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Will of Ebenezer Barnes
I Ebenezer Barnes being weak in body but sound in mind do hereby make my last will and testament- I give and bequeath all the property that I may be possessed of at the time of my death to my dear wife Jessie Barnes for her own use and the use of my dear children leaving the disposal of the same to her good discretion. Should my dear wife die before the final disposal of the estate my executors will pay what may remain to my dear children in equal shares. And I do hereby appoint my brother Charles Barnes and my son Robert William Barnes executors to this my last will and testament- Witness my hand and seal this sixteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred & seventy two. Eben Barnes (LS) Witness to signature Samuel Knight, Henry Barnes.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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