Will of James Murdock from Logan County Historical Society
This will was very hard to read, and had places where the paper had crumbled from being folded. I typed it out the way it looked to me on original. Notice at bottom, it has Harvy Murdock to James Murdock. Do you know what it could mean?
I James Murdock of the County of Logan and State of Ohio do make and Publish this my Last will and testament. I______first give and devise to my beloved wife the farm on which we now reside situate in the County of Logan and State of Ohio containing about one Hundred and six acres during her natural life and all the stock household good furniture provisions and other goods and__________which may be theon at the time of my decease during her natural life as a portion she however selling so much therof as may be sufficient to pay my just debts at the death of my said wife the realestate afore said and such part of the land personal property or the ______ Here of as may.
Then __________ __________ and ____ expende __________
devise to my daughters Francis ch _____________, dora isabel and there heirs if however either of my said two daughters should die before the decease of my said wife then the share of said property above devised to such deceased daughters is hereby devised and bequeathed to the surviving one if both of my said two daughters Frances and dorra isabel Murdock should die before the decease of my said wife Leaving my children Living at the decease of my said wife then I devise and Bequeath said property after the decease of my said wife to my step daughter Catharine Calla___(looks like Callahan) an my step son Abner Collins and their heirs I devise and Bequeath to my son Adrew Murdock one dollar and to my son Harvy Murdock one dollar and to my son A A Murdock one dollar and to my son Harrison Murdock one dollar and to my daughter Eliza Spargus one dollar and to my daughter Rebeca Mormon one dollar I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made in testamony which of I____ therefore set my hand and seal this fifth day of October in the year 1858.
Signed and acknowledged by said (Seal)
James Murdock as his last will and testament in our presence James Murdock______ and signed by us in his presence
Andrew Murdock ______________ck (Seal)
(signatures are different)
Mr James Murdock
New peters burg
Afore me they tho_________ M________ F E _ _ ary
To James Murdock
I hope I didn't make any typing errors. Let me know if you have any questions, or any input. I am still searching for my James.
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