Last Will & Testament of
Frederick Osterhout was from Oppenheim; the son of Gustav Osterhout and Anna Maria Hess. This transcription was generously donated to the site by Kathleen Novicki.
Source: Montgomery County NY Wills, pg 563-566, Johnstown, Montgomery County Surrogate Court.
Last Will and Testament of Frederick Osterhout
In the name of God amen, I Frederick Ousterout of the town of Oppenheim County Montgomery & State of New York being sick of body but of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following-
First I recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it me hoping for pardon and remission of my Sins through the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Savior and my body to the grave in hopes and expectation of a joyfull resurrection to be buried in a Christianlike and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors and as to such wordly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow on me I give devise and bequeth the same as follows.
I will order and direct that all my just Debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executors with the payment whereof I do hereby charge all my Estate both real and personal-
I give devise and bequeath to my son Frederick Ousterout five shillings current money of the State of New York-
I give devise and bequeath to my son George Ousterot one half of the farm I now live on that is to say the west half. I give devise and bequeath to my son Abraham Ousterot the other half of said farm that is to say the east half of said farm-
it is my will and pleasure that my son Peter Ousterot George Ousterot Abraham Ousterot shall purchase fifty acres of land for Henry Ousterot fifty acres for Fredrick Ousterot and that each and every one of them shall pay an equal share of the consideration money. I order and direct that Peter Ousterot George Ousterot Abraham Ousterot Henry Ousterot and Frederick Ousterot shall purchase fifty acres of good land for my grandson Joshaway Osterot and that each and all of them shall pay an equal share of the consideration money. I give devise and bequeath to my son Abraham Osterhout all my stock of cattle of what kind soever. I give devise and bequeath to George Ousterot and Abraham Ousterot all the debts now due to me I order and direct that the said George Ousterot and Abraham Ousterot shall pay all the debts I now owe. I give devise and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Ousterot one good feather bed and beding one good milk cow one likely mare to be the age of four or five years of age and two sheep to be paid to the above named Elizabeth by my son Abraham Ousterot when the said Elizabeth is of age and the said Elizabeth is to live and remain with my son Abraham Ousterot untill she arrives at the age of eighteen years during which time the said Abraham is to send her to school a reasonable time to learn to read and write but if in case that my son Henry Ousterot should take the said Elizabeth away before she is of age then it is my will and pleasure the above named Abraham keep the above named property for his own use and give devise and bequeath to my daughter Eva Frame eightyseven dollars and fifty cents- which sum is to be paid by Samuel Frame being the one half of one hundred and seventyfive dollars which I hold an obligation against the said Frame. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Smith eightyseven dollars and fifty cents the other half of the one hundred and severyfive dollars due to me by the said Samuel Frame which sum I order and direct that the said Samuel Frame shall pay to the above named Eva and Elizabeth. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Ousterot one [fox mare ? ] and to be master over all my estate both real and personal during her lifetime. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Peter Oustereot and George Ousterot Executors of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills and testaments heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Signed sealed & published by the said Frederick Ousterhout in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witness thereto in the presence of the Testator and at his request: Daniel Hyde, George J Klock Patrick Kennedy.
proved in County of Montgomery, NY on June 4 1816
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