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27418. Thomas Landers. Born on 27 Apr 1727 in Rochester, MA. Thomas died in Lenox, MA, on 24 Oct 1811; he was 84.530 Buried in Congregational Church Cem., Lenox. Occupation: carpenter, yeoman.
Will: Will of Thomas Landers:530 In the Fear of God, Amen, I Thomas Landers of Lenox in the County of Berkshire in the Commonwealth of Mafsachusetts yeoman, calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, do this twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament, in manner following, viz
Principally and first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it; in humble hope of his mercy and gracious acceptance, only thro the merits and interception of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. My body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian manner at the discretion of my Executor herein after named; nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God.
And touching the wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in manner following.
First I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid out of my perfonal estate in a convenient time after my decease and also the charge of setling my estate.
I give to my true and beloved Wife Mary the use and improvement of all the Real Estate of which I am seized and pofefsed and lying in the Town of Lenox aforesaid, together with the use of all my perfonal estate including my rights after my just debts and funeral charges and charges of setling my estates are paid during the term she may remain my widow.
I give and devise to my four sons Ebenezer, Joseph, Isaiah, and John one certain piece or parcel of Land lying and being situated in the Town of Jerico in the County of Tioga in the State of New York and on the west side of and adjoining the Susquehannah River and including the river; containing about ninety acres, to have and to hold the same, to them, their Heirs or afsigns forever. I also give to each of my said four sons one sixth part of my personal estate which may remain at the marriage or decease of my said Wife.
I give to each of my daughters, Sarah the wife of Solomon Curtis and Lucy the wife of Asher Markham, one twelfth part of my perfonal estate which may remain at the marriage or decease of my said wife.
I give and devise to my son Asahel his Heirs and afsigns forever, all the real estate whereof I am seized and pofsefs lying in the said Town of Lenox, after the marriage or decease of my said wife; and also one sixth part of my personal estate which may remain at the marriage or decease of my said wife and I dohereby appoint my son Asahel, sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have here unto set my Hand and Seal the day first above written.
Thomas first married Anne Phelps (32782) , daughter of Noah Phelps (18379) (23 Jan 1693/4-1794) & Ann Dyer (3 Sep 1699-). Born on 19 Feb 1729/30 in Hebron, CT.300
Child of Thomas and Anne (Phelps) Landers:
i. Sarah, b. 2 Oct 1752 at Kent, CT, m. Solomon Curtis, resided at Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY.530
In 1757 Thomas second married Mary Lake, daughter of James Lake & Mary [Lake].530 Born on 19 Apr 1738.530 Mary died on 13 Sep 1822; she was 84.530
Children of Thomas and Mary (Lake) Landers:
i. Ebenezer, b. 8 Nov 1758 at Kent (now Warren), CT;
ii. James, b. 9 Oct 1760, d. 1777 at Lenox;
iii. Joseph b. 2 Feb 1763 at Stockbridge, MA;
iv. Asahel, b. 7 Jul 1765 at Stockbridge;
v. Isaiah, b. 23 Mar 1769 at Stockbridge, bp. 27 Mar 1773 at Lenox;
vi. John, b. 8 Nov 1771 at Stockbridge bp. 27 Mar 1773 at Lenox; and
vii. Lucy, b. 9 Feb 1775 at Lenox bp. there 10 Jun 1775.530
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