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shim Click on the links below, to view scans of pages from the "Eames Family Bible", with dates of birth, marriage, and death of Phineas Ames and his descendants.
Eames Family Bible Page 1, Deaths, 213K
Eames Family Bible Page 2, Births and Marriages, 254K
Eames Family Bible

shim Phineas' last will and testament is on file in Case 802 in the Hancock County Probate Dept., in Ellsworth, Maine. The following is a transcription of that handwritten will, dated December 28, 1814:

Be it Remembered that I, Phinehas
Eames of Buckstown in the County of Hancock,
being weak of body but of sound and perfect
mind and memory, blessed be allmighty God;
for the same do make and publish this my last
will and testament in manner and form following.
That is to say first I will that all my just debts
be paid and my body decently buryed at the disc
retion of my Executor hereinafter named. I give
and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah the use (?)
and improvement of all my Real and personal
Estate during her natural life except as above
and Shall be hereafter given; and I order her
to maintain my daughter Abigail during the
life of my said wife, and after the decease of my said
wife I give and bequeath the one half of all my
Real and personal Estate to my daughter Abigail
for her maintenance during her natural life, and
whatever is left of said half after her decease to be
devided equally between my son Phinehas and Dau-
ghters Polly Curtis, Sally Partrige, Patty Emerson,
Hannah Higgins and Jemima Ary daughter
of my aforesaid wife. I give and bequeath to my
grandchildren, of John Eames deceased, one dollar
Each, namely William, Phinehas, John, Joseph,
Polly, Hannah & Sophy; and I will that the other
half of my Estate after the decease of my wife
aforsaid be equally devided between my
son Phinehas and Daughters Polly, Sally,
Patty, Hannah and Jemima Ary as aforsaid.
and I hireby appoint Abner Curtis sole Executor
of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking
all former wills by me made. in witness where-
of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
twenty eighth day of December in the year of
our LORD Eighteen hundred and fourteen.

signed sealed published
and declared by the above named
Phinehas Eames to be his last will and testa
ment in the presence of us who at his request
and in his presence have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses
to the same
William Lewis
shim Phinehas Eames
Bailey Page
Samuel Farnham

Click here for a scanned image of Phineas' will, from which the transcription above was taken: view phinwill.gif (35K)
River View Cemetery Overview shim Phineas Ames and his second wife Hannah Bickford's gravestones are located in the Riverview Cemetery, on the west side of the River Road (Rt. 15) in North Bucksport. Reportedly only the stones were relocated, not the remains.
Latitude / Longitude: 44 39.078N / 68 49.557W
River View Cemetery Plaque shim A plaque located near Phineas' gravestone and the other stones indicates that these were relocated from a different location, the "Bucksport Center" settlement, off from the River Road.
Phineas Ames Headstone Hannah Ames Headstone

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