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Will of Joseph Gallup- 1760

Taken from "Genealogy of Gallup Family" by John D. Gallup, published 1893. Note: I have not changed or corrected
  any of the spelling.

  "Stonington, Conn., November 30, 1760

  In the Name of God, Amen. this 30th Day of November, Anno Domini, 1760, I, Joseph Gallup, of Stonington, in the
  County of New London, and Colony of Connecticut, in New England, Being Sick and weak of Body but of Perfect Minde
  and Memory, for which I thank God,now calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and Knowing it is appointed for all men
  Once to Die, do therefore Constitute, Ordain & Appoint this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, first of all, I
  Recommend my Sole into the hands of God that Gave it and my Body to the Dust, to be buried in Decent Christian
  Burial, not doubting but that I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection, by the Mighty Power of God,
  and as touching such Worldly Estatesas it hath Pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, after my just debts & funeral
  charges are paid, I Give and Dispose of in the following manner and form, viz.:

  Imprimis- I Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved wife, Eunice Gallup, one Third Part of my Personal Estate after all my
  Debts & Funeral Charges are paid, and also my Negro Woman Cate & Indian Girl named Hannah, to be to her & her
  Heirs & assigns forever, & one Third of my Farm I now Live on, & one Third of my Orchards, on said Farm, also one
  Third of my House & Barn on said Farm, to be For Her use and Improvement During her natural Life, all of which is for
  Power of Dower and Right of Thirds.

  Item- I Give to my Dutiful Son, Joseph Gallup of Groton, my Silver Shooe Buckels, by Best Sute of waring apparel, to Be
  Received by him one month after my Discease, which is his Full Part of my Estate with what he hath already Received.

  Item- I Give to my Dutiful Son, Elisha Gallup of Stonington, the Farm he now Lives on with the Buildings &
  appurtenances Thereunto Belonging, to be to him His Heirs and assigns for Ever; also one Third Part of my Salt mash
  Lying on Sixpenny Island, in Mystick River,; also about Four Acres of Land Lying Eastward of a Brook Caled Back Plain
  Brook, adjoining westerly on said Brook, Northerly & Easterly on Nathaniel Gallup's Land, & Sotherly on Captain
  George Denison's Land; also I Give One Third Part of my waring apparil which is not willed to my Son Joseph.

  Item- I give unto my Dutifull Son, Oliver Gallup of Groton, the Farm he now Lives on with the Buildings and
  appurtenances thereto Belonging, to be to him his Heirs and assigns for Ever, which is all the Land I have in Groton
  Exsept Salt Mash on Sixpenny Island, the part of which I give to him in manner and Form above said; also I give him
  one third part of my wearing apparil after my Son Joseph hath had what is willed to him.

  Item- I give to my Dutiful son, William Gallup, who now Lives with me, all my Farm & Buildings I now Live on Except
  about Four acres of Land lying East of a Brook Called Back Plain Brook, which I have before willed to my Son Elisha,
  my said son William to take Possession of two thirds of said Farm and appurtenances at my Death, and the other Third
  at my wife's Death; also one third part of my Salt mash on Sixpenny Island, all to be to him His Heirs & assigns For Ever;
  also one third of my Waring Apparil besides what I have willed to my son Joseph.

  Item- I give unto my Two Beloved Daughters, via., Martha, wife of Amos Denison of Stonington, & Eunice, the wife of
  John Billings of Preston, to Each Twenty Pounds Lawfull money, to be paid to them by Executors one year after my
  Death, which is the Full of their part with what they have already Received.

  Item- I give unto the Eldest son of Each of my Children which are married one Dollar, to be paid to them by my
  Executors one year after my Death.

  Item- I give unto my Two Dutifull Daughters, Phebe & Lucy Gallup, all the Remainder of my Estate, to be to them and
  their Heirs & assigns For Ever, to be equally divided between them.

  Finally- I do hereby Constitute, Ordain and Appoint my Beloved & Faithful wife, Eunice, & my Dutiful Sons, Joseph and
  Elisha, to be my Executors to this my Last Will & Testament, Rattifying & Confirming this & no other to be such. In
  witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Year & Day above written.

  [Seal] Joseph Gallup

  Signed, sealed, published, Pronounced & Declared by the said Joseph Gallup be his Last Will and Testament in
  Presence of

  John Williams, Jun.
  George Williams
  Pelatiah Fitch"


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Pat Sabin

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