Solomon p. Dodge
A Mystery!

Will of Mahala Jane [Barter] Dodge


Solomon p. Dodge was born in Lincoln County, Maine, November 6, 1820 and died May, 6, 1894, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine according to the inscription on his tombstone. He married Mahala Jane Barter March 31, 1844 at Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Mahala was born October 6, 1824, in Boothbay Harabor, Maine.

Their children were:
Eliza Ellen Dodge - born July 21, 1845
Mary O. Dodge - born September 07, 1848
Sarah Matilda Dodge - born September 12, 1853
Carrie Jane Dodge - born July 10, 1856
Elmer E. Ellsworth Dodge - born May 24, 1861
Everett Lincoln Dodge - born December 04, 1864
Loula Dodge - born March 25, 1866
Lillian May Dodge - born May 19, 1867
Flora B. Dodge - born March 19, 1873

In Mahala's will below, Flora is noted as a 'granddaughter" instead of a daughter
Source: Lincoln County Probate, Wiscasett, Maine

Docket 11-1892 Vol. 4 p 6

Will of Mahala Jane [Barter] Dodge

In the name of God, Amen,

I Mahala J. Dodge of Boothbay Harbor County of Lincoln and State of Maine being weak in body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament and herein dispose of all my worldly estate in manner following. to wit:

First: I name and direct my executors herein named to pay all my just debts and funeral charges as soon as may be after my decease.

Second: I give and bequeath to each of my children and to my granddaughter Flora the sum of one dollar.

Third: I give bequeath and devise to my beloved daughter Mary Owen who has tended me with such loving care for many years and cared for me during my sickness all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real personal and mixed wherever found and however situated to her and her heirs and assigns forever.

I hereby appoint C. H. Fisher sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and ninety.

Mahala J. Dodge (L.S.)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Mahala J. Dodge to be her last will and testament in presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of one another have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto this twelfth day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

William H. McCobb
James A. McCobb
George H. Fisher