Dated 25 January 1851. Aaron Writer, of Town of Mount Hope, Orange Co., New York, bequeaths to sons Jasper A., Mathew M., Aaron K., and John F.; daughters Eve Huff (wife of Daniel Huff), Jane Shay (wife of Benjamin Shay), Eleanor Van Allen (wife of Cornelius Van Allen), and Elizabeth Allen (wife of William Allen); and unspecified grandchildren (the heirs of “deceased” daughters Sarah Cortright, Catharine Vandemark, Jemima Depew, Margaret Van Tuyle). Sons Isaac V. and Benjamin N. were given their share of property in a previous article of agreement dated in late 1850/early 1851, and held by Stephen C. Writer. Ex. John F. Writer. Witnesses John K. Davis and David Hulse (both of Mount Hope).
John F. Writer petitioned the court on 11 July 1855. Afterward citations were sent to the heirs. The will was proved 4 September 1855 by both witnesses. David Hulse said that he was the one who drew up and wrote the will for Aaron.