Transcription of a photocopy of the original Will of (page 1 of 2 sheets)
Jacob Weatherwax b:1743
In the name of God, amen. I Jacob Weatherwax of the town of Shelby, county of Genesse and state of New York,being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed
For all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Cathy, Four Hundred dollars and also the use and occupation of my real and personal estate during her natural life, and at her decease my personal estate to be equally divided between my for sons, excepting my household furniture which is to be equally divided between my three daughters, except my wearing apparel which is to be equally divided between my four sons. I further give and bequeath onto my grandson Christopher Weatherwax, my farm on which I now live
Who shall come into possession of the same at the decease of my wife, and I further give
And bequeath unto my daughter Caty Duryee Two Hundred and Twenty four dollars. And I hereby direct and order the above Six Hundred and twenty four dollars be paid out of my estate by my executor Jacob Weatherwax and David Weatherwax my sons, whom I hereby constitute and appoint the sole executors of this my last Will and Testament, and hereby revoke all former Wills by me made and executed ,declaring this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
And I do hereby release each and everyone of my children from the payment of all moneys to them advanced as their part or portion of my estate. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight Hundred and twenty two.
(Page 2 of 2 sheets)
Signed, sealed, published & declared as Jacob Weatherwax by said Jacob Weatherwax to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the testator:
1822 March 22-Memorandum of money advanced to my children and what they are yet to receive, and pay back-
Andrew Weatherwax has recd- $1517.
Is to pay back 117.
Henry Weatherwax has rec’d 1388
Is to receive 12.
Margaret Mehel has rec’d 900.
Hannah Demaray has rec’d 900.
Jacob Weatherwax has rec’d 1500.
David Weatherwax has rec’d 1500.
Caty Duryee has rec’d 676.
Is to receive 224.
My Wife is to receive $ 400.
To be paid by Andrew: 117.
Genessee County ?? Be it remembered that on the eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty two, personally came and appeared before me: Ebenezer Mix ,Surrogate of the County of Genessee: Adam Garber and Thomas Weatherwax , who being duly sworn,declared that they saw Jacob Weatherwax sign and seal the preceding instrument purported to be the last Will and Testament of the said Jacob Weatherwax, bearing the date the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, and heard him publish and declare the same as his last.
Jacob Weatherwax b:19 Jun 1743 married Catherina Grauberger
both families were Palatines I show them having 9 children. The one not mentioned in the Will in son Johannes b: 2 Mar 1784 possibly died as a child. His other children were
I show both Jacob and wife Catherine buried in the West Shelby Cemetery, Shelby,Orleans co. New York Jacob died:15 Sep 1822, Catherine died: 9 Aug 1829
Transcribed by: Wayne E. Weatherwax
descendant of Jacobs brother David Weatherwax b:1747