Person:William Wardwell (14)

William Wardwell
m. 14 SEP 1779
  1. William Wardwell1780 - 1830
  2. Eliakim Wardwell1782 - 1840
  3. Ruth Wardwell1785 - 1840
  4. Ebenezer Wardwell1787 - 1876
  5. Anna Wardwell1790 - 1876
  6. Elizabeth Wardwell1792 - 1826
  7. Joseph Wardwell1794 - 1819
  8. Robert Wardwell1796 - 1877
  9. Lewis Burton Wardwell1799 - 1845
  10. Seneca Wardwell1802 - AFT 1880
  11. Vespasian Wardwell1804 - 1876
  12. Mercy Wardwell1806 - 1838
m. JUN 1798
  1. Frederic Wardwell1798 - 1869
  2. George W. Wardwellabt 1800 -
  3. John WardwellABT 1802 -
  4. Sarah Ann Wardwell1804 - 1843
  5. Paulina Wardwell1806 - 1890
  6. Asenath WardwellABT 1810 -
  7. Ebenezer WardwellABT 1810 - 1882
  8. Hannah Wardwell1812 - 1886
  9. Lewis Burton WardwellABT 1813 - 1875
  10. Elizabeth N. Wardwell1815 - 1867
Facts and Events
Name William Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 AUG 1780 Penobscot, Hancock, ME
Other 28 APR 1798 Penobscot, Hancock, MEMarriage Intention
with Deborah Littlefield
Marriage JUN 1798 Penobscot, Hancock, MEto Deborah Littlefield
Will? 21 AUG 1830
Death[2] 26 AUG 1830 Penobscot, Hancock, ME

Will: "In the name of God Amen - I William Wardwell being sick in body, but of sound mind, memory & understanding & considering the certainly of death & the uncertainly of the time thereof & to the end I may be the better prepared to leave the world whenever it may please GOD to call me hence do therefore make & declare this may last will & Testament in manner following (that is to say)

First-That all monies due me from my fathers estate be applied to the payment of my debts, should there be more than sufficient for that purpose the remainder to be given to my beloved wife, Deborah, should there not be a sum sufficient due from my father's estate to pay my debts, I direct the remainder to be paid out of my personal Estate should there be enough for that purpose. I also give bequeath to my beloved wife Deborah all my house hold goods & clothing also one third part of all my real estate, the remainder of all my Estate of every description. I direct shall be equally divided between my children viz. Frederic Wardwell, George W. Wardwell, John Wardwell, Sarah Hutchings wife of Alfred Hutchings, Paulina Conner, wife of John Conner, Aseneth Wardwell, Ebenezer Wardwell, Hannah Wardwell, Lewis Wardwell & Elizabeth. I do appoint Theodore B. McIntire my sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all my former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand oseal this twenty first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty.

(Signed) William Wardwell (L.S.)

Signed sealed published & declared by the above named William Wardwell to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator. Wm. B. Webber D. Dunbar Jr. John A. Heath"

In his Probated Will it states that his property was bounded by "Morses Cove, so called, Southe{sic} Westerly by land of Ralph Devereux Southe Easterly by land of William Hutchings & Nothe {sic}Easterly by land of Ebenezer Hutchings, Daniel Clements & Joseph Farman{?)". He split his acreage this way: To his beloved wife Deborah, 27 acres the dwellings house and the smaller barn-shore property Frederic-16 acres-shore property George W.-15 acres-shore property John-12 acres Sarah-5 acres Paulina-8 acres Aseneth [sic]-8 acres Ebenezer-the northerly half of the dwelling house with Porch. Hannah-4 acres-largest barn Lewis-5 acres Elizabeth 5 acres

This adds up to 103 acres. The lot was supposed to be 110 acre lot. I suppose the remainder we can assume would perhaps go to Ebenezer for his half of the dwelling house with Porch. -Donna Hoffmann PO Box 92, Bucksport, ME 04416

References
  1. Penobscot, Maine Vital Records.
  2. Penobscot, Maine Vital Records.