Beeson Wills


 (1743 - 1819)


Know all men by these presents that I, Henry Beeson, of the town of Mt. Pleasant in the County of Jefferson and State of Ohio, bing through Devine favor of perfect mind and memory, and knowing the uncertainty of time, here, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; - that is to say, First my will and desire is that my body be decently buried at the descretion of my executors, and that all my past debts be paid as soon as they can after my decease.

1st. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughters, Anna, Rebecca and charity equally four outlots in the town of Mt. Pleasant and an outlot of land, together with all my moveable property and outstanding debts and money in hand except such things as shall be devided hereafter.

2nd. I give to my grandson Henry W. Beeson all my interests in Uniontown Library.

3rd. I do hereby will order and direct that the lot or section Numbered Eleven in Township No. 7 of Range No. 1 now owned by me shall be sold and I order the money rising from the lot thereof to be divided in the following manner towit: One-third the amount of such sale I give to my two sons Richard and John Beeson equally and the other two-thirds to be equally divided between my sons Jesse Beeson, Jacob Beeson, William Beeson, Henry Beeson and my daughters Hannah Harris and Phebe Schooley. Nevertheless any lawful debts that may come against my estate, I will that they be paid out of the money rising from the sale of said section.

And lastly I appoint and constitute my sons Richard and John Beeson executors of this my last will and testament, to be the same is duly executed, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me made heretofore.

In testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal this 1st day of 2nd. month in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

Henry Beeson (seal)

Signed, seald and published and declared by the above named Henry Beeson to be his last will and testament in the presents of us who have hereunto sescribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator and each other.

James Watkins
Jesse Thomas
Lewis Walker

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