Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Rhoda Allen, Deceased

Recorded January 9th, 1816

This twenty fifth day of the tenth month one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, I, Rhoda Allen, of the town of Cambridge in the County of Washington and State of New York, being in health and of sound mind and memory do make my last will and testament. As to such Estate as I am favoured with I give and dispose of in the following manner

Firstly, I give and bequeath unto Rhoda Briggs, the daughter of Jeremiah and Anne Briggs, my Clock, great Bible, and my sidesaddle.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my sister, Catharine Howland all my Headdress and Cloaks.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to Mercy and Rhoda Briggs, the daughters of Taber and Sarah Briggs, five dollars in money to be equally divided between them.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to Rosela Wien, the daughter of Thomas Wien, my string of gold beeds and one silver table spoon marked R. B.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto Paul Howland and Mitilda Weir the son and daughter of widow Catherine Howland and Rhoda Briggs, the daughter of Jeremiah and Anna Briggs all the whole of my Estate that I dye tired (?) of that I have not heretofore disposed of to be equally divided between them by indifferent means. And lastly, I do hereby make, constitute, and appoint Elisha Baker and Paul Howland to be my lawful Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal the day and year first above righten in presence of

[signed & sealed] Rhoda Allen

Thomas Cornell

Mary Cornell

David A. Smith



The word hundred between the first and second lines from the top were inserted before sealed.


This Will is File #NY-58-3-424 for Cambridge, Washington County, New York. written 25 Oct 1814 and recorded 9 Jan 1816.   (I checked the dates on the copy of the original and they are clearly written as above).