Potter Joslin
Last Will and Testament
Potter Joslin


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Will of Potter Joslin Probated 5 Feb. 1830

Know all men by their presents that I Potter Joslin of Hoosick in the county of Rensselaer and state of New York being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say,

First, I give and bequeath to my five grand children namely the five youngest children of my son George Joslin, deceased, or to so many of them as shall be living at the time of my death the sum of Four hundred dollars to be equally divided between them, and if it should be thought by my Executors hereafter named that any part of the shares of the two youngest should be needed toward, their bringing up then to use it for that purpose.

I also give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Shed the sum of Three Hundred and fifty Dollars in money and fifty Dollars worth of household furniture over and above what I have given her, having her choice taking but one feather bed and bedding toward the said fifty dollars.

I also give and bequeath to my son Potter Joslin, the sum of one hundred dollars and one bed and bedding and my wearing apparel over and above what I have heretofore given him.

I also give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin F. Joslin, the sum of six hundred dollars.

I also give and bequeath to my son Whitman Joslin , the sum of one dollar over and above what I have heretofore given him.

I also give and bequeath to my son, Daniel Joslin, the sum of Ten Dollars over and above what I have heretofore given him and lastly I give and devise to my son Thomas Joslin and to his heirs and assigns forever all the remainder of my estate both real and personal, also my will is that the above named legacies should be paid the one half within one year and the other half within two years after my decease.

I also hereby appoint Irah Baker, Thomas Joslin and Benjamin F. Joslin Executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Potter Joslin to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator. Provided that my son Isaac Joslin who has been absent for many years should return, my will and desire is that he the said Isaac Joslin should have the sum of four hundred Dollars to be paid in proportioned to each one's shares of my estate.

Potter Joslin signature

Jesse Baker, Wm. Carpenter, Sally Carpenter witness

County of Rensselaer, I certify the above to be a true record of the last will and testament of Potter Joslin, deceased, and the proof thereof

Philip Virle(?) , surrogate

Heirs listed in the probate documents: Asa Shedd and Hannah his wife, Potter Joslin, Benjamin Joslin, Whitman Joslin, Daniel Joslin, Polly Joslin, Isaac Joslin, Ira Ager and Eliza his wife, and John Carpenter guardian of Sally Ann Joslin and Betsey Joslin.



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