Who says parents don’t play favorites??
For those being-able-to-read-handwriting challenged…
“Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Lydia Allison one dollar.
Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Kilton one dollar.”
OK, so this was over 150 years ago, but still! His sons got all the land and another received $100.
Is there any significance to this, besides our being able to use the wonderful info for family-connecting? Would it have been considered an insult to receive such a pathetic inheritance amount? Even accounting for inflation, it’s only around 25 bucks! Was their father “snubbing them”, or was it the norm back then; the sons receiving all the loot while the daughters get pennies?
Speaking of pennies, that’s how much it will cost you for research compared to many other genealogists out there; give me a shout!!