JORDAN DRAKE - 26th January, 1831 - WARREN CO OHIO PROBATE COURT OCP BX73 #22
looks like a "p" in the name "Jepe" may be what I think is the way a
double "s" was written in that era. The name is probably "Jesse".
(No date of filing attatched)
(Some of left edge was cut off. Some were obvious, others not.)
In the name of God, amen. I Jordan Drake of Warren County, in the
of Ohio, beint weak in body, but sound and disposing mind, memory and
understanding, considering the certainity of death, and the uncertainty
?ine thereof, and being desious to settle my worldly affairs, and
be beter prepared to leave this world when it shall please God, to call
hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament
in manner and form following; that is to say.
First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty
God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of
family and after my funeral charges and debts are paid, I devise and
Bequeath as follows:
I give and bequeth unto my wife all my personal property which
I possess and likewise a comfortable living and support of the
during her natural life, and after her death, the said personal property
to be sold and divided equally among my children share and share
alike, to have, and to hold the same; to them, their heirs, and assigns
ever. And the share so as above given and devised to my said wife,
to be in lieu of her dower, in my real estate.
Item--I give and devise unto John Wesley Drake , my son, my plan
tation whereon I now dwell, lying contiguous to what is called Olive
meeting house, containing one hundred acres more or less to him the
said John Wesley Drake and his heirs and assigns in fee simple.
Last I constitute and appoint Jepe Drake and John Wesley Drake
my sons executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I Jordan Drake, have to this my will set my hand
and seal, this twenty sixth day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
Signed sealed and published and declared by Jordan |_Jordan Drake
Drake the above named testutor as and for his |___
last will and testament in the presence in the presence of us, |__
who at his request and in his presence have sub-
scribed our names as witnesses thereto.