In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Butler, being weak and sick.
I leave to my brother, John Butler, my Farm commonly known "by the name of the New Land." And the 50 acres I bought of Adam Vrooman. I leave the 1,200 acres which I bought of the widow Scott and her son, John M. Scott; to my sister Mary, wife of Mr. John Vanderheyden, and to the three sons of my brother John Butler. That is, the 1,200 acres are to be divided into two lots, and my sister to have one, and the three sons of John Butler are to have the other.
All the rest of my personal estate I leave to my brother John, and my sister Mary Vanderheyden, and my sister, Ann Butler, and the two daughters of my brother, Walter Butler, Mary and Deborah.
I make Albert Rightman and Peter Canine "of the Mohawk Country," executors.
I have set my hand and seal in Albany, September 8, 1759.
first posted: 4/15/10