Last Will and Testament
Elijah Millard of Berlin


This will was recorded in Rensselaer Co., NY Will Book Volume 6, page 463.
It was transcribed from a Sampubco copy and was submitted by Dorothy C. Bacheller.

The last will of Elijah Millard late of Berlin recorded 11 June 1821.

In the name of God, Amen, I ELIJAH MILLARD of the town of Berlin, County of Rensselaer, State of New York, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my wife ELISABETH one horse, man's saddle and bridle, two cows and all my household furniture that belongs to me in the house where I now reside, said stock to be kept on my farm winter and summer, and the use of the house where I now reside, thirty five bushels of Indian corn and five bushels of wry [sic - rye] yearly and every year, apples for her own use where there is apples, one third of the cider made out of the orchard yearly every year, two yearling hogs, the garden west of the house, forty bushels of potatoes yearly and every year, twenty seven pounds of sheep's wool and forty pounds of flax yearly, the above is in lieu of my wife's right of dower and powe[?] of this I give and devise to my sons JOHN MILLARD, ELIJAH MILLARD JUNIOR and WILLIAM C. MILLARD all my land lying and being in the town of Berlin, their heirs and assigns forever. John's share of the farm I now live on on the west part of said farm, William C. Millard adjoining John's to the east taking in the house where I now reside and Elijah part of said farm on the east to be divided equal[ly] between them according to quantity and quality the house that my sons John and Elijah Jr. now reside in to be equal between them to be divided north and south, the land in the west wood to be divided same way between my sons John, Elijah Jr. and William C. Millard.

My will is that my daughters CATHARINE and HANNAH shall [have] a privilege and a right to live in the house where they now reside as long as they live single and if they should need help for their support my sons shall help them.

I give and bequeath to my daughters ABIGAIL, SARAH, SUSANNAH and BETSEY one dollar apiece to each of them and further my will is that my sons Elijah and William C. Millard shall have an equal right in any barn and corn crib. I further order that my personal property that is not given away to be used to pay the residual debts and if not enough my sons shall pay the residue. If any over I give it to my wife and

lastly I do make and consitute my trusty friend and son-in-law JABEZ BURDICK JUNIOR my sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all further wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.

Elijah Millard [his mark]

Signed dated published and declared by the above named Elijah Millard 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.

Silas Sweet Jr., Joshua Smith, Gideon Palmer

State of New York
Rensselaer County.
Be it remembered that on the Eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one personally appeared before me Thomas Clowes Esquire Surrogate of the said County of Rensselaer, Silas Sweet Junior, Joshua Smith and Gideon Palmer subscribing witnesses to the will of Elijah Millard late of the town of Berlin in the said county deceased who being duly sworn declared that they did see the said Elijah Millard sign and execute the annexed written instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of said Elijah Millard bearing the date the twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and heard him publish and declare the same as for his last will and Testament that at the time thereof the said Elijah Millard was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best knowledge and belief of the said Silas, Joshua, Gideon and that they, the said Silas, Joshua and Gideon, severally subscribed their hand and names to the said Will as witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and of each other.

Thomas Clowes Surrogate

[Alternative search values: ELISABETH MILLARD, ELIZABETH MILLARD, WILLIAM MILLARD, CATHARINE MILLARD, CATHERINE MILLARD, CATY MILLARD, HANNAH MILLARD, ABIGAIL MILLARD, SARAH MILLARD, SUSANNAH MILLARD, BETSEY MILLARD, BETSY MILLARD.]



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