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Last Will and Testament of

John LaRUE

From Guernsey County Probate Court Will Book 3 p. 139

Written 1874 August 19; recorded 1878 February 9

Transcribed and submitted by Denise Ervasti.

In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:

I John Larue of Wills Township make and publish this my last will and testament;

Item 1st I give and devise to my beloved wife in lieu of her dower the farm on which we now reside, situate in Wills township Guernsey county Ohio, containing about one hundred and sixty one and one half acres, during her
natural life as long as she may remain my widow;

Item 2nd I give and divise to my son Samuel Larue the above farm as described above at the death or marriage of his mother Rebecca Larue, in consideration by paying the following sums of money viz;

To James Larue $250.00
" Stephen B. Larue 200.00
" Hamilton Larue 200.00
" Laban Larue 200.00
" Judson Larue 200.00
" Eli J. Larue 300.00
" John S. Larue 300.00
" Mary M. Larue 350.00
" Elizabeth Larue 350.00

Also in addition to the above to the following Heirs of Robert Larue deceased as the same may become of age

To Ada Larue $50.00
" Mary M. Larue 50.00
" Elmer Larue 100.00

Item 3rd I give and devise to my son Samuel Larue all my stock of all kinds, and all my farming utensils in my possession at this date Aug 19th, 1874 to use, sell, or dispose of as he may deem proper from the above date, in consideration the said Sauel Larue agrees to pay all taxes and improvents [sic] on said land described above. also the said Sauel Larue agrees to keep the family as it now stands in a good and substantial manner so long as they may remain together.

Item 4th I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Samuel Larue to be my executor of the my last will and testament. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 19th day of August A.D. 1874.

Signed and acknowledged
by said John Larue as John Larue
his last will and testament (his seal and signature)

in our presence and signed by us in his presence.

John Laurence
Seth Michener

Will of John Larue
No. 4301
Filed 5 Feb 1875 and recorded 9 Feb 1878 in the
Record of Wills, No. 3 page 139
Probate Judge E.C.Riggs in Guernsey County, Ohio.
Executors bond filed 31 May 1878 in No. 3 page 271.
Subscribing witness John Laurence (by William A. Laurence) and Seth Michener.


2001 October 5: First published here.

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