- Probate Records for Jacob Root. Will dated 19 of June 1728. I Jacob Root of Hebron, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testement: I give to my wife Mary her (dower rights). I give unto my son Daniel and to my son Jacob Root my lott called the "Old 100 Acres", together with what land I have since laid adjacent on the east side of the sd. 100 acres, and so bounded east on Benoni Trumbull's 100-acre lott. I give unto my son Nathaniel that part of my farm which lyeth to the west of Fawn Brook, and bounds east on sd. brook, west on the common lands, and south on land belonging to Mr. Timothy Steven's heirs. I give to my son Jonathan Root the remaining part of the pond which lyeth on the east of sd. Fawn Brook, and bounds west on sd. brook, east on Mr. Skinners's land, and on common land betwixt Mr. Skinners's and Mr. Trumbull's. As also I further give unto my sons Nathaniel and Jonathan my 50-acre lott lying on Blackledge's River. I give to my son William Root my old homelott of about 30acres, which butts south on Daniel Barbour's land, north on Nathaniel Man's land, and east on a highway. Also, I give to my sd. son William my dwelling house and barn, together with all my homestead, excepting 20 acres on the north side, which 20 acres I yet reserve to myself. I give to my granddaughter Johanna Pummery oe20, to be paid out of my estate, and my granddaughter Hepzibah Pummery I will eel 0, and to my grandson Caleb Pummery I will eel 0. These three last mentioned being the children of my daughter Johanna, and the respective bequests made to them to be paid within one year after my decease. I will to my grandchildren, the children of my daughter Mary, viz., Joseph Man, Nathaniel Man, Benjamin Man, John Man, Nathan Man, and Mary Man, to each and every of them ce5 as they shall come to the age of 21 years. I give to my daughter Margaret, wife to John Wamer, ce23; but if my daughter Margaret shall decease leaving no surviving heirs, then the sd. oe23 to return to my daughter Ruth. And to my daughter Ruth asforesd. I will the sum of oe40. It is hereby further to be understood that the lands which I have given to my son Jacob Root shall remain unto him and his heirs forever, with the condition that he shall render up unto my brother Jonathan Root and my nephew Hezekiah Root and Thomas Sheldon what right he may have in the lands I sold to them at Northampton, and on no other conditions. I appoint my wife Mary and my son Daniel Root executers.
Winess: Stephen Post, David Barbour, Nathaniel Phelps.
Jacob Root, Is.
Court Record, Page 57-10 August, 1731: Will proven.