However in the final item of her will, Lucy named her older son, Benjamin,** and left "thirty gallons of apple brandy to him and his heirs forever." That's all.
[Lucy Bittle's Will. The Brantley Association of America
Now Benjamin had been the the administrator of his father's estate in 1810 and among the items in the inventory are an "apple mill and trough" and a "cider press and hoops." I'm wondering if the apple brandy follows from something Benjamin did (or didn't) do as administrator which caused his mother to essentially disinherit him. There definitely seems that a message was being sent.
[Kirby Bittle Inventory. The Brantley Association of America
*He appears to have survived receive his inheritance.
**From whom I descend; the surname spelling changed to Biddle over the course of the 19th century.
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