The Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Wilber
in the town and county of Schoharie and State of New York
I the said Benjamin Wilber considering the unknown period of my disolution and being now possessed of a sound mind and memory do therefore make, ordain, and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form followin to wit:
First. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary the farm on which I now reside together with all my personal property whatsoever and wheresoever during her lifetime in ease she remains my widow.
2nd. I give and devise to my son Joseph Wilber, his heirs and assigns forever the farm on which I no reside together with my horses cattle and other live stock and all my farming utensils after his mother's decease subject to the bequests payments and orders hereinafter contained.
3rd. It is my will and order that my farm lying and being situate in the town of Johnstown, county of Montgomery and State of New York on which my son Briggs Wilber now resides shall be sold as soon as may be and according to law and that my son Benjamin Wilber his heirs or assigns shall receive of the money arising out of such sale five hundred dollars and my son Briggs Wilber his hiers or assigns the remainder both subject to the orders herinafter, contained.
4th. It is my will and order that my sons Briggs and Benjamin Wilber, their heirs or assigns shall pay one equal half of two hundred remaining now unpaid on the farms aboue mentioned upon which my son Briggs now resides.
5th. It is my will and order that my executers shall give up freely to my son Nathaniel Wilber his heirs or assigns all the notes and book acocunts I now hold against him.
6th. It is my will and order that my son Joseph Wilber shall pay to my son Simpson Wilber, his heirs or assigns the sum of three hundred dollars payable three years after their mothers decease.
7th. It is my will and order that my son Josepgh Wilber shall pay to my son Lonson (sp?) wilber his heirs or assigns the sum of six hundred dollars payable one year after their mother's descease
8th. It is my will and order that my son Joseph shall pay to my daught Rhoda ten dollars two years after their mother decease.
9th. It is my will and order that my son Joseph shall pay my daughter Rachel ten dollars two years after their mother's decease
10th. It is my will and order that my son Joseph shall pay to my two grandsons Jacob and L____ Ochenpaugh children of Ira Ochenpaugh deceased the sum of fifty dollars each when they shall become ______ twenty one years of age.
11th. It is my will and order that my household furniture shall be equally divided between my eight children after thier mother's decease
12th. And last I do hereby nominate and appoint my three sons Benjamin J Wilber, Joseph Wilber and Lonson Wilber executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me at any time mate-
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this this thirtyeth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundren and forty.
Sighned sealed published and declared by the above named Benjamin Wilber to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names and ______in the presence of the testator----
Wesley Barner Duansburgh
Urstin J Sheldon Schoharie.
Will proved Sept 10 1840
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