William & Wife Elizabeth settled on Plum(b) Tree Plantation in the southwestern corner of Greene County, PA. (See Plat Map) There they raised their children and much of the plantation was divied up according to the term of William's will below:
In the name of God amen, I William Goddard of Wayne Township, Green Co, Pa. A farmer being in perfect health and of a sound mind and memory, thanks be given unto God calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed of all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Allmighty God that give it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate therewith it pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, divise and dispose of in the following manner and form -- First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth all my worldly estate during her natural life and at her decease to be divided as follows -- Item-- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Henry Kallins Goddard One dollar currency money to be levy'd out of my estate one year and one day after my and his Mother's decease to him, his heirs, and assigns forever. Item-- I give and bequeath to my beloved son Francis Goddard one hundred sixty acres of land lying and being on the upper end of the plantation, fifty acres of which being in the State of Virginia, to him, his heirs, executors, Administerators and assigns-- to have and hold forever. Item-- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Goddard one year and one day after the decease of his mother, one hundred dollars current money of Pennsylvania, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. Item-- I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Joshua Goddard one year and one day after the decease of his mother one hundred sixty seven acres next below that of Francis. To him, his heirs, executors, administratiors and assigns forever. Item-- I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Burge fifty dollars current money of Pennsylvania to be levy'd out of my estate one year and one day after the decease of her mother, to her and her heirs and assigns forever. Item-- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Ann the sum of fifty dollars current money of Pennsylvania to be levy'd out of my estate one year and one day after the decease of her mother, to her and her heirs forever. I likewise make, ordain, constitute and appoint sons Henry K and Francis Goddard executors to execute this my last will and Testament and I do Hereby utterly revoke all former testaments, wills, and legacies or executors by me before in any wise named and bequeathed ratifying this my last will and testament. In witness where of I have herewith set my hand and seal this 20th day of Oct. 1818 Witness present-- signed, sealed and delivered in presence of William Eakin William Goddard (his mark)
In the 1820 Greene County, PA Census as having seven children, five daughters and two sons. Any info would be greatly appreciated for this family.
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