I have left all of the spellings intact, thus the spelling of Jacob Boomhower as it was recorded in Wills of Delaware County, and Jacob Boomhour as he signed his name in the document. According to Munsell's, "The History of Delaware County", page 5 of the online version, Jacob Boomhour came to Delhi in 1797. He died there in December 1833. --Francine Lawlor Hart, October 22, 2001
The last will and Testament of Jacob Boomhower
Proved and recorded September 2, 1834
In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Boomhower of the Town of Delhi, County of Delaware and State New York being of sound mind and memory, thanks to
Almity God, do ordane and establish this to be my last will and Testament annulling and revoking all others heretofore made. First I give and bequeath my sole to god who made it and boddy to the dust from whence it came, to be burried in a decent and christian like manner according to the discrestion of my administrators or executors as to worldly property what it has pleased divine providence to give me I do will and direct it to be disposed of in the following manner.
First my wife Mary. I give and bequeath to her one third of all my real estate and one third of all my personal property after my debts is pade.
My will is further that my son Jacob shall have the same both real and personal at her decease., or in the case of his death to be equally divided among the remainder of my children or their heirs and it is my will further that the said Jacob be educated so as to enable him to teach a common school and the expense be paid out of my personal property before any division takes place and further I will and bequeath unto my six children, Jemima, Polley, Abijah G, Naoma, Catherine & Jacob, the remainder of my property both real and personal to be equally divided among them with the exception before mentioned provide always that the amount of what Polly & Naoma had at or since their marriage be deducted from their shares according to an inventory kept of the same be the same more or less.
And whereas I have given possession and agreed to sell one hundred akres of land of the South west part of my farm to my son Abijah G. for the sum of six hundred dollars, it is my will that three hundred dollars of said sume shall apply to his legacy and the remainder pade in manner following, by one hundred and fifty dollars to be pade in five years from the first day of June last, and the remainder one hundred and fifty dollars to be pade in ten years from the first day of June last, with legal interest pade annually on the said three hundred dollars from the first day of June last, the boundaries of the said one hundred akers of
land to be and remaine wheare they are know established be the same more or less of land.
And lastly I do name ordane and appoint my wife Mary, Aaron Gregory & Elijah Whitney my exeutors to execute the same according to the true
meaning and intent thereof.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.
Signed sealed published and declared } Jacob Boomhour [L.S.]
by the above named Jacob Boomhower to be his last will and testament in presence of} Electa Gregory Samuel Gregory
Delaware County Surrogate Court
In the matter of proving to be recorded the last will of the real estate of Jacob Boomhour late of saide County deceased Delaware County
Electa Gregory of the town of Kortright in the county of Delaware aforesaid being first duly sworn deposed and says that the said Jacob Boomhour deceased subscribe the instrument now shown her saide deponent and which purports to be the last will and testament of said Jacob Boomhour late of the town of Delhi in the county of Delaware aforesaid deceased, bearing date the twenty fifth day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, that she heard the said Jacob Boomhour declare the same to be his last will and testament and that she this deponent did subscribe her name thereto as a subscribing witness at the request of the said Jacob Boomhour - And further that at the time thereof the said Jacob Boomhour was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute
said will and not under any restraint, And further says not.
Subscribed and sworn this 2nd day of September 1834} Electa Gregory
A. Parker Surrogate Delaware County
Surrogate Court - In the matter of proving to be Recorded the last will of the real estate of Jacob Boomhour late of said county deceased. Delaware county p
Samuel Gregory of the town of Kortright in the county of Delaware aforesaid, being first duly sworn deposed and says that he saw Jacob Boomhour deceased, subscribe the instrument now shown him said deponent and which purport to be the last will & Testament of said Jacob Boomhour late of the town of Delhi in the County of Delaware aforesaid deceased hearing date the twenty fifth day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty two - that he heard the said Jacob Boomhour declare the same to be his last will & Testament and that he this deponent did subscribe his name thereto as a subscribing witness at the request of the said Jacob Boomhour - And further that at the time thereof the Jacob Boomhour was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute said will and
testament not under any restraint and further says not.
Subscribed and sworn before me this 2nd day of September 1834 }
A Parker Surrogate County of Delaware}
Surrogate Court } I Amasa Parker Surrogate of the County of Delaware do hereby certify the proceedings to be a true Record of the last will &
testament of Jacob Boomhour deceased and of the proofs and examination of the subscribing witnesses, taken in relation thereto.
Source - Delaware County Wills - Vol. 2 pages 192-194