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Remembering
Ernest Matteson
Ernest Matteson
1929 - 1974

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Transcribed by Marge Matteson
Document provided by Ed Mattison

Will of Jeremiah Matteson
Dated April 8,1807

Received for record March 7, 1810 Shaftsbury, VT

In the Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Mattison of Shaftsbury in the County
of Bennington State of Vermont altho labouring at present of some indisposition
Body yet being of sound disposing mind and memory and understanding
through the mercy of God do make and ordain this my last will and testa
ment in the manner and form following that is to say imprimis I will
that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged by my
Executrix herein after named. Item I give and demise to my beloved wife
Ruth all the Use and profits of one third part of the sixty acre lot which
which my dwelling hous barn and Orchard and other buildings
standing thereon and one third part the use of one third part of all the
buildings and all my indore hous hold furniture during her natural life
and one cow and grain and meat sufficient for her support for one year
Item I give to my Son Caleb Matteson one dollar Item I give to my son
Deuty Mattison one dollar Item I give to my son Solomon one half of
my part of that lot that I and Solomon Mattison and my son Jeremiah
Matteson Junr. bought of Jeremiah Andrus lying west of Thomas Warren (?)
in Shaftsbury I likewise give my son Solomon one half quarter of my
Saw mill and one third part of my lot called the Mountain lot which I bought
of Beriah Matteson and Ezekiel Danniels lying in Shaftsbury Item
I give to my son Reuben Matteson during his natural life and then
to his heirs the lot that he lives on lying west of Solomon Mattesons Land
running one rod and one half across the east end of said lot which I leased
for an open road from my house to the Saw mill and reserving a drift
way through said lot from the sawmill westerly to the school house
to the highway and one third part of a sixty acre lot Called my moun
tain lot which I bought of Beriah Matteson and Ezekiel Danniels
and one half of my Grist mill and one quarter of my sawmill all
the above said property demised to my Son Reuben during his natural
life and then to decend to his heirs item I give to my son Jesse Matteson one
dollar and likewise discharge him from one certain Note which I hold
against him for the Sum of Twentyfour dollars dated June 6th day
1804 which note I will my Executrix to deliver to my son Jesse Matteson
at my decease Item I give to my son Jeremiah Matteson the lot
which I now live on supposed to sixty acres with all the buildings
with the encumbrances of the widows dower which I have

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herebefore willed to her and one quarter and half quarter of
the Saw mill which hath been heretofore been called his and one
half of that part of the lot that belongs to me that I and my two
sons Solomon and Jeremiah bought of Jeremiah Andrews so
that the whole lot is to be Equally divided between my sons Solomon and
Jeremiah and one third part of my Lot Called the Mountain lot which
I bought of Beriah Matteson and Ezekiel Danniels and all my
farming Tools which I own at my decease Item I give to my grand
son Jeremiah Matteson one middling sired three year old hors
when he arrives at the age of twenty one years of age to be paid
by my Executrix all my stock and clothing and other property
not particularily mentioned to be equally divided among my heirs
I do make my two sons and constitute them Solomon and Jeremiah
Matteson Executrix of this my last will and testament In
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eighth day
of April in the year of Our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and
Seven Signed Sealed and published and pronounced by the said Jeremiah
Matteson as his last will and testament who in his presence and in
the presence of Each other have hereunto subscribed our names

Peleg Matteson                                        Jeremiah Matteson {L.S.}
Francis Matteson
David Matteson

Received for record the 7th day of March 1810
and Recorded by me          Jacob Galusha Town Clerk

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