Contributed by Dave Stott
Be it remembered that I, John Colvin of New Baltimore, in the State of New
York being of sound mind and memory, but being well aware of the uncertainty of
this life, do make this my last Will and Testament.
After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I bequeath and devise as follows:
my Wife, Margaret A. Miller, the use and income of the house where I now live
together with the household furniture, contained therein during her lifetime,
excepting the piano in said house, which is to go to my daughter Mary S. Colvin.
to my wife, the house and land owned by me, situated in the Southeast of the new
road near Mrs. Readís barn and known as the Wigginís house.
the interest and income of all my personal property for her lifetime and I
hereby direct my executor to place all of my interests in the properties in the
pool, controlled by John Dewitt Peltz as fast as they as sold and paid for in
the Albany Saving Bank to the credit of my estate and the interest thereon to be
paid to my wife for her lifetime.
death of my wife, the whole of my personal property is to be divided as follows:
my son, Andrew Colvin, $1,000 and the balance to be divided equally between my
two daughters, Libbie Colvin Beach and Mary S. Colvin.
house where I now live adjoining William Nodine on the north, after the death of
my wife, shall belong to my son, Andrew Colvin for his lifetime. After his
death, to my 2 daughters , if living and if not living to their legal
house on the new road Southside, known as the Wigginís house and all land
owned by me at that place and after the death of my wife, shall belong to my two
daughters, Libbie and Mary or their legal representatives.
use, income and lease of all of my lands in what is known as Bronkís Island,
to my son, Andrew Colvin for his lifetime and after his death to belong to my
two daughters if living and if not living to their children.
contract of the Tilly and Littlefield lease to buy at a stated price, the lands
under the lease at anytime within the terms of the lease and should they avail
themselves of the privilege to buy , then the money paid shall be deposited in
the Savings Bank to the credit of my estate and the interest thereof to be paid
to my son, Andrew Colvin for his lifetime and after his death, the principal and
interest to belong to my two daughters equally, if they are living, if not
living to my grandchildren equally, share and share alike.
A. J. Vanderpool lease on the island should he avail himself of the privilege to
buy under the terms of the lease. The proceeds received shall be disposed of the
same as the proceeds of the Tilly and Littlefield lease.
buildings and land, forty three acres more or less as for deeds, adjoining
Ephraim P. Bronkís farm on the south and the Peter Bronkís farm now owned by
me on the north. I will to my daughter Mary S. Colvin together with the lease of
the river front and the income thereof for her lifetime and after her death to
my grandchildren, equally, share and share alike.
my daughter, Libbie Colvin, wife of John Staats Beach, all the farm and
buildings thereon owned by me containing ninety three acres, more or less and
known as the farm I bought of Edmund Southwick for her lifetime and after her
death to her children equally, share and share alike, subject to the lease
hereby appoint John S. Beach, Andrew Colvin and Mary S. Colvin to be the
executors of this Will.
the 13th day of November, 1899, John Colvin of New Baltimore, NY
signed the foregoing instrument in our presence and declared it to be his last
Will and as witnesses thereof we three do now at his request in his presence and
in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names
P. G. Walls
in Greene county Surrogate office Sept 9, 1901