Will of Eliphas Thrall - 1833

  • Posted on: 14 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

The will was made 21 August 1833. Eliphas died on 15 March 1834. The will was received and approved by the court 3 April 1834, but not recorded until 13 April 1843.1 The witnesses, Walter and Jesse Thrall, testified in court that Eliphas

was of Sound Mind and Memory of full age and not under any restraint to the best of their belief.

Paragraphing, absent in the original, has been added below.

Know all men by these presents that I Eliphas Thrall of Licking County Ohio being weak in body but of Sound Mind do make this my last will and testament in manner following to wit

First I ordain that all my lawful debts be paid

2d I give and bequeath all my household and kitchen furniture my mare Rate2 and her colt and half of my Stock of Cattle Sheep and hogs and the use of my brick house to my wife Mary during her life

3d I direct my executor hereafter named to give to my grandson Samuel Thrall Cooper (Son of my dear3 daughter Caroline) provided he lives with us or lives with my executor until he is twenty one years of age two hundred dollars at that time but provided he is put to learn a trade by the time he is sixteen years of age then when he is of age I direct that my executor give him one hundred dollars

4th My wife Mary is to dispose of the household furniture after my decease as she may choose

5th I give all the residue of my property both real and personal to my Son Eliphas R. Thrall and to his heirs and assigns forever Subject to the following Incumbrance that is he is to provide for and maintain my wife Mary in a suitable manner during her life.

6th I herby constitute and appoint my son Eliphas R. Thrall my executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of August AD 1833

Eliphas Thrall

  • 1. Licking County Recorder's Office, Newark, Ohio, in Deed Record Book N-N, pages 188-9.
  • 2. Unknown reference.
  • 3. or dec'd.=deceased?