Hi Rich -
I expect to view these wills within the week and I'll certainly share my findings. William's Will is from 1858 and Jacob's from 1861.
It's good to hear that you have the Indian legend on your side of the family tree as well. Do you have any idea what tribe this would be? My father "thinks" it may be Iroquois, but my grandmother who knew for sure is long gone, God bless her. I've been having an off-list conversation with Cynthia (who is my 2nd cousin twice removed) about Indian features and have shared a couple of scans with her. It seems the Indian "nose" is the most prominant feature. Is there a clearly Indian appearance visible in your family?