Note: Son of Joseph Arnold and Elizabeth Wakeman
Notes for JOSIAH ARNOLD:
=46rom Probate Records, Volume VIII, 1710 To 1715.
Arnold, Josiah, Haddam. Invt. 195-17-00. Taken 21 February, 1711-12, by Simon Smith, Benjamin Smith and William Brainard. Will dated 23 November 1708.
I Josiah Arnold, of the Town of Haddam, yeoman, being often by Divine Providence brought to the brink of the pit, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: I give to Mary my wife a new Bible and the sum of 55 out of my moveable estate, with the use of my now dwelling house and homestead during her widowhood. I give to my son David Arnold a young horse. I give to my daughter Mary Arnold, she arriving at the age of 18 years, 16. It is to be understood, and it is my real honest meaning ther
in, that my wife shall have the improvement of the whole of my estate unt
il my children come of lawful age; and if she need, I do hereby allow her to expend 25 of the remainder of my estate towards the bringing up of our children. And all the remainder of my estate shall be equally divided between my three sons, David, Josiah and James. I appoint my wife to be executrix. And appoint my breathren James Wells and Joseph Arnold to be overseers.
Witness: John Smith, JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.
Thomas Brooks, John Clarke.
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