Last Will and Testament
Alexander Teelin
Town of Greenbush

Information on this page was obtained from Rensselaer Co., NY Surrogate Court, Will Book 9, page 180-181, and was submitted by the late Lin Van Buren.

In the name of God Amen, I Alexander Teelin of the Town of Greenbush in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York, Yeoman, being in a declining state of health, but of sound and perfect mind and memory thank the Almighty God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this life, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, manner and form following, that is, to say, Principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as touching my worldly estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life,

First, I will, order and direct that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid in due season.

Secondly, I give and devise to my beloved wife Susannah all my real and personal estate for and during the time she remains my widow, and no longer, and after she marries or dies my widow, then I will and bequeath to my Grandson Alexander W. Teelin the sum of Fifty dollars, that is after my decease and my wife Susannah shall no more be my widow.

Secondly, I also will and bequeath unto my sons John, William, Charels and Alexander and daughters Eleanor, Margaret, and Alida all the remaining part of my personal and real estate to be equally divided among my said sons and daughters, share and share alike.

Thirdly, I do also will and ordain that my son Charles Teelin be exonerated from the payment of a note which I hold against him.

I do make, ordain and appoint my friend Charles Earing, my friend Henry J. Traver and my wife Susannah my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the second day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.

Alexander X Teelin, L. S.

Signed, Sealed, published and deliverd by the }
said Alexander Teelin as his last will and }
Testament in presence of us the subscribers -- }
Martin Berringer, William Ostrander, Samuel Earing Junr

(Will delivered to Geo N. Wheeler 14th Oct 1828)

State of New York. }
Renssealaer County. } ss: Be it Rememebered, that on the seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and twenty eight personally appeared before me Philip Viele Esquire, Surrogate of the said County of Rensselaer, Martin Berringer and William Ostrander two of the subscribing witnesses of the will of Alexander Teelin late of the town of Greenbush in said County deceased, who being duly sworn declared that they did see the said Alexander Teelin seal and execute the annexed written Instrument purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said Alexander Teeling bearing date the second day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament, that at the time thereof, he the said Alexander was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of the said Martin Berringer and William Ostrander, and that they the said Martin and William together withSamuel Earing Junr the other witness to the said will severally subscribed their hands and names to the said will as witnesses thereto in the presence of the Testator and each other.

In Testimony thereof, the said Surrogate hath L. S. hereto set his hand and affixed the seal of his office at the City of Troy the day and year aforesaid.

Philip Viele

[Alternative search values: Alexander Teeling, Susannah Teeling, John Teeling, William Teeling, Charles Teeling, Eleanor Teeling, Margaret Teeling, Alida Teeling.]

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