WILL of Samuel W. Bickford 1859
the name of God, Amen
I Samuel W. Bickford of Epsom, County of Merrimack State
of New Hampshire, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of
sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make
and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that
is to say:
1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lucy L. Bickford all
my property and estate both real and personal whatsovever and wheresoever situated
to have and to hold during her lifetime.
At the decease of my wife, I give
and devise my property to wit:
1st I give and bequeath unto my eldest son George
Bickford the sum of five dollars
2nd I give and bequeath unto my two elder
daughters, Caroline M. Sanders wife of Jonathan C. Sanders, and Charlotte M. Downing
wife of Jonathan H. Downing, the sum of two dollars apiece.
3rd I give and
bequeath unto my third daughter Lucy C. Bickford the sum of five dollars; 4th
I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter Eliza D. Bickford the sum of one
hundred dollars and a home.
5th I give and bequeath to my second son Charles
Bickford the sum of five dollars.
6th 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 unto my youngest son Horace Bickford his executors administrators
and assigns, to have and to hold to him and his own use and benefit forever.
And I do hereby appoint and constitute my son Horace Bickford sole executor of
this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this thirty first day of January A.D. eighteen hundred and fifty
Witness; L.W. Peabody, Ann Sanborn and Charlotte