Will Record of Daniel Stevens
In the Name of God Amen
I Daniel Stevens of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln, being very sick and weak in body, but of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefor, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and that it is appointed unto all Men once die, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament.
Imprimis.I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almity God who gave it, and my Body to the Graveto be intered in a desent and christian manner, under the directions of my Executor hereafter named ; and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose thereof as follows, viz.
Item. I order and direct that all my Debts and funeral charges be first paid out of my personal Estate by my Executor.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mehitable Stevens all my household furniture to do and Dispose of as she shall think Best, and the use of one third part of my Real Estate as long as she may live.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my two beloved Son's Samuel Stevens and Daniel Stevens, the whole of my real Estate to be Equally divided between themthe same Daniel to have his moiety or one half part when he shall arive to the age of twenty one years.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my same son Samuel, all my personaly Estate which may be left after paying my just Debts funeral Charges and household furniture is taken out as aforesaidit is my will and I hereby order and direct that my Beloved Daughters, Mary, Abigail Hannah Sarah Betsey Nancy Olive and Sophia, be severally supported in a decent manner out of the income and profit of my real Estat divided to my same two son's Samuel & Daniel till they respectively arive to the age of twenty one years or be respectively married, which ever shall first happenand on thier ariveing to the age of twenty one years, or being severally married, whichever shall first happen I hereby order and direct my son Samuel to pay them Sixty Dollars Each out of my real Estate divided to my same sons Samuel & Daniel, by this my last will and Testament.
Item. I hereby give and devise to my daughter Mehitable Carr ten Dollars to be paid her by my Executor when Called for.
I hereby revoke and nulify all former wills and Testaments by me madeand hereby declare this and this only to be my last will & Testamentand I hereby appoint my son Samuel Stevens sole Executor thereof. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this ninth day of January in the year of our Lord 1796.
D Stevens (seal)
Signed Sealed published and
pronounced and declared by the
said Testator as his last will and
Testament in the presents of us,
who in his presents and in the
presents of Each other, at his request,
have hereto suberscribed our Nams
I Do publish and declare this my last will and Testament.
Probated 9 Sep., 1796. [VII, 103-104.] Stephen Scribner, of Mount Vernon, and Moses Carr, of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Nathaniel Dummer, James Page and John Haines, all of Hallowell, 24 Nov., 1796, $3922. [VII, 242-243.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 285, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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