Category Archives: Courts

Within these pages are transcripts and excerpts of the court records of Stephentown residents, with a main focus on probate and surrogate records. If you have wills, probates, or any other court records (divorce, suits, etc.) from former residents of Stephentown, and are willing to share them, please let me know and I will put them here.

court caption - George W. Johnson's surrogate record

George W. Johnson, 1864 (Surrogate’s Court)

In the matter of the application for Administration on the Estate of George W. Johnson, late of the town of Stephentown:
Julia E. Johnson deposed that she was the widow of the late George W. Johnson, and lived in Stephentown. He died a natural death in Stephentown on the 11th day of March 1864, without leaving a last Will and Testament;

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Last Will and Testament of Hart Bateman

This last will and Testament of Hart Bateman of the town of Nassau in
the county of Rensselaer and State of New York.

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Will Abstracts

These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.

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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

Letter Testamentary Granted on the will of George Arnold, deceased, 1829

In the name of God Amen, I George Arnold of the town of Stephentown in the County of Renesslaer and State of New York considering the uncertainty of this mortal life