EPSOM PROBATE RECORDS
WILL OF SIMONDS FOWLER - 1866
WILL of Simonds Fowler 1866
September 15, 1866
In the name of God, Amen.
First - I give and bequeath
to my beloved wife Lucinda Fowler all my household furniture all
the provisions I may have at the time of my decease, two good cows,
five sheep and three hundred dollars in money, and in the event
that my death should happen at a season of the year when the above
named stock shall need hay and other fodder before the same shall
again grow, I hereby order and direct my executors hereafter named
to keep the same for my said wife free from any expense to her so
long as they may need the same.
Second - I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Martin, wife of James Martin of M__ in the County of Shelby in the State of Illinois, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid her by my hereinafter named Executors in one year after my decease.
Third - I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Hoyt, wife of Jason R. C. Hoyt of Canterbury in said County of Merrimack, the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid her by my hereafter named Executors in one year after my decease.
Fourth - I give and bequeath to my two daughters Ann Fowler and Abby Fowler, the sum of one hundred dollars each to be paid them respectively by my hereinafter names executors in one year after my decease.
Fifth - I order and direct my executors hereinafter named to have the custody of my son Blanchard Fowler, a minor under fourteen years of age, and to provide him with suitable meals, drinks and clothing in sickness or in health, and a privilege of schooling as is customary for youths of his age and to train him up for usefulness until he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years.
Sixth - After the decease of my beloved wife, I give and devise all my real estate situate in said Epsom and Chichester to my three sons, William Fowler, Benjamin Fowler and Blanchard Fowler in equal parts to be divided equally between them and to be theirs and their heirs forever.
Seventh - All the rest residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed, however situated or wherever found after the payment of my just debts and legacies, I give, bequeath and devise to my two sons, William Fowler and Benjamin Fowler, in equal proportions to be theirs and their heirs forever.
And I do hereby constitute
and appoint my said two sons William Fowler and Benjamin Fowler
my sole Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking
all former wills by me made.
Proved October 23, 1866