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;
This last will and Testament of Hart Bateman of the town of Nassau in
the county of Rensselaer and State of New York.
These abstracts could be a wonderful resource, as most list entire families, and some even have parents names, and other relatives.
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
The last will + testament of Justus Leonard of Stephentown in the county of Rensselaer and State of New York I Justus Leonard
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
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
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
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