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The following WILL has been contributed by Elizabeth (Ross) Anderson
WILL of Robert Ross (1781 - 1843)
Tuscarawas County Will Book #1234 - Page 141

 The Last Will and Testament of Robert Ross of Washington Township, Tuscarawas County and State of Ohio. I Robert Ross considering the uncertainty of this moral life, and being of sound mind & thanking therefore the Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all previous wills by me made in manner and form following, that is to say, I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses as shall be owing by me at my death and all charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my will shall in the first place out of my personal estate and effect be fully paid and satisfied. Then I give and bequest to my two sons Joseph and James the land I now reside on to be divided according to quality and quantity- by their keeping their mother in suitable clothing, boarding, and lodging and providing for her wants as necessity may require. I further give and bequest to my oldest daughter Rebecca Anderson thirty three dollars & thirty three cents. I give and bequest to my second daughter Mary McCullough thirty three dollars and thirty three cents -I
give and bequest to my third daughter Martha Ann Gilmore thirty three dollars and thirty three cents. I further give and bequest to my two other daughters Isabella and Elizabeth Ross each one hundred dollars to be paid as follows (viz) my eldest daughter to have her portion five years after by decease. My second daughter to receive her portion one year thereafter. My third daughter to receive her portion one year after my second daughter's -my two other daughters to receive each fifty dollars, five years after my decease, and fifty dollar each one year thereafter to be paid by my two sons Joseph and James. I also request that Robert McCoy shall act as my Executor.-in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eighty hundred and forty three. Robert Ross Seal Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us who at his request & in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto

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