the name of God amen, I Francis Osborne of the town of Glenville,
Schenectady County and the state of New York being of sound mind
and memory and of the age of eighty three years of age, do hereby
make, ordain, publish and declare this my last will and testament
in manner following that is to say.
I order and direct all my just debts and funeral expenses to be
paid and order and direct my executors herein after named to erect
at my grave a good head and foot stone as soon as possible after
I give and bequeath to my wife Catharine all the fowls, farm products
and one cow that shall be on my farm and premises at the time of
I give and bequeath to my wife Catharine all my household furniture,
beds and bedding for and during her natural life and after her decease
the said household furniture, beds, etc., is to be distributed as
part of my residuary estate.
I give and bequeath to my son William Osborne the sum of three hundred
dollars to be paid to him in one year after my decease.
All the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal I give,
devise and bequeath to my executors herein after named in trust
as follows. That as soon as practicable after my decease that they
sell my real estate either at public or private sale as in their
discretion shall be for the best interest of my estate but the said
real estate shall not be sold until after the decease of my said
wife Catharine and that they then divide the proceeds of my said
real estate into seven shares- One share of said estate to be paid
to my daughter Maria, wife of William J. Stevens, one share thereof
to be paid to my daughter Angelica Duell, wife of James Duell, one
share thereof to my daughter Sarah, wife of Daniel Stevens, one
share thereof to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Bradt, one
share thereof to my daughter Catharine, widow of Benjamin Ostrander,
one share thereof to my son William Osborne, one half share thereof
to my grandson Francis Osborne, son of my son Harmon Osborne and
one half share to my grandson William Osborne.