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Will, : Smithfield records evidence the deaths of three of William Junior's sons in the eighteenth century, Anthony, Joseph, and William. As stated, William Junior's oldest son, Ensign William, was the father of only one child, a daughter. Consequently, on 4 June 1791, he deeded his homestead to his nephew Jesse Whipple, the youngest son of his deceased brother Eleazer. "Know all men by these presents that I William Whipple of Smithfield ... for and in consideration of the love and good will which I have and do bear toward my dutiful and well beloved nephew Jesse Whipple of Cumberland but now residing in Smithfield, son of Eleazer Whipple of Cumberland ... do freely, clearly, and absolutely give and grant unto the said Jesse Whipple ... four separate tracts of land. The first tract containeth by estimation forty acres be the same more or less, and is the homestead farm whereon I now live. With two dwelling houses, one barn, one coopers shop, one corn crib, and outhouses ... The second tract of land is a woodlot being by estimation fourteen acres that did belong to my honored father William Whipple deceased ... The third tract being a two-thirds part of a boggy meadow ... I do likewise give unto the said Jesse Whipple one -half of the lime kiln. In witness whereof I the said William Whipple have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of June, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety one."[ 44 ]
In return, Jesse signed an affidavit affirming that "both my honored uncle and aunt William and Mary Whipple may live on the land for the rest of their natural lives."[ 45 ] Also, on this same date, Jesse, with his brother Eleazer Whipple Junior as surety, borrow 400 English pounds from his uncle William. On March 1, 1793, Jesse was deeded "one-half of a certain hill or quarry of lime rock" in Smithfield, by his uncle.