Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 164-165


          HARRIS, Daniel, Middletown. Invt. 1008-04-00. Taken 20 November 1735, by Abijah MOORE, Jonathan ALLIN and William ROCKWELL.

          Will dated 22 March 1734/5: I, Daniel HARRIS, being advanced in age to fourscore years, do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: I give to my wife Elizabeth my silver spoon, Bible, bellows, and whatsoever goods or household stuff she brought to my house when I marryed her, my best bed with furniture and 20. I give to the First Church of Christ in Middletown my silver cup (inventoried at 18). I have already given to my two sons, Daniel and Joseph, their full portions by deeds of gift. I give to the children of my daughter Abigail CORNELL deceased, viz., to Abigail MILLER, the wife of Amos MILLER, my brass kettle; to Elizabeth CORNELL, my silver salt celler; to Joseph, Daniel and Nathniel, to each, two acres of my boggy meadow. I give to my son-in-law Ezekiel GILBERT two acres of my boggy meadow. And to my grandson Jonathan GILBERT, I give four acres of the western part of my home lot. I give to my son Daniel HARRIS my cloak, and to my grandson Daniel HARRIS I give the remainder of my home lot and the building thereto belonging. I give to my sons-in-law, Joseph CORNELL and William WARD, all my rights of land on the east side of the Great River, divided and undivided, especially my Wongunk swamp. I give to my grandsons, the sons of my daughter Mary WARD and Patience GILBERT, all my household stuff and stock that shall remain after my wife's decease or marriage. I give to my grandsons, Jonathan Gilbert, Daniel HARRIS and Moses HARRIS, all my right in the commons or undivided land, to be equally divided. I give my gun to my grandson Joseph HARRIS. I give my gold ring to my granddaughter Abigail HARRIS, the daughter of my son Joseph HARRIS deceased.           I ordain my wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix.

Witness: Nathaniel Starr                                         Daniel HARRIS, L.S.
James WARD, William ROCKWELL

          Court Record, Page 336 -- 13 November 1735: Will proven.


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