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Will of Edwin Ellis
I Edwin Ellis of Hamilton Ohio being of lawful age and of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament
Item First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid out of my estate.
Item Second I hereby give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife absolutely all the residue of personal estate
Item Third I hereby give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Dorothea Ellis her heirs and assigns forever in fee simple all the real estate in Ohio and out of Ohio and the United States including my home and Lot at the corner of 4th and Buckeys Streets in the City of Hamilton Butler County Ohio On which I now reside and including also my entire interest whatever it may be in an estate or lands in Newfoundland and which I am now unable more particularly to describe. But on the following trusts and conditions that out of the net rents thereof and out of the proceeds of the sale thereof or either of them should my said wife sell the same or either of them She suitably maintain clothe and educate her children Clarissia Ellis and Edwin Ellis until they respectfully arrive at full age under the laws of Ohio Provided that if my said wife shall not at the time of her death have sold and disposed of said real estate then said real estate or so much of the same as may be unsold and not disposed of by my said wife at the time of her death, shall descend to and become the property in fee simple of our said children Clarissia Ellis and Edwin Ellis and provided further that if my said wife shall again marry not having sold or disposed of said real estate then said real estate or so much thereof as shall not have been sold or disposed of by my said wife at the time of her again marrying as aforesaid shall descend to and become the property in fee simple of our said children Clarissia Ellis and Edwin Ellis subject however to a life estate therein of my said wife:
Item Fourth. I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife Dorothea Ellis executrix of this my last will and testament and I hereby will and direct that my said executrix be not required to give bond as such executrix and that no inventory and appraisement of my personal estate be made. In testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of September A.D. 1876.
Edwin Ellis (Seal) Signed and acknowledged by said Edwin Ellis as his last will and testament ino0ur presence and signed by us in his presence Theodore Reutti, Henry L. Morey.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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