From LDS files of Lois C. Meyer:
(Caution - transcription of a transcription)
WILL of - MATTHEW McCLURKIN
In the name of the benevolent father of all, I Matthew McClurkin, of Prebble County, Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
First, I give and devise and bequeath to my sons, James and John, each one dollar $1.
To my daughters, Uatherine (Catherine) Faris, and Agnes Adkins, each one dollar $1.
Second: I will and bequeath to my son, Joseph McClurkin $280.
To my son Archibald McClurkin, $100 and also my wearing apparel at my decease.
To my daughter, Jane Hamilton, $200 and one feather bed.
To my daughter, Isabella Loudon, I give and bequeath $200.
Also to my daughter, Letitia Miller, I give and bequeath $100, and
To my daughter, Mary Ann Martin, I give $100.
Third: And to my daughters, Jane Hamilton and Isabelle Loudon, I give and bequeath all my property and effects not named in this instrument and remaining unexpended at my death.
Fourth: I do hereby nominate and appoint Joseph McClurkin, and Archibald McClurkin, excutors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing them to adjust and settle all claims against me and to collect all claims due me, and to pay the same over according to this my last will and testament.
In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this eigth (8th) day of April, eighteen hundred and forty-seven. (April 8, 1847)
Signed: Matthew McClurkin
Witnesses: James Tuttle
Adam Spiney (or Spivey)
Written: 4/8 1847
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