I Burr Reed of Warren Township, washington County, Ohio being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and not under any restraint, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
Item 1. I desire that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon after my decease as possible.
Item 2. I have heretofore given to each of my sons William, T. Jefferson, George and John the sum of one thousand dollars. I hereby give and bequeath to my son Aurelius S. the sum of one thousand dollars.
Item 3. I hereby give and bequeath to my daughters Evelyn Anderson and Sally Hannah the sum of five hundred dollars each.
Item 4. I hereby give and bequeath all the household goods of which I may die possessed to my daughters Evelyn Anderson and Sally Hannah, to be dived equally between them.
Item 5. I desire that within one year after my decease my executor herinafter named shall sell and dispose of, at private or public sale, at such price and upon such terms as he may deem advisable, all of my real estate and all of my personal property except said household goods and except a note held by me against my son George which if not sooner paid is to be held and collected by said executor out of my money coming to my son George from my estate. Out of the proceeds of the sale of my real estate and personal property herein provided for I desire and direct to be paid by my executor, first, my debts, funeral expenses and the costs and expenses of administering my estate, second, the legacies hereinbefore given and bequeathed of one thousand dollars to my son Aurelius S. Five hundred dollars to my daughter Evelyn Anderson and Five hundred dollars to my daughter Sallie Hannah, the remainder of said proceeds of said sale of my real estate and personal property herein provided for I hereby give and bequeath to my seven children William, T. Jefferson, George, John, Aurelius S., Evelyn and Sally, or their legal representatives, to be dived between them, per ______, share and share alike.
Item 6. Should any one or more of my children or their legal representatives, contest, or institute proceedings to contest, this my last will and testament, such action shall annul and avoid any and all gifts, legacies or devises given or granted by this will to such person or persons, and any and all money which under the terms of this will would otherwise be coming to such person or persons so contesting, or instituting proceedings to contest, this will shall upon such contesting, or institution of proceedings to contest, pass to and be paid to, and is hereby given and bequeathed upon such contesting or institution of proceedings to contest, to those of my said own children, or their legal representatives, who do not participate in such contesting or institution of proceedings to contest, to be diveded between them, per _____ share and share alike.
Item 7. I do hereby nominate and appoint Daniel B. Torpy of the City of Marietta, Ohio, executor of this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing and empowering him to bargain, sell, and convey by deed or other proper instrument of conveyance, at private or public sale, at such price and upon such terms as he may deem advisable, all of my real estate and all of my personal property except said househould goods and said note against my son George.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name to this my last will and testament, and publish the same, this 20th day of July A.D. 1895.
Whereas I Burr Reed, on July 20, 1895, made, executed, and published the foregoing will as my last will and testament and whereas since said date my said daughter Evelyn Anderson has died, leaving James Anderson, Sally Anderson, Annie Anderson, and Rosie Anderson her children, surviving her. Now therefore, I, said Burr Reed, hereby make and publish the following codicil to my said last will a nd testament. I do hereby revoke all gifts bequests and devises made in said Will to said Evelyn Anderson, and I do hereby give, bequeath and devise to said James Anderson, Sally Anderson, Annie Anderson, and Rosie Anderson shall have all a nd sigular the gifts, bequests devises, rights and proerty which said Evelyn Anderson would have been entitled to under said will had I died leaving said will, proior to her decease; and I hereby authorize and instruct my said executor to hold, in trust, all money and property coming to said four children of Evelyn Anderson hereunder with authority to invest the same so as to realize an income therefrom, as in his judgment is for their best interests, and to pay to teach of them his or her share thereof as they respectively came of age.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name to this codicil to my last will and testament, and publish the same, this 24th day of July A.D. 1897.
A. D. Follett
NOTICE TO NEXT OF KIN
Names of persons listed under Next of Kin:
James Anderson, Sarah Dole, Anna Anderson, Jeff Reed, Sarah Hanna, John Reed, Aurelius Reed and Rosa Anderson.
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