Columbia County,

New York

Deed & Wills

[Transcribed from SAMPUBCO COPY

 by Bruce and Meredith Smith, 8 May 2006]



Frederick F. Smith


Will Book, Claverack Vol. Q, page 645.


Record of the last will and testament of Frederick F. Smith, late of the Town of Claverack, Columbia County, NY deceased as a will valid to pass real and personal property with the proof relating thereto taken in the Surrogate’s court of the County of Columbia, NY.

Recorded December 10th 1881.

     In the name of God Amen, I Frederick F. Smith of the town of Claverack in the County of Columbia Sate of New York at the age of seventy six years, being in ill health and of sound mind, memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.  And as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal or mixed with which at both pleased God to entrust me with of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease.  I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit; first.  my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor hereinafter named by paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall be him be found convenient.  Item: I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved sister Charlotte Miller, wife of Jacob Miller, now of the Town of Claverack aforesaid all of my real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever.  Lastly I hereby appoint Jacob Miller, sole executor of this my last will and testament. 

            In witness whereof I the said Frederick F. Smith have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty one.

                                                Frederick F. Smith    (s.s.)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Frederick F. Smith as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testator, and of each other, said will consisting of one sheet of paper.

            David C. Neefus residing in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY

            Reuben S. Miller residing in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY


Recorded 10 September 1881 by Judge Isaac Collier