Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 406
Isaac JOHNSON, Middletown. Invt. £915-09-06. Taken by William WARD, Thomas FOSTER & Joseph ROCKWELL. Will dated 13 Jan 1719-20.
I, Isaac JOHNSON, Sen., of Middletown, doe make this my last will & testament: I give to my wife Mary 1-2 of my household stuff, all my stock & tools, and 15 acres of land which came by her brother Thomas, to be hers forever. I give to my son Isaac JOHNSON, besides what I have already given him, 120 acres of land lying out towards the Great Swamp. I give to my son Nathaniel's heirs 55 acres of land in Haddam bounds, sd. land to be divided between the two sons, Nathaniel to have a double share & Jonathan a single share. And my will is that Nathaniel, my son's eldest son, should have a double portion of the estate I give to that family. Item. To my sons Daniel & Joseph, & Nathaniel's heirs, I give all my lands on the east side of the Great River. I give to my daughter Elizabeth my house, barn, and all my homested, and 1-4 part of my household stuffe. I give to my daughter Mary the west end of my lott towards the Great Swamp, all the remainder which I have not alread disposed of; also 1-4 part of my household stuffe. And I do appoint my three sons, Isaac, Daniel & Joseph, to be executors.
Isaac X JOHNSON, Sen. L.S.
Witness: William RUSSELL, William HARRIS, John HARRIS
Court Record, Page 125 -- 5 Apr 1720: Will proven.