Will of John D. Price, Warren Twp., Belmont Co., OH

(submitted by Terry Tickhill Terrell)

Belmont County, Ohio Probate Court

Case No. 2716, March 15, 1871, Record of Wills, Volume H, p. 207

Will of John D. PRICE dec'd.

In the name of God, Amen.

I , John D. Price of the County of Belmont and State of Ohio, being of sound

and disposing mind and memory and understanding considering the uncertainty

of life do make this my last will and testament, in the manner following

that is to say,--

First. my will is that the expences (sic) of my last Sickness and funeral

be first paid.

Second: all just debts by me owing at the time of my death be paid.

Third. I give and devise to my daughter Jane in fee Simple the East half

of North West quarter of Section No. Thirty one Township Eight- Range Six,

also her choice of any Horse that I may have and gear for the Same. also one

Cow, one Bed and Furniture for the Same and Bureau one plough.

Fourth. I give and devise to my Daughter Elizabeth Jackson during her

natural life the West half of the North West quarter of Section No. thirty

One, Township Eight- Range Six, and after her decease, I give and devise the

same to my Grand Son George Jackson in fee Simple.

Fifth: I give and devise to my Son John Wesley Price, in fee Simple forty

six acres of land being a part of the North East half of quarter Section No.

Thirty two. Township Eight, Range Six. I also give and bequeath to my Son

John Wesley Price all my Books and Book Case

Sixth. I give and devise to my Grand Son Otho Barns Fifty Dollars to be

paid to him when he comes of age.

Seventh: I give and devise to the Family residing with me at my Homestead

at the time of my decease the provisions that I may have provided for that


Eighth. The ballance (sic) of my personal property to be Sold and the

debts due me to be collected together with any money I may have on hand be

equally divided amongst my five Children to wit: John Wesley Price Nelson

Price, Eleanor Odell, Nancy Ransom, and Mary Reed

Ninth: lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two Sons, John Wesley

Price, Nelson Price of the County of Belmont and State of Ohio, to be the

Executors of this my last will and Testament, revoking annulling all former

wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal, this twenty

third day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty Six.

John D. Price {Seal}

Signed Sealed published and delivered by John D. Price the above named

Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at

his request, and in his presence have Subscribed our names and Witness


Joseph Hall jr.

Avice (?) S. Buly


The State of Ohio. Belmont County SS, Court of Common Pleas Spring Term

A.D. 1851

As in Regular Term of the Court of Common Pleas of said County, begun and

held in the Court House of Said County, on the 17th day of March A.D.

1851... Joseph Hall one of the Subscribing Witnesses to a paper writing this

day presented to said Court for probate, purporting to be the last will and

testament of John D. Price late of Said County, deceased Came into Court,

and being Solemnly Sworn in open Court.

This Said Joseph Hall jr. for himself upon his Solemn Oath Saith, that he

Saw the Testator Sign the Said paper writing as and for his last will and

testament, that he Subscribed the Same as a Witness thereto in the presence

of the Testator and at his request; that the Testator at the time of Signing

was of Sound mind and memory. Twenty One years of age and not under any


Joseph Hall jr.

Taken, reduced to writing, and Subscribed in open Court this 17th day of

March A. D. 185l. Attest. John H Heaton, Clerk.