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Mayflower Families

Many of the families that settled in Stephentown in the early days had roots with the families that came from England on the Mayflower.

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Joll’s Genealogy

GENEALOGY OF THE JOLLS FAMILY IN AMERICA

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Will of Stephen Arnold, 1810

In the name of God amen, I Stephen Arnold often of Stephentown in the County of Rensselaer and in the State of New York, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory

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Will of Justus Leonard, 1838

The last will + testament of Justus Leonard of Stephentown in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York I Justus Leonard

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Will of Joseph Rogers, 16 March 1798

In the name of God Amen. I, Joseph Rogers of Stephentown in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York, being through the goodness of God in Health of body and a disposition or disposing mind

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Will and Probate of Augustus Jerome, 15 Sep 1817

For the name of God Amen. I, Augustus Jerome of the town of Berlin, in the County of Rensselaer and State of New York being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind and memory

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Letters testamentary granted in the Will of Hosea Moffit (dead) Recorded 15th Sept 1825

on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty five before Thomas Clowes Esquire Surrogate of our said county the Last Will & testament of Hosea Moffit late of the town of Stephentown

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Jenks Murder

District Attorney Colby stated some of the facts developed on the part of the prosecution – that there was a woman in the case who had lived both with the deceased and the prisoner – that there were spots of blood on the ground between Jenks’ house and his barn, giving rise to the theory that he had been deliberately killed at the former place

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Mills and Dams

For the early settlers the necessities of life were food, shelter and clothing. They had to seek services of various kinds to fill these needs. As the population of colonial America was small and labor was in short supply, most communities were anxious to attract men skilled in mill building to provide worksaving machines.

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Daniel Smith Papers

Papers of Daniel Smith and his wife Elizabeth Gardner The following information was sent by Wendell Spencer. Papers of Daniel Smith, & his wife Elizabeth Gardner, living in Stephentown NY. before…