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Will of William Ross

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Date: [unknown] to 17 Feb 1862
Location: McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohiomap
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Will of William Ross (1782-1863)

In the name of the Benevolent of all, I, William Ross of the county of Morgan and the state of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament,

First, I give and bequeath and devise to my daughter Charlotte, the farm known as the McCarty farm, it being the north quarter of section eight (8)in the township eleven (11)and Range eleven, and the half of the North East quarter of section seven (7), township eleven (11) Range eleven (11), and five acres and a half of the south end of the South West quarter of section five (5), township eleven (11), range eleven (11), in the Zanesville land District, together with all the stock, household goods, furniture, provisions, and all other goods and chattels which I may be devised of at the time of my desease[sic], except hereinafter provided, be the same to her, and to her hiers[sic] forever.

Second I devise and bequeath, son, John, the farm on which my wife resides, in the county of Harrison, State of Ohio, it being the south East quarter of section twenty two (22), of township eleven (11), range five (5) of lands sold at Stubenville, also my two pistols and clothes, and also a land covanant[sic] for 80 acres now in Popepion[sic].

Third I give and devise to my daughter Mary Ann the farm on which Humphrey Mousley resides on, in the county of Morgan and the state of Ohio, aforesaid and described as follows to wit, the south East quarter of section eighteen, township eleven (11), and Range eleven (11), and further, I desire to her my said daughter Mary Ann, one thousand dollars, to be paid out of said moneys, as shall be on hand, on owing to me, at my desease[sic], if such amount is found available, should there be a surplus left, it shall be equally divided between Charlotte and Mary Ann, be the same to her and her heirs forever.

Fourth I do hereby constitute and appoint Charlotte Wilson and Mary Ann Ross, executors of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering them to compromise, adjust, and balance, release and discharge in such mannor[sic] as they may deem proper the debts and claims due me. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 17th day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty two (1862).

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