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The attachment is the Letter of Administration of Major Ebenezer Robinson, Sr. who died in Roxbury, Feb. 16, 1802 and is located at the Del. Co. Surrogates Office in Delhi. --Wade Robinson, June 9, 1998

Transcription of Original Document


     Letter of Administration (1794-1844) page 111 original
     David Robinson of the estate of Major Ebenezer Robinson,
     late of Delaware County 
     (Major, 7th Regiment Dutchess Co. Militia  - Revolutionary War)
     Deceased:  February 16, 1802
     Witnessed: Anthony Marvine, Surrogate
     Original Documents viewed at:
          Delaware County, NY Surrogate's Office
          Delaware County Clerk's Office  Delhi, New York    July 2, 1997          
     An inventory of the goods and chattels and credits which were of Ebenezer Robinson, 
     deceased, taken by us this 23rd day of March, in the year of our lord 1802.

4 Cows - 50 Dollars, One yoak of Oxen - 40 Dollars, 2 Horses - 60 Dollars          $150.00
8 Sheep - 10 Dollars,  5 Hogs - 8 Dollars, 2 Calves - 5 Dollars, 1 Drag - .50        25.50
1 Cart - 3 Dollars, 1 Plough - 1 Dollar 50 cents, 2 Sleds 3 Dollars, one Axe 1Doll    8.50
1 Pitchfork & 1 Rakes - 37 Cents,  1 Stub Sythe - 36 Cents                             .73
2 Sythes & Tackling - 1 Dollar 50 Cents, One Yoak and Chain 1 Dollar 50 Cents         3.00
1 Set of Horse Tackling - 2 Dollars 50 Cents, 2 Saddles - 8 Dollars                  10.50
2 Kettles & 1 pot - 10 Dollars, Tea Kettle - one Dollar                              11.00
1 Pan& 1 Shovel & Tongs, 1 Gridiron and 2 Trammels - 3 Dollars                        3.00
1 Pair Flat Irons, One Pair Hand Irons, 1 Crow Bar - 2 Dollars                        2.00
1 Pair Steel Yards - 1 Dollar 25 Cents, one Drawing Knife - 25 Cents, 2 Augar        25.50
1 Old Iron - 1 Dollar, 1 Hatchet - 1 Dollar, 1 Looking Glass - 1 Dollar 50 Cents      3.50
1 Small Trunk 0 1 Dollar, 1 mortar, 1 Candle Stick, 1 Pair Shears - 18 Cents          1.18
2 Bridles 25 Cents & wheels & one Real - 4 Dollar 75 Cents, 1 Tub - 75 Cents          5.25
4 Bails 1 Dollar 25 Cents, 5 Chairs - 2 Dollars, 1 Table -1 Dollar 50 Cents & 2 Dol   6.75
Earthen dishes, knives, forks & spoons - 3 Dollars                                    3.00
1 Milk Pan, 2 Wooden dishes, 6 trenchers - 75 Cents                                    .75
1 Gun and Cartridge Box - 3 Dollars, 1 Sieve 25 Cents, 1 Trunk - 50 Cents             3.75
1 Shaft Axe, one hatchet 75 Cents, 1 dinner horn 12 Cents                              .87
Clothes Cupboard 4 Dollars, 1 fan, 1 half bushel and peck - 75 Cents                  4.75
2 Beds and Bedding - 20 Dollars, 1 Churn - 50 Cents, 2 Hoes 50 Cents                 21.00
Tubs and Barrels - 4 Dollars, 5 Bags - 1 Dollar 25 Cents, 4 Trays - 50 Cents          5.75
Sundry articles of furniture - 2 Dollars 11 Cents, Grain on the Ground 25 Dollars    27.11
2 Bedheads 1 Dollar 50 Cents, 1 Fro 12 Cents, Wearing Appar & 1 Hatchet 11 D         12.75
40 Bushels of Wheat - 30 Dollars, 20 Bushels Rye - 10 Dollars                        40.00
30 Pounds of Flax - 4 Dollars, 1 hand saw - 50 Cents                                  4.50
Cash 18 Dollars, due on Book 4 Dollars and 16 Cents                                  22.16
     Stephen Robinson, Nathaniel Robinson, Samuel Boughton                         $378.00
     You swear that the written inventory is just and true:  David Robinson 
      Sworn and Subscribed to this 16th day of August, 1802 before me: Anthony Marvine


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