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ABORN, Lowry Of Providence, R. I.  Will made 1-10-1830, Probated 3-22-1830 (In Rhode Island). Mentions: wif, Sarah; Children: Mary Barrows Greeno, wife of Ronedad Greeno; William Henry Aborn; Ann Louise Spencer, wife of Christopher V. Spencer; Lowry Washington Aborn; Sarah Tucker Aborn; Charles Bowler Aborn; James Anthony Aborn. Witnesses: Benjamin Aborn, Thomas F. Carpenter, Philip Crapo. 
Book 9, Page 357
ADDIS, Thomas Of Adams Township. Will made 4-10-1852. Mentions Jonathan, Jesse and Rebecca Addis; Eliza Ann and Sonnie Gassell; Betsy and Joseph Simons.
Book 9, Page 192
ALEXANDER, Andrew Of Union Township. Will made 2-8-1815, Probated 3-15-1815. Mentions: wife, Margaretta; Sons-James and John. Wit: Benjamin F. Stone, Elijah Warren, Rewett Varnum. Executors: Banjamin F. Stone, James Alexander.
Book 1, Page 280
ALEXANDER, James Of Union Township. Will made 8-11-1829, Probated October 1829. Mentions: Step-Mother, Margaretta, brother, John. Witnesses: Lyman Stacy, William Stacy, Benjamin F. Stone.
Book 4, Page 387
ALGER, Preserved Will made 4-27-1821, Probated July 1821. Mentions: wife, Cynthia Catherine; daughter, Cynthia. Witnesses: Amos P. Harvey, Leonard Foster.
Book 2, Page 214
ALLEN, Magdalene Will made 3-14-1831, Probated May 1831. Mentions: sons, Jackson and Andrew Allen; granddaughter, Claris, First child of Polly Allard; daughters Polly Allard wife of Reuben Allard, Betty Bartlett, wife of William Bartlett and Louisa; also another son David Allen.
Book 4, Page 440
ALLISON, Hugh Will made Jan. 13, 1824, Probated Jan 1824. Mentions: sons, William, Robert, Hugh, Jr., and Andrew Allison; daughters, Polly, wife of Frederick Davis, Betsey, wife of Morgan Wood, Sally, wife of John Morris; Grandchildren, Eliza, Sally and Betsey, children of daughter Alice (or Agnes) late wife of Elijah Davis; Sally, Polly and Asubah, children of daughter Hannah, late wife of Daniel Owen. Witnesses: Sardine Stone, Charles and Hester Allison.

Note: Hugh Allison was a Revolutionary Soldier who moved to Lowell, Ohio in 1798. He was born in Virginia in 1747, son of Robert Allison, who was born in Ireland and died in Virginia in 1800, aged 104 years.

Lt. Hugh Allison married Sally Scott (1757-10-18-1823). Lt. Allison died August 18, 1824.
AMES, Cyrus Of Belpre, Ohio. Will made 9-8-1847, Probated October 1847. Mentions: sons, Cyrus, Jr., &CH Charles R.; daughters, Abigail, wife of Charles H; Brough, Susan Ames and her children William and Azuba; Daughter-in-law, Mary, wife of Charles R. Ames, Sarah, wife of Cyrus Ames, Jr. Witnesses; William Pitt Putnam, William W. Rathbone.
Book 8, Page 50
ANDERS, Joseph Of Harmar City, Ohio. Will made June 1852. No mention of heirs. WItnesses: Douglas Putnam, F. F. & M. A. Wiliams.
Book 9, Page 187
ANDREWS, Robert Will made 7-30-1823, Probated November 1823. Mentions: wife, Electra; brothers, Philander, Jared and Gideon (deceased). Gideon's share to go to his children; newphe Alanson Devereaux. Witness: Samuel and Anne Beach.
Book 2, Page 444
ANDREWS, Samuel Will made 1827. Mentions: wife, Betsy; Children, Hannah M. Samuel, Richard, Polly and Hetty Andrews. Note: All children minors.
Book 4, Page 208
ATKERSON, Samuel Of Fearing Township. Will made 3-14-1850, Probated March 1850. Mentions:  children, Hannah Waite, William, Samuel, Ann, Elizabeth, Frederick, Maria, wife of Asa Perkins, Margaret, wife of Joseph Hall, Elizabeth, wife of William Kelly; Others whose relationship is not stated. Bedford Croy and Edith Morris. Witness: John Collins, Charles Yeo.
Book 8, Page 380
AYLES, David Of Aurelius Township. Will made 3-23-1836, Probated April 1850. Wife, Susan; children, Betsey Pugh, Elias Ayles, Hannah Low, Louisa Eitts, Palm or Paton Ayers. Witness: James Palmer, Thomas Flanders, Jr.
Book 8, Page 401
BAKER, Samuel Of Waterford, Ohio-Physician. Will made 9-30-1805, Probated December 1805. Wife, Rhoda; children, Isaac, Seth, Samuel, Rhoda and Sally. Witness: Joseph Frye; Rebecca Culver, Anthony McCandlish, Robert Oliver. Executors: wife, Rhoda and William Gray.
Book 1, Page 58
BARBER, Levi Will made 11-19-1822, probated May 1833. Wife mentioned but not names; children, David, Elizabeth, Austin and Levi, Jr. Witness: James Whitney, Timothy Cone, David Barker.
Book 5, Page 2
BARSTOW, Isaac Of Newport, Ohio. Will made 1826, probated 1827. Wife, Frances; children , Cynthia and Adaline. Note: mentions his land in Mobile, Alabama.
Book 4, Page 95
BEEBE, William Will made 1832. Mentions: Mary Blizzard, wife of Brooks Blizzard, she was formerly the wife of William Beebe, deceased.
Book 50, Page 5
BELL, Frederick Will made 4-12-1834, probated Oct. 1834. Children, Nathan (oldest son), William, Margaret, Maryon, Elizabeth and Jane (?). Witness: Robert and Matthew Henry.
Book 5, Page 143
BELL, James   Of Salem Township. Will made 7-18-1850, Probated 2-28-1853. Wife, Margaret; children, James, Jr., Katharine, Margaret (Jackson, Alison (Carlin), Betsey (Hall). Witness: R. Crawford, Wiliam P. Skinner.
Book 9, Page 357
BENEDICT, Levi Will made 8-4-1824, probated October 1824. Wife, Charlotte and child unborn; nephew, George Benedict. Witness: Joseph Barker, John Stone, William H. Browning.
Book 3, Page 156
BENT, Daniel Will made 1-11-1828, probated May 1828. Wife, Elizabeth; Children, Lewis, Lucy, Nahum, Dorcas D., and Susan Oaks. Witness: George Dona, Susan Oaks.
Book 4, Page 130
BERKINSKA, Polly Of Belpre, Ohio. Will made 6-23-1849, Probated April 1850. Sisters, Lucretia Root and Sally Polly; Others, relationship not mentioned, Sarah Maria Hubbard, Diantha Jane and Lucy Dorcas Rosecrans, Lydia Goss. Witness: Benjamin F. Stone, Alva S. Hubbard.
Book 8, Page 404
BINEGAR, Jonathan Will made 7-15-1850, Probated Oct. 1850. Children, John W. and Margaret Ann (Fleming). Witness: Richard Scott, John L. Smith.
Book 8, Page 512
BIRD, Clarence Of Troy, N. Y. Will made 12-1-1825, Probated Dec. 1828. Heirs, David Buel, Jr. of Troy, N. Y. and William Bird of Black Rock. Witness; D. Buell, Ed E. Coe, Henry F. Baynes.
Book 4, Page 320
BIRD, John Of Troy, N. Y. Counsellor-at-Law. Will made 4-20-1805, probated May 1845 in Harding County, Ohio. Wife, not named; Son, Clarence, also mentions a second son under 14 years of age living at Burlington, Vermont. Other named in will, Col. Albert Pawling, Ebenezer Wilson, Benjamin Smith, John Hampden. Witness: Moses Hale, Stephen Barnes, Isiay Marble.
Book 7, Page 357
BIRD, Seth Of Litchfield, Conn. WIll made 11-27-1804, Codicil 2-8-1805, Probated March 1846. Children, Minerva, wife of James Stoddard, Sarah, John Herman. Codicil: To Angelina Sperry, who has lived with me since infancy. Witness: William Rea, Rhonda Farnam, Uriel Holmes, Jr.
Book 7, Page 354
BOSTON, Michael Will made 12-25-1844, probated April 1845. Wife, Rachel; Children, Katharine, Mary, Lovina, Rachel Elenor, John, Michael. Witness: Richard Scott, Isaac Thomas.
Book 7, Page 142
BOSWORTH, Deborah T. Wells Administration dated Dec. 1853. Husband, Daniel P.; Children, Henry Martin, Daniel P. Jr., Frank Huntington and George Wells Bosworth.
Book 9, Page 494

Note: Deborah Bosworth was heir to lands in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, inherited from her father and mother the late Martin and Deborah Wells.
BOSWORTH, Joseph Of Marietta, Ohio. Will made 7-9-1828, Probated April 1830. Daughter, Mary Babcock; Grandchildren, George Claghorn and Sarah Babcock Bosworth, and Sarah Bosworth Fearing. Witness: John P. Mayberry, David Barber.
Book 4, Page 322

Note: Joseph Bosworth married Mary Winslow, daughter of William Winslow of Wareham, Mass, June 11, 1766. They settled in Marietta, Ohio with their daughter Mary, who married Joseph Babcock. Joseph Bosworth was a Revolutionary Soldier, the son of Deacon Jos. Bosworth and his 2nd wife Sarah Cobb. He was born Halifax, Mass 11-15-1765, died Marietta, Ohio May 6, 1830. Ref: Bosworth Genealogy by Mary B. Clark, Part 5, pg. 638.
BOSWORTH, Sala Will made July 23, 1823, probated Nov. 1823. Wife, mentioned but not named; Children, Charles, Daniel Perkins (a minor), Sala, Jr., John William, Amanda, Clarissa, Deborah, Selina. Witness: Thomas Broadhurst, Alfred Mayhew.
Book 2, Page 440

Note: Sala Bosworth died October 12, 1823, aged 58 years, buried Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio; Deborah T. his wife * errata - this should be wife of D. P. Bosworth, born Feb. 10, 181_, died 1845; Charles S. Bosworth, died May 14, 1843; Sala Bosworth, Sr., A Revolutionary soldier (Massachusetts in the Revolution, Vol 2, Pg 382) born Halifax, Mass, March 11, 1764, Married Rebecca Perkins Feb. 21, 1788 at Plymouth, Mass; died March 27, 1847, buried McConnellsville, Ohio.
BOWEN, William Of Providence County, Providence, R. I., Will made 12-20-1831, Probated October 1835. Children, Elizabeth (Amory), Sarah (Skinner), Harriett (Morris), Maria, wife of John Whipple; Grandson, Wm. C. Bowen. A bequest to Thomas Burgess of Providence, relationship not stated. Exr's: Henry Bowen, Wm. Halroyd, James M. Halyrod.
Book 5, Page 250
BOWERS, Henry Of New York City. Will made 12-26-1799, Probated 1841 (or 1845). Wife, Mary; Children, John M., Rebecca, Harriet; Father-in-law, John R. Meyer, Brother-in-law *errata, this should be son-in-law, James C. Duane. Witness: John S. Henry, Abraham Skinner, Thomas Doyle.
Book 7, Page 245
BRADFORD, Robert Will made 1-24-1820, Probated May 1823. Wife, Louise; Children, Samuel Adams, Robert, Jr. Otis L., Sally, Sophia. (Sally was the wife of _____Pier.
Book 2, Page 387

Note: Robert Bradford was a Major in the Revolutionary War; born 1750 Plymouth, Mass; married 1st to Keziah Little; buried at Belpre, Ohio. He was a direct descendant of Governor Bradford. Ref: Hildreth's History of Washington County, Ohio.
BRIGGS, Zadock Of Adam, Washington County, Ohio. Will made 4-26-1822, Probated 11-25-1823. Wife, Sally; Children, Henry, Anselfm, Zora, Marcus, Franklin, Sally; Polly. Witness: Sardine Stone, William Davis.
Book 2, Page 430
BRITTON, James Of Fearing Township. Will made 12-15-1832, Probated February 1833. Wife, Sarah; Children, Nathan, Levi, John and Jane. 
Book 5, Page 3
BROUGH, Bridgett (Late Bridget Cross of Marietta) Will made 4-1-1822, Probated July 1822. Husband, John; Daughter, Mary, wife of John Baker of Dutchess County, N. Y. Witness: F. A. Jett, Thomas Jett, Fannok Bryan.
Book 2, Page 254

Note: Mary Brough wife of John V. Brough, a native of Great Britain, died Sept. 7, 1807, aged 48 years. She was the mother of Governor Brough, and was buried in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio. Children of John Brough were John, Charles H., William P., Mary Ann and Jane (wife of Hugh Ferry.) Bridget Brough, second wife of John Brough died 4-26-1820.
BROWN, James Of Providence, R. I. Will made Nov. 20, 1856, Probated June 1837. Sister, Sarah Herreshoffe and her children; Newphe, John Brown Francis of Warwick, Kent County, R. I.; Nieces, Sarah B. Ruggles, Anna Rosa Mason who were the children of his deceased sister Alice Mason. Witness: Thomas P., Moses Brown and Robert H. Ives.
Book 5, Page 580
BROWN, Nicholas Of Providence, R. I. Will made 5-3-1828, Probated November 1842. Wife, Mary B.; Children, Ann Brown Francis, wife of John B. Francis, Esq., John Carter Brown, Nicholas Brown; Newphes, Moses B and Robert Hale Ives; Granddaugthers, Abby Francis and Ann Brown, children of John Brown Francis, Esq. and Ann Brown Francis (his deceased daughter.) Grandson, Nicholas Brown, son of Nicholas Brown, my oldest son, now living in the city of New York; Sister-in-law, Amy Brown Steele; Sister, Mrs. Hope Ives; to Friend, Partner and Brother-in-law, Thomas P. Ives, Esq., To Mrs. Sarah Balles and her son Nicholas Brown Balles (relationship not stated.) Witness T. B Fenner, S. R. Rathbond, D. W. Vaughn.
Book 6, Page 382

Note: Nicholas Brown was the Founder of Brown University or as it was once known Rhode Island College.
BROWNING, William R. Of Belpre Township. Will made 6-3-1850, Probated June 1851. Wife, name not mentioned; Children, Sophis, Joseph W., William (this son was to receive land in Mercer County, Ohio) Nephew, Archer Browning; Grandson, William B. Knapp; Cousin, James Smith of Philadelphia. Witness; Josiah Henderson, George W. Henderson.
Book 8, Page 857
BRUMPTON, Robert Will made 4-30-1793, Probated March 1836. To a friend, James Patterson of Marietta, Ohio. Exr's: S. Barnes, N. Hunkley, Wm. Burndon.
Book 5, Page 290

Note: He was a sergeant in Capt. Haskell's Co., U. S. Army.
BUCKLEY, Thomas Of New York City. Will made 4-30-1841, Probated March 1847. Wife, Anna, Children, John L., Phineas H., Mary Ann (Wood), Jane L. (Buckley); Grandchildren; Mary Ann and Walter R. Wood, Edward M. and Ann M. children of my deceased son Effingham L. Buckley. Witness; John C. Merritt of New York City, Wm. H. Powell, Thomas G. Stevens.
Book 7, Page 468

Note: Authenticted copy of above will sent to Marietta, Ohio in March 1847.
BUELL, Daniel H. Will made 10-12-1843, Probarted Nov. 1, 1843. Wife, Theodosia; Mother, Siba (or Liba) Buell; Children, Mary Elizabeth, Susan (Ward), Edward Wyllys, William Hall, Henry Joseph, Charles Ferdinand Buell, Witness; Charles Shipman, Weston Thomas.
Book 7, Page 13

Note: Siba (or Liba) Buell was the daughter of Daniel Hand of East Guilford, Conn, and the wife of General Joseph Buell. She died at Marietta, Ohio aged 63 years. Phoebe, consort of Daniel H. Buell died 1-2-1829 aged 39 yrs. Daniel H. Buell, Esq., died 10-12-1843, aged 53 years. Theodosia, daughter of William and Eunice (Fotte) Hall, was the second wife of Daniel H. Buell. She was born in Cochester, Conn, died at Marietta 1-27-1875, buried Mound Cemetery. General Joseph Buell, father of Daniel H. Buell was born Killingsworth, Conn. 2-16-1763, died at Marietta, June 13, 1812. He came to Marietta (Fort Harmar) May 6, 1786-A State senator 1803-5, buried Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio.

Ebenezer Buell, native of Killingsworth, Conn, born 1726, died 1802, He was either an uncle or grandfather of Daniel H. Buell.
BUELL, Timothy Will made 11-27-1830, Probated March 1837. Mentions a wife (his third). Also, mentions there were children by each of these wifes, but only one is mentioned, William P. Buell. Witness John R. Gilmore, Eleanor Chambers Parker.
Book 5, Page 358

Note: Sally Buell, wife of Timothy, died 8-2-1811, aged 32 years. Timothy Buel died 2-6-1837, aged 66 years; Roswell, son of Captain Timothy Buell died 6-29, 1814, aged 19 years.
BULKLEY, Roger Of East Haddom, Colchester County, also live in New London, Conn. Will made 8-4-1819, Probated May 1817. Wife, Mary; Children, Benj. R. Geishom, Roger; Grandchildren, John A, Augustus W., Elza L, Caroline and Aureila Burlkey. Witness; James Otis, John Ishom, Ralph Ishom.
Book 9, Page 268
BULLARD, Susan B. Administration, May 10, 1852. Talbert Bullard of Indianapolis mentioned as the guardian of infant children, Frank C. and Henry T. Bullard.
BUNDY, Benjamin Will made 3-20-1853, Probated 3-28-1853. Wife, Rachael; Children, Thomas, Jr. and others not mentioned. Witness; Joseph Penrose, Evan Smith.
Book 9, Page 376
BURCH, Ephriam Administration made in 1826. Children, Mahala, Mary, John and Thersey (?).
BURLINGAME, Christopher Will made 6-15-1841, Probated October 1841. Daughter, Charlotte H., wife of John Bennett Burlingame; Friend, Douglas Putnam, the money received from his pension as soldier in Revolutionary War. Witness: Seth Hart, Clifton Hodley.
Book 6, Page 249

Note: Christopher Burlingame, a Revolutionary soldier was born in Providence, R. E. in 1753, died 7-12-1841, married Susanna Putnam in 1787. Their children were, Susannah, Persis Maria, Martha, Elizabeth, Lucy Sarah, Edwin, Rufus P., John Bennet, Chrostopher, Jr., and William. Ref: Year Book of Ohio Society, 1897 also Official Poster of Revolutionary Soldier buried in Ohio.
BURLINGAME, Susanna Will made Nov. 11, 1837, probated October 1840. Husband, Christopher; Father General Rufus Putnam; Son, John B. Burlingame. Witness; Wm. R. Browning, Sophia Browning.
Book 6, Page 116
BURNSIDES, Patrick Administration of Estate, March 1825. Heirs, William, Susanna, Ephiriam Burnsides; Nancy (his widow); Betsey and Susannan children of John Burnsides, deceased, Charlotte DeBolt and William DeBolt her husband.
BURRIS, John Of Grandview Township. Will made 12-29-1848, Probated July 1850. Wife, Eleanor; Children, Benjamin, Van, Swearingen, Stancile, Martin, John, David, Martha, William, Nancy Elizabeth and my youngest daughter Lovina, my present wife's child. Witness; John Green, Jr., James B. Davis.
Book 8, Page 548



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