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Will Record of Zebulon Coffin

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In The Name of God Amen This tenth day of October in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety two I Zebulon Coffin of Pownalboro in the County of Lincoln in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mariner, being of sound mind and memory, knowing the frailty of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament ; and first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and as touching such worldly goods and Estate as God has been pleased to favour me with in this life I do hereby dispose of in manner following Viz. First of all I order that all my Just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my Estate by my Executrix hereafter named—Imprimies I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Betsy Coffin of Pownalboro in the County aforesaid, all my goods and Estate of every kind and denomination whatsoever, which I shall dye seized or posssesed of or oweing to me at the time of my death wheresoever the same shall or may be found to her own use and disposal for ever And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Wife the aforesaid Betsy Coffin the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, hereby Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will. In witness whereof I the s'd Zebulon Coffin have hereunto set my name and affix'd my Seal the day and year first mentioned

Zebulon Coffin (seal)

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced
and declared by the Testator to be his
last will and testament in the
presence of us wittnesses

Hannah Atkins
James Atkins
David N. Brown.

Probated 26 May, 1796. [VII, 95.] Jacob Brown and Loyalist Brown, both of Dresden, sureties. Jacob Brown, of Bowdoinham, guardian unto David Newell, minor son, 31 Dec, 1804. [IX, 194.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 280, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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