Charlotte Ross's Will
Charlotte Ross Will [transcribed from original by Shelby Eaton]
I, Charlotte Ross of Archer Township Harrison County State of Ohio, being weak in bodily strength but of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit,
1st. It is my will that all my just debts be fully paid
2nd. I will and bequeath to my eldest son William Ross, the sum of sixty dollars in money and my Cow; and to his daughter Charlotte, one Coverlet, one blanket and one sheet.
3d. I will and bequeath to my son Natcher Ross sixty dollars in money and my roan mare, and to his daughter Charlotte, one Coverlet, one blanket and one sheet.
4th. I will and bequeath to my son John Ross sixty dollars in money, and my coalt [sic] foaled last Spring and now in his possession.
5th. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Eve Wagstaff sixty dollars in money and my side saddle -
6th. I will and bequeath to my daughter Susan Tipton, one dollar in money, and to her daughter Hannah, one feather bed, one Coverlet, one blanket & one sheet
7th. I will and bequeath to the heirs of Adam Ross decd one dollar to be divided among them equally; To the heirs of Hannah Osbun decd one dollar to be divided among them equally; To the heirs of James Ross decd the sum of one dollar to be divided among them equally; To Charlotte daughter of the said James Ross, one Coverlet, one blanket, and one sheet; and to Jane McKitriek, step daughter of my son William Ross, my Burca, the feather bed that now lay on the Sheet, blanket and green quilt -
8th. It is further my will and so I decree, that my wearing apparal [sic] be divided equally between my two daughters Eve Wagstaff, and Susan Tipton; and that all the balance of my estate of every description and the proceeds thereof be equally divided between the aforesaid William and Natcher Ross, Eve Wagstaff, and John Ross - And lastly It is my will and I hereby constitute and appoint Wlliam Arnold of Cadiz the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former and other wills by me made -
Signed, sealed and acknowledged on this eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence subscribed our M--- as witnessed hereto -                                                                     her
The State of Ohio
Court of Common Record August Seven 1845
Will proven The last Will and Testament of Charlotte Ross late of Harrison County deceased being brought into Court, it appearing to the Court by the Testimony of Wm Arnold & George McPeek, two of the subscribing witnesses to said will, that the same was duly executed, published and declared by the Testatrix in her lifetime, and that the said Testatrix was at time of executing the same of sound mind and memory of full age and not under any restraint, said will is proved and approved, and it is ordered that the Clerk of this Court received said will together with the Testimony so taken to prove the same And as motion the court grant unto William Arnold the Executor in said will named, letters Testamentary with a copy of said will annexed. Bond to be given in the sum of $1400.00. John Almstead and Samuel Heine were appointed of as Security and Robert Lyons, Peter PK Bratherson, and Joseph P Wood were appointed appraisers of property.
A Nest        Thomas C. Vinemtak