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Will of Wyllys Pierson 1728 - 1810*

  Provided by Ron Bloch and Judy Martin

In the name of god amen I Wyllys Pierson of the state of Ohio and County of Hamilton being in perfect health of body and mind and memory thanks be to god for the same Calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Sole into the hands of Amity god that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors Northin douting But at the general Resurection I shall Recieve the same again by the Amity power of god and as to my worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased god to bless me with in this life I give and demise(sic) and dispose of the same in the following manner and form first I constitute and appoint my son Wyllys Pierson and my good friend John Jones Esquire of the state of Ohio to be my Executors of this my Last will and testament and to proceed as follows that is they are to Sell all my Estate or property both Real and personal and to pay all my honest debts and first I give and bequeath to Mary my beloved wife one third part of all my Estate and Likewise her Side saddle that she now Rides on and then i give my well beloved Children all the Remainder as follows I give unto Abraham Ruth Hannah Eunice Moses Mary Elizabeth and Wyllys and I give unto these my beloved Children and equal divide or share one with another Except my wearing apparel which I give unto my three sons to be Equally divided by themselves as they see fit and this I confirm to be my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and ten.

 *Date for the filing of the will of Wyllys Pierson was 08/18/1810. It is located in HM Will Book 5, page 292,Hamilton County Probate Court, 230 E. 9th Street, 10th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The will was proved at a Special Court of Common Pleas held on 13 Sep 1810. The information as to the existence and location of the Wyllys Pierson will was from Reel 1034579#5 LDS Index to OH Wills and Estates to 1850.


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