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Surnames: Rhodes, Fowler, Wood, Purdy
Transcribed from SAMPUBCO copy by Timothy Masloski
Ulster, NY Will Book Vol. M, page 571

At a Surrogate court held in and for the county of Ulster at the Surrogates office in Kingston on the thirtieth day of August 1852.
The last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads late of the town of Marlborough in the county of Ulster deceased was admitted to probate and proved as a will of real and personal Estate which said will with the proofs and Examinations taken thereon are in the words and figures following towit:
The last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads of the town of Marlborough in the county of Ulster and Stae of New York. I Zadock Rhoads being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my sons herein after named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. Secondly; I give and devise unto my beloved wife Ann the use of the one third part of my real Estate during her natural life which shall be in lieu of her right of dower in my said Estate. Thirdly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Loretta Purdy one hundred dollars, to my daughter Hannahretta Fowler one hundred dollars, to my daughter Rachel Jane one hundred and twenty five dollars; to my daughter Mary Catherine one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to them by my Executors hereinafter names within six months after my decease out of any monies which I may have or [had?] or the proceeds of any bonds or notes of which I may die seized. Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my daughters Betsy Ann Church, Loretta Purdy, Hannahretta Fowler, Rachel Jane Wood, and Mary Catherine Rhoads all my notes bonds and
mortgages, book amounts money in the banks, and household furniture, and also all monies of which I may die seized (excepting so much of the same as shall be necessary to pay the legacies herein before bequeathed to my said daughters Loretta Purdy Hannahretta Fowler, Rachel Jane Wood and Mary Catherine to be divided between them equally share and share alike. Fifthly. I give and devise unto my son Lewis G. Rhoads the small lot which I purchased of Lewis Wygant containing about two acres of land to him his heir and assigns forever.
Sixthly I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons John L. Rhoads and Lewis G. Rhoads the remainder of my personal estate to be divided between them equally, also all the remainder of my real Estate to them their heirs and
assigns forever to be equally divided between them. Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my said sons John L Rhoads and Lewis G. Rhoads Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 11th day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. Zadock Rhoads [L.S.] Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Richd J. Woolsey
D.W. Woolsey Both of the town of Marlborough

Surrogates Court County of Ulster.
In the matter of proving the last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads deceased LS. David W. Woolsey of the town of Marlborough in the county of Ulster being duly affirmed and examined before Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate of the county of Ulster deposes and says that he was well acquainted with Zadock Rhoads the testator now declared that he was present as a witness and did see the said testator subscribe his name at the end of the instrument in writing now produced and shown to the deponent bearing date the Eleventh day of June in the year one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine purporting to be the last will and testament of the said testator, that deponent at the request of the said testator drew and wrote the said last will and testament that he received the said will from the said testator immediately after the execution thereof and that the same remained in the custody of this deponent until on or about the tenth day of July last when he handed the same to John L. Rhoads one of the Executors therein named, that the said testator at the time of making the said subscription declared the instrument so subscribed by him to be his last will and testament, and requested this deponent to sign his name as a witness thereto thereupon this deponent accordingly signed his name as a witness at the end of the will at the request of the testator, this deponent further says that the testator at the time he executed the said instruemnt was acitizen of the United States of full age of sound mindd and memory and not under restraint and that this depont saw Ricard J. Woolsey of the town of
Marlborough int he County of Ulster who is now deceased sign the said instrument at the end thereof as a witness in the presence of the said testator and at his like request. D.W. Woolsey Affirmed this 30th day of August 1852 before me Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate Surrogates Court County of Ulster

In the matter of approving the last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads County of Ulster for Jonathan d: Ostrander
of the town of Kingston in said county being duly sworn and examined before Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate of the County of Ulster doth depose and say that he was well acquainted with Richard J. Woolsey late of the town of Marlborough in said county decd and with his manner and style of writing having seen him write and that he verily believes the signature "Richard J Woolsey" signed as a witness to the instrument in writing now produced and shown to this deponent bearing the date the 11th day of June 1849 purporting to be the last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads decd is the true and genuine hand writing and signature of the said Richard J Woolsey. Jon d: Ostrander
Sworn this 30th of August 1852 before me Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate

In the matter of approving the last will and testament of Zadock Rhoads decd LS: Lewis G Rhoads of Marlborough in the County of being duly sworn and examined before Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate of the County of Ulster deposes and says that he was well acquainted with Zadock Rhoads late late [sic] of the town of Marlborough in said County the testator now deceased and with his manner and style of writing having often seen him write and that he verily believes the signature "Zadock Rhoads," signed to the instrument in writing now produced and shown to deponent bearing the date the Eleventh day of June in the year one thousand Eight hundred and forty nine purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Zadock Rhoads decd is the true and genuine hand writing and signature of the said Zadock Rhoads. 
Lewis G. Rhoads
Sworn & subscribed this 30th day
of August 1852 before me Henry Brodhead Jr. Surrogate

Ulster County LS. Recorded the foregoing last will & testament of Zadock Rhoads decd together with proofs and examinations taken thereon which record is now here signed & certified by me this 30th day of August 1852
H Brodhead Jr. Surrogate