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* SHOEMAKER, Samuel    



I, Hugh Evans, living on the Clear Fork of Paint Creek, Highland County and State of Ohio being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to Almity God, calling to mind the Mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, to make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it; and my body to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors; nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God - And as tuching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life; I give Demise, and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form etc; First I give and bequeath to (Lavina) my Dearly beloved Wife the whole of my hows hold Furniture; and two Cows the choice of the Cows, and all the Mony which I have on hand; My Daughter Sally Hill wife of William Hill I have portioned of, my son Richard I have portioned of, - my Daughter Nancy Swearingen wife of Joseph Swearingen I have portioned of, - my Son Samuel I have portioned of, - my sons Amos I have portioned of, my son Dan I have portioned or, - allso I give unto my Daughter Sophia Wilson wife of George Wilson have five hundred Dollars Corrent money of the Eunited states to be given to hur out of the estate when my lands are sold which I allow to be sold, but not to be sold in less than six years except it will fetch six Dollars per acre, and the balance of the money to be put to use, and provided my wife (Lavinas) part of the estate should prove insufficient to give hur a Deasent mamtainence Dureing Life, she is to have for the remains of her Days a Deasent support out of the ballance of the estate which was put to use and then a Deasent burial at the Discression of my executors; after my wifes Death; (pg. 126)
the remains of my Estate to be Equally Divided among my Heirs (that is to say) my Daughter Sally Hill, my Son Richard Evans, Nancy Swearingen, Samuel Evans, Amos Evans, Dan Evans and Sophia Wilson;  Also I do make, Consititute, and Appoint Richard Evans and Samuel Evans my Sons and sole Executors of this my last will and testament; and I Do hereby Disallow, Revoke and Disannul all and every other former Testament bequests Legacies and Executors by me in anywise mentioned.  Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be buy last will and Testament; in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty-eighth Day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and Seven.

Hugh Evans

Signed, sealed, pronounced and Declared
by the said Hugh Evans as his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us --
John Matthews, Junior
Enoch B. Smith
NOTE:   The errors are typed as they were in the original will.
(Contributed by R. H. Bennett as copied from the records in the Court House at Hillsboro, Ohio, and dated Sept 28, 1807)
Found on pages 126-127 of Ancestral Trails by Charles Louis Zorbaugh

Brushcreek, Highland Co., Ohio   
February the 19th 1837-

     In the name of God amen.  I, Samuel Shoemaker being weak in body but in sound mind and memory  thanks be to almighty God for his mercys do make and publish this my last will and Testament as follows ---
     First I will and bequeath to my wife Julian the one third of all my moneable property to have and to hold forever   also the one third of my land during her natural life after it shall be disposed as I shall direct.  I will to my oldest son John Shoemaker, two dollars - I also will and bequeath to my second son Simon Shoemaker four hundred dollars.  I further will and bequeath to my third son Jacob Shoemaker  four hundred dollars.  I also will and bequeath to my fourth child Elizabeth Davis four hundred dollars.  I also will to Martin Shoemaker, my fifth child four hundred dollars.  I also will to my sixth child Susan Countryman two Dollars.  The balance of all my property goods and chattels with all my lands including my mill and stock with all my outstanding debts, I will and bequeath to my two sons jointly to have and to hold equally each and his equal and undivided half of all. the oldest of these two youngest children, my seventh child Isaac and my youngest and eighth son Daniel Shoemaker.  My further will is that these my 2 youngest children be my Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.  It is plainly understood that my Executors shall have one year to pay one half of the sum and the balances to be paid in two years after my decease. 

Signed in the presence of us
Allen Guilford
Sampson Tenor
Michael (X his mark)  Grove
Samuel Shoemaker (seal)
Highland Com Pleas July 1837
Allen Guilford and Sampson Tenor subscribing witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of Samuel Shoemaker


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