Myron B. Wetherwax

Information on this page was transcribed and submitted by Wayne E. Wetherwax, author of
The Wetherwax Genealogy, 1710-1930. His source is Rensselaer Co. Will Book 116, pages 543-547.

The last Will and Testament of
Myron B. Wetherwax
of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York

The last will and testament of Myron B. Wetherwax, late of the town of North Greenbush in the county of Rensselaer deceased together with the proofs thereof as a will of real and personal estate. Recorded March 4th 1887

Will delivered to Alfred S. Lape June 12,1888

The Last Will and testament of Myron B. Wetherwax

I Myron B. Wetherwax of the town of North Greenbush county of Rensselaer and state of New York being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament as follows:

1st I give and bequeath unto each and every one of my daughters that are single and unmarrried a house and support on my premises so long as they remain single as long as they shall choose to remain there and perform reasonable services for my estate which house and support I make an [sic] upon my real estate. 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsy H. Wetherwax the use and natural income of all my personal and real estate for the purpose of keeping my family together and subject to the above incumbrances until my son Samuel shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

3rd I give and bequeath to my daughter Ida May Wetherwax five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executors hereinafter named as soon after my death as she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Ester C. Wetherwax the sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my executor when she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years.

5th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elva Frances the like sum of five hundred dollars to be paid to her by my said executors when she shall arrive at the age of twenty one years which is considered by me to make them equal with the five hundred dollars heretofor [sic] paid to each of my three oldest daughters by myself.

6th I give divise [sic] and bequeath all the rest of residue and remainder of all my real estate and personal estate after paying the above legacies (subject however to the foregoing mentioned incumbrances of support of those my said daughters that are single if any there be) to my son Samuel Wetherwax when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years to have and hold the same forever. And in case he or any of my three daughters last named shall not live until they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and leaving no heirs then I direct that the sums they would have if living be equally divided between my heirs that are their living or to their heirs to have and to hold the same forever.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Betsy H. Wetherwax Executrix and my brother Andrew Wetherwax and my friend Sylvester J. Craver Executors of this my last Will and Testament whom I do hereby appoint Guardians of my minor children if any impower [sic] them to have full control of all of my personal and real estate to till cultivate let or rent said real estate and pay the income thereof to my said wife as before mentioned until my said son Samuel shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and should these not be sufficient money to pay the forgoing legacies as the shall become due then I direct my Executors to raise the deficiency by bond and mortgage or otherwise on my real estate. In witness whereof I have herunto [sic] set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of April in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty.

Myron B. Wetherwax I.s.

The above instrument was at the date thereof signed sealed and declared and published by the said Myron B. Weatherwax as and for his last Will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in presence of each other have subscribed our name as witness hereto.

Wm. Morel West Sandlake Rensselaer co [sic] NY
Youth Yanalake Renss.[sic] co NY
Albert O. Fellows West Sandlake Rens [sic] co NY

Codicil.
Whereas I Myron B. Wetherwax have heretofore made my last Will and testament date April 16,1880, Now I make this instrument as a codicil to said last Will and testament and to be taken as a part thereof. In and by virtue of my said Will I did among other things therein contained constitute and appoint my brother Andrew Wetherwax and my friend Sylvester J. Craver executors of my said Will. Now I revoke the appointment of the said Andrew Wetherwax and Sylvester J. Craver as such Executors and appoint my son inlaw [sic] Alfred H. Lape and my son inlaw George P. Lape executors in their stead. Ratifying and confirming my said Will in all other respects. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four.

Myron B. Wetherwax l.s.

witnessed:

Edgar J. L. Yhter
Albert O. Fellows

The above Will when probated on March 4,1887 indicated the following:

Betsy H. Wetherwax Executrix
Alfred H. Lape and Goerge P. Lape Executors
Mary E. Lape heir (minor)
Esther Wickes Frankie Wetherwax heir (minor)
Samuel B. Wetherwax heir (minor)
Alexander B. Slocum guardian of minor heirs

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:

Myron Burton Wetherwax b: 9 Aug 1829 d: 23 Jan 1887; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake, NY. His wife, Elizabeth H. Wetherwax (nee Tabor) b: 8 Jun 1832 d: 18 May 1908; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake, NY.

Samuel Burton Wetherwax b:10 Apr 1875 d: 21 Jan 1945; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake, NY. He married: Lillie May Coons.

Esther C. Wetherwax b: 4 May 1867 d: 16 Oct 1892; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake, NY. She married Frank Wicks.

Ida May Wetherwax b: 19 Jan 1863 d: 9 Nov 1926. She married: Howard B. Holsapple.

Elva Frances Wetherwax b: 7 Jun 1873 d: 30 Apr 1943; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake NY. She married: Henry Heger

Amy T. or G. Wetherwax b: 10 Feb 1854 d: 25 Aug 1920; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sandlake, NY. She married: George Peter Lape (executor of Myron's Will)

There was a total of ten children born to Myron B. and Elizath H. Wetherwax. In addition to the children listed above, twin daughters Harriet and Charlotte b: 1853 d: 1853 and Martha Janet b:1865 d:1865.



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