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SALTONSTALL, Nathaniel Will made 8-1-1807, Probated 4-12-1808. Children, Polly and John Latimer Saltonstall. Witness: Hallom Hempstead, Gates Hempstead.
Book 1, Page 120

Note: Natnaniol Saltonstall was a Captain in Artillery Company from New London, Connecticut. Born in New London, 1727-married Rebecca Young- died in Marietta, Ohio in 1807. Ref: D.A.R. Lineage Book Vol 62, pg 4.

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SALTONSTALL, John Latimer Will made 2-6-1821, Probated July 1821. Sisters- Lucretia, wife of Giles Hempstead, and Nancy, wife of Rev. L. Lindsley. Witness; Dr. S.P. Hildreth, Lucretia Saltonstall and Lucretia S. Hempstead.
Book 2, Page 212

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SALTONSTALL, Lucretia Will made May 1823, no date for probation given. Children- Lucretia Hempstead and Lucretia Lindsley; grandchildren. Lucretia and Harriett Hempstead, William and Lucretia Hannah Lindsley (Lindley). Witness: Samuel Nixon, Samuel \Whipple.
Book 5, Page 129

Note: Cemetery record- Nancy Saltonstall Lindsley, daughter of Rev. Stephen Lindsley, died August 5, 1813, aged 5 years.

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SAMPSON, Cracker Of Kingston County, Plymouth, Mass. Will made 1-8-1806, Probated 7-21-1823. Wife, Rebecca; children Benjamin (a minor), Harriett, Rebecca, Luciy. Witness: John Gray, Samuel Stetson, Seth Perkins.
Book  5, Page 129

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SANDFORD (or SANFORD), Thomas James Harris Late  of Rotherham, County of York, England. Will made 9-12-1820, Probated 1825. Wife, Mary; son- Thomas Harris Sanford, land  in Buerton, Chester County, England; brother- Charles Samuel, Roberts Sanford of Masborough,  York  County, England; brother-in-law-Phiiip William Mackwcrth Yonge of Winson Green near Bingham, Warwick County, England, and Harriett Anne Maria his wife.  Witness:  Frederick Kean 38 Upper Temple Street, Bingham,  England, Frederick Mills, John Mason Guest Underhill.
Book 3, Page 485

Note: Thomas Sanford born Essex, England. Mary, his wife born in Yorkshire,  England, September 17, 1790, died Marietta, September, 1876.

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SARGENT, Winthrop Of Glouster, near Natchez, Mississippi Territory. Will made 10-11-1816, Probated December 1823. Wife, Mary; children- William Fitz Winthrop Sargent, and George W. Sargent to be educated at his own Alma Mater Cambridge; sister- Mrs- McMurray; Grandchildren of  his deceased sister Esther Ellery; friend- Lucuis Manlius Sargent and Jonathan Temple to have land in Ohio under the supervision of Benjamin Ives Gilman. Witness: Martha Provon, A. Brewer Thompson, Chauncey Pettibone. Will probated in Adams Co. Mississippi 1823.
Book 5, Page 493

Note:  Codicil- Sargent Harding and Sargent Gilman, sons of Gilman A. Harding and (nephew) Winthrop Sargent, Jr of Boston, respectively. Cemetery record-Rowena, daughter of General Benjamin Tupper, and wife of Winthrop Sargent   (secretary of  the Northwest Territory), born 1766-died 1799.

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SCHIEFFELIN, Jacob Of the City of New York.  Will made. 6-20-1829, Probated 1835. Wife,  Hannah; children- Richard L., Henry, Effingham, Jacob, Edward L., John L.,  Anna Maria S. (Ferris).
Book 5, Page 246

Note: He was born in Philadelphia 8-24-1747, Registered in the Lutheran Church of that City- married Hannah Effingham.

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SCHOONVER (or SCHNOOVER), Nicholas Administration (or will?) April 28, 1846. Wife, Sarah; children-Elizabeth, John, Lenoard, Charlotte, wife of John Rathbone, now living in Illinois, Emeline wife of John Finch, Rosetta Schoonover of Peoria, Illinois, children of his son Henry deceased, Adolphus, Alvin, Carolina and Asa Schnoover (last four named children minors.)
Book 9, Page 292

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SCOTT, Eliphalet Of Aurelius Tonwship. Will made 7-6-1850, Probated October 1850. Children-Mark E., James B., Charlotte Jane Scott. Witness: John Smithson, and John Smithson Jr. 
Book 8, Page 532

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SCOTT, John McM. Of Franklin County, Kentucky. Will made 8-26-1812, Probated 9-3-1814. Wife, Kitty; children- William Henry Harrison Scott to be educated under the direction of Governor Harrison, and the Honorable Harry Imes, Administrator: Matthew Scott.
Book 1, Page 27

Note: john Scott died in Athens County, Ohio.

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SCOTT, Obediah Administration 1832. Wife, Thankful; children-Celestine, wife of Nathaniel Fuller of Licking County, Ohio, Almira, wife of John Beach of Morgan County, Ohio, Tracey Scott a resident of Licking County, Ohio, Obediah, Jr., Hannah, James, Hiram, Rothens, Adline, Winchester, George Scott all residents of Washington County, Ohio.
Book 4, Page 595

Note: Almira (Scott) Beach, was married first to Samuel Cushing, Jr.

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SEAMON, Benjamin  Will made 4-13-1812, Probated 5-23-1812. Sisters- Mary (Atcheson), Susannah (Olney), Sarah (Craig), brothers-Samuel, Gilbert, Preserved; friends- Benjamin and Martha Nowell, Samuel Postlewaite and John Bowman of Adams County, in the Territory of Mississippi. Witness: Nathaniel Oliver, Gilbert Oliver and Jonathan Sprague.
Book 1, Page 201

Cemetery record- Louisana Seaman, daughter of Preserved, died September 15, 1812, aged 7 years.

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SEAMON, Gilbert Of Adams, Washington County, Ohio. Copy of this will states Probated at Marietta, Ohio 1-13-1800) He was probably a resident of Adams County, Territory of Mississippi at the time of his death. Wife, Martha; children- Gilbert, Preserved, Susanna, Sabra, Martha, Polly, Samuel, Benjamin, Benijah; grandson William, son of his daurhter Sabra. Withess: Enoch Ewing, William Davis, Stephen Frost.
Book 1, Page 36

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SEARS, Sarah Late of New York City. Will made 10-14-1805, Probated in New York 1806- authenticated copy to Marietta in 1806. Sister Rebecca, wife of John Blogges, Esq; daughters-Hester (Smith) and Rebecca (Sterrett); grandchildren- Peregrine, James and William Bordieu, sons of my late daughter Mary; Harriett Artemissa, daurhter of my late daughter Sarah Fandall. Witness: W.H.Smith, Julia Bloggs, Elizabeth Smith.
Book 7, Page 297

Note: Sarah Sears was the widow of Isaac Sears of New York City.

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SEELY, Thomas Of Waterford, Ohio- Will made 9-28-1827, Probated July 1829. Wife, Margaret; children- John H., Sarah A. (Dearborn) a minor, Abijah Thomas, Simeon F., Lucretia A.M., wife of E.S. McIntosh. Witness: David and Lavena Baldwin, Solomon F. Cogswell.
Book 4, Page 258

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SHAFFER, John Administration 1832. Wife, Polly; children- Peggy, Noble, Wealthy, Philip Cooper, and John Cooper Shaffer.
Book 4, Page 628

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SHARP, James  Will made 7-29-1818, date of probation not given. Wife, Kezie; children William Thompson, Esther, James Madison, John, Samuel, Louisa, George and Esther, James Madison, John, Samuel, Louisa, George and Joseph. Witness: Wm. Slocum, John Sharp, George Duilery.
Book 2, Page 84

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SHAPP, Peter Will made 10-16-1824, Probated March 1825. Wife, Mary; only child Eliza. Witness: Isaac L. Palmer, Benjamin M. Brown.
Book 3, Page 190

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SHEETS, Martin Of Grandview Township. Will made 6-14-1844, Probated September 1845. Wife, Sally; children John E., Henry J., Mary (Kiger), William, Nancy (Dye), Matthew, Priscilla (Dye), Anthony, Elizabeth J. (Dye). Witness: Elliott H. Collins, R.K. Ewart.
Book 7, Page 257

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SHELDON, Jeremiah Administration 1828. Wife, Olive; children- Jeremiah Fayette, William Washington Sheldon.
Book 4, Page 388

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SHEPHERD, Enoch Will made 8-22-1821, Probated Nov. 1821. States that his daughter Anna is to divide his property among the children of his first marriage, i.e. Esther, Enoch, Anna, Rhoda, Daniel, Larena, Luther, Huldah, Calvin. The children of his second marriage by his wife Margaret were Silas M., and Elizabeth G. Witness: Caleb Emerson, Emory Keyes, William Morris.
Book 2, Page 220

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SHERER, Jacob Administration July 1, 1853. Children- Elizabeth and Catherine of Marietta, Ohio, John C. and Rebecca A., of Madison Indiana.
Book 9, Page 579

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SHERMAN, Timothy Administration 1831. Heirs-relationship not stated, but presumably his children. Herman Sherman, residence unknown, Lyman Sherman of Sandusky, Ohio, Electa, wife of Daniel Loomis of Rochester, N.Y., Olive (Ward) formerly Sherman of Dresden, Ohio, Curtis Herman Sherman of Tupper's Plains, Meigs County, Ohio, Abel Sherman of Waterford, Washington County, Ohio, Wakeman Sherman of Morgan County, Ohio Uriah Sherman of Waterford, Washington, County, Ohio.
Book 5, Page 36

Note: Timothy Sherman was a Revolutionary soldier and was aged 58 years in 1818- his wife Polly was aged 64 in 1825. Wakeman, Uriah and Able and six other children all married. Soldier died in 1820.

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SHIPMAN, Joshua Late of Wheeling Virginia (now West Virginia)- Administration 1831. Wife, Eunice and minor children, not named.
Book 4, Page 517

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SHIPMAN, Joshua, Jr. Administration 1832. Heirs- his father Joshua Sr, and heirs of his father; Charles, Frederick, Julia, wife of Nathaniel Holden, Maria, Samuel, heirs of Eliza and Joseph C. Shipman.
Book 5, Page 43

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SHIPMAN, William H. Late of Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)- Administration 1831. Wife, Mary Anne; children-Susan, George, Anne, William.
Book 4, Page 521

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Administration 9-21-1854. Heirs- Mary M., Sarah J., William M., Jesse P., and Charles A. Sinclair.
Book 9, Page 573


SKINNER, William

Will made 4-25-1825, Probated April 1841. Wife, Mary; children- Charles S., David C., Sarah C. (Ward), William P. Witness: John P. Mayberry, Timothy Cone, A. Warner.
Book 6, Page 169

Note: William Skinner was born in Carlisle, Penna. February 1763, died at Harmer, Washington County, Ohio 1840.

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SLATER, Ellis Administration 1855. Heirs- David L., James W., Mary L., Emma J.
Book 9, Page 605

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SMITH, Hester Of New York City, widow of Paschal Nelson Smith, Late of New York City. Will made 9-19-1823, Probated in New York 12-14-1846, copy to Marietta March 1847. Nephews- John Aspenwall of New York City, Merchant; George Strong, Merchant; George W., and Isaac Sterrett,
sons of my deceased sister _____Sterrett; nieces- Mary B.,
Sarah Caroline, Harriett A., daughters of my deceased sister
_____Sterrett; Augusta (Dana) nee Sterrett, daughter of
my sister _____Sterrett; Harriett Artmire Randall; the
following persons are probably nieces but the relationship is not stated. Hester W., daughter of John & Rebecca (deceased) Blagg; to Juliana (surname not mentioned); to Susan Aspinwall, wife of John Aspinwall; to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of my deceased husband's brother Henry; to Ann Hadden, wife of David Hadden; To Grace Amelia Blagge; To Sarah S. Lockwood, now Sarah Deering; To Augusta, Hester and Juliana Blagge; to Rebecca Caroline Hamilton; to Sarah Platt. Witness: S. Plumb, Frederick W. Bishop, Eli Mix, 3rd.
Book 7, Page 466

Note: Will later states tha Hester, Juliana and Augusta Blagge were daughters of Rebecca Blagge.

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SMITH, Michael Will made 2-6-1845, Probated September 1845. Wife, Priscilla; children- Alexander, Daniel, Michael, Hannah, Jane and Emily. Witness: Edward Dawson, Benoni Williams.
Book 7, Page 247

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SMITH, Nathaniel Will made 4-15-1817, Probated May 1817. Wife, Jemima; children- Benjamin F., Nathaniel Augustus.
Book 2, Page 18

Note: "Died at Marietta on Sunday evening, Captain Nathaniel Smith, aged 25 years. His infant son also died at this time, and both were interred in one grave."

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SMITH, Paschal N. Late of Gallia County, Ohio. Will made in New York 11-4-1805, Probated 10-6-1836. WIfe, Hester; children- Harriett, William Templer, Georgiana, Augusta; nephews- Benjamin Strong, John Aspinwall.
Book 8, Page 510

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SMITH, WIlliam G. Administration 2-6-1850. Children- Elijah, Samuel, John (deceased), Mary, wife of Richard Patton, Huldah, wife of John Test. Heirs of son John (now deceased) are Hannah, wife of Jefferson Carroll of Gallia County, Ohio and Clarinda, wife of John Hearn of Gallia County, Ohio.
Book 9, Page 404

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SOLOMON, Isaac Will made 11-16-1847, Probated March 1848. daughters- Catherina and Margaret; granson Isaac Victor Solomon. Witness: Hamilton Cree, Hugh Brown, E. Battelle, Jr.
Book 8, Page 103

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SOUTHMAYD, Samuel Of watertown, Ohio (formerly of Litchfield, Connecticut. Will made 3-19-1810, Probated 10-6-1837. Wife, Dorcas; children Millicent (Scoville) deceased) her heirs to have land in Ohio, also land in Harpersfield, New York; Philander F; Samuel Southmayd, Dorcas (Dutton), Alma (DeForest). Witness: Uriel Gridley, John Byron (or Bryon), Daniel Brooks.
Book 5, Page 465

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SPEAR, Ebenezer Of Salem Township. Will made 1-2-1835, Probated March 1835. Wife, Polly; children- Daniel, Ebenezer, Jr., Susannah, Polly, Roxene and son-in-law Charles Spears. Witness: Wm. Crawford, Allen Close.
Book 5, Page 182

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SPRAGUE, Jonathan Of Adams Township. Will made 8-4-1838; Probated 8-ll-l838. Wife, Hannah; children-Elijah, Seamon, Benjamin Owen, Arthur Wayne, Jonathan, Johnway (deceased), Witness: Orrin N. Morris, Henry Rose, Andrew Allison.
Book 6, Page 42

Note: Elijah Sprague born 3-10-18I8, married 1st Henrietta Morris, 2nd Lydia A. Gray, Seamon born 4-3-1821, married Mary Deval. Benjamin Owen born 10-25-1824, married Lucinda Deval. Arthur Wayne, born 4-13-1795, married Lucinda, daughter of Allen Deval. Jonathan born 4-12-1804, married Melissa Smith. Johnway's children were- Joshua born 5-8-1793, married Phoebe Brown, Cynthia born 5-4-1797, married Washington Olney Dec 13, 1795. Oliver T.,  M riba born 8-23-1799-died 5-6-1816.

Mrs. Sabra Sprague, consort of Jonathan Sprague died Adams Township 5-12-1815.  She was nee Slemmons, born 4-30-1767 Nantucket, Mass; married Jonathan Sprague 9-18-1792. He married second Susanna Owens who died 10-6-1833, and third to Hannah Morris on March 6, 1834, she died 7-17-1867.

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SPRAGUE, Joshua Administration 6-23-1852. Wife, Phoebe (Ross), children- Oliver P. and Jonathan Sprague.
Book 9, Page 332

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SPRINGER, Jacob Of Warren Township. Will made 8-5-1830, Probated August 1830. Wife, Catherine; children- Susanna (Misner), Abigail (Pickford), Jane (Morris), Humphrey N., Jacob, John, Garrett, Peter.
Book 4, Page 358

Note: Jacob Springer was a Revolutionary soldier in the New Jersey Continental Line. Served under Capt Pratt. Born 1763.

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SPRINGER, Peleg Will made 9-25-1828, Probated April 1829. Wife, Sarah; children- Joseph, Clark, Harris, Albert, Lucy (Hudson). Witness: Broadberry Hutchins, Nathan Proctor, Samuel Woods.
Book 4, Page 231

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STANBERRY, Joseph Of Zanesville, Ohio. WIll made 5-4-1839, Probated November 1843. Wife, Ann Lucy; chldren- Eliza (Flanner), Harvey, Job, Ann Lucy (Pierce), Henry, Howard, Charles and Edward. Witness: Chas. B. Goddard, Willis Hawes.
Book 7, Page 6

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STANLEY, Timothy Will made 12-10-1818- Probated March 1819. Wife, Abigail; Children- Timothy (a minor), Abigail, Thirza, Eliza, Lydia (Newell), Mary (Kellogg), Julia (all the girls under 21 years of age). Witness: Caleb Emerson, James M. Bovet, Jacob Rice.
Book 2, Page 105

Note: Timothy Stanley died 2-14-1819 aged 47 years. Abigail, his wife died 8-4-1823, aged 48 years. Eliza their daughter died 8-14-1823.

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STANLEY, Daniel G. Of Fearing Township. WIll made 7-19-1852, Probated November 1853. Children- Lot Putnam, James Thomas, (daughters not named); adopted son George W. Putnam; adopted daughter Martha W. Cottrell; brother, James Stanley. Witness: Luther Curtiss, C.H. Stanley, Joseph Lankford.
Book 9, Page 334

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STANLEY, Thomas Of Salem, Washington County. Wll' made 3-1-1807, Probated May 1816. Wif e, Mixenda; children- Daniel Griswold, Thomas Ford, Francis Rouiandson, James, George W., Joseph, Anne (oldest daughter, a minor.), Betsey, Lucy, Clarissa, Cynthia, Sarah, Mary, Mix enda. Witness: Chas H. Martin, John Davis.
Book 2 Page 1

Note: Thomas Stanley was a revolutionary soldier- born 9-27-1762 at Wethersfield, Connecticut, son of Thomas and Mary (Francis.) Stanley. Married Anna Ford 11-27-1783, married second to Mixenda Nott. Soldier died March 14, 1816. REF: Summer's History of Washington County, Ohio.

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STEARNES, Amos Of Belpre, Ohio. Will made 2-16-1813, Probated April 1813. Heirs are his youngest brother Rufus, and his parents, Elias and Sarah Stearns. EXR'S: Aaron W. Putnam and brother, Asa Stearns. Witness: Charlotte S. Putnam, Julia H. Putnam and D. Loring.
Book 1, Page 232

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STEVENS, Abraham Of Waterford Township. Will made 1-20-1824, Probated October 1828. Wife, Rachel; children- John, Samuel (to have land in Morgan County, Ohio on Olive Green Creek), David, James, oldest daughter Delila (deceased) wife of John Perry; Sally, wife of Joseph Williams; children of daughter Amarilla and Nathaniel Chapman, her husband. Witness: Isaac Baker, Thomas Seely, Jr., John Seely, Jr.
Book 4, Page 210

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STEVENS, Peter B. Will made 4-4-1839, Probated July 1839. Only daughter Sarah Ann Catherine (Stephens); cousins- Peter Stephes of New York, Ephriam and Benjamin Snyder Stephens. Witness Borden Stanton, Olive and John Root.
Book 5, Page 571

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STEWART, Archibald Of Providence, Rhode Island. Will made 11-17-1803, Probated November 1843. Children- Charles and Jane, wife of Walter Lawrence; to Peggy Reed, a poor girl whom I brought from Ireland; to my brother Richard Stewart of Clare, near Belle Castle, County Antrim, Ireland; to the sons of my sister Rose Thompson's two daughters of Belle Mully, near Newton in the county of Londonderry, Ireland; to William Hutton, the son of my wife Austis; mentions that his son Charles is on a voyage to Batavia, and to have estate if he returns from this voyage.
Book 7, Page 8

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STILLE, Ebenezer Of Salem Township. Will made 7-10-1814, Probated April 1821. Wife, Esther; children mentioned, not named (all minors.) Witness: Dudley Davis, John True.
Book 1, Page 205

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STILLWELL, Elias Of New Haven, Connecticut. Will made 3-6-1813, Probated 8-22-1837. WIfe, May- following persons mentioned, probably children- Hezekiah Howe and son Ebenezer; Sally, wife of Amos Townsend; and Elias her oldest son; Hannah, oldest daughter of Hannah and Solomon Collins of New Haven, Connecticut. Witness: Robert Townsend, Asa Bradley, Eleazor Foster.
Book 5, Page 416

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STONE, Clarissa Will made 10-30-1813, Probated 6-23-1846. Nephews- Stephen, Daniel H., Charles and Sherlock Stone. Witness: Anies Spencer Nye, Mary M. Puertis.
Book 7, Page 344

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STONE, Joseph Of Union Township. Will made 9-27-1830, Probated October 1830. Children- Amanda, Collins, Vesta and Jasper (a minor); brother- Benjamin Franklin Stone. Witness: J. Cotton, William Stacey, John Stacey.
Book 4, Page 407

Note: Jasper Stone, was the son of Israel Stone who died about 1809 in Marietta leaving the following heirs- Sardine, B. F., Matilda (Smith), Jasper, Harriet H. (a minor), C. C. (a minor), and A. Stone (noted in Probate Record Book 1, Page 184.) "Amanda Stone lived in McConnellsville, Morgan County, Ohio. Collins, wife of Emerson Nash lived in Wheeling, W. Va., Vesta Stone resided in Wheeling with her sister.

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STURGIS, Russel Of Boston, Mass. Will made 12-8-1815, Probated October 1831. Wife, Elizabeth, children- Nathaniel, James, George W., Sarah Paine (Pope), Elizabeth (Sturges), Ann Cushing (Sturges). Witness: Timothy Dodd, Freeman Dodd, A. P. Hodkins.
Book 4, 254

Note: Mentions undivided land in Barnstable, Mass. held with his brother Thomas (now deceased) before 1822 according to the codicil of that date. Heirs of Thomas were his wife Elizabeth and children Nancy (Freeman) Martha (Calhoun) and Esther.

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