Will and Proof - Caleb Wright - Greenwich
Washington Co., NY Wills, Vol. B1, p. 308
Written: 23 Jun 1837
Proven: 17 Jan 1839
In the name of God, Amen. I, Caleb Wright, of the town of Greenwich, County of Washington and State of New York, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner.
First, I give my soul to God who gave it, and my body to be mingled with its mother dust. As to those earthly blessings which God hath been pleased to bestow upon me I dispose of the same in the following manner. I give and bequeath to my beloved wif Polly Wright one third part of all my real and personal property during her natural life.
I give to my son David S. Wright five dollars in addition to what I have heretofore given him.
I give to my daughter Sophia Rofs (or Ross) Eleven hundred and fifty dollars and what I have heretofore or shall hereafter give her before my decease all of which is to be considered a part of the above sum.
I give to my daughter Anna Gavett Eleven hundred and fifty dollars and what I have heretofore or shall hereafter give her before my decease all of which is to be considered a part of the above sum.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Marianna Wright Eleven hundred and fifty dollars and also a privilege in my dwelling house while she remains single and all that I give her before my decease is to be considered apart of the above sum.
I give and bequeath to my son John F. Wright the farm he now lives upon and have executed a deed of the same which I hereby direct my executor hereafter to be named to deliver to him after my decease.
I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Wright the Farm which he now occupies and have executed a deed of the same, which I hereby direct my Executor, hereafter to be named to deliver to him after my decease.
I give to my two sons Morgan Wright and Leroy Wright all the real estate I now occupy and one span of full midling good horses and harness, and also all my Farming Utensils. I have executed a deed to them of the real estate which I direct my Executor, hereafter to be named to deliver to them after my decease.
And if after the above portions are made out as above directed and any residue yet remains, I direct my Executor to divide the same equally among my three daughters, Sophia Rofs (or Ross), Anna Gavett and Marianna Wright.
I hereby appoint David Wright and Asel Gavett Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
In witness where I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of June in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven.
Caleb Wright (s.s.)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Caleb Wright 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.
Lyman Hall of Hartford }
Jonathan S. Hall of Hebron} Washington County, N.Y.
Hiel E. Hale of Hartford }
I, Alexander Robertson, Surrogate of the said county do certify the foregoing to be a correct record of the last Will and Testament of Caleb Wright, late of the town of Greenwich due noted, proved before me as a Will of real and personal estate and recorded the 17th day of January 1839.
Washington County Surrogate Court
In the matter of the estate of Caleb
Wright, late of
Lyman Hall of the town of Hartford and Jonathan S. Hall of the town of Hebron, being duly sworn in open court do severally depose and say, that they are subscribing witnesses to an instrument in writing now produced and shown to them, bearing date the first day of June 1837 purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the above named deceased, that the said deceased did, in the presence of the said witnesses and Hiel E. Hall subscribe his name at the end of the said instrument, and at the same time publish and declare the same as and for, his last Will and Testament, and that these deponents and Hiel E. Hall at the request and in the presence of the said deceased and in the presence of each other, subscribed their names thereto as witnesses to the execution thereof, that at the time thereof the said deceased was of sound disposing mind and memory, above the age of twenty one years, and under no restraint, to the best of these deponents knowledge and belief, and the said Lyman Hall for himself says, that he wrote the said Will at the request of the said deceased and according to his directions, and that it is now in the same condition as it was when executed without any alterations therein to the best of his knowledge and belief; and further these deponents say.
Jonathan S. Hall
Sworn the 14th day of January 1839
before me A. Robertson, Surrogate
I, Alexander Robertson, Surrogate of the said county do certify the foregoing to be a court record of the testimony taken before me, in proving the last Will and Testament of Caleb Wright late of Greenwich deceased, as a will of real and personal estate and recorded the 17th day of January 1839.