Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Ebenezer Bacon

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In the name of God Amen

I Ebenezer Bacon of Sidney in the County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Esq being weak in body, but of sound disposing mind & memory & calling to mind the shortness & uncertainty of life do make publish & declare this my last will & testament in manner following that is to say in the first place I give and bequeath my saw & grist mill in the town of Winslow on the river Kennebeck at the foot of teeconic falls the one third part to my wife Abigail Bacon during her natural life, the other two thirds to my children Ebenezer Bacon Jun William Bacon both of said Sidney gentlemen & Frances Thomas wife of Joseph Thomas of said Sidney yeoman and Abigail Sherwin wife of Elnathan Sherwin of Winslow in said County Esq in the following divisions to wit to the said Ebenezer Bacon Junr & William Bacon each one equal third part of said two thirds & the said Frances Thomas and Abigail Sherwin each one equal sixth part of said two thirds, and the said third part given to my said wife, after her deceas to be divided among my aforementioned children in the aforementioned proportion

Secondly I give and bequeath to my wife Abigail Bacon all my household furniture during her natural life & at her deceas to be equally divided between my children Frances Thomas & Abigail Sherwin aforesaid

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Sherwin twenty eight dollars & fifty cents to be paid out of my estate by my executor in one month after my deceas

Fourthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances Thomas one hundred & twenty five dollars & ninety three cents to be paid out of my estate in one month after my deceas

Fifthly I give and bequeath to my wife Abigail Bacon one third part of all the rest and residue of my personal estate during her natural life

Sixth I give and bequeath two third parts of all the rest and residue of my personal estate to my children Ebenezer Bacon Jun William Bacon Francis Thomas & Abigail Sherwin in the following division towit to the said Ebenezer Bacon Jr & William Bacon each one Just third part of said two thirds, and to the said Frances Thomas and Abigail Sherwin each one Just sixth part of said two third parts

Seventhly I give and bequeath to my said children the aforementioned third part given my wife after her decease, in the same proportion as the aforementioned two thirds are divided

Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint Ebenezer Farwell of Vassalboro in said County Esq my sole executor of this my last will & testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight

Eben'r Bacon (seal)

Signed sealed published
and declared to be the last
will & testament of the said
Ebenezer Bacon in presence
of us whose names are
hereunto subscribed

Thomas Rice
Moses Appleton
Wm Heywood

[Unrecorded.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 364, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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