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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

BROWER in Saratoga County, New York Wills

Brief abstracts and links to the Wills of persons surnamed BROWER as found in the Probate Records of Saratoga County, New York. Saratoga County, along with Rensselaer County, was created from Albany County, New York in 1791. Digital images of the wills are found at under the collection titled "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," sub-collection, Saratoga County.

Saratoga County Index to Wills, 1799-1893, Vols. 1-31. Letter B begins at image 18.

- Hendrick Brower, will dated 20 April 1813. Proved 7 January 1817. Vol. 5, pp. 16-18 . Hendrick Brower of Stillwater, Saratoga County, "being sick and weak of body but of perfect sound disposing mind and memory." All estate to be placed in the hands of loving wife (name not stated) for her use during her life. After her decease to be divided between my four daughters equally (daughter's names are not stated). Ordered that Jonathan Carr after my decease shall have and improve my farm as long as the lease lasts. My stock to be divided between my three sons or their children (names not stated). Appoints Jonathan Carr and Timothy Munger executors. Signs with his mark. Witnesses: Lucretia Chandler, Abigail Elms, Thomas Chandler.

The will of Hendrick Brower of Stillwater, NY (Image from

- Elizabeth V. Brower, will dated 8 June 1882. Recorded 11 September 1882. Vol. 27, pp. 254-257 (the will is on page 256). Elizabeth V. Brower of Milton, Saratoga County. All real estate to my son Francis D. Brower. He is to make payments to my other sons, Sandy Clark Brower and William Russell Brower, and to his son (meaning Francis' son) William Clarence Brower, when he reaches the age of 21. Also to Alfred Brower, son of said William Russell Brower, when he attains 21 years of age. Should Alfred die before that time then payment is to be made to said William Russell Brower. Francis is also ordered to use the income from the real estate "for the support, clothing and maintenance of my husband Henry Brower..." Grandson Alfred Brower to have my gold watch. Adopted daughter Hattie the remainder of jewelry, one bed and bedding. The rest of personal property to Alice C. Brower wife of said Francis D. Brower. Son Francis D. Brower appointed sole executor. Signed Elizabeth V. Brower. Witnesses: James W. Verbeck of Ballston Spa, and Arnold Karley of Wocester County, Massachusetts.

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