Two Jacob C. Folts Church Documents

Herkimer County, NY

We, the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, of the town of Herkimer, and the Trustees of the Herkimer Union Society do certify that Jacob C. Folts has this day given to us his three several promisory Notes - one for Seven Dollars payable on the first day of January next; one for the same sum, payable on the first day of July 1811; and one for the same sum, payable on the first day of January 1812 -- and that on the payment of the said several notes, the said Jacob C. Folts will be entitled to seat No. 24 on the second floor of the new Church, erected by the above mentioned Societies in the Village of Herkimer, agreeable to the plan as made of the seats in the said Church. -- In witness whereof we have hereto affixed the Seals of our respective Corporations, and set our hands this Forth day of September A. D. 1810.

SEAL John P. Spinner ) Minister
Jacob G. Weber )
John Eiseman )
Henry Balde )      Elders
Conrat Hellmer )

SEAL Daniel Morse )
Aaron Hackley )   Trustees of
Asa Munger )       Herkimer
Walter Turk )       Union
Hezekiah Talcott ) Society
Simion Ford )

THIS INDENTURE, made this second day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, between the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the town of German-Flats, of the first part, and Jacob C. Folts of the Town afore said of the second part, witnesseth, that the Ministers, Elders & Deacons of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents to them paid by the said party of the second part, have bargained, sold, assigned, transferred and delivered, and by these presents do bargain, sell, assign, transfer and deliver up to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, one half of pew or seat Number Forty nine on the Lower floor of the Stone Church lately renovated in the town of German-Flats. and County of Herkimer.

To have and to hold the same until the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever; upon condition nevertheless, that the seat is only to be improved or occupied as a pew or a seat for persons to set in during attendence on divine worship, agreeably to the Liturgie of the excellent Constitution of the Reformed Dutch Church, to be holden in the said Church.

In testimony whereof we have affixed our corporate seal, and subscribed our names the day and year above written.

Dutch Church SEAL John P. Spinner   ) Minister
Daniel C. Fon )
T. T. Shoemaker )  Elders
Frederick Bellinger )
                  jun )  Deacons
Robert Shoemaker )

SOURCE: Both documents copied by Ruthe W. Foster, Regent of Colonel Marinus Willett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Frankfort, N. Y., December 7, 1942. The typescripts were found in Vol. 178 (1943-44), pp. 171-172, of miscellaneous compiled records of the New York State D.A.R., typescript copies available for your personal perusal at the New York Public Library (42nd St. & 5th Ave.), the NYS Library in Albany, NY, and the National D.A.R. Library in Washington, DC.

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