Will of Mary (Nichols) Chapman,
Rensselaer Co. NY
Following is the will of Mary (Nichols) Chapman who died 9 September
1856 age 86 in Pittstown, Rensselaer County NY. She was the wife of
John Chapman and the mother of 13 children. She and her husband are
buried in the West Hoosick Cemetery.
In the name of God I Mary Chapman of the Town of Pittstown in the
County of Rensselaer and State of New York considering the uncertainty
of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make and
publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
that is to say, First I give to each of my sons Asa Chapman and Jonah
Chapman a feather bed. To my four grandchildren (viz) Waity Chapman,
Margaret Chapman, John Chapman and Sarah Chapman, sons and daughters
of Asa Chapman, all my sheep. All my beds and bedding I give and
bequeath to my daughters to be divided between them equally. All my
money and all that may be due to me at my demise I give to my son Asa
Chapman and his heirs. And finally I hereby appoint and constitute my
son Asa Chapman sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament
hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Signed sealed published and declared to be my Last Will and Testament
in presence of the etc this 16th day of August 1853.
Signed by her x. Mary Chapman
--John Hills, Portland, Oregon