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VV - Greene Co., NY, Probate Records
Posted by: Charlou Dolan (ID *****6447) Date: April 27, 2007 at 15:03:49
In Reply to: Van Valkenburg Records -- Any Spelling by Charlou Dolan of 676

GREENE COUNTY, NY
Probate Records

SOURCES:
Greene Genes: A genealogical quarterly about Greene Co., NY (Morrow)
vol. 3, no. 3 = Will abstracts, Will Bk. S (1902-1904)
vol. 3, no. 4 = Will abstracts, Will Bk. S (1904-1905)

Film #17,681 --
item 4 = Abstracts of Wills of Greene Co., NY, 1800-1860 (Sawyer) yes
item 5 = Abstracts of Wills for Greene Co., NY, 1861-1880, vol. 2 (Sawyer) yes
item 6 = Abstracts of Wills for Greene Co., NY, 1881-1900, vol. 3 (Sawyer) yes [unfortunately, the dates the wills were written are not given]

Film #501,499 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 1002-10069 - yes
Film #501,500 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10070-10124 - yes
Film #501,502 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10150-10169 - yes
Film #501,503 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10170-10199 - yes
Film #501,504 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10200-10217 - yes
Film #501,505 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10218-10239 - yes
Film #501,506 = Estate papers, Probate Packages 10240-10268 - yes

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20 Nov 1810 -- Box 425, Probate Pkg. #10015: James Van Valkenburgh.
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Bond dated 20 Nov 1810: ... I Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, widow & relict of James Van Volkenburgh, late of the town of Catskill, Greene Co., deceased, do hereby renounce letters of admin... do hereby... appoint John Von Volkenburgh to be my attorney...
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Bond dated 21 Nov 1810: John Van Valkenburgh, admin. of James Van Valkenburgh, Moses J. Cantine, & Benjamin H. Haviland, all of the Town of Catskill, Greene Co., NY...
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5 Nov 1812 -- Will of John Larraway of Windham; will probated 5 Nov 1812.
Heirs: Wife Margaret; three daughters: Cornelia Decker, Deriah Van Valkenburgh, & Rosinah Larraway; two sons, Martinus & John; sons of brother, Martinum Larraway, deceased: John M., Henry, Richard, & Peter Larraway.
Executors: David Swart, Cornelius L. Decker, & Abraham Van Valkenburgh Jr.
Witnesses: Matthew Dies, Barnabas Hamlin, & Rufus Smith.
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5 Feb 1820 -- Will of Jacob Van Hoesen of Athens, probated 5 Feb 1820.
Heirs: wife Elizabeth; two sons, Casper & Francis; grandson, Jacob Van Valkenburgh.
Executors: Tunis Witbeck & Henry B. Tolly.
Witnesses: John Van Loan & Alida Tolley.
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15 Jun 1824 -- Box #452, Probate Pkg. #10063: Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh.
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[wretched handwriting]
At a Surrogate Court held at the Town of Coxsackie in the County of Greene June 15th 1824...
Mary Van Valkenbergh widow of Abraham J. Van Valkenburgh son of Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Lexington in said county... appeared & presented letters of admin... of the goods & effects and... Jacob A. Van Valkenburgh sworn says that the deceased died the 13th day of May [may be 3rd] last at the town of Lexington in the said county of which place the deceased was a resident inhabitant & from conversations with... he believes that he died intestate.
Jacob A. Van Valkenburgh
John L. Van Valkenburgh } Bail in... ..$600
(on back of paper: Notes made in Granting administration in the estate of Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh.
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Administrator's Bond... Mary Van Valkenbergh, Abraham J. Van Valkenbergh, Jacob A. Van Valkenbergh & John L. Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co... 16 Jun 1824... that the above bounden Mary Van Valkenburgh & Abraham J. Van Valkenburgh administrators of... Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh deceased...
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Inventory dated 30 Nov 1824 by Elijah Bushnell Jun'r & Robert Thompson.
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The Petition of Mary Van Valkenbergh & Abraham J. Van Valkenbergh administrators of the goods & chattels of Jacob L. Van Valkenbergh deceased sheweth that your petitioners have made a just & true assesment of the personal estate & debts of the said deceased as far as they have been able to discover the same and that the said personal estate is insufficient to pay his debts. Your petitioners therefore pray the aid of the said surrogate... to enable them to sell so much of the real estate of which the said deceased died seized as will enable them to pay his debts. Dated June 8th 1825.
[signed] A. J. VValkenburgh
Mary Van Valkenburgh
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At a Surrogate Court held at the town of Coxsackie... 8 Jun 1825... It also appears that Anna Van Valkenbergh & Polly Van Valkenburgh children of the said deceased are infants it is further ordered that Jacob A. Vankenbergh [sic] of the Town of Lexington... is appointed guardian for the said infants...
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...the Two equal third parts of the following lots of land situate in the town of Lexington, Greene Co., of which Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh late of said town deceased died seized:
1st one lot containing 100 acres bounded as follows on the East by the land of Jacob A. Van Valkenburgh & West by the land of Ephraim Dunham
2nd one other lot containing 50 acres bounded on the north by the land of the said Ephraim Dunham & on the south by the land of Tunis Van Valkenbergh & for a more particular description reference may be had of the original deed of conveyance of the said lots from Robt. Livingston the same being all the real estate of which the said Jacob L. Van Valkenbergh deceased died seized...
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...administrators have made sale of the two equal third parts of the lots of land described in the aforesaid order and being all the real estate whereof the said Jacob L. Van Valkenburgh died seized. That the said sale was at public auction on 4 Oct 1825 at the house of Jeremiah Martin Innkeeper in the town of Lexington, Greene Co. That on the said sale the aforesaid Premises were struck off to Apollos Cook for the sum of $320... all of which is respectfully submitted this 18 Oct 1825...
[signed] Mary Van Valkenburgh
A. J. V.Valkenburgh
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8 Aug 1825 -- Will of Jacob Wetsell of Catskill, probated 8 Aug 1825.
Heirs: Sons, James, George, & Henry; granddaughter, Mary Henry; son-in-law, James Van Valkinburgh; Peter Wetsell; Mahala, dau. of deceased dau. Betsey; four children of deceased son, George Wetsell.
Executors: son James Wetsell & son-in-law James Van Valkinburgh, John Van Vechten, & Jonathan Palmer.
Witnesses: William Van Bergen, William Overbagh, & J. Pinckney.
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15 Sep 1826 -- Will of Weeks Rowley of Lexington, probated 15 Sep 1826.
Heirs: Wife Deborah; son Daniel.
Executrix: wife
witnesses: Jacob Van Valkenburgh, James Canaday, & Nehemiah Fowler.
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12 Dec 1833 -- Will of John L. Haviland of Athens, probated 12 Dec 1833.
Heirs: wife Nancy; sons George (youngest), James, Benjamin, & John L.; six daughters, Mary Ann, wife of William A. Smith; Harriet, wife of Lambert Van Valkenburgh; Caroline, Emma Jane, Hannah Loretta, & Lavinia.
Executors: wife and son John L. Haviland.
Witnesses: William Tolley & Elijah Spencer.
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20 Jun 1849 -- Will of Eber Cornish of Lexington, probated 20 Jun 1849; witnessed by Isaac I. Van Valkenburgh & Henry Johnson.
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10 Mar 1854 -- Will of Samuel Peck of Lexington, probated 10 Mar 1854.
Heirs: wife; son, Eliakim Peck & his wife Louisa; seven daughters: Amanda L., Mary Cornish, Delia Strawhan, Sermanther Goodsell, Amelia A. Van Valkenburgh, Catharine Bennett, & Elizabeth Kennedy.
Executors: son, Eliakim & son-in-law, Lucas Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: John Olney of Windham & James Smith of Lexington.
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13 Aug 1855 -- Will of Sally Kipp of Lexington, probated 13 Aug 1855.
Heirs: sons Alpheus, Corodon, Isaac, & Levi; daughters Harriet Kipp, Nancy Ford, Rosina Barckley, & Levinia [or Lorena?] Van Valkenburgh.
Executor: son Isaac.
Witnesses: John Thompson & Gilbert Beckwith.
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18 Jan 1858 -- Will of Caroline Van Alen of New Baltimore, probated 18 Jan 1858.
Heirs: grandchildren Caroline Mead, Edward Mead, & Peter G. Mead, children of David P. & Eliza Catharine Mead; grandchildren Peter, John, Edward, & Catharine Mead; great-grandson Clayton Mead.
Mentions deceased father Bartholomew J. Van Valkenburgh.
Executor: Ephraim P. Bronk.
Witnesses: Henry Sharp & C. H. Bramhall of Kinderhook, Columbia Co.
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7 Apr 1858 -- Jacob Van Valkenburgh witnessed the codicil to the will of William P. Dunham of Lexington, probated 7 Apr 1858.
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11 Jun 1859 -- Box 456, Probate Pkg. #10177: Jacob Van Valkenburgh.

...to Dinah Van Valkenburgh, of Stamford, Delaware Co., NY, John L. Van Valkenburgh of the same place, Rosina Simonson of Wyasser/Wyaper [sic] Co., Michigan. John R. Sylvester special guardian of Caroline Van Valkenburgh, Elizabeth A. Van Valkenburgh, Louisa Van Valkenburgh, and J. Etta Van Valkenburgh, infants under the age of 21 years having no general guardian residing in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY, heirs at Law and next of kin of Jacob Van Valkenburgh late of the Town of Prattsville, Greene Co... .
dated 11 Jun 1859
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The petition of Eunice Van Valkenburgh of Prattsville, Greene Co., NY... that Jacob Van Valkenburgh... that the said deceased died leaving him surviving your petitioner residing as aforesaid his widow, Dinah Van Valkenburgh his mother residing in the Town of [Prattsville crossed out; State of Michigan crossed out] Stamford, Delaware Co., NY, John L. Van Valkenburgh residing in Stamford, Delaware Co., NY, Rosina Simonson wife of John Simonson residing Wyasser Co., Michigan, brothers & sisters of said deceased. Caroline Van Valkenburgh, Elizabeth A. Van Valkenburgh, Louisa Van Valkenburgh, and J. Etta Van Valkenburgh, infants under the age of 21 having no general guardian residing Kinderhook, Columbia Co., children of Isaac [? name written over & hard to read] Van Valkenburgh dec'd who was a brother of testator... dated 12 Jun 1859...
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...that the said Jacob Van Valkenburgh is now dead that he died on or about 2 May 1859 and was at the time of his death an inhabitant of the town of Prattsville, Greene Co., NY, that this deponent saw the said Jacob Van Valkenburgh sign & execute the Instrument now shown to this deponent, purporting to be the Last Will & Testament of the said deceased, and bearing date the 6th day of November 1857... the said Jacob Van Valkenburgh was of sound and disposing mind and memory--over 21 years of age to wit about 50 years of age...
[signed] Horace Hanford & Andrew Taylor Jr.
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Will of Jacob Van Valkenburgh of Harpersfield, Delaware Co., NY, dated 6 Nov 1857 & probated 1 Aug 1859.
Heir: wife Eunice.
Executrix: wife
Witnesses: Andrew Taylor Jr., & Horace Hanford of Hobart, Delaware Co.
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15 Apr 1861 -- Box 455, Probate Package #10164: Minard T. Van Valkenburgh.

Petition for Letters of Administration:
The Petition of Adaline Van Valkenburgh, of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... widow of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh late of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., deceased. That the said Minard T. Van Valkenburgh died a natural death, at Lexington on 24 Mar 1861... that the said intestate left kindred entitled to his estate... your petitioner... as aforesaid his widow, Rosalie A., Elanora E., & Charles M. Van Valkenburgh his children minors under the age of 21 years of age, all of Lexington aforesaid.
(filed 22 Apr 1861)
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Administrator's bond for Adaline Van Valkenburgh & Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh, administrators of the estate of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh, dated 15 Apr 1861, with Abraham T. Van Valkenburgh & John T. Van Valkenburgh, sureties.
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22 May 1861 -- Inventory of the estate of Minard T. Van Volkenburgh, by Isaac T. Van Volkenburgh & Mary A. Van Volkenburgh, administrators; with Barnard O'Hara & E. P. Bushnell of the town of Lexington.
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...Your petitioners would respectfully represent to you that they have become the bail of Isaac T. & Adaline Van Valkenburgh for the faithful performance of their duties as administrators of the estate of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh deceased That they are informed & believe that the said Isaac has tendered his resignation to you & we do not feel safe in standing bail for the said Adaline believing as we do that she is in all respects unfit to transact the said business.
Your petitioners therefore pray that you will discharge them from the said bail bond.
[signed] Abram T. Van Valkenburgh
John T. Van Valkenburgh
filed 25 Jun 1861
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...Your petitioner would respectfully represent to you that on or about 5 May last he was appointed administrator of the estate of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh deceased and that he entered upon the duties thereof in good faith & had the appraisal made according to his abilities. And that he has repeatedly been interrupted in the transaction of the said business by Adaline Van Valkenburgh who is administratrix of the said estate that the said Adaline has repeatedly told him that he was dishonest & refuses to let him take part in the transactions of the said business Your petitioner therefore tenders to you this his resignation...
[signed] Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh
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Administrator's bond dated 12 Jul 1861
Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh & Mary A. Van Valkenburgh as administrators of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh, with Abram T. Van Valkenburgh & John T. Van Valkenburgh as their sureties...
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Administrator's bond dated 12 Jul 1862
Mary A. Martin, Adam Schermerhorn, Joseph Johnson, James A. Beggs, William T. Huggins, Isaac Harver?, & R. K. Martiin, & John K. Martin...
Mary A. Martin (late Mary A. Van Valkenburgh) administrix of Minard T. Van Vallkenburgh...
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Administrator's bond dated 24 Jul 1862
Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh, James Brown, Abraham T. Van Valkenburgh, & John T. Van Valkenburgh...
Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh as administrator of Minard T. Van Valkenburgh...
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The petition of Mary A. Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that the persons interested in the estate of the said deceased as creditors, legatees, next of kin or otherwise... your petitioner May A. Van Valkburgh [sic] widow & Roselia Van Valkenburgh, Elenora E. Van Valkenburgh, Charles Van Valkenburgh infants under 21, children of said deceased, James Brown being their... guardian, all of Lexington, Greene Co...
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[other misc. records & receipts; one has widow's name in full: Mrs. Mary Adeline Martin]
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10 Jun 1861 -- Box 453, Probate Package #10096: Eleanor E. Van Valkenburgh & Roselia A. Van Valkenburgh.
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To Adaline Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, You are hereby required to appear... on 24 Jun to show cause why Lucus Van Valkenburgh of Lexington shall not be appointed the guardian of Rosa A. Van Valkenburgh... given under the Hand & Seal of Office... 10 Jun 1861...
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Petition of Mary A. Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner is the mother of Roselia A., Elenora E., & Charley M. Van Valkenburgh that said minor... are under 14 years that the said Roselia was 12 years old on 26 Oct last past; that the said Elenora was 10 years old on 6 Sep last & the said Charles M. was 5 years old on 16 Jul last past... Your petitioner therefore prays that you will appoint James Brown the guardian of the persons & estates of said minors until they shall arriave at the age of 14 years...
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We the undersigned petition... we the brothers of the deceased Minard J. Van Valkenburg petition that James Brown being brother law of the deceased and is responsable man may be appointed guardian for Roselia A. & Elanora E. & Charlie M. Van Valkenburg children of the deceased
[signed] Abraham T./S.? (x) Van Valkenberg
John T. (x) Van Valkenberg
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The Petition of Ann Smith of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner is the great aunt of Rosa A. Van Valkenburgh a minor... that said minor... is under 14 years of age & was 12 years old on 26 Oct last past... your petitioner therefore prays that you will appoint Lucus Van Valkenburgh the guardian of the person & estate of said minor... dated 10 Jun 1861.
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The petition of Elenora Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner... is a minor over 14 years of age & was 14 years of age on 8 Sep last past... your petitioner therefore nominates... Adeline Martin of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, to be such guardian... dated 8 Dec 1864...
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Box 453, Probate Pkg. #10101: Elonora Van Valkenburgh.

Guardian's Bond: Adaline Martin's bond as guardian of Elonora Van Valkenburgh of Lexington... a minor over 14 years of age... dated 31 Dec 1864...
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Box 453, Probate Package #10095: Charles M. Van Valkenburgh.

Guardian's Bond, dated 24 Jun 1861, for James Brown as guardian & Jonathan C. Bailey & Frederick Beuch as sureties... James Brown, guardian of Chas. M. Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, a minor under 14 years of age...
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Box 453, Probate Pkg. 10109: Charles M. Van Valkenburgh.

Petition of Charles M. Vanvalkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner... was 14 years of age on 16 Jul last past... your petitioner nominates... Schuyler Chamberlain of the town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, to be such guardian... dated 2 Oct 1869...
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14 Mar 1864 -- Catherine _. Van Valkenburgh & Alonzo Greene witnessed the will of Sarah Hallenbeck of Athens, probated 14 Mar 1864.
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24 Aug 1864 -- Box 453, Probate Pkg. 10100: Maggie S. Van Valkenburgh.

Petition for the appointment of a guardian of a minor over 14 years of age.
Maggie S. Van Valkenburgh of the town of Athens, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner... is a minor over 14 years of age and was 18 years of age on 4 Aug last past... your petitioner therefore nominates... Jacob A. Van Valkenburgh of the town of Athens, Greene Co., NY, to be such guardian... dated 24 Aug 1864...
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7 Mar 1865 -- Box 453, Probate Pkg. #10102: Arthur Van Valkenburgh.

The Petition of Arthur Van Valkenbergh... a resident of the town of Lexington... and is a minor over 14 years of age & was 16 years of age... 14 Mar 1864... That I am a child of Jacob Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington... who is living... that your petitioner is... entitled to certain property & estate... it is necessary that some proper person should be duly appointed the guardian of his estate during his minority Your petitioner therefore nominates... his said father Jacob Van Valkenburgh... to be such Guardian... dated at Kingston 1 Feb 1865...
(on back of said paper: Ulster Surrogate's Court, in the matter of the Guardianship of Arthur Van Valkenburgh)
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Guardian's Bond
Jacob Van Valkenburg & B. O'Hara of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... Jacob Van Valkenburg as guardian of Arthur Van Valkenburgh, a minor over 14 years of age... dated 7 Mar 1865...
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21 Oct 1865 -- Box 453, Probate Pkg. #10103: Cora Alice Van Valkenburgh & George H. Van Valkenburgh.

The Petition of Alice R. Decker of the town of Jewell, Greene Co., NY... that your petitioner is the mother of Cora Alice Van Valkenburgh, a minor... under 14 years of age on the 7th (9th?) day of June last past was 7 years old... dated 21 Oct 1865...
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[same as above]... George H. Van Valkenburgh, a minor... on the 14th day of March last past was of the age of 5 years...
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Guardian's Bonds [one for each of the above children]
Alice R. Decker, Edward Decker, George H. Liston, & Cyrus W. Meade...
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6 Aug 1866 -- Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh & James W. Kennedy witnessed the will of Eder Barnum of Lexington, probated 6 Aug 1866.
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14 Nov 1866 -- Box 457, Probate Pkg. #10203: John A. Van Valkenburgh.

The Petition of Abram Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Windham, Greene Co., NY... John A. Van Valkenburgh late of Greene Co., NY... died on... 30 Oct 1866, that he was at the time of his death an inhabitant of the Town of Windham... and died at his place of residence... leaving a last Will & Testament; that the said deceased did therein... appoint your petitioner executor & Cynthia Van Valkenburgh executrix of the same; that the said deceased died leaving him surviving Dorothy Van Valkenburgh his widow & your petitioner & Cynthia Van Valkenburgh his children, all residing in Windham, Greene Co., NY & Catherine Dunlap his daughter residing at Columbus, [Bartholomew Co.,] Indiana... 14 Nov 1866...
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Will of John A. Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, probated 19 Nov 1866.
Heirs: wife Dolly; daughters Catharine Dunlap & Cynthia; son Abram.
Executors: son Abraham & daughter Cynthia.
Witnesses: O. B. & J. M. Van Valkenburgh.
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[final accounting]... To cash paid Dorothy Van Valkenburgh the interest accruing on Testator's estate from the time of his death until her death, July 4th 1868, according to Items of Will for her suport, she being the widow of the Testator... $410.84.
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8 Nov 1869 -- Will of Samuel Patch of Hunter, probated 8 Nov 1869.
Heirs: daughters Anna; Clarissa, wife of William Redmond; Rebecca, wife of Elisha Pelham; Sarah, wife of John P. Hernell; Sally, wife of Ira Van Valkenburgh; & Lucy Patch.
Executor: Robert Elliott.
Witnesses: Danforth K. & James B. Olney of Catskill.
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25 Mar 1870 -- Box 457, Probate Pkg. #10217: Abram T. Van Valkenburgh.

To Willard M. Van Valkenburgh and Catharine L. Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, Adeline Rogers of Triangle, Broome Co., NY, heirs at law and next of kin of Abram T. Van Valkenburgh late of the Town of Lexington, Greene Co., deceased... whereas Willard M. Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Lexington... has lately applied... to have a certain instrument in writing... duly proved as the last Will and Testament of the deceased... dated 25 Mar 1870...
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Will of Abram T. Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, probated 25 Jul 1870.
Heirs: daughters Adaline Rogers & Catharine; son William M.
Executors: son William M. Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: William W. Pettit & William P. Kirk of Lexington.
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The Petition of Willard M. Van Valkenburgh... that Abram T. Van Valkenburgh... died on... 18 Nov 1869... that the said deceased died leaving him surviving Willard M. Van Valkenburgh your petitioner, a son of the said deceased, and Catharine L. Van Valkenburgh a daughter of the said deceased both of whom are of full age and reside in Lexington, Greene Co., NY; also Adeline Rogers, wife of Jeremiah Rogers of the town of Triangle, Broome Co., NY, who is also of full age and is a daughter of the said deceased.
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31 Aug 1870 -- Will of Hiram Wheeler of Lexington, probated 31 Aug 1870.
Heirs: wife Sally; children George, Marilla Clawson, Marion Van Valkenburgh, Esther Riley, & Lucy Wheeler.
Executors: wife & Horace Briggs.
Witnesses: Cicero C. Peck of Windham, NY, & F. M. Frazer of Prattsville, NY.
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11 Nov 1870 -- Box #458, Probate Pkg. #10219: Nelson Van Valkenburgh.

The Petition of Ezra Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington, Greene Co... .that Nelson Van Valkenburgh... died 30 Oct 1870... that the said deceased died leaving him surviving Harriet Van Valkenburgh, his widow, of the town of Lexington... John R. Van Valkenburgh, Arthur Van Valkenburgh, Gurdon Van Valkenburgh, Addison Van Valkenburgh, Elmore Van Valkenburgh, all of whom reside in the town of Lexington... and Elijah Van Valkenburgh, who resides in the town of New Lisbon, Wisconsin... dated 11 Nov 1870...
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Will of Nelson Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, probated 30 Nov 1870.
Heirs: wife Harriet; sons Ezra, Arthur, John R., Elijah, Gurdon, Addison, & Elmore.
Executors: wife and Ezra Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: S. L. Ford & Uriah Deyoe of Lexington.
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...I, Hiram D. Ingersoll... do hereby consent to be appointed... the Special Guardian for Gurdon Van Valkenburgh, Addison Van Valkenburgh, & Elmore Van Valkenburgh heirs and next of kin of said deceased... 28 Nov 1870...
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29 Dec 1873 -- Isaac & Welcome Van Valkenburgh, both of Lexington, witnessed the will of Julia L. White of Lexington, probated 29 Dec 1873.
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12 Mar 1874 -- Will of Moses Winters of Jewett, probated 12 Mar 1874.
Heirs: Julia H; daughters Matilda Mead, Marie Woodworth, Lodiskie Schermerhorn, Harriet Van Valkenbourgh, Lillian Winten; wife's daughter Elizabeth Slaton.
Executor: David E. Woodworth, son-in-law.
Witnesses: A. J. & L. E. Woodworth, both of East Jewett.
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4 Mar 1875 -- Box 459, Probate Pkg. #10252: Polly Van Valkenburgh.

The petition of Cornelius G. Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Windham, Greene Co., NY... that Polly Van Valkenbourgh died at her residence in the Town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY, 28 Dec 1874... that she left surviving, your petitioner Cornelius G. Van Valkenburgh (brother), Affa/Eva Davis (sister) of Windham, John G. Van Valkenburgh (brother) of Jewett [later petitions have him represented by David S. Merwin, the executor of his estate], Peter G. Van Valkenburgh (brother) of Lexington, Christina Goes (sister) of Lexington, and the following nephews & nieces whose parents are dead: Calvin Van Valkenburgh (residence unknown & cannot after dilligent search & inquiry be accertained), Maria Peaboddy (residence ditto), Martha Dutchu? (res. ditto), Alida A. Bonesteel (of Lexington), Pardee Van Valkenburgh, Walter Van Valkenburgh, Amasa Van Valkenburgh, Arthur T. Van Valkenburgh, Mary Schermerhorne (all of Lexington), Martha Miller (of Schodack). The said deceased left no husband child or children her surviving... dated 4 Mar 1875.
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Petition of Cornelius G. Van Valkenburgh of Athens... to settle final accounts... [heirs of Polly Van Valkenburgh were:]
Christina Hoose, sister, of Lexington, Greene Co., NY; Peter Van Valkenburgh, brother, of Lexington; Eva Davis, sister, of Windham; your petitioner, a brother, of Athens; David S. Merwin, executor of the will of John G. Van Valkenburgh deceased of Windham. Also the following nephews & nieces viz: Pardee Van Valkenburgh, Amasa Van Valkenburgh, Arthur Van Valkenburgh, & Walter Van Valkenburgh of Lexington; Mary Vanvalkenburgh since married, of Margaretsville, Delaware Co., NY; Martha Miller of Schodack, NY, children of Permilia Van Valkenburgh a dec'd sister. Also Alida A. Bonesteel of Lexington, daughter of Jehoiakim Van Valkenburgh a dec'd brother. Also Calvin Van Valkenburgh, Maria Peabody & Martha Van Valkenburgh supposed to be dead residence unknown & cannot be ascertained, children of Isaac Van Valkenburgh a dec'd brother. Also Pardee Allen son of Martha a dec'd sister. And the following creditors: Peter G. Van Valkenburgh, John Goes, Ezra Vanvalkenburgh of Lexington, Allen Vanvalkenburgh of Jewett, James Miller of Halcott, NY...
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13 Jul 1875 -- Box 459, Probate Pkg. #10253: James Van Valkenburgh.

Petition of Julia A. Van Valkenburgh, Lexington, for the administration of the estate... James Van Valkenburgh died at his residence in Lexington, 2 Jul 1875... he left surviving your petitioner (his widow) & following children: Christina Kirk, George A. Van Valkenburgh, Wesley Van Valkenburgh, Samantha Van Valkenburgh, Jane Van Valkenburgh, Carrie Van Valkenburgh, James Van Valkenburgh Jr., Ella M. Van Valkenburgh, all residing in Lexington; Benjamin Van Valkenburgh of Claverack, Columbia Co., NY; Leddemia Speenburgh of Jewett, Greene Co., NY, all of full age except Samantha Van Valkenburgh & Jane Van Valkenburgh who are minors over 14 years of age & Carrie Van Valkenburgh, James Van Valkenburgh Jr., & Ella M. Van Valkenburgh who are minors under 14 years of age... dated 13 Jul 1875...
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(his land was sold to Wesley Gilbert Van Valkenburgh, son of the deceased, 30 Mar 1878)
...Dwelling house in the town of Lexington... bounded... on the north by lands of Walter Van Valkenburgh, on the south by the center of the Westkill Creek as the same winds and turns, and lands of Renselaer Reynolds and Cornelius Van Valkenburgh; on the east by lands of Corydon B. Dunham and on the west by lands of George A. Van Valkenburgh, containing 240 acres and being the homestead farm of the late James Van Valkenburgh deceased...
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...Ella May Butler (formerly Ella May Van Valkenburgh) of Lexington... that she is a daughter of said James Van Valkenburgh & of Julia A. Van Valkenburgh. That she was married to one Edgar W. Butler on or about 31 Oct 1887...
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29 Nov 1875 -- Box 458, Probate Pkg. #10235:

Heirs at law & next of kin of John G. Van Valkenburgh (from newspaper notice): Maria Van Valkenburgh, Allen Van Valkenburgh, Martha Northrup, of Jewett, Greene Co., NY; Hezekiah Van Valkenburgh, of Masonville, Delaware Co., NY; Polly M. Miller, William Mead, of Halcott, Greene Co., NY (son of Caroline Mead a deceased dau. of deceased); Catharine Peckham, of Sun Prairie, Dane Co., WI; Jeremiah Van Valkenburgh, of Winnebago City, MN; Allen Brazee and Adaline More, place of residence unknown (grandchildren of deceased, last known place of residence was Sun Prairie, Dane Co., WI), all of full age except William Mead who is supposed to be a minor.
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Will of John G. Van Valkanbourgh of Jewett, dated 26 Feb 1875, probated 29 Nov 1875.
Heirs: son Jeremiah; daughters Martha & Catherine.
Executor: David S. Merwin of Hensonville.
Witnesses: Allen H. Barker & Cyrus Mallery, both of Greene Co.
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(in the final settlement, the information is included that John G. Van Valkenburgh deceased received a share of the estate of Darius Miller late of Schodack, Rensselaer Co.)
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John G. Van Valkenburgh assigned all of his property that he received from Darius Miller to James Van Valkenburgh, dated 20 Aug 1874.
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Assignment: Allen Van Valkenburgh assigned all of his interest in the estate of John G. Van Valkenburgh to Buel & Loren E. Woodworth; dated 1 Apr 1876.
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4 Jan 1876 -- Box 459, Probate Pkg. #10255: Sophia E. Van Valkenburgh.

The petition of Charles B. Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Stuyvesant, Columbia Co., NY... That Sophia E. Van Valkenburgh died at her residence in the town of New Hope, Bucks Co., [PA], on... 11 Nov 1875... that the said deceased was not an inhabitant of this state & died in the State of PennsylVania but leaving assets in Greene Co., NY. That she left surviving your petitioner her husband said Charles B. Van Valkenburgh of full age and the following children who are minors viz: Anna Van Valkenburgh, Olive Van Valkenburgh, Charles Van Valkenburgh, & Frederick Van Valkenburgh all resident at Stuyvesant Falls, Columbia Co., NY... dated 4 Jan 1876.
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Administrator's bond: Charles B. Van Valkenburgh as administrator, Gertrude Van Valkenburgh & Amos H. Ashley as sureties... dated 7 Jan 1876.
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[no other records in this file]
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9 May 1876 -- O. B. Van Valkenbergh & John E. Powell, both of Lexington, witnessed the will of Anson D. Streeter of Lexington, probated 9 May 1876.
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27 Aug 1877 -- Box 459, Probate Pkg. #10241: Lucas Van Valkenburgh.

Petition for Administration: Heirs of Lucas Van Valkenburgh are Amelia A. Van Valkenburgh (widow), Ogden B. Van Valkenburgh (son), Rosa Van Valkenburgh (daughter, residence Lexington, Greene Co., NY), Agness A. Vedder (daughter, of Leeds, Greene Co., NY), James M. Van Valkenburgh (son, of Lexington, Greene Co., NY). All of full age. Lucas Van Valkenburgh died 4 Aug 1877 at his residence in town of Lexington.
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Will of Lucas Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, probated 27 Aug 1877.
Heirs: wife Amelia A.; sons James M. & Ogden B.; daughters Agnes A., wife of Martin Vedder, and Rosa; nephew Charles, son of Mary D. Cornish.
Executor: son James M. Van Valkenburgh.
witnesses: Cicero C. Peck of Windham & Edgar B. O'Hara of Lexington.
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8 Sep 1877 -- Box 459, Probate Pkg. #10261: Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh.

The petition of Lauren C. Van Valkenburgh of the Town of Lexington, Greene Co., NY... that Isaac T. Van Valkenburgh died at his residence in Lexington... 11 Aug 1877... that he left surviving, your petitioner Lauren C. Van Valkenburgh a son, of Lexington. That said deceased left no widow him surviving... dated 6 Sep 1877.
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Administrator's Bond dated 8 Sep 1877: Administrator, Lauren C. Van Valkenburgh; sureties, J. M. Van Valkenburgh & Robert Faulkner.
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[no other papers in this file]
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18 Nov 1879 -- John P. Van Valkenburgh & George Thompson, both of Lexington, witnessed the will of Philena Cole of Lexington, probated 18 Nov 1879.
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4 Apr 1881 -- Will of Derrick Hallenbeck of Coxsackie, probated 4 Apr 1881.
Heirs: son John; daughters Eleanor Clough, Elizabeth Spoor, Christina Jump, Catherine Van Woert, Lucy Jane Whitbeck; grandsons Howard & Edward, sons of deceased daughter Anna Van Valkenburgh.
Executor: son-in-law, Reuben Jump.
Witnesses: J. I. Spoor & J. B. Bronk of Coxsackie.

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Note: Probate packages after #10268 have not been microfilmed, and are available in the county only; the following information is from published will abstracts.
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6 Sep 1885 -- Box 461, Probate Pkg. 10302: Leah Van Valkenburgh, d. 6 Sep 1885.
Will Bk. N, pg. 195 : Will of Leah Van Valkenburgh of Athens, probated 7 Dec 1885.
Heirs: daughter Catharine Hallenbeck & Elizabeth Egbertson; sons Jacob & Peter.
Executors: sons Jacob & Peter.
Witnesses: John Van Vechten of Catskill & Isaac Van Hoesen of Athens.
Letters testamentary, Bk. G, pg. 345
Misc. Orders, Bk. L, pg. 4
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26 Apr 1886 -- Will of Stephen W. Truesdell of Prattsville, probated 26 Apr 1886.
Heirs: wife Clarissa B.; sons George W., Reuben H., & Newton W.; daughters Catharine, wife of R. Van Valkenburgh; Adelia, wife of Rodolph Newcomb, Ada A., wife of Jacob Lutz; & Elizabeth.
Executors: George W., Reuben H., & Newton W. Truesdell.
Witnesses: Theo. Rudolph & Chester A. Platner, both of Prattsburgh.
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22 Apr 1889 -- Will of John S. Van Valkenburgh of Halcott, probated 22 Apr 1889.
Heirs: children Daniel, Alexander, & Merchant; three children of Hiram Van Valkenburgh, deceased.
Executors: Daniel & John Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: Elisha B. Winne & Ida J. Streeter of Halcott.
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24 Sep 1889 -- Will of Henry Kirk of Lexington, probated 24 Sep 1889.
Heirs: wife Frances; sons Sidney, Henry, Romain A., Schuyler, Dannie, Judson ****, James E., & Anthony C.; daughters Mary J. & Amanda M., now Amanda M. Van Valkenburgh.
Executors: Henry W. & Romain A. Kirk.
Witnesses: W. Marsh and J. P. Van Valkenburgh.
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11 Nov 1889 -- Will of Jacob Goldman of Cairo, probated 11 Nov 1889.
Heirs: Jacob Livingston of Albany; Rev. O. R. Boughton of Windham; Mrs. Martin Fiero of Acra, Greene Co., NY; Willis Olmstead of the same place; Omar Decker of Grand Gorge, Delaware Co., NY; Triphens Anderson, Cairo; Elizabeth Nisbeth of S. Kortwright, Del. Co., NY; Hannah C. Hewett of New Kingston, Del. Co., NY; Edgar Olmsted of Acra; Marks V. Vingar, N.Y.C.; Isaac McKeever, Mrs. Alice Decker & Mrs. Onar Decker, all of Grand Gorge, Del. Co., NY; Mrs. Ella Townsend of Windham, only daughter of Judson Kirk of West Kill, Greene Co.; Mrs. Thomas Hagadorn of the same place; Mrs. H. B. Sherman of Windham (East) Greene Co.; Addie Van Vaukenburgh & Audora Barber, both of Spruceton, Greene Co., NY; Seleg Magee of Hudson, Col. Co.; Pres. J. M. Blumenthal, Hudson, NY, & Mrs. Palmer Crary, Acra.
Executor: Albert R. Barney of Windham.
Witnesses: Sherwood Tolley & Alanson Lathrop, Cairo.
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14 Jul 1890 -- Will of Philip Miller of Coxsackie, probated 14 Jul 1890.
Heirs: wife Ann; daughter Helen Maria, wife of Richard Houghtaling; Cynthia C., wife of Jacob A. Houghtaling; son Adam; John, Peter, Philip, Rachael Zula, & Cynthia Armstrong, children of deceased daughter Catharine Armstrong; grandson Philip H., son of deceased son Henry _. Miller; Lydia Sagendorf, wife of William Sagendorf; Jane, wife of Jacob Van Valkenburgh; Martha, wife of Elisha B. Powell.
Executor: son Adam.
Witnesses: John B. Bronk & J. I. Spoor.
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31 Jul 1893 -- Will of Isaac Van Valkenburg of Athens, probated 31 Jul 1893.
Heirs: wife Sally; sons Perry & William Henry; dau. Isabel, wife of Isaac Day; granddaughter Julia M. Minor.
Executor: William T. Hotchkiss.
Witnesses: Edwin Lampman & W. B. Corwin, Athens.
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5 Feb 1894 -- (illegible) Van Valkenburgh witnessed the will of Hellen S. Johnson of Lexington, probated 5 Feb 1894.
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2 Jun 1894 -- Will of Daniel Van Valkenburgh of Halcott, probated 2 Jun 1894.
Heirs: wife Mary R.; children John H., Daniel D., Egbert E., Louisa J. Earl, Lodema E. Woodheater, & Mary J. Tuttle.
Executors: sons John H. & Daniel D.
witnesses: Rosel Miller & Justus K. Fellows, both of Halcott Centre, NY.
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12 Mar 1895 -- Will of Christina Jump of Coxsackie, probated 12 Mar 1895.
Heirs: daughters Rachel C., Vina L. Van Valkenburgh, & Mary Catherine Aiken; sons Henry R. & Watson.
Executor: Harmon Van Woert of Athens.
Witnesses: Endora Hallenbeck & Frank Nichols of Athens.
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17 Sep 1896 -- Will of Levi F. (illegible), probated 17 Sep 1896.
Heirs: wife Lucy _. & daughter Rosalie C. Miller.
Executors: wife Lucy & Tremain Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: Benona _. Van Valkenburgh & Palmer Joslin, Athens.
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21 Jun 1897 -- Will of Egbert W. Van Valkenburgh of Halcott, probated 21 Jun 1897.
Heir: wife Mary B./E.
Executrix: wife Mary B./E.
Witnesses: Luther B. Streeter, Alonzo J. Morse, Halcott, & Miss Myrtie M. Bouton, Griiffins Corners, Del. Co., NY.
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27 Jun 1898 -- Will of Elizabeth Angle of Lexington, probated 27 Jun 1898.
Heirs: son Leroy & daughter Alice Brandus.
Executor: Lauren C. Van Valkenburgh.
Witnesses: Lewis E. Van Valkenburgh & Hattie E. Van Valkenburgh.
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6 Sep 1898 -- Will of Cyrus Van Valkenburgh of Lexington, probated 6 Sep 1898.
Heir: wife Amanda.
Executor: George H. Faulkner of Lexington.
Witnesses: O. B. Van Valkenburgh & Herbert Kipp of Lexington.
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14 Dec 1900 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 7: Will of Daniel Gan of the town of New Baltimore, dated 14 Dec 1900; will proved 20 Nov 1902.

mentions:
my wife, Eliza E. Gann
Almet Van Valkenburg "... in case he gets married... "
Annie Hass
my brother Isaac Gann
Sarah Warner
Simmion Jonson
Eliza Gann
Jane Gann
Adaline Van Valkenburgh
Oscar Van Valkenburgh
Elizabeth Davis
Alma Aeyres
Martin Hass
Hary Hass
Willie Hass
Blanch Hass
executors: my wife Eliza E. Gann & Peter Tryon
witnesses: D. Elliot Davis & William N. Miller, both of Medway.
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24 Mar 1893 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 24: Will of George A. Van Valkenburgh of the town of Lexington; will dated 24 Mar 1893; will proved 6 Mar 1903.
wife: Harriet A. Van Valkenburgh
executor: wife, Harriet A. Van Valkenburgh
witnesses: John S. Patterson & Josiah C. Tallmadge, both of Windham.
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2 Jan 1891 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 38: Will of David Rappleyea of the town of Prattsville; will dated 2 Jan 1891; will proved 17 Apr 1903.
mentions (among other things)... Nettie Westcot my daughter... the faulkenburg farm whare she now lives... "
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6 Mar 1903 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 47: Will of Aaron Dryer of the town of Halcott; will dated 6 Mar 1903; will proved 26 May 1903.
wife: Mrs. Eliza Dryer
dau.: Mrs. Louisa Kaufman
her dau. & my granddau.: Miss Pauline Kaufman
dau.: Mrs. Emma Van Valkenburgh
her daus. & my granddaus.: Miss Kate Van Valkenburgh, Miss Caroline Van Valkenburgh.
her son & my grandson: Frank Van Valkenburgh.
executor: Frank Kaufman.
witnesses: James M. Moseman & Alonzo J. Morse.
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11 Oct 1897 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 81: Will of Barnard O'Hara of the town of Lexington; will dated 11 Oct 1897; will proved 7 Dec 1903.
dau.: Ida Kelley of the City of New York.
dau.: Belle O'Hara of Lexington.
dau.: Mary A. Van Valkenburgh of Lexington.
son: Edgar O'Hara of Lexington.
son: George P. O'Hara of Lexington.
executor: my son Edgar O'Hara of Lexington
witnesses: Arthur M. Murphy & George F. Tolley, both of Catskill
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27 Dec 1901 -- Cecil C. Van Valkenburgh of Catskill witnessed the will of Henry Ott of Catskill.
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16 Jan 1903 -- Will Bk. S, pg. 151: Alexander Van Valkenburgh of the town of Halcott aged 70 years; will dated 16 Jan 1903; will proved 17 Oct 1904.
dau.: Augusta Crosby (property) "... laying and situated west of the kreek bounded as follows beginning at the Centre of the highway thence running East along the boundrly line of Deamas Mead to the west bank of the Kreek thence a southerly course along the west bank of said kreek to a boundry line dividing lands of Deammis Mead and the Crosby esstate, west to the centre of the highway thence a northely course to place of beginning... " "... when her [Augusta's] health & mind shal be restored to her... "
granddau.: Myrtal Bouton.
her grandmother
wife: Thankful
son: Wellington
dau.: Mary Bouton.
executors: my wife Thankful, my son Wellington, my dau. Mary Bouton.
witnesses: Horace B. Peet & Avery Boughton, both of Halcott.
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14 Mar 1904 -- Cecil C. Van Valkenburgh of Catskill witnessed the will of Mary B. Selleck of Catskill.
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