William White

Male 1732 - Abt 1811


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  • Name  William White 
    Born  17 Apr 1732  Esopus, Ulster Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1811  probably, Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will  06 Sep 1811  Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This sixth day of ninth month One Thousand Eight hundred and eleven, I William White, of the town of Washington, in Duchess County, and state of New York, considering the shortness and uncertainty of time here and being favoured with sound disposing mind and memory, and believing it to be necessary and right to make a Distribution of my outward estate that I am favoured with, by will in the following manner, viz:

      IMPRIMIS: It is my will and I do hereby direct my executors hereafter named, in the first place to collect my money and pay all my just debts and funeral expenses.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ruth all the money she has at her command, and all my household furniture as long as she remains my widow, then I give the remainder that she leaves, to my two daughters, Hannah and Ruth, and to my eight grandchildren, the children of my daughter Ruth deceased, viz: John, Silas, Ruth, Hannah Eunice, Henry, Alfred and William, viz: two thirds to my two daughters and one third to my above named eight grandchildren, to be equally divided between them.

      I further give to my said wife, Ruth, the use of my dwelling house, and the use of one equal third part of my farm that I now live on, and one of my best cows and six sheep, during the time that she remains my widow.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Silas, one hundred Dollars to be paid to him out of the value of my farm & Then I give the residue of my farm whereon I live to my five sons Benjamin, William, David, Joshua, and Silas with all the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to be equally divided between them, shear and shear alike, to them and their heirs and assigns forever.

      ITEM: I further give to my said sons Benjamin William, David, Joshua, and Silas all my horses, cattle, and farming utentials, to be equally divided between them.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath to my two grandsons Stephen and Philip Angevine and to my three granddaughters Clarry Eunice and Catherine Angevine the sum of Fifty Dollars to be divided equally between them and direct my executors hereafter named to pay the same as they arrive to lawful age.

      ITEM: I give and bequeath to my two daughters, Hannah and Eunice and to my eight grandchildren, the children of my daughter Ruth deceased, viz. John, Silas, Ruth, Hannah, Eunice, Henry Alfred and William, all the residue of my estate that is not given away, viz. two thirds to my two daughters and one third to my above named eight grandchildren to be equally divided between them.

      My will and meaning is that if either of my above mentioned children should decease before they receive their legacy, and leaving no lawful issue, that his or her shear be equally divided between the survivours of them.

      It is also my will and meaning that if either of my above named grandchildren should decease before they receive their legacy and leaving no lawful issue that his or her shear be equally divided between his or her brothers and sisters.

      ITEM: I do here nominate, constitute, and appoint my son Benjamin and my son-in-law Silas Deuel my only and lawful executors to this my last will and testament.

      The word "eight" between the eighth and ninth line on this side was interlined before the ensealing of these presents.

      Signed, sealed and published, pronounced and declared by said William White to be his last will and testament in the presence of

      Isaac Thorne
      William Terry
      Robert Coffin


      William White
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      his mark.

      A mistake was evidently made in the wording of the above will, by Isaac Thorn who drew it up, and Eunice's child did not receive anything from their grandfather's estate. William White evidently meant Thorn to say Eunice in place of Ruth, who died before her father, where he said "to my two daughters Hannah and Ruth, and to my eight grand-children, the children of my daughter Ruth deceased". Isaac Thorn learned of the mistake, and told Silas Deuel, the husband of William White's daughter Ruth, and he, Silas Deuel, voluntarily paid over to Eunice White's children that part of his wife's portion which he considered would have been theirs had the will been properly drawn.

      There is a military record for this William, Sr., and his son William, Jr., brother of Eunice.

      Contributed by Mrs. D. O. Cleghorn, Chadron, Neb.
    Person ID  I65876  Bryant
    Last Modified  22 Nov 2006 

    Family  Ruth Deuel\Devol,   b. 1751, probably, Dover, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1778  probably, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3662  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1732 - Esopus, Ulster Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1778 - probably, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1811 - probably, Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 06 Sep 1811 - Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S141] IGI, LDS.


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