Edmund Buxton Will
Transcribed by Daniel Buxton
Edmund Buxton Deceased
In appearing to the probate court that on the 26th day of September A.D. 1806 the last Will and Testament of Edmund Buxton deceased was duly admitted to probate and record in the court of Common Pleas of Hamilton County Ohio and the said Will was afterwards transferred by law to the probate court of said county and that the original record of said Will was destroyed in the burning of the court house on March 29th A.D. 1884 but the original Will endorsement thereon and the probate thereof upon the journal of said court were preserved it is now ordered by probate court an its own motion that the record of said Will be and the same is hereby restored from said original Will endorsement and probate as provided by statute in the words and figures following to wit: The State of Ohio Hamilton County S.S. Hamilton Common Pleas be it remembered that on the day and year afore said the last Will and Testament of Edmund Buxton late of this county deceased was this day duly presented to the court for probate and record in the words and figures following to wit.
In the name of God Amen I Edmund Buckston of the county of Hamilton state of Ohio being weak in body but sound of and perfect mind and memory blessed by almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Then first I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Lydia one third of my estate real and personal during her natural life. After my just debts funeral charges and other necessary expenses are paid and the use of the whole estate provided she brings up and educates my children. Charles, David, Moses, Jane, John M., Aaron and William McVay and laying up the walls of my present brick building and putting it under cover and in a situation that it shall not injure by the weather. Then second I give and bequeath unto my eight children above named my whole estate after the death of their mother to be equally divided amongst them. I do hereby appoint James Baxter of the county and state above mentioned my execution and my well beloved wife Lydia executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the nineteenth of July in the year of our lord One Thousand eight hundred and six. Edmund (X his mark) Buckston signed sealed published and declared by the above named Edmund Buxton to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and at his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same. Interlined before signed James Leyon, William Jones, and John Pryer.
The State of Ohio Hamilton County S.S. Be it
remembered that in the term of August personally appeared in open court James
Leyon, John Pryer two of the subscribing witnesses to the written Will who
being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they were present and saw the written
named Edmund Buxton sign seal pronounce publish and declare the written instrument
of writing to be his last Will and Testament and that he was of sound mind and
memory at the time of execution thereof and that they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto. Sworn in
open court the _ _ day of August A.D. 1806 John S. Yarro BLK. There upon on the same day James Leyon and John
Pryer the subscribing witnesses of the last Will and Testament of Edmund Buxton
deceased personally appeared in open court and were duly sworn and examined
according to law touching the due execution of said Will as appears from the
endorsement thereon as follows. Last Will and Testament of Edmund Buxton deceased.
Last Will and Testament of Edmund Buxton proven by oaths of James Leyon and Pryer to of the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is further ordered by the court that the said Will and probate thereof be recorded and the same is now done and that said Will have same force and effect as said original record.
Herman Goebel (This best guess autograph is hard to read)
This record obtained from Hamilton Co. Probate Court.