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Use & improvment of one third part of my real Estate to my Mother during her
natural life-after her decease the following legacies to be paid out.__

Viz. To Mary Williams, wife of H. Williams- one hundred dollars-
" Minerva Sophia Williams, daughter of H. Williams $100__ ___
" Mary Williams " " " " " " " " " " " " " $100__ ___
" Lucinda Nims Williams " " " " " " " " " " " $100__ ___
" Theodore Sherry Nims son of Theodore Nims $700__
" Horace Williams the Rest & residue of my estate Real & personal

Horace Williams Executor to have authority to sell & convey all the real
estate & make deeds of the same

Widow Electa Nims, Mother--
Mary Williams, Sister--
Elijah A Nims, Brother--
Edwin Nims " " " " --
Theodore Nims " " --
Electa Starkweather Sister--
Horace Williams Rest & residue
Horace Williams Executor--

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In 1831, 47-year-old Lucinda Nims (1784-1857) inherited her father's land and buildings "so long as she shall remain unmarried." Sometime between this date and the death of her mother in 1843, Lucinda wrote this paper to divide the property among her chosen relatives: her mother, brothers and her sisters' children. Lucinda Nims outlived her 2 brothers and her mother. Lucinda's niece (daughter of brother Edwin) Eunice Kimberley Nims (1845-1917), who married Rufus Franklin Brown (1842-1903), became the next owner.


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Division of Real Estate of Lucinda Nims

creator   Lucinda Nims (1784-1857)
date   c. 1830
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   6.0"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Estate Settlement
accession #   #L99.155

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See Also...

Land lease by Lucinda Nims

Will of Lucinda Nims

"Finance Report of the Town of Deerfield. 1860-61."

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