WILL of Elizabeth (Gordon) Burnham
In the name of God, Amen
I Elizabeth Goss of Epsom in the County
of Merrimack State of N.H. being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory
do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament revoking all other
wills by me made.
First, I give and bequeath my seven sons, Noah D, John D,
Ezekiel H., H Floyd W., William H. Y., Alphonso Jr. and Josiah C. Burnham, each
Secondly to the heirs of my three sons Benjamin Jr., Samuel S.,
and Jeremiah G. Burnham, deceased, I give and bequeath the sum of ten cents.
To my granddaughters Sarah Burnham, daughter of Jeremiah G. Burnham I give my
Fourthly To my grandson John C. Burnham I give and bequeath
all the rest residue and remainder of my property both real and personal estate
and goods chattels of every kind whatever that I may be in possession of or entitled
to receive, at my decease, hereby constituting him the said John C. Burnham my
sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of July in the year one thousand eight
hundred and fifty four.
Elizabeth Goss (her mark)
Witness: J.A. Potter,
William Fowler and Nancy Green