WILL of CALEB HELME
Found in Probate Wills, Liber B, Page 19 and probated ninth day of January 1799.
I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Helme her Heirs and assigns forever all the household goods and furniture that she brought with her also the legacy that was given to her by her Grandfather Robinson together with three hundred pounds current money of the State of New York out of my own estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliza Helme her heirs and assigns forever six hundred pounds current money of the State of New York. The intent of the same on any part of it that beneficiary to be appropriate to her Education and bringing up at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
Item. I give and bequeath all the remaining part who my estate both real and personal after the payment of the above mentioned legacies my just debts and funeral charges to my Wife, my Daughter, my brother and my two sisters to be equally divided between each of them…..sell and dispose of all my real and personal Estate to the best advantage for the payment of the above mentioned legacies as soon as convenient Except the tract of land which my father purchased from William Floyd that to remain unsold for the benefit of my wife and Father so long as they shall live together. Provided that the other part of the estate shall be sufficient to pay the legacy to my wife and daughter and if not to sell such part of it shall be sufficient to make up their legacies and the whole to be sold after my Father’s decease. I do constitute my wife Elizabeth and my brother William Henry Helme executors…..thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand and Seven Hundred and ninety-eight.
Witness Merritt S. Woodhull
Note: Daniel Comstock was a physician.