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Last Will and Testament of


From Guernsey County Probate Court Will Book, pp. 85-86

Written 1823 February 2; recorded 1823 June 9

Transcribed and submitted by Scott Robert Cranston Anderson,
descendant of John and Thomas Cranston.

A.D. 1823 Febrary [sic] the 24 I John Cranston by the
blessing of God being of sound memory do have this as my
Last Will and Testament: Recommending my soul to God
who gave it and my body to the Grave it is my will my
son Wm. Cranston shall have the place I now lie on
being 82 Acres on 11 section R7. t9 in Oxford township
Guernsy [sic] County and alowing [sic] my wife shall be the man-
ager of all while she lives of said concern and all the
mooveable [sic] property allowing she shall discharge all my
debts and that in tree [sic] years she pay to Pegy [sic] my
dater [sic] and Nancy my daughter fifty dollars a piece [sic]
and I further alow [sic] that at her decease her two daughters
shall have all she has at that time my son John is to
have the full half of that Qr lying in section 5 R.7 t9
namely South side, and Archy my son the North side
once had at present by James Whitcraft my will is
that shall stay with his mother till he is 22 years of age
he must pay her 50 dollars if he gets the Land my son
James is to get one dollar my son tomy [sic] one dollar.

Witness John Cranston Esquire
Walter Graham Mary Cranston Executing
William Graham

The State of Ohio Guernsey County ss
At a Court of Common pleas held
at Cambridge within and for said county on the
ninth day of June Anno Domini one thous-
and eight hundred and twenty-three personally came in-
to the court Walter Graham and William Graham the sub-
scribing Witnesses to the aforesaid Last will and Testa-
ment of John Cranston, and severally made oath that
they did see John Cranston the Testator therein named
subscribe and acknowledge the same to be his Last
Will and Testament, and at the time of his so doing
he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and
disposing mind, memory and Judgement.


2001 July 28: First published here.

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