Gilbert, Danl.

from ALOB, Vol. VII #2, p. 86-13:
“p. 26.  24 April 1833..  I Danl. Gilbert, being in low state of health, but in rite[sic] mind.  I give my beloved wife Rebecca Gilbert the household goods as long as she lives.  Further I do give her full privilege of living in the house & on the land for her lifetime, also one mare, one cow & calf & her support from the estate during her natural life.  The balance of the stock, waggon[sic], gears & farming tools to be sold.
At my wife death what remains to be sold & equally divided among all my children, to wit; George Gilbert, Benjamin Gilbert, James Gilbert and Nancy Littlefield, Jemenia Sexton, Mary Taylor, Joseph Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Reuben Gilbert, Milly Bishop & Rebecca Evans.  I appoint my son Benjamin Gilbert & C.M. Bailey my executors.  I desire that my executors to pay my just debts and I desire that my son Benjamin to see that his mother have a reasonable support..
N.B. I do give my wife one bed to as her own. 
Wit; Wm. Spann & Hannah
Signed Danl. X Gilbert.. 
Proved on oath of William Spann &
recorded..  Benjamin Gilbert came into open Court & was duly sworn…”

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