David Counterman Will


This, the last will and testament of David Counterman, of Mercer County, Ohio.

I, David Counterman, being sick and as I believe near unto death, in the name and fear of Almighty God, do make and publish this, my last will and testament.

First, that after my death, I will that the funeral expenses and my doctor bill be paid.

Second, that all my just debt be paid.

Third, that all my chattel property I give and devise to my beloved wife Anne all my real estate during her natural life and after her death the property, both real and personal, to be equally divided between my beloved children, George Washington and Rachel Amanda and David Willson and Lucinda and Andrew Jackson, and to them only. Also, I will that my real estate remain undivided until the youngest heir be of full age, then to be equally divided between the children, my other children having had the portion that I allowed to them. I further will that my wife Anna and my son Jacob be and they are hereby authorized to execute and carry out the provisions of this, my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this third day of August, A.D. 1852.

David Counterman (signed and sealed)

In my right mind and in the presence of witnesses:

Jacob Y. Davis
Morris Errexson

[note: filed Aug. 20, 1852 and recorded Jan. 13, 1853]

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