WILL OF JEREMIAH BULL
born 1765, married 1804, died January 13, 1818. Book B, page 260 – 262
In the name of God, Amen. I, Jeremiah Bull of Broome in
the County of Schoharie and state of New York being weak in body but of sound
memory, blessed be God, do this twentieth day of December in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, (1817) make and publish this my
last will and testament in manner following (that is to say).
First I give and bequeath to my son Joseph the one equal third part of
the land on which I now live so as to include the half of the house and barn.
I also give to my son Resolved, the one equal third part of the said farm
to include the half of the remaining half of the house and barn.
I also give to my son Daniel the one equal third part of the said farm,
with the equal half of the said house and barn with Resolved which will
be to Resolved and Daniel each one quarter of the said dwelling
house and barn.
I also give to my sons Jeremiah, Milo and Peter my lease farm to
be divided equally between them.
Of my personal property, I give to my son Resolved my black horse.
To my son, Daniel, I give my young horse.
I also give to my son Jeremiah, my black mare.
I also give to my son Joseph, my oldest yoke of oxen and to Resolved
my yoke of Staggs. Also to my son Daniel my youngest yoke of oxen.
It is my will that my sons Joseph, Resolved, and Daniel give to
their brothers Jeremiah and Milo each a horse when they shall come
to the age of twenty one years and to their sisters Hannah, Harriet, Sally and
Charlot each sixty dollars, at the time they shall severally marry or
come to the age of eighteen years.
Also to my daughter Betsey it is my will that my said sons Joseph,
Resolved and Daniel give the sum of two hundred dollars at the time
she shall marry or go away from this present home to live. I also give to my
daughter Betsey one cow and six sheep.
Also I give to my daughter Polly ten dollars, as I have heretofore
provided for my son Eli as well as I can do for my other children. I give
to him five dollars out of my estate.
To my daughters Hannah, Harriot, Salley and Charlotte, I bequeath
each six sheep when they shall become of age or marry to be paid to them by my
sons Joseph, Resolved and Daniel.
It is my desire that the family be kept together and that my three youngest
sons to be placed as apprentices to learn a trade. And it is my will that my
youngest son and daughter have their support and learning out of my estate until
my said son be placed to a trade, and my daughter shall be able to provide for
It is my will and I enjoin it upon my sons Joseph, Resolved and Daniel
to pay the several legacies herein contained and mentioned punctually at the
times specified and required herein of them to pay, and that they settle and pay
all debts that may be due at my decease and all my goods and chattles and
personal property undisposed of by this will, I give unto them the said Joseph,
Resolved and Daniel.
I have mentioned the support and learning of my youngest daughter in a
particular manner. It is also understood that my daughters Hannah, Harriet and
Sally be supported out of the estate, till they can provide for
themselves or until they come of age.
I make and ordain my sons Joseph, Resolved and Daniel, executors
of this my last will and testament and have hereunto set my hand and seal the
day and year above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Jeremiah Bull
as for his last will and testament in presence of us, who Jeremiah Bull (LS)
here present at the signing & sealing thereof –
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