This last will and Testament of Hart Bateman of the town of Nassau in
the county of Rensselaer and State of New York.
The railroad line ran through Brainard, the Lebanons, Stephentown, North Stephentown Center, Cherry Plain, Berlin and on to Bennington. The voice of the conductor was heard calling out the names of the stations along the way.
These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.