WILL Benjamin M. Towle 1857
the name of God, Amen.
I Benjamin M. Towle of Epsom in the County of Merrimack
and State of New Hampshire, do make and publish this my last will and testament
in measure and form following, that is to say:
First, I give and bequeath to
my three oldest daughters Sarah H. Wallace, wife of John Wallace; Nancy W. Shaw,
wife of John Shaw; and Clara M. Ambrose, wife of Alfred Ambrose, one dollar each.
I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Kate E. Towle, the sum of fifty dollars,
to be paid to her at the age of eighteen years.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath
to my youngest son Charles A. Towle, one dollar.
Fourthly I give and devise
to my wife Hannah Towle all my real estate that I may be possessed of at the time
of my decease, for and during the term of her natural life, or as long as she
shall remain my widow.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath and devise to my oldest
son, Benjamin Towle, all my personal estate of every description and wherever
to be found, together with all my real estate from and after the decease or marriage
of my aforesaid wife Hannah Towle, to have and to hold the same to him, his heirs
and assigns forever, and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Benjamin
Towle sole Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former
wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
16th day of February A.D. 1857.
Benjamin M. Towle
Witness: Moses P.Gray,
Albon W. Perkins and Susan M. Perkins.