Last Will and Testament of Charles Warner
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all:
I, Charles Warner, of the township of Vernon in the county of Crawford, and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament:
Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, in lieu of the part of my estate to which she would be entitled by law, The interest of Three thousand dollars for and during her natural life. And I do direct my executor (to be herein after named) to put out at interest with proper security the said sum of three thousand dollars and to pay to her the interest thereon at such times as she may desire. And if the interest of said sum shall at any time be insufficient to support and provide my wife with the comforts of life, then and in that case my executor is directed to use so much of the principal of said sum of three thousand dollars as may be necessary to furnish such support and provide such comforts.
Item 2. I desire that all my debts shall be paid and that such personal property as I may have at my decease shall be sold at public sale by my executor.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to my sons Emanuel Warner, John Warner, George Warner, Jesse Warner, and Amos Warner and to my Grand Daughter Mary Catharine Waters the sum of fifty dollars each, to be paid to them by my executor.
Item 4th. I do give and bequeath to my beloved children, to wit: Emanuel Warner, John Warner, George Warner, Catharine Gingrich, Jesse Warner, Rachel Dicks, Amos Warner, and Mary Ann Cole, all of the balance of my estate after paying the charges, debts, bequests, and interest aforesaid, and the expense of administration, to be equally divided between my said eight children.
Item 5th. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son, John Warner, executor of this my last will and testament.
I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me.
In testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this nineteenth day of February, in the year 1868.
Signed and acknowledged by said Charles Warner as his last will and testament in our presense and signed by us in his presence.
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