Transcribed from SAMPUBCO copy by Scott Hufford, Brown County, Ohio, Will Book Vol. 8-2, page 41. ____________________________________________
John Glendenning's Dec'd Will
Brown County SS
Be it remembered that on this day that is to say the 12th day of August 1839 the last will & testament of John Glendenning was procured in court and proved by the oaths of Edward Francis and John Moore the subscribing witnesses thereto which will together with the proof thereof was ordered to be recorded. Said will and proof are in the words following to wit "In the name of God Amen I John Glendenning of Jackson Township Brown County Ohio on the 5th day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five being infirm and weak of body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof am desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and after my debts and funeral expenses are paid I devise and bequeath as follows. I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jennett Glendenning the full and entire half of the money that my farm I now live on will bring when it can be sold together with my house hold furniture and all my stock of beasts of every kind except the grey horse. I bequeath to my former daughter in law now Polly Hamlin one dollar. I bequeath to my second son Henry Glendenning ten dollars. I bequeath to my third child Eleanor Inskip ten dollars. I bequeath to my daughter Betsy Moore five dollars. I bequeath to my daughter June McKee five dollars. I bequeath to my daughter Martha Moore five dollars. I bequeath to my daughter Margaret Moore ten dollars. I bequeath to my daughter Elisabeth McCalgin one dollar. I bequeath to my daughter Ann Brody one dollar considering these last named two children to have got their shares at the time of their marriage I bequeath to my son William Glendenning the half of the price of my farm I now own when it is sold together with the grey horse I now own. Also all my farming utensils. These different bequests now mentioned in this will is to be paid out of my chattel property in the space of five years after my death and should this be found to be insufficient to pay the different legatees their legacies then and in that case my son William Glendenning is to pay the balance and should my wife Jennett Glendenning find it convenient I wish her to live with my son William Glendenning. I do make and constitute this to be my last will and testament reworking and annulling all former will or wills by me made confirming this and no other consisting of one sheet of paper I nominate and appoint William McCalgin and Edward Francis with my wife Jennett Glendenning to be administrators to this my last will and testament the day and year first written.
Signed sealed published and declared by me John Glendenning the above named Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto the day and year written on the first page
Edward Francis William McCalgin John Moore
This day came personally into open court Edward Francis & John Moore who being duly sworn depose and say that they believe the paper now produced to be the last will & testament of John Glendenning late of this County dead., that they saw him sign the same and hear him acknowledge it to be his last will and testament that he was of sound mind and memory at the time of doing so was more than twenty one years of ages and under no legal restraint.
Sworn & Subscribed in open court this 12th day of August 1839