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William Sellers Will

In 1848, the Court of Common Pleas of Preble County, Ohio approved the will of William Sellers.

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William Sellers Will

The State of Ohio Preble County

Be it remembered that heretofore to wit at the March term of the Court of Common Pleas within and
for the county and State aforesaid to wit on the Seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and forty eight. The last will and testament of William Sellers, late of this county decd was this day
brought before the court and proved by the oaths of Eli Campbell & [Aramstead] Huffman the witnesses
thereto whose examinations were reduced to writing in the words an letters following to wit The State
of Ohio, Preble County ss Court of Common Pleas of the term of March AD 1848. Personally appeared in
open court Eli Campbell and Armstead Huffman of l awful age, who being duly sworn depose and
say that the paper writing now exhibited in Court is the last will and testament of William Sellers
late of Preble County deceased that they saw him sign and heard him acknowledge the same
that they signed the same as witnesses in his presence and at his request and at the time of executing
the same, he was of full age of sound mind and memory and not under any restraint. Eli
Campbel Armstead Huffman sworn and subscribed to in open Court March 17th 1848 R. S.
Cunningham Clk and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the said William
Sellers, at the time of executing said will was of full age, of sound mind and memory and not
under any restraint. It was ordered that said will and proof be reduced to writing be recorded. And
thereupon on motion to the Court by Job Jefferson the executor in said will named by Haines his
Counsel, It was ordered that letters testimony be granted him upon the estate of the said William
Sellers decd who thereupon gave bond with Havey H. Wilson & Peter Ba[n]ta security be the acceptance
of the Court in the penalty of fifteen hundred dollars conditioned according to law whereupon
the court appoint Eli Campbell, Armstead Huffman & Jacob Shidelen to appraise the persona
property of said estate. Sarah Sellers widow of the said William Sellers, appeared in open court
and elected to take under the provisions of her deceased husband’s will in lieu of dower Said will
is in the words and figures following to wit “In the name of God Amen, I William Sellers of Preble
County & State of Ohio, being of lawful age & under to restraint do make this my last will & testament
As follows. to wit: First I give my soul to God who gave it me & my body. I recommend to the dust
from whence it was taken hoping it may be raised again in the general resurrection & be made like
unto the glorious body of Christ & as for such worldly property as it hat pleased Go to bless me
with in this life I give dispose of as follows: Item 1st I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah
Sellers the use of all my property whether real or personal during her natural life & at her death my
will is that all of the estate not consumed & made way with Shall then be divided equally among
between my six children. Namely Nathan D. Sellers, Nancy Sellers, John H. Sellers, Polly Jefferson
Margaret Wilson & Celia Amanda West Item 2nd I give & bequeath to my daughter Celia Amanda
West the sum of one hundred & sixty two dollars & fifty cents. it being the amount for which I now
hold a note of [hand] against her husband for. to wit William H. west and as my said wife
should live to need a part or all of it I do hereby authorise constitute & appoint Job Jefferson
to be the Executor of this my last will & testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand & seal this 10th day of Feby 1845
William (his mark) Sellers (seal)
Signed sealed & acknowledged by the said William Sellers as his last will & testament
In our presence & hearing who signed it as witnesses in his presence & at his request
Eli Campbell, Armstead Huffman

Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998, William Sellers, 17 March 1848; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 31 October 2022). Original Source: Ohio County, District and Probate Courts.

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