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In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB HALSTEAD, of New Hempstead, in Orange
County, being weak in body, September 23, 1756. I leave to my son Thomas 100
acres of land off the east end of my homestead. I leave to my son Isaac 100
acres, next east of Thomas Halstead. I leave to my son Henry 100 acres, next
east of Isaac Halstead. I leave to my son Daniel 100 acres of land, being
the west part where I now dwell. I leave to my daughter, Helena Seaman, o20.
To my daughter, Rebecca Secor, o20. I leave to John Halstead o25 when he is
of age. To my son Abraham o25 when of age. To my son Timothy o25 when of
age. To my son Jacob I leave all that lot of land where he now dwells, being
73 acres, Also the Dry Swamp lot that belongs to me, being 30 acres. I leave
to my daughter, Sarah Halstead, o25. To my daughter Abigail o25. I leave to
my wife Sarah all movable estate and the use of 100 acres of land of the
west part of my homestead. I leave to my eldest son Thomas 8 shillings for
his claim as heir at law. All the rest of my lands in Orange County, divided
I leave to my sons and daughters. I make my son Thomas, my friend, John Coe,
and my kinsman, Jonah Halstead, son of Jonah, all of New Hempstead,
Witnesses, Jacobus Springsteen, miller, John Halstead, farmer, Gershom Rose.
Proved, in New York, December 10, 1756.