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Will of Thomas Neff, Deceased

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I Thomas Neff being in

good bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, Calling to

mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of

settling my worldly affairs and to..how the estate with which it has pleased

God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease, while I have Strength

and Capacity so to do. I do make and publish this my last will and testament

hereby revoking and making void, all other last will and testaments by me

heretofore made. And first I commit my immortal being to him who gave it and

my body to the Earth to be buried decently. And as to my worldly Estate and

all the property real personal or mixed of which I shall be seized and

possessed, or to which I shall be entitled it...of my decease, I devise

bequeath and dispose hereof in the matter following, to wit.

My will is that all my just debts and funeral charges shall, by my

Executor hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease

as shall by him found how much. Item first 1st, I give devise and bequeath

to my beloved wife should she survive me and outlive me a sufficient portion

of all the grain and yearly products off the farm I now reside on situated

in the County of Belmont and state of Ohio under the district of lands

heretofore subject to sale at Marietta Ohio and being a part of the North

West Quarter of section number twenty 28 eight and part South West Quarter

of section 7 number twenty 29 nine, in township of 4 range 3, containing

according to Noble Carter survey ninety 98 eight acres 3 Roods and 20

_____be the same more or less in ____of her dower.

Item 2d at the death of my beloved wife, I give devise and bequeath in fee

simple to my son William H. Neff his heirs and assigns Forever the aforesaid

real estate with all the appertances thereunto belonging.

Item third 3rd I give and bequeath to my son Conrad Neff the sum of One

Hundred and fifty dollars in cash to be paid by my executor herein after

named.

Item fourth 4th I give devise and bequeath to my son John A. Neff the sum of

One Hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to him after my decease and the

decease of my beloved wife should she survive me; by my said executor

hereinafter named.

Item fifth 5th I give and devise and bequeath to my son Peter Neff who now

resides in Kansas the sum of five dollars in addition to the amount he has

already received from me in money and outfit. Said five dollars to be paid

him after my decease and the decease of my wife should she survive and

outlive, to be paid by my said executor hereinafter named.

Item sixth 6th I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Neff now

intermarried with Jacob Gillespie the sum of seventy five dollars in case

in addition to the outfit I have already give her said seventy five dollars

to be paid to her by my executor hereinafter named and after the decease of

myself and wife.

Item seventh 7th I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Neff in

addition to an outfit she has already gotten the sum of seventy five

dollars, to be paid to her after the decease of myself and wife to be paid

by my said executor hereinafter named.

Item eight 8th I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Anna Marie Neff in

addition to the outfit she has already received and gotten, the sum of

seventy five dollars in money to be paid to her by my executor hereinafter

named to be paid after the decease of myself and wife.

Item ninth 9th I do hereby nominate and appoint my son William H. Neff

executor of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and

empowering him to compromise, adjust release and discharge in such manner

upon such terms as he may deem proper debts due and owing me, I desire that

no appraisement and no sale of my personal property be made And that the

court of Probate direct the omission of the same in pursuance of the

statute. And it is my will and desire

should there be any personal property be left over and above paying the

bequests herein and heretofore named that my executor apply the same in

defraying or helping defray my funeral expenses and the funeral expenses of

my wife and I charge the products arising off the farm be____to the second

item of this my last will and testament with my support and the support of

my wife should she outlive me. And that my son William H. Neff whom I have

herein appointed my executor to remain on said farm_____and heretofore

bequeath to him in fee simple and to his heirs forever and cultivate and

control the same giving me and my beloved wife our maintenance and support

during our natural lives also paying the taxes and keeping said repair over

and above the support of myself and wife and at our death the said William

H. Neff to become vested in fee simple of said farm and all the appertances

hereon at my decease. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made in

testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of

October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and eight one.



Thomas Neff (Seal)



Signed and acknowledged by said Thomas Neff as his last will and testament

in our presence and signed by us in his presence:



Loman H. Greene

Abraham W. Neff



Recorded in Will Vol. P, Pages 407-409 in the Court of Common Pleas,

Probate Division, Belmont County, Ohio.