WILL OF JOHN DOLBEER - 1819 & Inventory

WILL of John Dolbeer 1819

In the name of God, Amen
I John Dolbeer of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire Gentleman, being weak in body but of a sound disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following after recommending my body to the dust and my spirit to the tender mercy of God who gave it - I will that all my just debts be paid by my Executor hereinafter named -

Item - I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sally Dolbeer all my estate both real and personal, to have and enjoy the same so long as she shall remain my Widow; should she, my beloved wife Sally Dolbeer, marry, my will is that she receive have and enjoy only her right of dower in my Estate both real and personal and that immediately on her marriage the two thirds or residue shall revert to my children in such proportions as I shall here after direct.

Item - I give devise and bequeath to my children, Nicholas Dolbeer, Joseph S. Dolbeer, John Dolbeer, William Dolbeer, Jonathan Dolbeer, Elvira L.M. Dolbeer and Benjamin A. Dolbeer, all my Estate both real and personal at the decease of my wife and two thirds of the same on her marriage to them, their heirs and assigns forever in the following proportions - My will is that if one or more of my sons shall live at home and carry on the farm until he or they are twenty one years of age, he or they, their heirs and assigns shall have the same (together with the personal property) as before directed on paying out to those of my sons who shall go from home at sixteen years of age to work for themselves or learn a trade, thirty dollars each when they are twenty one years of age and also to my daughter Elvira L.M. Dolbeer forty dollars when she is married or when she is twenty one years of age (my will also is that she my daughter, shall have the privilege of living in the house so long as she shall remain unmarried) - and also my niece Sally Sherburne, twelve dollars when she is eighteen years of age.

Item - I give devise and bequeath to my wife all my household furniture (excepting my clock which I will should remain in my house) to be at her disposal forever.

Lastly, I constitute and appoint my Wife Sally Dolbeer sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and this only as and for my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all others.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

John Dolbeer

Signed sealed and declared by the above named John Dolbeer as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who have hereunto set out names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and in presence of each other.

Samuel Morrill, Jeremiah Haynes, Nicholas Dolbeer

We the subscribers have been appointed by the Hon. Daniel Gookin Esq Judge of the Probate of Wills for the County of Rockingham a committee to take in inventory of the Estate of John Dolbeer late of Epsom, deceased, have attended to the duties of our appointment and exhibit the following:

Real Estate consisting of about 70 acres of land with the buildings situated thereon 1600.00

One Yoke of oxen 60.00
One horse 30.00
One fat cow 20.00
One brown cow 17.00
One yearling heifer 11.00
3 calves 12.00
Fourteen sheep 12.12
2 swine 28.00
Two goats 8.00
1 pair 2 year old steers 38.00
Cart and wheels and hay cart 10.00
1 crow bar 2.50
Ox cherries 4.24
Trace ___ & whipple tree 1.00
? item .50
Ox yoke rings and staples 2.83
Carpenters tools .50
2 shovels @ .50
Pitch fork 1.00
Three axes 1.50
Sleigh and harness 2.00
Three scythes and __ 2.25
One plow 3.00
One small plow .75
One harrow 3.50

TOTAL 302.19