Joseph Wixon: Birth: 1762. Death: by 1810
Catherine Wixon: Birth: 1765.
Page: Book B, pp 461 - 463
Page: Book 13
Page: Vol. 1, pg 70
Page: pg 443
Page: pg 123
Page: printed copy pg 84
Title: Dutchess Co., NY Probate, Will of Peleg Wixom (9 May 1802)
Text: In the name of god Amen, I Peleg Wixsom of the town of Carmel in the County of Dutchess and State of New York being in perfect helth of body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to god, calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recomend my soul into the hand of almity God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in a decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurection I shall receive the same again by the almity power of god, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me ___ ___ in this life, I give [ ] and sipose of the same in the following manner and form, first I give and bequeath unto Peggy my dearly beloved wife so much of my estate as she shall require for her maintainance during her natural life or during her remaining my widow, Also I give unto my son Daniel Wixsom the sum of twethy five dollars and unto my son John Wixsom the sum of twenty five dollars and unto my son Jospeh Wixsom the sum of twenty five dollars, and unto my daughter Catherin the wife of Isaac Austin the sum of twenty five dollars and unto my daughter sarah the wife of Isaac Smith the sum of twenty five dollars and unto my daughter Anna wife to John Russell the sum of twenty five dollars all of good and lawful money of the United States to be levied and paid to the severally out of my estate by my executor and if it should so happen that either of my above named children should die before me my will is that so much of my estate be equally divided betwixt their heirs - And lastly I give andbequeath unto my son James Wixsom whom I likewise institute make and ordain the sole executor of this my last will and testament, and to his heirs and assigns forever all and singular my lands and tenements together with all the remainder of my movable estate by him and his heirs fully to be possesed and enjoyed and I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament, In witness whereof i have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Peleg Wixsom as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of him an in the presence of each other have subscribed our names.
John Crane Elisha Bolding Arabella Crane
Dutchess county be it remembered that on the twelvth day of June one thousand eight hundred and four, personally appeared before my Gilbert Livingston surrogate of the said County John Crane of the town of Carmel in said county Esquire who on his oath declared that he did see peleg Wixsom sign and seal the annexed written instrument purporting to be the will of the said Peleg Wixsom bearing date the ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and two, and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament, that at the time thereof he the said Peleg Wixsom was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the deponent and that Elisha Bolding, Arabella Crane and the deponent severally subscribed the said will as witnesses thereto in the testators presence and that the world "wife to Isaac Austin" were interlined befor said will was executed.
Note: n Carmel on a farm north of Lake Mahopac. The farm extended between Long Pond and Wixsom Pond and contained 195 acres. They bought it from the commision of forfeiture and on 11 May 1795 they divided it between them; Peleg taking the north half and Shubal the south.
Note: About 1750 Peleg and his brother Shubal came from Cape Cod and settled i
Continued: Inscriptions from stones opposite Sweeney place Lake Mahopac, NY
Continued: 1790 Peleg Wxson 3 males 16+ 1 male -16 5 females
Continued: 1800 Peleg Wixsom 1m 45+ 1f 45+
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