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I have obtained the will of Robert Follett from Sampubco: I believe his son John was the person who married Lydia Read (she born 1794) and they had Oliver, Mary (born 1821, married William Flansburg 1839), and Esther (who married Hiram Stanley). John died at sometime between 1821-1835 & Lydia then married Nathaniel Read whose first wife, Lucy Ganoung died in 1825. They had a daughter named Hannah who married Squire Edwards, & they had a daughter named Carrie who married Unknown Finney. Carrie's daughters Persis & Florence Finney visited Mary Follett Flansburg in Illinois in the late 1800's & gave this information to the family. Anyway, here is the will of Robert Follett who was married to Anna Whipple & was one of the first residents of Roxbury. --Lynda & B. J. Ozinga, August 8, 2001

WILL of Robert Follett late of the Town of Roxbury, the County of Delaware, New York.

In the name of God, Amen, I Robert Follett of the Town of Roxbury, in the County of Delaware in the State of New York, Yeoman, being very sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given, unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing 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 command my soul to God that gave it and my body from mind to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might power of God and as touching such worldly state wherewith it has pleased God to help me in this life. I give dismiss and disperse of the same in the following manner and form:

First, I give and bequeath to Anna, my Dearly Beloved Wife, Ten Dollars with all my moveables, one Chest of Drawers excepted. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Robert, Twenty Dollars. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Calvin, one hundred and Twenty Dollars. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Elijah, one Hundred Dollars. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son William one dollar. I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved son John, one Hundred Dollars. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Anna, Ten Dollars. I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter, Molly's heirs, Twenty Dollars to be equally divided among them as they respective become of age. I give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren the heirs of my beloved Daughter, Nabby, Ten Dollars to be equally divided between them as they respectively become of age. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved (Daughter) Eunice, Ten Dollars and the Chest of Drawers above reserved. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Erastus Follet, two dollars, I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Orrin Wight, Two Dollars, all which monies and bequests are to be raised out of a Bond which I now hold against my well beloved son William, who together with my well beloved son John, I likewise constitute make and ordain the Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby wholly disallow, revoke, & dismiss all and every other former Testaments, Willis, Bequests and executors by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament, in writing whereof, I have here unto set my hand and seal this fifteenth Day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Ten: Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced, and declared by the said Robert Follett, as his last will and Testament in the presence of us whom his presence and in the presence of each they have hereunto subscribed our names:

Luther Whipple
Ira Roston (This name is pretty illegible - could be something else)
John Walworth (Could be Walworth)

Be it numbered therein the 7th day of April 1811, formally applied before me John Galway (The last name very hard to read, could be something other than Galway) Esq. Surrogate of the County of Delaware, John Follett To whom I administered an Oath in the words following to wit, "You swear this true, your name subscribed to the will of Robert Follett as a Witness is of your own person handwriting and that you saw the other Witness therein subscribe their Name in writing in the presence of the Testator and that his signature subscribed is of his own person handwriting used and written at the time, this time thereof, he was of sound mind, and memory and but further remembered though on the day of March 1811, came before me John Galway, Surrogate as affirmed. John Follett Executor named and hereunto subscribed as executor of last will & testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence and at the request of the testator. John Galway



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