In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Goldsmith of Holmsfield, in the Highlands of Ulster County, in the province of New York, being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God tat gave it and my body I recommend to the to be burried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form imprimus.
Item: I give and bequeath to my eldest son Richard the sum of ten shillings current lawful money of New York.
Item: I give and bequeath to my second son Thomas ten shillings current money aforesaid.
Item: I give and bequeath to my third son Elisha ten shillings current lawful money aforesaid.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Abigail and her Heirs and Assingnes forever one thousand acres of land being a Grant lying and being in Orange County Grandted to me by James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, and Matthew Marmene by Deeds of
Lease and Release dated 11th and 12th days of Aprile in the Year of our Lord Christ, one thousand seven hundred, and thirty five. And alsso I give my well beloved wife Abigail and her Heirs and Assignes forever all that thousand acres of land wheron I now live called
Holmsfield situate upon the Palts river in Ulster County. Together with the houses and approvements theron.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Abigail all the tract of two hundred fifty acres of land released to me by David Horton and John Tuthill by Deed bearing date June 27th Anno Domini 1733 situate near Goshen.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Abigail two thirds of my Right in Newburgh Warehouse to her and her Heirs and Assignes forever. And I also give and bequeath to my said wife all the rest of my movable Estate of what nature kind or quality soever.
Item: I bequeath to my daughter Abigail Tuthill and to her Heirs and Assignes forever on third part of my right in Newburgh Storehouse. And I do hereby ordain nominate and appoint my said wife and my brother in law Charles Booth sole
Executors to this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby disanul and make void all former Wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this only as my last Will and Testament.
In witness I have herunto put my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of December Anno Domini One thousand, seven hundred, and forty three.
Thomas and Abigail's children were:
1. Abigail Goldsmith, born 09 Aug 1710 in Suffolk Co., New York. She married Freegift Tuthill ca 1727. Freegift was born on 08 Aug 1698 in Southold, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York, the son of John Tuthill and Mehetible Wells. Abigail died in 1779, and Freegift died in 1765, both in Goshen, Orange Co., New York. They both are buried in the Tuthill Family Cemetery, Hamptonburgh, Orange Co., New York. Children from Genealogies of Long Island Families, pg. 488. Their children were: Abigail, Nathaniel, Joshua, and Freegift Tuthill.
2. Richard Goldsmith, (See 3rd Generation), born 05 Jul 1711 in Southold, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York.
3. Joshua Goldsmith, born 26 Jun 1713, Suffolk Co., New York. He died 04 Apr 1732, and is buried in the Old Bethany Cemetery, Mattituck, Suffolk Co., New York.
4. Lazarus Goldsmith, born ca 1715, Suffolk Co., New York, and died on 11 Jan 1716, Suffolk Co., New York.
5. Nathaniel Goldsmith, born 01 Dec 1719, Suffolk Co., New York. He died 19 Jul 1725, and is buried in the Old Bethany Cemetery, Mattituck, Suffolk Co., New York.
6. Thomas Goldsmith, born 26 Sept 1726, Suffolk Co., New York. He married Phoebe Gilbert. Thomas died on 02 Sep 1788 in Orange Co., New York.
7. Elisha Goldsmith, born 08 Sept 1731, Suffolk Co., New York. He married Sarah Dunning. Elisha died on 18 Feb 1809.
Richard Goldsmith born 05 December 1711 in Southold, Suffolk Co., New York. He married Susannah Haines. Susannah was born ca 1725 in Orange Co., New York, the daughter of Benjamin and Anna Haines.
Richard died on 16 Jun 1780
Will of Richard Goldsmith, Dated
03 March 1781, Proven 06 June 1782
In the name of God
Amen, I Richard Goldsmith of the County of Orange Precinct of New Cornwell and State of
New York, being in perfect health and being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and desire that it may be received by all
as such imprimus I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker and beseeching his most
gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient merits and meditation of my most
compassionate redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins and is
able to returning penitent sinner when I came to him for mercy in this hope and confidence
I render up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most blessed and glorious trinity
one god most mercifull and gracious to prepare me for the time of my desolution and then
take me to himself give my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of
its resurrection from thence at the last day as for my burial I desire it may be decent
without pompe or state at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named who I doubt not
will manage it with all requsite prudence as to my worldly Estate I will and positively
order that all my debts be paid.
I give unto my dearly and well beloved son Richard Goldsmith all
that part or tract of land belonging to me lying on the south side of the of Goshen road
together with all the buildings, orchards, woods, fences with all the appartenances
whatsoever by him to be possesed and enjoy'd by his heirs and assigns forever and give
unto my grandchildren James Goldsmith, Benjamin Goldsmith, Daniel Goldsmith, Richard
Goldsmith, and Mary Goldsmith all the remainder of my Estate lying on the north side of
Goshen road. To them and each of them their heirs executors administrators or assigns for
ever and immediately after my decease I make and allow that they may have the full profit
or benefit arising from said farm to their only proper use forever and I do herby impower
my Executors herein after named for to sell and dispose the whole of said land lying and
being on the north side of the Goshen road and for to pay unto my said grandchildren each
their equal part of the money arising from the sale of said land as soon as they shall
arrive at the years of discretion and in case of the death of any the said children then
their part shall be equally divided among the surviving. And I allow the rent of the said
land before it is sold to go to the use of said children and for to be a help to the widow
of Benjamin Goldsmith deceased and to the said Benjamin Goldsmith, Junior may have the
refusal of said land he paying as much as any other person with giving bonds for the same
and paying the interest yearly for the benefit of said children and the widow and paying
unto each of the children their equal part of the same as soon as they shall arrive at the
proper years of discretion, and as for movable Estate wherein it hath pleased God to bless
me with, I give and bequeath unto dearly beloved son Richard Goldsmith Junr one half of
all my movable Estate that is allowing what he his with mine for to be all valued as one
and then he drawing the one half and whatever furniture his wife brought along with her
must be valued mine and then my son Richard for to have the one half of the whole and my
three daughters, Susannah, Abigail, and Anne for to have equally divided on fourth part of
the remainder and then my grandchildren belonging to Benjamin Goldsmith deceased is for to
have the remainder of the whole each one drawing their equal parts as soon as they arrive
of age and I gave unto my three daughters Susanna, Abigail, and Anne one right of the
Sesquehannah purchase to be equally divided among them to their heirs, Executors,
administrators, and assignss forever as it stands recorded in the company book and upon
their delivering up their equal third part of their right unto my grandson Richard
Goldsmith the third, to his only proper use and to his heirs and assigns forever that is
Susannah and Abigail delivering up their one third of the aforementioned right unto my
grandson Richard Goldsmith the third, then I will unto my said two daughters Susannah and
Abigail one whole right a piece and to their only proper use to their heirs and assigns
forever and I do hereby constitute Richard Goldsmith Junior, Edward Neely, Henry Wisner,
and John Seers, Executors of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have set
my hand and seal this third day of March and in the year of our Lord, Seventeen hundred
and eighty one.
Witnessed by: William Hudson, James Mathews,
Quotes from Benjamin Haines Last
Will and Testament:
Also I give and bequeth to my well beloved Daughter Susanah
Goaldsmith one graite bible which I now make use of. She is to leave it to her son
Benjamin Goldsmith at her Death.
Also I give and bequeth
to my grand Daughter Susannah Goaldsmith one bed, two coverlids, and one bolster.
Also it is my will that
when all my just Debts funeral Expenses and Legacies aforesaid mentioned are well and truely paid and Discharged if there be any remainder of my moveble Estate my will is that said Remainder be Eaqualy Divided amoungst my four Children; Susanna Goaldsmith, Benjamin Hains, Nathan Hains and Samuel Hains.
Richard and Susannah's children were:
Goldsmith, (See 4th Generation), born 1740 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York.
Goldsmith, born 1741 in New York. He
married Lydia Ryder on 15 Nov 1773 in New York. Richard died on 02 Apr 1828.
Goldsmith, born 22 Jul 1743 in New York. She married Henry Wisner. Henry was born on 11 July 1742, the son of John Wisner and Anna Jayne. Susannah died on 04 Jul 1841. Children: Mary, William Henry, Richard, Susanna Goldsmith, Jeffrey, John, Nancy, Henry, Abigail, and Gabriel Wisner.
Goldsmith, born ca 1745 in New York. She married John Sears. Abigail died on 12 Sept 1824.
Goldsmith, born ca 1747 in New York. She married Edward Neely.
Benjamin Goldsmith born ca 1740 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. He married Jemima Tuthill. Jemima was born ca 1738 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., New York, the daughter of James Tuthill and Mary Biggs.
Benjamin was a soldier in the American Revolution, rank P.S. Benjamin died on 19 October 1777 in New York City, New York.
Will of Benjamin Goldsmith
In the name of
God Amen, I Benjamin Goldsmith of Goshen in the county of Orange in the province of New York being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and understanding do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following to wit.
I give devise and bequeath to my loving wife Jemima a negro girl called Lety and to my daughter Mary one negro girl called Betty to have and to hold the said negro girls to them respectively and to their respective heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Jemima one equal third part of all my personal estate and all the rest and residue of my estate wheresover and whatsoever.
I give devise and bequeath to my executors herein after named to sell and dispose off at public vandue or otherwise and the monies arising therefrom to divide and pay to my wife and to my children, James, Mary, Benjamin, Daniel and John, share and share alike and I do hereby fully authorize and impower my said executors make seal and execute a deed or deeds for the same.
Also I do direct and my will and request that my said executors to take charge of my said children and educate and bring them up and when they respectively arrive to the age of twenty one years to pay to them their said shares after deducting the expences of maintaining and educating them also I direct and my will is that my negroes that are directed to be sold may be allowed the choice of a master.
And lastly I do nominate, constitute, and appoint my father Richard Goldsmith, my brother Richard Goldsmith, and Bimuel Youngs all of Orange county to be executors of this my last will and testament hereby revocking and disanulling or other will or wills by me heretofore executed and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. In testamony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at New York this nineteenth day of October anno Domini 1777, Benjamin Goldsmith, Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses therto in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request.
Benjamin and Jemima's
Goldsmith, born ca 1764 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. He married Elizabeth Jackson on 09 Feb 1790 in Goshen, Orange Co., New York. Benjamin died on 05 Aug 1836. He drowned in the Chemung Canal. Children: Polly Goldsmith (Thank you Nora Ten Broeck).
Goldsmith, born ca 1765 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. She married Jeremiah Horton on 16 Jan 1783 in Southold, Suffolk Co., New York. Jeremiah was born 24 Oct 1759 in Suffolk Co., New York, the son of Israel and Isabel Horton. Mary died on 10 Jun 1833, and is buried in the Washingtonville Cemetery, Goshen, Orange Co., New York. Jeremiah died on 17 Aug 1841.
Goldsmith, born 06 Mar 1768 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. He married Sarah "Sally" Brewster. Sally was born on 09 Oct 1774 in Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., New York, the daughter of Benjamin Brewster and Peninah Jones. Daniel died on 27 Feb 1846, and Sally died on 15 Sept 1844. they both are buried on the Goldsmith Farm Cemetery, Washingtonville, Goshen, Orange Co., New York. Children: Millicent, Charity, Orpha, David, Nancy, Schuyler, Francis, Elizabeth, and Daniel Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, born 16 Nov 1771 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. He married Elizabeth _____. James died on 03 Dec 1851, and is buried in the Little Britain Cemetery, Orange Co., New York.
Goldsmith, born 1774 in Blooming Grove, Orange
Co., New York. He married Mary ____.
Goldsmith, (See 5th Generation), born ca 1775 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York.
John Goldsmith born ca 1775 in Blooming Grove, Orange Co., New York. He married Frances Brewster. Frances was born on 25 March 1779 in New York, the daughter of Benjamin Brewster and Peninah Jones. John was listed in the 1825, 1830, 1835 and 1840 Erin, then Tioga Co., New York Census Records. John died on 25 September 1843, and Frances died on 06 April 1844. They both are buried in the Goldsmith Cemetery, Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York. Their children were:
Goldsmith, (See 5th Generation), born 04 Nov 1800 in Orange Co., New York.
Goldsmith, born 18 Jun 1803 in Orange Co., New York. He married Maria ____. Maria was born 05 Jan 1805 in New Jersey. Caleb died on 08 Jan 1840, and Maria died on 20 Aug 1879. They both are buried in the Jenkins Cemetery, Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York. Children: Benjamin, Sarah A., Benjamin, Debby Ann, Schuyler, and Mary Goldsmith.
Jane "Sally" Goldsmith, born ca 1809 in Orange Co., New York. She married twice. She married first to George Lewis Carnrike. George was born 23 Jun 1816 in Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York, the son of John Carnrike and Judith Ann Joscelin. George died on 15 Jun 1853, and is buried in the Goldsmith Cemetery, Chemung Co., New York. Sally married second to Daniel Sherwood. Daniel was born 12 Sept 1792. Sally died on 04 Jul 1895, and Daniel died on 19 Jan 1877. Sarah and Daniel are buried in the Webbs Mills Cemetery, Chemung Co., New York. Children of Sally and George Carnrike: Daniel Curtis, Stephen, Levi Lewis, Eli, and Judith Ann Carnrike.
Goldsmith, born ca 1811 in Orange Co., New York. He married Sarah _____. Sarah was born ca 1835 in New York. Vincent migrated to Wisconsin were his family was listed in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Wilton, Monroe Co., Wisconsin Census records. Children: Miner, Susan, Noble, Ella, Effie, William, and Albert Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, born 02 Jan 1815 in Orange Co., New York. She married Stephen L. Derry. Stephen was born ca 1807 in Vermont. Their family was listed in the 1850 Erin Twp., and 1860 Van Etten Twp., Chemung Co., Census records. Susan died on 31 Jan 1876, and is buried in the Mitchell's Corners Cemetery, Erin, Chemung Co., New York. Children: Francis and Susan Derry.
6. Edward Goldsmith, born 12 Oct 1818 in Orange Co., New York. He married twice. He married first to Alvira Getman. Alvira was born on 26 Mar 1828, the daughter of Abraham Getman and Mary Carnrike. Alvira died on 14 Apr 1850. Children: Martha Ann, and Alzira Goldsmith. Edward married second to Almira Getman, twin sister of his first wife, Alvira. Children with Alvira: Martha A.. Children with Almira: Clarisa, and Mary J. Goldsmith. Edward was listed with his family in the 1860 Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York Census. Edward died on 12 Jan 1862. Both Edward and Alvira are buried in the Goldsmith Cemetery, Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York. Almira married second to Isaac Folnsbee after Edwards death.
7. Wilmot/Wilmuth Goldsmith, born ca 1819 in Chemung Co., New York. He married twice. He married first to Hannah _____. Hannah was born in 1825 in New York. Their family was listed in the 1850 District 7, Delaware Co., Iowa Census, and the 1860 Millsville, Clayton Co., Iowa Census. Hannah died sometime after that census. Children: Alfred , Edward, Richard, Sarah and Mary Goldsmith. Wilmot married second to Charlotte Wolfe. Charlotte was born 27 May 1844 in Virginia, the daughter of Samuel Wolfe and Jane Clark. His family was listed in the 1870, and 1880 Millsville, Clayton Co., Iowa Census records. Children: Alfred, Edward, Richard, Sarah, and Mary Goldsmith. Charlotte died on 29 Dec 1908 in Wayne Co., Nebraska and is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg, Delaware Co., Iowa. Children: Hannah "Fannie", Elizabeth T., and Edgar Gilbert Goldsmith.
C. Goldsmith, born 08 Jul 1823 in Elmira, Chemung Co., New York. She married Norman P. Loomis. Norman was born on 14 Oct 1813 in Chemung Co., New York. Charity died on 28 Oct 1892, and Norman died on 30 Aug 1895. They both are buried in the Hicks Cemetery, Baldwin, Chemung Co., New York. Children: Juliette, Francis, Mary, Fanny, Eunice, Simeon, Curtice/Curtis, Martin J. Loomis.
Brewster Goldsmith, born 04 November 1800 in Orange Co., New York. He married Sarah Shoemaker. Sarah was born 11 January 1804 supposedly in Wyoming Co., Pennsylvania, however Wyoming Co., Pennsylvania was formed from Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania in 1842. I have not been able to find Sarah's parents, but believe they could be either Abram and Sina Brink Shoemaker, or John and Phebe Decker Shoemaker. Brewster and his family were listed in the 1850 Erin Twp., Chemung Co., New York Census records. Brewster came to Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York in 1837, this according to the 1855 Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York Census Records. Brewster was a Stone Mason. He and his family were also listed in the 1860, and 1870 Van Etten Twp., Chemung Co., New York Census records. Brewster died on 03 December 1879, and Sarah died on 17 July 1893 (Thank you Sandra Johnston Vahine for the information on Sarah's death date). They both are buried in the Mitchell's Corners Cemetery, Erin, Chemung Co., New York. I do not know who Sarah's parents are. Sarah was listed in the 1880 Van Etten Twp., Chemung Co., New York Census, as living with her son Harrison B. Most of the children's information is from the Long Island Genealogies Web Site. I would like to thank Sandra Vahine for the children's birth dates and a few death dates that are listed below. These dates are from the Family Bible. Thanks Sandra. Brewster and Sarah's children were:
Goldsmith, born 25 September 1823 in New York.
2. Washington Goldsmith, born 26 October 1825 in New York. He married Mary Ann ____. Mary was born ca 1826 in New York. Washington and his family were listed in the 1860,1870, and 1880 Baldwin, Chemung Co., New York Census. Washington died on 24 May 1896, and Mary died in 1906. They both are buried in the Hicks Cemetery, Baldwin, Chemung Co., New York. Children:
Brewster C., Silas, William H., Sarah, Belle, Eliza, Edward, and Charles L. Goldsmith.
3. Amillia Goldsmith, born 11 Dec 1827 in New York.
4. Sarah Jane "Sally" Goldsmith, born 01 Oct 1829 in New
Goldsmith, born 09 Apr 1832 in New York. He married Mary A. _____. Mary was born in Jul 1825 in Canada. They migrated to Pennsylvania and then to Michigan. Children: Loring G., and Ida M. Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, born 09 Jul 1835 in New York. He married Emma Jane Goodfellow on 24 Dec 1873 in Wisconsin. Emma was born on 14 June 1852, the daughter of Ezra Goodfellow and Elizabeth Landers. Leonard died on 13 Jul 1903, and is buried in the Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima Co., Washington. (Thank you for this information Sandra Vahine). Children: Ezra C., Sarah E., Nora Inez, Milly M., Linwood Guy, Lyman Ray, and Cora Dell Goldsmith.
Goldsmith, (See 6th Generation), born 23 Feb 1838 in New York.
B. Goldsmith, born 24 May 1840 in New York. He
married Martha M. _____. Martha was born in October 1860. Their family was listed in the 1880 and 1900 Van Etten, Chemung Co., New York Census records. Harrison died on 07 Oct 1920, and Martha died on 04 Sep 1916. They both are buried in the Hicks Cemetery, Baldwin, Chemung Co., New York. Children: Charity M., Frances, and Elizabeth E. Goldsmith.
9. Nancy Adaline Goldsmith, born 22 Apr 1843, Chemung Co., New York. She married Milton Fitzgerald. Milton was born ca 1844 in New York. Children: Mary, and Libbie Fitzgerald.
Goldsmith, born 20 May 1849, Chemung Co., New York. He married Mary Helen Elston. Mary was born on 04 Mar 1843 in Pennsylvania. Children: Charles F., James D., John B., and Martha C. Goldsmith.