Will of Nathan Starkweather, 1725-1812

WILL of NATHAN STARKWEATHER

Will Book B pages 252-255, Herkimer County, New York

Written 13 May 1805, proved 5 Jan 1813

 In the name of God Amen. I Nathan Starkweather of the Town of Warren in the County of Herkimer & State of New York being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be the mighty God for the same do publish this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First I order my Executors hereafter mentioned to pay my funeral expenses and just Debts out of personal Estate that shall be left at my decease.

Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son Asa Starkweather Five pounds unto my Daughter Anna One feather Bed and Bedding unto my son Nathan Five Pounds unto my Son Ezra five Pounds unto my three Grand Daughters of my son Eli deceased (that is) Elizabeth, Anna & Adah one cow and twelve sheep that is put out now. I order my Executor when said Cow and Sheep comes in to deliver to the three Girls before named. Unto my son Amos I give and bequeath Five Pounds unto my son Parley Five Pounds unto my son Asher Six Pounds Eight Shillings— and Lastly I give and bequeath unto my son Rufus Starkweather for him his heirs & assigns forever all of my Land laying in the Town of Warren in the County of Herkimer on my son Rufus Starkweather paying out to my Sons above named the sums of money above named within one year after my Decease.

I do hereby appoint my Son Nathan Starkweather Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the thirteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and
five.

Nathan Stearkweather

 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named NathanStearkweather 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.

Moses Wheeler

Hiel Treusdail

D. V. W. Golden

 

Herkimer Ss. The foregoing is a true Copy of the instrument purporting to be the last Will and testament of Nathan Stearkweather deceased proved on the Oath of David V. W. Golden on of the subscribing Witness thereto on the 5th January 1813.

Dan Chapman Surrogate

 

Herkimer County Ss. Be it remembered that on the fifth day of January in the Year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and of our Independence the thirty-seventh personally appeared before me Dan Chapman Surrogate in and for the County of Herkimer David V. W. Golden on of the subscribing Witnesses of the foregoing instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Nathan Steakweather deceased late of the town of Warren in said County who being first by me duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw the said Nathan Stearkweather sign seal and publish the foregoing instrument as his last Will and Testament—that he the said Deceased was of a sound and disposing mind and memory that he this deponent in presence of the Testator did subscribe his hand as a Witness thereto—that he this deponent did see Moses Wheeler and Hiel Truesdail subscribe the said Will as Witnesses in the presence
of the Testator—and further saith not.

Dan Chapman Surrogate

 

Herkimer County Ss. Be it remembered that on the            day of      in the year One thousand Eight hundred and thirteen before me Dan Chapman Surrogate for the County of Herkimer aforesaid personally came Nathan Stearkweather Executor of the aforesaid will named of Nathan Stearkweather deceased and was sworn to the [?] Execution and performance of the same Will by taking the Oath of Executor as by Law required—and thereupon Letters Testamentary were Granted.

Dan Chapman Surrogate

 

Herkimer County Ss. The people of the State of New York by the Grace of God Free and Independent to all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting.

Know ye that at Herkimer in the County of Herkimer on the fifth day of January in the Year on thousand Eight hundred and thirteen before Dan Chapman Esq. Surrogate of our said County the last Will and Testament of Nathan Stearkweather late of said County deceased a true Copy whereof is hereunto annexed was proved and now is approved and allowed of by Us. And the deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death Goods Chattles and Credits within this State by means whereof the proving and registering of the said Will and Granting Administration of the said goods Chattles and Credits and also the auditing allowing and final discharging the Account thereof doth belong unto us. The administration of all the goods chattles and Credits of the said deceased and any way concerning the said Will is granted unto Nathan Stearkweather the Executor in the said Will named—he being first duly sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and to make and exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said goods Chattles and Credits and also to render a just and true account thereof when required.

In testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness Dan Chapman Esquire Surrogate of our said County of Herkimer this fifth day of January in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirteen and of our Independence the thirty seventh

Dan Chapman Surrogate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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