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Will of Thomas Westlake
Book C page 356, Gallia Co., Ohio

Gallia County
Be it Remembered that at a court of Common Pleas held at the _____Court house in the town of Galliapolis within and for the said county of Gallia on the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-eight the last will and testiment of Thomas Westlake late of said county of Gallia ______ ___ presented for probate ____ whereupon Joseph Fletcher and David Fletcher the two Publicking(?) ____ ____ came before the court and after being duly sworn _____ that they were present when the said ____ signed and acknowledged the same to be his last will and testiment that they believe he was of sound mind memory and understanding at the time of signing and acknowledging the same and that they signed three names as witnesses thereto in the presense of ____ the request of the testator wherapon the said will is proved approved and allowed as the last will and testamint of the said Thomas Westlake ____ and ordered to be recorded and which said will is in the words and ____ following ____.
"In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Westlake of Green Township Gallia County and State of Ohio considering the mentality of the life being in a low State of health, but of sound mind and memory, blessed be the almighty God for the same after commanding my soul into the hands who gave it. I do hereby, make and publish this my last will and testiment in manner and from following (____) 1. I give to my beloved wife Mary Westlake all my personal property of every kind with the dwelling house in which I now live in during her natural life 2. I give unto my eldest daugher Elizabeth Bird the sum of one dollar. 3. I give to my second Daughter Sarah Cherrington the sum of one dollar. 4th I give unto the heirs of my Eldest Son Thomas Westlake the sum of one dollar 5. I give to my third son Joseph Westlake the sum of fifty dollars 6th I give unto my son James Westlake (my forth son) five dollars 7th I give unto my fifth son Welling Westlake the sum of one dollar 8th I give to my third daughter Nancy Bosworth the sum of one dollar. 9th I give to my youngest daughter Mary Gilbreath the sum of two cows. 10 I give to my ____ Son Samuel Westlake the plantation of which I now live being the east half of the N. E. quarter of section No. 11 Township No. 5 Range 15 upon the following conditions he is to have the free company of the same during his natural life then to _____ the property of his ____ in fee simple forever. but if in the course of nature it should happen that the said Samuel should die before the (I think these next words may of been crossed out) Hannah Westlake wife of said Samuel then and in that case, she is to have her support from said plantation during the time she shall remain his widow, but should she marry then said support to cease the said Samuel Westlake is bound by this my last will to support us his parents Thomas & Mary Westlake with sufficient Clothing and Provisions during our lives and when time shall be no more with us to give us a decent burial the said Samuel is also Bound to pay the above mentioned Sum in eight years from the date of this my last will and testiment I do hereby Consatute and appoint James Gilbreath and Joseph Westlake my Exectors of this my last will and testament revolking all former wills by me made in ____ where of I have here___ let my hand & Seal this 28th day of November AD 1827--
Signed & Sealed in presnce of Thomas Westlake -seal-
Joseph Fletcher
David Fletcher
[As transcribed by Lil Heselton]

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