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my grandson Adrian Brinkerhoff, the remaining one full half of my estate (which is not already given), to be equally divided among them, and in case one or more of the children of my said grandson Adrian should die before lawful age or marriage, that then the survivor or survivors of him, her, or them so deceased shall inherit the said one full half of the said estate, share and share alike; and it is also my will and pleasure that when the estate which I have given unto my grandson Adrian shall come to the children who are born and may be born of my said grandson Adrian, the same shall be divided to them in the same manner that I have given them the last half of my estate. Item: I give and bequeath the remaining one full half of my estate (which is not already given) to all my grandchildren born of the body of my daughter Altje, deceased, viz.: Elizabeth, Altje, John Brinkerhoff, Theodorus, Jannetje, William, Dirck, and Abraham, share and share alike, of the moneys arising from the last part of my estate ; and in case any of my said grandchildren should die before age or marriage, that the survivor or survivors of him, her, or them so deceased, the said full half of the said estate, share and share alike ; and also it is my will and pleasure that my son-in-law, Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck, who is hereinafter named, in this my last Will and Testament, as one of my Executors, shall have the sole management and care of all the moneys, lands, and tenements which I have given each of my grandchildren born of the body of my loving daughter Altje, deceased, till they arrive at lawful age or marriage, which moneys I order to be put out at interest, and the lands I order to be rented to careful and industrious tenants. And, furthermore, it is my will and pleasure that in case my old and faithful servant Culloman should survive my loving wife Jannetje, that then I will and direct my Executors to give him his choice where to live
during life, and the expense of feeding and clothing him shall be paid by my Executors—the one half thereof out of the estate, the other half thereof to be taken out of the estate of all the children of my daughter Altje, deceased, share and share alike. And I do make, constitute, and ordain my beloved wife Jannetje, Executrix; my son-in-law, Dr. Theodorus Van Wyck, and my good friends, Jacobus Swartwout and Jacob Griffin, Esquire, Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
In witness whereof, I, the said John Brinkerhoff, have to the first sheet of this, my last Will and Testament (containing two sheets of paper), set my hand, and to the last sheet thereof my hand and seal, the day and year first above written.
Signature of John Brinkerhoff-from the Records of the Dutch Church, Fishkill Village.
Col. John Brinckerhoff and his wife are both buried in the churchyard of the Dutch Church in Fishkill Village, and their tombstones bear the following inscriptions :
IN MEDIORY OF
COL JOHN BRINCKERHOFF
IN THE 83RD YEAR OF HIS AGE
Ye pious view this humble shrine
His house was known an house of
prayer At Jesus feet in humble strains He rested and the promise claimed In private life and in publick life A friend to peace, a foe to strife
IN MEMORY OF
WIFE OF COL JOHN BRINCKERHOFF
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOY. LITH 1792
Æ. 88 YEARS.
D. 2. COERT VAN VOORHEES, son of Johannes Coerte Van
Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck, b. Apr. 5, 1706;
I. Catherine, b. Nov. 25, 1730; d. 1797 ; m. Dr.
Hendrick Van Beuren, of Flatbush, L. I.; b.
a. Dr. John H. Van Beuren.
II. Barbara (twin sister of Catherine), b. Nov. 25,
1730; m. Richard Van Wyck, and had children:
a. Theodorus, b. Nov. 19, 1762.
III. Jannetje, b. Mar, 21, 1733; d. Nov. 4, 1818; m.
a. Joseph, b.
; d. ; m. 1*, Hannah Van
Joseph Horton was Captain of the Third Company of Militia of Rombout Precinct in the year 1775, according to the following list of Company Officers, contained in Smith's History of Duchess County-Appendix.
Company No. 1.