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The Last Will & Testament of Nancy Ann (née Mercer) Byers

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Date: 13 Sep 1864 [unknown]
Location: Butler, Ohio, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: mercer byers garrigus
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Nancy Ann Byers Will. Sept 13, 1864
In the name of God, Amen:
I, Nancy Ann Byers of Butler County, Ohio, being in bad health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous of setling my worldly affairs, while I have strength to do so, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, that is to say,
First, I give and devise to my beloved son, Edward Garland, the house and lot on which I now live, in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, which lot is No. three hundred and fifty by the new numbers of the lots in the City of Hamilton, Ohio. I wish the said house and lot to be Edward Garland's in fee simple; subject to the conditions hereunder expressed.
Second, it is also my Will that my grandson Edward Garigus [sic], shall have the sum of fifty dollars to be paid him by Edward Garland, when he the said Edward Garigus shall become of age, or to be expended before that time in improving Real Estate for the said Edward Garigus.

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Third, it is also my Will that my beloved husband John Byers shall have the east half of the said house on lot No. 350 during his natural life, and that the east half of said lot also during his natural life.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal at Hamilton Butler County, Ohio this third day of September AD 1864.
Nancy Ann her [X] mark Byers {seal}
Signed and sealed by said Nancy Ann Byers, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other, and at her request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Joseph S. Bliss
A.J. Goshorn
The State of Ohio, Butler County, Ss: = Probate Court within and for the County of Butler and State of Ohio:
Be it remembered, that the Probate Court of the County of Butler aforesaid, holden [sic] at Hamilton, in the said County of Butler, on the 13th day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty four; before the Honorable G.W. Selby, Judge of said Court of Probate; the within or before written last Will and Testament of Nancy Ann Byers, who is now deceased, and being presented for Probate by A.J. Goshorn. And A.J. Goshorn and Joseph S. Bliss, the subscribing witnesses to the said last Will and Testament, appearing in their proper persons in their proper persons [sic] in said court and being duly sworn severally depose and say, and each of them for himself deposeth and saith, that in his and their presence the said Nancy Ann Byers, the Testatrix subcribed acknowledged and declared the within or before writing as and for her last Will and Testament, and that at the time of the said signing and acknowledging the said Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory and judgement, over twenty one years of age, and under no restraint as they verily believe. And that at the request and in the presence of the said Testatrix, they the said A.J. Goshorn and Joseph S. Bliss subscribed their names as witnesses to the said last Will and Testament.
Sworn and subscribed in said Court } A.J. Goshorn
the 13th day of September AD 1864 }Joseph S. Bliss
G.W. Selby, Probate Judge }
The State of Ohio, Butler County Ss: -
Be it remembered, that on this 13th day of September AD 1864, the last Will and Testament of Nancy Ann Byers decd was produced before me in open Court, and the subscribing witnesses to the same having been examined by me under Oath, which was reduced to writing, as above, and signed by them respectively, and it appearing to the Court that said Will was duly executed and attested, and that the said Testatrix was of sound and disposing mind, memory, and judgement, over twenty one years of age, and under no restraint, and that the said Will is in all respects, the valid last Will of

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Nancy Ann Byers deceased. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decred [sic] by the Court, that the same be admitted to Record among the Records of Wills of this Office as the valid last Will and Testament of Nancy Ann Byers, deceased.
By the Court
G.W. Selby, Probate Judge

Transcript extracted from the wayback machine at https://web.archive.org/web/20061022100631/http://www.garrigus-family.com/NancyWill.html

The Genealogy of a Garrigues Family, Electronic Library, online (http://www.garrigus-family.com), Robert Garrigus, rgarrigus@hotmail.com (9579 Sea Shadow, Columbia, MD 21046), downloaded (add date). Mr. Garrigus further cites: Nancy Ann (née Mercer) Byers will (September 3, 1864), Butler County New Will Book 2: 37-39, County Clerk's office, Hamilton, Butler County, OH, this transcription is taken from photocopies provided by Cynthia Sadler in July 2002. Nancy Ann Mercer first married Abner Garrigus in Butler County, OH. Butler County Marriage records show her name to have been Mary Ann Mercer. Later documents including she and Abner's bible record her name as Nancy Ann. Nancy's second husband was named Garland with whom she had one son named Edward Isaiah Garland who is named in her will. Her third husband was John Byers and he is named as such in her will. The record in the Butler County New Will Book shows that the Will was signed on September 3, 1864 and that it was probated on September 13 that same year.





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