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Monday, March 11, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Will of Joseph Hamilton

Columbiana County, Ohio, Probate Case No. 639
In the possession of Lisbon Historical Society Archives, 119 Ease Washington Street, P.O. Box 191, Lisbon, Ohio 44432.

In the name of God amen.
I Joseph Hamilton of Saintclear Township Columbiana County an State of Ohio.  Being sick and weak of body but sound mind memory and understanding blessed be God for his mercies. And knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and order this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following (to wit,) I commend my immortal soal to God that gave it, and my body to the dust to be buried ina a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.  And as touching such worldly property as it has be pleased to God to bless me with I give and bequeath as follows (to wit,) and I first order that all my just debts and June *** exepenses be paid as soon as conveinantly ca be after my decease. 
Items, I give and bequeath to my  dear wife Mary Hamilton the one third of all my personal Estate to her her heirs and assigns for ever and the one third of all the incomes arising from all my real estate for and during her natural life, And all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal I give and bequeath to my five daughters, viz., Elizabeth Sarah Mayanne Matilda and Pamara share and share alike as tenants in common for them their heirs and assigns for ever. And lastly nominate and appoint my said wife Mary, and my soninlaw Philip Cooper exectors of this my last will and testament, renounsing all other wills and Bequeaths made by me heretofore, declaring this to be my last will and testament and no other.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal the 14th day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three. In the presence of the subscribing witness who at my request and in my presence have set their names as witnesses.
(signed) Joseph Hamilton (seal)
Witness present at signing & sealing
H B Blathana was interlined before signing between the 25th and 26th lines.
(signed) Nathaniel Martin
(signed) Terah Jones

Recorded Nov 7, 1823


The Inventory of the personal Estate of Joseph Hamilton deceased, appraised the 29th day of November, 1823.
  • 1 Grey mare $55.00
  • 1 Brown horse $40.00
  • 1 Grey colt $38.33
  • 1 Dark red cow $7.23
  • 1 Brendle cow $3.66
  • 2 Calves $4.66
  • 41 Sheep at 76 cents each $31.16
  • 1 Stack of hay $5.66
  • 1 Windmill ** screen $9.33
  • 1 Cutting Bone $1.00
  • 1 Lot of Hogsheads & Barrels $1.66
  • 2 Set of Horse Geers $9.00
  • 1 Sled double trees and Log chains $5.00
  • 1 Harrow $4.16
  • 2 Plows $10.66
  • 1 Waggon $33.33
  • 1 Stove and pipe $8.00
  • 1 Lot of Planes Augurs & Chisels $3.00
  • 1 Cross cut saw $3.13
  • 1 Jack screws and tar can $2.66
  • 2 Pack saddles & two old Barrells $-.86
  • 2 Chopping Axes & 1 Iron Wedge $2.00
  • 3 Hilling & 1 Grubbing Hoe & 2 Picks 3.25
  • 1 Broad Axe Scythe & Cradle $2.50
  • 1 Bead stead Chaff Bead and being $4.00
  • 1 Feathers & Chaff Do. 2 quills & 1 Sheet $6.66
  • 1 Woman's and 1 Man's saddle $7.33
  • Lumber in Shop Loft $-.50
  • 1 Large 1 Small pt & 1 Kettle $3.75
  • 1 Hand Saw & Hammer $-.37 1/2
  • 1 Grind Stone $1.00
  • 1 Clock $7.33
  • 1 Rifle Gun $8.50
  • 1 Bureau $6.33
  • 2 Jugs $-.50
  • 1 Dresser & Furniture $5.00
  • 1 Lot of Religious Books $3.75
  • 1 Falling Leaf Table $2.00
  • 1 Lot of Chairs $2.00
  • 1 Loom 5 reeds 3 peer of Geers $6.00
  • Grains in the ground $10.00
  • 12 Geese at 18 0/4 Each $2.25
  • 1 *** And Irons and Tea Kettle $1.25
  • 1 Shovels & Tongs $1.00
  • 1 Iron Oven and Spider $2.00
  • 1 Horse coller Hern & tresses $1.50
  • 1 Pocket compass $2.00
  • 1 Stillard $1.50
  • Total $371.86 1/2
We Nathaniel Martin William Batton Terah Jones after being duly sworn , did appraise the above specified property on the day above written, Given under our hands.
(signed) Nathaniel Martin William Batton Terah Jones

Amount of appraisment taken by the widow appraised $371.86 1/2

Debts due to the Estate
By Richard Huston 5,,94
By John Pearson 1,,31
By Even Frazer  Jos note due 7,,50
By Do., Jos Do., Sept 5th, 1824 5,,56
By Do.,    Due Sept. 5th , 1825 7,,50
By  Balld from the Estate of Jos Hamilton deceased 13.75
Whole Amount $413,,46 1/2

We certify that the foregoing is a true statement of the personal Estate of Joseph Hamilton deceased, given under our hands the 24th day of February 1824.  
her X mark Mary Hamilton
(signed) Philip Cooper
exctors

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