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Remembering
Charles Matteson
Charles Matteson
1891 - 1960

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Transcribed by Marge Matteson

Will of David Matteson
Dated October 13, 1801, Proved August 29,1809

Source: West Greenwich, RI Wills Vol 4 pages 26-27

In the name of God Amen. I David Matteson of West-
Greenwich in the County of Kent and State of Rhode
Island yeoman; being aged and infirm but being of
Rational mind and memory thanks be Given to-
almighty God for the Same do make and ordain
this Instrument in Writing to be my Last Will and
Testament Revoking all others.

Imprimis all my Debts & funeral Charges and the Legacies
herein Given away to be paid as soon as Conveniently
may be by my Executrix hereafter named

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebikah
Matteson for so Long as She Shall Remain my widow
all my Real Estate with the Buildings and the orchards
thereon Standing; to be Enjoyed by her So Long as
She Shall Remain my widow and after her Death
or marriage which shall happen first I give my sd
Real Estate to my beloved Son David Matteson Jnr
to be Enjoyed by him his Heirs and Assigns forever-
and my Son David is to Cut and Cart at his Mothers
Door Sufficient firewood for one fire yearly &
every year So Long as She Shall Remain my widow
I also give and bequeath to my Said wife all my Indoor
movables or household goods to her and So Long as she
Shall Remain my widow; and after her Decease or Marriage
which shall happen first I give the Said household Good to
be Equally Divided between my two Daughters Namely
Mary Green wife of Caleb Green and Sarah Johnson wife
of Elisha Johnson to them & their Heirs & Assigns forever
Item I also give and bequeath to my Said wife Rebekah one cow
two Sheep and one hog and all the money and Securities
for money that may be Left by me at my Decease her
paying any Debts and the Legacies herein Given away
in this my Last Will; to her her Heirs and Assigns forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Joseph Matte
son one Hundred Dollars in Cash and all my wearing apparal
and all the Remainder of my LiveStock that I may Dec
Siezed of that I have not Given away in this my will
to be Enjoyed by him his Heirs and Assigns forever

end page 26

The Reason I give my Son Joseph no more in this my will is
because I have Given him the Greatest part of his portion before

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son David Matteson
Junr all my farming tacklin and tools and my well that
my Son David Shall Improve and all the Real Estate that
I have Given the use of to my wife During her widowhood
on Shares and Deliver his mother one half of the Produce in
each year

Item I give and bequeath unto my two GrandSons Namely
Thomas Matteson and Freborn Johnson one Dollar Each to be
paid them by my Executrix after my Decease

Lastly I constitute and appoint my well beloved wife Rebebkah
Matteson Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament to
See that the Same is fullfilled according to the same -
Intent and maining thereof- to whom I give all the
Residue or Remainder of my Estate if there is any that
I have not before Given away in this my will Ratifying
and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will
and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto
Set my hand - affixed my Seal this thirtieth day of
October AD 1801.
Pronounced and Declared to be my                     his
Last Will & Testament in presence of     }    David X Matteson
                                                                    mark

George Willcox          Whereas Rebekeh Matteson Executrix to the
George Willcox Jr }     within Will appeared before the Court of
Benj:a Tillinghast      Probate of West Greenwich on the 29thday
of August AD 1809 & presented Said Will in order for a Probate
and the witnesses to Said Will appeared in Court at the same
time and on oath Declared that they Saw the Testator to wit the s:d
David Matteson now Deceasd Sign Seal Publish and Declare
the s:d Instrument to be his Last Will and Testament and
that in his presence and in the presence of Each other they
Set their hands thereto as witnessesand that acording to
the best of their Judgement the Testator was at the time of
Executing the Same of a Sound Disposing mind & memory-
for which Reasons Said Will is proved and approved of by
the court afors:d and allowed a Lawful Probate.
                                Witness Benj:a Johnson Prb Clk
Recorded Sep 12th 1809
        By Benj:a Johnson

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