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MILLER Nicholas - Will Book 1, page 1 - dated 4-26-1810 - wife; Elizabeth - children: mentioned but not named, were not of age-- Executor; Samuel Hill - Signed: Nicholas Miller —Witnesses; Seth Watson, Sam'l Hill and Peter (mark) Clyne.

DRESBACH John - Will Book 1, page 2 - dated 4-28-1810 - wife; Catherine - brother: Daniel - children: mentioned but not named - Executors: brother, Daniel Dresbach and brother-in-law, John Ely - Signed; John Dresbach —Witnesses' Charles Botkin, And'w Ensworth and James Denny.

CLOSE William - Pickaway twp. - Will Book 1, page 5 - Verbal Will - Will given 6-20-1810 - William Close died 6-20-1810 - children; mentioned but not named - Executor:- William Bush - Deposition named 6-22-1810 by witnesses: Andrew Rush,
John Hush, Truman Bowen and George (mark) Vance.

MORRIS Mary - Pickaway Twp. - Will Book 1, page 6 - dated 2-6-1811 - sons: Ignatious, Benadict and Jessy - daughter: Hannah - Signed: Mary (mark) Moress - Witnesses: John Gay and Zachariah R. Clary.

BLOXOM William - Washington Twp. - Will Book 1, page 6 - dated 4-25-1608 (recorded 1810 or after) - wife: Mary Bloxem — sons; Jeremiah, Moses, John and William - daughters; Margaret and Pheroby Bloxum — Executor: wife, Mary and son, William - Signed; William (mark) Bloxum - Witnesses: John McNeal, William Bealy and Peter(?) Conyser.

WINSHIP, Winn - Will Book 1, page 9 - wife: Hetty - sister: Elizabeth Parcels - sons: Winn, Thomas Jefferson, William Henry and Edwin — daughters; Mary, Harriott and Nancy; Nancy's share in trust of Jesse Spencer - states that wife Hetty
may wish to go to Chillicothe to live with her children — will gives several land descriptions — Executors: friend, Jesse Spencer of Chillicothe and David Kinnear of Pickaway Co. - dated 12-24-1812 - Signed: Winn Winship -Witnesses: Samuel
McAdow, Tho. North, John Parcels and Ben. Mowbray.

CHANEY James C. -Will Book 1, page 14 - dated 1-24-1811 - wife: Elizabeth - children:, mentions but does not name - Signed: James Chaney -Witnesses; Henry Ross, David Cook and Ruth (mark) Cook.

CROW Thomas - Will Book 1, page 14 - dated 1-24-1812 -Wife: Elizabeth - sons: Joseph, David, John, Robert, Samuel, Thomas and William — daughters: Susannah wife of Charles Fielder; Mary Rush wife of Runnel Rush to have large Bible - Mentions wife Elizabeth Crow's children but does not name — Gives several land descriptions - Executors; wife, Mary and friend, Samuel Harvey - Signed: Thomas Crow - Witnesses; David Kinnear, Henry Haller and Daniel Smith.

RENICK John - Will Book 1, page 17 - (not dated) - Wife; Mary - sons; Jonathan, Abel and Ashel ~ daughters: Polly Henick, Rachael Van Meter, Marget Van Meter, Ann McNeal, Kitty Osbom and Polly Renick - Executors: James and Asahel Renick -
Signed: John Renick -Witnesses: Daniel Turney and Wm. Seymore - Codicil dated 1-10-1814 - son: James Renick to have land on Buck Creek in Shampain (Champaign) Co. - Signed; John Renick - Same witnesses.

ATCHISON Pfielding - Will Book 1, page 19 - dated 1-24-1814 - wife: Hannah - brother; Samuel Atchison - orphan boy: Levi James - Executor;  Aron Sullivan — Signed: Phielden Atchison -Witnesses: Thomas (mark) McDanal, John Pancake and
Isaac Pankake.

WADDLE James -Will Book 1, page 21 - dated 3-28-1814 - Sons; Joseph and William; Joseph to have s1/2 and William to have n1/2  sec 5, twp 11, .range 21 Worthington Survey - Daughters; Sally and Polly - Executor; son, Thomas Waddle - Signed; James Waddell - Witnesses: James Martin, Charles Shubridge and Benjamin Pontious.

LOOFBOURROW. John W. - Ross Co., Ohio -Will Book 1, page 22 - dated 12-15-1808 (recorded 1810'or after) —wife; mentioned but not named - sons; Jacob, John, Benjamin, Wade, Ebenezer, Thomas and Nathan - daughters: Abigail Harbert, Sarah Harbert, Rebecca Barkley and Mary Barkley - Mentions that Elizabeth Thompson is to be given her freedom when of age - Executors: Nathan Cory and son, Benjamin Loofbourrow — Signed; John Wade Loofbourrow - Witnesses; Peter Jackson and Mary (mark) Jackson.

COONROD Woollery Sr. -Will Book 1, page 25 -dated 2-15-1814 - sons: Peter, deceased; John, Jacob, Adam, George, Woollery and Henry - daughters; Barbary Harpole, Elizabeth Morrel and Catherine Lowther — grand-daughter; Barbary Coonrod daughter of son Peter, deceased - Daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Coonrod wife of son Peter - Executor: son Henry Coonrod - Signed; Woollery (mark) Coonrod — Witnesses; James Casler and John Rusk.

FORSMAN Philip - Upper Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., Penna. - Will Book 1, page 26 - dated 1—19-1814 - brothers: Heirs of brother Hugh Foreman, deceased, Alexander, Samuel, Joseph, Robert, George and William - Sister: Jane wife of Lewis Woolverton - children: of brother William; George, Philip, Hugh, William and Jane - Executors: brothers, Robert and William Forsman- Signed: Philip Forsman - Witnesses: Robert Butts, John(?) Masey and Henry Wiedman - Recorded Northampton Co., Penna. 4-27-1814.

PENNYWELL George -Will Book 1, page 30 - dated 8-20-1814 - Bequeath to Job Clinton; Bridget Bradford and Polly Downey daughter of Summerset Downey - Executors Purnal H. Baker - Signed: George (mark) Pennywell - Witnesses; Cram(?) (mark) Boner and Benjamin Clifton.

ATCHISON, Samuel -Will Book I, page 31 - dated 11-16-1813 - wife: Nancy, also to serve as executrix - Signed: Samuel (mark) Atchison — Witnesses: Francis Nicholas and Theodoius Seasbourn.


JOHNSON Robert -Washington Twp. - Will Book 1, page 32 - dated 10-19-1814 - Wife: Frances, also to serve as Executrix - children: mentioned but not named — Signed: Robert (mark) Johnson - Witnesses: John Griffeth and Nathaniel Ross.

CAMPBELL Joseph -Will Book 1, page 33 - dated 1-3-1615 - wife: Mary, also to serve as Executrix - sons; Robert, William, John, Joseph and Thomas - daughters; Mary and Nancy Campbell - Signed; Joseph Campbell - Witnesses: Aaron Sullivan and Elizabeth (mark) Galbreath.

RUSH Henry -Will Book 1, page 39 - dated 12-17-1815 - children; Catherine, John, Mary, Andrew, George, James, Henry, Peter, Susannah, Moses and Aaron — mentions, "all my children yet living and I wish heirs of those that are dead to draw their parents share as fast as they come of age" - Mentions land near Greenville entered in Peter and Andrew's name to be paid for from John Hiller's share - Executors: sons, George and Peter - Signed; Henry Rush - Witnesses: John Rawls and Westley Rush.

HAMMON, Mark - (surname also given as HAMMOND, HAMMONS) -Will Book 1, page 41 - dated 11-12—1815 —Wife: Nancy, also to serve as Executrix - Sons: William, Mark and Alien - Daughters: Betsey Landis, Lucy Brown and Nancy Hammons - Signed: Mark Hammon - Witnesses; John McLain, Joseph Brown and Lucy Brown.

SMITH Jacob H. - Will Book 1, page 42 - dated 4-29-1815 - Mentions, "all my children" but names only daughter Sarah as she remained single - Executors; Martin Smith and James Smith - Signed: Jacob H. (mark) Smith - Witnesses: Alex'r Rowen
and Joseph Baker.

FORSMAM, Robert - Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., Penna. -Will Book 1, page 44 - dated 8-17-1793 - wife: Jane - Sons; Hugh, Alexander, Samuel, Joseph, Robert, George, Philip and William - daughters: Agness and Jane — Mentions four grandsons each named Robert Foreman ~ Executors: sons, Hugh and William - Signed; Robert Foreman - Witnesses: Abraham(?) Defner, Anne Scott and John Scott —Filed 8-21-1809, recorded 6-24-1815 Northampton Co., Penna.

SHORT, James - Harrison Twp. - Will Book 1, page 49 - dated 8-5-1816 - wife; Sarah - son; Stephen Short, also to serve as executor - daughters; Mary wife of John Robinson, Rachel wife of Jonathan Holmes and Phebe wife of George Evans - Grandson: Abraham Holmes son of daughter Elizabeth, deceased, and Joshua Holmes — Signed; James Short - Witnesses; Harleleigh Sage and Simon Hadley.

RECTOR John - Will Book 1, page 53 - dated 11-15-1818 - wife: Starling - children; Polly, Edward, Sanford and an infant — Executor and guardian of the children: brother, Calvard(?) Rector - Signed: John Rector - Witnesses; Philip Minniar and Solomon Minniar.

VAN KIRK Mary -Will Book 1, page 55 - dated 12-21-1818 - Bequeaths to: Rachel Heavelo, Polly McCraken, Barnac Van Kirk, Polly Abbott, William Heaveto, Mary Van Kirk, Ruben Abbott, Grace Van Kirk, Sally Abbott, Barnard Abbott and William Abbott - Granddaughter: Mary Abbott - Signed: Mary (mark) Van Kirk — Witnesses; William Fowler, James Collins and Benjamin Cox.


MILLER Joash - Will Book 1, page 57 - Verbal Will - wife: Nancy - Four married daughters; Catharine Paulsgrove, Rebecca Westenhaver, Mary Hedges and Susannah Hedges - Two unnamed daughters; Nancy and Betsey - Sons: Peter and Joseph
Miller - Son-in-law; Jacob Westenhaver - Mentions daughter Rebecca's son, Edward Kennady - Administrators: sons; Peter and Joseph and son-in-law, John Hedges - Will given 2-16-1319 - Witnesses: John Fisher, William Wilson and John Huntlinger.

MATTHIAS Henry Sr. - Salt Creek Twp. - Will Book 1, page 60 - dated 12-23-1817 - Wife; Doratia - son; . Henry -  daughters: Barbary, Catherine (Caty) and Mary - Signed: Henry Mathias - Witnesses: Jacob Landis and Benjamin Kessner.

HOGEM Elizabeth - Will Book 1, page 63 - Bequeaths to: William Hill, Jr.; Eleanor Hill and William Hill - Mentions negro woman, Lettice which Francis Hilt is authorized to sell in Virginia - Executor: William Hill - will dated 10-16-1816 - Signed: Elizabeth Hogen -Witnesses: Win. Florence, Margaret Hill and Fanny Florence.

HITLER George - Will Book 1, page 64 - dated 11-16-1817 - wife: Susannah also to serve as Executrix - Sons: Jacob, George, Abraham and Joseph — Daughters: Elizabeth, Susannah, Sarah and Polly - son-in-law; James Ballah - Mentions a tract of land purchased from Anthony and Elizabeth Bole, formerly Elizabeth Miller - Signed; George Hitler - Witnesses; John Hunter, John Ely and Thos. Herbert.

HADLEY Simon - Stanton Village, Mill Greek Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware - Will Book 1, page 68 - dated 7th day, 11th month, 1803 - Sisters; eldest, Elizabeth wife of Henry Dixon; Emey wife of Isaac Dixon; Mary wife of Samuel Pennock - Nephews; John and Samuel Hadley sons of brother Samuel Hadley, dec'd — Nieces; Rebecca Thomson daughter of sister Hannah Thompson, deceased; Phobe and Sarah Hadley daughters of brother Samuel Hadley, deceased - Executor; brother-in-law, Isaac Dixon of Wilmington, New Castle Co., Del. — Signed: Simon Hadley - Witnesses; Moses Rea, John Dixon and Isaac Dixon, Jr. - Codicil dated 8-20-181.8 Simon Hadley, Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co., Ohio formerly of Delaware requests that nephew John Dickson be executor in place of Isaac Dixon, deceased, and further appoints Stephen Short of Harrison Twp., Pickaway Co. as co-executor -Witnesses: Harleleigh Sage and Isaac Southworth, Jr.

CALDWELL Catharine - Will Book 1, page 7.6 - dated 9-12-1817 ~ Son; Alexander, also to serve as executor - Daughters; Sidney; Catherine Hunter - Grandchildren: Henry White; Ellza Swigart - Son-in-law: Johnson Hemphill and Peter White - Signed: Catharine (mark) Caldwall - Witnesses: Henry Cook, Allston Phillips and Jasper (mark) Jacobs.