Last Will and Testament
Jacob G. Sharpe


Information on this page was obtained from Surrogate Court, Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY, will:41:178 file:122, and was submitted by Janet Derbyshire.

The Last Will & Testament of JACOB G. SHARPE, deceased with the proof thereof as a will of Real & Personal Estate. Recorded September 16, 1850. Delivered J. Sharpe Nov 7 1851.

In the name of God Amen, I JACOB G. SHARP of the town of Greenbush in the County of Rensselaer & State of New York being weak in body but of perfect & sound mind & memory (blessed be Almighty God for the same) calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make & publish this my last will and Testament in manner & form following __

First, I resign my soul in the hands of Almighty God hoping & believing in a remission of my sins by the merits & meditation of Jesus Christ & my worldy estate I give & devise as follows:

First Item. I give devise & bequeath to MY SON NICHOLAS SHARPE & to his heirs & assigns forever the farm I bought of Samuel Simmons being part of the farm formerly owned by Henry C. Miller lying in the town of Greenbush with all and singular the appurtenances thereto belonging. Also one acre of land I purchased from John Heidley together with the buildings thereon erected & where my SON NICHOLAS now resides __

In Consideration of the above devise to my son NICHOLAS SHARPE that he or his heirs & assigns shall pay to MY DAUGHTER SARAH THE WIFE OF MICHAEL J. HEIDLEY the sum of two hundred dollars one year after my decease. Also the sum of two hundred dollars one year after my decease to MY DAUGHTER MARY THE WIFE OF THOMAS LAPE. And the further sum of two hundred dollars to MY DAUGHTER ELEANOR CATHARINE THE WIFE OF SIDNEY BETTS one year after my decease. The above devises to my daughters shall be a lien upon the farm above bequeathed by me to my son NICHOLAS. My son shall be subject to give to my WIFE GETTY one third of all the produce raised on the said farm & one third of All the fruit during her Lifetime __

Item Second. I devise & bequeath to MY SON JACOB SHARPE JUNR Eighty six acres & eight tenth of an acre be the same more or less lying in the town of Greenbush being a part of the farm I purchased from GEORGE SHARPE JR. & which was devised & bequeathed to him by GEORGE SHARPE deceased with all the appurtenances & hereditaments thereunto belonging & to his heirs & assigns forever & also bequeath unto my SON JACOB my bay mare which he now holds & uses __

In consideration of the above devise to my SON JACOB SHARPE JUN. he shall be subject to give my WIFE GETTY during her life one equal third part of all the produce raised on said farm each and every year, and he shall also deliver to my said WIFE GETTY five cords of good wood ready sawed at her door each & every year during her life time __

Item Third. I devise & bequeath to my SON COENRADT SHARPE & his heirs & assigns forever the farm whereon I now live containing seventy four acres of land lying in the town of Greenbush with all the hereditaments thereto belonging reserving for MY WIFE GETTY the choice room in the dwelling house & he shall be subject to deliver to my said WIFE GETTY during her lifetime & each & every year five cord of good wood ready sawed at her door __

Item Fourth. I give & bequeath to my SON STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER SHARPE and to his heirs & assigns forever twenty two acres of land which I purchased from Benjamin Van Atten also forty two acres of land (adjoining the above) which I purchased from John Heidley. Also one & a half acre of land which I purchased from JACOB SHARPE all lying in the town of Greenbush with all the hereditaments & appurtenances thereto belonging __

In consideration of the above devise to my SON STEPHEN V. R. he shall be subject to give to my WIFE GETTY during her lifetime one equal third part of all produce raised on the two first lots of land maintained? in my devise to him each & every year during her life __

Item Fifth. I will & bequeath to my SON RICHARD LEONARD SHARPE & to his heirs & assigns forever twelve acres of wood lands lying & being in the town of Greenbush I purchased from GEORGE SHARPE JUNR. being the north west corner of the farm formerly belonging to GEORGE SHARPE deceased & devised by him to the said GEORGE SHARPE JUNR.

Item Sixth. I will & bequeath to my SON SAMUEL SHARPE & to his heirs and assigns forever & over & above that which I have given him (before this last will) sixty acres of land with all the hereditaments & appurtenances thereto belonging lying & being in the town of West Penfield in the County of Monroe where he now lives __

Item Seventh. I will & bequeath to MY BELOVED WIFE GETTY my double pleasure wagon & double harness also my horse sleigh or cutter & harness. Also my span of horses one bay & the other a brown ? those that I now use. Also my bureau. Also three feather beds, three bedsteads, three bedsticks, also bolsters & pillows for three beds, together with sheets quilts & blankets as many as she may deem necessary for three beds. Also three setts of bed curtains & valances. Also four cows, five sheep & twelve dunghill fowls such as she may select __

Item Eight. Should either of my sons named in this my last Will & Testament die leaving lawful issue I do then in such case give & devise to the child or children of my said sons respectively so dying & leaving lawful issue such share as he or they their parents respectively would have been entitled to be my will of any & all the (provisions?) herein before contained if living __

Item Ninth. I give & bequeath the remainder of my personal property to my children both sons & daughters to be equally divided between them share & share alike as near as can be done __

And lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint my WIFE GETTY Executor & my SONS NICHOLAS SHARPE & JACOB SHARPE JUNR. Executors to this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made __

In witness whereof I have hereunto set hand and seal this 4th day of April A. D. 1846.

JACOB G. SHARPE LS [X] his mark

Witnesses: Martin Barringer, Josiah Powers, Jacob P. Barringer, all of Troy Rensselaer County New York.



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