Submitted by: Richard C. Neff

Rt. #1, Box 229, Middlebourne, WV 26149

Will of Jacob NEFF, deceased Probated Sept. 2, 1897

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:

I, Jacob Neff of Richland township, Belmont Co., Ohio,

being in good health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, do

make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form

following: intending to dispose of all of my estate, and hereby revoking all

former wills by me at any time here to fore made by:

First: it is my will and desire, and I hereby direct

that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my personal


Second: I give and bequeath to my sister Susan Neff, all

my personal estate, including moneys and credits,., subject to the charge

and direction of item First herein.

Third: I give and devise to my sister Susan Neff for and

during her natural life, and at her death, to my nephew Crawford Neff, Son

of Benjamin Neff, and my niece Martha Diantha Neff, Daughter of William

Neff, in equal proportions, and to their heirs and assigns forever, all my

interest in the "home farm" upon which land my said sister now reside, the

same being Richland Township Belmont County, Ohio in section 20 Township 6,

Range 3, and being the east part of the North East and South East part of

said section containing 203 acres of land more or less.

Fourth: I give and devise to my niece Mary Bell Neff,

Daughter of Benjamin Neff, for and during her natural life, and at her

death, to her children, their heirs and assigns forever, the farm now owned

by me in Richland Township, Belmont Co., Ohio, containing 122 acres of

land more or less, the same being in Section 20 Township 6, Range 3.

Fifth: I do hereby nominate and appoint my sister Susan

Neff, executrix of this my last will and testament, and I direct that she be

not required to give bond as such executrix, and I further direct that no

appraisement of my estate be made, and that the probate Court direct the

omission of the same.

In the testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand

and seal the 29th day of April in the year A.D. 1880

Jacob Neff (Seal)

Attest: Isaac Riley

Richard L. Riley

Recorded in Will Book 17, Page 575 in the Court of Common Pleas, Probate

Division, Belmont County, Ohio