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Belmont County Will Index
NameSubmitted byOther Reference
HEED, Jonathan BPaula Talbert
HINTON, WilliamVicki Johnson
LINGO, Gideon WGlenda Frank Moser, Norwalk, CT
MAJOR, John Laurence E. Dickerson
NEFF, JacobRichard C. Neff
NEFF, ThomasRichard C. Neff
PHILLIPS, Evan & JaneDavid Phillips
PRICE, John D. Terry Terrell
PRICE, RobertTerry Terrell
TOLBERT, JohnPaula Talbert
WINEMAN, ChristianThomas A. Wineman

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HEED, Jonathan B.

Submitted by:
Paula Talbert
Will of Jonathan B. Heed, Deceased
"Know all Men that I, Jonathan B. Heed, of Belmont County Ohio, do make and publish this as my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills at any time heretofore by me made.
"In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this Second day of October, A.D. 1864.
J. B. Heed [seal]

"Signed and acknowledged by Jonathan B. Heed, as his Last Will and Testament, in our presence and signed by us, at his request, in his presence, as witnesses.
"J. H. Rogers [seal]
"Thos. A. Fred. [seal]

An Addition to my Will
"I wish and direct my Exetors[sic] in case my wife shold[sic] servivme[sic] to appropriate the interest of one thousen[sic] dollars to her support so long as she may liv[sic] under the present arrangements that I have made that will keep her. A government Bond I think wood[sic] bee[sic] best to put to that use.
"This is my last will and wish maid[sic] this 30th day of Aprile[sic], 1866. Buy[sic] me.

"J. B. Heed.

"There is charges on my Book got buy[sic] my eairs[sic] to be taken out of thare[sic] legacy.

"Estate of Jonathan B. Heed, Dec'd } November 2, 1868
....................................................} Probate Court Belmont Co.

Will Proven & Letters Testamentary Issued

"The Last Will and Testament of Jonathan B. Heed, late of Belmont County Ohio, deceased, was this day produced in Court by the Executors in said will named, and James H. Rogers and Thomas A. Fred, the subscribing witnesses to said will appeared and in open Court, on oath, testified to the execution of said will, which testimony was reduced to writing and by them respectively subscribed and filed with said will. And it appearing to the Court by said testimony that said will was duly attested and executed, and that the testator, at the time of signing the same was of sound mind and memory, of full age, and not under any restraint.
It is therefore ordered that said will be filed and recorded as the last valid will and testament of the said deceased. And it further appearing to the Court that John Bowls, George W. Jones and Jenkinson Wright are named in said will as Executors, and that the said George W. Jones has since departed this life, and that said John Bowls, by certificate in writing herein filed, declines to accept the trust, and that the said Jenkinson Wright has indicated his willingness to accept the trust of executing said will: It is therefore further ordered that the said Jenkinson Wright be and he is hereby appointed Executor of said will, and that Letters Testamentary issue to him on his giving bond in the sum of Nine Thousand dollars, conditioned according to law, with Nehemiah Wright and William McCaffrey as his sureties, which was accordingly done. And it is further ordered that Ira Vail, Thomas A. Fred and David Smith be & they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of said deceased Bond filed and Letters issued November 3rd, 1868 & Revenue Stamps attached to will.
"C. W. Carroll,
"Probate Judge

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Submitted by:
Paula Talbert
The following is from Belmont County Ohio Wills, Vol. 16, page 71; proven 12 Oct 1891:

"Attest: L.S. Thompson John his X mark Tolbert

"Signed by him in our presence and by us in his presence and in the presence of each other this 24th day of August 1884.
Leven S. Thompson
William S. Walker

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WINEMAN, Christian

Submitted by:
Thomas A. Wineman
This will was transcribed from the official Belmont County, Ohio will records vol. H-I (1845-1863) page 50 filmed 27 March 1972 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Film roll #886937.

March Term 1847
Whereas I Christian Wineman of the County of Belmont and State of Ohio weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix herin after named. And there as reflects my worldly affairs my will is that first and foremost my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid by my Executrix and then the residue of my estate both real and personal I will and bequeath to my wife Area Wineman during her widowhood. After my wife's demise or provided she should marry again then and in that case my will is that after her dower or thrids are set off that the residue of my estate both real and personal be sold subject to my wife's dower and division made of the proceeds thereof as follows: My children namely Joseph and George Wineman, Margaret Boyed, Ann Font, Sarah Christy, Fanny Miers, Mary Duhammel, Christian, Eber, Susanna, William and John Wineman to be equal shares in same with the following exceptions. Joseph and George Wineman to have sixty dollars less than the others above named as they have had each of them a horse. My other two children namely Elijah and Adam I will one dollar each to be paid when division is made by my Executrix but no division to be made until my youngest child comes of age provided my wife continues to be my widow that long and lastly I do hereby appoint and constitute my wife Area Wineman to be my Executrix to my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made heretofore satisfying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I Christian Wineman have this my last will set my hand and seal this 25th of April 1843.

his mark
Christian Wineman

Note: Elijah and Adam were effectively cut out of the inheritance by willing them one dollar each and they were to get that only after everything was sold and everybody else got their. There must have been some kind of family tiff. This could well be why there is no mention of Christian Sr. in the oral family tradition.

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LINGO, Gideon W.

Submitted by:
Glenda Frank MOSER, Norwalk, CT

Will of Gideon W. LINGO, (b. 23 Apr 1824 Sussex Co., DE - d. 25 Sep 1900 Belmont Co, OH; bur. Ebenezer Cem., Bethesda, Belmont Co., OH) son of Samuel & Nancy LINGO; husband of (1) Naomi BOLON, issue 13 children & (2) Sarah MARIS, no issue.

"In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I Gideon LINGO of Belmont County, Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament.

Gideon LINGO

Signed and acknowledged by the said Gideon LINGO as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us at his request and in his presence."
J. HOWARD (sp?)

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