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BAKER, Frederick (1823)

Contributed by: Lucy D Briscoe Green

Source: Ross County Ohio Wills 1797-1845
              No. 138; p 163

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Frederick Baker of Ross County, Ohio; weak in body; my wife for widowhood Henry Massie's survey 6409 on Paint Creek and 30 acres on east side of branch also deed by wife Christinia; my children (not named) Jan. 14, 1823, present Andrew P. Wentworth, Valentine Knight and Peter X Lightle. signed with an X .

[Entire Will of Frederick Baker recorded in the Ross County Court House Chillicothe, Ohio Case # 489]

In the name of God Amen, I Frederick Baker of the County of Ross and the State of Ohio being weak of body but Of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my last will land testament in the manner and form following that is to say first I give parcel of land known by the survey in the name of Henry Massie for one hundred acres no. 6209 on the waters of Paint deeded from the land Henry Massie to the aforesaid Baker also a certain peace of land supposed to contain thirty acres on the east of the branch obligated for order by Henry Massie to Frederick Baker. Also a certain tract of land known by Benjamin Hough survey no. 9134 containing twenty acres obligated by the said Hough for a deed to Frederick Baker and also all my personal property I give to my beloved wife Christina Baker to have and to hold while she remains my widow. After that to be equally divided among my children and I also appoint my beloved wife Christina Baker to be my executrix of this my last will and testament here by revok


his
Frederick X Baker
mark

Signed and sealed published and declared by the above named Frederick Baker to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the testors

Andrew Wentworth
Valentine Knight
Peter Lightle



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DEED: Know all men of these presents that I Christina Baker in consideration of the sum of one hundred Twenty Six dollars in hand said by George Lightle do hereby demise, release and forever quit claim unto the said George Lightle, his heirs and assigns forever all my title, interest and _____ state legal and equitable in the following premises with the appurtenances situated in the county of Ross and State of Ohio and bounded and described as follows to wit beginning at two cherry trees, go ___ N. 74 E. From Hugh Bowles beginning of his survey N. 1720 running N. 16 E. 42 poles to _____ White Walnut, thence N. 3 East 102 poles to the White Oak, Thence N. 15 e. 80 polies two white oaks and _____ thence S. 81 W. 74 poles to the red oak sugar tree and Black Locust . Thence south 45 N. 64 poles to a white oak and sugar tree, Thence S. 25 E. 102 poles to a stake. Thence 2. 25 #. 40 poles to the beginning containing one hundred acres of land by the same more or less and ____ 640 _____ to Henry Makie as a ___er

In testimony where of _____ here unto set my hand and seal this 29th day of Sept. 1845.

She X'd her signature

John Finley
Jacob Van Gundy



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The State of Ohio, Ross County ___ before me, John Finley, two justices of Peace in and for said county personally appeared the afore named Christenia Baker and acknowledged he signing and sealing of the afore conveyance to her _____

Quit deed this 29th day Sept. 1845

signed John Finley NP

Ross County Ohio on the 30 day of Sept. A. D. 1845.
This deed was received for record, and on the 1st day of October following, recorded in this office in Vol N. 43 pages 278-279.

 


BOWDLE, Joseph (1853)

(Contributed by: Judith Adams)

 

In the name of the Benevolent Father of All I Joseph Bowdle of the County of Ross in the State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will and testament.

I give and devise to my three daughtors Roady Carmean Mary Blades and Sarah Carmean all my moneys and all the stock househould furniture and all other property to be equally divided between my said daughtors their heirs and assigns forever

And I also hereby nominate and appoint my son John John Bowdle Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby authorizing him to compromise adjust relese and discharge in such manner as he may deem proper the debts and claims due me. I also authorize and empower him to sell or dispose of all my personal property in such manner as he shall deem best - I do also hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of December AD 1853.


         his
Joseph X Bowdle {Seal}
        mark


Signed and acknowledged by by said Joseph Bowdle as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence


Attest Isaac Stookey
John Coe

Will proved 13 Jan 1854

 


CARLISLE, Andrew (1821)

Contributed by: David Mills

 

In the name of God Amen, I, Andrew Carlisle Senr. of Ross County, State of Ohio, considering the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament as follows to wit. And first and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Him who give it and my body to the earth to be burried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and as to my worldly Estate after all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid give and dispose of the same as follows -
Item 1st - I give and bequeath unto my son John Carlisle the use or proceeds of my Farm unto his son William Mann Carlisle comes to the age of twenty one.

Item 2nd - I do give and bequeath unto my grand sons Andrew and William Mann Carlisle, sons of John Carlisle, my Farm in Union Township with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, by Andrew Carlisle paying unto his Brother John Carlisle one hundred and fifty Dollars and William Mann Carlisle paying his Brother Henry Nelson Carlisle one hundred and fifty Dollars - the money to be paid to John and Henry Nelson Carlisle when W. M. Carlisle comes to the age of twenty one.

Item 3rd - I give and bequeath unto my Grand son Andrew, son of John Carlisle, my Desk, Book Case, and Large Gin C__.

Item 4th - I do also give and bequeath unto my Grand son William Mann Carlisle my young horse now on the Farm. Saddle, Bridle and all my Gears.

Item 5th - I do give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren Eleanor, Andrew, William Henry, and John Carlisle children of my Son William Carlisle eighty Dollars to be equally divided between them out of the first money received for the Rent of my house and lot in Chillicothe.

Item 6th - I do give and bequeath unto my Grandson Andrew Picken, son of my daughter Nancy Picken, twenty dollars to be paid from the Rent of my house and lot in Chillicothe.

Item 7th - I do give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Eleanor Ann Carlisle my Bed and Bedding.

Item 8th - I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Isabella Daily all my house and cupboard furniture also Twenty Dollars in money to be made from the Rent of my house and lot in Chillicothe.

Item 9th - I do also give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughters Eleanor Ann, Elizabeth, and Lucy Mary Carlisle, Daughters of my son John Carlisle, my house and lot in Chillicothe after the bequest before mentioned is paid and then to be left at the discretion of my Executors to dispose off.

And I do hearby nominate constitute and appoint my son John Carlisle - my friend William H. Douglas and my grand son Andrew Carlisle Executors to this my last will and Testament hearby revoking and annulling all former wills by me made. In Testimony 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 twenty one. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Andrew Carlisle to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who in the presents of each other and the testator Signed as subscribing witnesses thereto.


                                                                                                                                                                    Andrew Carlisle (seal)

Alexander Potts
John Douglas
James Douglas
 


 

CLARK, John (1811)

Contributed by: Carolyn Taylor

 

Estate Papers, Case No. 1267, Ross Probate Court
[1st doc. a typed form with names written in.]

Know all men by these presents, That we William Clark, Joseph Timmons
and Thomas Clark all of Ross county and state of Ohio, are held and
firmly bound unto John McLandburgh treasurer of the county aforesaid, or
his successors in office, in the sum of Fifteen hundred dollar, to be
paid unto the said treasurer or his successors in office, for which
payment well and truly to be made and done, We bind ourselves, our heirs
and administrators firmly by these preents. Given under our hands and
seals this thirteeth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eleven.
Whereas the court of common pleas for Ross county aforesaid, have this
day appointed the said William Clark administrator of the estate of John
Clark late of said county deceased.
Now, the condition of the above obligation is such that if the above
bounden William Clark will faithfully perform all the duties required of
him by law, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain
in full force and effect in law.

Signed by William Clark, Joseph Timmons and Thomas Clark with a hand drawn "seal" beside each name. Witness: August Lewis Langham D. C.

The next paper is a hand written inventory ("six small plates $2.75, to six white green edge plates $00.50", etc.) The next copy is the back side of the inventory; the top line:

"Amount brought forward.............................$440.98

A line is drawn under that then the following:
Condition Accounts
To Ephraim Dolittle...................................10.26
To William McFarling..................................18.00
To Adam Turner........................................24.50
To John Waddle........................................22.50
To Thos McCoy.........................................23.50
two names and amounts in the fold that I can't read
To White Brown, Sr. ................................ 02.00 [?]
To Doctor Scott...................................... 05.00

We the William Bready, Thos. Kearney, and Peter Jackson being appointed
and sworn as Appraisers to the Personall Property of the Estate of John
Clark Esqr. deceased do certify that the above Statement is an accurate
Statement of the appraisment above mentioned, errors accepted as witness
our hand this 1st day of April 1811.
[signed]
Peter Jackson, William Bready and Thos. Kearney.

[bottom of same page]

The State of Ohio, Ross County
This day personally came before me a Justice of the Peace for said
County, the within signers William Bready and Thos. Kearney, and was duly
sworn according to Law. Previous to their entering on the duty of their
office--witness my hand this 1st day of March 1811.
[signed] Peter Jackson J. P.

I sertify [?] that Peter Jackson Esqr personally appeared before me Isaac
Cook an associate Judge of the court of Common pleas of Ross County and
was duly quallifyed to discharge the dutys of an appraizer to the Estate
of John Clark Decd. according to law -- Witness my hand this twenth day
of March 1811---[signed] Isaac Cook

[two pieces of paper copied on same page, each one was hand written]

To the honerble, the court of common pleas of Ross County ---
Know all men, by these presents, that I Mary Clark widow of John Clark
deceased of the county aforesaid -- do appointe Wm. Clark as my
administrator to settle the estate of the deceased, according to law
given under my hand this 14th of February 1811

Mary (her X mark) Clark

Witness
William Bready
Robert Bready


The amount of the Estate of John Clark, Esq Dec'd. Sold at public sale on
the 12th of April last as follows Four hundred and eighty five dollars
fifty seven cents and a half cent.

May 11th, 1811 William Clark Admn.

[a typed form with written names filled in ]

STATE OF OHIO, ROSS COUNTY

John Thompson, President, Isaac Cook, James Armstrong, Thomas Hicks,
Associate Judges of the Cour of Common Pleas, for the said county of
Ross.

To William Clark send Greeting:

Whereas at a court bolden by us on the thirteenth day of February in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven at the court-house
in Chillicothe, in the county aforesaid John Clark of said county as is
alleged lately died intestate, having whilst living, and at the time of
his death, goods and chattels, within this state and county, by means
whereof, ordering and granting administration of all and singular, the
said goods and chattels, and also the auditing, allowing, the final
discharging the account thereof doth appertain to us; and we being
desirous that the goods and chattels of the deceased, may be well and
truly administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto the said
William Clark full power by these presents to administer, and faithfully
dispose, of all and singular the goods and chattels, to ask, demand, and
receive the debts which unto the said deceased whilst living and at the
time of his death did belong, and to pay the debts the said deceased did
owe, so far as such goods and chattels will thereto extend, and the law
requires: Hereby requiring you by advertisement, inserted and continued
for four weeks successively, in one of the public newspapers, printed in
this state, to notify the creditors of said estate to exhibit their
accounts, legally proven, within one year; and to make or cause to be
made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the good and
chattels of the said deceased, which shall be appraised and signed by
Peter Jackson, Thomas Kearney, and William Brady freeholders, under oath
or affirmation and also a true and accurate statement of the debts due and
owing said estate, so far as they come to your hands, possession and
knowledge; and the same so made to return or cause to be returned to the
Clerk's office, of our said court, within three months, and also shall
adjust and settle up the accounts of said estate, and deposit such
account in our Clerk's office, within twelve months, unless further time
be allowed: And we do by these presents, depute, constitute and appoint
you the said William Clark administrators of all and singular the goods
and chattels which were of John Clark deceased. [there appears to have
been a star shaped seal applied to the left side of the form that covered
some or parts of some words, most of the following was to the right of
the seal, with a couple of lines beneath it.] In testimony whereof, we
on the same day and year aforesaid, at February Term caused the seal of
our said court to be hereto affixed, and ordered these presets to be
attested. __ __ Humphrey Fullerton, Clerk of the said court, have
hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of February in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven of the Independency of the
United States of American the thirty fifth and of this state the ninth.
[signed] Humphrey Fullerton

[the last page in the packet is another handwritten one]

Know all men by these presents that we William Clark [no comma, and no
and] Abraham Stepp of the County of Ross and State of Ohio are held and
firmly bound unto James Ferguson Treasurer of Ross County and his
successor in office in the final sum of one thousand Dollars current
money the payment of which well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our
heirs executors and administrators jointly severally & firmly by these
presents sealed with our seals and dated at Chillicothe the 19th day of
May 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the Court of
Common Pleas of Ross County hath this day ordered the said William Clark,
administrator of John Clark Dec'd. to sell the real estate of said
Deceased it not being susceptible [?] of a division among the heirs of
said Dec'd. Now if the above bound William Clark shall well and truly
perform his duty in that behalf and render a just account to the Court of
the money & proceeds arising from said sale when required agreeably to
Law then the above obligation to be void & of non effect else to remain
in full force of virtue in law.

[signed] William Clark [hand drawn seal]
[signed] Abraham Stipp [hand drawn seal]

Signed sealed and acknowledged in open Court
Attest
Humprey Fullerton

 


 

CORKWELL, Henry (1838)

Contributed by: Marita Easterday

 

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HENRY CORKWELL

In the name of God Amen, I Henry Corkwell of Ross County and the State of Ohio being sensible of the frailty of human nature the uncertainty of life the necessity of arranging my worldly affairs and being in my perfect mind and memory, Do make ordain and Declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner form and substance as follows. With

~ First ~ it is my will and desire to have all my just debts paid out of my personal property as soon arraignment can be made for the same

~ Second ~ I give to my son Levin Corkwell the hundred acres of land he now lives on in Ross County

~ Third ~ I give to my son Benjamin Corkwell seventy five acres of land on the track he now lives on to be taken of the south line,

~ Fourth ~ I give unto my son William Corkwell the forty acre lot I now live on and twenty five acres of land of the North end of the track that my son Benjamin Corkwell now lives on and also my Blacksmith Tools,

~ Fifth ~ I give to my son Henry Corkwell two hundred dollars, which is to be paid by my son Levin Corkwell at my death in consideration of the hundred acres of land I have given him.

~ Sixth ~ I give all my personal property to my three Daughters - Mary Timmons, Milly Evans and Nancy Bennett's children.

~ Seventh ~ I hear by appoint my son William Corkwell sole Executor and also revoke all former Wills and Codicils, in testimony where of I have heare unto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, in present of the subscriber and at my request.


HENRY CORKWELL (seal)

[Witnesses:]
Nicholas Cummingham
William Hicks
Phebe Hicks

A Schedule of Property set of and allowed to Patience Corkwell, widow of the late Henry Corkwell by us appraises of said estate.

One spinning wheel, one hymn book, one history of the United States, one cow, seven head of sheep, two beds, bedsteads and bedding, one pot, two skillets and one oven, all the clothes belonging to the family including the wearing apparel of the said widow, one table, five chairs, six knives and forks, six plates, six teacups and saucers, one sugar dish, one milk pot, one tea pot and four spoons.

Provisions allowed to said Widow

one barrel of meat, one keg of lard, four bushels of wheat
We further agree to allow said Widow in addition above to the sum of Twenty five dollars in money.

We hereby Certify that the above property and money was set off and allowed to Partience Corkwell, widow of said for the property and provisions she is entitled by law by appraisers of said estate of Henry Corkwell.

                                                                                                                                                        Nicholas Cummingham
                                                                                                                                                        Wm. Cook
                                                                                                                                                        Billingsley Bowen

Filed April 24, 1842
 


CUNNINGHAM, Robert

Contributed by: Larry Cornwell

 

In the name of God Amen. I Robert Cunningham of the State of Ohio Ross County and Buckskin Township being weak in body but of Sound Memory blessed be god Do this first Day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty one make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the Manour following viz

first I leave to my Son Samuel Cunningham all the tract or parcel of Land I now live on Excepting one field known by the name of the Apple Orchard which I bequeath to My Daughter Rebecca Cunningham during her natural lifetim provided She Remains unmarried and, at her Decease or marriage the aforesaid field my Son Samuel Cunningham is to assess the same

To also Bequeath to My said Daughter Rebecca Cunningham one house eighteen feet square also all the house furniture I Leave to My wife Nancy Cunningham and My Daughter Rebeca Cunningham to Dispose of as they think propper

I Leave to my Daughter Rebeca Cunningham half an acre of flax ground and if she has any little Hook to get the usage has the rest of the Hook on the place

Also if at my wife Decease if my Son Samuel Cunningham would See Cause to Sell the place I now Enjoy he is to give my Daughter Rebeca Cunningham three hundred Dollars

I Leave to my wife Nancy Cunningham the mansion house During her lifetime provided she remains unmarried also the one third abutting from the premises

I leave to my Daughter Rebeca Cunningham the young Dun colt

I leave to my grand-Daughter Catharine Cunningham the ? colt

I leave to son Samuel Cunningham the Jack horse with all farming utensils

I leave my wife the white mare besides I leave the wheat that is in the house for the use of my family that is Living here

besides I leave Cows Sheep and hogs to be Disposed of as my wife Nancy Daughter Rebeca and Son Samuel Cunningham Sees Cause

I leave to my son Jeremiah Cunningham one Dollar

Also I Leave to my Daughter Hannah Dean one Dollar

I leave to my Daughter Nancy Kerr one Dollar

Also I make and ordain my wife Nancy Cunningham Executrix and My friend John Wallace Esqr and Samuel Cunningham Executors of my will and trust for the intents and purposes therein Contained in witness whereof I Robert Cunningham set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written.


                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Cunningham

Signed Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of us
John Wallace
James Wallace

 

02 Aug 1829 (Probated)

To the Honorable the judges of the Court of common pleas Ross county

As to the Estate of Robert Cuningham Decd. wherein John Wallace is Executor of Said Decd. last's Will and testament dated June 1st 1821

It appears there were neither Debts nor Cradets belonging to Said Deceast but what was recognized and inserted in the aforesaid Will, of course there was not a cent of money came into said Executors hands either by Sales or otherwise to settle or liquidate,

Jeremiah Cuningham who lives in the State of Penn. and Hanah Dean who lives in a distant County in this State the Sum of One Doller each Bequeathed by sd. deceased is in the hands of Samuel Cuningham a ligiter and will pay the Same when legally called on, the receipts of the Other has ? acomptances? then? lines?

1829 August 2d.

                                                                                                                                                                    John Wallace Executor

 


 

DARST, Paul (1815)

Contributed by: Charles F. Dirst

 

Some difficulty in copying the old hand written Will, but the following is what I was able to read and copy.

 

In the name of God, Amen. I Paul Darst, of Fairfield County, State of Ohio, am very sick in body, but sound of memory, make this my last will and testament, as follows:

  1. It is my will that my body will be buried in a Christian like manner, and all my just debts and personal charges shall be paid out of my property and the remainder of my property I dispose of as follows:
  2. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy all my household and kitchen furniture, beds, bedsteads without any reserve, also a spinning wheel and flax thread, seven hogs, one cow (an ear cut off, and an udder tit on the mend, a red cow and about 20 acres out ???, not burned, and a stack of wheat, one cafl and all monies due me on book accounts, notes in banks. I give and bequeath to my said wife her and heirs forever.
  3. I give and bequeath and my said wife to her and her heirs forever on lot of ground with a cabin on it, in Hubersburgh, and a tract of land lying out being in Licking County, State of Ohio, containing about 80 acres.
  4. And last I make, ordain, and appoint my said wife and Jacob Schleich my lawful executors of this my last will and testament. As written  my hand and seal this fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and fourteen.

 

Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of the undernamed to be my last will and testament ( the word “ of ground” ????? before request 1.

Signed   Paul Darst

John Smith   Andrew Proudfoot  Jacob Schleich

 

State of Ohio, Fairfield County. At a court of common pleas, held at Lancaster in and for the county aforesaid on the 25th of January AD 1815 the ??????? and conveying last will and testament is ?????? by John Smith and Jacob Schleich two of the Subscribing ???????????????  on which it is ordered to be recorded. The written ?????????? having been qualified as the law directs, and the executors named having ???????? to be deemed such.

Attest   Hugh Boyle  Clerk

 

 

 


 

ENGLAND, William (1847)

Contributed by: Emma Moore

 

The State of Ohio, Ross County, ss.

John N. Keith President: Thomas Orr, Owen L. Reeves & Joseph Blacker
Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of said county.

To John England

WHEREAS, At a Court held by us, on the 23d day of June Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven at the Court House in Chillicothe, in the county aforesaid, it was made appear unto us that William England of said county, had then lately died intestate, leaving, at the time of his death, goods, and chattels within said county--by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of, all and singular, the goods, chattels, moneys, rights and credits, belonging to said deceased, at the time of his death, and also the auditing, allowing and finally discharging the count thereof, doth appertain unto us; therefore we do grand unto you, the said John England full power to administer and faithfully dispose of, according to law, all and singular, the said goods, chattels, moneys, rights, credits, and the proceeds of all the real estate of the deceased, that may be sold for the payment of his debts, and all other assets belonging to the estate of said deceased, that may come into your hands, to be administered; to ask, demand, sue for and receive the debts which unto the deceased, at the time of his death did belong; to pay the debts of the said deceased to the extent of the assets that may come into your hands; and the requirements of the law; and, generally, to perform, all and singular, the duties of administrator of said estate. Hereby requiring you, within three months, to cause a notice of your appointment to be published, in some newspaper of general circulation in said county, for three consecutive weeks; to make and return, (after giving due notice thereof, according to law) upon oath, into this Court, a true inventory of all the goods, chattels, moneys, rights and credits of the deceased, which are by law to be administered, all of which shall be appraised by Richard Boyer, Wm. Wiltshire & Aaron Vanskoyk under oath or affirmation; which inventory shall contain a particular statement of all bonds, mortgages, notes, and all other securities for the payment of money, belonging to said deceased, specifying the name of the debtor and each security, the date, the sum originally payable, the endorsements thereon, if any, with their dates, and the sum which, in the judgment of said appraisers, can be collected on each security; and, also, a statement of all other debts and accounts belonging to the deceased, specifying the name of the debtor, the date, the balance or thing due, and the value or sum which can be collected thereon, in the judgment of said appraisers; and, also, an account of all moneys, whether in specie, or bank bills, or other circulating medium, and shall be signed by the appraisers: To adjust and settle up the accounts of said estate, and file an account of your administration in the Clerk's office of said Court, within eighteen months, unless further time be allowed: And, generally, to observe and perform, all and singular, the duties of administrator of said estate. And we do, by these presents, depute, constitute and appoint you administrator of, all and singular, the goods, chattels, moneys, rights, credits and effects which were of the said deceased. In testimony whereof, we have caused the attestation of our Clerk and the Seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.


Witness, ANGUS L. FULLERTON
Clerk of the said Court
this 23 day of June A.D. 1847

Angus L Fullerton, Clerk



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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we John England, Jacob England & John Aikin, current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

Witness our hands and seals, this 23 day of June A.D. 1847

Whereas, the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Ross and State Ohio this day appoint John England administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels which were of William England late of said County, deceased.

Now the condition of the above obligation is such that if the said John England as administrator as aforesaid, will make and return into Court, on oath, within three months, a true inventory of all moneys, good, chattels, rights, and credits, of the deceased, which have or shall come to his possession or knowledge; and also, if required by the Court, an inventory of the real estate of the deceased. To administer according to law, all the moneys, goods, chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, and the proceeds of all his real estate, that may be sold for the payment of his debts, which shall at any time come to the possession of the administrator, or to the possession of any other person for him. To render upon oath a true account of his administration within eighteen months, and at any other times when required by the Court or the law. To pay and balance remaining in his hands upon the settlement of his accounts, to such persons as the Court or the law shall direct. And to deliver letters of administration into Court, in case any will of the deceased shall be thereafter duly proved and allowed; then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.


Signed sealed and delivered his
in presence of John "X" England
Wm Jamison, Dept Clk mark
his
Jacob "X" England
mark

John Aiken



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State of Ohio, Ross County, ss

Before Me Andrew McColister a Justice of the of the Peace for said County, personally appeared William Wiltshire, Aaron Vanscoy and Richard A. Boyer, who were duly sworn, to truly honestly and impartially appraise the personal property of the late William England deceased, late of the Township of Huntington and County aforesaid, which shall be exhibited to them, and perform the other duties required by law in the premises, according to the best of their knowledge and ability.

Richard A. Boyer Aaron Vanscoy William Wiltshire

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September AD 1847

Andrew McCollister, JP



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The deceased haveing left a widow, we set off to her the following property without appraising the same, as directed by statute,

one bed and bed clothing............................$ 20.00
two scillets and one iron pot....................... 1.50
two split botum chaires............................. .50
one chest........................................... .50
1 Do............................................ .25
1 bred bowl......................................... .50
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$ 23.25

We the before named, appraisers of the property of William England deceased, after being duly sworn, have made an inventory and appraisement thereof as follows,
a note on Samuel Bussard dated 10th May 1847
for four dollars full value .......................$ 4.00
part of a set of Blacksmith tools................... 25.00
one Rifle Gun....................................... 12.00
one cow............................................. 12.00
a Note on Ira Spearback collected by Eli Parmer
date not recalected for............................. 6.50
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$59.50

John England a son of the widow perposed
keeping his mother one year for $40.00. $40.00
. =======
. $19.50

We the appraisers therefore allow the widow for her maintenance for one year fourty dollars.


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The State of Ohio Ross County ss

John England adm. of William England does make oath that the aforegoing Inventory is in all respects just and correct that it contains a true statement of all the Estate and property of the decs beings assets & c which have come to his possession or knowledge and more particularly of all monies bank bills or other circulating medium belonging to the desc and of all just claims of the decs against him the admr or other persons according to the best of his knowledge & belief


his
John "X" England
mark

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 30 day of Sept 1847

Angus L Fullerton, Clerk



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What appears to be notes jotted down on a piece of blue paper:


William England, dec'd
John England, admr.

Sureties
Jacob England
Joshua Seney (crossed out)
John Aikin

Personal property
$ 60-- Bond $150
Rich'd Boyer
Wm Wiltshire
Aaron Vanscoyk

written on other side:

Pickens, O
Jno. owes note - to Mendenhall-
M.
Assignation
Hank A. Greenawalt

G. Handy to bear without assignment
 


EYRE, John (1803)

Contributed by: Marti Combs Harrington

 

Case 232 Ross County, Ohio

In the name of God, Amen, I John Eyre of Ross County and State of Ohio being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do constitute and ordain this my last Will and testament in manner and form following ----

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 Catherine Eyre the one third part of my whole estate both real & personal the term of her natural life. After which she is at liberty to dispose of the same among the children have in after named as she may think most prudent also she schooling the said children out of the above as far as the case will admit of ---

Item I give and bequeath unto my three sons Robert, Samuel and William all the land that I possess in the aforesaid State of Ohio to be equally divided between them when they shall have arrived at the age of twenty one years or as they severally come of age and in case of when my sons dying ____ said share or shares to be equally divided between the survivors or to fall wholey to the survivor.

Item I give and bequeath unto to my three sons afore named with my two daughters Hannah and Nancy all my personal estate that is all the money due and to collect with all my movable property that is to dispose of to be equally divided between them that is my three sons and two daughters the same is to be observed in case of the death of either of the daughters and the sons.

The money due and as it becomes due with the money arising from the sale of my goods and moveable property as above devised or bequeathed it is my desire that the same may be payed out in land to the best advantage for the above named children as the money is collected by my Executors herein after named or the survivor of them I also order and direct that my executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell & dispose of my goods and moveable property to such person or persons and for such price or prices as may be reasonably gotten for the same, and for that purpose I do hereby otherwise and empower my said Executors or the survivors of them to collect receive all money, deeds and conveyances to give receipts and to act in my behalf with respect to all matters to the setting of my affairs & estate.

Lastly I do make name constitute and appoint Joel Dalby, James Mooney and my wife Catherine Eyre to be my Joint Executors for me & in my name.

In witness hereof I have signed sealed published & declared the above to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have him unto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testation October 3rd 1803

JOHN EYRE

[Witness:]
JOHN WHITE
SAMUEL HILE

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At a Special Court of Common Pleas here for Ross County this ____ day of Dec 1803 this Last Will and testament of John Eyre dec'd, was exhibited unto Court and proven by the oaths of John White, Samuel Hile the subscribing witnesses ______ ______ to be recorded. An on Motion of Joel Dalby and James Mooney two of the Executors therein amed they having given bond and Security according to Laws of Probate thereof in due form is granted them.


Attest
John McDougal
Clerk
 


FERGUSON, James (1806)

Contributed by: Darlene Ferguson

 

In the Name of God, Amen I James Ferguson being weak of body but of Sound Disposing mind do make this my last will and testament. I resign my Soul to God who gave it my body to be buried in a decent and Cristian maner at the Discration of my Executors to be raised in hopes of a Joyfull Resurection at the last Day

Item 1st - is my will that all my Just debts and funeral Expenses be first paid out of my Estate

Item 2nd - it is my will that my beloved wife Margery Shall hold one share out of three after the Subsequent deductions also my Household furniture that are not heareafter Specified horse and Cow all to be at her disposall

Item 3rd - it is my will that my beloved Son James Receive five dollars after what he has Recived

Item 4th - it is my will that my beloved Daughter Margret Receive fifty dollars out of my Estate beside what She has allready Recived

Item 5th - it is my will that my beloved Son John Shall have one Share out of three in the manor above Specified

Item 6th - it is my will that my beloved daughter Rachel one beaurow one bead and beading, her wearing aperl whats nesary for the Space of two years

Item 7th - it is my will that my beloved Son Creighead Shall have one Share out of three in the manor above specified

Item 8th - it is my will that my beloved Daughter Margery Receive out of my Estate one thousand Dollars Bead and beading one beaurow and her nesary wearing aperl four years

Item 9th - it is my will that the Breck house be disposed at the Descration of my Executors when the think proper

That of the Sale of the breck house Margery is to Recive her proportion out of the monies that will be Recived of the payments after she Recives her first payment her waring aperl is to Cease

Should any of the legatees of my Estate die before marriage it is my will that there dower be divided Equall among the Rest of the legatees

Lastly I Constitute my Son James John and Creighead my Executors

And in Testamony where of I have hereunto Sett my hand and afisced my Seal this twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Six.


James Ferguson

Last Will and Testament
Recived 29th September 1806 and Ordered to be Recorded
October 1st 1806 - Recorded

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[This Will was signed by Nathan Grey, G. Rennick (Risneck/Rissick/Resnick or maybe an 'h' at the end), John Edmiston and James Ferguson.  James Ferguson (1748/County Antrim, Ireland-11 Sep 1806/Chillicothe, Ross Co OH) married Margery Denny (14 Mar 1749-29 Sep 1823/Chillicothe, Ross Co OH).]


 


HIXSON, Timothy (1811)

Contributed by: Ralph Cokonougher

 

In the Name of God Amen I Timothy Hixson of Loudoun County and State of Virginia Farmer being sound in mind and memory Calling to mind the uncertainty of Life Knowing that it is appointed for all men to Die Do make and ordain this my Last will and testament as it hath Pleased God to Bestow upon me somewhat of the Goods of this world, I have thught fit to Dispose of them in the Following manner
First of all my Funeral Charges and Lawful Debts be paid

Item I Give unto my Beloved wife Margarett Hixson her Thirds in the Plantation I now live on to have the mantion house that I Live in also one third third of my movable Property but what I shall mention hereafter to be Returned at her Death also one third of the Plantation I Bought of Capt. John Hambleton also Forriston and Kate his wife to work for her support to be her Share, of the Slaves the Land and negroes the whole to be Returned at her Death to go as I shall Direct with the increase of the slaves.

Item. I Give unto my three sons Samuel & Andrew & Flemon Hixson the Plantation that I live on with that I Bought of John Hambleton with all my movable Estate with my slaves also what I may be Possessed of at my Death the Land is to be Payed for by them and all my Lawful Debts if not Done in my Life time to be Equal Shares to my three Sons above named but what I shall otherways Direct my wife to have Flemons Part untill he arrives to the age of twenty one years or should marry.

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elonor Hixson Hixson to be paid out of my Estate two Hundred pounds and a negro Girl named Phillis if the Girl should be Living when Elonor arrives to the age of twenty one if not to have the worth of such a girl Paid her by my three sons above mentioned Equal alike also one feather Bed and Bedding Case of Drawers also a Cow and horse & Saddle and other things so as to Begin housekeeping she is to have them when she arrives to the age of twenty one or when she marrys the money not to be Called for without on hand in less than twelve months after my Death to be Paid her by my three sons above named if any of the above mentioned sons should Die before they arrive to the age of twenty one or should have Lawful Issue it shall be Divided amongst them that survives and their heirs.

Item my will is that the Price of the Plantation that that I Got of my son Rewben Hixson which my wife nor the abovementioned Children to have no Claim to nor Part in which I have sold for Fourteen Hundred Pounds to go to my first wifes Children sons and Daughters, as I shall Direct the Price of said Land to Go. Elijah Hixson to have 30 pound if living at my Death if not to his son Timothy Hixson or his heirs, Reuben Hixson heirs his Daughters Jean Rachel Mary Catherine to have 50 pounds to have Equal alike Having have done more for him than the Rest which is the Reason for not making him Equal with the Rest & John Hixson William Hixson Benjamin Hixson Timothy Hixson Sarah Hixson Rachel Davis Mary King Margarett Gregg the Price of the said Plantation to be Equally Divided amongst them except William to have L50 the most being a Cripple the land that I Bought of henly Boughges and he of Ja. Binns the said Binns Bought himself to make a good and Sufficient Deed for which he has not done if taken away by an older Claims to Return the money with the intust Bought in the 1797 which the article will shew the Sum I Gave 180 pounds which Land or the money go to my sons that I shall name them to my first wifes Children Elijah Hixson if he should be Living at My Death if not to his son Timothy Hixson 200 acres if a deed is Got if not his Part of the money that was paid for the Land with intust Reuben Hixsons heirs sons stepsons & noah 200. acres or their Part of the money William Hixson 200 if not his Part of the money Equal Part Timothy Hixson 200 acres if not an equal Part money and Benjamin Hixson he to have a tract of Land in Harrison County Virginia which have a deed for to be his part is Land the above is 1000 acres in flemon County Caintucky on indian Creek the money that hatch Been advanced To any of them in which the Bonds or notes to come out of their Part or open accounts will shew to Come out of the Price of the said Plantation sold the Balance if I should not make Distribution in my Life time go to my three sons Samuel & andrew & Flemon Hixson equal

Do appoint my Beloved Wife Margarett Hixson and Samuel Hixson my Executors of this my Last will and Testament Revoking all other wills by me heretofore made Confirming this and this only to be my Last will and Testament Given under my Hand and seal this fifth Day of September one Thousand eight Hundred and eleven.

Timothy Hixson [Seal]

Probated March 9th, 1812

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The preceding is a transcript from Will Book K, page 89, of the Loudoun County, Virginia, will of Timothy Hixson, father of Sarah Hixson of Ross County, Ohio. Sarah's husband was also, incidentally, named Timothy Hixson. The father, Timothy, lived in Loundon County, Virginia (his plantation house still stands), and the husband Timothy settled with Sarah in Buckskin Township in Ross County, Ohio. Their farm was located on Turkey Ridge Road where the Hixson Cemetery now stands.

 


In the Name of God Amen I Timothy Hixson of Loudoun County and State of Virginia Farmer being sound in mind and memory Calling to mind the uncertainty of Life Knowing that it is appointed for all men to Die Do make and ordain this my Last will and testament as it hath Pleased God to Bestow upon me somewhat of the Goods of this world, I have thught fit to Dispose of them in the Following manner
First of all my Funeral Charges and Lawful Debts be paid

Item I Give unto my Beloved wife Margarett Hixson her Thirds in the Plantation I now live on to have the mantion house that I Live in also one third third of my movable Property but what I shall mention hereafter to be Returned at her Death also one third of the Plantation I Bought of Capt. John Hambleton also Forriston and Kate his wife to work for her support to be her Share, of the Slaves the Land and negroes the whole to be Returned at her Death to go as I shall Direct with the increase of the slaves.

Item. I Give unto my three sons Samuel & Andrew & Flemon Hixson the Plantation that I live on with that I Bought of John Hambleton with all my movable Estate with my slaves also what I may be Possessed of at my Death the Land is to be Payed for by them and all my Lawful Debts if not Done in my Life time to be Equal Shares to my three Sons above named but what I shall otherways Direct my wife to have Flemons Part untill he arrives to the age of twenty one years or should marry.

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elonor Hixson Hixson to be paid out of my Estate two Hundred pounds and a negro Girl named Phillis if the Girl should be Living when Elonor arrives to the age of twenty one if not to have the worth of such a girl Paid her by my three sons above mentioned Equal alike also one feather Bed and Bedding Case of Drawers also a Cow and horse & Saddle and other things so as to Begin housekeeping she is to have them when she arrives to the age of twenty one or when she marrys the money not to be Called for without on hand in less than twelve months after my Death to be Paid her by my three sons above named if any of the above mentioned sons should Die before they arrive to the age of twenty one or should have Lawful Issue it shall be Divided amongst them that survives and their heirs.

Item my will is that the Price of the Plantation that that I Got of my son Rewben Hixson which my wife nor the abovementioned Children to have no Claim to nor Part in which I have sold for Fourteen Hundred Pounds to go to my first wifes Children sons and Daughters, as I shall Direct the Price of said Land to Go. Elijah Hixson to have 30 pound if living at my Death if not to his son Timothy Hixson or his heirs, Reuben Hixson heirs his Daughters Jean Rachel Mary Catherine to have 50 pounds to have Equal alike Having have done more for him than the Rest which is the Reason for not making him Equal with the Rest & John Hixson William Hixson Benjamin Hixson Timothy Hixson Sarah Hixson Rachel Davis Mary King Margarett Gregg the Price of the said Plantation to be Equally Divided amongst them except William to have L50 the most being a Cripple the land that I Bought of henly Boughges and he of Ja. Binns the said Binns Bought himself to make a good and Sufficient Deed for which he has not done if taken away by an older Claims to Return the money with the intust Bought in the 1797 which the article will shew the Sum I Gave 180 pounds which Land or the money go to my sons that I shall name them to my first wifes Children Elijah Hixson if he should be Living at My Death if not to his son Timothy Hixson 200 acres if a deed is Got if not his Part of the money that was paid for the Land with intust Reuben Hixsons heirs sons stepsons & noah 200. acres or their Part of the money William Hixson 200 if not his Part of the money Equal Part Timothy Hixson 200 acres if not an equal Part money and Benjamin Hixson he to have a tract of Land in Harrison County Virginia which have a deed for to be his part is Land the above is 1000 acres in flemon County Caintucky on indian Creek the money that hatch Been advanced To any of them in which the Bonds or notes to come out of their Part or open accounts will shew to Come out of the Price of the said Plantation sold the Balance if I should not make Distribution in my Life time go to my three sons Samuel & andrew & Flemon Hixson equal

Do appoint my Beloved Wife Margarett Hixson and Samuel Hixson my Executors of this my Last will and Testament Revoking all other wills by me heretofore made Confirming this and this only to be my Last will and Testament Given under my Hand and seal this fifth Day of September one Thousand eight Hundred and eleven.

Timothy Hixson [Seal]

Probated March 9th, 1812



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The preceding is a transcript from Will Book K, page 89, of the Loudoun County, Virginia, will of Timothy Hixson, father of Sarah Hixson of Ross County, Ohio. Sarah's husband was also, incidentally, named Timothy Hixson. The father, Timothy, lived in Loundon County, Virginia (his plantation house still stands), and the husband Timothy settled with Sarah in Buckskin Township in Ross County, Ohio. Their farm was located on Turkey Ridge Road where the Hixson Cemetery now stands.

 


(1.) In the name of God Amen, I Timothy Hixon of the County of Ross and the 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:
First I give and bequeath unto my Eldest daughter Rachel, an equal share of my personal property, to my second daughter Mary also an Equal share of my personal property, to my third daughter Sarah an Equal share of my personal property, to my fourth daughter Eleanor an Equal Share of my personal property, to my fifth daughter Margaret an Equal Share of my personal property, and to my Sixth daughter Jemima an Equal Share of my personal property; and fifty dollars more.

In writing whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 10th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty Seven.

Signed and sealed/ Timothy Hixon



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Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named Timothy Hixon 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.

Signed and sealed/ Wm. Brown, George Pricer.



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(2.) The State of Ohio, Ross County ss Ross Common Pleas. August Term A.D. 1850. Personally Appeared in open Court William Brown and George Pricer the subscribing witnesses to a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Timothy Hixon deceased, who first being duly sworn made oath and said that they heard the said deceased request one. Jacob Hays Esq to sign his, the dec'd name to said writing and heard said dec'd acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament, that at the time of making said request and acknowledgement said deceased was of full age of sound mind and memory and under no restraint as far as they could perceive that they signed said will as witnesses at the request of said deceased in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Signed/ Wm. Brown
Signed/ George Pricer
Sworn to and subscribed in open court this the 7th day of August 1850.

Signed/ Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk



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(3.) The State of Ohio, Ross County ss Ross Common Pleas. August Term A.D. 1850. Personally Appeared in open Court Jacob Hays who being first duly sworn made oath and said that the name of Timothy Hixon subscribed at the end of the paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of said Hixon and now produced here in Court was written by him (the said Hays) at the request of the dec'd Timothy Hixon.

Signed/ Jacob Hays
Sworn to and submitted in Open Court Augt. 8, 1850.

Signed/ A. L. Fullerton, Clerk



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(4.) KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That we David Ross, Joseph Ross, and Jacob Hays, all of Ross County and State of Ohio, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Ohio, in the sum of one thousand dollars, current money, to the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

Witness our hands and seals, this 8th day of August A.D. 1850.

Whereas, The Court of Common Pleas for the County of Ross and State of Ohio have this day appointed David Ross administrator with this will annex of all and singular the goods and chattels which were of Timothy Hixon late of said County, deceased. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that if the said David Ross as administrator as aforesaid, will make and return into Court, on oath, within three months, a true inventory of all moneys, goods, chattel, rights, and credits, of the deceased, which have or shall come to his possession or knowledge; and also, if required by the Court, an inventory of the real estate of the deceased. To administer according to law, all the moneys, goods, chattels, rights and credits of the deceased, and the proceeds of all his real estate, that may be sold for the payment of his debts, which shall at any time come to the possession of the administrator, or to the possession of any other person for him. To render upon oath a true account of his administration within eighteen months, and at any other times when required by the Court or the law. To pay any balance remaining in his hands upon the settlement of his accounts, to such persons as the Court or the law shall direct. And to deliver letters of administration into Court, in case any will of the deceased shall be thereafter duly proved and allowed; then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed sealed and delivered - Signed/ David Ross, Joseph Ross, Jacob Hays.
in presence of - Signed/ George D. Martin, Asst. Clerk.



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(5.) The State of Ohio, Ross County, ss. Thomas Orr, Orin L. Reeves, and John Foster, ASSOCIATE JUDGES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF SAID COUNTY, To David Ross, Greeting: WHEREAS, At a Court held by us, on the 8th day of August Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty, at the Court House, in Chillicothe, in the county aforesaid, it was made appear unto us that Timothy Hixon of said county, had then lately died intestate, having, at the time of his death, goods and chattels within said county - by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of, all and singular, the goods, chattels, money, rights and credits, belonging to said deceased, at the time of his death, and also the auditing, allowing and finally discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us; therefore, we do grant unto you, the said David Ross full power to administer and faithfully dispose of, according to law, all and singular, the said goods, chattels, moneys, rights, credits and the proceeds of all the real estate of the deceased, that may be sold for the payment of his debts, and all other assets belonging to the estate of said deceased, that may come into your hands, to be administered; to ask, demand, sue for and receive the debts which unto the deceased, at the time of his death, did belong; to pay the debts of the said deceased to the extent of the assets that may come into your hands, and the requirements of the law; and, generally, to perform, all and singular, the duties of administrator of said estate, Hereby requiring you, within three months, to cause a notice of your appointment to be published, in some newspaper of general circulation in said county, for three consecutive weeks; to make and return, (after giving due notice thereof, according to law) upon oath, into this Court, a true inventory of all the goods, chattels, moneys, rights and credits of the deceased, which are by law to be administered, all which shall be appraised by Thomas Hays, John Edmiston, and Charles Mahan under oath or affirmation; which inventory shall contain a particular statement of all bonds, mortgages, notes, and all other securities for the payment of money, belonging to said deceased, specifying the name of the debtor and each security, the date, the sum originally payable, the endorsements thereon, if any, with their dates, and the sum which, in the judgement of said appraisers, can be collected on each secuirty; and, also, a statement of all other debts and accounts belonging to the deceased, specifying the name of the debtor, the date, the balance or thing due, and the value or sum which can be collected thereon, in the judgement of said appraisers; and, also, an account of all moneys, whether in specie, or bank bills, or other circulating medium, and shall be signed by the appraisers; To adjust and settle up the accounts of said estate, and file an account of your administration in the Clerk's office of said Court, within eighteen months, unless further time be allowed; And, generally, to observe and perdorm, all and singular, the duties of administrator of said estate. And we do, by these presents, depute, constitute and appoint you administrator of, all and singular, the goods, chattels, moneys, rights, credits and effects which were of the said deceased. In testimony whereof, we have caused the attestation of our Clerk and the Seal of our said Court to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS, Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk of the said Court, this 8th day of August A.D. 1850

Signed/ Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk

The State of Ohio, Ross County, ss, I, Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for the county aforesaid, do certify that the aforegoing is a true copy of the original letters on file in my office. Given under my hand and seal of office, this (crossed out) day of (crossed out) A.D. (crossed out), Clerk.



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(6.) David Ross, Adm with the will annexed of Timothy Hixon deceased. Personal property $500.00. Bond $1000. Joseph Ross, Jacob Hays: security. Thomas Hays, John Edmiston, Charles Mahan: Appraisers.



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(7.) State of Ohio, Ross County ss Be it known that on the 20th day of August 1850 before the Subscriber a Justice of the peace within and for said county appeared John Edmiston, Thos. Hays and Charles Mahon appraisers of the property and estate of Timothy Hixon Late of said County, deceased, who were duly sworn truly honestly and impartially to appraise the property of the said Timothy Hixon, Which shall be exhibited to them and perform the other duties required by Law in the premises according to the best of their knowledge and ability.

Signed/ Thomas Hays, Charles Mahan (his mark), Signed/ John Edmiston. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid before me.

Signed/ Jacob.Hays, J. P.



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(8.) We, the undersigned appraisers of the estate and property of Timothy Hixon, deceased, after being herby sworn, have made an inventory and appraisement thereof as follows:


one bed Sted and bedding $ 4.50
three blankets 1.50
two bed quilts and coverlid 1.50
one bureau with its contents 5.50
one chair 0.50
one barrel 0.25
one lot of books 0.75
Shaving untentials 0.75
one hone 0.50

one note of hand on George Douglas due the 10 February 1850 137 dollars
one note on John King due the 26 day of September 1848 $ 50
one note on George Douglas due 31 October 1846 75
one note of hand on Z Hester due 19 of March 1846 27.50
one note on Z Hester due May 7, 1847 20
one note on John Melson due January 1843 8
Daniel Hixson due February 7, 1845 5.55
James Dunlap due Oct 14, 1848 6.66
David M. Hixon due Dec 22, 1848 3.00
David Ross one note due Feb 19, 1850 24.42

Book accounts
Z Hester July 18, 1848 $27.00
Samuel Melson Oct 16, 1848 20.00
August 24, 1857

Signed/ Thomas Hays, John Edmiston, Charles Mahan. Appraisers.



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(9.) The State of Ohio, Ross County, ss. David Ross admn of the estate Timothy Hixon does make oath that the aforegoing Inventory is in all respects just and correct, that it contains a true statement of all the estate and property of the dec'd (being assets) which have came to his possession or knowledge and more particularly of all monies bank bills or other circulating medium belonging to the dec'd and of all just claims of the dec'd against him, the adm, or other persons according to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Signed/ David Ross
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5 day of November A.D. 1850.

Signed/ Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk

Timothy Hixon deed. Inventory and Sale Bills. Filed Nov. 5/50. Recorded.



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(10.) property sold on the purchasers name 24th of august 1850 $ cts


David Ross 1 bedsaid and bedding 2.50
Do 3 blankets 1.50
Do to quilt coverlid 1.50
Do one bureau with contents 2.00
Do one chair 0.25
Do one barrel 0.37
Joseph Ross one lot of books 0.25
Do shaving utensils 0.25
David Ross one hone 0.27
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[Total] 8.89

I do hereby certify that the above is a true list of the property sold as in the schedule of the apraisers of the effects of Timothy Hixon Dec'd. Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio. August the 24th 1850.

Signed/ David Ross R Z



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(11.) The State of Ohio, Ross County ss David Ross Admn of the estate of Timothy Hixon dec'd makes oath that the aforegoing sale bill is in all respects just and correct according to the best of his Knowledge and belief.

Signed/ David Ross

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of November AD 1850. Signed/ Angus L. Fullerton, Clerk



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The preceding will and other estate papers of Timothy Hixson Jr., case # 3095, are filed in the Ross County, Ohio, Probate Court. Timothy Hixon was the son of William and Alice Hixon of Loudoun County Virginia. He is buried beside his wife and first cousin, Sarah (Hixon) Hixon, in Hixon Cemetery on Turkey Ridge Road, Buckskin Township, Ross County. This Timothy is not the Captain Timothy Hixon of the Revolutionary War, but was instead his nephew and son-in-law. The estate records are filed as follows: Probate of Will - Book A; Appointment Case No. - C; Invoice and Sale Bill - D; Will Record No. - E, page 153; Appointment and Bond Record No. 1, page 54; Invoice and Sale Bill Record No. - 16, page 457.

 


MANN, John (1832)

Contributed by: Diane Jones

 

I, John Mann, of the County of Ross and State of Ohio, being weak in body; but of sound mind and memory,
Considering the certainty of death, and the uncertainty 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
Publish this my last will and Testament in a manner and form following, that is to say:


1st and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of the Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently
buried, and after the expenses of my unreadable and burial, and debts are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
1st I give and devise to my dearly and beloved wife my farm in Ross County on which I now live for and during her life
and at her decease to my son John Mann, his heirs and assignees forever.2nd to my daughter Susannah Smith,
a horse and saddle of the value of fifty dollars, to my daughter Levina a horse and saddle of the value of fifty dollars,
To my son David Mann one dollar, to my son Alexander Mann, one dollar, to my daughter Ailsy Like one dollar.
 

2nd I give and devise to my beloved wife all my personal property in the house to be disposed of as she may think proper.
 

3rd and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife Esther Mann to be sole executrine 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 witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 20th day of July AD 1832.
(Witnessed by Eli Bauman and Joseph Kerns)

 

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An Inventory of the goods and chattels of John Mann, deceased late of Paxton township and County of Ross, taken by us, Thomas Blackstone, Richard Moore and John Bailey, appraisers appointed by the Court of common pleas of Ross County.

 

Articles
                                                                            

One Loom

2.00                

 

One Hogshead

  .50

 

One Sugar Kettle

2.00

 

One Mattock (?)

1.12 1/2

 

One Grindstone

1.28

 

One Reed & Gears

1.37

 

One Log Chain

2.00

 

One Set Scythe Hanging

  .62

 

One Iron Wedge

  .50

 

One lot of old iron

  .12

 

One Plow Shovel

1.25

 

One Dr Tree and 2 Clevis ??

1.00

 

One Pair Stretchers

1.62  

 

Horse Gears ?

2.00    

 

One 1/2 Bushel

  .12 1/2

 

Two Iron Forks

  .50

 

One Ax

  .62  

 

35 Geese

3.50   

 

One Meat Tub

  .25

 

One Cutting Box

2.00    

Given under our hands the

One Mare and Colt

29.00

 11th day of April 1834

One Stack of Hay

  5.00

 

Bushel of Corn 

@25 cents               

Thomas Blackstone

One Hog

1.00

John Bailey

One Auger and Chisel

  .18 3/4

 

165 1/4 lb bacon @ 5ea

8.26

Appraisers


 

The State of Ohio, Ross County
Personally came before a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid Thomas Blackstone, Richard Moore and John Bailey appraisers of the goods and chattels of John Mann Deceased and being duly sworn according to law that they did well and truly appraise all the goods and chattels of the above mentioned deceased that were presented to them by the administrator to the will of said John Mann Deceased given under my hand and seal this 11th day of April 1835
                                                        Samuel M Call, JP seal
    
Given under my hand the 11th day of April 1835
                                                         John Mann Administrator
 
A schedule of articles set apart for the support of the Widow for one year from the decease of her husband
        
         14 bushels of wheat at 50cts  $7.00
         20 bushels corn at 25cts    5.00
         100 lb bacon    5.00
         Cash    3.00
                   20.00

 

Given under our hands the 11th April 1835
        Thomas Blackstone
        John Bailey
        Richard T Moore
          Appraisers
 
Given under my hand the 11th day of April 1835
        John Mann, Admin
 
(ITEMS SOLD FROM THE ESTATE)

 

List of the goods and chattels belonging to the estate of John Mann, late of Paxton Township, Ross county, (decd) sold at public venue by the undersigned administrator of said Estate on the 11th day of April 1835

 

Purchaser Name Articles Sold $ Cts
 
John Bailey One Loom       .6 1/4                
John Mann One Hogshead       .25
Richard T Moore One Sugar Kettle     1.75
George Bruce One Mattock (?)     1.37
John Mann One Grindstone       .75
"          "       One Reed & Gears       .25
"          "       One Log Chain     2.18 3/4
"          "       One Set Scythe Hanging       .61
"          "       One Iron Wedge       .26
Alexander Mann One ? Iron       .12 1/2
John Mann One Plow Shovel       .62
"          "        One Dr Tree and 2 Clevis ??       .81
"          "        One Pair Stretchers     1.37
"          "        Horse Gears ?     2.25                     
"          "        One 1/2 Bushel       .08
Richard T Moore One  Fork       .37            
George Bruce One Fork       .25
Eli A Bauman One Ax       .37
Esther Mann 35 Geese    3.50
John Mann One Meat Tub       .6 1/4
Allexander Mann One Auger and Chisel       .25
John Mann One Cutting Box       1.34  
Joseph Kerns 19 1/3 Bushels Corn     5.13
Esther Mann 165 1/4 lb bacon @ 5ea     8.26
John Mann One Stack of Hay     9.00
"         "         One Mare and Colt   25.00
Richard T Moore One Hog        .88
                                                                                                  66.18 1/2


Signed John Mann, Adm of John Mann Decd



 


McFARLANE, Robert (1809)

Contributed by: Rebecca Spalding

Source: Ross County Ohio Wills, Book A-D, p 47

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LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF ROBERT McFARLANE

In the name of God Amen.

I Robert McFarlane of Pickaway in the County of Ross State of Ohio being very weak in body but of perfect mind and (memory?) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and after recommending my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buryd in a deascent Christian like manner which I leave at the discretion of my executors. I dispose of my worldly estate in the following way and manner.

I give and bequeath to John McFarlane my brotherÕs son, son of James McFarlane of the State of Pennsylvania one quarter section of land containing one hundred and sixty acres to be taken off the end. I ---- his out to include any buildings & likewise to sd John McFarlane I give and bequeath all my movable property but the said John McFarlane is to pay all my past debts and burying expense and twenty dollars which I give and bequeath to the use of the Presbetarian meeting house in S Pickaway Township on Wm McCoyÕs land.

And the other part of my lands viz one quarter section containing one hundred and sixty acres I divide in the following manner first to my sister Molly Scott I give and bequeath thirty four dollars to be raised out of the last mentioned quarter section of lands and to my brotherÕs daughter Margaret McFarlane daughter of the above James McFarlane I give and bequeath sixty eight dollars to be raised in like manner out of sd lands and to my sister Elizabeth Waller I give and bequeath thirty four dollars to be raised in like manner out of sd last mentioned lands and to my sister Margaret McClelland I give and thirty four dollars to be raised in like manner out of the last mentioned quarter section of land and the remainder of sd last mentioned quarter section of land I divide equally amongst or betwixt my four sisters viz Jean Thompson, Ann Johnston, Molly Scott and Elizabeth Waller and the moneys coming from my fatherÕs estate which my Mother draws the interest of till her death and the moneys coming from Peter Diller of Pennsylvania

I dispose in the following manner first to my brotherÕs son Robert McFarlane, son of the above mentioned James McFarlane I give and bequeath one share and fifty pounds more than one share after one hundred pounds to be taken out of sd monies which I give and bequeath to my brotherÕs son John McFarlane son of sd James McFarlane my ---- is that this one hundred pounds be taken out of the money coming from said Diller viz that becomes due next October and to my Mother Margt McFarlane I give and bequeath twenty pounds to be raised out of sd (neph?) moneys coming from Diller and the remainder to divide equally amongst all my brotherÕs children viz Robert, Jean, John, William, Margaret, James, Samuel, Ehson, Clemans and Mary and I appoint Jarret Graham and Wm Denny my executors to see the accomplishment of this my last Will and Testament signed & sealed by own hand this second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred nine.

In presence of Jared Graham, Jno McCutshen

Robert McFarlane
{ Seal }

 


MOONEY, John (1812)

Contributed by: Linda Stratton

 

I John Mooney of Jefferson Township Ross County State of Ohio think best in case of mortality to leave the following as my last will and testament.

First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my household furniture and stock, also the rent and profits of the north east quarter of the section No.35 Township No. 8 Range No. 20 during her natural life the east half of the said quarter, by running a north and south line she is to have it at her will sell it or do with it as she may she is also to pay all my ______ _______ debts, my wife is likewise to have my part of the crop that is now in the ground.

Secondly at my wifes death I give and bequeath to my son George and daughter Fanny the half of the ____ quarter each an equal share to dispose of as the think best, either to sell it and divide the money or land.

Thirdly I do give and bequeath to my son John all the farming utentials and the north west quarter of section No.36 Township No.8 Range No. 20 on his paying two of my daughters each on hundred dollars As Rebecah is to receive her sum of one hundred dollars two years after my death and the other that is Margaret she is also to receive on hundred dollars five years after my death . On his (that is my son John) refusing or neglecting to pay them Rebecah and Margaret they shall be authorized agree able to my will to sieze upon the land be it in whose hands it may.

Lastly I do appoint John Cox and Benjamin Cox his son my lawful executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have unto ____ my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

                                                                                                                                                                    John Mooney

In presence of - Joseph Moffit- Joshua Cox

If any of the above legates do agree to go to Law with the intent to brake or make ____ this my last will and testament they do forfit and loose all that I have left to them.
 


TULLEY, Elizabeth (1852)

Contributed by: Viki Tulley Goodner


In the name of the benevolent Father of All, I Elizabeth Tulley of the County of Ross and State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First I will and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased daughter Permelia Rittenhouse Thirty Dollars each.

Second I will and bequeath to the heirs of my eldest son Adison Tulleys, deceased, Forty Dollars each.

Third I will and bequeath to the heirs of William A. Tulleys Fifty Dollars each, the said William A. Tulleys is to have the use or interest of the money thus bequeathed to his heirs during his natural life.

Fourth I will and bequeath to my son Francis Tulleys Two Hundred & fifty Dollars.

Fifth I will and bequeath to my daughter RossAnn Loyd or in case of her death to her heirs Two Hundred & fifty Dollars.

Sixth I will and bequeath to my daughter Frances W. Devault the use or interest of Two Hundred & fifty Dollars during her natural life and at her death to her children, and in case she should die without an heir or heirs, the same shall revert back to my estate.

Seventh I will and bequeath to my son Erasmus H. Tulleys the remainder of my estate, after paying my just debts, and the above named legatees.

Eighth I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Erasmus H. Tulleys executor of this my last will and testament. I do also authorise and empower him to sell by private sale or in such manner upon such terms of credit or otherwise as he may think proper all my real estate and deeds to purchasers to execute, acknowledge and deliver in fee simple. Also collect all debts due me and to pay all my debts and pay the legatees so soon the money may come into his hands.

I hereby revoke any former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of July in the year 1852.


                                                                                                                                                        Elizabeth Tulley (seal)


Signed and acknowledged by said Elizabeth Tulley
as her last will and testament in our presence
and signed by us in her presence,

James M. Jackson
Thomas Bayley

Will was probated in Ross County 28th day of February 1854,
Saml F. McCoy, Probate Judge


 


VOSS, Canlee (1838)

Contributed by: Jill Holloway
 

No. 310-p412

Canlee (X) Voss of Ross County, being sick and weak in body; wife Molly [Dennis Voss] the home farm of 106A for life; then to be sold and proceeds to be divided among my seven daughters now living and my two granchildren, heirs of my daughter Julian Holloway, dec'd. viz daughters Nancy Shockley, Elizabeth Voss, Ammerial Voss, Polly Voss, Eliza Jane Voss, Louisa Voss, Manerva Voss, and grandchildren Mary Ann and Jerome Holloway children and heirs of Julian Holloway,dec'd. Son John: my farm known as Plum Run Farm of 75A; wife to have choice of 5A on said farm for 5 years for meadow; unless John clears 5A into meadow on home farm; if he does so then wife not to claim 5A from his .75A; land on North side of road from Clarkburf to Lower Egypt Meeting house except Plum Run farm bounded by lands of Benjamin and Charles Shockley, Daniel Dennis, John Baker, and E B Clark to be sold publicly two years after now and paid to seven daughters; chattels to go by law.

Feb. 19, 1838

present:
Ephraim Knoles and John Holloway and proved by them April 26, 1838.

 


WADE, Hezekiah (1830)

Contributed by: Mike Armstrong

No. 224
Page 285

HEZEKIAH (X) WADE of Ross County; to Thomas Lee son of my daughter Elenor late the wife of John Lee, dec'd $.25; same to son Thomas, son of Samuel, son Erasmus, daughter Priscilla, wife of William Armstrong; to wife not named one third; rest to son Allen and daughter Deborah; son Allen Exec.

Oct.11, 1826

Present: James Miller, David Wells and John McClean

Proved by Miller and McClean 29 May 1830.

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I Hezakiah Wade, of the county of Ross and State of Ohio, do hereby make my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say;

First, I will, order and direct, that my funeral charges and just debts, be fully and without delay, pais and satisfied; And should it be necessary to sell a part of the personal estate, which I may leave, at my decease, I authorize my executor, of this my will, to sell such part thereof, for that purpose, as he may deem most advisable, for the purpose of aforesaid.

Second. I devise and bequeath unto Thomas Lee, the son of my daughter Elenor, late the wife of John Lee, deceased, the Sum of twenty five cents.

Third. I further devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Wade, the Sum of twenty five cents.

Fourth. I further devise and bequeath unto my son Samuel Wade, the Sum of twenty five cents.

Fifth. I further devise and bequeath unto my son Erasmus wade, the sum of twenty five cents.

Sixth. I further devise and bequeath Precilla, wife of William Armstrong, the sum of twenty five cents.

Seventh. I further devise and bequeath unto my loving wife one third part of all the estate which I may die possessed of, or which may accrue to me in any wise thereafter, to be by her disposed of as she may deem proper.

Eighth. I further devise and bequeath unto my son Allen Wade, and my daughter Debora, all the rest and Residue of my estate, both real and personal, to be divided between them; my son Allen to hold and enjoy two shares and my daughter.Debora, one Share, to have and hold the same, to them and their heirs on assigns forever.

The share herein given unto my said wife, to be in lieu of her dower.

I do hereby revoke and anul all former and other writing, purporting to be my last will; hereby declaring this to be the last. and last. I do constitute and appoint my son Allen Wade executor of this my last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto caused my name to be written, and thereunto put my mark, and affixed my seal, this Eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty six.



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Hezakiah X Wade [seal]
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Signed, sealed, published and declared by Hezakiah Wade, the testator herein named, As his last will and Testament, in the presence Of us, who at his request, and in his presence, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
James Miller
David Wills
John McClean

 


WILSON, James (1799)

Contributed by: Mary Ash

 

In the name of God, Amen the twentieth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundered ninety and seven, I James Willson (sic) late of Franklin County, green township, now living in Perry Township Westmoreland County; yeoman, being of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body to make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, first and principally I recommend my soul to God who give it and my body to the dust, whenever it shall please God to segregate my soul from it.

ITEM. I order that all my just debts be fully paid

ITEM. It is my will that my daughter Sarah, wife of John Swan, receive ten pounds more than what she has got and no more.

ITEM. It is further my will that the half of my ready money bonds and notes be given equally to my sons John, James, William, and the other half equally to my daughters, Mary, Martha, Agnes, Esther and Jean, in the order and form following: first I order that my sons John, James and William receive their half out of the ready money and the first notes and bonds that is due till their half is made up, and I order that my sons John and James, buys land with the best information they can get, raises the family, and whilst the girls remains unmarried, they are to keep house and whaever time they have more, they may work for themselves, and it is my will that my sons John and James has the use of my son William's money till he is of age free from interest only they must lay it out on land; it is further in my will that my son William be put to a trade as soon as he is fit for he is a liberty to choose his trade; the other half which is to be left last of the bonds that comes due, I give to my daughters above named, and it is my will that my sons, John and James has four horses, they having their choice, the others to my daughters above named, the cows to be given equally to my daughters above names with the half of all household goods not mentioned; the other half to my sons John and James; and William; equally amongst them and do make and order my son John and my daughter Mary sole executors and executrix of this my last will and testament in trust for the intent and purposes of this my will contained. I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and dis...?? all former testaments, ex...?? and bequests by me heretofore willed or bequeathed. Ratifying and confirmingThis and no other to be my last testament in witnesseth whoever of I have hereunto set my had at day and year above written - 1797. Before signing and sealing it is my will that my son John and James have the plow irons, with the wagon and geers (?) and the esequences (??) of the family is to come out of the whole till land is bought.

                                                                                                                                            James Willson (seal)

Signed, sealed, pronounced, published, and declared by the s. James Willson as his last will and testament in presence of us the subscribers:

                                                                                                                                            Jas. Wilson
                                                                                                                                            Isabel Wilson

(The following contained many misspelled words and was difficult to translate) Westmoreland County of Parsenly (Pennsylvania?) came before me one of the justices of the peace for said county James Wolson (sic) and Isabel Wolson (sic) and being sworn as the law ??, deposition and asith that James Wolson (sic) desesed, law (?) to on them, to examine this is Last Will and Testament and that the one the parsons that evidence (?) the same and subscribed the names above sworn before me am subscribed October 11, 1799, given under my hand and seal:

                                                                                                                                            John Pumroy
                                                                                                                                            Jas. Wilson
                                                                                                                                            Isabel Wilson

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. I the subscriber Prothonatory of the court of common pleas for the County of Westmoreland in the State of Pennsylvania, certify that John Pumroy whose name is above subscribed and before whom probate of the last Will and Testament of James Willson, deceased was made on the solemn oaths of the subscribing witnesses to the same as above set forth, was at the time of administering the said deposition and yet is Commonwealth Justices of the Peace for the Township of Perry in the County of Westmoreland aforsaid Commissioned and to his acts as such, certified full faith and credit is given and of right due. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the county aforesaid this fourth day of November, One thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.

                                                                                                                                            Thomas Hamilton, Proth.



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Assessment of the property of James Wilson, deceased, by William McCoy and John Crous this 28th day of April, 1800:


Items Dollars Cents
Six hogs 24 --
Hammer & anvil 1 50
Ten shoats 20 --
2 shaving knives 1 --
dito eight (shoats) 10 --
4 augurs 2 --
four dito (shoats) 1 --
2 plains 1 75
ewe & 2 lams 4 --
3 saws 4 75
dito (ewe & 2 lams) 4 --
sundries iron & and chisels 2 --
two dito (as above) 6 --
2 weathers one ram 7 50
1 broad axe 1 --
one grinestoan 1 25
10 sickels 9 --
two maton (?) 3 50
tule & ceg (?) 2 50
one frow (?) 1 --
gridle & frying pan 1 50
one shovel 1 --
bucket and pail 1 --
dito 1 --
five hoes 3 50
two dung forks 1 75
hand screw 6 --
two hay dito 1 --
Bake oven 2 --
2 iron hagels (?) 2 --
2 sithe 1 75
1 dito 2 --
10 Bags 9 50
tee kittle 1 --
1 steel & cutting knife 3 --
pot 25
ban iron 16 12-1/2
2 pair of cards 25
one copper cittle 15 --
2 will combs 50
1 ax 2 50
dito 1 50
1 coffe mill 1 50
1 hackkle 2 --
one neck chain 2 --
dito 3 -
log chain & others 3 50
guns 20 --
2 chains 1 --
2 slats 75
Maul rings & weages 13 22
steel 1 --
1 spinning wheel 2 --
dito 1 50
nails 25 --
1 looking glass 1 --
dito 1 25
harow teath 5 --
Smoother irons 1 25
Cros cut saw 7 --
steel 1 30
32 big spools 2 --
2 met. birrels 1 --
1 flower dito 25
1 Chist 4 50
2 pairs tongs & shovels 2 --
1 Man's saddle and bridle & sursingle(?) 6 --
1 dito saddle 6 50
1 dito 3 50
Candle box 12
1 bureau 16 --
Close bascet 25
1 bookcase 1 50
Collection of books 11(?) 06
1 wheat kiddle 50
Meat Cattle 116 --
1 half bushel 50
1 Table 2 --
1 rug 9 50
2 sheets 5 --
1 feather bed and bed cloths 22 50
1 dito (bed) 22 50
1 dito (bed) 22 50
1 dito (bed) 22 50
1 counter pin 4 --
1 table cloth 1 50
1 dito (table cloth) 1 --
1 vinnegar ceg 50
pewter 6 --
tin wair 1 50
1 sedle 50
spoons & old pewter 1 --
20 plates 20 --
21 glasses 1 --
2 bottles 50
Quens (?) wair 3 --
6 knives and forks 1 --
dito 50
1 close brush 16
watrin can 50
Check (?) stick 1 --
Side saddle & bridle 12 --
dito 3 --


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Ross County, Territory U.S., N.W. of O (Ohio) before me Samuel Finley Judge of Probate for the said county of Ross personally appeared the witnesses named William McCoy and John Crouse appraises of the goods and chattles of the estate of James Wilson late of said county deceased and made oath that the preceding inventory of the said goods and chattels with their value annend in dollars and cents, was taken and inately (?) them this 28th day of April 1800, according to the best of their knowledge.

                                                                                                                                                                   John Crouse
                                                                                                                                                                   Wm. McCoy

Sworn and subscribed this 1st day of May 1800 before me.
                                                                                                                                                                    Samuel Finley
 


From the Chillicothe, Ohio Scioto Gazette
Sep. 20, 1838

Contributed by: Karen Hammer

STATE OF OHIO, ROSS COM. PLEAS.

Lydia Cox, et. all vs. Jesse Dixon, et. al. In Chancery

In Pursuance of an Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Ross County, Ohio, made at their July Term 1838 the following defendants are hereby notified, to wit - 1st The heirs of Nathan Dixon and gradn-children of Jesse Dixon, sen. deceased, late of Ross County, Ohio, viz. Jesse, Nathan, Jacob and William Dixon, also, James Blakey and Nancy, his wife, late Nancy Dixon, William Dixon and Lydia, his wife, late Lydia Dixon, and John Boblett and Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Dixon, supposed to reside in the State of Missouri, 2d. To the heirs of John Dixon and grand-children of Jesse Dixon, sen., late of Ross County, deceased, viz.: Joseph, John Solomon, Jesse Dixon and Amy Dixon, William Pigmore and Mary, his wife, late Mary Dixon, Joseph Pigmore and Mahala, his wife, late Mahala Dixon, and William Cox and Ruth, his wife, late Ruth Dixon, residing in Missouri, aforesaid. 3d The heirs of Mary Cox, deceased, formerly Mary Dixon, and grand-children of Jesse Dixon, deceased, vix. John, Isaac, Stephen, Solomon and Amy Cox; also John Dox and Lydia, his wife, residing in Missouri, aforesaid. 4th. The heirs of Jesse Dixon, deceased, and grand-children of said Jesse Dixon ???? viz: Isaac and Lawrence Dixon; also Wm. Nuby and Anne, his wife, late Anne Dixon; also Ruth, Lydia and Charlotte Dixon. 5th. To Lawrence Rains and Hannah, his wife, late Hannah Dixon, of Missouri. 6th. Isaac Rains and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Dixon, supposed to reside in the State of Indiana. 7th. Also, the heirs of Mahala Ray, Late Mahala Dixon and late wife of Moses Ray, which said heirs and grand-children of Jesse Dixon, sen. deceased, some of which are supposed to reside out of this State; the names of said heirs are as follows: Joel, Jesse, John, Teague, Lydia and Rachel Ray; also, Azaria Timmons and Charity, his wife. You are hereby notified that on the 13th day of July, 1838, Lydia Cox, a daughter and one of the ehirs of Jesse Dixon, sen., deceased, and Nathan Cox and Anne, his wife, the said Anne being another of the heirs of said Jesse Dixon, ???, deceased, and also, Enoch Cox, assignee of Jesse Dixon, a son of Nathan Dixon, filed their Bill in the Chancery side of the Court of Common Pleas of Ross County, Ohio, setting forth that they claim shares in fee, in the East Half of Section No. 11, in Township No. 8, Range 20, to wit: the said Nathan and wife one ninth; the said Lydia Cox, ?????, one ninth, and said Enoch Cox on sixty-third part of said Half Section, by virtue of the will of said Jesse Dixon, sen., deceased, and that the other heirs of said Jesse Dixon, sen., deceased, except the children of Isaac Dixon, deceased, are entitled to the other parts of said Half Section, or the proceeds thereof, as will more fully appear in said bill. Bill ???? that said Half Section be sold and that the price be divided and given over to said complainants and the other ??? of the said Jesse Dixon, deceased, save the heirs of said Isaac as required by the said will of Jesse Dixon, sen., deceased, also that the heirs of Isaac Dixon deceased, who was a son? of Jesse Dixon, sen., deceased, and Simon Ratcliff is assignee/assigned? of some of said heirs, release all right to the said Half Section, and the said heirs of said Isaac Dixon, deceased, viz: Jesse and Lawrence Dixon, and Thomas Harvey and Lydia, his wife, late Lydia Dixon, and William Pruit and Michal his wife, late Michal Dixon, and any others of said heirs of said Isaac, not herein mentioned, if such there be, and also ?? Simon Ratcliff, are hereby notified that the foregoing is the object and prayer of said Bill, and that unless they appear and plead, answer or demu? to said Bill, within 60 days after the next term of said Court, said Bill will be taken as ???? and the prayer thereof be decreed accordingly.

J. Sill, Sol.? for Comp...
August 23, 1838