Provides for wife Rebecca, daughter Jane Hubbell,, legacy for Stephen Comstock, son of my daughter Rebecca. Leaves to son Benjamin the rest of his farm, having already given him part by deed. Mentions sons Nathan and Job. Makes John Beuten, Jr. executor.
Drawn Aug. 20, 1778 Proved Feb 25, 1780�
This must be the Benjamin who died in 1780. Rebecca must be dead, and Stephen and Jeremiah must be dead, without surviving children. His son Benjamin must be the one who died in 1787, if we accept that it was Mary Osborn who married Abraham Chittester in 1791."--e-mail of Aug. 24, 2007.
Gaylord's observation that son Stephen must be dead may indeed be true. While it is possible that his long absence due to moving elsewhere could explain the lack of mention, I note that there was another Stephen who could be a candidate for the settler of Providence, Saratoga County: a son of Jonah and Dorothy Rockwell of Wilton (R10). Thus, my numbering scheme was in disarray, and Stephen (R18) needed relocating, as do his descendants in the 5th and 6th generations. I made this change for the 2nd and 3rd editions.