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Will Book A., Kingston

Page 331. – Decker, Abraham, of Shawangunk, yeoman.

Will dated Sept. 28, 1791


“Unto my daughter Elizabeth her choice of my Milch Cows or one of the best of my stock of neat Cattle, also two Iron pots two Pewter Dishes, my blue painted Chest, and my negro Male Child named Joe, also one seat in the Shawangunk Church.” – “Unto my son Abraham my waggon and Tackling” “my Loom and one Horse his choice” to son Abraham and “unto my other son Uriah all my Reeds and Gairs and all other Tackling belonging to the aforesaid Loom, also all ray wearing apparel and two other seats belonging to me in the said Church.” – Residue “unto my three daughters:  Catherine the wife of Evert Decker, Leah the wife of Jacob J. Decker, any my said daughter Elizabeth.”  To Elizabeth also £30 to be paid by Abraham within three years.  To Uriah “all that lot of land lately by me purchased of Manessah Decker whereon the said Uriah now dwells.  Also all that certain Lot of Ten Acres of land as I purchased the same from Ephraim Decker, being part of the farm whereon I now dwell.”  To Abraham “all that my Farm, Lands and Tenements whereon I now dwell (excepting the aforesaid 10 acres)  Also a Lot of land, containing about 33 acres, lately released to me by Margaret P. Terwilliger and the heirs of my brother Gerret Decker deceased” “in Shawangunk, adjoining the land of John Taylor, Together with all the remainder of my Real Estate.  “To Abraham also “my Negro Woman named Nan.”  “My wife Catherine shall remain with my said son Abraham” he to “keep her in the best manner and give her a suitable Maintenance, and have the care of her during her lifetime.”  Wife to have “the use of my Bed and Bedstead with the Bedding and furniture” “during her lifetime after which it shall be the property of my said three daughters.”

Sons Abraham and Uriah, and son in law Evert Decker appointed executers.  Signed by the testator.

Elias Winfield

George Smith

Johannes Bruyn

(April 28, 1792 Johannis Bruyn, of Shawangunk, Esq., appeared before the Surrogate, proving the will, and signatures of the other witnesses)


(Hendrick Dekker m., Dec. 18, 1696, Antje Quick, and had: i. Geertje, bt Sept 11, 1698; ii. Femmetje, bt Oct 29, 1699; iii. Sara, bt. May 10, 1702; iv Sarah bt. Sept. 11, 1709; v. Johannes, bt march 9, 1712, H. D. m. 2., Annatjen Kortright, and had: vi. Abraham, bt June 19, 1720.  H. D. m. 3., Anna Tietsort, and had: vii. Elisabeth, bt. June 30, 1723; viii. Neeltjen, bt. Oct 3, 1725.


Abraham (above), m. Aug. 12, 1742, Elisabeth Schut, and had: i. Abraham, bt. Shawangunk, June 8, 1748; ii. Jacobus, bt Oct 28, 1750; iii. Uria, bt. May 17, 1753; Catrina, m. Evert Dekker; Lea, m. Jacob J. Dekker; Elisabeth, prob with second wife, Catherine.)


December 3, 2002