of John Babb 1831
Babb of Epsom in the County of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, do make and
publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
I give and bequeath to my wife Anna Babb one third part of all my real estate
for and during the term of her natural life - Also I give to my said wife all
my household furniture excepting two beds and bedding, one eight day clock, one
writing desk and Scotts Family Bible, during the term aforesaid. I also give to
my wife one cow.
Secondly I give to my son James Babb one dollar to be paid
by my Executor in two years after my decease.
Thirdly, I give to my daughter
Lydia Lang one dollar to be paid by my Executor in two years after my decease.
I give and devise to my son John Babb Junr all the land and buildings where he
now lives meaning all the lands which I purchased of Samuel Langmaid, James H.
McClary and Reuben Sanborn, as will appear by their deeds to me - also ten acres
of land off the northerly side of the lot which I purchased of William Yeaton
Jr., being part of lot No. twenty four in the first range in Epsom - also one
pair of small cart wheels which he has now in his possession and the half of a
pew in Epsom meeting house in the gallery, the same that I bought of Simon Cass.
I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth Babb, one good bed and bedding and
the privilege of a bed room, for a lodging room, meaning the west bedroom in my
house. Also I give to the said Elizabeth my high case of drawers and my linen
wheel and one small chest made by Daniel Philbrick the 5th. I also will to the
said Elizabeth a comfortable support and maintenance out of that part of my estate
which I hereafter devise to my Executor to be furnished her by the said executor,
so long as she shall choose to reside in his family and labour for his benefit
when she is able so to do - and if the said Elizabeth should at any time hereafter
choose to leave the family of my executor and relinquish her claim on him for
support, then he is to pay her fifty dollars, one half to be paid in household
furniture and the other half in neat stock.
All the rest and residue of my
Estate, both real and personal, after the payment of my debts and legacies, I
do give and bequeath to my son Philip Babb, and I do hereby constitute and appoint
the said Philip Babb sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of March A.D. 1831.