Will of 
Casper Claw Jr.

Compiled and submitted by James Brady from the records located at the Vedder Museum and the County Court House in Catskill


Last Will and Testament of Casper Clow, Jr.
Copied from Greene County Will Liber B, pg. 365


In the name of God amen_ I Casper Claw Junr of Athens Coxsackie in the County of Greene in the State of New York do hereby make and constitute this Testament to be my last Will & Testament thereby revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore made by me_

1st I Will that at my decease my body be buried with decent Christian burial_

2nd Concerning my worldly property I Will that after my decease and after paying my debts it shall Be distributed as follows Viz. That my well beloved wife Rebecca Claw shall have the sole control of all my property both real and personal as long as she shall continue my widowed wife_ but in case she should be married to another I will that this her Authority and Control shall cease and a division thereof of my property be made according to this my last will and testament_ I Will that my Daughter Eliza Rachel when she shall have attained lawful age or when she shall enter into Matrimony shall shall[sic] receive out of my Estate the Lawful Sum of Fifteen hundred Dollars_

I Will like wise that my Daughter Eliza Catherine when she shall have attained to Lawful age or enter into matrimony receive out of my Estate the Lawful Sum of Fifteen hundred dollars_ I Will like wise that my two youngest children my Son John and my Youngest Daughter Eliza Catherine shall be Sent to school and receive a good Common school Education out of my Estate_ It is my Will that the remainder of property both Real and personal shall be equally divided between my two sons Jacob Claw and John Claw_ And Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint Abraham Van Dyck Esqr of the town of Coxsackie and John Van Loon of the Town of Athens and my wife Rebecca Claw to be the Executors of this my last Will & Testament

Signed, Sealed and pronounced at Preble in the County of Courtland and State of New York this fouth day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty_

Casper Claw (legal signature)

In presence of

John A. Van Loon
Abraham Hallenbeck
Casper Hallenbeck

B the words Athens_ thereof_ and Eliza were erased before Execution


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