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Adams, Abraham - Will of - page 32
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Nathaniel

Butler David ~ Will of ~ page - 16.

Benedict Sylvester " " " - 18.

Brown Moses " " " - 19.


Will 1

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Butler Nathaniel ~ Will of ~ page - 16

Benedict Sylvester " " " 18

Brown Moses " " " 19

Buck Phebe " " " 44

Blackmer Rufus " " " 47

Benedict Aaron " " " 74

Brundrige William " " " 75

Black Isaac " " " 76

Beakley Samuel " " " 101

Boush John " " " 128

Burroughs Thomas " " " 137
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Carpenter Nathan ~ Will of ~ pg. 2

Cellar Thomas " " " 4

Carpenter James ~ " " " 22

Carpenter Benjamin " " " 33

Cunningham Hugh " " " 57

Cronkleton Joseph " " " 61

Clark Geo D. " " " 72

Clark Charles " " " 91

Coykendall Harmon " " " 127

Carpenter Nathan 142
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Davids Richard ~ Will of ~ page 8.

Dilsaver George ~ " " ~ " 30

Dodds Andrew " " " 35

Duncan John " " " 79

David [Davies] William ------------- 131

Dix David ------------- 139.
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Eiman Jacob ~ Will of ~ page - 23.

Elliott David " " " 45

Evans Thomas ------------- 134
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Fairman [Farnam] Douglas ~ Will of ~ page - 20.

Fancher William ------------- 94

Felkey Craft ------------- 96

Finkham Abel ------------- 103
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Humphrey Lemuel ~ Will of ~ page - 28

Hatch Joseph " " " 56

Homan Magdalen " " " 84

Heaverlow [Heaverlo] Andrew ------ 119
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Justice Wm ~ Will of ~ page - 50

Jones John " " " 53

Jenkins Evan " " " 59
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Keen Ezera ~ Will of ~ pg 69

Kilbourn Susan " " 111
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Lodwig Elnor ~ Will of ~ page ~ 12.

Lewis Chester " " " 66

Loup Christian " " " 82
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McCoy Ephriam [Ephraim]~ Will of ~ page 48

Morehouse Stephen " " " 51

Murphy Andrew " " " 68

Main Hannah " " " 77.

McLean Lauchlin ----------- 86

Morehouse John ----------- 90

Moses William ----------- 108

Murray Lyman ----------- 114
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Quick Mathew ~ Will of ~ page ~ 39
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Riley John ~ Will of ~ page ~ 15.

Roberts Hezekiah " " " 27.
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Stephens Zachariah ~ Will of ~ page - 6.

Shoup Joseph " " " 14

Scott Asa " " " 42

Smith David " " " 46

Spong Samuel ------------ 135

Stanberry Jonas 193 Vol 23d Record of Deeds Recorders Office
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Taylor Nathan dec ~ Will of ~ page ~ 98

Thompson Samuel " " " 113

Taylor Joel ------------ 121
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Williams John. ~ Will of ~ page ~ 1

Welch Aaron " " " ~ 10

Williams Mary " " " 26

Walker William " " " 36

Williams Nehemiah " " " 41

Wright Mary " " " 84

Wilcox Isaac " " 65

Warren Robert " " 88

Williams Thomas " " 99

Wyatt Nathaniel " " 106

Watkins Evan " " 117

Weaver Samuel ---------- 123

Wood Desire ---------- 125
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Will Record 1 1812 - 14

John Williams Deceased - Will 1


Pleas held at the Court-House in Delaware on

14th day of January A.D 1812 before the Hon. William Wil=

=son President & his associates, of the Court of Common

Please in & for the County of Delaware & State of Ohio


On Motion the last Will & Testament of John Williams

Deceased was proved & filed in open Court & ordered

to be recorded as follows to wit.

In the name of God amen. I John Williams of the

County of Delaware and Radnor Township and State

of Ohio, being very sick & weak in body but or and of per=

=fect mind and memory, thanks be give unto God, calling

unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is

appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain

this my last will and testament, that is to say principally

and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into

the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I

recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian bur=

=ial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but

at the general resurection I shall receive the same again

by the mighty power of God; and as touching such

worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me

in this life, I give demise and dispose of the same

in the following manner and form - First of all my

lawful debts to be paid - Next I give and bequeath to

Marion my beloved wife all the now improved land

and wheat north is to clear yet - likewise the goods and

chattels and all the household furniture, all the far=

=ming utensils, in short all my movable property

in order to raise the children, to have in full possession

while she is a widow - Also I give to my eldest son

Joseph Fifty acres of land beginning at a led alum joining

lands with Abraham Hull and Zachariah North, thence

North 74 degrees E. one hundred & twenty eight poles to two alums

and a hickory, then south sixteen East for quantity, thence

South 74 W. to North line - and also I give to my son Isaac

Newton, forty eight acres of land joining lines to said North

and also Joining lines with my son Joseph, thence south

16 East for quantity, and the remaining part of my land I

give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret her life

time and after her decease that part or parcel of my land

equally divided between my daughters Jane, Sera & Cath

=rine - And further I constitute and appoint ordain

my trusty friend Joseph Swart and Margaret my

wife as solo Executor of this my last will and testament

and revoke all former wills and testament entifying
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John Williams - Deceased - Will

this to be my last will and testament - In witness

presents I have affixed my hand this [crossed out] and seal this

seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one

Thousand eight hundred & eleven

John Williams [seal]

Signed sealed published pronounced )

and declared by the said John Williams )

as his last will & testament in the presence )

of us who in his presence and in the presence )

of each other have hereto subscribed our )

names Joseph Shoup

Zechariah Williams

__________________ ,, ______________________________


Nathan Carpenter's Decd Will of

__________________ ,, ______________________________


Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 22d

day of October A.D. 1814 before the Hon. William Wilson

President Judge & his associates, of the Court of Com=

=mon Pleas in & for the County of Delaware & State of Ohio


On Motion the last will & testament of Nathan Carpenter

deceased was proved in open Court by the testimony of

the subscribing witnesses, filed & ordered to be recorded

In the name of God Amen. I Nathan Carpenter

of the Township of Liberty in the County of Delaware

and State of Ohio, considering the uncertainty of this mor=

=tal life, and being of sound & perfect mind & memory

Blessed be Almighty God for the same, Do make and

publish this my last will & testament in manner and

form following (that is to say) First I give and bequeath

unto my beloved wife Naoma Carpenter the sum of

thirty dollars yearly each & every year during her

natural life so long as she may remain a single or

unmarried woman after my decease. Also one certain

bay mare supposed to be twelve or fourteen years old, and

one woman's saddle, which saddle she had when I married

her. Also the free use and privilege of the two lower Rooms

in the framed house, with free privilege to pass & repass

at leisure through the space-way or hall at the end of the

end of the framed house adjoining the the aforesaid lower

Rooms ~ Also such necessary use of the cellar under the

aforesaid lower rooms as she may require. Also a privilege

of the orchard to obtain fruit such as apples peaches &
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necessary for sauce. Also all the household furniture, which

she the said Naoma brought to me when I married her, that

may be on hand - Further that the aforesaid bay mare

shall be supported out of my estate free from any expense

to the said Naoma, so long as the said Naoma shall choose

to reside on this my present farm, or plantation

and no longer. I do give and bequeath to my eldest

daughter a married woman, Lucy Swinnerton the sum

of Two Hundred dollars, to be paid in money or stock

which said sum of money or stock I will and order

shall be paid to the said Legatee within eighteen months

after my decease. I also give and bequeath unto my two

sons, to wit Ira Carpenter and Alfred Carpenter the sum

of five dollars apiece. I also give & bequeath unto my

son Nathan Carpenter Junr the sum of seventy five dollars

- The three last mentioned sons, to wit, Ira Alfred and

Nathan whose said several legacies or sums of money

I will and order shall be paid to the said respective

legatees within eighteen months after my decease.

I also give and bequeath unto my three daughters, single

women to wit: Irena Carpenter Sally Carpenter and

Lorry Carpenter the sum of Two Hundred dollars a

piece to be paid meat stock, the three last mentioned

several legacies I will and order shall be paid as follows

to wit; the sum of Twenty five dollars to be paid as follows

aforesaid to each of the said Irena Sally & Lorry Car-

=penter within eighteen months after my decease - the

remainder of the aforesaid legacies shall be paid with

=in three years after my decease. I furthermore will

and order that the household furniture which is not

heretofore excepted, and excepting one clock and one

glass cup~board shall equally be divided between

my three last mentioned daughters to wit Irena

Sally & Lorry Carpenter - I further give and devise

to my son James Carpenter his heirs and assigns

all that my now messuage or tenement farm or

plantation which I now live on situate lying and

being in the Township of Liberty in the County of Del-

=aware and State of Ohio aforesaid together with all

any other freehold estate whatsoever not heretofore dispose

of to have and to hold to him the said James Carpenter

his heirs and assigns forever: And lastly as to all the rest

residue and remainder of my personal estate goods and

chattels of what kind and nature sown excepting that

which I have heretofore disposed of in this my last will

and testament I give and bequeath the same to my
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4 Nathan Carpenter's decd - Will


aforesaid son James Carpenter, whom I will and

order to pay over the several yearly payments & to my

beloved wife Naoma Carpenter as is herein before men-

=tioned, and the several legacies to my herein before

mentioned sons and daughters agreeable to the tenor

of this my last will & testament, and also to receive &

collects all debts due my Estate, and also to pay all

debts my Estate may owe. And furthermore I do hereby

appoint him the said James Carpenter my sole adm=

=inisrator of this my last will and testament, hereby rev=

=oking all former a wills by me made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal

the twenty sixth day of August in the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred and thirteen -

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above

named Carpenter to be his last will and testament

in the presence of us who have hereunto scribed our

names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator -

Reuben Lamb Nathan Carpenter [seal]

Cynthia Lamb

Amos Carr

________________________ ,, ____________________________


Thomas Cellar Deceased - Will

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 24th

of April A.D. 1816 before Orris Parish President and

Ezekiel Brown, Josiah McKinnie & David Marks

Associates, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in

& for said County of Delaware & State of Ohio

On Motion the last will & testament of Thomas

Cellar deceased, was produced in open Court, proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses & ordered

to be recorded -

"Know all ye whom it may concern that I Thomas

Cellar of the County of Delaware & State of Ohio, do make

and publish this my last will and testament in manner

and form as the law divides my personal Estate

into three equal shares, one third share to my long beloved

wife Sarah, the other two third shares to be equally divided

amongst my sons, Thomas, Robert McClary, John Fla-

=nigan, George, James, & Joseph, after paying all my just

debts; and as for my lands or real estate I do will and

bequeath and dispose of them as follows, I do give will

and bequeath to my daughter Margaret one Lot or

tract of land, containing four Hundred acres on
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which she now lives and this with all she may have received

of my estate is and shall be her dowry - Next I give will and

bequeath to my daughter Jane, four hundred acres of land

- two hundred acres where she now lives lot number seven

with two hundred acres number eleven - Next I will give

and bequeath to my daughter Hannah four hundred acres

on Lot Number nine with number ten - and this to be my

daughters dowry to them their heirs and assigned forever

And next I will give and bequeath to my son Thomas

four hundred acres of land Lots Number sixteen and nu=

=mber seventeen where he now lives to him his heirs and

assigns forever. And next I give will and bequeath to my

son Robert McCoy four hundred acres of land whereon he

has improved lots number fourteen with number fifteen

to his heirs or assigns forever. Next I do give will and bequeaths

to my son John Flanigan four hundred acres of land

Lots number twelve with number thirteen to him his

heirs or assigns forever. And next I do give will and bequeath

to my son George four hundred acres of land lots num-

=ber eighteen with number nineteen with thirty acres of land

surveyed of that Lot number two opposite to the cold spring

to him his heirs or assigns forever. Next I do give will and

bequeath to my son James four hundred acres of land lots

number three with number four to him his heirs or assigns

forever. Next I do give will and bequeath to my son Joseph

four hundred acres of land Lots Number six with Number

five to him his heirs or assigns forever. It is also my will

that all the remaining part or parts of my land be equally

divided to and amongst my sons, Thomas, Robert Mc-

=Coy, John Flanigan George James & Joseph ~ It is also

my will that three youngest sons George James &

Joseph have one year's schooling & boarding given

to them, should they not obtain before my decease paid

to them and of my personal property estate as it is a

debt I owe to them, and further it is my will that

Betty Fisher who now lives with me have her bed and bed

furniture with one heifer not less than two years old to her heirs

and assigns forever - and further I do evoke & disannul all

other wills made by me heretofore and do establish this to be my

last will and testament by subscribing my name with my hand

and seal, and nominate appoint and ordain my sons Thomas

and Robert McCoy my executors to have it done according

to the true intent and meaning thereof signed in presence of

Signed sealed published & declared in the presence of

Joseph Cronkleton Sen Thomas Cellar [seal]

Joseph Cronkleton Jr

Elizabeth Craig Cronkleton
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6 Zachariah Steven's Deceased - Will


Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware the

23rd day of April A.D. 1817 before Orris Parrish President

and Josiah McKinnie, Ezekiel Brown & David Marks

associates, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in &

for said County of Delaware & State of Ohio.

On Motion the last will & testament of Zachariah

Stevens, deceased, was produced in open Court - proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses and ordered

to be recorded -

In the Name of God Amen. I Zachariah Stevens of

the Township of Sciota, in the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, being of sound mind but in an ill state

of health, and of infirm body, and knowing the certainty

of death, but the uncertainty of the time thereof, do make

this my last will and testament in manner and form

following to wit: Recommending my soul to God from

whom I received it, and my body to the dust from whence

it came, but having a lively hope of a glorious resurrection

through the merits of our blessed Lord & Savior Jesus Ch=

=rist. I will and dispose of my worldly goods lands and

affairs as follows. Item, whereas I am now in possession

and have the right of property to & in a certain tract or parcel

of land lying in the Township County and State aforesaid

and where I now live containing four hundred and

twenty acres I will & devise that my present wife Nancy

Steven dwell in the mansion house on said land and that

she possess and enjoy the rights and privileges of the same

as her own property together with one third of the profits and

yearly increase of the same, as well of the sawmill thereon

erected, as of all manner and kind of profits and income

arising from the same until the death of the said Nancy

Steven. Item, Whereas I now have five sons living to wit

Alexander the oldest Andrew, Zachariah, Hugh and Ephr=

=aim, I will and devise that at or about the time that my

second son Andrew shall become of full age, which will

be on the 28th day of April One thousand eight hundred and

twenty two, my said tract of land of four hundred and twen

=ty acres shall be divided into five shares in the following

manner to wit: the saw mill & twenty acres to adjoining

thereto shall constitute one share - thus the remaining four

hundred acres shall be divided into four Equal shares

of one hundred acres each to be divided in such a

manner as to make each share of equal breadth on

the river Scioto and running to the back line for

quantity ~ My eldest son Alexander shall then have



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the first choice of the said five shares excepting always

the share on which the mansion house may stand, which

shall not be made choice of till the last, when my said wife

shall have died, and my youngest son Ephraim shall have

become of full age, My second son Andrew may then choose

and my other three sons Zachariah Hugh & Ephraim shall

choose their shares at the time they shall respectively become

of age full age - But it is my express will and desire that each

of the said shares may be valued either by the executors herein

appointed, or by three disinterested freeholders to be chosen by

them - Item, Whereas I have four daughters named

Anna, Nancy, Polly & Rebecca it is my will and desire that

they receive three hundred dollars each to be paid to them

respectively by my said five sons according to the value of their

respective shares - that is to say, if my son Alexander's share

shall be double the value of my son Andrew, then Alexander

shall pay double as much to my daughters as my son

Andrew and so proportionally as to the rest, they paying

in the whole twelve hundred dollars to my said daughters.

But if there shall be any surplusage of the profits arising

from the land, and my executors shall see cause, they

may pay any or either of my said daughters what they

may deem necessary even before the division above mentioned

shall take place. It is however my express will and

desire that those of my daughters who shall be of the

age of eighteen years shall receive their respective shares

of three hundred dollars each, at the expiration of one

year after the division above mentioned, or at such

times thereafter as they may respectively become of full

age, liable however at all times to the options above exp-

=ressed, that if these shall be a surplusage of the profits

of the land the executors may pay them discretionally

Item ~ It is my will and desire that my present family

live amicably together on the said land until the division

above mentioned shall take place, and as long after afterwards

as convenience may admit - the profits and increase of

my said land, going to the support and education of

the whole under the direction and management here-

=in after mentioned.

Item ~ It is my will and desire that all my stock

of cattle horses sheep hogs &c remain entire on the farm

with my wife Nancy Stevens until the time my you-

=ngest daughter Rebecca shall become of the age of

eighteen years, at which time it shall be equally divi=

=ded among my sons share & share alike

Item ~ It is my will and desire that in case any of
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8 Zachariah Steven's deceased ~ Will


of my said sons and daughters shall die without having

lawfull issue, his, her or their respective share or shares shall

be equally divided among the surviving sons & daughters

share & share alike

Lastly it is my will and desire & I hereby make it my

last request, that David Marks Esq and Mr Samuel Cooper

both of the Township of Radnor in the County and State

first above mentioned, together with my wife the said

Nancy Steven be the Executors to execute his my last will

and testament

Given under my hand & seal this 11th day

of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight

hundred & fifteen

Signed & Sealed Zachariah Stephens {Seal}

in the presence of)

Samuel Weaver )

Joseph Decker )


Richard David's deceased ~ Will

_____________________ ,, _____________________________

In the name of God Amen: I Richard David of the

County of Delaware and State of Ohio, being weak in body

but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God

Almighty for the same

Richard David's deceased ~ Will ~

_______________________ ,, ____________________________


Please held at the Court House in Delaware on the 10th day

of November A.D. 1818, before Orris Parrish President and

Josiah McKinnie Ezekiel Brown and David Marks, Asso=

= ciates Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in & for said

County of Delaware & State of Ohio.


On Motion the last will and testament of Richard David was produced

in Open Court, proved by the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

In the Name of God Amen: I Richard David of

the County of Delaware and State of Ohio, being weak in

body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed

be God Almighty for the same, do make and publish this my

last will and testament in manner and form following

(that is to say) First. I give and bequeath unto my

beloved wife Elizabeth David the South half of Lot

number twelve with the buildings and improvements
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Richard David's deceased ~ Will ~ 9

thereon standing and being, or so much of the whole Lot num

=ber twelve as to include all the improved land on said Lot, lying

and being in the County of Delaware & State of Ohio, and situated

in the twentieth Range sixth Township and third quarter

United States Military lands, to have hold possess and enjoy

the same during her natural life. Also all my house=

hold furniture, with three sugar kettles, one mare, one colt

one year old, and our equal undivided half of all my cattle

and hogs, the above goods and chattels I give and bequeath to

my beloved wife Elizabeth at her will and pleasure. Also I give

her eighty dollars cash on hand in trust for my daughter Sally.

David to be paid her at the age of eighteen years. I do give and

bequeath unto my eldest son David David the one equal half

of my weavers reeds, he having had heretofore his portion out

of my estate. I also give and bequeath unto my second

son John David the North half of Lot. No. twelve, or such a

portion of it as shall not include any of the cleared land

on said lot number twelve, lying and being in the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio and situate in the twentieth

Range Sixth Township and third quarter United States

military lands. I also give unto my son John, after the

death of Elizabeth David my wife, the said south half

of Lot number twelve with the buildings thereon stand=

=ing together with the improvements, said South half

as above described in the gift to Elizabeth. Also one bay

horse called by name Ross, one equal undivided half

of all my cattle and hogs all my carpenter and farming

tools, three sugar kettles and one weaving loom and all

the utensils thereunto belonging except one half of the

Reeds. I also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ginny

Perry a married woman, fifty dollars to be paid out of my

Estate by my son John at the expiration of two years after

the death of Elizabeth David my wife to be paid in cattle

or grain as may best accommodate my son John. I also

give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally David Eighty

dollars in money to be paid when she arrives at

the age of eighteen years to be paid by my wife Eliza=

=beth David. I also give to my daughter Sally fifty do=

=llars to be paid out of my Estate by my son John

at the expiratin of two years after the death of my

wife Elizabeth David, to be paid in grain or cattle as

may best accommodate my son John David. The debts

due my Estate I will to be divided between my Wife

Elizabeth and my son John for the use of family nec=

=ccesaries. I do hereby appoint my two sons to wit

David David and John David Administrators
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of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking

all my former wills by me made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand &

seal the twentieth day of June in the year of Our Lord

One Thousand eight Hundred & eighteen

Richard David {Seal}

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named

Richard David to be his last will and testament in the pres=

=ence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as

witnesses in the presence of the testator.

Reuben Lamb

Nicholas Whitingin

Evan Jenkins

___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________


Aaron Welch deceased ~ Will of ~


Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the

day of 18 before Orris Parrish President and Jos=

=iah McKinney Ezekiel Brown, Associate Judge of the

Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Delaw=

=are and State of Ohio.

On motion the last will and testament of Aaron Welch

was produced in open Court, proved by the testimony of the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded

as follows

In the name of God Amen. I Aaron Welch of Delaware

in the County of Delaware and State of Ohio being weak in

Body, but of perfect soundness in mind and memory, and calling

to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainity of life death -

do make and publish this my last will and testament to wit.

Imprimis 1st I give and bequeath my body to her mother Earth

to be buried in a Christian decent manner, as my ancestors

may direct, and my soul I commend to God that gave it in

the firm belief and will grounded hope of a joyful and glorious

resurection with all the saints of God at the last day

Imprimis 2nd I give and bequeath to my son in lay Francis Bebee

twenty acres of land, of my farm lot up Delaware Run, and bounds

as follows to wit: beginning at the S. East corner of said lot, and

running West on the south line of said lot, nineteen rods, thence north

parralel with the East line of said lot a distance to include twenty

acres Imprimis 3rd I give and bequeath to my beloved and affec=

= tionate wife Content Welch the use and improvement of the whole

remaining premises or farm lot aforesaid, to and for her own use and

benefit and behalf during her natural life or so long as she shall

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remain my widow. After which the said farm lot shall

be equally divided between my three sons Luther Aaron and

William Welch

Imprimis 4th It is my will that after all my just debts and

paid shall have been fully paid and discharged, that the whole

of my remaining property shall be equally divided among all

my surviving children: to wit Ruth Shaw, Susanna Beebe, Phil=

=ina Smith, Luther, Loretta, Aaron and William Welch. But it

is to be understood that my wife Content shall have the use

and disposal of said property during her natural life or

so long as she shall remain my widow - Imprimis 5th It is

my will that Josiah M. Smith and Francis Bebee of Delaware

aforesaid shall be and they are hereby declared to be Executors

of this my last will and testament with full power not only

to do, and perform all things necessary to be done and performed

in the previous above written. But also to make and execute

a good and sufficient Warranty Deed of conveyance of such

part of my part of my in-lot west of my old farm in the

Town of Delaware as is included between a line drawn from

the standing place of my old Sign post, due north to the north

end of my stable and Samuel C. McFarland's in lot. Said

Deed to be executed and delivered to Jonathan Thatcher

and Jacob Kinsell of the Town aforesaid in consideration

of the sum of Two hundred dollars paid in work on my

new house in Delaware. In testimony whereof I have hereunto

set my hand and seal this 21st day of April in the year of Our Lord

Eighteen hundred & eighteen
his
Executed in presence of us Aaron x Welch [seal]

mark

Jacob Drake )

Noah Spalding )

David Thomas Jr. ~ )

[SEAL] State of Ohio Delaware County ss

On this 21st day of April A.D. 1818

Personally appeared[crossed out] came before me the undersigned one

of the Justices of the Peace within and for said County Aaron

Welch signer & sealer of the foregoing instrument of writing and

acknowledged that he did voluntarily execute the same for

the purposes therein expressed

Give under my hand & seal

Noah Spalding J.P.

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12 Elenor Lodwig deceased ~ Will of ~

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 9th

day of November A.D. 1818 before Orris Parrish President

and Ezekiel Brown Josiah McKinney and

Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas

in and for the County of Delaware & State of Ohio -

On Motion the last will and testament of Elenor

Lodwig was produced in open Court, proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses & ordered to be recorded - as

follows to wit;

In the name of God Amen, I Elenor Lud=

=wig of Delaware County and Township of Radnor being

weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory

Blessed be Almighty God for the same, I do make and publish

this my last will and testament in manner and form

following First I give and bequeath unto my two sons

Thomas and John all my freehold of our hundred acres of

land situate lying and being in the County of Delaware and

Township of Radnor jointly. I also give and bequeath to my

daughter Lettice single woman, the sum of Two hundred and

fifty dollars. One hundred and twenty five dollars to be paid in

lawful money, and one hundred and twenty five dollars to

be paid in trade. which sum I order to be paid out of my

said Real Estate above bequeathed to my two sons Thomas

and John. I also give and bequeath unto my said two sons

all my personal estate except one bed & bedding one year=

=ling colt and one pided yearling heifer one sugar kettle

and spinning wheel which I order to be delivered to her im=

=mediately. Likewise it is my sincere desire wish that my

daughter Lettice would remain with my two said sons Thomas

and John and be a housekeeper for them as long as they can

agree for which I order them to pay twenty dollars yearly and

sufficiently keep her said colt, and heifer with their increase

of any. I hereby evoke all former wills by me made. In witness wh=

=ereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the 25th of August in the year

of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & Eighteen. Signed Sealed pub=

=lished and declared by the above named Elenor Lodwig to be her last will

and testament in presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our

names as witnesses in the presence of the testator

her

Elenor x Lodwig [seal]

mark

I also order the said legacy of two hundred & fifty dollars to be paid

to my said daughter Lettice as soon as my said youngest son John

is of the age of twenty one years in manner & form above described

Witnesses
her

Elenor x Lodwig [seal]

mark
Evan Jenkins

Robert Warren

John Philips
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John Riley Deceased ~ Will of ~ 13

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the

7th day of January A.D. 1820 before President

and

Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for

the County of Delaware State of Ohio

The last will and testament of John Riley was this day pro=

=duced in Court, and on Motion, proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded

as follows to wit.

In the name of God Amen - I John Riley of the

Township of Berkshire in the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio, being of sound and perfect mind and memory

do make and publish this my last will and testament in

manner and form following (that is to say) first I give and

bequeath to my two daughters Margaret and Mary fifty

dollars each to be paid out of my Estate. I give unto Norm T.

Riley a certain colt eldest son of Henry Riley a certain colt

one year from my demise, commonally called Tile. I likewise

bequeath to my beloved wife Mary, exclusive of her third,

one cow common[al crossed out]ly called mila cow - one mare commonly

called the fly - one cow commonly called the brown cow - five

sheep, one bed & bedding and all the household furniture

to me belonging. I likewise give to my two sons John

& Henry and to their heirs and assigns forever two tracts

of land (after taking out my wife's Mary's thirds) to wit,

the first tract on which I live situate lying and being in

the Township of Berkshire in the County of Delaware

and State aforesaid, containing two Hundred and forty

eight acres more or less - the second tract situate lying

and being in the fourth quarter of the Sixth Township

in the eighteenth Range of the United States Military tra=

=ct & in the County of Delaware and State aforesaid cont=

=aining Three Hundred and twenty five acres and fifty

poles be the same more or less. And lastly as to all the

rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate goo=

=ds and chattels of what kind and nature soever I

give and bequeath the sum to my two sons, John

and Henry whom I hereby appoint sole execcutors of

of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all

former wills by me made In witness whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and seal this[crossed out] the twenty fifth day of

December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hun=

=dred and eighteen

John Riley [seal]

In witness whereof [crossed out]

Signed Sealed published and declared by the above
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named John Riley to be his last will and testament in the

presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as

witnesses in the presence of the Testator

David Gregory

Joseph Cronkletin

George Cowgill

In the name of God Amen:

I, John Riley being weak of body but sound in memory

in the Township of Berkshire and State of Ohio do make

an addition to my last will and testament, whence her thirds

granted to my wife Mary in my will and testament after

her death shall become the property of my son Henry, whereun=

=to I do set my hand and seal this fifth day of October in the

year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & nineteen

John Aye John Riley [seal]

Robert Longwell


Joseph Shoup's Nuncupative Will

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 7th

day of January A.D. 1820 before

President and

Associate Judges of the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware & State of

Ohio.

The last will and testament of Joseph Shoup was this

day produced in Court and on Motion proved by the tes=

=timony of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered

to be recorded as follows to wit:

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Shoup of the Co=

=unty of Delaware and State of Ohio - being weak in body

and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and

being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make

and publish this my last will and testament in manner

and form following to wit - After all my just and lawful

debts are paid I give and bequeath unto my beloved

wife Mary Magdalena Shoup, our feather bed and bedding

two cows, the old black mare and one three year old filly

one spinning wheel also one third of all real estate during

her natural life - I do give and bequeath to my oldest

daughter Margaretta Martin the sum of eighty dollars. I do

also give and bequeath to my second daughter to my second

daughter Catherine Dilsavec the sum of eighty dollars. I do

also give and bequeath to my third daughter Elizabeth Wilson

the sum eighty dollars. I do also give and bequeath to my fourth
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daughter Susannah Swartz the sum of eighty dollars to be paid

to them or their heirs in three years after my death. I do also

give and bequeath to my fifth daughter Nancy Shoup the

sum of eighty dollars. I do also give and bequeath to my sixth

daughter Magdelena Shoup the sum of eighty dollars. I do

also give and bequeath to my eighth seventh daughter Sarah

Shoup the sum of eighty dollars. I do also give and bequeath

to my eighth daughter Hester Shoup the sum of eighty doll=

=ars to be paid to each of them or their heirs in three years

after my decease. I do also give and bequeath to my eldest

son David Shoup one equal third part of my farm to be lai=

=d off to him on the side of the Creek, where he now lives. I do

also give and bequeath to my second son Sebastian Shoup

one third part of my farm to laid off to him on the south

side of said farm where the buildings now stand. I do also

give and bequeath to my third son Joseph Shoup the rema=

=ining third part of my farm to be laid off to him on the north

side of said farm for their heirs and assigns forever. I do also

give and bequeath to my wife the use my house for a home

during her life time. I do also allow my four single daughters

Nancy Magdelena Sarah & Hester to live with their mother

in the old home as long as they live single. I do also wish

and desire my two oldest sons David & Sebastian to go on

and finish building the mill on Fulton's Creek and keep

a fair account of all the expenses, and when my youngest son

Joseph becomes of age to pay them his part of the expenses

and to have it equally divided between the three boys; and

I do hereby appoint my wife Mary Magdelena and my

oldest sons David & Sebastian Executors & Executrix of this

my last will and testament hereby evoking all other wills

by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal this 28th day of Sept in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred & nineteen

In presence of us

Jos. W. Crawford )

John J. Swartz )
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16 Nathaniel Butler's Deceased Will of -

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the

day of A.D. 1821 before President and

Associate Judges

of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the County

of Delaware & State of Ohio

This day the last will and testament of Nathaniel Butler

was produced in open Court, proved by the testimony of the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded as

follows to wit

In the name of God Amen -

I Nathaniel Butler being weak in body but sound in mind

and memory & in the presence of Almighty God and these witne=

=sses constitute this instrument to be my last will & testament.

After the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges I will

and bequeath my property as follows. Firstly I bequeath unto the

widow Ou, living near Luka Town on the Sandusky River all

my property that I do not dispose of previous to my death. I also

appoint James Lambert executor of this my last will.

I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of December

in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred & twenty-

signed in the presence )

of us - ) Nathaniel Butler [seal]

Edmond Buck )

Cyrus Benedict )

Noah White )



Andrew Black deceased - Will of -

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 8th day of Mar=

=ch A.D. 1821 before President and

Associate Judges of the Court of

Common Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio

The last will and testament of Andrew Black was this day

produced in open Court, proved by the testimony of the subscribing

witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as follows to wit:

In the name of God Amen - I Andrew Black of the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio being weak in body but of sound

and perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty 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 give and

bequeath unto my beloved wife Esther Black, the one third of all

my personal and real estate after my just debts are paid -

I do also give and bequeath to Nancy Kean and Mary Kean an

equal part of my personal & Real Estate with my lawful
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heirs. Also I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Esther Black

executrix and John Wodine Executor of this my last will and

testament - hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal

this second day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand

eight hundred and twenty

Andrew Black [seal]

Signed sealed and declared by the above named And=

=rew Black to be his last will and testament in the presence

of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

in the presence of the testator

John Elliott

David Elliott


The State of Ohio

Delaware County ss Personally appeared Andrew Bla=

=ck signer & sealer of the foregoing instrument of writing

and acknowledged the same to be his free and voluntary

act and Deed for the purpose therein specified before

me the subscriber & Justice of the Peace in and for

said Township. Given under my hand & seal this

2nd day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand

eight hundred and twenty

David Elliott [seal]



Nathaniel Butler's Will

Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on this day of

A.D. 1821 before the President & Associate Judges of the Court of

Common Pleas within and for the County of Delaware

and State of Ohio

The last will and testament of Nathan=

=iel Butler was this day produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto and

ordered to be recorded.

In the name of God Amen: I Nathaniel Butler being weak in

body but sound in mind & memory do in the presence of Almighty

God and these witnesses constitute this instrument to be my last will

and testament. After the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges

I will and bequeath my property as follows. Firstly I bequeath unto the

widow Orr living near Seneca Town on the Sandusky River all my

property that I do not dispose of previous to my death. I also appoint Jos.

Lambert executor of this my last will. I have hereunto set my hand &

Seal this third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred & twenty Nathaniel Butler [seal]

Signed in the presence of us - Edmond Buck, Cyrus Benedict & Noah

White
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18 Sylvester Benedict's Will -

Pleas held at the Courthouse in Delaware on

the day of June A.D. 1821 before President

and Associate Judges

of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio

THis day the last will and testament of Sylvester Bene=

=dict was produced in open Court, proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recor=

=ded as follows to wit:

Be it remembered that I Sylvester Benedict of the Tow=

=nship of Bennington County of Delaware and State of Ohio

being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and

memory, do make and publish this my last will and testa=

=ment in manner and form following, that is to say, I give

and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha Benedict the

household furniture and one cow. I do also give and beq=

=ueath unto my oldest son Cyrus Benedict one heifer one year

old this winter past. I further give and devise unto my beloved

wife Martha Benedict, the use of what remains of my pers=

=onal property and also my farm lying and being in Town=

=ship County and State above named, during the time that

she remains my widow. I further give and devise the said farm

and personal property unto my children [viz]: Cyrus, Allen

Gideon Ira, Mary William Jane and Amos Benedict to be

equally divided amongst them all. I do hereby appoint

Reuben Benedict and Daniel Wood Executors of this

my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

seal (or by my express direction) the sixteenth day of third

month in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty one

Sylvester Benedict [seal]

Signed Sealed published and declared

by the above named Sylvester Benedict

to be his last will and testament in the

presence of us, who at his request and in

his presence have hereunto subscribed our

names as witnesses to the same

Aaron Benedict

Wm Benedict

Maurice Pleas
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Moses Brown's Will 19


Pleas held at the Court House in Delaware on the 5th

day of November A.D. 1821 before President and

Associate Judges

of the Court of Common Pleas within and for the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio.

This day the last will and testament of Moses Brown was

produced in open Court, proved by the testimony of the subscri=

=bing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as follows:

In the name of God Amen. I Moses Brown of the

Township of Radnor and in the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio being of sound mind and memory but being weak

of body, and knowing the certainty of death but the uncertainty

of the time thereof, do make this my last will and testament

in manner and form following - to wit: recommending my

soul to God from whom I received it, and my body to the

dust from whence it came, but having a truly hope of a glo=

=rious resurrection through the merits of our blessed Lord and

Savior Jesus Christ, - I will and dispose of my worldly

Goods Lands and affairs as follows ~ In the first place

I will and bequeath to my daughter Jean Flemin [?] the

sum of Twenty dollars to be paid one year after my decease

Secondly to my Grandson James Wallis Brattin all my

weaving apparel and the sum of eight dollars. Thirdly to

my daughter Sally Mounts who is intermarried with

Humphrey Mounts who all the remainder of my estate

both real and personal. I do ordain and constitute

Samuel Cooper and Robert McIlwain of Delaware

County Radnor Township to be sole executors of

this my last will and testament and utterly disavowed

every other and certify this as my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

seal this eleventh day of December One thousand Eight

hundred and nineteen.

Signed Sealed and acknowledged his

In the presence of Moses X Brown

John F. Dunlap mark

Adam Cooper
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20 Douglass Farnam's Will

Procedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio on the 23rd day of January A.D. 1822

This day the last will and testament of Douglass Farnum

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be reco=

=rded.

Be it remembered that I Douglass Fsrnum of the

State of Ohio Marion attached to Delaware County and

Town of Green Camp, and now being in exercise of my

perfect senses, that God hath given me, of my own free

will and accord, do give and bequeath in this my last

will or legacy my whole estate or property in the following

manner viz: To my beloved wife Susan Farman and

Lucy Louise Farman my beloved daughter I give and

bequeath the whole of the estate that fell to (Susan Farman

above mentioned) on the decease of John Lendenberger her father

Likewise I give and bequeath to the aforesaid wife and daughter

each an equal share of my remaining estate, real and personal

with Daniel Butler, Betsy Morse and Polly Black three chil=

dren of God now living with me. Also to Daniel Butler my

own wearing apparel for his personal use and benefit.

I also give and bequeath to Erastus Farnum, Floreet Farnum and

Adaline Farnum (children by my first wife) the sum of ten dollars

each. Having previously given them by an Attorney the property

that fell to them by their mother together with my own accum=

=ulations previous to her death. I also will my soul to my

heavenly father, my body to the dust from whence it came.

Given under my hand the Twenty Eighth day of November

One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty one

attest Douglass Farnam

James Gooding ~

David Tipton ~

~ Codicil ~

As I feel myself approaching toward the last scene of life

and wish that my survivors should live in peace and

unity, and having a also a wish that justice should be done

to them, have deemed it expedient to annex as a Codicil to my

last will or testament. And First ~

I appoint and hereby authorize Susan Farnum my wife

to be a Guardian for Lucy Louisa Farnum, our daughter and

wish her in all respects to transact the business of a faithful

Guardian. And

Whereas the above mentioned Susan Farnum

Lucy Louisa Farnum, David Butler, Betsy Morse and Polly
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C. Clark, may some or all of them wish to dispose of or sell

the real or Personal estate and make a division of the same

I do hereby nominate and appoint William Justice as my

legal Administrator and empower him to sell the real estate

and legally to convey (the same by Warranty deed, which

shall be considered as valid as though I owned the same)

in his own name to the purchaser, and also to make a

just and equal division amongst those to whom it is

bequeathed. As well as transact other business agreeable

to this consent and direction.

Given under my hand and seal this Thirtieth day of

November In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and Twenty one.

Attest Douglass Farnum

James Gooding ~

Aaron Hill ~

The State of Ohio, Delaware County SS

To David Lipton Esq Justice of the Peace of Big

Rock Township in said County Greeting: These are to

authorize you to take the Disposition of Aaron Will, Witness

to the Last will and Testament of Douglas Farnum, tou=

=ching the execution of said will, and make certain thereof

under your hand and seal together with this commission

to the Clerk's office of our Court of Common Pleas, for

said County with all convient speed.

Witness the Hon John A. Mcowell President of

our said court this 23rd day of Jany 1822.

[ L S ] J S Hughs clerk

C. W. D. C.

The State of Ohio Delaware County, SS.

On this the 16th day of Feby 1822. came before me this

subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for said

County, Aaron Will in his own proper person who being

sworn in due form of law deposeth and saith that

he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the last will

and testament of Douglass Farnum late of said County

deceased which will was shown to him, the Codicil to

which is dated Nov 30th 1821. And further this deponent

saith that he saw said Farnum sign said last will &

Testament[crossed out] or Codicil and declare the same to be his

last will and Testament, And that he, the deponent

believes said Farnum to have been at the time of his sig=

=ning said instrument sound in mind, and in proper

exercise of his rational faculties. and further this deponent

saith now Aaron Will ~
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Big Rock Township Marion County attached to Delaware

County Ohio. Feb' 16th 1822. Agreeable to the within commission

I have taken the Deposition of Aaron Will named in the

above commission. And I herewith annex the above deposition

to this. And make return thereof to the Court of Common

Pleas for said Delaware County

David Tipton Justice of Peace [ seal ]

Last Will of James Carpenter Dec'd


Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 23rd day of Jan'y A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of James Carpenter

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the subscri-

=bing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I James Carpenter of Sunbury Township

Delaware County and State of Ohio, being weak in body but

of sound and perfect mind and memory - blessed be Almig-

=hty 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 give and bequeath unto Betsey Carpenter my

beloved wife, One third of all my personal and real estate

during her natural life, I do also give and bequeath unto

my eldest son Benjamin Owen Carpenter the west half of the

lot I now live on. Computed at One hundred acres, be the same

more or less. Conditioned as follows: to wit: that he (Benjamin

Owen Carpenter) shall pay to my three daughters: to wit: Eliza

Carpenter, Harriet Carpenter and Mary Carpenter the sum

of two hundred dollars each in manner following: to wit: to pay

Eliza her two hundred dollars when she is twenty years of age

the other two to receive their pay when they come of age. Also

I also give and bequeath unto my eldest son Benjamin

Owen Carpenter One Town lot, situate lying and being in the

town of Zoar being the corner lot by the Bridge over the mill

race, near the big Creek. And he (Benjamin Owen Carpenter)

to clear twenty acres for my youngest son John Carpenter

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On the west half of the lot I now live on, which is the

partition I give and bequeath unto my youngest son John

Carpenter, estimated at One hundred acres be the same more

or less. I have given to my eldest daughter Esther One hundred

acres of land which is lot twenty two in the third quarter of

the first Township in the fifteenth Range of the United States

Military tract which I consider her portion. And lastly as

to all the rest and reserve of my personal property, I give

and bequeath to my beloved wife Betsey Carpenter whom I

hereby appoint my sole Executrix, of this my, of this my last

will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me

made. In witnesss whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this 5th day of October in the year of our Lord, One

thousand Eight hundred and twenty-one

James Carpenter

Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the above named

James Carpenter to be his last will and testament in the

presence of us who have thereunto subscribed our names

as witnesses in the presence of the testator

John Kerr

Stephen Wilmington

Gideon McMillon


{ Last Will of Jacob Eiman Deceased }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the State of Ohio, ( County of Delaware and )

in the July term 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Jacob

Eiman was produced in open Court and proved by the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ : Will : ~

In the name of God Amen. I Jacob Eiman of Marion

County and State of Ohio being weak of body but of sound and

perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same

do make and publish this my last will and testament

in manner in manner and form following, that is to say.

First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God from whom

I received it and my body to the earth from whence it

was taken I next give and bequeath unto my beloved wife
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Barbara Eiman the one third part of the place on which I

now live or the one third part of the produce of the same

to be at her option, during the time of her natural life, to

be then disposed of as hereinafter provided. I also leave and

bequeath to my beloved wife Barbara the house and garden

that is now on the premises for her use during her life time

and also one bed and bedding one Milch cow, one spinning

wheel, and one stew kettle, three knives and three forks. three cups

and saucers, three pewter plates and four spoons. I do also

give and bequeath to the heirs of my eldest son John Eiman

deceased, one obligation against said John Eiman dated the

10th of May 1804, for the sum of Eleven pounds five shillings.

also one other oblilgation against said John Eiman deceased

dated Sept 10th 1820 for the sum of Forty six dollars and ninety

cents. I do also give and bequeath to my daughter Anna the

sum of Ten dollars to be paid to her in two years after the

decease of my wife Barbara. I also give and bequeath to my

son Jacob Eiman the sum of Twenty five dollars, the same

being for Two Mares bought from me, and in case the afore-

=said sum of Twenty five dollars should amount to more

than his part of the estate, when the same shall be sold, he

shall then pay back the differance to the Executor. I also give

and bequeath to my son Abraham the sum of one dollar, to be

paid in two years after the decease of my wife Barbara, which

with the trade of a Blacksmith I consider to be his part.

I also give and bequeath to my son Christopher the sum of

One dollar to be paid in two years after the decease of my wife

Barbara, which with the trade of a tanner I consider to be his

part. I also give and bequeath to my five daughters: Viz: Katherine

Eiman otherwise Katherine Dunmire, Betsey Eiman otherwise Betsey

Hancock, Barbara Eiman otherwise Barbara Brown, Mary Eiman

and Sally Eiman, together with my son Jacob Eiman aforesaid I

leave them jointly and equally, the one half of the amount of what

the place I now live on may sell for after the decease of my wife

Barbara deducting therefrom any debts, that may be to pay, or

any claims that may come against the estate after my dec-

=ease, the aforesaid sum of Twenty five dollars which I left

to my son Jacob Eiman, shall be deducted out of his part,

of what may come to him out of [crossed out] ^ from the sale of the place. I also

give and bequeath to my son David Eiman the remaining

half of the place on which I now live, the line for the div=

=ision of the same shall be run from North to south, and

I leave and bequeath to him the west half of the same, to

have possession of the same immediately after my decease,

except such part as is reserved for my wife, Barbara,

and in case my son David should wish to keep the other
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half of the place at the appraisement made before the sale of

the same he shall have the privaledge so to do by giving notes

with security for the payment of the same, to be divided into

five equal payments ~ the first payment to be made in one year

from the time of the agreement, and one payment every year

thereafter untill the same is paid. I will also that in case David

should keep the whole of the place, that the other heirs also

be paid, the eldest first and so in succession to the youngest

I also give and bequeath to my two daughters Mary Eiman

and Sally Eiman each one bed and bedding or each one cow

or else Eighteen dollars each in money at the discretion of the

Executors. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Barbara

Eiman otherwise Barbara Brown, one coverlet or bed spread

I also will that as soon as convenient after my decease that

all my personal property not otherwise disposed of shall be

sold at public Vendue to pay of any claims that may come

against the Estate, and in case that there should be more

than sufficient to pay all claims against the estate my

will is that it be equally divided among the after named

children Viz: Jacob Eiman, Katherine Eiman otherwise Katherine

Dunmire, Betsey Eiman, otherwise Betsey Hancock, Barbara

Eiman otherwise Barbara Brown, Mary Eiman, Sally Eiman

and David Eiman, and all debts collected that are over and

above sufficient to pay all claims, shall also be divided

among the above named children. my will also is that in

case my son David Eiman should die without heirs, that

the property left to him shall be sold and the money divided

among my five daughters, and my son Jacob Eiman above

memtioned. I do hereby appoint David Jones and my son

Jacob Eiman executors of this my last will and testament

hereby evoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

seal this thirty first day of March in the year of our lord

One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty three -

Signed. sealed, published & declared Jacob Eiman [ Seal ]

by the above named Jacob Eiman to be his last

will and Testament in the presence of us who have

hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the

presence of the Testator John Reed

his

George X Hancock

mark

Samuel Ferrill

I also will that my wife Barbara Eiman shall have the use of

the south stable in the Barn during her life time

John Reed Jacob Eiman

his

George X Hancock

mark

Samuel Ferrill


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26 Will of Mary Williams decd


Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas within &

for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio, on the 18th

day of Nov A.D. 1822.

This day the last will and Testament of Mary Williams

was produced in open court and proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be

Recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen.

I Mary Williams of the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio, being very sick and weak

in body but of perfect mind and memory - thanks be

given unto Almighty God. Calling unto mind the mortality

of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all once

to die, do make and ordain this my last will and

Testament. That is to say - principally and first of all

I give and recommend my soul to the hand of Almighty

God, that gave it - and my body to be buried in decent

Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing

doubting but ^ at the general resurrection I shall receive the

same again, by the mighty power of God. And as touching

such worldly estate, wherewith it has pleased God to bless

me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same, in

the following manner and form. First I give to and bequeath

to my well beloved daughters: towit: all and singular my

beds and all my clothings: towit: Margaret Martin Sarah

Main, Rebecca Main, Mary Main and Grace Gill, and also

I give to the above named, an equal proportion of all the

real of my property, now belonging to me. Also I give to my

beloved sons, James and Elijah Williams an equal prop-

-ortion of all the property that was willed me by their father

Nehemiah Williams except the above mentioned. Also I

likewise constitute, make and ordain Timothy Main

and Benjamin Martin the sole executors of this my will

and Testament, to divide my effects agreeable to above

amongst my seven children before named, and I do

hereby uterly disallow, revoke and disavow all and

every other former testament, wills, legacies, bequests and

executors by me in anywise before named, willed and bequea-

-thed, ratifying, confirming this and no other to be my last will

and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal this second day of May in the year of Our Lord

One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty-two.

her

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared Mary X Williams X

mark

by the said Mary Williams as her last will and testament in the presence

of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto

subscribed our names David Carter )

Lyman Main )
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Will of Hezekiah Roberts decd 27

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas within

and for the State of Ohio on the 18th day of Nov A.D. 1822.

This day the last will and testament of Hezekiah Roberts

was produced in open court and proved by the testimony of the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen

I Hezekiah Roberts of Sunbury in

the County of Delaware and State of Ohio, calling to mind the

mortality of my body, that it is appointed for all men once to

die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament

in manner and form following - that is to say, first I give and

bequeath to my beloved wife Jemima all my household furn-

-iture, farming utensils cattle and sheep, that I shall be pos-

-sessed of, as her full right and dower in my estate.

I also give and bequeath to my son Hezekiah Roberts

a lot of land situate in Sunbury aforesaid being lot No 4

in the west tier of lots in the fourth quarter of the fourth

Township in the seventeenth range of Military lands, containing

ninety acres, and also seven hundred dollars in money

which collected, estimated in all, one thousand dollars.

I also give and bequesth to my daughter Catherine Rogers

one hundred dollars which is to remain in the hands of my

Executors to give to her from time to time as she may need.

And furthermore I give and bequeath to my beloved grand

daughter Deliverance Chaffar-Rogers, now Prindle, one

hundred and fifty dollars to be paid out of my estate

whenever it can be collected. I give and bequeath to

my beloved grand daughter Catherine Rogers, now Brunson

one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid out of my estate

whenever it can be collected. I also give and bequeath

to Jonah Rogers my grand-son son Two hundred dollars

to be paid to him out of my estate whenever it can be

collected. I do also give and bequeath to my beloved grand

son Hezekiah Thompson Rogers two hundred dollars to be

paid to him out of my estate as soon as it can collected.

I do also give and bequeath to my beloved grand son

Limon Ford Rogers two hundred dollars to be paid to

him out of my estate as soon as it can be collected.

Giving in the manner above said one thousand dollars

in the family. And I do also give and bequeath to

Asenath Roberts one hundred dollars to be paid to her

out of my estate as soon as it can be collected.

And it is further my will that after my doctor's bill

and funeral expenses are all paid and the whole of the

legacies bequeathed as aforesaid paid off in every part as
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aforesaid, then out of the remainder of my estate if any

there may be, I bequeath to my grand son Hezekiah

Roberts thirty dollars, to my Grand son Hezekiah Thompson

Rogers thirty dollars, and to Hezekiah Roberts the son of

James Roberts thirty dollars, which I give to those three

for bearing up my name. Then after all the above

legacies shall have been paid, and if there should still

more of my estate remain undivided it is my will

that the remainder be equally divided between my only

son Hezekiah Roberts and my daughter Catherine now

Rogers. And I do hereby ordain, constitute and

appoint Hezekiah Roberts Jr. my only and beloved son

also my grand son Hezekiah Roberts the third my grand

son Hezekiah Thompson Rogers and and James Roberts

my sole executors of this my last will and testament

hereby declaring null and void one and all wills that I

may heretofore have made, allowing, declaring and publ-

=ishing this to be my last will and testament. In witness

whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth

day of September, in the year of our Lord One Thousand

eight hundred and Twenty-one. -

Signed sealed and published Hezekiah Roberts [seal]

in the presence of

Thomas W. Wigton

David Welch

~

{ Last Will of Lemuel G. Humphrey Decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the day of A.D. 182 .

This day the last will and testament of Lemuel G.

Humphrey was produced in open court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded ~

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen.

I Lemuel G. Humphrey of
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Liberty Township Delaware County and State of Ohio,

being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and

memory, do make and publish this my last will and tes-

-tament, in manner and form following (that is to say) first

I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Dorcas Hum-

-phrey one equal third part of all my property both real and

personal after my debts are all paid to be by her freely pos-

=sessed as long as she shall remain my widow and no

longer. I do also give and bequeath unto my eldest

son Lemuel Humphrey lands as follows on the south

part of my farm, one piece of the east side of the highway

twenty four rods in width and to extend from said highway

to the east line of my said farm, and also one piece on

the west side of said highway thirty three rods wide and

to extend from said highway to the west side of my said

farm. I also give and bequeath unto my daughter

Arminda M. C. Master the sum of ten dollars to be paid out

of my personal estate. I also give unto my daughter

Laura Humphrey the sum of fifteen dollars to be paid out

of personal estate. I also give and bequeath unto my

son Aaron C. Humphrey, lands on the north part of my

farm, as follows, one piece on the west side of the

highway nineteen rods wide running west a sufficient

distance as to make fifteen acres of land. I also give

unto my daughter Lorinda Plum the sum ten dollars

to be paid out of my personal estate. I also give

unto my daughter Eliza Hall the sum of ten dollars

to be paid out of my personal estate. I also give

and bequeath unto my son Eber Humphrey, all my

land and buildings not before bequeathed, it is fur-

=ther my will that the said Eber shall pay to my

youngest daughter Sarah the sum of twenty dollars

in money when she arrives at the age of twenty one

years. And I hereby give and bequeath to my grand

son Richardson, the youngest son of Ralph Richardson

the sum of ten dollars to be paid by my two eldest sons

Lemuel and Eber. Equally - when the said Richardson shall

arrive to the age of twenty one years. And furthermore

it is my will that my son Lemuel Humphrey, shall

pay the several legacies given to my daughters if the personal

property is not sufficient, except my daughter Eliza who

is to be paid by my son Aaron C. Humphrey and

further it is my will that the several legacies where the

time of payment is not specified, shall be paid within

three years after my decease, which are to be paid as

herein directed, "viz" by my son Lemuel.
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And I do hereby appoint my well beloved wife Dorcas

Humphrey my Executrix and my son Lemuel Humphrey

Esqr Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby

revoking all former wills by me made, in testimony

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th

day of October in the year of our Lord 1822.

Lemuel G. Humphrey [ seal ]

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be by the above

as named Lemuel G. Humphrey, to be his last will and testament

in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our

names as witnesses in the presence of each other, and in

presence of the testator Isaac Case

Abner P. Kinney

Joseph M. Gardner


Last Will of George Dilsaver Dec'd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the March term of said Court - A.D. 1825.

During this term of Court the will of the said George

Dilsaver was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen.

I George Dilsaver of the State

Ohio and Delaware County, being weak in body but of

sound and perfect mind and memory, considering the

uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound reason

blessed by Almighty 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 wish all my just and

lawful debts paid. I give and bequeath unto my beloved

wife Elizabeth Dilsaver, one third of my real estate as

long as she remains my widow, and also one bed

and bedding, and spinning wheel and one cow. I do

also give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah
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Dilsaver the sum of thirty dollars, fifteen to be paid in

three years after my death by my son John B. and fifteen

dollars in five years after my death by my son Zacharia.

I give and bequeath unto my second daughter Mary the

sum of thirty dollars, fifteen to be paid by my son George

within six months after he comes of lawful age. and

fifteen dollars paid by my son William Henry, in six

months after he becomes of lawful age. I give and

bequeath unto my third daughter Barbara the sum of

thirty dollars, fifteen dollars to be paid by my son

Adam in six months after he becomes of lawful age

and fifteen dollars by my son Jeremiah in six months

after he becomes of lawful age. Whereas I have one hun-

=dred and eight acres of land to be equally divided

among my six sons, in the following manner: to wit ~

by drawing a center line running paralell with the

North line of said lot, to be equally laid off into six

eighteen acre lots - I further give and devise unto

my eldest son John B. Dilsaver his heirs and assigns

eighteen acres of land being the North east corner lot to

hold to him the John B. Dilsaver his heirs and assigns

forever. I further give and bequeath unto the said John B.

one yearling hors colt. And I hereby give and devise

unto my second son Zachariah Dilsaver his heirs and

assigns eighteen acres of land being the south east corner

lot, to hold to him the said Zachariah Dilsaver his heirs

and assigns forever. And I hereby give and devise

unto my third son George Dilsaver his heirs and assigns

eighteen acres of land being west of Zachariah's, to hold to

him the said George his heirs and assigns forever.

And I hereby give and devise unto my fourth son

his heirs and assigns William H. Dilsaver eighteen acres

of land lain west of John B. to hold to him the said Will-

=iam H. his heirs and assigns forever. And I hereby

give and devise unto my fifth son Adam Dilsaver

his heirs and assigns eighteen acres of land being the

south west corner lot, to hold to him the said Adam

his heirs and assigns forever. And I hereby give

and devise unto my sixth son Jeremiah Dilsaver

his heirs and assigns eighteen acres of land being the

north west corner lot, to hold to him and said Jeremiah

his heirs and assigns forever. And lastly as to all

the residue and remainder of my personal estate goods

and chattels of what kind and nature soever, I give

and bequeath the same to John B. Dilsaver. John L.

Swarto and Roswell Field, whom I hereby appoint
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Executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby

revoking all former wills by me made. In witness I

have hereunto set my hand and seal the 17th day of Mch

in the year of our Lord A.D. one thousand eight hundred

and twenty three.

George Dilsaver [seal]

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above

named George Dilsaver to be his last will and testament

in the presence of us who have unto subscribed our

names as witnesses in the presence of the testator

Henry Swarto

David Shoup


{ Last will of Abraham Adams Decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio on the 30th day of March A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Abraham

Adams was produced in open court and proved by the

testifying of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered

to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God Amen:

I Abraham Adams of Harlem

Township Delaware County and State of Ohio, being weak

in body but of sound mind and memory, do make

and publish this my last will and testament in

manner and form following, (that is to say) First I

give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Susanna

the use and benefit of one third of my farm on which

I now reside, during her natural life. Second, I do

give and bequeath unto my youngest son, John Adams

his heirs and assigns all my farm in Harlem Township

on which I now reside, subject however, to the

above made in favor of my beloved wife Susannah Adams

during her life time. And lastly as to the residue and

remainder of my personal estate goods and chattels

of what kind and nature soever, I give and bequeath
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the same unto my said wife Susannah Adams, and my

beloved children Elijah Adams. Hannah Adams, Susa-

=nnah Adams, Sarah Adams, Mary Adams, Martha Adams,

Margaret Adams, John Adams, to be equally divided amongst

them, my said wife and children.

As Executors of this my last will and testament,

I do hereby appoint Elijah Adams and Susannah Adams.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

seal this twenty ninth day of September in the year of

our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty Two.

Abraham Adams [Seal]

Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the above named

Abraham Adams to be his last will and testament, in the

presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names

as witnesses in the presence of the testator.

John Caney

David Adams Jr

Susannah Bennet.


Last Will of Benjamin Carpenter Decd


Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the Oct term A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Benjamin

Carpenter was produced in open Court and proved by the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I Benjamin Carpenter of Sunbury

of Delaware County and State of Ohio, being of sound mind

and memory, do make and ordain this my last will

and testament in maner and form following: towit:

first of all I commit my soul to God who gave it, though

the Lord Jesus Christ, and my body to be decently buried

confidently hoping for a happy resurrection at the great

day. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife

the best room in my house, the profits of the use of

one third of my land, and tenaments, for and during
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her natural life. I give and bequeath to my two

sons Robert and Charles all my lands in the State

of Ohio, to them and their heirs and assigns forever.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, one

hundred and fifty Dollars, in property at valuation,

besides what she rightfully claims for her own out of

my personal estate. I give and bequeath to

each one of my children: towit: to James, Elizabeth,

Benjamin, Robert, Lalla, Polla and Charles, each one

a school Bible out of my moveable estate, and after

my debts and funeral charges are paid, the remainder

of my moveables, I give to my wife, for her use during

her natural life, and at her decease to be divided between

my two daughters Sarah and Polla. And it is my sincere

wish and I deem it to be riteous and just to thro all

my landed property into one common stock with all

the property lying below the saw mill race, to be owned

claimed or divided equally between my three sons Benja-

=min, Robert & Charles. And lastly I do hereby apoint

Ezekiel Brown, Esqr and my son Robert Carpenter my

Executors to this my last will and testament, hearby

revoking all former wills by me made. In witness

whereof I have set my hand and seal the twenty eight

day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand

eight hundred and twenty.

Benjamin Carpenter [Seal]

Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the above

named Benjamin Carpenter to be his last will & testament

in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed

our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator.

Jedediah Collins

David Sheets Jr

Lovina Collins
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~ Last Will of Andrew Dodds Decd ~

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

at the Oct term A.D. 1823.

This day the last will & testament of Andrew Dodds

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be

recorded ~ ~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I Andrew Dodds of

the County of Delaware and State of Ohio being weak in

body although firm and in my right mind, do make

and constitute this to be my last will and testament.

First I commit my soul to God that gave it, and my

body to the dust from whence it came, and what

earthly goods and and tenements it hath pleased God to

give me, I do will and bequeath in the manner following

Viz~ In the first place my body to be decently intered and

my just and lawful debts paid, The remainder as

followeth to my beloved wife Hannah I give the one third

of all my property at an appraised value, to my eldest

son Joseph one dollar, to my son James one dollar, to my

son Thomas one dollar, to my daughter Margaret one

bed and bedding and Spinning wheel, to my son John

one dollar, and it is my wish for him to go to a trade

and to my sons William C. and Andrew, I give a certain

lot of land exclusive of the widows dower which I am now

possessed of, lot No 4 in the first quarter Seventh Township

Nineteenth Range United States Military land, to be equally

divided between the said William C. and Andrew.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint William Crathy

and William O. Dodds Executors of this my last will &

testament. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal

this twenty first day of August One thousand eight hun-

=dred and twenty three.

Andrew Dodds [Seal]

Signed in presence of us

John Elliot

John Dodds
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Last Will of William Walker Decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the day of A.D. 182 .

This day the last will and testament of William

Walker was produced in open Court and proved by the

subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

Be it known that on the fourteenth day of the present

month (January) in the year of our Lord, One Thousand

eight hundred and twenty three, William Walker of Upper

Sandusky, in the County of Crawford and State of Ohio,

having been for a considerable time previous in a declin-

=ing state of health, was at this time under an apprehension

that he should not recover, did at Upper Sandusky afore-

=said, make and declare the following words or substance

as his last will and testament, which was put in

form upon paper, and read to him, and by him approved

but as his son John R. Walker was hourly expected to

arrive from the Territory of Michigan, he desired to delay

the signing untill he should arrive - several days passed away

and he did not arrive. and at length one of the undersigned

witnesses was spoken to by the said Walker, who said in

substance, that the difficulty might now be dispensed

with, that it was no longer necessary to wait for his

son, (alledging the uncertainty of his coming) that the

Will might now be signed - this was on or about the

sixteenth instant, when the said William Walker in con-

=versation was recapitulating the services which his son John

had rendered to the family, more than his other sons,

concluded by saying that there must, be an allowance made

to him, and directed the substance of the last article of

the Will to be inserted in his fallow to which Isaac Walker

and John Shaw, are witnesses, sometime after this two of

the undersigned witnesses were called upon to witness the

signing and acknowledging of the Will - but when convened

they and all parties present did not believe the aforesaid

William Walker to be sufficiently rational to sign a Will:

and it was thought most proper to witness it in the

form of a Nuncupative Will ~ as follows,

Viz ~

Article 1st I will that all my just debts together with

my personal charges be as spedily paid as circums-

=tances will permit ~

2nd I also will that the two tracts of land which I

hold in the Territory of Michigan on Detroit River

containing about Eight hundred acres, (or one of which my
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son John now lives, be divided amongst my six children

namely - John R. Walker, William Walker, Nancy Walker, Maria

Walker, Mathew Walker and Joel Walker as near equal in

value a possible - that is the property aforesaid is vested in

them as Tenants in Common to be divided by them, or man-

=aged as they may judge best, and most satisfactory ~ to

them and their heirs and assigns forever.

Article 3 I also Will and bequeath forever unto my

beloved wife Catherine Walker all my personal estate of every

kind and description, Viz, House hold furniture, farming

utensils and live stock &c (except my house called Britains)

where I now live at Upper Sandusky or on the Honey Creek

tract so called, to be disposed of by her, or managed for her

support, and also for the support of our minor children,

which she will have the care of. The tract of land at

or near land wich in Upper Canada is the property of my

wife Catherine, Willed to her by her father, that is of course

subject to her own management and final direction.

Acticle 4th And further that I will and bequeath to

my son Isaac Walker my house called Britains as his

full share of my estate, as it is intended that he shall be

provided for out of my wife's tract of land near Honey Creek

adjoining John Vanmetres tract.

Article 5th I also appoint my son John R. Walker of

Michigan and my son William Walker executors of this

my last will and testament.

Article 6th I also will and bequeath to my son John

R. Walker the right and privaledge of residing on the tract

of land where he now lives in the Territory of Michigan

for the term of three years, and during that time to enjoy

all the profits, privaleges and advantages arising from the

proper culture and necessary care of said farm.

These or words of the like import the said William

Walker declared in the presence of the Witnesses whose names

are hereunto subscribed, with an intention that the same

should stand for, and his last Will and Testament.

In testimony whereof the said witnesses have hereunto

set their hands and seals this twentieth day of the first

month (January) in the year of our lord - One thousand eight

hundred and twenty three.

Jno Shaw [Seal]

I John Lewis am a witness to the

aforesaid Will except the sixth & last article John Lewis [Seal]


Isaac Walker [Seal]
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Last Will of Nathan Nettleton Decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and state of Ohio, at

the Oct term - A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Nathan

Nettleton decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I Nathan Nettleton of Orange

Township and State of Ohio, considering the uncertainty of

this mortal life, and being of sound and perfect mind

and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same. Do

make and publish this my last will and testament in

manner and form following: First, I will that all these

just debts and dues I do owe in right to any person or

persons whatsoever, be well and truly paid by my executor

hereafter named. I further will and bequeath unto my

beloved wife Hannah Nettleton, all my Personal property

after the above mentioned debts are paid, and I also give

and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah Nettleton

the North half of fifty acres of land, part of the first quarter

of the third Township in the eighteenth range of what is

called the United States Military Survey, the said fifty

acres being the west part of lot Number five, on the

East side of Allum Creek, in the subdivision of said quarter

after taking off forty-five acres the northerly part of said

lot which has been sold and surveyed by Lucas Sullivant

to Randall Arnold which said fifth lot is designated

by beginning at a point three hundred and ten poles and

four tenths of a pole south from the North east corner

of said first quarter section of the third Township, thence

south Eighty six and a half poles to the partition line

between Ludlows heirs & Lucas Sullivants, then west to

Allum Creek, then up the middle of the channel of said Allum

Creek to a point Two hundred and thirty seven poles and

one quarter of a pole west from the beginning, thence east

to the place of beginning.

I also give and bequeath to my eldest son John Nettleton

his heirs and assigns forever the south half of the above

described premises free from all encumberances (except

a mortgage to Lucas Sullivant, which James Harper Jr.

executed, on the above premises, being subject to that and

that only)

I further will and appoint Hannah Nettleton my beloved

wife and John Nettleton my eldest son Sob executors

of this my last will and testament: hereby
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revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof

I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 25th day of

August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty-one

Nathan Nettleton [Seal]

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the above

named Nathan Nettleton to be his last will & testament

in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our

names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator.

Nathl W. Barrows

Samuel Ferson

John Ferson


{ Last Will of Mathew Quick decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 13th day of Apl A.D. 1822.

This day the last will and Testament of Mathew

Quick was produced in open Court and proved by the

subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God Amen:

I Mathew Quick of Sun-

being of sound mind & memory

=bury in the County of Delaware and State of Ohio, ^ do

make and ordain this my last will and testament

in manner and form - as follows - (viz) After debts &

funeral charges are paid, I give and bequeath to my

beloved wife Rhoda, the whole of my property both real

and personal for and during the full time of her natural

life, to improve and use at her discretion, and at

her decease it is my will that my son Jesse have all

and singular my land and tenements forever he paying

to my son Benjamin Quick the sum of one hundred

dollars in property, at the valuation of men.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one

equal half part of my personal property at the time of

my wife deseas, and the remainder of my personal estate
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I will shall be equally divided between my son

Jesse and my daughter Mary.

Whearby revoking and disannulling all and every

will by me heartofore made, ordaining and appointing

my well beloved wife Rhoda my sole executor to this

my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I do

hearby set my hand and seal this third day of June

1820.

his

Mathew X Quick [Seal]

mark

Signed, Sealed, & published as

my last will and Testament in presence of us

Nathan Dustin

Benjamin Carpenter Junior

Moses Carpenter


The Honorable the Court of Common Pleas

Delaware County, April Term 1822.

Whereas Mathew Quick did in his life time make &

publish a will dated the 3rd day of June 1820 ~ in

which I the subscriber was made the Executrix and

whereas my health being greatly impaired, I am rend-

=ered thereby incapable of carrieing the said will into

effect, do therefore pray that letters of Administration

may be granted to Benjamin Carpenter Junior on the

estate described in the said will which will accompany

this petition Rhoda Quick

Benjamin Carpenter Sr.

B. Carpenter
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Last Will of Nehemiah Williams decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 15th day of April - A.D. 1822.

This day the last will and testament of Nehem-

-iah Williams was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded ~

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I Nehemiah Williams of the

Town of Troy Delaware County Ohio, being in perfect

health of body and of perfect mind and memory, thanks

be given unto God: calling unto mind the mortality of

my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men

once to die, do make and ordain this my last will &

testament ~ that is to say, principally and first of all I

give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty

God, that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth

to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion

of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general

resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty

power of God. And as touching such worldly estate

wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I

give, demise & dispose of the same in the following man-

-ner and form. First I give to and bequeath to Mary

my dearly beloved wife the whole of my moveable estate

to make use of at her discretion for her support dur-

=ing life. & dispose of the same at her pleasure at last.

Also I give to my well beloved son James Williams the

south half of the land together with all the appertainances

thereto belonging &c and the North half of the land that

I bought of Joseph Cole &c &c . Also I give unto my

well beloved son Elijah Williams the north half of

the land together with all the appertainances, and the

south half of that which I bought of Joseph Cole to

have and to hold &c They whom I likewise const-

=titute, make and ordain the sole executors of this my last

will and testament, all and singular my lands, messuages

and tenements by them freely to be possessed & enjoyed & I

do hereby utterly disallow, revoke & disannul all and every

other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests & executors

by me in anywise before made named, willed & bequeathed

rattefying and confirming this, and no other to be my last

will and testament. In witness hereof I have hereunto

set my hand and seal, this twelfth, sixth day of August in

the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred & twenty-one

Nehemiah Williams
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Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared by

the said Nehemiah Williams, as his last will and testam-

=ent, in the presence of us, who in his presence and in

the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our

names Sabeus Main

John Main
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James & Elijah Williams Benjamin Martin

_________________ ,, _______________________


{ Last Will of Asa Scott decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 16th day of April A.D. 1822.

This day the last will of Asa Scott was produced in

open Court and proved by the Testimony of the subscribing

witnesses thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God, Amen ~

I Asa Scott of Delaware County

in the State of Ohio being out of health and infirm in

body, but of sound mind and memory and unders-

=tanding, the certainty of Death and the uncertainty

of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my

worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared

to leave this world, when it shall please God to call

me hence. Do therefore make and publish this my

last will and testament in manner and form following

that is to say, First and principally I commit my

soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body

to the earth to be decently buried on my own land,

at discretion of my widow or children, and after

my debts and funeral expenses are paid, that the

widow have ^ the full use of one third of what remaining property

there shall be left during the time that she shall remain

my widow and no longer, and this to go to my

three youngest sons.

Item 2 I give and bequeath unto Harvey Scott my
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oldest son all my right and title to all the landed

property that belonged to my father at his decease, also my

father's clothing that was set off to me by his will to be and

remain his full portion and to have no more.

Item 3. I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter

Betsy married to W.G. Sturdevant in addition to the furni-

=ture and setting out that she has, one first rate cow

(already had) or the value of it in other goodspay to be and

remain her full portion.

Item 4th I give and bequeath unto my second dau-

=ghter Ruth married to John Lewiss in addition to

the furniture and setting out that she has already had,

property to be and remain her full portion.

Item 5th I give and bequeath unto Elias Scott my

second son now living one sound five year old mare

that is now called his - in part portion.

Item 6th I give and bequeath unto Lewis Scott my

third son now living One chesnut sorrel six year

old mare that is now called his in part portion.

Item 7th I give and bequeath unto Thomas Scott

my youngest son one sorrel three year old mare that is

now called his ~ in part portion.

Item 8th I give and devise and bequeath unto my

three youngest sons namely Elias & Lewis & Thomas J.

all the farm on which I now live being and lying

in the Township of Berlin County of Delaware State

of Ohio, containing Two hundred and twenty three

acres, be it more or less, to them to be equally divi-

=ded, provided they each do their equal share in

maintaining me, to them the said sons and

their heirs and assigns forever, in fee simple ~

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint

my dear wife as executrix and Lewis Scott my son

as executor of this my last will and testament revoking

and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made

ratifying and confirming this and none other to by my

last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have

hereunto set my hand - affixed my seal, this 4th day of

March in the year of our lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty two. Asa Scott [Seal]

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Asa Scott the

above named testator as and for his last will & testament

in the presents of us who at his request and in his presents

and in the presents of each other have subscribed our names

as witnesses thereto John Lewis, Joseph Cronkleton

James Eaton
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Last Will of Phebe Buck decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

at the October term of said Court - A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Phebe

Buck decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the suscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

Wherefore I Phebe Buck of the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, being of perfect mind and memory but

taking into view the uncertainty of time ~ Do make

and ordain this as my last Will and testament.

Viz. To my son Gideon Buck I give and bequeath

Eighteen acres of land from off the tract which I now

occupy to be surveyed of the East and by parallel

lines, or the one equal half of my lands lying east of

the County road east of Allum Creek. Also 5 acres of land

West of the County road east of the Creek extending

the said road from the north line twenty four rods

or perched, and far enough West to make five acres.

And a two year old heifer and a calf I give to Gideon

which together with the foregoing tracts is his full share.

I also give and bequeath to my son Edmund

Buck one milch cow (he having had his divide

of land previous to this date) as his full share.

And I also give and bequeath to my daughter

Phebe Allen all the residue of the land east of the County road

that runs east of the Creek ~ and that all the house

hold furniture is to be equally divided between the

said Phebe and my Grandaughter Philena Buck

(including what the said Phebe has previously had.)

And that in addition to one half of the furniture aforesaid

I give and bequeath to my said Grand daughter

aforesaid one Grand milch cow as her full share.

And to my Grand son Israel Buck now living in the

State of New York I give one dollar as his full share.

And to my son Andrew I give and bequeath all

the rest and residue of my Estate real and personal, he

having heretofore had a just claim to Forty eight acres

of the land but no deed of conveyance had ever been made

to him for it.) he to pay my funeral charges and all other

just debts ~ And also my sheep to be equally divided

between my four children and my Grand daughter,

Philena, And I do hereby nominate and appoint my

son Andrew Buck and William Benedict as executors

of this my last will and testament.
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In testimony whereof I have caused my name to be

hereunto affixed ~ and by my express direction this thirteenth

day of the Eighth month in the year of our Lord Eighteen

hundred and twenty two Phebe Buck [Seal]

In presence of the testator who acknowledged after

having the contents read to her that it was her last will

and testament. Aaron Benedict

David Osborn


{ Last Will of David Elliott decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 19th day of Nov" A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of David

Elliott was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen.

I David Elliott of the County

of Delaware State of Ohio being weak in body although

in my right mmry, considering the frailty of the

human, the certainty of death do make and con=

=stitute this to be my last will & testament ~

I commit my soul to God who gave it and

my body to the earth from whence it came, with

a request that my body may be decently interred

And what earthly goods and possessions it hath

pleased the Almighty to bestow upon me, I leave

in the following manner.

1st I do give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth

the one third of all I possess, after my just debts

are paid while she liveth ~

2nd I do give unto my sons Joseph Elliott and

David Wilson Elliott the farm on which I now

live in Westfield Township, and all that pertaineth

thereto, after my debts are paid to be equally divided

by Rennings line east and west.

3rd I do give and bequeath to my daughter Jane
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one cow to be worth twenty dollars, to be paid by

the said Joseph and David W. when she arrives to

the age of Eighteen years.

4th I do give and bequeath to my son James S.

Twenty dollars to be paid by the said Joseph and

David when he arrives to the age of twenty-one

also that he be put to a trade at the age of

Fourteen years.

5th My daughters Catherine W. Elizabeth S. and

Margaret I wish to be Recd on the farm untill

they arrive to the age of Eighteen years each and

at that time to have one cow apeice to be worth

twenty dollars, each to be paid by the above men=

=tioned Joseph Elliot and David W. Elliot.

6th Also what remaineth of my personal property

to - equally divided between my sons Joseph and

David W. Elliott.

7th I do hereby constitute my wife Elizabeth my

whole and sole Executrix of this my last will &

testament in witness whereof I set my hand and

seal this Twenty ninth day of August, in the year

of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and twenty

three.

Witnesses present David Elliott [Seal]

John Elliott

David Mitchell


{ Last Will of David Smith decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio on the 24th day of Nov" A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of David

Smith was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

In the name of God Amen.

I David Smith of Delaware

County and State of Ohio, being weak in body - yet
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of sound and perfect understanding and memory

do constitute this my last will and testament.

And desire it to be received by all as such.

1st That my debts be well and truly paid and my

funeral charges ~

2nd That my well beloved wife Chloe shall have all

my real and personal estate - after my decease and

my debts paid, except one dollar to each of my children,

to be paid within one year after my decease.

3rd That after my wife's decease that two thirds of the estate

left then be given to my boys, and the other third to be given

to the girls. And I do hereby appoint my wife Chloe

Smith and James Smith my son executors of this my

last will and testament. In witness whereof I have

set my hand and seal this 1st of October, A.D. 1823.

Attest William Sharp ) David Smith [Seal]

Attest Nehemiah Smith )


{ Last Will of Rufus Blackmer decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and state

of Ohio, on the 5th day of Dec" A.D. 1823.

This day the last will and testament of Rufus

Blackmer decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen:

I Rufus Blackmer - being

weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and

memory do make and publish this my last will

and testament in manner and form following

I give and bequeath all my real estate together

with all my personal personal estate goods and

chattels of what kind and nature soever that

I now possess or that will hereafter become due,

to my beloved wife Rachael Blackmer whom I here-

by appoint executrix and Owen Owens Executor

of this my last will and testament hereby
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revoking all former wills by me made, in witness

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the

tenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand

eight hundred and twenty three.

Rufus Blackmer [Seal]

Signed sealed and published and declared

as the above named Rufus Blackmer to be his

last will and testament in presence of us who

have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

in presence of the testator.

James W. Larraber .

Amos Lark .

Samuel Lewis .


{ Last Will of Ephraim Mc Coy }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware at the

April term of said Court - A.D. 1824 ~

This day the last will and testament of Ephriam

McCoy was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen:

I Ephriam McCoy of Sunbury

Township, County of Delaware, State of Ohio, being

in perfect mind and memory - thanks being unto

God, calling unto mind the mortality of body and

knowing that it is appointed once for man to die,

do make and ordain this my last will and testa-

=ment, That is to say - principally, and first of

all, I give and recommend my soul to God

into the hands of Almighty God - that gave it, and

I recommend my body to Earth to be buryed in

a decent Christian manner not doubting but

at the general resurrection I shall give this

same again by the mighty power of God.
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And as touching such worldly estate wherewith

it has pleased God to give me in this life, I give devise

and dispose of in the following manner.

Firstly I do here constitute, make and ordain my

loving wife Sarah Mc Coy, the sole Executor of this

my last will and Testament.

Secondly - I do give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah

Mc Coy, all my personal property, excepting one cow

and calf, one yearling heifer and one sheep, which I

do give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary McCoy

I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah

Marvin wife of James Marvin one dollar to be paid

in trade in one year after my decease, delivered at

Mary Mc Coy's house in Sunbury

And I do hereby revoke all former wills ratifying and

confirming this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this Nineteenth day of June in the year of

our Lord - One thousand Eight hundred and twenty

three his

Efraim x Mc Coy [Seal]

mark

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced

and declared by the said

Ephraim Mc Coy as his

last will and testament in the

presence of us who in his the

presents of each other have

hereunto subscribed our names

Elizabeth Perfect.

William Perfect.
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Last Will of William Justice decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, at the April term of said Court, A.D.

1824.

This day the last will and testament of William

Justice was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

The State of Ohio, Delaware County, Feby 7, 1824,

calling to mind the mortality of my body, but being

of perfect mind & memory for which I render

thanks to God, I William Justice of Marlborough

Township in said County do make and ordain

this my last will and testament.

First, I will to my beloved wife Elizabeth the farm

with all the appurtenances on which we now live

containing sixty three acres which the said Eliza is

to hold suject to the following conditions "Viz",

that she shall maintain or cause to be maintained

in a suitable, comfortable manner (so long as she

shall live) Amelia Justice my mother ~

2. I give and bequeath to my step-sons William

Justice and John Justice equally one hundred and

three acres to be taken off the forth end of a lot of land

containing one hundred and ^ eighty three acres of land, which

lot lies north of and adjoining the land of Jacob

Coldren. The remaining Eighty acres of said lot I

direct that it be divided into two equal parts, by a

line running North & South ~

And I will and bequeath son of my sister Elenor

called Levi the east half of forty acres. The remainder

of said lot containing forty acres, I will and

bequeath to my step daughter Rhoda Justice.

Respecting the personal property of which I am possessed

I desire that after my just debts shall have been paid

the remainder of said property of all descriptions be held by

my said wife Eliza both for her support and that of her

family - and I hereby appoint John Moses Jr. my Executor

in the premises ~ In witness whereof I set my hand and

seal the day above written

William Lewis [Seal]

In presence of

Amos Wilson.

Noah Spalding.
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Last will of Stephen Morehouse decd 51

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio,

at the April term of said Court - A.D. 1824.

This day the last will and testament of Stephen More-

-house was produced in open court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Stephen Morehouse of the Township of Bennington

County of Delaware, State of Ohio, do make and ordain

this my last will and testament and first, I direct

that my body shall be decently intered in a Christian-

like manner and funeral charges and all my just debts paid

Second - to my eldest daughter Joanna B. Meekeer I

give and bequeath forty acres of land to be taken off of

the east end of the lot on which I now live to be laid

off in the most convenient shape so as to injure

the remainder as little as may be, but so as to take

in the house that Enoch Meckeer built. and all the

improvements he has made. Thirdly - I do give and

bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Twenty acres of

land during her life to be laid off in such shape, as

she shall choose so as to take in the house in which

I now live, with any part of the whole of the improvem-

-ents adjoining together with all my moveable property

of every description and money excepting six dollars

which I wish should remain in the hands of my

executors to pay the taxes so far as it will go on all

the land which is disposed of in this will excepting the

forty acres which I have given to Joanna B. Meckeer

Fourthly, To my two sons Seth and Ebenezer jointly

I give and bequeath one hundred and sixty one acres,

it being the remainder of the lot on which I now live

including the twenty acres, which I have given to

my wife which I intend shall be theirs at her decease.

It being lot No. 1 in R 16. T. 6. S.2. U S Military sur-

=vey.

Fifthly - To my daughter Mary I give and bequeath

Fifty acres of land to be taken off of the west end of

a lot of land which I own, containing one hundred

and seventeen acres, in lot No 3, and Section above

written.

Sixthly - To my two Grand-sons Abraham and Abner

S. Morehouse, Sons of Mathias Morehouse deceased

I give and bequeath to the two jointly sixty-seven

acres of land - it being the remainder of lot No. 3.
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last described - but they shall pay to their brother

Charles R. Morehouse, one dollar if called for, that

is each is to pay him fifty cents. I further direct

in consequence of the devise that I have made

to my two sons Seth and Ebenezer that they shall

pay the taxes on the land which I have given to

my two Grand-sons (after the money is expended)

that I have left to pay taxes) until they arrive at

the age of twenty one years, or so long as they

remain with them and no longer.

Lastly I appoint Ebenezer E. Morehouse and

Thomas Hance my Executors to this my last will

and testament. In testimony whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of Apl

in the year of our Lord 1823.

his

Witnesses present . Stephen X Morehouse

Thomas Hance mark

Augustus Ayres

Amon Mc Narnes
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Last Will of John Jones decd 53

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, at the July Term of said Court A.D. 1824 ~

This day the last will and Testament of John

Jones was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded ------

~ Will ~

This is the last will and testament of me John Jones

of Radnor Township Delaware County, State of Ohio

Farmer &c. &c. &c.

I give and bequeath to my dear wife Margaret fifty

acres of land - to wit: the end joining the River Sciota

which is best improved on my tract of land situated

in the fourth section of fifth Township, in the Twentieth

range containing 135.92. for the term of her natural

life, and one whole crop of my farm either collected

or growing, on the place, at the time of my decease.

Also the whole of my house hold furniture, and

one half of my live stock and the farming utensils

I will to my only son John the whole remainder

of the above mentioned tract of land being 83.92

and one half of my live stock, and the above me-

-ntioned fifty acres, after the decease of my wife

Margaret and his heirs and assigns forever, the above

property that I will to my son John, is subject

to pay all any just debts, and to pay the following

legacies "viz"

To my daughter Susanah Twenty dollars

in trade of a fair market price according to the

times - To my daughter Margaret twenty dollars

in trade as above mentioned - fair market price.

To my daughter Polly, One hundred dollars in

trade as above - towit: a fair market price, and Polly

is to have fifty dollars of the above at the time of her

marriage or at the age of 18 years, the rest of her portion

as well as that of Susannah and Margaret, become

due at the decease of my wife, except John my son

would wish to pay a part or the whole of them sooner.

I appoint my dear wife Margaret to be the sole execu-

-trix of this my last will and testament, and declare

this to be same, in witness whereof, I set my hand

and seal this first day of August One thousand eight

hundred and Twenty-two. John Jones X mark [Seal]

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us & we in the presence of each

other and at the request of testator within named have subscribed our names as

witnesses hereof the wards and his heirs and assigns forever, that I will my son John

being first interlined James Davis - William Williams -
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54 Last Will of Mary Williams Wright decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio at the July term of said Court - A.D. 1824.

This day the last will and testament of Mary

Williams was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God, Amen:

I Mary Wright of Sunbury

Delaware County and State of Ohio, being sick and

weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind

memory and understanding - considering the

uncertainty of death and the uncertainty of the time

thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs

and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world

whence it shall please God to call me hence, do therefore

make and publish this my last will and testament

in manner and form following: that is to say:

First and principally I commit my soul into the

hands of Almighty God and my body to the earth

to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter

named - and after my debts and funeral charges

are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows.

I give and bequeath unto my brother William

A. Nelson, thirty acres of land being a part of the

plantation on which I now live, and which I

purchased of Ebnezer Roberts, to him the said William

A. Nelson his heirs and assigns in fee simple.

I also give and bequeath unto the said William A.

Nelson my quart family Bible - I give and

bequeath unto Esther Nelson my sister the remaining

twenty acres of the tract of land, on which I now live,

to be laid off in such a manner, as to include the

cabin in which I now live and part of the orchard

to her the said Esther Nelson her heirs and assigns in

fee simple. I also give and bequeath unto my sister

Esther Nelson, her heirs and assigns in my horse, chaise

and harness, now the above devise which I have made

to Esther Nelson is to be subject to the following conditions

That whereas my sister Jane Nelson is possessed of a

weak constitution it is my will that the said Jane

Nelson shall have an equal share with the said Esther

Nelson in the use of the above mentioned twenty

acres of land, and the horse, chaise and harness

aforesaid during her natural life or during her the
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said Jane Nelson's pleasure. I also give and bequeath

unto my sister Esther Nelson one feather bed and bedstead

pillows and bolster and double cover lid, two bed quilts

5 pairs of sheets and pillow cases and one pair of fulled

blankets - also six silver table spoons and sugar tongs,

also one cow, one large brass kettle, together with all

my kitchen and table furniture, except those articles

hereafter specified. I give and bequeath unto my sister

Jane Nelson one pair of blankets, sheets and pillow cases

also six silver tea spoons. I give and bequeath to my

niece Jane Smiley one feather bed, one cover lid one

pair of sheets and pillow cases. I give and bequeath

unto my niece Mary Anne Smith one trunk one pair

of fulled blankets and six silver tea spoons.

I give and bequeath unto my nephew Thomas Wright

Randal son of my sister Anna Randal one silver

watch. I give and bequeath unto my sister

Anna Randal six knives and forks and six table

plates.

I give and bequeath unto my brother Robert Nelson

of Fairfield County, the sum of forty dollars, to be paid

to him when the same shall be collected and brou-

-ght from Pensylvania - I give and bequeath

unto Ann Eliza Nelson my niece one feather bed,

one cover lid and one pair of sheets - and I hereby direct

that my wearing apparrel and my diaper shall be

equally divided among my sisters Elizabeth, Anna

Jane and Esther in equal portion share and share

alike, And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint

my brother William A. Nelson of Sunbury Delaware

County in the State of Ohio, to be sole executor of this

my last will and testament, revoking and annulling

all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and

confirming this and none other to be my last will

and testament. In testimony whereof I Mary Wright

have to this my will set my hand and seal this fifth

day of May in the year of our lord one thousand eight

hundred and twenty four

,interlined before signed, Mary Wright

Signed, sealed and published and declared by Mary Wright

the above named testatrix as and for her last will and

testament - in presence of us, who at her request and in

her presence, have subscribed our names, as

witnesses thereto Thomas Young

Elijah Young

Eleazer Copeland
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56 Last Will of Joseph Hatch decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio. A.D. 1824

This day the last will and testament of Joseph

Hatch was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto -

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God Amen:

I Joseph Hatch of Harlem

Township Delaware County being weak in body

but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do

make and publish this my last will and testament

in manner and form following. First I give &

bequeath into my beloved wife Abigal Hatch one

bed and bedding one cow and one Sheep.

I also give and bequeath unto my three sons Nath-

-aniel Hatch, Waterman Hatch and Alfred Hatch

my half of a salt well near Dunkins lick. I also

give and bequeath unto my four sons, Nathaniel

Hatch, Johnathan Hatch, Waterman Hatch, and

Alfred Hatch, all my live stock of cattle and horses,

to be divided equally between them, also all my cash

obligations to be divided equally. I also give and

bequeath unto my said four sons all my farming

tools, all my house [illegible], also my silver watch.

And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder

of my personal estate goods and chattels of what

kind and nature soever I give and bequeath the

same to my said beloved wife Abigal Hatch. I hereby

appoint Wm Budd and John Caney executors of

this my last will and testament, hereby revoking

all former wills by me made, in witness whereof

I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this thirtieth

day of July - in the year of our lord One thousand, eight

hundred and Twenty four.

Joseph Hatch [Seal]

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the

above named Joseph Hatch to be his last will &

testament in the presence of us who have hereunto

subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence

of the testator

John Budd Jr.

Richard H. Randall

Eli Budd
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The State of Ohio - Delaware County. SS.

Court of Common Pleas of the term of September in the

year of our lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty

fur. To Elijah Clark Esqr a Justice of the peace in

and for said County -

The Honorable the Court of Common

Pleas aforesaid referring special trust and confidence

in your integrity and fidelity do authorize, empower

and commission you to take the deposition of Eli Budd

One of the subscribing witnesses to the last will and

testament of (hereto attached) of Joseph Hatch late of

Delaware County deceased - touching the Execution of

the said will and Testament - send said testimony

to said Court. Witness Ebeneser Lane President of

said Court this 30th day of September 1824 -

Attest Thomas Reynolds

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{ The Last Will of Hugh Cunningham decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, at the September term of said Court A.D.

1824.

This day the last will and testament

of Hugh Cunningham was produced in open Court

and proved by the testimony of the subscribing

witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

In the Name of God - Amen:

I Hugh Cunningham of the

County of Delaware in the State of Ohio, considering

the uncertainty of this mortal life and being weak

in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory

blessed be God for the same, do make and publish

this my last will and testament, in manner

and form following - towit:

First I do give and bequeath to my oldest

son William Cunningham and also to my

second son Barnet Cunningham fifty acres of

land each to be taken off the west end of my land
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or farm on which I now live, the said Barnet

Cunningham to have his off the west end of the

whole width of my tract of land, and then East

for quantity. And the said William Cunningham

to have his fifty acres adjoining the east line of

Barnet's land, and each for quantity, the whole

of said hundred acres to be taken of equal widths

on the North and South ends thereof, to have and

to hold to my said two sons and their heirs and

assigns forever.

I also give bequeath and devise to my said

two sons William and Barnet all the personal

estate, property, goods and chattels which they now

have in their possession on which I have heretofore

given them to hold the same as their property.

I do also give, bequeath and devise to my oldest

daughter Margaret Cunningham, all the personal

estate - property - goods & chattels, which she now

has on hand on which I have heretofore given

her to hold the same as her property and not to

debar her the said Margaret from being a legal heir to

my estate hereafter the same and as fully as any other

one of my children. I do also give bequeath and devise

to my beloved wife Sarah Cunningham all the rest

and balance of my real and personal estate, of whatsoever

name or nature it may be, to have and to hold the

same during her natural life, should she remain so

long my widow and at her death the said property

real and personal shall equally divided between all

my children except William & Barnet, who have

had all their share hereinbefore bequeath and

devised. But if my said beloved wife Sarah shall

after my decease think proper again to marry then

and in that case, from and after said second marriage

I do give bequeath and devise to her the one legal

third part of all my real and personal estate, to have

and hold during her natural life, except the two fifty

acre tracts of land herein before Bequeathed and devised

to my two sons William and Barnet, and it is further

my will and desire that my wife Sarah do out of

said estate devised to her - pay all debt and demands

lawfully due from my said estate, and as far as

practable comfortably to support and supply my

family of children as long as they may stay and

live with her and in obedience to her and I

do furthermore hereby appoint my said wife
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Sarah Cunningham Executrix and my oldest son

William Cunningham Executor of this my last will

and testament hereby revoking all former wills by

me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal the eighth day of April in the year of

our Lord One thousand eight hundred & twenty four.

Hugh Cunningham [Seal]

Signed, sealed, published and declared

by the above named Hugh Cunningham

to be his last will and testament in

the presence of us who have hereto

subscribed our names as witnesses

in the presence of the testator

Hugh Lee

J. M. Smith


{ Last Will of Evan Jenkins decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas with and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, at a special session held on the 15th

day of Jany A.D. 1825 ~

This day the last will and testament of Evan

Jenkins waas produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto ~

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen:

I Evan Jenkins consid-

-ering the uncertaintainty of this natural life, and

being of sound and perfect mind and memory,

blessed be almighty 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 give and

bequeath unto my beloved wife Isabella Jenkins, one horse
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one cow and four sheep, to be chosen by her

out of my stock. I do also give and bequeath

unto my step son, David David one horse, my

saddle and my rifle. I do also give and bequeath

unto my step daughter Jane David my loom and

the tackle belonging thereto - I will and bequeath

unto my daughter Mary Johnson the sum of One

hundred dollars. I will and order that all my

personal property except as above bequeathed, be

sold and the proceeds thereof - after paying my

just debts to be divided equally between the said

Mary Johnson, my daughter Magdalen David and

my said beloved wife Isabella Jenkins.

I also will and order that my said beloved wife

Issabella Jenkins after my decease - remain in possession

of my farm on which I now live, being lot No. six

in the fourth section of the fifty township, in the

twentieth range of the United State Military lands,

and have and enjoy all the rents and profits,

accruing from the same during her life. And at

her decease I will and order, that said farm be

sold, and the money arising from said sale, be

divided equally between my said daughters,

Mary Johnson and Magdalen David, saving and

excepting the sum of One hundred dollars which

I will and order to be paid to the trustees of the

Baptist Church -

I also will and order that the aforesaid several

legacies except those relating to my farm, be paid

to the several legatees within eighteen months after

my decease -

I hereby appoint John Philips and Henry Perry

executors of this my last will and testament, hereby

revoking all former wills by me made. In witness

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this

sixteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord - One

thousand eight hundred and twenty four

Evan Jenkins [Seal]

Signed - sealed - published and declared by

the above named Evan Jenkins to be his last will

and testament in presence of us, who have hereunto

subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence

of the testator -

Solomon Smith

Ena Griswold
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Last Will of Joseph Cronkleton decd 61

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio

on the 22nd day of Nov - A.D. 1824.

This day the last will and testament of Joseph Cro-

-nkleton decd was produced in open court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto -

And ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the name of God, Amen:

I Joseph Cronkleton of Delaware

County and State of Ohio (being of perfect health of body

and of sound mind, memory and understanding)

Blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncert-

-ainty of this transitory life - do make and publish

this my last will and testament, in manner and

form following - towit: First it is my will and

I do order that all my just debts and funeral

expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as

conveniently can be after my decease -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my dear wife

Mary Cronkleton the house and household furniture

in which I now live and kitchen utensils -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my said wife the

use and occupation of my plantation on which I

live containing Two hundred and four acres, until

my son Robert shall attain his age of Twenty One

years. She maintaining and educating my minor

children thereout and from and after his arrival at

such age, then I give and devise the said plantation

unto my said son Robert excepting as above the

house in which we now live, together with the

garden back of house and one horse saddle and

bridle suitable for her to ride, and one cow to be

kept on said Plantation for the use of my beloved

wife, during her natural life. And sufficient main-

=tainance to make her as comfortable as possible off

the income of said farm, but if said farm cannot

afford such supply for her reasonably then in that

case she is to call on all my heirs, equally for such

supply. And these allowances and legacies to my said

wife I do hereby declare to be in lieu and stead of

dower at common law.

Item - I give unto my son Joseph Cronkleton all I

singular the farm he lives on being situate on Allum

Creek in the first section in the fourth Township in

the eighteenth range of the United States Military survey
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in the State of Ohio - containing Three hundred acres

as his full share, of all my estate that is if it should

or happen or be that any of my other children should

decease before they arrive at full age to take possession

of their share or my said wife should decease without

disposing of her property my son Joseph is not to

have any part of such property, it is to be divided

among my other heirs equal to each of them.

Item - I give unto my son William's widow the farm

he lived on at his decease joining and south of the

farm I now live on containing two hundred acres,

while she remains his widow, and then to be the

property of the two daughters she bore to my son William

these two children are to be raised and educated off

the income of said farm and when they arrive at

full age they are to have the said farm equal between

them, if either of them should decease before they

arrive at full age, the other is to have said two

hundred acres of land only her mother and my son's

widow is to have her living off said farm, as long

as she remains the widow of my son William she

is to have and possess the house she now lives in

and a garden and priveledge to take apples of the

orchard now planted, and while my two Grand

Children are minors and she may have the farm

in her possession or any one working on said farm,

she is to take care that no waste be committed on

said farm - But be it always remembered that I

(do reserve for the use of my family two perches square

on said two hundred acres, where my son William

is buried for the use of a burying ground - )

Item - I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Cronkleton

Two hundred acres of land joining and south of two

hundred acres willed above to my son William's two

daughters, being part of the fourth section in the

fourth township in the nineteenth range of the United

States Military Survey - in the State of Ohio on Whetstone

river - agreeable to a survey now made of my

lands on Whetstone.

Item - I give & bequeath to my son John Cronkleton Two

hundred acres of land situate in the first section

in the fifth township in nineteenth range of the United

States Military Survey in the State of Ohio, Delaware

County, Radnor Township, being the south half of a

lot of Four hundred acres I had of Joseph

Dunlap -
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Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth

Taylor Two hundred acres of land situate in Radnor

Township in the north west corner the first section in

the fifth township in the nineteenth range of the United

States Military Survey, joining and north of the land

given above to my son John being the north half of

400 acres I had of Joseph Dunlap -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my two daughters

Ann Cronkleton and Margaret Cronkleton three quarter

sections of Congress land - purchased and entered in

the district of Cincinatti - being the east half and

north west quarter of Section number Twelve in

Township Number third, range Number Twelve on

the water of Muskeeto Creek, which empties into big

Miami - the three quarter sections to be divided equ-

-ally between my two said daughters.

And as touching all the rest and residue of my

personal estate of whatsoever kind or nature after

deducting what is sufficient for the support and edu-

-cation of my minor children and the payment of

the tax on the lots of land given to them to be equally

divided among my heirs except my son Joseph who it

is considered had his full share given to him without

any part of what may be of personal estate ---

If my son Robert should not live till he arrives

at Twenty one years of age then in that case I will

and bequeath unto my son Samuel Fifty acres of

the farm I now live on called the homestead farm

to be laid off by a due North and south line so

as to include the house and barn and such

improvements as it will take with the incumb-

=erance of his Mother as reserved heretofore in this will -

And lastly I nominat, constistute and appoint

my son Joseph Cronkleton and James Gillis to be the

Executors of this my last will and testament -

In witness whereof I have hereunto signed, sealed

published - pronounced and declared this to be my

last will and testament - Signed, sealed, published

pronounced and declared by the said testator in the

presence of us who in his presence and at his request

have subscribed as witnesses November 30th 1822 -

Witnesses Joseph Cronkleton [Seal]

Joseph Eaton .

Robert Mc Coy .

Joseph Cunningham November thirtieth A.D. one

thousand eight hundred and twenty two
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I Joseph Cronkleton of the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio do this twenty eighth day of September

make and publish this codicil to my last will

and testament - in manner following (that is to say)

I give to my daughter in law Jane Cronkleton now

Jane Harter the use of the farm she now lives on the term

of fourteen years from this date for her own use for

which privalege she is to raise and school the two

children she had by my son William Cronkleton decd

and for said privaleges she is to have twenty acres

cleared and to pay the taxes yearly - and at the end

of the fourteen years she is to give up the said farm to

the Guardian or Guardians of the said William

Cronkleton's children - leaving it in good repair

And lastly it is my desire that this my present

Codicil be annexed to and be made a part of my

last will and testament - to all intents and purposes

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this twenty eighth day of September - In the

year of Our Lord 1824.

his

Joseph X Cronkleton [Seal]

mark

Signed, sealed, published

and declared by the above named Joseph Cronkleton

as a Codicil to be annexed to his last will & testament

in the presence of Robert Mc Coy [Seal]

Joseph Cunningham [Seal]

Joseph Mc Kinnie [Seal]

September 10th 1824, then made a memorandum of the

personal property of Joseph Cronkleton and the manner in

which he wished it divided after his death: To wit: the

wagon and gears - horses & cows, and the farming utensils

to be left in the old farm for the use of the family, the money

that is due the estate is to be collected and the one half to be

paid to my widow and the other half to be put to the

use and for the benefit of the minors - My rifle gun to

be given to my son John - the household furniture to be

left for the use of the house and at the disposal of my

widow. his

Joseph X Cronkleton

mark

James Gillies

John Cunningham
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Last Will of Isaac Willcox decd 65

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware & State of Ohio,

at the February term of said Court - A.D. 1825.

This day the last will and testament of Isaac

Willcox was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen. I Isaac Willcox late from

Wilksberry Township in the County of Luzern and State

of Pennsylvania now the township of Kinston and County

of Delaware and State of Ohio, yeoman - being of sound

mind, memory and understanding but considering

the uncertainty of this life think fit to make this

my last will and testament in the following manner

-viz - I recommend my soul into the hands of God, and

my body to the earth to be buried in a christian

manner, and as touching such worldly estate where-

with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life - I

give - devise and dispose of the same in the following

manner & form. First I give and bequeath to Crandal

Willcox my dearly beloved son the sum of Four hundred

and fifty dollars which my Eturney Daniel Rosacre-

-ns give to him the said Crandal Wilcox in a bond

that I Isaac Willcox held against him the said

Crandal Willcox for nine hundred dollars, Also I

give to my daughter Lucy Green deceased her children

or heirs thirteen dollars and thirty cents on a note

of hand I hold against the aforesaid Lucy Green

deceased. I do give to my son Isaac Willcox decd

or his heirs the sum sixty seven dollars wich

money I let Cornelia and Mariah and Newcom

Willcox have in my life time - I also give to the heirs

of my daughter Desiah Lake deceased the sum of

Eighty dollars wich money I let Desiah and her

husband Phasris have in my life time. I also give

to the heirs of my daughter Sarah Sprag the sum

of One dollar to be taken out of the sums from

Lucy Green and Isaac Willcox and Desiah Lakes &

the residue to be equally divided of the aforesaid

Lucy Green and Isaac Willcox and Desiah Lake

according their several heirs - I also give to my

loving daughter Thankful Rosecrans all the rest

of my personal property excepting note or bond

exclusive from the above downations to have and

to hold forever to her own property, with one turnpike
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share - and I do hereby utterly disallow - revoke

and disannul all and every other former

testament, legacies - bequest and executors by me

in any ways before named, willed and bequea-

-thed, ratifying and confirming this my last will

and no other - And lastly I constitute - ordain

& appoint Daniel Rosacrans of the Township

of Kingston and County and State aforesaid - and

Samuel Willcox of the Township of Pittstown in

the County of Lucern and State of Pensylvania sole

Executors of this my last will and testament &

I do hereby disallow and utterly revoke and disannul

all and every - In witness whereof I hereunto set

my hand and seal this 27th day of November in

the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty. his

Isaac X Willcox [Seal]

mark

Signed - Sealed - Published

Performed by the within named Isaac Willcox

as his last will and testament in presence of us

who in his presence and in the presence of another

have hereunto subscribed our names.

Crandall Rosecrans

Jemima Rosecrans

Joseph Rosecrans 3d


{ Last Will of Chester Lewis - decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio on the 1st day of March A.D. 1825 -

This day the last will and testament of Chester

Lewis decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded ---
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~ Will ~ 67

In the name of God - Amen:

I Chester Lewis of Berlin

Township - Delaware County and State of Ohio, considering

the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being weak in

body but of sound and disposing mind and memory

thro the blessing of God, do make and publish this my

last will and testament, in manner and form following

(that is to say) I give and bequeath my soul to God who

gave it, and my body to the dust in full assurance

of a general resurrection at the Judgement day - then

First I will that my debts and funeral charges be paid

and satisfied and of my personal estate and so much

of my real estate as I have empowered my friend and

brother John Johnson to dispose of for that purpose, and

furthermore I will that an exchange of deeds be made

between the heirs of my deceased brother Isaac Lewis

and my executors or assigns agreeable to a former

contract between him and me, that the heirs of each hold,

that Hundred acres of land on which their deceased father

last lived - And then I give and bequeath to my beloved

wife Catherine one third part of my estate both personal and

real of whatsoever name or nature during her natural life,

And lastly I give and bequeath to my beloved children

Thomas, Sylvester, William Alonzo & Almy each and every one

of my four children an equal portion of the rest and residue

of my estate both personal and real of whatsoever name or

nature. And finally I hereby constitute and ordain my

beloved friend John Johnson Executor and my beloved wife

Catherine Executrix on this my last will and testament

hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th

day of December 1824. Chester Lewis [Seal]

Signed - Sealed - published and declared by the said

Chester Lewis as and for his last will and testament in

presence of us.

David Lewis

Benonia Dickerman

Florilla Lewis
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68 Last Will of Andrew Murphy decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of

Ohio on the 1st day of March A.D. 1825 -

This day the last will and testament of Andrew

Murphy decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto -

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen. I Andrew Murphy of the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio, being weak in body but

of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make

and publish this my last will and testament in manner

and form following (that is to say) First I give and

devise unto my beloved wife Jane Murphy, two hundred

and fifty eight acres and one hundred and thirty perches

of land being lot Number seven and one other lot of

land containing Two hundred and eight acres & fifty

perches of land being lot Number five, lying and being

in the Township of Marlborough in the County of Delaware

and State of Ohio, and in Section fourth - Township sixth

and range eighteenth - United States Military lands, also

all my beds and bedding and dreser furniture together

with all my house hold furniture - also one cow and two

heifers - and that she may live with my son James Murphy.

I do also give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Murphy

eight dollars in cash and one Bible in which his name

is written, to be paid by my executor. I also give and

devise unto my daughter Mary McWilliams wife of

James McWilliams Two hundred forty one acres and

one hundred and forty perches of land contained in

lot Number six, in Section - Township & range as

aforesaid - to have and to hold the use of the said

land during her natural life, but the fee simple

of the land is to be and remain the sole property of

the said Mary's lawful heirs. I also give and devise

unto my daughter Jane Pugh wife of David Pugh - Two

hundred forty one acres and one hundred and forty perches

of land - contained in section, Township and range

as aforesaid - being lot number three to have and to hold

the use of the said lot of land during her natural life

but the fee simple of said land is to be and remain in the

sole property of the said Jane's lawful heirs. I also

give and devise unto my son James Murphy Three

hundred thirty three acres and twenty five perches

of land, contained in lot number one, in the

north east corner of the aforesaid Section Township
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and range - and on which lot my improvements are,

to have and to hold in fee simple, also all my land

lying and being in the County of Florence and State of Kentucky

said lot of land containing five hundred and fifty five

acres, Also I do bequeath to said James one horse, one cow

two heifers and one Bull, which stock shall not be at

his disposal until he becomes of the age of twenty one years

unless by the consent of his Mother. Also all my farming

utensils - all my Carpenter & wheel wright and coopers

tools all of each and every description. Also one Rifle

gun - shot pouch and powder horn. I do also hereby

appoint my beloved wife Jane Murphy my executrix

and my son James Murphy executor of this my last

will and testament - hereby revoking all former

wills, by me made ---

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal the twenty fourth day of March - in the year of

our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fourteen

his

Andrew X Murphy

mark

Signed - Sealed - Published and

Declared by the above named

Andrew Murphy to be his last

will and testament - in the presence

of us who have hereunto subscribed

our names as witnesses in the

presence of the testator.

Reuben Lamb

John Minter

Samuel Cooper


{ Last Will of Ezra Keen decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas,

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, on the 9th day of May A.D. 1825.

This day the last will and testament of Ezra Keen

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony of

the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
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70 ~ Will ~

The last will and testament of Ezra Keen - - - - - -

I Ezra Keen of Bennington Township, County of Delaware

and State of Ohio, thinking I may not stay here, but

little time and that this life is altogether mortal, I

find it expedient to make my will and settle my

estate - while in soundness of both mind & memory

therefore I give, bequeath and devise the same in the

manner and form following: viz: And first

My will is that all my just debts and funeral

charges be paid by my executors hereafter nomin-

=ated and appointed out of all my estate.

Imprimis - I give and bequeath unto my

wife Hannah Keen the use and improvement of all

my estate, both real and personal for the bringing

up and support of all my family untill my

youngest son Peter shall arrive to the age of twenty

one years.

Item - I give, bequeath and devise unto my two

sons namely, Sandford and Peter Keen and to them

and each of their heirs and assigns after the

youngest of them namely Peter hath arrived to the

age of twenty one years old, all that my homestead

farm wherever I now live to be equally divided between

them with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, which

said farm is estimated to contain one hundred acres

of land - -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy

Keen - one hundred dollars to be paid by my two sons,

Sanford and Peter, within one year after my said son

Peter shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years,

I also give unto my said daughter Nancy (at the

time when my said son Peter shall arrive at twenty

one years) One good feather bed and Bedding - comfortable

for winter and Summer - also one Bureau - six chairs

One good dining table, one cow, one horse, Side saddle

and bridle, all which property to be delivered to her

by my executors at the time above said, out of any

personal property - And if in case my said daughter

Nancy shall take to her a lawful husband at any

time before my youngest son shall arrive to lawful

age as aforesaid - Then and in that case, I hereby order

my said Executors to Deliver unto my said daughter

some part of the goods and chattels towards her keeping

house as shall be proper to her use, the amount of which

to be deducted out of the property I have in this my last

will given her.
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Item - I also give unto my two sons Sanford & Peter all

my farming utensils to be equally divided between them.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my said two sons

each of them a good and sufficient farming team as one

yoke of good oxen or span of horses, each seperately when

my said youngest son shall arrive to the lawful age

of twenty one years old.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my said beloved

wife Hannah Keen all the rest - residue and remainder

of my household goods and in-door moveables and

live stock, which I have not herein otherwise disposed

of - as a free gift forever.

My will and meaning is - and I hereby order

and direct, that my said wife shall have her support

and comfortable maintainance out of all my estate

during the time she shall remain my Relict widow

with her prudent industry -

Finally - I hereby nominate - appoint - ratify and confirm

my trusty friend John Lewis and my beloved wife Han-

=nah Keen, Executors to this my last will and test-

=ament - hereby earnestly requesting and fully empo-

=wering them to see the same, procudiced in according

to the due course of Law, and all my estate settled after

my decease according to the true intent and meaning

of this my said will - In witness whereof I declare this

to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof

I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal

this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord

One thousand eight hundred and twenty four.

Ezra Keen [Seal]

Signed, Sealed, Published

and declared by the said

Ezra Keen to be his last will

and testament in the presence

of us. Joseph Keen

Abiah Ann Keen

Jirah Smith
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72 Last Will of George D. Clark decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, on the 10th day of May A.D. 1825.

This day the last will and testament of George

D. Clark decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto,

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen:

I George D. Clark of the Township

of Sunbury - County of Delaware and State of Ohio, being

weak in body but of strong mind and memory thanks

be god for the same do hereby make and ordain

this my last will and testament in form and

manner following - towit:

First - after my lawful debts and funeral charges are

paid, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Deb-

=orah the full use and controll of all my real and

personal property during her natural life or so

long as she remains my widow - secondly I give

and bequeath unto my son Jotham Clark all

my landed property at his mothers death or

when she ceases to be my widow - thirdly I give &

bequeath unto my two daughters Sally Clark &

Miriam Clark all my personal property to be equally

divided between them at their mother's death

or when she ceases to be my widow. And I do

hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my

beloved wife Deborah and David Armstrong

Executors of this my last will and testament

hereby revoking all former wills by me made,

declaring this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand &

seal this Twenty sixth day of February In the year

of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty four.

George D. Clark [Seal]

Signed, Sealed, published and

declared in presence of us.

John Keer

Cyrus Longshore

John Keer being duly sworn, deposeth and

saith that he saw George D. Clark sign and

seal his last will and testament that he declared

it to be such at the time of the signing thereof

that he believed the said Clark was of sound
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mind and memory when the said will was executed

that he the deponent signed the said will as a witness

in the presence of the testator and at his special request

Sworn to and subscribed John Keer

in open Court after being

interogated by the Court as to the facts contained in said

Deposition

Cyrus Longshore being duly sworn deposeth

and saith that he saw George D. Clark sign and seal

his last will and testament, that he declared it to

be such at the time of the signing thereof - that he believed

the said Clark was of sound mind and memory

when the said will was executed that he the said

deponent subscribed the said will as a witness

in the presence of the testator and at his special

instance and request.

Cyrus Longshore

Sworn to and Subscribed

after having been interogated

by the Court as to each of the facts

set forth in the above.
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74 Last Will of Aaron Benedict decd

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio, at the October term of said Court A.D. 1825 -

This day the last will and testament of Aaron

Benedict decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

Wherefore I Aaron Benedict of Delaware County State

of Ohio and Bennington township being of perfect mind

and memory but taking into view the uncertainty

of time - do make and ordain this as my last

will and testament - that is to say)

To my daughter Sarah and her heirs I give and

bequeath thirty three acres of land lying on the east

side of the Creek, said land is bounded on the

east by Daniel Earb's - on the south by Nathaniel

Earb's and on the west by the Creek - as her full share,

I also give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth

and her heirs twenty five acres of land, bounded as follows

on the east by Daniel Earb's, on the north by David Osborns

on the west by the County road and on the south by the

land that I give to my daughter Sarah, which is

her full share - And I do direct that the lot south

of my house be set out with apple trees. I also give

and bequeath to my daughter Esther L. the one half

of all the fruit trees and also seventy five dollars to

be paid in money, or meat cattle, at the money

price when she becomes of age, and she to have school

learning equal to her older sisters as her full share.

And to my son Aaron L. I give and bequeath all the

rest and residue of my estate real and personal

excepting the household furniture - he to pay all my

just debts. And to my wife Esther Benedict I

give all my household furniture and the use of all

my estate that she shall need for her support so

long as she remains my widow. And I hereby appoint

my wife Esther - my son Aaron L. and David Osborn to

be the Executors of this my last will and testament, in

witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal

this twenty sixth day of the seventh month - One thousand

eight hundred and twenty five.

Aaron Benedict [Seal]

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the

testator in the presence of Stephen Morehouse

Joseph Riley & David Benedict

[interlined in the 6.11.22, and 24 lines from the top

before it was signed ~

these words written along the left hand margin ]
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Last Will of William Brundridge decd 75

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas within

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio on the

20th day day of December A.D. 1825.

This day the last will and testament of William Brundridge

dec' was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered

to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I William Brundige of the Township of Marlborough in

Delaware County and State of Ohio, being of sound mind

and memory - but sensible of the great uncertainty

of life and being desirous to dispose of my earthly

estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon

me, do make this my last will and testament

revoking all former wills by me made -

Imprimis. I will that all my debts and funeral

charges be speedily paid at my decease -

2nd I will and devise to my son Nathaniel Brundige

his heirs the east half of the North west quarter of Section

number fourteen. Township number six, south of

Range number fifteen - containing eighty acres

3rd I will and devise to my son Stephen Brundige

his heirs the east half of two hundred dollars, to be

paid and become a lien of the farm on which I now

reside and payable by the devise of said farm, Two

years after my decease.

4th I will and devise to my son Thomas Brundige

one hundred dollars out of his note of hand which

I hold -

5th I will and devise to my son John Brundige his

heirs the farm on which I now reside - containing

one hundred and fifty five acres, subject to the lien

of two hundred dollars, to Stephen Brundige as

aforesaid - payable two years after my decease -

6th I will and devise to my two daughters Anna Wyatt

and Sarah Terboss all my household furniture & bedding

to be equally divided between them. -

7th I will and devise to Elizabeth Mitchel my daughter

and the heirs of the body of my deceased body daughter

Mary Drake all the farming utensils and Stock on

the farm and also all the property and effects not

heretofore disposed of which I shall die possessed of

to be connected into cash by my executors hereafter named

and to be divided ad stirpes, that is to say the said

heirs to share our moity.

8th It is my will that all my debts including funeral
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charges be paid out of the means in my possession

at my decease.

Lastly - I hereby appoint my sons Nathaniel Brundige

and John Brundige the Executors of this my last will

and testament.

Signed, sealed and executed by me this thirty first

day of October - One thousand eight hundred and

thirty three - the same being first read in my

hearing and presence.

In presence of us. William Brundige [Seal]

William Little

Platt Bush

John Bush


{ Last Will of Isaac Black decd }


Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio at the February term - towit - 25 inst - A.D. 1826 -

This day the last will and Testament of Isaac Black

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered

to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen:

I Isaac Black of Orange Town-

-ship Delaware County Ohio, being weak in body but of

sound and perfect mind and memory etc make and

publish this my last will and testament, in manner

and form following that is to say. First - I give and bequeath

unto my third son Nathan an equal fourth of the farm

on which I now live say the North east fourth to be set

off by running a line east and west through said

farm, equi distant between the North and south lines

and another line North and south equi distant between

the east and west lines of said farm. I do also give

and bequeath to my fourth son Calvin, the south

west quarter of said farm divided as above -
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I do also give and bequeath to my fifth son John the

North east quarter as above divided. I do also give and

bequeath to my sixth son George W, the south east quarter

of said farm, bindley him the said George W. To pay all

the debts which are due from my estate. I do also

give and bequeath to my daughter Julia Ann all the

Household furniture except one bed and bedding which

together with the meat cattle & hogs and farming utensils

I do give and bequeath to my said sixth son, George W.

Also I do give and bequeath the sheep to my said

daughter Julia Ann - Hereby revoking all former wills

by me made - in witness whereof I have hereunto set

my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of December

in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred

and twenty five - his

Isaac x Black

mark

Signed, Sealed published and

delcared by the above named Isaac Black to be his

last will and testament, in the presence of us who

have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses

in the presence of the testator.

Witness

Silas E. Mc Carp

Chester Campbell.

{ Last Will of Hannah Main decd }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of

Ohio - on the 22nd day of May A.D. 1826.

This day the last will and testament of Hannah

Main decd was produced in Open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto -

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen:

I Hannah Main of the County

of Delaware and Township of Troy, being very sick and

weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks

be to God, calling into mind the mortality of my body

knowing it is appointed for all men once to die,
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I do make and ordain this my last will and testament

and principally and first of all I recommend my soul

unto Almighty God and my body I commend to be

buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion

of my executor - nothing doubting but at the general

resurrection I shall receive the same again by the

mighty power of God. And touching such worldly a

estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with

in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same

in the following manner and form - towit: first I

give unto my well beloved son Jonas Main one cow,

with her calf. Also I give unto my son Lyman Main

one cow. And I give unto my beloved daughters Hannah

Wilson and Dorcas Martin all my wearing apparrel

and beds and bedding except one bed. Also I give

unto my well beloved son Thomas Main, all and

singular my land messuages and tenements with all

the stock that is on the farm, except the above mentioned

and the aforementioned bed and bedding with all

my rights - credits - and moneys, for him freely to

possess and enjoy and possess, whom I likewise constitute

and ordain the sole executor of this my last will and

testament I do hereby uterly disallow and revoke, all

other executors - wills and bequests that have heretofore

been by me made, ratifying this and no other to be

my last will and testament, (and I command my

executor to make unto Jonas Main a deed for a certain

tract of land lying on Horseshoe - run Containing fifty

six acres so soon as the said Jonas Main completes

the payment of the same) In testimony hereof I

have set my hand and seal this twenty fourth

day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and twenty six.

Hannah Main [Seal]

Signed - sealed and proclaimed in the presence of

us who in her presence and in the presence of each

other have hereunto subscribed our names.

Sabeers Main }

Eleazer Main }

Personally appeared in open Court

Sabeers Main and Eleazer Main and make solemn

oath that they are subscribing witnesses to the annexed

will of Hannah Main deceased, that each of them

subscribed said will as witnesses in the presence

of said Hannah and of each other and at the time
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of such attestation the said Hannah acknowledged

the same to be her last will and testament - and they

further say that at such time of attestation the said

Hannah was of sound mind and memory as they do

verily believe and that she well knew the contents of

said paper purporting to be her last will - as the dep-

=onent Sabeers read the same to her.

Sworn to in open Court Sabeers Main

May term 1826. Eleazer Main

Thos Reynolds clk.


{ Last Will and Testament of John Duncan }

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for said County of Delaware &

State of Ohio - on the 25th day of May - A.D. 1826.

This day the last will and testament of John

Duncan dec' was produced in open court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

hereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen:

I John Duncan of the

County of Delaware and State of Ohio, being weak

in body but of sound and perfect memory and

mind, and considering the uncertainty of mortal

life - do publish this my last will & testament

in the manner and form following - And wish

it to be received by all as such.

First - That my debts be paid and expenses of

interment - Secondly - I do give unto my niece

Sally Sharp my largest Mare in consideration

of assistance to me, and my good will for her,

Thirdly - That so much of my property be sold as

shall be necessary to obtain a deed for the land

I now live on. then (calculating I have paid for

it - Fourthly - I give unto my wife Mary Duncan

one half of my land and the other half to my

nieces children of this County. Names as follows -
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Mary Sharp - Sarah Sharp - Betsy Sharp and

John Sharp and unto their heirs and assigns

forever, but that my wife Mary shall receive

the profits of said land during her life. Considering

that the timber of said land belonging to the

half planted to said Mary, Sarah,

Betsy and John Sharp shall not be considered

as profits for her or sold for her use.

Fifthly - I suppose that I have some kindred

living in the Southern States of America

if any such be living who are lawful heirs

I do grant each one one dollar to each to be

paid to them when they appear for it.

Sixth - The remaining part of my property

shall be divided between my wife Mary

and my nieces children of which my wife

Mary shall receive one half exclusive of my

Black mare which I give her, as the one

given to my niece, then the remaining half to be

given to the said Mary, Sarah, Betsy and John

Sharp - and used discretionary with their parents

for their use and I do hereby appoint Mary my

wife sole executrix of this my last will and

testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto

set my hand this nineteenth day of April

A.D. 1826 - his

(attest - John X Duncan

Wm G. Norris mark

Sarah Williams

State of Ohio Delaware County, Court

of Common Pleas of the term of May A.D. 1826.

Personally appeared in open court Wm G. Norris

who being duly sworn doth depose and say that the

attestation of Wm G. Norris as one of the witnesses

to the will of John Duncan exhibited for proof

is his deponents attestation, that he deponent

saw testator make his mark and execute

the will that deponent was called on to

witness the will that the will after written was

read to testator and he said it was agreeable

to his instructions - and he directed Wm T.

Sharp to have it recorded - that the will was

handed to deponent and deponent attested

the same in the presence of testator - that testator

was of sound mind and memory at the time
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he executed the will and was of full age, and not

under any restraint to the knowledge or belief of

deponent, that when testator handed the will to

deponent, it was as deponent understood and

believes for the purpose of having deponent sub-

=scribe it as a witness Wm G. Norris

Also personally appeared as above Sarah Williams

who being duly sworn doth depose and say that

she is one of the subscribing witnesses to the

aforesaid will - that she was desired in the presence

and hearing of testator to subscribe the said will

as witness by Mrs Duncan that she subscribed

the same in presence of testator and saw testator

executed the will on the day of deponent

believes that the will bears date - that she saw

the will immediately after testator executed

it, taken by Wm. G Norris for the purpose as deponent und-

=erstood and believes of having him subscribe

it, that testator was of sound mind and

memory at the execution of said will and of

full age - and not to the knowledge or belief

of deponent under any restraint that deponent

Sarah Williams

Sworn to in Open Court

May term 1826.

Thomas Reynolds Clk

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82 Last Will Christian Loup deceased

Proceedings had before the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, on the 6th day of November A.D. 1826.

This day the last will and testament of Christian

Loup was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the Name of God Amen:

I Christian Loup of the

Township of Berkshire in the County of Delaware

and State of Ohio, being sick and weak in body

but of sound disposing mind and memory and

understanding (blessed be God for the same) and

considering the uncertainty of this mortal life

and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs

do make and publish this my last will and

testament in the form following - towit:

Principally and first of all I recommend my

immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it

and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent

and Christian like manner at the discretion of

my executors hereinafter named.

And as to such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased

God to bless me in this life - I give and dispose

of the same in the following manner - towit:

To my son John Rouse I give and bequeath thirty

acres of land off the North west corner of the farm

on which I now live, beginning at the north

west corner of said farm then running east

half the length of said farm, thence south far

enough south to contain the aforesaid thirty

acres. To my Grand daughter Catherine Rouse

I give thirty acres of land off the North east corner

of the aforesaid farm lying due east of the thirty

acres given to the aforesaid John Rouse, also

a certain two year old heifer -

To my daughter Grace Felkey I give thirty acres of

land off the aforesaid farm beginning in the west line

of said farm south of the piece given to John Rouse

running east the whole length of said farm and

far enough south to contain thirty acres, lying

south of the aforesaid pieces given to John and

Catherine Rouse. Also a certain iron pot.

For my son George Loup I give all the remainder

of the aforesaid farm - being a piece on the south
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side of said farm - running the whole length of said

farm - and south of the piece given to Grace Felkey

supposed to contain sixteen acres - All the rest &

residue of my estate after payment of my debts

funeral expenses and the aforesaid legacies to be equ-

=ally divided among the four above mentioned heirs.

And I hereby nominate and appoint John Rouse

and George Loup executors to this my last will and

testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto

set my hand and seal this twentieth day of Sept.

1826. Christian Loup [Seal]

Signed - sealed - published and declared by the

above named Christian Loup to be his last

will and testament in the presence of us who

have hereunto subscribed our names as wit-

-nesses in the presence of the testator. -

Amos Utley }

George Fisher }

The State of Ohio, Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Amos Utley

and George Fisher of full age who being duly sworn

depose and say that they were present when Chr-

-istian Loup signed and sealed the foregoing

will, (dated Sept 20th 1826.) that they saw testator

subscribe said will by mark made with his

own hand, that they signed the same as witnesses

in presence of the testator - and that said testator

was of sound mind and memory at the time

he so subscribed said will and of full age,

and not under any restraint.

Sworn to in Open Court Amos Utley

Nov 6, 1826. George Fisher

Thos Reynolds, clk.

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84 Will of Magdalen Homan decd

Proceedings held in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio - on the 12th day of Feby. A.D. 1828 ~

This day the last will and testament of Magdalen

Homan decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen:

This being my last will

and testament in manner and form as follows

knowing life to be uncertain and that all flesh

must die, I first recommend my sperit to the

Lord, who gave it, and my body to the dust, to be

buried decent at the discreon of my friends and

after my funeral is discharged and all my honest

debts are fully paid, I then bequeath to my loving

John Ligh - Susannah [illegible] - Benjamin Scott - George

Coberly - Martin Powers, and Jane Lewis as placed

as soul heirs of my will herein metioned with

equal distribution to be divided equal to each

legitee Excepting the cattle - houshold and kitchen

furniture that I may than at my decas have -

I give and bequeath to the above named George Coberly

all money - Bonds - Notes and dues that I may

be possessed of at my deceas to be colected and

equely - devided betwene the above mentioned

legatees by my executor George Coberly - This

being my last will and testament, for which

I desire all the things and allegations herein

writen to stand both in Law and Eqity -

Nevertheless certain Bonds which I hold against

John Light - Benjamin Scott - George Coberly and

an orde given to Martin Powers of forty eight dollars

and eleven cent, these is not to daw intrast as

considered part of said estate - In witness I

sign the same with my feble and weak in body

but sound in memory and composure of mind

and desire the same may be recorded as my

last will and testament as I further desire my

Executor George Coberly may execute this my

last will and testament and make the distri-

-bution to each of the above named by all Justice

and for which I have set my hand and affixed

my seal to this day twenty sixth September - one

thousan eight hundred and twenty seven

her

Magdalen X Homan [Seal]

mark
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Signed - sealed and acknowledged before us -

John Luckenbell -

William Norman -

Joseph Coberly -

Delaware Com. Pleas ~

On Tuesday the twelfth day

of February 1828 being the second day of the term of

February came George Coberly into this Court and prod-

-uced the last will and testament of Magdalen Homan

and also were present John Lukenbill and Joseph

Coberly two of the subscribing witnesses to said will

who on oath being first duly sworn deposeth and

saith that they were acquainted with the said

Magdalen Homan, in her life, and that previous

to her death they were called upon by her to

witness the execution of the said will, and that

they severally heard the said will read in the presence

of the said Magdalen who thereupon declared it

to be her last will and testament, and desired

them severally become witnesses thereto, that the said

testator appeared to them, severally to be of sound

mind and memory, at the said time of the

execution, that they subscribed their names to

the execution of said will at the same time, &

the said John Luckenbill deposed that he saw

William Norman also subscribe his name as a

witness thereto. The said John and Joseph being

further examined depose and say that the said

Magdalen Homan at the time of the execution

of said Will was of full age and not under

any restraint

Jacob Luckenbill

Joseph Coberly

Sworn to and Subscribed in

Open Court Feby Term 1828.

T Reynolds clk

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86 Last Will of Lauchlin McLean decd

Proceedings had in Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and

State of Ohio on the 6th day of Oct A.D. 1828.

This day the last will and testament of Lauchlin

McLean decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen:

I Lauchlin McLean of the

Township of Sunbury, Delaware County, State of

Ohio, being weak in body but of sound and perfect

mind and memory - do make and publish

this my last will and testament in manner

and form following (that is to say) First I give

and bequeath to my beloved wife Amy McLean

the use of one third part of my real estate, and

personal property, during her natural life.

I further give and devise to my youngest son

Allen McLean his heirs and assigns all that my

messuage or tenement situated - lying and being

in the County and Township aforesaid, together

with all my other freehold estate and personal

property, whatsoever, to hold to him the said Allen

McLean his heirs and assigns forever, he paying

debts and funeral charges and my two eldest sons

Mordock and Alexander the sum of five dollars

each, and my eldest daughter Mary Atherton

five dollars, and also my four youngest daughters

Betsey, Susan, Eunice and Amy, the sum of one

hundred dollars each to be paid in property. Betsey

to be paid in eight years - Susan in five years - Eunice

in six years - Amy in Seven years, and my three

youngest daughters - Susan, Eunice and Amy - are

to have each of them are to have a good setting

out eaqual to that of Betseys, when they stand in

need of the same. I hereby appoint my beloved

wife Amy McLean sole executrix of this my

last will and testament - hereby revoking all

former wills by me made, in witness whereof

I have set my hand and the 15th day of September

in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty four. Lauchlin McLean [Seal]

Signed - sealed - published and declared by the above

named Lauchlin McLean to be his last will & testament

in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed
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as witnesses in the presence of the testator

B. Carpenter

Rufus Atherton

John B. Grist

- " -

State of Ohio Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Benjamin

Carpenter - Rufus Atherton and John B. Grist who being

duly sworn as the law directs do depose and say that

they the said deponents were personally present at

the signing and reading of the will and testament

hereto attached and do further say that at the time

said will was executed the testator was of full

age of sound mind and memory and not under

any restraint. That said testator, Laughlin McLean

executed said will, in the presence of said

deponents, and deponents attested the same

in presence of said testator and at his request.

Rufus Atherton

B. Carpenter

John B. Griste
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Last Will of Robert Warren decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, on the 6th day of Oct. A.D. 1828.

This day the last will and testament of Robert

Warren decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

I Robert Warren of the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio do make and publish this my last will

and testament in manner and form following

that is to say -

lst It is my will that my funeral expenses, and

all my just debts be fully paid -

Second - I give devise and bequeath to my beloved

wife Elizabeth Warren in lieu of her dower the plantation

on which we now reside situate in Radnor Township

Delaware County and state of Ohio, being the lot No 2

in a survey of land made for David Pugh reference

thereunto being had - and being part of the fourth

section in the sixth township and twelveth range

United States Military tract of land containing about

One hundred and fifty acres during four years

after her natural life, and all the live stock, horses

cattle, sheep, hogs, except one red steer three years old

which is the property of my son Thomas by me now

owned and kept thereon, also all the household furniture

and other items not particularly named and otherwise

disposed of in this will, during four years after her

natural life, as aforesaid she however disposing of

a sufficiency thereof to pay my just debts as aforesaid,

And that after her death all the property hereby devised

or bequeathed to her as aforesaid, or so much thereof as

may then remain unexpended to be disposed of according

to her will, to be divided among my children.

Third - I give and devise to my five daughters, Mary

Margaret - Sally - Eliza Perry and Issabella each of them

a good Bed and Bedding a spinning wheel and a cow,

when they shall become of age.

Fourth - I give and bequeath to my two sons, Wm. P.

and Benjamin each of them one horse saddle and

bridle a new suit of cloths with twenty five dollars

when they may become of age, provided they satisfactorily

serve their mother.

And Lastly - I hereby constitute and appoint my

said Elizabeth Warren to be the executor of this my last
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will and testament revoking and annulling all former

wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this

and no other to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this 21st day of August A.D. 1821 -

Robert Warren

Signed - published - and declared by the above named

Robert Warren as and for his last will and testament

in presence of us who at his request have signed as

witnesses the same James H. Wills -

Henry Perry -

Henry Van Demaro.

The State of Ohio Delaware County. SS.

Personally came into Court here, James H. Wills and

Henry Perry who being duly sworn say that they were

present when Robert Warren executed his last will and

testament and that they subscribed the same as

witnesses in his presence and saw him subscribe the

same, that said Robert was at the time of executing

said will of full age of sound mind and memory and

not under any restraint. James H. Wills

his

Henry X Perry

mark

Sworn to and Subscribed in open

Court this 6th day of Oct. 1828.

T Reynolds clk

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90 Last Will of John Morehouse decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and

State of Ohio on the 6th day of Oct - A.D. 1828.

This day the last will and testament of John

Morehouse decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I John Morehouse of Bennington Township and

Delaware County and State of Ohio, do make and

publish this my last will and testament in

manner and form folowing that is to say -

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses

and all my just debts be fully paid -

Second - I give devise and bequeath to my beloved

wife Matilda Morehouse in lieu of her dower, one cow

and seven sheep and two choice hogs, also all the

household furniture and other Items not particularly

mentioned and otherwise disposed of in this will.

Also one half of the crops on the place where we now

reside - she however first disposing of a sufficiency

then thereof to pay my just debts as aforesaid.

Thirdly - I give and devise to my brother Stephen

Morehouse all of my right - title and interest to all

lands left me by a will made and executed by

my father together with a land warrent yet to be

laid, also one yoke of oxen together with all of the farming

utensils also my undivided half of three cows - one

steer - two yearlings and two calves together with the

remainder of the hogs, on condition that the said

Stephen Morehouse shall faithfully pay to the said

Matilda Morehouse the sum of seventy the same

to be paid in three equal anual installments with

interest from the date of this instrument.

And Lastly - I hereby constitute and appoint Thomas

Hance and Stephen Morehouse to be the executors of

this my last will and testament and ratify and

confirming this and no other to be my last will and

testament John Morehouse [Seal]

Signed = published and declared by the

above named John Morehouse as his

last will and testament in presence

of us who at his request have signed as

witnesses to the same.

Justin Dewey -

Stephen Barneby -
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The State of Ohio Delaware County SS.

Personally came into open court Justin Dewey

and Stephen Barneby who being duly sworn say

that they were present when John Morehouse executed

this last will and testament hereto annexed that

he acknowledged the execution of the same [crossed out] thereof

and that they subscribed the same as witnesses

in his presence - that the said Morehouse at the time

of executing the said will, was of full age of sound

mind and memory, and not under any restraint

Sworn to and subscribed Justin Dewey

before me this 6th day of Stephen Barneby

October - A.D. 1828

T Reynolds clerk

Matilda Morehouse relict of the said John More-

-house - comes into Court here and elects to take

under the last said will and testament of the said

John Morehouse the testator - and relinquishes her

right of Dower at law her

Oct - 6th 1828 Matilda X Morehouse

Attest J. H. Cooke mark

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{ Last Will of Charles Clark decd }

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, on 12th day of Nov A.D. 1828.

This day the last will and testament of Charles

Clark decd was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered

to be recorded -
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92 ~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen: This thirty first day

of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and twenty eight - I Charles Clark of

Liberty Township in the county of Delaware and

State of Ohio, being weak in body but of sound &

disposeable mind and memory - thanks be to God

for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of

my body knowing that it is appointed for all men

once to die, Do make and order this my last will

and testament - And principally and first I recom-

-mend into the hands of Almighty God who gave it.

and my body to be decently intered in a Christian

like manner, at the discretion of my Executor,

hereafter named, and as touching such worldly

estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with

in this life, I hereby will, devise and dispose of them

in manner following, Viz - I allow all my just

debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my

personal estate - then I will and devise unto my beloved

wife Deborah, my farm in Liberty Township that I

now live on to have and to hold, during her life -

And that my four youngest children Charles -

Hannah, James R and Elijah, be clothed and schooled

out of the prophets of said farm, and out of my

personal estate at the discretion of my executor

until they are of age or until the boys are twenty one -

and the girls eighteen. And secondly, I will and

devise that all my personal estate be disposed of

as my executor may think best, for the advantage

and support of my beloved wife and my four

youngest children. And fourthly all the money

remaining in the hands of my executor, arising

from my personal estate, after the decease of

my beloved wife, I will to be equally divided

amongst my eight children, Viz - Nansey Plum wife

of Marques L. Plum, Alscinous, Mary, Clarissa, Jackson, Charles

Hannah, James R. and Eliza. I further will and

devise that after the death of my beloved wife, the farm

I now live on, shall be equally divided among my

seven children, Viz: Nanser Plum, Alscinous, Mary -

Charles, Hannah, James R. and Elizah to their heirs

and assigns, and lastly I do hereby nominate and

appoint my brother Harvey Clark to be my sole

executor of this my last will and testament, to see

that it be duly executed according to the true

intent and meaning thereof - Hereby - ratifying and
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confirming this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and

seal the day and year first above written - Signed - sealed

published and declared [crossed out] pronounced by the said Charles

Clark to be his last will and testament in presence

of. Charles Clark [Seal]

Josiah McKinnie

Nancy Clark

Assenth Travis

State of Ohio, Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared before William L. Drake, Jona

McKinnard, David Price associate Judges of the

Court of Common Pleas in and for said County

convened for the purpose of taking Probate of the last

will and testament of Charles Clark late of said

County decd Nancy Clark and Assenath Travis

of lawful age who being duly sworn do depose

and say, that the paper hereto attached purpor-

-ting to be the last will and testament of Charles

Clark decd was executed by said Clark on or

about the 3lst day of May A.D. 1828, was signed

by him as it purports to have been in the presence

of deponents and deponents were requested,

by the testator to atttest the same and they did so,

in his presence, at the time said will and

testament was executed the testator was of

full age of sound mind and memory and

not under any restraint - and said will

was by said testator pronounced to be his

last will and testament

Nancy Clark

Sworn to and Subscribed Asseneth Travis

in open Court this 12th day

of Nov - A.D. 1828.

T Reynolds Clk

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94 Last Will of William Fancher decd


Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio at the March term of said Court A.D. 1829 -

This day the last will and testament of

William Fancher decd was produced in open Court

and proved by the testimony of the subscribing

witnesses thereto - and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

Whereas I William Fancher of Harlem Township

Delaware County & State of Ohio, being well and

in health and in my Wright mind but knowing

it is appointed for all men to dye, Do this this

as my last will and testament ordain and

appoint for my worldly goods and property to

be disposed of after my death in the following

way and manner - First a decent burying

second All my honest debts to be paid.

Thirdly my wife Lucy Fancher to have one

third part of the land or farm that I now

live on, and one third part of the hous, one

third of the cattle, with all the bedding and

clothing - the other two thirds of the land or said

farm to be divided equally between Nehemi-

=ah Fancher and David Fancher my two sons

with all my other property. Also the other third

part of the land or said farm after their mother's

death excepting Rebecca Fancher my daughter

is to have out of the said property fifty acres

of good land or one hundred dollars and

a good cow, whith her bed and clothing. Henry

Fancher and Samuel Fancher and William

Fancher I have gave them their lands before

Nancy Davison, Amy Fancher and Polly Billings

my children they have each of them fifty acres

of land, which they now live on, which is each

one of their parts of my property, according

to my last will and testament, given under

my hand and seal this fifth day of June

in the year of our lord 1828.

William Fancher [Seal]

his

Nicholas X Budd

mark

Catherine her Budd

X

mark


Delaware Court of Common Pleas

March term 1829.

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Personally appeared in open court Nicholas Budd

and Catherine Budd and made joint oath that

the paper here within filed purporting to be the

last will and testament of William Fancher

was by them and each of them attested by

subscribing their names thereto in presence of

said Fancher and of each other - that at the

same time said Fancher acknowledged the same

paper to be his last will and testament and at

the attestation thereof the said Fancher was of

sound mind and disposing memory.

his

Nicholas X Budd

mark

her

Sworn to in open Court Catherine X.Budd

March 11th of 1829. mark

T Reynolds clk

Hon David Prince -

Sir -

As I not able to attend

Court to attend, to taking out letters of Admin-

=istration in the estate of my dec' husband Wm

Fancher it is my wish and request that my

two sons David and Nehemiah Fancher

may be appointed by the Court to administer

upon the same. Lucy Fancher

Harlem Mch 16th 1829.

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96 Last Will of Croft Felkey decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio, at the June Term of said Court - A.D. 1829.

This day the last will and testament of Croft

Felkey ws produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen:

I Craft Felkey of Berlin

Township Delaware County and State of Ohio,

farmer being very sick and weak in body, but

of sound mind - memory and understanding

blessed be god for the same, and considering

the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make

and publish this my last will and testament

in manner and form following, towit:

Principally and first of all I commend my

immortal soul into the hands of God, who

gave it - and my body to the earth to be

buried in a decent and Christian like manner

at the discretion of my executor herein

after named, And as to such worldly

estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless

me in this life, I give and dispose of the same

in the following manner - to wit: I give and

devise unto my four sons Jacob Felkey

Henry Felkey, Daniel Felkey & William Felkey

the sum of two dollars to each and of the rest

of my property both real and personal I give

and devise unto my son Samuel Felkey consis-

=ting in part of one half of one hundred

and twenty three acres of land whereon I

now live. And as touching all the rest

residue - remainder of my personal estate

of what kind or nature soever the same

may be in the County of Delaware or else

where, I give, devise the same unto my

son Samuel Felkey. And lastly I nominate

and appoint and constitute my son Samuel

Felkey to be the Executor of this my last will hereby

revoking all other wills legacies and bequests

by me heretofore made, and declaring this

and no other to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal. Signed, sealed and published
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pronounced and declared by the said testator

as his last will and testament in the presence

of us who in his presence and at his request

have subscribed as witnesses. February fourth

in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty nine. his

David Eaton - [Seal] Craft X Felkey

John Waterman - mark

Andrew Heaverly.

State of Ohio, Delaware County, SS.

Personally appeared in open Court being the

June term of the Court of Com. Pleas - in and for

Delaware County, John Waterman, and Andrew

Heaverly and David Eaton and made solumn

oath as follows, that the instrument hereunto

attached was duly executed by Croft Felkey on

the day of the date of said instrument in presence

of the subscribing or deponents - that said instr-

=ument was attested by deponents as it pur-

=ports to be - said Croft Felkey at the time of

executing said instrument was of full age

of sound mind and memory and not

under any restraint.

David Eaton

Sworn to & subscribed John Waterman

in open Court June Andrew Heaverly

term 1829.

T Reynolds clk

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98 Last Will of Nathan Taylor decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, on the June Term of said Court A.D. 1829 -

This day the last will and testament of Nathan

Taylor decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

I Nathan Taylor of Kingston Township Delaware

County and State of Ohio do make and ordain this my

last will and testament in manner and form

following Viz - I give to my loving wife Lucy Taylor the

use of my farm for Bringing up my children until

they should arrive to the age of twenty one. But in

case they should die and my wife should marry

she should have but forty six rods wide from the

south side of my farm, and the remaining part

in that case I give to my brothers Ira and Giles

Ira shall have two thirds and Giles One, after paying

to my sisters Polly and Sarah, one dollar each -

and my other sisters one equal proportion of one

dollar on each acre, and each one to pay his

proportion to the land that he holds. But in case

my wife should die and my children without heirs

then the fortysix rods wide should be divided equally

between Brothers Ira and Giles if living - after paying to

all my sisters then living the sum of five dollars each

And I make and order my brother Ira and

my said wife sole executor and executrix of this my

last will and testament, hereby revoking all

former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have

hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day

of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight

hundred and twenty eight.

Nathan Taylor [Seal]

Signed - sealed - published and declared

by the said Nathan Taylor as and for his

last will and testament in the presence of

us who at his request in his presence and

in the presence of each other have subscribed

our names as witnesses thereto

Almon Stark -

Jacob Rosecrans,

Daniel Wiloman Jr
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The State of Ohio, Delaware County SS.

Personally came into open Court Almon Stark and Jacob

Rosecrans who being duly sworn depose and say, that

they subscribed the paper now produced here in Court

purporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan

Taylor decd dated Nov. 27th A.D. 1828, as witnesses in

the presence of the testator, that they saw him said

Nathan subscribe said will - and that the time of

such subscription and execution, the said Nathan

was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and

not under any restraint.

Jacob Rosecrans

Sworn to and Subscribed in Almon Stark

open Court June Term 1829.

T Reynolds clk.

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{ Last Will of Thomas Williams decd }


Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for said County of Delaware and State of

Ohio at Mch term of said - A.D. 1829.

This day the last will and testament of Thomas

Williams was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses there to -

and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

Be it known that I Thomas Williams of Delaware

County and State of Ohio, considering the uncertainty

of life and the certainty of death yet being of sound

mind and memory, do make and ordain this

my last will and testament, this twenty fourth day

of October In the year of our Lord one thousand eight

hundred and twenty five. After the manner following

that is to say, I give and bequeath to my Grandson

Thomas Williams (son of Robert Williams) ten dollars

out of my personal property. Also I give and bequeath

unto my Grandson Robert Williams Junior ten dollars

out of my personal estate. After which I give and
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bequeath all the residue of my personal property

of what kind soever it may be to my beloved wife

Catherine and my dear son Job Williams in

equal portions -

Thomas Williams [Seal]

Signed - sealed and published in

presence of Elias Murray.

Dustin H. Cooke.

State of Ohio, Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Justin H. Cooke

and being duly sworn doth make solemn oath that

Thomas Williams late of Delaware Township, whose

name is subscribed to the annexed will did subs-

=cribed said will with his own proper mark in the

presence of Deponent, and Elias Murray, that said

Williams at the time of executing said will - which

was the 26th day of Oct. 1828, was of full age - being probably

about eighty five years of age, of sound mind and

memory, for a man of his years, not under any corporal

restraint. Deponent further says that the name of

Justin H. Cooke affixed as witness to said will, is

deponents hand writing and the signature of the

name of Elias Murray is the hand writing of said

Murray, which said Murray is now out of the jurisdic-

-tion of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware

County as deponent varily believes

Justin H. Cooke

Sworn to and Subscribed in open Court this 16th

day of March A.D. 1829 -

T Reynolds clk

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Last Will of Samuel Beakley decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas within

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio on

the Mch term of said Court A.D. 1829.

This day the last will and testament of Samuel

Beakley dec' was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

I Samuel Beakley of the County of Delaware in

the State of Ohio do publish this my last will and

testament - in manner and form following that

is to say.

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses

and all my just debts be fully paid ~

Second. That all my remaining property of every

kind and description both real and personal, shall

be and remain in the possession, use and occupancy

of my beloved wife Susannah Beakley - and all and

singular the rents and profits of the same, to be by

her appropriated to the support and maintainance

of herself and our children - as long as she - the said

Susannah shall remain my widow, and my executors

shall immediately after the death or marriage of

the said Susannah - proceed to Administer upon my

said estate, agreeably to the laws of this state at

that time in force, relative to dower and to the

settlement of estates of Deceased persons, and shall

divide said estate among my children in the

manner and in the proportions hereinafter set

forth. And in case the use, rents, profits and occ-

-upancy of my said estate shall prove insufficient

for the comfortable support and maintainance

of my said widow and children, my executors

shall by and with the consent of my said widow

sell in the manner they shall deem most proper

such articles of my personal estate the use of

which can be most conviently dispensed with by

my said widow - and the proceeds of said sale

be appropriated to supply the deficiency in the

support of my said widow and children.

Third - My executor shall as soon as may be

after the marriage or decease of my said widow

proceed as aforesaid to settle up and ascertain

the amount of my remaining estate and divide

the same among my children in manner following

to wit: the one equal half of my said estate to be
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divided between my three sons Hiram, Henry

and John share and share alike, and the rema-

-ining half of my said estate to be equally divided

between my five daughters Matilda, Polly, Peggy

Jane and Elizabeth - share and share alike - and

the said share and dividends I give and bequeath

to my said children and to their heirs and assigns

forever.

Fourth - In case any or either of my said children

should marry before the marriage or decease of my

said widow - or shall leave the family on any other

account, before that time, and my executors shall

set off to him, her or them so leaving the family, any

property belonging to my said estate, they the said

executors shall charge to the one receiving said

property the worth of it at a fair valuation, which

shall be deducted from the proper share or dividend

at the final settlement and division of my said

estate, - And lastly - I hereby constitute and

appoint John Beakley and Soloman Smith to be the

executors of this my last will and testament, revoking

and annulling all former wills by me made, and

ratifying and confirming this and no other to be

my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my

hand and and [crossed out] this fourth day of September in the

year 1828. Samuel Beakley

Signed published and declared by the

above named Samuel Beakley as and

for his last will and testament in presence

of us - who at his request have signed as

witnesses to the same.

E. Griswold,

Benjn Powers,

The State of Ohio, Delaware County, SS.

Personally came into open Court Ezra Griswold

who being duly sworn deposes and says that he

subscribed the paper now produced purporting to be

the last will and testament of Samuel Beakley as

a witness in the presence of the testator that he ack-

-nowledged the same to be his last will & testament

and at the time of such acknowledgement said

Beakley was of full age, of sound mind and memory

and not under any any restraint. And further

that the name of Benjamin Powers subscribed
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to said will as a witness is in the proper hand

writing of said Powers and that said Powers is now

out of the jurisdiction of this Court as this deponent

verily believes.

Sworn to and Subscribed before me in open Court

March 18th 1829.

T Reynolds clk

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{ Last Will of Abel Finkham decd }

Proceedings had in the Court of Common

Pleas within and for the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, on the 16th day of March A.D. 1829.

This day the last will and testament of Abel

Finkham dec' was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen:

I Abel Finkham of Del-

-aware County in the State of Ohio, being diseased

and weak in body but of sound and disposing

mind and memory, considering the certainty of

death and the uncertainty of the time thereof

and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs

and thereby be the better prepared to leave this

world when it shall please God to call me home

do therefore make and publish this my last

will and testament, in the manner and form

following. First and principally I commit

my soul into the hands of Almighty God &

my body to the earth and to be decently buried

and after my debts and funeral charges are

paid I devise and bequeath as follows. I give

and devise unto my wife all the land that

I am possessed with - with all the building and

improvements thereon, to her my said wife her

heirs and assigns forever. I also give and
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bequeath to my son Noah all my farming utensils

with all my wearing apparrel. I also give and

bequeath to my two daughters, Namely, Elizabeth

and Hannah equally and jointly between them

all my household and kitchen furniture - and

I also will that my stock of cattle, sheep and

hogs be sold to pay my debts and funeral charges

revoking and annulling all former wills by

me heretofore made ratifying and confirming

this and none other to be my last will and

testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto

set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth

day of Feby in the year of our Lord One thousand

eight hundred and twenty eight

Abel Finkham [Seal]

Signed, Sealed Published & Declared

by Abel Finkham the above named testator

as and for his last will and testament in

the presence of us who at his request in his

presence and in the presence of each other

have subscribed our names as witnesses

thereto Marshal Black -

Nathan Black -

A. H. Sackett -

Whereas I Abel Finkham of Delaware County &

State of Ohio, have made and duly executed

my last will and testament in writing bearing

date the fifteenth day of February in the year of

our [crossed out] one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight -

which said last will and testament and every

clause, bequest, and devise therein contained

I do hereby raitfy and confirm but having

neglected in said will to name and appoint

an executor do therefore hereby make this

my codicil which I will and direct shall be

taken and held as part of my said will and

testament - I do hereby constitute and apppoint

my son Isaac Finkham to be my sole executor

of my said will as fully and effectually as if he

had been appointed executor thereof. In testimony

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed

my seal the eighteenth day of April in the year

of our Lord - Eighteen hundred and twenty eight

Abel Finkham [Seal]
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Signed, Sealed Published and Declared by

Abel Finkham the above named testator as and

for a Codicil to his Last will and testament

in the presence of us who at his request in his

presence and in the presence of each other have

subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

M. H. Sackett -

Marshal Black -

Nathan Black -

The State of Ohio Delaware County. SS.

Personally came into open Court M. H. Sackett -

Marshal Black and Nathan Black who being

duly sworn depose and say that they are witnesses

to the last will and testament of Abel Finkham

decd and also to the Codicil to said last will

both of which are now produced here in Court

that they subscribed them both as such witnesses

in the presence of said Abel Finkham the testator

that they saw him subscribe both of said ins-

=truments - and that said testator at the respective

times when said will and codicil were executed

was of full age of sound mind and memory,

and not under any restraint.

M. H. Sackett

Marshal Black

Nathan Black

Sworn to and Subscribed in Open Court

this 16th day of March A.D. 1829.

T Reynolds Clk

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Prodceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio at the Mch & Sept terms of said Court A.D. 1830

This day the last will and testament of Nathaniel

Wyatt decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Nathaniel Wyatt of the Township of Marlborough

in the County of Delaware and State of Ohio - being

of sound mind and memory, but sensible of

the great uncertainty of life, and being desirous

to dispose of my earthly estate which it hath

pleased God to bestow upon me do make this

my last will and testament.

First - I will that all my honest debts and

funeral charges be speedily paid after my

decease - 2nd after my honest debts and funeral

charges are paid as aforesaid - it is my will that

m beloved wife Sarah Wyatt may have the

disposal of the residue of my estate real and

personal in any way that she may think proper

for the support of herself and my four children

Namely, Charlotte, Leonard, Ezra and Mary

Ann. 3rd - I do hereby appoint Sarah Wyatt

my wife as aforesaid the executor of this my

last will and testament. Lastly I do appoint

Ezra Wyat of Cuiahoga County and John Brundrige

of Delaware County Guardians for my four children

aforesaid. Signed sealed and executed by me

this Eighth day of June - One thousand eight

hundred and twenty nine - the same being first

read in my hearing and presence.

Nathaniel Wyatt [Seal]

In presence of us

S.D. Wyatt

L.S. Hull

Nathaniel Wyatt

State of Ohio, Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Samuel D. Wyatt

who after being duly cautioned and sworn deposeth

and saith that he was present when Nathaniel Wyatt

deceased signed the above Will, and that the said

Nathaniel at the time of executing said will was

of full age and of sound mind and memory - and
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not under any restraint and that he saw the said Nat-

-haniel sign the said will and that he signed it as a

witness in the presence of the said Nathaniel deceased

and further this deponent saith not.

Sworn to & Subscribd in open S.D. Wyatt

Court Mch, 3rd 1830

T Reynolds clerk

I Solomon Smith one of the Justices of the Peace

in and for the County of Delaware, Ohio. Greetings:

Whereas at the March term of the Court of Common

Pleas held at the Court house in Delaware, the

last will and testament of Nathaniel Wyatt decd

was presented by Sarah Wyatt the executrix named

therein, and was proven by the testimony of S.D. Wyatt

one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, & whereas at

said term and at the next (now last) term of

said Court it was by said Court ordered that a

dedimus potestatem issue to individuals there

named or to either of them of whom you are one - to

take the testimony of one or both the remaining

subscribing witnesses to said will, herewith to you

presented. Know ye that we reposing especial confid-

=ence in your ability and integrity have given unto

you full power and authority to take the testimony

in writing of Luff S. Hull and Nathaniel Wyatt or

either of them, subscribing witness to said will

an d when you shall have taken the testimony of

both or either - you are to return the same with

the will herewith transmited, closed up under

your seal - into our said Court on or before the

first day of our next term - Witness Ebenezer Lane

President of our said Court at the Court house

July 2nd 1830.

Attest T Reynolds Clerk

In obedience to the within power I herewith Return

the proof of the last will and testament of Nathl

Wyatt decd by the affidavit of Luff S. Hull one of the

subscribing witnesses thereto

[Seal] Soloman Smith J.P.

Delaware 18th September 1830. Commissioner &c.

State of Ohio Delaware County. SS.

Personally came on the 3rd day of July 1830, before

me Solomon Smith to whom was given power to
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take proof of the last will and testament of

Nathaniel Wyatt. Luff S. Heull one of the subs-

=cribing witnesses to said will - who on being

shown said will herewith appearing, doth

depose that he was present when Nathaniel Wyatt

decd signed the above will and that the said

Nathaniel at the time of executing said will

was of full age and of sound and disposing mind

and memory and understanding, and under

no restraint and that he saw the said Nathl

sign said will & that he said Hull signed it as

a witness in the presence of said Nathaniel

& by his request and further saith not.

Sworn and Subscribed L.S. Hull

before me the day and

year last above written

Soloman Smith

Justice of the Peace

and Commissioner

to take prof of the last

will &c of Nathaniel

Wyatt decd

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{ Last Will of William Moses decd }

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio at the April term of said Court A.D. 1831.

This day the last will and testament of William

Moses decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

The last will and testament of William Moses

of Delaware Township, Delaware County, Ohio.

Witnesseth - that whereas he is now very dangerously

sick and does not long expect to survive, and

whereas he has a very numerous connections

that would fall heirs to the little property that he possesses

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in case that he should not make a final disposition

of it now in his life time, and whereas he has been

so illy treated by his said connections, that for a

long time he has been determined that none of them

should even be benefited by his property, but if he

should be so favored with health, faculty & opport-

=unity that he would make the following disposition

of his said property - Viz:

I Abraham Williams (the man who I have a long

time lived with) I give all my moveable property such

as books, papers, evidences of moneys due me, from

himself or others my chest cloths and tools and

property of every description, except one silver watch

which I give to his wife Polly Williams - and a

Shot gun which I give unto Winslow Bierce of said

Township and County aforesaid - a friend for whom

I have great respect. And furthermore I give to Mara

Chester for the good will and esteem I have for her

(she having been an inmate of the family with me

from her youth) all my actual cash amounting

in all to about Eighty five dollars after deducting

the actual expenses out for my last sickness

and funeral exp [crossed out] charges - And I hereby make &

appoint Hosea Williams of Delaware aforesaid

as my executor to carry into effect the within last

will and to settle all my business & concerns

agreeably to the within articles as I could, were I to

live and thereby be able to do for myself ~

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal the 12th day of Oct' A.D. 1830

his

In presence of [Seal] William x Moses

T Boardman mark

Adeline Campbell

State of Ohio - Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Jeremiah Board-

=man one of the subscribing witnesses to the will of

William Moses decd and made solemn oath that

the paper now presented him as the last will

and testament of William Moses decd was signed

with the cross in his witness' presence - that said

Boardman attested said will as a witness in the

presence and by the direction of said testator, that

the said Adaline Campbell the other subscribing

witness also attested said will in the deponent's

presence as well as in the presence of the testator.
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that said William Moses at the time of Executing

said will, was of sound mind, memory and disc-

=retion, of full age (50 or 60 years) and under no

restraint - that this witness wrote the said will

by the direction of said William Moses. And that

no person was present when said will was

dictated and written and this deponent and

said testator. T Boardman

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this

2nd April 1831.

T Reynolds Clk


I David Prince one of the associate Judges of the

Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County Ohio - Greetings.

Whereas at the present time of the Court of Com.

Pleas sitting in and for said Delaware County - the

last will and testament of William Moses dec'

was presented by Hosea Williams the executor

named therein and was proven by the testimony of

Jeremiah Boardman one of the subscribing witnesses

thereto - & whereas it was ordered by said Court

at the same time that a dedimus potestatum issued

to the Hon. David Prince to take the testimony of Adeline

Campbell the other subscribing witness thereto.

Know that we have given unto ye full power and

authority to take the testimony in writing of said

Adeline Campbell. And when you shall have taken

her testimony - you are to return the same with the

will herewith transmitted - under your hand into

our said Court during the present term.

Witness the Hon David Higgins President of our

said at the Court house April 1st 1831.

Attest T Reynolds Clk

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In obedience to the within power I have taken

the testimony of Adeline Campbell and herewith return

the same together with the will of William Moses

as by said power I was commissioned

David Prince

one of the associate Judges

for Delaware County.

The State of Ohio, Delaware County. SS.

Personally appeared on this 2nd day of April 1831

before me David Prince to whom was given power

to take proof of the last will and testament of

William Moses - Adeline Campbell one of the
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subscribing witnesses thereto who on being shown

said will herewith appearing doth depose that she

was present at the signing of said will by William

Moses, that she saw him sign the same and that

said Moses declared the paper was his will, that

she signed said will in the presence of the testator

and by his request as a witness - that he was of full

age and of sound mind and memory and not

under any restraint. & further saith not.

Adeline Campbell

Sworn to and subscribed this 2nd day of April 1831

David Prince

Associate Judge Delaware Com.

Pleas and Commissioner to take

proof of William Moses' will.

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{ Last Will of Susan Kilbourn decd }

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, at the June term of said Court. A.D. 1831 -

This day the last will and testament of Susan

Kilbourn decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Susan Kilbourn of the Town of Delaware in the County

of Delaware and State of Ohio - being of sound and perfect

memory and mind - do this twenty ninth day of Jan-

=uary In the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred

and twenty seven, make and publish this my last

will and testament in manner following - towit:

I give to my sisters Mary Kimball all my lands

and real estate with the rents and profits thereof lying

in the town of East Hartford in the County of Hartford

and State of Connecticut to hold to her during her life

and from and after her decease, I give the said lands

and real estate in fee simple - and in equal portions
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to my three nieces - Mary Kimball - Jane Hiersted

and Emily Hiersted under this express condition

that they the said Mary, Jane and Emily their

survivor or survivors - heirs or assigns shall cause

to be created over the grave of my sister Mary

Kimball a pair of Grave stones worth thirty dollars

Also I give to my sister in law Eunice Kilbourn

all my clothing and wearing apparrel - Also I

give to my sisters Mary Kimball and Anna

Williams the sum of ten dollars each a year to

be paid them each and every year during their

natural lives. I will that my executrix at the

decease of my sister Anna Williams, cause to be

created over her grave a pair of grave stones

worth thirty dollars. Also I give to my nephew

Alexander Kilbourn all the money that may remain

in the hands of my executrix after paying my

just debts - funeral expenses - costs of administ-

=ration, and the above mentioned legacies to

be by him expended in the education of poor

orphan children, in the manner that to him shall

be deemed most proper. I hereby make &

ordain my sister in law Eunice Kilbourn sole

executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I

the said Susan Kilbourn have to this my last

will and testament set my hand and seal the

day and year above written

Susan Kilbourn [Seal]

Signed - sealed, published and delcared by

the said Susan Kilbourn - the testator as and

for her last will and testament in the presence

of us who were present at the signing and

sealing thereof by request of testator.

Solomon Smith.

Keturah Stewart.

Sarah Stewart.

State of Ohio Delaware County SS.

Personally came into open Court Soloman Smith

and Sarah Rheam formerly Sarah Stewart two of the

subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament

of Susan Kilbourn decd and made solemn oath

that they did each sign said will, as a subscribing

witness in the presence of the other, and in the presence

of the testatrix by the request of the testatrix, that they saw

Susan Kilbourn the testatrix subscribe her name to
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said will and heard her publish and declare the same

to be her last will and testament - That the said test-

-atrix at the time of executing the same was of full age

and of sound mind and memory and not under any

restraint within the knowledge and belief of the dep-

-onents - and further said not.

Solomon Smith

Sarah Rheam

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court June Term

To wit July 21, 1831.

T Reynolds clerk


Last Will of Samuel Thompson decd

State of Ohio - Delaware County. SS.

Personally came in open court Elizabeth Crookshanks

and Azuba Nyric who being sworn to depose and say

that on the 29th day of April 1831, they were at the house

of Samuel Thompson in Liberty Township in said County,

and that they were each of them - then and there expressly

called on by said Samuel Thompson to witness that it

was his wish and will that in the first place his

debts should be paid and that the residue of his property

both Real and personal should be the property of

his wife Elizabeth Thompson and entirely at her disp-

=osal. Deponents further state that said Samuel Tho-

=mpson was at the time of making such disposition

of his property of full age and of sound mind and me-

-mory and not under any restraint within the kno-

-wledge or belief of these deponents. Deponents further

state that on the day following said conversation said

Samuel Thompson departed this life and that on the

fifth day of May thereafter the said verbal will was

reduced to writing by one Joshua Pierce and was on

the same day signed by them and that the paper so

written and signed by them is the same now presented

in open Court. Herewith appearing. And further depon-

=ents say not __________

Subscribed and Elizabeth Crookshanks

sworn to in open court Azula Myric

June Term 1831. T Reynolds clerk
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Liberty Township Delaware County Ohio

April 29th A.D. 1831

We being at Samuel Thompsons in said Township

he then being sick with his last sickness and the said

Samuel Thompson did call upon us to witness that

if the Lord should call him from this world - that his

wish was that his debts should be settled and what

property should be left should be his wifes and to

her disposal

Elizabeth Crookshanks

Saturday May 5th 1831. Azula Myric


Lyman Murray's Last Will &c

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio at the Nov Term of said Court A.D. 1851.

This day the last will and testament of Lyman

Murray decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto,

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the name of God Amen -

I Lyman Murray of Delaware

County and Town and State of Ohio, late of Bellefon-

taine in said State being weak in body but of sound

and disposing mind - memory and understanding

do make - publish and declare this to be my last

will and testament - First: I will that all dues

and demands owing to me be speedily collected,

and that my debts which are few and small be paid

from the amount.

Secondly I give to my beloved wife

Ann C. Murray all the residue of my personal property

saving and excepting the legacies hereinafter mention-

-ed - To my brother Eli I give my volume of Doctrinal

Tracts and The Methodist Descriptive. To my

sister Eliza I give my volume of Herveys Meditations

&c. To my sister Clarissa I give my volume called

All Religious and Ceremonies - To my sister Emily

I give my volume of Mrs. Theyor's Letters. To my
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sisters in law Maria and Isabella Gunn jointly I give

my sett of Cowpers poems - 5 volumes. To my Bro-

ther in law John Gunn Jr. I give Goldsmiths History of

Rome, and Dr. Isaac on universal salvation.

To Robert Gunn I give a volume entitled Elements of

Useful Knowledge, and a system of Penmanship - also

Popes Essay on Man.

To my Brother Richard I devise and give my tract

of land in the County of Cuyahoga it being all my real

estate - saving the right of Dower therein to my wife.

The title to said land is recorded in Book F pages 254

and 255, of Cuyahoga County records - I give and bequeath

also to my Brother Richard my watch. I further give

and bequeath to my Brother Richard, Reids' Works

three volumes, my [illegible] or Frock coat, (blue) and

the cane which my grandfather gave me.

The remainder of my wearing apparrel I leave to

be retained or distributed among my friends at

the discretion of my Executors.

I give to my esteemed friend Dr. J. H. Hills my

set of Paley's works five volumes.

Lastly I do hereby constitute my beloved wife Ann

C. Murray and my Brother Richard Murray, [Exth ?]

of this my last will and testament -

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand

and seal the 26th day of Feby - 1829, in presence of

Calvin Covell

Reuben Hills Lyman Murray [seal]


State of Ohio - Delaware County SS.

Personally appeared in open Court Calvin Covell

and Reuben Hills the subscribing witnesses to the will

of Lyman Murray decd who being duly sworn do

verbally depose and say that they signed the will of

said Lyman Murray now presented - in the presence &

by the request of said Lyman, as witnesses and in the

presence of each other - That said Lyman requested

one of them to put his said Lyman's name to his will

and that said Calvin Covell, did according to said

request subscribe the name of said Lyman Murray

to said will. Said Lyman at the time of executing said

will and testament was of full age and of sound mind

and memory and not under any restraint within the

knowledge of these deponents & further sath not.

Subscribed & Sworn to in open Calvin Covell.

Court. Nov 11th 1851. Reuben Hills.

T Reynolds Clk
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Last Will of Nicholas Vanloon decd

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, at the Nov Term of said Court - A.D. 1831.

This day the last will and testament of Nicholas

Vanloon decd was produced in open Court and

proved by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses

thereto and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Nicholas Vanloon of the County of Delaware in

the State of Ohio do make and publish this my last

will and testament in manner and form following

That is to say.

First - It is my will that all my funeral

charges and expenses and all my just debts be fully

paid - Second - I give devise and bequeath to my

Beloved wife Experience the use of one third of all my

landed property and one third of all my personal

property during her natural life.

Third - It is my will that there should be

a deed made to James Benet of thirty acres off of the

North west corner of the lot I now live on as described

in a bond which I gave him in the spring 1831, if he

complies with the conditions of said Bond, otherwise

the said Described Lot or parcel of land I give to my

eldest son Mathew van Loon.

Fourth - I give and devise to my third

son seventy acres off of the south west corner of the

lot I now live on as surveyed to him by Borak Weeks

in the Spring of Eighteen hundred & thirty one and

also all my personal property he taking care of

my beloved wife during her natural life.

And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my wife

Experience Van Loon and my said son Isiah Van Loon

to be the executors of this my last will and testament

Revoking and annulling all former wills be me

made and Ratifying and confirming this and no

other to be my last will and testament, whereof I

have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day

of August in the year of our Lord One thousand eight

hundred and thirty one.

his

Nicholas X Van loon

mark

Signed, published and declared

by the above named Nicholas Vanloon as and for his

last will & testament in the presence of us who at his req-

=uest have signed as witnesses the same -

B Carpenter - Alpheus Bigelow - Edwd S. Randall
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I have given a deed for fifty acres of land to my son

Jacob - which I consider his full portion.

Given under my hand & seal this 10th day of August 1831.

his

Nicholas X Vanloon [Seal]

mark

Signed & sealed in presence of us

B Carpenter }

A. Bigelow }

Personally appeared in open Court Edwd S. Randall

and Alpheus Biglow & Benjamin Carpenter who being

duly sworn do depose and say that the annexed will

and testament was in our presence signed by Nicholas

Vanloon the 10th August 1831, the day it bears date it was

attested by said Edward S. Randall, Alpheus Bigelow

and Benjamin Carpenter who saw said testator sub-

=scribe his name, said testator at the time of subscr-

=ibing said will was of full age, of sound mind and

memory and not under any restraint

Edwd S. Randall .

Alpheus Bigelow.

B. Carpenter.

Subscribed and Sworn

to in open Court Nov 7th 1831.

T Reynolds clerk


Last Will of Evan Watkins decd


in the Court of Common Pleas within

Proceedings had before D. T. Fulton Probate Judge in [crossed out]

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio on

the Nov Term of said Court A.D. 1831.

This day the last will and testament of Evan Watkins

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen - I Evan Watkins of

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the County of Delaware in the Township of Radnor

State of Ohio - being weak in body but of sound and

disposing mind and memory & understanding - thanks

be to Almighty God for the same, do make and

publish this my last will and testament in the

eighteenth day of July, 1831, in manner and form

following - that is to say.

1st I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife

Mary Watkins in lieu of her dower the plantation on

which we now reside, containing one hundred acres

more or less and all the live stock horses cattle sheep

hogs & by me now owned and kept thereon. also all

the household furniture and other items not particul-

-arly named to her and to hold now and forever.

And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said

wife Mary Watkins to be the executor of this my last

will and testament revoking and and annulling all former

wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this

and no other to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this eighteenth day of July one thousand

eight hundred and thirty one.

his

Evan X Watkins

mark

Signed - published and declared

by the above named Evan Watkins as and for his

Last will and testament in presence of us, who at his

request have signed as witnesses to the same.

David Evans Jones

Humphrey Humphreys

The State of Ohio Delaware County S.S.

Court of Common Pleas of Nov. Term - 1831.

We the undersigned deponents David

Evans Jones and Humphrey Humphreys being duly

sworn in open Court depose upon their oath & say

that the annexed last will and testament of Evan

Watkins decd late of Radnor in the said County

bearing date the eighteenth day of July one thousand

eight hundred and thirty-one waS executed by the said

Evan Watkins on the day of the date thereof in Radnor

aforesaid - that the said Evan Watkins signed his

mark to his name to the said will in our presence

and was by us attested and subscribed at his request

in his presence as witnesses thereto. And that the

said Evan Watkins then in our presence, and

having declared that. Signed published - declared
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and executed the said will as his last will and testament,

And these deponents further depose that the said Evan Watkins

at the said time of publishing said will was of full age

and of sound mind and memory and not under any

restraint. And further these deponents say not.

David Evans Jones

Humphrey Humphreys



~ Last Will of Andrew Heaverlow decd ~

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State

of Ohio, at the April Term of said Court A.D. 1831.

This day the last will and testament of

Andrew Heaverlow decd was produced in open

Court and proved by the testimony of the subscribing

witnesses thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God. Amen -

I Andrew Heaverlow [Heaverlo]

of the Township of Berlin, County of Delaware and State

of Ohio. Farmer- being very sick and weak in body

but of sound mind and memory & understanding,

(blessed be God for the same) do make and publish

this my last will and testament in manner and

form following - towit.

Principally and first of all I com-

=mend my immortal soul into the hands of God

who give it, and my body to the earth to be buried

in a decent and Christian manner at the discretion

of my executors hereinafter named - and as to such

worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to

bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same

in the following manner to wit - I give and devise

as touching all my real estate, consisting of one

hundred acres of land situate in the township of

Berlin, County of Delaware, and State of Ohio - whereon

I now live. I give and devise the same unto my

son Andrew - subject to the maintainance of my

wife Rachael and son Reuben - one Bed and Bed-

=ding and one cow. I give to my wife Rachal and

to my daughter Polly I give and devise and bed,
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and Bedding, and one cow and calf, and to my

daughter Sarah one Bed and Bedding and one cow

and calf. And to my daughter Martha, I give

one Bed and Bedding and one cow. And to my

son Barnett I give and devise one ewe and

lamb, to my son William one ewe and lamb

And of my personal property I leave in the hands

of my executors, not herein named sufficient to

pay a debt of fifty dollars, and all the rest of my

personal property I leave to be equally divided amongst

my son James and daughter Rachael Martin and

my daughter Polly and daughter Sarah and my

daughter Martha.

And lastly I nominate - constitute and appoint my

sons James and Andrew Heaverlow to be the executors

of this my will hereby declaring this and no other to be

my last will and testament. In witness whereof I set

my hand and seal, signed - sealed - published and

declared by the testator as his last will and testament

in the presence of us and at his request signed as

witnesses this 11th day of July 1826.

David Eaton } Andrew Heaverlow [Seal]

John Rouse }

Atwood Smith }

State of Ohio - Delaware County s.s.

Personally appeared in open Court John Rouse & Atwood

Smith whose names were subscribed as witnesses to the

above will - and being sworn to depose and say that

the above instrument of writing was signed by the

testator Andrew Heaverlow and was subscribed by

deponents as witnesses in the presence of said Andrew

Heaverlo and at his request. That we saw said

Haverlo subscribe his name, said testator at the time

of subscribing was of full age of sound mind & memory

and not under any restraint - said Heaverlo declared

said instrument to be his last will and testament

John Rouse

Atwood Smith

Sworn to in open Court this Apl Term 1832.

T Reynolds clk

Atwood Smith }

John Rouse } Bond $500
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Last Will of Joel Taylor deceased ~ 121

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas in

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio in

the June Term of said Court A.D. 1832 ~

This day the last will and testament of Joel Taylor

decd was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscribing witnessess thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Joel Taylor of the Township of Marlborough in

Delaware County and State of Ohio being of sound

mind and memory but sensible of the great uncerta-

=inty of life and being desirous of disposing of my

earthly estate, which it hath pleased God to bestow

upon me do make this my last will and testament

revoking all former wills by me made.

First - I will that my funeral charges and all my

debts (except one hundred dollars due to Sophia -

Taylor and the heirs of Ann Taylor the payment of which

is hereinafter provided for) be speedily paid at my

decease.

2nd - I will and devise to my son Elam Taylor and

his heirs the east half of my land in section two Township

six and range nineteen United States Military distr-

=ict, subject to a debt of two hundred dollars as aforesaid

due to Sophia Taylor and the heirs of Anna Taylor to be

paid by the devise of said tract of land -

3rd - I will and devise to my son James E. Taylor and

his his heirs the west half of my land in the said second

section, sixth township and nineteenth range.

4th - I will and devise to my sons Eli Taylor, Arthur

Taylor and Joel Taylor all that tract of land on which

I now live in section one Township six and range

nineteen containing forty two acres joining on the

west in Section two Township six and range nineteen

to be divided equally between them.

5th - I will and devise to my wife Elizabeth Taylor

all my household furniture and bedding and the

remainder of my personal property, it is my will should

be equally divided equally divided between my wife

and my four daughters viz - Eliza Taylor - Harriet

Taylor - Mary Taylor and Emilia Taylor.

6th It is my will that my debts except that debt

above mentioned should be paid out of money

that may be due to me at my decease.

Lastly, I hereby appoint my wife Elizabeth

Taylor my executor of this my last will & testament,
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Signed - Sealed and executed by me this eighteenth day

of May one thousand eight hundred & thirty two - the

same being first read in my presence and hearing

In presence of us

John Bundridge Joel Taylor [Seal]

Levi Hinton Jr.

State of Ohio - Delaware County S.S.

Personally appeared in open Court of Del. Com. Pleas

this June Term 1832, John Bundridge & Lewis Hinton Jr

and being duly sworn do depose and say that the

instrument of writing hereto attached & purporting

to be the last will and testament of Joel Taylor was

signed in the presence of Deponents by said Joel

Taylor now deceased, who saw said Taylor subscribe

his name, said instrument now attested by same

deponents, said Brundridge & Hinton as the same

purports to be. said Joel Taylor at the time of subscribing

was of sound mind of full age - of sound memory and

not under any restraint

John Brundridge

Levi Hinton Jur.

Subscribed and sworn

to in open Court June 18th 1832.

T Reynolds Clk
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Last Will of Samuel Weaver decd ~ 123

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas

within and for the County of Delaware and State of

Ohio, at the Nov term of said Court A.D. 1832.

This day the last will and testament of Saml Weaver

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and

ordered to be recorded -

~ Will ~

In the name of God - Amen.

I Samuel Weaver of the

County of Delaware and State of Ohio, being in a

low state of Bodily health and considering the unc-

-ertainty of this mortal life but being of sound mind

and memory do make and publish this my last

will and testament - towit: I do devise that after

my decease my body may be decently buried and

committed to return to God who gave

it, and then after all my just and lawful debts

are paid, I do will and bequeath to my beloved

wife Elizabeth Weaver my Mansion house and farm

where I now reside - and also the rents and profits

held in common by me and my two sons, John &

George Weaver all - till my youngest son Samuel shall

arrive or become of full age (unless my two sons

aforesaid John & George shall at any time hereafter

pay up their proportions of the purchase money then

and in that case she is only to hold the undivided

one third of said fourteen acres of land in Common

with my two said sons - and also I do will and

bequeath to my said wife Elizabeth Weaver, the

one third of all my personal property, all of which

both real and personal she is to hold during her

natural lifetime. Item Second, to my third son

Beth Solomon one horse creature of the value of

thirty dollars also one cow & one Bed and Bedding

Item third - I do also will and bequeath unto my

son Samuel one horse creature of the value of thirty

dollars also one cow and one bed and Bedding. to

be paid to Solomon at any time immediately after

my decease and to Samuel on his arriving at the age

of Twenty-one = The two last mentioned legacies are

intended to make my two sons Samuel and

Solomon equal in personal property with the rest

of my children, who are married and have received

each the same amount in personal property.
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Item Fourth - I do wish devise that my two youn-

-gest sons remain on the farm with their mother

and assist in the management of the farm & stock

while they remain single - out of which said farm

and stock they are to receive their living while they

so remain with their mother.

Item Fifth - And after the death of my said wife if she

should live after my youngest son Samuel arrives at

full age, (or if she should die previous to his arrival

at full age, then and in that case at any time after

he does arrive at full age.) I do will and bequeath

to all my children namely - John - Mary - George

Sarah - Catherine = Beth Solomon & Samuel, the rem-

-ainder of my property that is to say, all that remains

at the death of my said - to be equally divided

among them share and share alike.

Item Sixth = I do further make nominate and appoint

my said Wife Elizabeth Executrix and my two friends

John Philips and Ober Taylor - Executors to carry into

effect this my last will and testament.

Signed - sealed - published and declared this 23rd day of

July 1831, to be my last will and testament.

in presence of

Jas. W. Crawford } Samuel Weaver [Seal]

Michael Dilsaver }

State of Ohio - Del. Co. s.s.

Personally appeared in open Court of

Delaware Common Pleas at this Nov term A.D. 1832,

James W. Crawford & Michael Dilsaver who being duly Sworn

do depose and say that the signature to the above inst-

-rument purporting to be last will and testament

of Samuel Weaver decd is the proper signature of said Weaver

his hand writing - that Deponents saw him the said Weaver

sign it. That said will was executed at the date it bears

date the 25th July - A.D. 1831, said Weaver at the time declared

in our hearing that the same was his last will and

testament - said Weaver at the time was of full age, &

sound mind and memory and not under any restraint

and he called on deponents to be witnesses to said will.

Jas. W. Crawford

Michael Dilsaver

Sworn to in open Court this 15th day of Nov. 1832.

E. Griswold

Associate Judge
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Desire Wood's Last will & Testament ~ 125

Proceedings had before the Delaware County Court of Com-

-mon Pleas in State of Ohio in the May Term of said Court

-A.D. 1833.

This day the last will and testament of Desire Wood deceased

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony of the

subscribing witnesses thereto - and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

The last will and Testament of Desire Wood -

I Desire Wood of Marion County and State of Ohio thinking

it right to make my will and settle my estate - while in

health of body and in soundness of both mind & memory

Therefore I give and devise the same in manner and

form following -

Imprimis - I give and devise unto Charles Osborn (the son

of Henry Osborn deceased) and to his heirs and assigns forever

a certain piece and parcel of land, situate in the first

quarter of the sixth Township and seventeenth range, of the

United States Military lands in the State of Ohio, being the

Northwest corner of lot no. fourteen, according to the survey

of said quarter lying on the west of Allum Creek and Bounded

on the north by the land of Reuben Benedict on the west by

the land belonging to the heirs of Ezra Thern decd and on the

eastward by said Allum Creek - Containing by estimation

thirty acres.

Item - I give and bequeath unto Mary Davis my feather bed

Bedding - Bedstead and cord as a free gift.

Item - I give and bequeath unto Daniel OSborn Azar Osborn

Dorcas Osborn - David Osborn Jr. and Charles Osborn all the

money and notes of hand which I may have at my

decease, to be equally divided between them.

Item. I give unto Esther Osborn (the widow of Henry

Osborn, all my wearing apparrel together with all the rest and

Residue of my estate not herein otherwise disposed of.

Finally I hereby nominate and appoint Daniel

Osborn Executor of this my will - declaring this and no

other to be my last will and testment. In witness

whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my

seal this thirteenth day of the sixth month Adomini

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two

Signed - sealed and declared by the said } Desire Wood

Desire Wood to be her last will and testament } [Seal]

in presence of us

Jonathan Wood Jr.

Griffith Lewis

State of Ohio - Delaware County. S.S.
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In the Court of Common Pleas.

May Term - 1833

We Jonathan Wood Jr. and Griffith Lewis being duly &

solemnly affirmed in open Court, upon our said solemn

affirmation, say the last will and testament, of Desire

Wood late of said County of Delaware deceased, bearing

date the thirteenth day of the sixth month in the year

one thousand eight hundred and thirty two (which will

in hereto annexed and here produced in open Court)

was on the day of the date thereof at the residence of

the said Desire Wood then in the County of Marion

in the State of Ohio, signed - sealed and published by the

said Desire in our presence as her last will & testament.

And we then and there at her request and in her presence

attested the same and subscribed our names thereto

as witnesses - and we then and there heard her acknowledge

that she had subscribed the said will as her last will

& testament, and that she there published the same as

such. And we do further affirm and declare that we

were well acquainted with the said Desire Wood, and

that we have been informed and firmly believe that the

said Desire was at the time of publishing the said

will aforesaid at least of the age of sixty - years

And that she was then of sound mind & memory

and said nothing under any restraint and further we

say not. Johnathan Wood Jr.

Griffith Lewis

Subscribed and affirmed to

in open Court May 16, 1833.

T Reynolds Clk
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~ Last Will of Harman Coykendall deceased ~ 127

Proceedings had before the Court of Common Please within

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio on the

27th day of August - A.D. 1833.

This day the last will and testament of Harman

Coykendall was produced in open Court and proved by

the testimony of the subscrtibing witnesses thereto, and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen.

I Harmon Coykendall of

the Township of Kingston County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, being weak in body but of sound mind

and memory not understanding, For which blessing

I must devotedly thank my God. Do make & publish

this my last will and testament in manner and

form following - that is to say. First it is my will

and I do order that all of my just debts and funeral

expenses be duly paid and satisfied as soon as

conveniently can be after my decease. I then do give

and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine

Coykendall one bed and bedding and a sufficiency

of other household goods to keep house with and the

bay mare & red cow and the rest of all the real
^
estate during her life for her support.

Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son Peter

Coykendall all of my wearing apparrel.

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my two dau-

-ghters Elizabeth Finch and Charlotte Decker

and to their heirs and assigns forever the farm

and plantation on which I now live to be

equally divided share and share alike. after the

decease of their mother, the moveable property to be

sold to pay the debts ^ by the executor after deducting what I have

given to my wife - and it is my intent and meaning

after the just Debts are paid - That the amount

of the Balance of the moveable property be equally

divided between Elizabeth Finch and Charlotte

Decker. And lastly I do hereby appoint Isaac

Finch to fulfill and be my executor of this my

last will and testament - Signed - sealed and published

and declared by the said Harmon Coykendall to be his

testament and last will in the presence of us this

Eleventh day of September - In the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred & twenty-six.

Attest - Harmon Coykendall [Seal]

John Vansickle }

Silas C. McClary }

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Delaware Common Pleas - August Term 1833.

Personally appeared in open Court John

Vansickle and Silas C. McClary who being duly

sworn upon their oath say that on the eleventh

day of September 1826, they were called upon by

Harmon Coykendall, at Delaware County aforesaid

to witness his last will and testament bearing the

date and now produced in Court - which he then

signed - sealed and published as his last will and

testament, in our presence and we at his request

and in his presence and in the presence of each other

signed the same as witnesses thereto - and we

further say that the said Harmon was at least

sixty years of age, and of sound mind & memory

and under no restraint and further say not.

John Vansickle

Silas C. McClary

Subscribed and

Sworn to in open Court Augt 27, 1833

T Reynolds clk


Last Will of John Bouch decd

Proceedings had in Court of Common Pleas within and

for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio on

the 21st day of April - A.D. 1834.

This day the last will and testament of John Bouch

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and

ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen

I John Bouch of Brown

Township in Delaware County do publish & declare

the following to be my last will and testament towit:

1st It is my will and desire that the claims &

obligations which I have and hold against Mr. Noah

Wilson be collected and so much thereof as may be
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necessary for that purpose be paid to Benjamin Hull of

Marion so his legal representatives in payment of a tract

of land which I lately purchased of the said Hull conta-

=ining one hundred acres situate in Radnor Township

Delaware County.

2nd It is my will and desire that the said lot or tract

of land which I lately purchased or contracted for of

the said Hull particularly desribed in a bond for a deed

from said Hull dated Decbr 17th 1833, should be paid

for as aforesaid according to the installments mentioned

in the said bond from and out of the money due from the

said Wilson. And the said land when paid for I will

and devise in the following manner, twenty five acres

off the south end of said lot, I will and devise to Cornelius

Sickles and his heirs forever in case the said Sickles

shall pay for the same according to the conditions

of a contract which I have made with him for

the same in making improvements on the residue

of said lot and in case the said Sickles should not

pay for the Twenty-five acres I will and devise the

same to my executor hereinafter named for the pur-

-pose to sell the same and expend the proceeds thereof

in improving the residue of said lot, to the best advantage

and as my executor shall think best. The residue

of said lot or tract of land being about 75 acres I

will and devise the use and profits thereof to my

wife Abby for her life time and for the use and purpose

of supporting herself and my two youngest children

James and John, until they shall arrive at the age of

Twenty-one years and for the support and main-

-tainance of the said James for the life time of my

wife - on account of the Blindness of the said James

if the said James should so long live - And after

the death of my said wife - I will and devise fifty

acres of the said lot or tract of land to my said son

James and his heirs forever to be as divided and

taken off from the said lot - at the death of my

wife - or on the said James arriving at the age of

Twenty-one years as the same may first happen,

but in case the said James should die without children

I will and devise the said fifty acres to my son John

which said fifty acres is to be so set off as to include

the house and buildings and forty acres of the imp-

-rovements if there should be so much, and ten acres

of wood land should there be at that time so much

thereof - The residue of the said tract of land I give
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will and devise at the death of my wife to all my

children to be equally divided amongst them.

3rd All the residue of my property personal & real

including in particular a lease of a lot of land on

which I now reside I will - give - bequeath & devise

unto my executor to be disposed of as follows = towit=

First - a years support to be set off to my wife and

children in every respect as the statute directs

then my debts to be paid according to law.

I wish that my executor should put upon the

said lot of land purchased by [crossed out] of the said Hull (to

which place I wish my family to remove as soon

as convenient) the proper and necessary team and

stock and farming utensils out of such personal

property as I now have and possess, and the residue

to be expended after paying costs of administration

in building a house and making other necessary

improvements upon the said mentioned lot of land

purhcased of the said Hull.

I will and devise my executor should sell my

lease lot aforesaid upon which I now live to the

best advantage, and dispose the proceeds thereof

in the same manner as my other personal property

4th. It is my will and desire that Thomas Arnold

should be and act as the executor of this my last

will and testament, and in case he should die or

should refuse to accept this appointment, I hereby

appoint my wife executrix - in his place & stead.

Published and declared as my last will and

testament this 18th day of March l834.

John Boush

Published and declared in } _______________________

the presence of the undersigned who in } _____________

the presence of the said Testator and in the presence }

of each other at his request have put our names } ]

as witnesses hereto.

Eli Mead }

Robert Jones }

James Lambert }

The State of Ohio Delaware County S.S.

In the Court of Common Pleas April Term 1834

We the undersigned Eli Mead, Robert Jones & James Lambert

being duly sworn in open Court upon our oaths say

that the paper now here produced in Court purporting

to be the last will and testament of John Boush bearing
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date on the eighteenth day of March 1834, was on that

day signed and published by John Boush late of Berlin

Township in the said County, now deceased, as his last

will and testament. That we saw him the said John

sign the said will and he declared and published the same

as his last will and testament in our presence and we then

and there at his request in his presence and in the presence

of each other signed our names as witnesses thereto -

We further say and depose that the said John Boush

died, at the time aforesaid of making and publishing

his said will was at least fifty five years of age, and

we believe him then to have been of sound mind and

memory, and not under any restraint.

Eli Mead

James Jones

Subscribed and Sworn to

in open Court April 21st 1834.

T Reynolds Clk ~



~ Last Will of William Davies decd ~

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas in

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio at the

Sept Term of said Court A.D. 1833.

This day the last will and testament of Wm Davies

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and ordered to be

recorded. ~
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In the Name of God - Amen -

I William Davies of the

Township of Harmony in the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, being weak in body but of sound and

disposing mind, memory and understanding - knowing

that life is uncertain and that it is appointed for all

men once to die, do make publish and declare this

my last will and testament -

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses and all

my just debts be fully paid -

Second - I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife

Mary Davies in lieu of her dowry all the live stock - horses

cattle - sheep and hogs by me ^ now owned - and which I may

die possessed of. Also items not particularly named

she however first disposing of a sufficiency thereof to pay

my just debts as aforesaid - and also in consideration &

to aid her to bring up, board, clothe & educate my

children, Benjamin Davies - Eleanor Davies - Mary

Ann Davies - and John Davies in a comfortable, decent

and proper manner. it is my will that she shall have

possession of the plantation we now reside on, being

the west half of the south west quarter of section ten

Township seven - Range sixteen, containing eighty acres

with all the profits thereof (but not to dispose of or

destroy any timber but shall be necessary for the use

of the premises) until my youngest son John Davies

shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years, at which

period It is my will that the premises above described

shall be sold - and the amount it will sell for to be

divided and paid as follows - viz - one seventh part

to my beloved wife Mary Davies and one seventh part

to my beloved daughter Eleanor Davies - and one

seventh part to my youngest daughter Mary Ann

Davies - and the remainder to be divided equally

between my two sons Benjamin Davies and John

Davies so that each of my sons shall have double

the amount that each of my daughters shall receive -

And that also my beloved wife Mary Davies shall

continue in possession of one third part of said

described premises, from the time of sale during her

natural life - And at the death of my said wife all the

property hereby devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid

or as much thereof as may then remain unexpended

to be divided equally between my children and their

heirs and assigns forever -

But provided my said Beloved wife Mary Davies shall
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intermarry to any person. It is my will that she shall

not hold possession of the above described premises, or

receive any profit therefrom, from and after the day that

my son Benjamin Davis shall arrive to the age of twenty

one years, And the said Benjamin my son to have possess-

-ion of the whole premises and to provide for and have the

care of my daughters Eleanor Davies and Mary Ann Davies

and my son John Davies until my youngest son John Davies

shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years, At which period

It is my will that the premises shall be sold, and the amount

of money it will sell for be divided and paid as before

specified - And my said wife to be debarred from any right

or possession whatever to said premises ~

And lastly - I hereby constitute and appoint Charles

McCracken and George Burns of said County to be the exe-

-cutors of this my last will and testament, revoking and

annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying

and confirming this and no other to be my last will

and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this twenty third day of February A.D. 1834.

William Davies [Seal]

Signed - published and declared by the above named

William Davies as and for his last will & testament,

in presence of us who at his request have signed as wit-

-nesses to the same, the words "containing eighty acres"

and the word "not" on page first-twenty first line

from top interlined before signing of this will.

Robert Jones -----

David Davies -----

In Probate of the last will and testament of Wm Davies,

Robert Jones and David Davies being duly sworn

depose and say that they were present at the signing

and sealing of said will - that they fully believe the

said testator to have been in full possession of his

intellectual powers, that he declared in their presence

that it was his last will and testament and that they

subscribed it in his presence.

Robt Jones

Sept 1, 1834, at Delaware. David Davies

Subscribed and sworn to in open Court Sept 1, 1834.

T Reynolds Clerk

Thos Jenkins }

David Davies } Bail $1500.

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Last Will of Thomas Evans deceased ~

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas within

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio at

the Nov Term of said Court - A.D. 1834.

This day the last will and testament of Thos Evans

decd was produced in open Court and proved by the

testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto - and ordered

to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Thomas Evans late of Wales and now of the County

of Delaware in the State of Ohio, being low in bodily

strength but of sound mind and memory do make

this my last will and testament.

In the first place I will that all my just debts be

speedily paid -

Secondly - I will and bequeath all my wearing apparrel

to my Uncle John Williams in Radnor Township

in said County of Delaware - to be delivered soon after

my death.

Thirdly - I will and bequeath to my sister Eleanor

Evans living in or near the City of Utica in the

State of New York all the balance of my property of

every kind whatever, and if the said Eleanor should

be married - my will still is that she should have the

full benefit of this bequest - also my will is that my

silver watch be sent to my sister Eleanor as a mem-

-orial of my affection -

Fourthly - My will is that David Cadwallader and

John Owens of said County of Delaware be the execu-

-tors of this my last will and testament.

In witness of the above I have in the presence

of the subscribing witnesses signed and sealed this

instrument of writing as my last will and testament,

this 27th day of Sept 1834.

Thomas Evans [Seal]

Signed & sealed in our presence.

Attest - Chs H. Picket }

Thomas Jones }

Edward Evans }

In the Court of Common Pleas.

November Term 1834.

Delaware County. SS ~

We Thomas Jones and Edward

Evans being sworn in open Court upon their oaths

say that the paper now herewith produced in

Court is the last will and testament of Thos Evans
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late of the said County decd bearing date the 27th day

of Sept - 1834. That the same was signed and sealed

by the said Thomas Evans and then published at the

date thereof as his last will and testament, and that then

we at his request in his presence and in the presence

of each other signed our names thereto as witnesses.

And we further say that said Thomas Evans at

the time thereof was of a sound mind and memory

of the age of at least thirty years and under no restraint -

And further say not.

Edward Evans }

Thomas Jones }

Subscribed and sworn to in open Court this

26th day of Nov - 1834.

T Reynolds Clk


~ Last Will of Samuel Spong deceased ~

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas in

and for said County of Delaware and State of Ohio

at the Nov Term of said County - A.D. 1834.

This day the last will and testament of Samuel

Spong decd was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

In the Name of God - Amen -

I Samuel Spong of the

County of Delaware in the State of Ohio, being weak

in body but of sound and disposing mind - memory

and understanding - thanks be to Almighty God

for the same, do make and publish this my last

will and testament - in manner and form following

That is to say -

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses

and all my just debts be fully paid.

Second - I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved

wife Mary Eve Spong, all my personal estate

moneys, Notes &c with the exception of Two hundred

dollars in Cash, which money I give - devise and

bequeath to my son Uriah Spong, which money
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I wish to be paid over to his Guardian as soon

as convenient after my death, and by such Gua-

-rdian put out at interest to the best advantage

until my son arrives to the age of Twenty one years.

It is further my wish that if there should not be

a sufficiency in what I have bequeathed to my

wife for the support and education of said son

there shall be drawn from his portion such sums

as shall be required for his support &c. It is further

my wish that if my said son Uriah should die

before he arrived at the age of Twenty-one years,

that the Bequest or so much thereof as remains

shall be paid to Absolem Spong my brother or his

heirs - It is further my wish that Hiram Beakley

be appointed Guardian of my son to manage the

Bequest. Bequeathed to the said Uriah and for no

other purpose. And lastly I hereby constitute and

appoint my Brother Absolem Spong - to be the

Executor of this my last will and testament.

Revoking and annulling all former wills by me

made and ratifying and confirming this and no

other to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my

hand and seal this 26th day of July - A.D. - 1834.

Samuel Spong [Seal]

Signed - published and declared

by the above named Samuel Spong as and for

his last will and testament in presence of us

who at his request have signed as witneses to

the same.

Israel Carpenter }

William Fulton }

State of Ohio - Delaware County SS.

Israel Carpenter and William Fulton appear in

open Court and on their oaths state, that they were

called upon by Samuel Spong on the 26th day of July

1834, to attest and witness his - the said Samuel

Spong's last will and testament - which is the will

now produced and here to the Court shown -

In compliance to said Spongs request - we set our

names as witnesses - We further state that said Spong

was of sound and disposing mind And memory

and declared to us that he acknowledges the said

will for the purposes therein expressed - and that

said Spong departed this life on the 16th day of Oct. 1834.
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without making any further or other will -

William Fulton -

Israel Carpenter -

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court

Nov - 27 - 1834.

` T Reynolds Clerk


~ Last will of Thomas Burroughs decd ~


Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas in

and for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio,

at the March term of said Court. - A.D. - 1835. -

This day the last will and testament of Thomas

Burroughs was produced in open Court and proved

by the testimony of the subscribing witnesses thereto

and ordered to be recorded.

~ Will ~

I Thomas Burroughs of the County of Delaware and

State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last

will and testament in manner and form following

that is to say,

First - It is my will that my funeral expenses and

all my just debts be fully paid

Second - I give devise and bequeath to my beloved

wife Margaret Burroughs in lieu of her dower one equal

third part of all the lands, tenements and real estate

of which I shall die possessed, whether I hold the

same by legal or equitable title - to hold during the

term of her natural life - I also will that my

said wife Margaret at my death retain the same

property and be allowed the year's support, the widow

of persons dieing intestate are by law allowed to

retain and have.

Thirdly - I give and bequeath to my daughter Reb-

=ecca wife of Amos Fuller personal property to the

amount of ten dollars, to be appraised by disinterested

persons.

Fourthly - I give, devise and bequeath to my three

sons John W. Burroughs, Thomas H. Burroughs and
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Stephen G. Burrows - all my lands - tenements and

real Estate, and all that I may die possessed of

subject to the above devise to my said wife, whither

I hold or at my decease may hold the same by legal

or equitable title. Also I give and devise to them

all right - title - interest - claim or demand I now have

or at my said decease may have, in or to any

lands - tenements or real estate - to be held by them

as tenants in Common and not as joint tenants.

I also give, devise and bequeath to them my said

three sons, all debts due or that may be due to me,

at my death - and all personal property that I may

die possessed of - of every kind whatever, except

that above bequeathed to my said wife, & daughter.

The land and real and personal estate hereby given

and devised to my said sons, to be held by them

their heirs and assigns forever, as tenants in Common

as aforesaid.

Lastly - I hereby constitute and appoint my wife

Margaret and my son John W. Burroughs to be ex-

-ecutor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and

seal this 31st day of August - A.D. - 1832.

his

Thomas X Burroughs [Seal]

mark

Signed - published and declared

by the above named names Thomas Burroughs as and

for his last will and testament, in presence of us

who at his request have signed as witnesses of the same

Milo D. Pettibone

Francis Horr

Milo D. Pettibone and Francis Hoss appearing in

open Court and duly sworn upon their oaths say that

on the 31st day of August, 1832, Thomas Burrows the

testator in the will now exhibited to the Court, called

upon them and requested them to subscribe said will

as witnesses having first subscribed and acknowledged

the same himself - said testator was then of sound and

disposing mind, and memory, and they are informed

and believe the testator departed this life on or about

the 26th day of Oct. 1834, without revoking or making

a new or other will. Milo D. Pettibone

Sworn and subscribed to Francis Horr.

in open Court this 6th March 1835.

T Reynolds

Clerk

The widow Margt Burroughs makes known to the Court that she

elects to take under the will in lieu of her dower at law

by her attorney [illegible]
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~ Last Will of David Dix deceased ~

Proceedings had in the Court of Common Pleas within and

for the County of Delaware and State of Ohio at the Septr

term of said Court - A.D. 1834 -

This day the last will and testament of David Dix decd

was produced in open Court and proved by the testimony

of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be

recorded. -

~ Will ~

The last will and testament of David Dix of Troy

Township in the County of Delaware, Ohio -

I the said David Dix do hereby make and publish this

my last will and testament, as follows - towit -

First - I give and devise unto unto my oldest daughter

Matilda Eagon wife of Joseph Eagon fifty acres of land, to

her heirs and assigns forever, known and described as

follows - towit - being fifty acres of land on which the said

Matilda and Joseph now reside, situate in the south

east corner of a large tract of land, on the east side of

the Whetstone river - opposite to where I now reside - the

said fifty acres to be taken as surveyed by John Wilson

but in case his survey should not contain fifty acres -

then the said survey shall extend further north for the

sufficient quantity -

x Second - I give and devise unto my second daughter

Drusilla wife of Aaron Redman her heirs and assigns

forever the following described lot or tract of land - towit -

fifty acres of land to be taken off of the south end of an

eighty acre lot being the east half of the North west quarter

Section 34, Township 4, south in Range 16 in the County

of Marion.

Third - I give and devise unto my son David Dix

and to his heirs and assigns forever one hundred acres

of land situate in the County of Marion, being eighty

acre lot, being the east half of the North west quarter

of Section 27, in the aforesaid Township and Range and

also Twenty acres off the North end of the eighty acre

lot directly south and adjoining thereto -

Fourth - I give and devise unto my daughter Polly

Dix and to her heirs and assigns forever fifty acres

of land situate in the County of Marion, being thirty

acres of land in the North end of the same eighty

acre lot, the south fifty acres of which is above devised

to my daughter Drusilla and twenty acres adjoining

thereto to be taken off the south end of the eighty acre

lot, north of the said thirty acres.

Fifth - I give and devise to my son Elijah Dix
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and to his heirs and assigns forever one hundred

and twenty acres of land situate in the County of

Marion - being an eighty acre lot, being the west half

of the South east quarter, of Section No 27, aforesaid

and also forty acres out of the center of the eighty acre

lot, directly west thereof and adjoining thereto the

residue of the said last mentioned eighty acre lot being

devised as aforesaid to my son David and my daughter

Polly.

Sixth - I give and devise unto my son Stanton Clark

Dix - and to his heirs and assigns forever a lot or tract of

land containing about fifty acres be the same more or less

situate and being in the North east corner of the same

tract of land out of which I have devised as above

fifty acres to my daughter Matilda to be bounded

on the south by a line being the North line of said

tract or lot devised to said Matilda, continued

west to the Whetstone river and bounded west by

the said river -

Seventh - I give and devise unto my son Stephen Dix

and to his heirs and assigns forever a lot or tract of

land containing about fifty acres, be the same more

or less, being in the south west corner of the same

tract of land out of which I have devised the above

mentioned lots of land to my daughter Matilda and

my son Stanton being known and called the Roth

Place, Bounded on the North by the Whetstone river

and the said lot devised to the said Stanton and east

by the lot devised to Matilda -

Eighth - I give and devise unto my wife Mary Dix

for and during her natural life the farm on which

I now reside - being a tract of about 40 acres in the

North west corner of the said large tract out of which

I devised the said lots to my said sons Stanton and

Stephen and daughter Matilda situate and being

on the west side of Whetstone river, and also the one

hundred acre lot North and adjoining thereto, and

I also give, devise and bequeath unto my said wife

all the remainder and residue of my property real

or personal, for and during her natural life, and

it is my will and desire that my said wife shall

keep support and maintain my children out of the

said property so bequeathed to her until they shall

arrive to their full age or majority, and that she

act and be their guardian until such time -

Ninth - It is my will - hopes and expectations
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that my son Peres Main Dix should have and receive

the farm as his own property upon which his Grandfather

Peres Main now resides lately conveyed by him to my wife -

either by will or grant from my said wife or his said

grandfather or in some other manner as may be the

most expedient- but in case he the said Peres M. Dix

should not acquire or receive a good and sufficient title

for the said farm. Then it is my will and desire and I

hereby give and begueath to my said son Peres M. Dix

six hundred dollars to be paid by David Dix my son out

of the revertion of the property devised for life to my said

wife to be disposed of for that purpose by my executor of

this will-

Tenth - It is my will and desire and so I give - devise

and bequeath all the property real and personal which

I have bequeathed and devise to my wife for her life-

after the termination of her estate to my son, David Dix

upon condition that he pay unto my six children

Matilda - Drusilla- Polly - Elijah - Stanton and Stephen

each one hundred dollars, upon his the said David

receiving the said reversion - of the said property upon

the death of his mother, or a reasonable time then after

But nevertheless - in case the said Peres M. Dix should

not be able to obtain a good title to the said farm

intended for him as aforesaid then it is my will

that the said six hundred dollars should be paid to

the said Peres by the said David instead to my said

six other children aforesaid-

Lastly- It is my will and desire that my son

David Dix should be the executor of this my last

will and testament.

In the tesimony whereof I have hereunto set my

hand this 6th day of May - A.D.- 1833.-

David Dix.

Executed- signed and

published in the presence

of the subscribing witnesses

in the day last above written.

who in his presence and in the

presence of each other at his request

signed our names as witnesses hereto.

Thos W. Powell -

Wilder Joy -

James Smith -

Asahel Welch -
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State of Ohio Delaware County S.s.

Personally appeared in open court T. W. Powell

and Wilder Joy who being duly sworn in their oaths say

that they subscribed their names as witnesses to the last

will and testament of David Dix- at his request - he

first having acknowledged his situation thereto - and

that he was of sound and disposing mind and memory

and not under any restraint at the time - and that

he called on them expressly to witness the same.

sworn and subscribed in Wilder Joy

open court Sept 3rd 1834 T. W. Powell

T Reynolds Clk
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Nathan Carpenters Will

In the name of God amen:

I Nathan Carpenter of the township

of Liberty in the county of Delaware and state of Ohio considering

the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect

mind and memory blessed be the Almighty 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 give and bequeath unto my beloved

wife Naomi Carpenter the sum of thirty dollars each and every

year during her natural life so long as she may remain a single

or unmarried woman after my decease, also our certain bay mare

supposed is a twelve or fourteen years old and one womans saddle

which saddle she had when I married her: also the free use and

privilege of the two lower rooms in the framed house with free

privilege to pass and repass at leisure through the space way or hall

at the end of the framed house adjoining the aforesaid lower rooms

also such necessary use of the cellar under the aforesaid lower

rooms as she may require: Also a privilege in the orchard to

obtain fruit, such as apples peaches &c necessary for sauce:

Also all the household furniture which she the said Naomi

brought to me when married her, that may be on hand, further

that the aforesaid Bay mare shall be supported out of my estate

free from any expense to the said Naomi so long as the said Naomi

chooses to reside on this my present farm or plantation and no

longer. I do give and bequeath unto my oldest daughter a

married woman Lucy Swinnerton a sum of two hundred dollars

to be paid in money or stock which said sum of money or stocks

I will and order shall be paid in the said legatee within eighteen

months after my decease. I also give and bequeath unto my

two sons to wit Ira Carpenter and Alfred Carpenter the sum

of five dollars a piece. I also give and bequeath unto my son

Nathan Carpenter Jr the sum of seventy - five dollars. The three

last mentioned sons to wit Ira Alfred, and Nathan whose several

legacies or sums of money. I will and order shall be paid to the

said respective legatees within eighteen months after my decease

I also give and bequeath to my three daughters single women

to wit Lena Carpenter, Sally Carpenter and Louisa Carpenter

the sum of two hundred dollars a piece to be paid in meat

stocks, the three last mentioned several legacies I will and order

shall be paid as follows to wit the sum of twenty five dollars

to be paid as aforesaid in cash [crossed out] to each of the said Irena, Sally,

and Laura Carpenter within eighteen months after my decease, the

remainder of the aforesaid legacies shall be paid within three years

after my decease! I furthermore will and order that the

household furniture which is not heretofore excepted and except-

-ing one clock and one Glass cupboard shall be equally be

divided between my three last mentioned daughters to wit
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Irena, Sally and Laura Carpenter I will further give

and devise to my son James Carpenter his heirs and

assigns all that my home messange or tenement farm

or plantation which I have lived on situate lying and

being in the Township of Liberty in the county of Delaware

and State of Ohio aforesaid, together with all my other published

estate whatsoever not heretofore disposed of to have and to

hold to him the said James Carpenter his heirs and assigns

forever, and lastly as to all the rest and residue and

remainder of my personal estate goods and chattels of

what kind and nature some excepting these which I have

heretofore disposed of in this my last will and testament

I give and bequeath the same to my aforesaid son James

Carpenter. Whom I will and order to pay over the several yearly

payments &c to my beloved wife Naomi Carpenter as is

herein before mentioned & the several legacies to my herein

before sons and daughters agreeable to the terms of this

my Last will and testament and also to receive and

collect all debts due my estate, and also to pay all debts

my said estate may owe, and furthermore I do hereby

appoint him the said James Carpenter my sole

administrator of this my last will and testament, hereby

revoking all former wills by me made

In witness whereof I have hereunto set

my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of August in

the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

thirteen; Signed sealed published and delivered by the

above named Nathan Carpenter to be his last will and

testament in the presence of us who have hereunto set our

hands and subscribed our names as witnesses in the

presence of the testator signed Nathan Carpenter

Reuben Lamb.

Cynthia Lamb. Clerks Office Nov 21st 1814

Anna Coze The foregoing instrument- the last will and

testament of Nathan Carpenter late decease

was proved by the subscribing witnesses before the ass. judges

of the court of Common Pleas held especially at Delaware

on the 23 day if October 1814. Moses Byxbe Clerk
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Title

Delaware County Ohio Will Records Vol. 1 1812-1835

Subject

Delaware County--Will Records--Ohio--1812-1835

Description

Delaware County Will Records Vol. 1 1812-1835. This book is located at the Delaware County Records Center at 2079 US 23 North PO Box 8006 Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Creator

Decedents of Delaware County, Ohio, 1812-1835

Date

1812-1835

Contributor

President: Orris Parrish; Associate Judge: Josiah McKinnie; Associate Judge: Ezekial Brown; Associate Judge: David Mark; Clerk of Court: T. Reynolds

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Format

Book

Language

English

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Text

Citation

Decedents of Delaware County, Ohio, 1812-1835, “Delaware County Ohio Will Records Vol. 1 1812-1835,” Delaware County Memory, accessed November 29, 2021, http://www.delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/1.

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