My name is Helen Farnsworth
and I started this site. This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 3344 names in our family site. The earliest event is the birth of <Private> Martell, Merovingian Prince
(675). The most recent event is the birth of <Private> Summer
(Mar 21 2013). The site was last updated on June 19 2013, and it currently has 44 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Enjoy!
In the name of God, amen. I Griffin Wilde of Princetown in the County of Schenectady, being weak in body but of sound and perfect in mind & memory and bleped be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and from following vis. First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Anne Wilde the one third of my real and personal estate during her natural life. I also give and bequeath my five daughters Rebeccah Ward, Betsy Michal, Nancy Banks, Sarah Sheltas, Sucky Radley each fifty Dollars to be paid to the amount of money which I have due from John ????
nemaite. I also give & bequeath unto my Grandson Griffin Wilde one cow. I also give & bequeath to my grandson Griffin Ward one silver watch - I also give & bequeath to my seven sons John Wilde, Bishop Wilde, Joshua Wilde, Samuel Wilde, Gresham Wilde, Eley Wilde, Stephen Wilde each an equal share of the residual of my real & personal estate. I do also appoint Daniel Darrow & Daniel O’Kiffe executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand & seal the twenty seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & fifteen.
Signed, sealed, published & declared by the abovementioned Griffin Wilde to be his last will & testament in the presence of us who have hereunder subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator John schmrph Nicholas Darrow William Young
In Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 5 : JAMES WILDE, of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York; b. in Kinderhook, New York; d. in Manchester Bridge, 27th June, 1816; m. 15th February, 1792, at Freedom Plains, Dutchess County, New York, Phoebe RAINOUS, b. in Dutchess County, New York, February, 1772, d. May, 1828, fourth child of James, b. 1743, d. 1810, and Sally (MILLIKEN) RANOUS or RAINOUS, of New York. James RAINOUS was of French Huguenot ancestry....
My father wrote my mother from Cherbourg, France after I was born and asked her to do 2 things-start a college fund for me and buy a bracelet with this inscription on it. It is a very treasured thing and Craig has made a lovely image of it for my family heritage page.