Will of Moses Chapman
Holmes County, Ohio
The Last Will and Testament of Moses Chapman
Son of Uriah Chapman and Sybil Cook of Palmyra, Pike, Pennsylvania
In the name of God Almighty, I Moses Chapman of the county of Holmes and
state of Ohio, this day make my last will and testament.
First I will my said to Almighty God; and my body to be decently buried, all funeral and other debts paid and stones of common marble to my grave.
And I will that my daughter Sybil Shrimplin's heirs and my daughter Jane Shrimplin's heirs to have an equal portion of my money and notes on their value as personal property owned by me at my death, after the above is paid out. Also thy are to have all my effects as above stated.
Given under my hand and seal, this sixteenth day of January, A.D. 1860.
My executers to be
John Carpenter Seyne
of Killbuck Township.
Attest S E Woods
James B Woods
State of Ohio, Holmes County, ss.
We, James B. Woods and Sarah E. Woods, being duly sworn in open Court, this 26th day of April A.D. 1873 depose and say that we were present at the execution at the LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of Moses Chapman hereto annexed; that we saw the said testator subscribe said will, and heard him publish and declare the same to be the last will and testament, and that the said testator, at the time of executing the same was full of age, and of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint; and that we signed the same as witnesses at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other.
James B. Woods
Sarah E. Woods
Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court, this 26th day of April A.D. 1873.
Thomas Armor Probate Judge.
Bond of Administrator with Will Annexed.
Know all Men by these Presents, That we, Roswell Chapman, O.K. Chapman, and Simon Shrimplin are held and firmly bound unto the State of Ohio in penal sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, to the payment of which we do hereby jointly and severely bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, if default be made in the condition following:
Whereas, Letters of Administration upon the estate of Moses Chapman deceased, were granted to the said Roswell Chapman by Probate Court of Holmes County, in the State of Ohio, on the 26th day of April A.D. 1873; now if the said Roswell Chapman, as such Administrator of the said Moses Chapman deceased, shall
First. Make and return to said Court, on oath, within three months, a true inventory of all the moneys, goods, chattels, rights and credits of said testator that are by law to be administered, and which shall come to his possession or knowledge; and also, if required 'y said Court, an inventory of the real estate of said deceased;
Secondly. Shall administer according to law, and the will of said testator, all his goods, chattels, rights and credits, and the proceeds of all his real estate that may be sold for the payment of his debts or legacies, which shall at any time come to the possession of said Roswell Chapman or to the possession of any person for him; and,
Thirdly. Shall render, upon oath, a just and true account of his administration, within eighteen months, and at any other times when required by said Court or the law; then this obligation to be void: otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in law.
Signed and sealed by us this 26th day of April A.D. 1873.
To O.K. Chapman
The said O.K. Chapman says that on the 13th day of September A.D. 1866 Moses Chapman there living, but now deceased, was and for a long time theretofor had been residing with and supported by the said O.K. Chapman. And that he remained from that time to the 13th day of September 1872 where he died. That during all of said time said Moses Chapman was furnished by the said O.K. Chapman, with his boarding, clothing, lodging, medical attendance to sickness - and all other things necessary who's comfortable support and maintenance under and by virtue of a promise of paying what the same was reasonably worth. The said O.K. Chapman says that the owe was worth two hundred per year. Making and all twelve hundred dollars for said six years support; which is hereby asked Roswell Chapman administrator with the will of said Moses Chapman decreed annex to allow and pay as a valid claim against the said estate.
The Sate of Ohio, Holmes County, s.s.
Before me a Notary Public me and for said county, personally appeared the foregoing named O.K. Chapman who after being first duly sworn, says that the foregoing claim against the estate of Moses Chapman deceased is just and true and that there are no offsets against the same: Excepting about the sum of due hundred and eighty dollars with some interest thereon the exact amount can be given by appoint, and further he saith not.
Sworn to by said O.K. Chapman before me and signed in my presence this 26th day of June A.D. 1873 as ____ my hand official seal
D. S. Uhl
I accept this account as a valid claim against said estate this day of A.D. 1873
NOTES: Will and Probate for Moses Chapman, son of Uriah Chapman/Sybil Cook of Palmyra, Pike, Penn. who settled in Holmes County, Killbuck Township, Ohio in 1822. He was my 3rd great grandfather. His executor was my 2nd great grandfather, Roswell Chapman.
Jack Chapman CFA member # 417
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