Johannes Weatherwax
Last Will and Testament
Johannes Weatherwax


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The Last Will and Testament of Johannes Weatherwax, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., New York

In the name of God amen I Johannes Weatherwax of the town of Schaghticoke in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind and memory for which --- a be the Supreme maker of all events and ------ The propriety of making a distribution of my property both real and personal before my death do make & publish this my last will ---- ---- --------- ----- (that is to say)

FIRST I give devise to my two sons John Weatherwax & Bastian Weatherwax and their heirs and assigns my home farm which I now ---- -- containing eighty one acres ---- of laws being the north part of the land which my deed covers to be equally divided between them. My son John & Bastian after my decease & the decease of my beloved wife (Hannah) but my son John Weatherwax is to Take ---- of the ---- farm after my decease, my beloved wife Hannah in Victuals & Clothing during her Life.

SECONDLY I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Weatherwax the sum of five dollars to be paid by my executor after my decease.

THIRDLY I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Overaker the sum of seventy five dollars to be Paid by my executor after my decease.

FOURTHLY I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane Goeway wife of David Goeway the sum of Seventy five dollars to be paid by my executor after my decease and decease of my wife.

FIFTHLY I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Sawer wife to Christopher Sawer the sum of seventy five dollars to be paid by my executor after my decease & decease of my wife.

SIXTHLY I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Rachel Weatherwax, John & Stephen Weatherwax heirs of my son Adam Weatherwax late of Schaghticoke the sum of seventy five dollars to be equally divided between them to be paid by my executor after my decease & decease of my wife.

SEVENTHLY I give and bequeath to my three daughters Hannah Overacker wife to ?Mandell? Overacker, Jane Gowey wife to Daniel Gowey, Elizabeth Sawer wife to Christopher Sawer all the remainder of my Personal property to be equally divided between them after my decease and the decease of my wife Hannah.

EIGHTHLY I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my two sons John Weatherwax & Bastian Weatherwax executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made In witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this third day of October 1814 signed sealed published and declared as & for the last Will and Testament of the above Testator in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator & of each other.

Johannes Weatherwax
X [His mark]

George Fake
Hattan Fake
_____ Fake

NOTE: Both John Weatherwax & Bastian Weatherwax made their marks above Johannes mark on the original document. The Fakes cited appear to have been possibly lawyers; they represented the will during PROOF with the Rensselaer Co. Surrogate. Date of proof was: 11 Mar 1818



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