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I Abraham Tilton, being of Sound mind & memory, tho weak in body, and Considering the frailty of humane nature and the uncertainty of the time when I shall die, do make Publish & declare this to be my last will & testament.—

Imprimis. I Resign my Soul to him who is the Supreme Governour of the Universe, hopeing for Salvation through the merits of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the dust from whence it came—as to my worldly Estate I dispose of it in the following manner, Vizt—After my Just Debts and funeral Charges are paid I give unto my Daughter Susannah Sevey one Dollar She haveing her Share of my Estate at the time of her Marriage, also I give unto my Son Samuel one Dollar, he also haveing his full Share of my Estate at his Freedom, the remainder of all my Estate both real & personal is to divided in equal Shares among & between the residue of my Children. Vizt. Benjamin, Daniel, Abraham, Charles, Andrew, John, Mary & Sarah, except as is hereafter Excepted—Mary is to have the one half of her own Mothers household furniture, and Sarah is to have the other half of her said Mothers houshold furniture together with all her said Mothers wearing apparrel, also the said Sarah is to have all her Stepmothers houshold furniture, and wearing apparrel—bed & beding inclusively—Lastly I make constitute and appoint my Son Benjamin Tilton Executor to this my last will & testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety six—

The words Dollar &
houshold were
interlined before
Signing & witnessing—

Abraham Tilton (seal)

Signed sealed published & declared
to be the last will and Testament
of the above named Abraham Tilton
in Presence of us—

Tho's Ring
Benja Rackleff
Abner Hood

Probated 6 Jan., 1797. [VII, 105-106.] Moses Davis and Benjamin Rackleff, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Ring and Daniel Webster, both of Edgecomb, and Job Day, of Newcastle, $801.49. [VII, 108.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 287, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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