WILL of Simeon Chapman
July 16, 1812 Proved November 21, 1825
In the name of God, Amen.
I Simeon Chapman of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State
of New Hampshire, husbandman being of a sound mine and disposing
memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament.
First, my will is that my just debts and funeral charges be first
paid out of my estate.
Imprimus... I give to my wife Hannah Chapman one cow and two sheep
forever to be kept by her by my Executor both winter and summer
so long as she may remain my widow; I also give my said wife seventy
five pounds of good beef and seventy five pounds of good pork, ten
bushels of potatoes, one half bushel of beans, two barrels of cider,
ten pounds of flax from the swingle, seven bushels of Indian corn
, two bushels of wheat, one bushel of rye, six bushels of winter
apples yearly and every year so land as she remains my widow, to
be delivered by my Executor. I also give my said wife during the
time she may remain my widow, one room in my house such as she may
choose, a privilege in my cellar, a privilege in my barn for the
keeping of the cow and sheep, and wood found her out at the door
sufficient for one fire and also all the household furniture that
she brought to my house when I married here, I give her forever.
I give my daughter Phebe Lock one dollar in one year after my decease.
I give to the children of my son Joseph Chapman, deceased, one dollar
I give to the children of my son James Chapman, deceased, one dollar
each, the aforesaid legacies given to the children of my sons Joseph
and James, deceased, to be paid when the said children shall arrive
to the age of twenty years and such of them as may be twenty one
years of age at my decease shall receive their legacy in one year
after my decease.
I give to my daughter Sarah Sanders one dollar to be paid to her
in one year after my decease.
I give to my daughter Lydia Sanders one dollar in one year after
I give to my daughter Alice Goss one dollar in one year after my
decease - All the foregoing legacies to be paid by my Executor.
I give to my daughter Mary Chapman twenty dollars to be paid to
he by my Executor in two years after my decease unless the said
Mary should sooner marry and no longer,
I give to my daughter Rebecca Chapman twenty dollars to be paid
by my Executor in two years after my decease unless the said Rebeccah
should sooner marry, and in that case at the at the time of marriage.
I also give the said Rebeccah a privilege in my house to live in
till the time she may marry and no longer.
Lastly, all the rest and residue of my estate, whether real or personal
whatsoever and wheresoever, I give and bequeath to my son David
Chapman, to him his heirs and assigns forever and I hereby appoint,
make and ordain the said David Chapman and Daniel Goss of said Epsom,
yeoman, Executors of this my last will and testament,
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth
day of July 1812. - Simeon Chapman.