Person:Eleazer Arnold (4)

m. abt 1640
  1. Ichabod Arnold1641 -
  2. Richard Arnold1642 - 1710
  3. Elizabeth Arnold1645 -
  4. John Arnold1648 - 1723
  5. Eleazer Arnold1651 - 1722
m. 1671
  1. Joseph Arnold - 1746
  2. Phebe Arnold1672 - AFT 1741
  3. Mary ArnoldAbt 1674 -
  4. Eleanor ArnoldABT 1676 - AFT 1722
  5. Elizabeth Arnoldabt 1679 - bef 1758
  6. Jeremiah Arnold1680 - 1775
  7. John ArnoldABT 1686 - 1722
  8. Abigail ArnoldABT 1688 - BEF 1775
  9. Deborah ArnoldABT 1690 -
  10. Eleazer Arnold1710 -
Facts and Events
Name Eleazer Arnold
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 JUN 1651 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1671 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesto Eleanor Smith
Will[3] 25 Aug 1722 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Death[2] 29 AUG 1722 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island

Served on the town council 1684-1686, then as deputy 8 times before 1715. His ratable estate in 1687 consisted of 2 oxen, 9 cows, 3 steer, 3 horses, 5 pigs, 23 acres of land. The will names sons Joseph, John, Jeremiah, dau-in-law Sarah Arnold, widow of Eleazer. Daughter Phoebe Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Eleanor Arnold, Mary Thomas, Abigail Mann. (Austin)


Will

From The Early Records of the Town of Providence, at pp. 213-217:

I Eleazer Arnold of Providence in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence Plantations &c: being sick and weake 
of Body: but through the marcy of God of a dissposeing mind and Perfect memory: and Calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and Knowing that it is Appoynted for men once to dye: Doe make and ordaine this my Last Will and Testament. And Principally and first of all I | give and | Recommend My soul in to the hands of Almighty God that Gave it : and my body I Recomend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian manner: and as touching such worldly Esstate as it hath Pleased God to Bless mee with : in this present Life: I Give Devise 
and disspose of in the following manner:

Jm Primis I Give and Devise to my beloved son Joseph Arnold and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever: Six acres of 
Land being Parte of my twenty acre Lott Lyeing on the Plaine neare to Jonathan Spreagues Land: And also one other peice of about three acres Lieing adjoyneing to the Lands I formerly Gave him ; begining at a Rock neare to his fence thence Raingeing by a Line to the poynt of the hill by the way that Comes from his house to mine.

Item: I Give and Devise to my beloved son John Arnold his Heirs and assigns forever all the Lands and meadows Which I bought of Thomas Whipple, to geather with all the Rest of my Land on the northern side of moshasuck River so far West ward as the Create Valley by James Dexters: and also my meadow Called the Lower meadow to geather with the upland adjoyneing to it on the southern side of said River; Reaching to the Land of my brother John Arnold Jtem I Give and Devise to my beloved son Jeremiah Arnold his Heirs and Assigns for Ever: my Dwelling house and all my home stead Lands and meadows Lieing on the northern | side | of the afore said River and Reaching Easterly to the afore said Create Valley: and also the Remaineing parte of the afore said twenty acre Lott on the plaine by Jonathan Spreagues Land

Itm I Give and bequeathe to my daughter in Law Sarah Arnold : the one hälfe of the Cleare profit of the Dwelling house orchard meadows and Lands Which I settled | my | beloved son Eleazer Arnold upon in his Life time, Dureing the term of her widdowhood

Item I Give and Devise to my Grand son Eleazer Arnold and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever twenty acres of Land to be measured off unto him upon the north western parte of the afore Sd Land which his father Jn his Life time dwelt upon

Jtem I Give and devise to my Grand son David Arnold the other half of the profits or use of the afore said house orchard Meadows and Lands : and att the time of his Mothers decease or marraige which may first happen, then all the Remaineing parte of the said Land : Viz, all the Rest of my Land and meadows Lieing Lieing in one Jntire body on the southern side said River and not already dissposed of, togeather with the said Dwelling house, to be and Remaine to my said Grand son David Arnold his Heirs and assigns for Ever

Item I Give and Devise to my said son Jeremiah, and my said Grand son David my share of meadow at observation to be Equally devided betwene them and to be and Remaine to them there Heirs and assigns for Ever Jtem I Give and Devise to my afore said three sons and two Grand sons Apeice of Land Containeing about twelve acres Lyeing betwene the Lands I have Given to my son Joseph, and the Lands belonging to the Olneys: and to be and Remaine to them there Heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item I Give and devise to my said three sons namely Joseph John and Jeremiah all my Right in the Thach beds, and in the undevided lands and all other my Lands undiss- posed of; to be Equally devided betwene them my said three sons, and to be and Remaine to them there Heirs and Assigns for Ever, and also all my moveable Esstate

Item I Give and bequeathe to my beloved daughter Phebe Smith Twenty pounds to be paid in money; Item I Give and bequeathe to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Smith ten pounds to be paid in money Jtem I Give and bequeathe to my beloved Daughter Ellener Arnold Thirty pounds to be paid in money : and what further neede of Releif she may have by Reason of her weakness my will is it shall be supplyed by my executors

Item : I Give and bequeathe to my beloved Daughter Mary Thomas Thirty pounds, to be paid to her in money:

Item I Give and bequeathe to my beloved Daughter Abigail Man ten pounds to be paid to her in Money

Item I Give and bequeathe to my Grand Daughter Deborah Smith forty shillings to be paid to her in money : And I doe by these presents or daine and appoynt my three beloved sons namely Joseph Arnold John Arnold | & | Jeremiah Arnold Joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament: and I doe hereby make null and void all and Every other Will and Wills by mee formerly made : Ratefieing allowing and holding feirm and stable this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament, Jn witness where of I have here unto sett my hand and scale this twenty-fifth day of August Anno Domini: 1722

Memorandum before Unsealeing: I Give and Devise to my three sons Joseph John and Jeremy : my Lott of Land at absolute swamp to be Equally devided betwene them to be to hem there Heirs and assigns forever

His L.S. Eleazer X Arnold marke

Signed sealled publised pronounced and declared by the said Eleazer Arnold to be his Last Will and Testament Jn the presence of us Joseph Jenckes

References
  1. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:64.

    Savage notes that father was driven to Providence after marriage of his daughter in 1654.

  2. Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891).
  3. Austin, John Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. (Orig. 1887; Reprinted 1969 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing).