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1818 Will of Adam A. Walrath aka Jacob A.

In the name of God Amen. I Adam A. Walrath of the town of Oppenheim in the County of Montgomery and State of New York Yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory helped by God for the same, , do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following / that is to say, First of all I give and recommend my soul unto hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. I do give and devise to my sons George A. Walrath and Anthony A. Walrath their heirs and assigns all that my ___ and tenements situate and lying in the town of Oppenheim aforesaid containing one hundred and fifty nine acres of land more or less and is one quarter part of Lot No Fifteen in a tract of land granted to Francis Harrison and others, and is bounded on the Southeast by the lands of William Brewster and Jacob H. Failing and on the Northwest by the lands of John Bellinger and on the Southwest by the Mohawk River and the Southeast by the rear line of the patent to hold to these the said George A. Walrath and Anthony A. Walrath their heirs and assigns forewver. I further give and devise to my son Henry A. Walrath and to his heirs and assigns all that certain piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Town of Oppenheim aforesaid being part of Lot Number Eighteen in a tract granted to Francis Harrison aforesaid and is distinguished as follows extending from the Mohawk River four rods wide adjoining the lands of Michael W. Bauter until it comes to the turnpike road. I further give to my son Christian A. Walrath one hundred acres of land on Lot Number Eighteen aforesaid extending from the Mohawk River Northeasterly adjoining the above piece of land devised to Henry A. Walrath aforesaid on the Northwest and the lands of Jacob Timmerman on the Southeast ___ it contains one hundred acrs of land to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever. And the residue of my said _____ or tenements on Lot Number Eighteen aforesaid being the Northeasterly part I give and devise to my sons George A. Walrath and Anthony A. Walrath to hold to then their heirs and assigns forever and if the said Anthony should die without any lawful children I devise the whole to my son George and to heirs and assigns forever. I do also will and order that my beloved wife Lenah Walrath shall have a sufficient and ample support of, from, and out of the aforementioned devised lands in lots number fifteen and eighteen. And further I give and devise to my sons Henry A. Walrath and Anthony A. Walrath one hundred and seventy five acres of land being the northeast side of lot number ninety seven in ____ and Klock's patent in the Town of ______ in the County of Oneida. I do also give and bequeath to my sons Henry and Anthony all my cattle and sheep. Also I give and bequeath to my sons George and Anthony all my horses and farming utensils. Also I give and bequesth to my daughter Lenah Bellinger one hundred dollars to be paid as I do hereby will and order by my sons Christian, George and Anthony in manner following Vis. thirty dollars one year after my death and the remaining seventy dollars in three equal yearly payments thereafter. I do further will and order that all my wife's clothes after her decease shall be delivered to my daughter Lenah Bellinger. I do also give and bequeath to my sons David A. Walrath, Adam A. Walrath, and Jacob A. Walrath the sum of one dollar a piece. And lastly all the residue and remainder of my personal estate after the decease of my wife Lenah Walrath, I do give and bequeath to my sons George A. Walrath and Anthony A. Walrath, and to their heirs and assigns forever. And lastly of all I do hereby constitute and appoint Jacob H. Failing, John F. Bellinger, and Peter Klock executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this

Day of Eighteen Hundred and Eighteen.

Adam A. Walrath L.S.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Adam A. Walrath 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 with the words [David A. Walrath] interlined before execution. William Brewster, George G. Klock, Jr., Charles Devoe

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