WILL of Samuel Goss Jr. 1829
the name of God, Amen. I Samuel Goss, Jr of Epsom, County of Merrimack and State
of New Hampshire, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of
sound and perfect memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish
this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
I give and devise to my daughter Sally T. Goss one four year old heifer and six
sheep to he hers when married if she should marry before she is twenty one years
of age, if not, she is to receive them at the age of twenty one.
Also I give
and devise to my son Joseph T. Goss the blacksmith's shop situated on said farm
where I now live and reside together with the tools and one acre of land out of
the corner of the field where the shop now stands, commencing at the south west
corner of said land upon the east side of the road leading by my house, then running
northwardly ten rods on said road, thence eastwardly keeping the width of ten
rods, so far as to contain one acre, likewise one yoke of two year old steers
and one gun to be his at the age of twenty one.
Also I will and ordain that
the executrix of this my last will and testament for and towards the performance
of this my said testament shall, with all convenient speed after my decease, bargain,
sell and alien in fee simple that lot of land called the Bickford land which I
bought of Joseph Towle situated in said Epsom, which reference may be had to said
deed bearing date December fourth A.D. 1827, for the doing, executing and perfect
finishing whereof I do by these presents give to my said executrix full powers
and authority to grant, alien, bargain, sell, convey and assure the said land
called the Bickford land, to any person or persons their heirs forever in fee
simple by all and every such lawful ways and measure in the law as to my said
executrix or her council shall seem necessary. Also I give and devise to my beloved
wife Susan G. Goss all the rest and residue of my estate whether real or personal
whatsoever and wheresoever it may be found, after payment of all my just debts
and legacies to have and to hold the same so long as she shall remain my widow
and when she the said Susan G. Goss, my wife shall cease to be my widow, it is
my will that the property should then go to my son Joseph T. Goss to be his and
his heirs forever, excepting the household furniture which is to be divided between
my two children, Sally T. Goss and Joseph T. Goss, as my said wife shall think
And lastly, I hereby appoint by beloved wife Susan G. Goss as
my sole executrix 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
ninth day of March A.D. 1829.
Samuel Goss Jr.
Witness: James Hersey, Sally
Hersey and Samuel Moses.