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  • ID: I0034
  • Name: Rebecca "Becky" Hicks
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 2 NOV 1826 in Gibson Twp, Clearfield Co, PA
  • Death: 13 JAN 1907 in Benezette, Elk, PA
  • Burial: 1907 Winslow Hill Cemetery, Benezette Pa
  • Census: 1880 Living with son Clarence
  • Note:
    Last Will and Testament of Rebecca H. Winslow; dated May 17, 1902
    Recorded January 23, 1907

    In the Name of God, Amen. I, Rebecca H. Winslow, of the Township of Benezette, County of Elk, and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
    First, I direct that all my debts, doctor bills and funeral expenses be first paid.
    Second, I give, devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever nature, real, personal or mixed, of which I may die seized, to my daughter, Harriette Ellen Tuttle and to my son, Clarence S. Winslow, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike, to them, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.
    Third, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint George F. Griener now of the Borough of Ridgway, Elk County, Pennsylvania, my executor to carry out the foregoing provisions of this my last will and testament.
    In Witness Whereof, I, Rebecca H. Winslow, the testator, have to this my will, written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal, this seventeenth day of May A.D. one thousand nine hundred and two.
    Rebecca H. Winslow [seal]

    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Rebecca H. Winslow, as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us who hae hereunto subscribed our names at her request, as witnesses thereto, in the presence of said testator, and of each other.
    Albert Greiner G. F. Greiner

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; County of Elk, SS
    Before me, A. M. Ent Reigster for the Probate of Wills, in and for said County, personally came Albert Greiner and G. F. Greiner, the subscribing witnesses ot the within instrument of writing, who being duly qualified according to law, did depose and say that they were personally present and saw Rebecca H. Winslow late of the Township of Benezette in said County deceased, testatrix herein named, sign her name to said writing, and seal the same and heard her publish and declare the said instrument as and for her last Will and Testament, and at the time of so doing she was of sound and deposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that their own names thereto subscribed as witnesses were so subscribed at the request of the testatrix in her presence and in presence of each other.
    Albert Greiner G. F. Greiner
    Sworn and subscribed this 23 day of January A.D. 1907 before me.
    A. M. Ent Register
    Recorded January 23, 1907
    A. M. Ent Recorder

    REBECCA HICKS and her sister, Mary Elizabeth, married Winslow brothers. Rebecca and Charles married in 1845 and Mary Elizabeth and Ebenezer married in 1847. The brothers were two of the children of Beulah Keene and Carpenter Winslow, who had come to the Punxsutawney area from Massachusetts/ Maine about 1818, with their two eldest sons. They had ten more children after they arrived in Punxsy. The Winslows (Charles line is not a direct decendent) and Keenes were descendants of the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. Eventually, Beulah and several of her children made their way to Benezette, where the men engaged in the lumbering and railroad industry. Rebecca and Charles were the parents of eight children, all of whom were raised in Benezette. Each of their children had several children of their own, and the tradition of large families continued. Rebecca was widowed in 1869, after 24 years of marriage. At the time, her youngest daughter, Harriet was only nine years old. In her later years, Rebecca made her home with Hattie and her husband, John Tuttle. The copy of her will indicates that she left her home in Benezette to the Tuttles.




    Father: John C Hicks b: 19 JUN 1798 in PA
    Mother: Mary ELIZABETH Conway b: 3 OCT 1807 in PA

    Marriage 1 Charles Keene Winslow b: 23 JAN 1818 in Bristol, Maine
    • Married: 20 FEB 1845 in Benezette, Elk Co.,PA
    Children
    1. Has Children William Keene Winslow b: 16 AUG 1846 in Winslow Farm, Benezette, Elk Co, Pa
    2. Has No Children John SYLVANUS "Sie" Winslow b: 31 MAY 1848 in Benezette, PA
    3. Has No Children George Henry Winslow b: 1 MAR 1850 in Benezette, PA
    4. Has No Children Rebecca Hicks Winslow b: 1845 in Pa
    5. Has No Children Clarence S Winslow b: 3 OCT 1852 in Benezette, PA
    6. Has Children Charles AUGUSTUS Winslow b: 20 JAN 1855 in Benezette, PA
    7. Has No Children Beulah Elizabeth Winslow b: 9 JUN 1857 in Benezette, Elk Co, PA
    8. Has Children Harriet Ellen "Hattie" Winslow b: 7 APR 1860 in Benezette, Pa
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