs & assigns.  This grant is intended to convey the said right of a private road & to have such road Exist for the benefit of the said Robert H. Van Bergen, his heirs and assigns, the same as though laid out by the Commissioners, and in no other manner.  The said Robert J. Van Denburgh, to have the right to use the road the same as though this road had been laid out by the Commissioners & in such proceeding he had Expressed his desire to use such road when laid out.  The said Robert H. Van Bergen, to have the immediate use of the land for a road the same as though laid out Except that in Case he uses the same before the fence is built as aforesaid by the said Van Denburgh, he the said Van Bergen shall make and keep up the gates, so as not to injure the said Van Denburgh.  And it is hereby understood & agreed by the said parties, that the said Road, is laid out by & between the parties as such road to take Effect as such from this date.  The said Robert H. Van Bergen hereby agrees to remove a heap of muck lying on the line of said road, if he shall desire the same to be removed for his own convenience before the fences are built as aforesaid--& the said Van Denburgh agrees to remove the same on or before the said fences are completed.  And in Consideration as aforesaid the said Robert H. Van Bergen hereby agrees to pay the said Robert J. Van Denburgh the sum of One hundred & fifty dollars on demand, as part compensation for the lands and Expenses in building said fence along said road aforesaid, and the fences running heretofore between the premises of the said parties, along the Creek which divides their lands and premises, which they respectively occupy shall be restored as they have heretofore formerly Existed between the parties previous to an award lately made between the parties by arbitrators, which award is dated the 29th day of September 1856, and one additional water fence is to be made by Robert J. Van Denburgh on the west End of the line of division between the said parties & hereafter kept up by him.  Also the west water fence adjoining the watering place of said Van Denburgh—And the said parties respectively agree to make & keep up the water fence on the East side of said watering place, Each the one half thereof.  And the said Robert H. Van Bergen agrees to make & keep up forever hereafter the water fence on the East End of the line of division between the said parties, the old fences as heretofore kept up to be respectively mad and kept up along the line of said Creed, the same as heretofore between the parties & by Each party respectively as heretofore.  The water fences to be made by Each party without any unnecessary damage to Either party.  It is also agreed between the said parties that the said Van denburgh shall have the use & occupation of the said water privileges, the same as he has occupied and possessed the same heretofore before said award.  Provided, that in case the said stream shall be diverted by flood, this instrument shall not be deemed to give the said Van Denburgh any control over said stream on the premises of said Van Bergen, Except also as by law Exists—Except also that the said Van Bergen shall have the right to Erect his line fence up to within six feet of the line between the said parties at the south side of the said water place or privilege.  And Except also that the triangular fence made by said Van Denbergh on the north side of said Creed, shall not be restored as it formerly Existed before the said award.

            In Testimony whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hand and seals, this 14th day of November 1856.

Wm. E. Leete                                                  R.H.  Vn Bergen
            Witness                                               R.J. Van Denburgh

Greene County                        On this 24th day of November, in the year 1856.  William E. Leete, with whom I am personally acquainted, came before me, and being by me duly sworn deposes and says, that he resides in the town of Coxsackie, in the County of Greene, that he saw Robert H. Van Bergen and Robert J. Van Denburgh Execute the within conveyance, that he the said William E. Leete, subscribed his name thereto as a witness, and that he knew the said Robert H. Van Bergen and Robert J. Van denburgh to be the persons described in and who Executed the said conveyance.

Recorded November 25th 1856  9 h A.M.                  William Cochran Jr.

                                                                                                Justice of the Peace


The President Directors & company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road hereby consent to abandon and surrender and do hereby declare that we do abandon & surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads and Turnpike roads passed March 28th 1854 all that part of the Turnpike road of the said President, Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the County of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the Town of Durham, in the county of Greene, and the undersigned stockholders holding two thirds and upwards of the stock of said company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same—

November 4th 1856

Stockholders names

Shares

Mary M. Merrick

31

William Day

114

            The President Directors & company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road hereby consent to abandon and surrender and do hereby declare that we do abandon and surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank roads and Turnpike roads, passed March 28th 1854 all that part of the Turnpike road of the said President Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the county of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the town of Durham, in the county of Greene, and the undersigned stockholders holding two thirds and upwards of the stock of said company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same.

November 4th 1856

Names of Stockholders

Number of Shares

J.S. Lane Executor &c of Dereck Lane deceased owning

113 shares

Susan A.L. Sedgwick

71

Matilda F.S. Watts

32

Jas. Powers

94

Joshua Atwater Jr.

113

             The President Directors & company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road hereby consent to abandon and surrender, and do hereby declare that we do abandon and surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads and Turnpike Roads, passed March 28th 1854 all that part of the Turnpike Road of the said President, Directors, and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the county of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone, in the Town of Durham, in the county of Greene, and the undersigned Stockholders holding two thirds and upwards of the stock of said company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same—

November 4th 1856

Stockholders names

Number of shares

Thos. Spencer

258

William Atwater

56

John F. Collin

75

Lucian Bidwell

18

Erastus F. Bidwell

18

Albert F. Bidwell

17

             The President Directors & company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road hereby consent to abandon and surrender, and do hereby declare that we do abandon and surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads and Turnpike Roads, passed March 28th 1854 all that part of the Turnpike Road of the said President, Directors, and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the county of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the Town of Durham, in the county of Greene, and the undersigned Stockholders holding two thirds and upwards of the stock of said company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same—

November 4th 1856

Stockholders Names

Number of shares

Russell Merrick

75 shares

Sarah Monroe

50     do

Lodeme Alden

50     do

Friend Cooke

56      “

Miner Merrick

49      “

Ira R. Day

90      “

T. C. Atwater

56      “

C. Atwater

56      “

Henrietta D. Aiken

114    “

Chas. G. Aiken

57      “

Emmeline D. Bingham

114    “

Henry Wynkoop Executor for Heg Wynkoop

69      “

Catharine Wynkoop

25      “

 The President Directors & company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road hereby consent to abandon and surrender, and do hereby declare that we do abandon and surrender in pursuance and by virtue of the act entitled an act in relation to Plank Roads and Turnpike Roads, passed March 28th 1854 all that part of the Turnpike Road of the said President, Directors, and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the county of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the Town of Durham, in the county of Greene, and the undersigned Stockholders holding two thirds and upwards of the stock of said company do hereby consent to the same and have hereunto subscribed the same—

November 4th 1856

Stockholders Names

Number of shares

Abraham Van Vechten

76 shares

Caleb Day

221    “

S. Sherwood Day

11      “

John Day

114    “

E. B. Day

10      “

E. B. Day Actg Exr O. Day decd.

11      “

E. B. Day Actg Tre J.R. Day

11      “

E. B. Day Actg Trustee M.K. Atwater

10      “

E. B. Day Actg Tr C.E. Day

10      “

E. B. Day Actg Tr C.M. Day

10      “

E. B. Day Actg Tr E.C. Day

11      “

E. B. Day Actg Tr C.H. Day

11      “

Ruth Cooke

249 shares

Isaac Pruesn

60      “

Catharine Cooke

268    “

D. P. Conover

3        “

Betsy Punderson

211    “

Helen A. Day

57 

James Cowles as Ext per Esther Cowles

9    shares

James Cowles atty per Maria L. James

18      “

John E. Cowles

53      “

Sarah Carrington

27      “

William G. Cowles

25      “

Augustus Ward

26  shares

Harriet E. Thompson

7    shares

Elizabeth Barker

56  shares

Sarah S. Atwater Guardian

56      “

John Atwater

36      “

Mary Carrington

249 shares

Wm. Merrick

10      “

Lorinda Merrick

9        “

Horatio Cowles

51   shares

Mary Francis

58   shares

John Andrews

249 shares

Merancy Beadle

17   shares

Wealtha Parmelee

57   shares

N. Y. Kortright Atty for J. Kortright

50   shares

Peter Van Vechten decd. by A. Van Vechten admr. &c

9     shares

Herman Livingston

38   shares

Jane E. Myers

70   shares

             We the President directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road do hereby certify and attest that the foregoing consent and declaration has been duly signed by their stockholders holding over two thirds of the stock of said Turnpike road and we the said President Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road pursuant to an act entitled an act in relation to Plank roads and Turnpike roads passed March 28th 1854 do hereby attest the foregoing declaration signed by the aforesaid Stockholders with the common seal of said President directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road and authorize their President and secretary to sign and acknowledge the same—

                                                            Abraham Van Vechten           Prest.  
                                                            Joshua Atwater Jr.                  Secretary

County of Greene                   On the 13th day of December 1856 appeared before me Abraham Van Vechten whom I know to be the President of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road company and being by me duly sworn did say that he resided in the village of Catskill that he was the President of the said Turnpike Road Company that he knew the Corporate seal of the said company, that the seal affixed is said seal, that it was affixed hereto by order of the board of Directors of said company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as President of the said company.  And at the same time appeared before me Joshua Atwater Jr. whom I know to be the secretary of Susquehannah Turnpike road company and being by me duly sworn did say that he resided in the village of Catskill that he was the secretary of the said Turnpike road company that he knew the corporate seal of the said company that the seal hereto affixed is said seal that it was affixed by order of the board of Directors of said company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as Secretary of the said company.

                                                                        Henry F. Olmstead
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace

            Whereas Stockholders holding more than two thirds of the stock of the President Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road have by a written declaration consented to the abandonment and surrender of all that part of the Turnpike road of the said President directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road in the county of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the town of Durham and county of Greene pursuant to an act entitled an act in relation to Plank roads and Turnpike roads passed March 28th 1854.  Now therefore resolved that the said President Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road abandon and surrender and they do hereby abandon and surrender all that part of their said Turnpike road in the County of Greene lying westerly of the fifteenth mile stone in the town of Durham and county of Greene

            In witness whereof the said President Directors and company of the Susquehannah Turnpike road have caused their corporate seal to be affixed hereto and the same to be signed by Abraham Van Vechten their President and Joshua Atwater Jr. their secretary this 12th day of December 1856.

                                                            Abraham Van Vechten           Prest.
                                                            Joshua Atwater Jr.                  Secretary

County of Greene                   On the 13th day of December 1856 appeared before me Abraham Van Vechten whom I know to be the President of the Susquehannah Turnpike Road Company and being by de duly sworn did say that he resided in the Village of Catskill, that he was the President of the said Turnpike Road Company, That he knew the corporate seal of the said company, that the seal hereto affixed is said seal that it was affixed hereto by order of the board of Directors of said company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as President of said company.  And at the same time appeared before me Joshua Atwater Jr. whom I know to be the Secretary of the Susquehannah Turnpike road company and being by me duly sworn did say that he resided in the village of Catskill, that he was the secretary of the said Susquehannah Turnpike Road company that he knew the corporate seal of the said company That the seal hereto affixed is said seal that it was affixed by order of the board of Directors of said company and that he signed his name thereto by the like order as Secretary of the said company—

Recorded Decr. 23th 1856  12 h M.                           Henry Olmsted
            Jas. Cooke, Clk.                                                          Justice of the Peace


State of New York
Greene County                        The undersigned stockholders in the Coxsackie and Oakhill Plank road, representing and actually holding two thirds of the stock of said company and also directors in said company, do hereby give our consent to the surrendering, yielding up and abandonment of that part of said road beginning at a point at or near Laraby Barn in the town of Durham and running westerly to the terminus of said road a distance of about half a mile and the same is hereby declared abandoned.

            In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed the common seal of said company this 4th day of December 1856

In presence                                         Sterry Baker               President        
Witness                                               D.W. Hamilton           Secretary
Wm. Baker                                         G.V.A. Reed              
                                                             Isaac Smith

State of New York
Greene County                        On this 4th day of December AD 1856 before me came Sterry Baker president of and D.M. Hamilton, Secretary of the Coxsackie and Oak Hill plank road company, to me known to be president & secretary of said company as aforesaid who acknowledged that at the date of said consent Sterry Baker, David M. Hamilton, G. A. Reed, Isaac Smith were stockholders & directors in said company and owning and holding two thirds of the stock therein and that executed the same as President & secretary as aforesaid.

                                                                        William Cochran Jr.
                                                                                    Justice of the Peace


We the undersigned Stockholders in the Prattsville Turnpike Company owning holding Two thirds of the stock of the said Company do hereby surrender up the portion of said road or Turnpike running from the store of Abraham Hare in the Town of Lexington in the County of Greene to the village of Shondekun in the County of Ulster.

Dated 6th day of Octr 1856

                                                                         Aaron Bushnell
Attest                                                              Silas Fowler
Aaron Bushnell          President                  E. P. Bushnell
E. P. Bushnell             Secretary 

Greene County                        On this day of Dec. 1856 before me personally came Aaron Bushnell & E. P. Bushnell to me known to be the individuals who executed the above declaration or ??? & acknowledged that they executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned

                                                Aaron Montross          Justice of the Peace

Recd. Jany 3d h 9 AM 1857

            Jas. Cooke, Clk.


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