Will of John Mast, born abt 1762, husband of Susannah Hoover
Case #600, Probate Court, Miami co, OH
In the name of God, Amen. I John Mast of the county of Miami, is the state of Ohio, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desireous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it may please God to call me home, 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 sout into the hands of the Almightly God, and my body to the earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors herein after named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid, I devise and bequeath as follows:
but first I will and order that my executor herein after to be named, shall sell and dispose at publick sale, all my personal estate, and also collect all monies and debts due me on notes or accounts as far as practicable.
I also further will and order that my said executor herein after named, shall sett and dispose of all my real estate. Both land and mill, proporte, situate lying and being in the Township of Union in the County of Miami and state of Ohio, to wit: in the east side as parts of section twentyeight, Township six, of range five, at publick sale to any person or persons, and on such sale or sales, my said executors as herein after named, an their having received payment, as having the payment secured to them shall convey unto the said purchaser or purchasers, a deed or deeds, sufficient in the law to secure the said premises to the purchaser or purchasers his or their heirs and assigns forever.
2ndly, I will and order that my executors as hereinafter named shall take and let an equal fourth part of thenett proceeds of both my real and personal estate to interest - which interest I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth Jones, widow woman, for her support during her life time, and is to be paid or delivered to her yearly by my said executors herein after, and that any receipts or writing witnessing the payment of such interest or profits to the said Elizabeth Jones and signed by her to Couert shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.
3rdly, I give and bequeath unto my son in law Frederick Yount and Mary, his wife, my second daughter and to her heirs one equal Fourth part of the said nett proceeds of all my said real and personal estate.
4th I give and bequeath unto Andrew Friend, John Friend, heirs of my third daughter Catharine Friend now deceased one equal fourth part of the said nett proceeds of my real and personal estate as aforsaid, which fourth part I will to be equally divided between those four heirs of my said third daughter Catharine, Share and Share alike.
5th I give and bequeath unto my soninlaw Jacob Curtis and Hannah his wife my fourth and last daughter and to her heirs, the remaining one equal fourth part of the said nett proceeds of all my said real and personal estate.
6th, I will and order my executors after the decease of y said eldest daughter Elizabeth Jones that they divide the nett amount of the said first equal shares to be distributed one third thereof to said Fred Yount and Mary his wife or her heirs, and one third part to the heirs of my third daughter Catharine Friend dec., and to be equally divided between the four heirs of her and the remaining third part to Jacob Curtis and Hannah his or their heirs.
And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Davis W Thayer and Henry Hoover to be sole executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this, and none ofther to be my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof, I John Mast, have to this my last will consisting of two pages set my hand and seal this fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.