--- Fifth Generation
Families of the Children of Gideon4 Washburn and Mary Perkins
The list of children of Gideon and Mary Washburn may still be incomplete, since there were no daughters listed in Nahum Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater, and Gideon left us no will to identify any daughters. Son Abraham lived in Pelham in Hampshire County, sons Isaac and Jacob lived in Bridgewater, but Jacob later moved to Leicester in Worcester County, son Luke moved down to Tolland, CT, and probable son James moved to Brookfield in Worcester County, and then up to Woodstock, VT.
John2 Washburn (5th)
Gideon5 Washburn (Jr.)
Sgt. James5 Washburn
John2 Howard (Jr.)
(685.) Abraham5 Washburn, eldest
son of (175) Gideon4
Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in
Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1725, married Mary4 Weston, of
was probably the “Abram” Washburn living in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in the
1800 federal census, and he died testate on 29 June 1803 in
Abraham Washburn and Mary Weston had children, order uncertain:
+ 1938 i Eliab6 Washburn, born ca. 1754, called “eldest son” in his father’s 1803 will, married Molly5 Lazell, daughter of John4 and Mary (Byram) Lazell, of Bridgewater, on 20 Feb. 1777 in East Bridgewater. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1939 ii James6 Washburn, born say ca. 1758, married Sarah (___) by ca. 1783, and moved from Paxton to Pelham, MA, in 1792. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1940 iii Mary6 “Molly” or “Polly” Washburn, born, say ca. 1768, married Jeremiah Whittemore (3rd), son of Jeremiah and Mary (Carter) Whittemore (Jr.), of Spencer, Worcester Co., MA, on 21 Feb. 1792 in Spencer. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1941 iii Luke Washburn, born say ca. 1772, marriage not found. He evidently died, however, before the 1803 will of his father, presumably unmarried.
+ 1942 iv Sarah6 “Sally” Washburn, born in 1776, married Ebenezer Gates, son of Cyrus and Ruth (Bruce) Gates, on 28 Dec. 1797 in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1943 v (Possibly others)
(686.) Isaac5 Washburn,
probably second son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in
Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1727, married Deborah5 Conant, daughter of Lot4
and Deborah (Goodspeed) Conant, of Bridgewater,
on 11 Sept. 1753 in Bridgewater. She was born on 8 Sept. 1728 in
was possibly the Isaac “Washbon,” of Plympton, who married 2.) Chloe Coombs,
daughter of Ithamar and Hannah (Andrews) Combs, of Rochester, MA, in 1769. She was born on 20 June 1734 in
death or probate records were found for Isaac Washburn in
Isaac Washburn had children, all presumably by Deborah Conant:
+ 1944 i Elijah6 Washburn, born on 1 Dec. 1753 in Bridgewater, moved to Hardwick, MA, and married Mary Winchester, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Pratt) Winchester, on 1 Jan. 1778 in Hardwick. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1945 ii Nathaniel Washburn, born on 3 Nov. 1757 in
1946 iii Edmund Washburn, born on 19 Apr. 1759 in
1947 iv (Supposedly) Isaac Washburn (Jr.), marriage not found.
1948 v (Probably others)
(687.) Jacob5 Washburn,
probably third son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in
Jacob and Mercy Washburn moved to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, by 1779. They were living in Leicester, MA in the 1790, and 1800 federal censuses. Mercy (Pool) Washburn died on 22 Sept. 1804 in Paxton, aged 70 years, and he was living alone, probably next door to his son Francis Washburn, in Leicester in the 1810 federal census. He died on 20 June 1818 in Leicester, MA, aged 85 years, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Worcester Co., MA.
Jacob Washburn had children by Mercy Pool:
+ 1950 ii Bethiah6 Washburn, born on 24 May 1765 in Bridgewater, married William Thomson, of Paxton, MA, probably son of James and Mary (Black) Thomson, of Leicester, MA, in 1782. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1951 iii Jacob6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 3 Aug. 1767 in
1952 iv Caleb Washburn, born on 10 Apr. 1770 in
+ 1953 v Francis6 Washburn, born on 7 Jan. 1772 in
1954 vi (Unnamed child), died on 3 May 1777 in
1955 vii (Unnamed child), died on 19 May 1777 in
(688.) Luke5 Washburn,
probably fourth son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in
Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1736, was probably the Luke Washburn who married (1401)
Packard, daughter of Samuel3 and (452)
Anne4 (Leach) Packard,
on 30 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater. She was born ca. 1741 in
Luke and Desire Washburn moved to
Luke Washburn and Desire Packard had children:
+ 1957 i Chloe6 Washburn, born on 25 June 1765 in Woodstock, Windham Co., CT, supposedly married Daniel Bristol, son of John and Sarah (Nearing) Bristol, in ca. 1778 in CT, and they moved to New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1958 ii Molly Washburn, born on 11 July 1767 in Killingly, Windham Co., CT, marriage not found.
1959 iii Nancy Washburn, born on 27 Aug. 1770 in
+ 1960 iv Luke6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 19 Jan. 1773 in Tolland, CT, married Mabel Shepard, daughter of Amos and Mehitabel (Wood) Shepard, on 6 July 1794 in West Hartford, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1961 v Daniel6 Washburn, born on 3 Feb. 1775 in Tolland, CT, married Lucy Wood, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Whitecomb) Wood, on 23 June 1795 in Tolland, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
(689.) Gideon5 Washburn (Jr.), probably
fifth son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in
Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1740, married Ruth Whitman, daughter of Zachariah
and Elinor (Bennett) Whitman, of South Bridgewater,
on 24 Sept. 1765 in Bridgewater. She was born on 14 Apr. 1746 in
27 Dec. 1769 Gideon Washburn, Jr., of
Washburn (Jr.) was killed at sea by a cannon ball in 1777, intestate. His widow, Ruth Washburn, was granted
administration of his estate on 6 Oct. 1777, with David Kingman, of
Ruth (Whitman) Washburn remarried
to Deacon Josiah Ripley, of Plympton, son of Deacon Timothy and Eunice (Coomer)
Ripley, as his second wife, on 14 June 1781 in Plympton. He was born on 10 Nov. 1744 in Plympton, and had married first to Sarah6
Cushman, daughter of Thomas5 and Mehitabel4 (Faunce)
Cushman, on 30 Oct. 1771 in
Ruth (Whitman) (Washburn) Ripley “hanged herself with a Skain of yarn in the Kitchen of their Own Home in a fit of Insanity” on 11 Mar. 1806 in Plympton, aged 59 years, 10 months, 26 days, and Deacon Josiah Ripley died testate on 6 Jan. 1823 in Plympton, aged 78 years, 1 month, 15 days, his will dated 10 Nov. 1806, and probated on 17 Feb. 1823, mentioned his son Isaiah Ripley, his brother William Ripley and father Timothy Ripley, his daughter Sarah Ripley and her mother Ruth Ripley, deceased, and he named his son Isaiah Ripley as executor of his estate. (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.)
Gideon Washburn (Jr.) and Ruth Whitman had children, order uncertain:
+ 1963 ii Libeus6 Washburn, a son, born ca. 1768,
+ 1964 iii Capt. Asa6 Washburn, born, say 1770, probably in
1965 iv (Unnamed child), born ca. early 1773, was 4½ years old when Gideon died in 1777, died in ca. 1780, at age 7, as per Ruth Ripley's accounting of the estate of her former husband, Gideon Washburn, deceased.
Ruth (Whitman) Washburn had one more daughter by Deacon Josiah Ripley:
1966 v Sarah “Sally” Ripley, born on 30 Nov. 1785 in
mentioned in the 1806 will of her father, probably married Ebenezer Cox Jr.,
son of Ebenezer and Zillah (Darling) Cox, of Middleborough,
in ca. 1806.
He was born on 19 May 1782 in
(690.) Sgt. James5 Washburn, probably youngest son of (175) Gideon4
Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in
James Washburn served as a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. John Packard’s Company, Col. David Brewer’s 9th Regiment of Massachusetts Militia from Apr. to Dec. 1775, and as a Private in Capt. Asa Danforth’s Company under General Horatio Gates, fought in the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
Washburn sold some of his property in
Sgt. James Washburn had 8 children by Ruth Rice, and 3 more children by Maria (Fuller?):
+ 1967 i Willard6 Washburn, born on 3 Apr. 1770 in Brookfield, MA, married Susanna (___) in ca. 1794, and they lived in Woodstock and Hartland, Windsor Co., VT. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1969 iii Huldah Washburn, born on 4 Apr. 1774 in
+ 1970 iv James6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 24 June 1776 in Brookfield, MA, married Nancy Backus in ca. 1809, and they lived in Vermont. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1971 v Reuben6 Washburn, born on 5 June 1778 in
+ 1972 vi Levi6 Washburn, born on 17 Nov. 1780 in
1974 viii Benjamin Washburn, born on 2 June 1785 in
1975 ix Samuel6
Washburn, born on 2 Oct. 1786 in
1976 x Ruth Washburn, born on 8 June 1789 in
1977 xi Sabra6 Washburn, born on 2 Apr. 1792 in Woodstock, VT, married Benjamin C. Howe on 30 Sept. 1813 in Bridgewater, VT. They were living in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1820 federal census.
1978 xii Polly Washburn, born on 21 Mar. 1795 in
© 2012 John A. Maltby,
suggested by Steven Smith in his Washburn GenForum query of 27 Jan. 2001.
Jonathan and Mercy Weston moved from West Bridgewater to Plympton, MA, where
they supposedly died, but left no probate records, nor even Plympton death
records. Thomas Weston Jr., Esq., in his “The
Descendants of Edmund Weston of
 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 119.
 Per Mitchell,
Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County,
Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983,
[hereinafter Mitchell, History
of Bridgewater], p. 333, and Weston,
Thomas Jr., Esq., “The Descendants of
Edmund Weston of
 Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 213.
of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790:
 1800 Federal Census, Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 217, the Abram Washburn household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.
 Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 227-228; Lazell, Theodore Studley, “John Lazell of Hingham, Mass., and Some of His Desdendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 592.
Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England
Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter
Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 385; Vital
Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England
Historic Genealogical Society,
 Vital Records of Spencer, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1909, [hereinafter Spencer VRs], p. 212. He was called “Jeremiah Livermore Jr.” in the marriage record.
mother’s maiden name from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 11 Feb.
2005 by Arthur W. Day, and the Ebenezer Gates Family Group Sheet of Janet Muff,
taken presumably from Gates, Charles Otis, Stephen Gates of Hingham and
Lancaster, Massachusetts and His Descendants,
 From the ages of the members of Abraham’s family in the 1790 census, it appears he probably had at least 1 more daughter and 2 more sons, but these may have also been relatives or farm hands. Only 4 children are mentioned in Abraham’s 1803 will.
Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic
of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790:
Lucius R., History of
 Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter Hardwick VRs], p. 260. The marriage record calls her “Sarah” Winchester, but the marriage intentions call her “Mary” Winchester, Paige’s History of Hardwick, p. 540, calls her “Mary,” and the birth records of her children give their mother’s name as “Mary.” Mary Winchester had a cousin named Sarah Winchester who was her same age, the daughter of Joshua and Mary Winchester.
of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790:
 Membrino, Marcia L., and Paul A. Russell, Paxton, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1748-1850, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1996, [hereinafter Paxton VRs], p. 39; Leicester VRs, p. 226, marriage intentions recorded 24 June 1796 in Leicester.
 Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 26, marriage of Samuel Packard Junr and Anne Leach, both of Bridgewater, on 3 July 1722 by Jacob Tomson, Justice of the Peace in Middleborough.
 Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 549, for Nathaniel Packard’s wife. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253, says Nathaniel probably married a daughter of John Kingman; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, Picton Press, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 244, gives her name as Lydia Smith?/Kingman?, apparently unsure which is correct.
Jan, The Barbour Collection of
 Barbour, Lucius Barnes, and Newton Case Brainard, Vital Records of Woodstock, 1686-1854, Hartford, 1914, [hereinafter Woodstock VRs], p. 131; Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 338, taken from Vol. 2, p. 105, indexed as “T. Chloe.”
 Tilton, Barbour Index of Tolland VRs, p. 543, marriage of Joseph Wood, of Somers, and Mary Whitecomb, of Ellington, on 2 Nov. 1763 in Tolland, taken from Vol. 2, p. 183, of the Tolland Town Records.
 Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 39, birth of Elinor Bennett, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Bennett, on 16 Oct. 1711 in Middleborough; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 49, marriage of Samuel Bennet of Middleborough and Ruth Perry of Middleborough on 6 Jan. 1708/9 in Bridgewater.
Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic
Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 205, marriage intentions between Thomas
Cushman and Mahitable Faunce recorded on 18 Feb. 1737/8 in
 Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 178, Plymton Town, Plymouth County, the Josiah Ripley household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.
Fessenden, G. M., “A Genealogy of the Bradford Family,” Genealogies
of Mayflower Families From The
 Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 78; Plympton VRs, p. 419, marriage intentions recorded 17 May 1801 in Plympton.
Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic
Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, 3 volumes, [hereinafter Dartmouth VRs], Vol. 2, p. 525, marriage intentions recorded
20 Apr. 1811 in
 No marriage record has been found for James Washburn and Mariah, his second wife, but she was apparently related to Ichabod Churchill in Woodstock, VT, who was the son of Meriah Rider by her first husband, Joseph Churchill, of Plymouth, MA, and she did have a son named Mariah by her second husband, Archippus Fuller, who was born about the right time to have been the second wife of James Washburn.
 Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, [actually taken in 1791], Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 68, Woodstock Town, Windsor Co., VT, the James Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females, although this family grouping does not match the family of James Washburn very well.
 Hartford District, Windsor County, VT, Probate Records, Vol. 2, p. 42-43, from FHL microfilm #0029160. Ichabod Churchill may have been related to Maria. He was born on 9 Aug. 1746 in Plymouth, MA, to Joseph and Meriah (Rider) Churchill, and married Sarah Tinkham, of Halifax, MA, on 7 Nov. 1771, before moving up to Woodstock, VT, but Joseph and Meriah Churchill did not have a daughter named Maria or Meriah Churchill.
 Hartford District, Windsor County, VT, Probate Records, Vol. 2, pp. 87, 90-91, 131-132, and 285, from FHL microfilm #0029160. Among the creditors were mentioned Ichabod Churchill, Joseph Churchill, Jabez King, Joseph Wood, Isaiah Washburn, Willard Washburn, and Seth Washburn Jr., in addition to many others. The creditors ended up with 59 cents on the dollar.
Hartford District, Windsor County, VT, Probate Records, Vol. 8, p. 63-66, from
FHL microfilm #0029163. No widow or heirs were mentioned in the settlement of
his estate. Job Lyman was living next door to Norman Williams in
 Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, online database at www.FamilySearch.org, from FHL microfilm #27589.
 1820 Federal Census, Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT, p. 210, the Benjn. C. Howe household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years, including 1 person engaged in manufacturing.
[A] The Will of Abraham Washburn of Pelham, Hampshire County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1803): *
the Name of God amen. I Abraham Washburn of Pelham in the
I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Mary Washburn all my real and personal Estate during her natural life, to be by her used, improved and disposed of by her, if she stands in need thereof in case of want or Sickness—
I do also will and bequeath unto my eldest Son Eliab Washburn all my wearing Apparel, my two Cows, and two heifers & all the Debts due, and my ten sheep if my beloved Wife does not dispose of them in her life time by reason of Want or Sickness.—
I do also will and bequeath unto my Son James Washburn, the sum of ten shillings to be paid to him by my Executor or Executrix which I shall hereafter mention— I do also will and bequeath unto my eldest Daughter Molly Whittemore, and my daughter Sarah Gates all my indoor moveables, to be equally divided between the two daughters after the decease of my Wife, if she does not dispose of them in her lifetime by reason of Want or Sickness— I do also appoint Abia Southworth & my Wife Mary Washburn my Executor and Executrix ot this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made— In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this twentyfifth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and three—
Signed, sealed, published and Abraham Washburn (seal)
delivered by the above named Abra-
ham Washburn to be his last Will &
testament in the presence of us who
have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses in presence of the testator:
the Hon. Samuel Hinshaw Esqr. Judge of the Probate of Wills and for
granting letters of Administration on the Estates of Persons deceased having
Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits in the
To all unto Whom these presents shall come-Greeting
ye, that upon the Day of the Date hereof at
I do therefore, by virtue of the Power and Authority to me given in and by the Laws of the Commonwealth aforesaid, approve and allow of the said Instrument as the last Will and testament of the said Deceased—and do commit the Administration thereof in all matters concerning the same and of the Estate of the said Abraham Washburn whereof he died seized and possessed in the said County unto Abia Southworth one of the Executors in the said Will named, will & faithfully to execute the same and to administer the Estate of the said Deceased according thereunto; who accepts the said trust and gives bond as the law directs for the due performance thereof, allowing leave for the Executrix also to come and take upon herself the trust reposed in her—
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal of Office the 26th day of July Anno Domini One thousand Eight Hundred and three—
Recorded from the Original on file Att. F. Henckley Regd.
Inventory of the Estate of Abraham Washburn, late of Pelham in the
* Transcribed by Janet Muff from Hampshire Co. Probate Vol. 22, p. 294-296, from FHL microfilm #0879194, and checked against a photocopy by John A. Maltby, the inventory and accounting abstracted by John A. Maltby from Hampshire County Probate Vol. 23, p. 41-42, from FHL microfilm #0879195.
[B] The Will of Josiah Ripley of Plympton, Plymouth County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1806) *
In the name of God Amen. I Josiah Ripley of Plympton in the County of Plymouth and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman enjoying a comfortable degree of bodily health, and of perfect & disposing mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefor, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make & ordain this my last will and Testament, and desire it may be received by all men as such (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God.
And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprimis I give to my son Isaiah Ripley, and to his heirs & assigns forever all my homestead farm including my dwelling house, barn, and all other buildings standing thereon, together with all my woodland, swamp and fresh meadow, except a certain piece of fresh meadow lying and being on the northerly side of Winnetuxet river, and is that meadow that I bought of my brother William Ripley which was formerly my honoured Father’s Timothy Ripley late of Plympton decd containing by estimation about one acre be the same more or less. I also give to my son Isaiah all my neat stock including my sheep and swine, together with all my farming tools and utensils, together with all my household goods and furniture, except all such household goods & furniture as are now to be found which came into my possession by my second wife Ruth Ripley late of Plympton deceased and which was her property before her intermarriage with me.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Ripley and to her heirs and assigns forever the above mentioned piece of fresh meadow which I bought of my brother William Ripley lying and being on the northerly side of Winnetuxet river containing by estimation about one acre be the same more or less together with all the household goods and furniture excepted in the above clause of this my last will & Testament which came into my possession by her honoured Mother Mrs Ruth Ripley, late of Plympton deceased, which shall be found after my decease. I also order my son Isaiah Ripley to pay to my Daughter Sarah Ripley, twenty five dollars in one year after my decease if she be then living and if she be not living, and there should be a child or children of her body, then living to pay to that or them that sum after the same manner as above directed if she should be then living, but if she nor no child of her body be then living no such legacy shall be paid, and the above mentioned piece of meadow shall belong to my son Isaiah and to his heirs and assigns forever. And if any debt or demand should be made against my Estate after my decease by my Daughter Sarah or any other person for or under her or in her behalf for wages or any other way whatever, she shall not be entitled to hold the above piece of Meadow, nor receive the above legacy of twenty five dollars, but both shall belong to my son Isaiah. And I do positively order my son Isaiah Ripley to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, and to receive all debts due to my Estate of every name & nature for his own use and benefit.
Lastly I do constitute make and ordain my son Isaiah Ripley, my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all & every other former Will, Testament, Legacies, Bequests, and Executors by me in any wise before named, willed & Bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six 1806
Signed, Sealed published pronounced
and declared by the said Josiah Rip-
ley as his last will & Testament
in the presence of us the subscribers
Elijah Bisbee Josiah Ripley (seal)
Presented for probate on 17 Feb. 1823 by Isaiah Ripley 2d, the Executor therein named, and proved by Elijah Bisbee Esqr, John Bisbee, and William Bisbee, the witnesses.
Elijah Bisbee Esqr., Jonathan Blanchard, yeoman, and William Bisbee, yeoman, all of Plympton, were appointed to appraise the estate of Josiah Ripley, late of Plympton, yeoman, on 20 Jan. 1823. The Inventory was dated 17 Feb. 1823, his real estate totaled $1129.00, including his homestead farm valued at $819, and the one acre of fresh meadow given to his daughter valued at $25, and his personal estate totaled $97.25. Isaiah Ripley 2d, the Executor of the will of Josiah Ripley, deceased, gave his oath to the inventory on 17 Feb. 1823.
* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 56, p. 394-396, from FHL microfilm #0550909.