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APPENDIX A.

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WILL OF WILLIAM ARNOLD, SR.

I, William Arnold, Sen., of Greenville township, in the county of Dark, and State of Ohio, do hereby make, ordain, and publish this, my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

I have heretofore made advancements to my children in land and otherwise, as follows, viz:

To my daughter, Delilah, in land and money..........$500.00
To my son, Noah, in land and money..........$500.00
To my son, George, in land..........$500.00
To my son, John, in land..........$500.00
To my daughter, Mary, in money..........$500.00
To my son, William, in money..........$500.00
To my son, Jesse, in gold..........$500.00
To my daughter, Maria, in money..........$500.00
To my son, Henry, in money..........$500.00
To my son, Isaac, in land..........$500.00
To my daughter, Lydia, in money..........$500.00
To my son, James, in money..........$500.00

And I hereby declare that any other payments or advancements made by me to my said children, are not to be taken into account or reckoned against them in the settlement of my estate and distribution thereof among them. After my decease, I direct my executor hereinafter named to dispose of all my personal property not herein specifically bequeathed, at either public or private sale, and on such terms of credit or otherwise as he shall in his discretion deem most advantageous to my estate and until the same shall be disposed of as hereinafter directed, shall manage my real estate as he shall deem best for the interest of my legatees; and I further authorize and direct my said executor as soon after my decease as he in his discretion shall deem advisable for the interest of said legates, to sell at either public or private sale, all and singular real estate of which I may die seized, and on such terms of credit as he may deem advisable, hereby giving him full power to make all proper deeds of conveyance in fee simple therefor to the purchasers thereof. And I also direct him without delay to collect all outstanding dues coming to me, hereby giving him full power and discretion to compromise and compound with any of my debtors, as if the said claims were his own personal property.

Out of my personal property, I direct to be given to my daughter, Lydia, one good bed, bedstead and bedding. All the residue of my personal estate, as the same shall be converted into money, and the rents and profits of my real estate and the proceeds of the sale thereof, when sold as the same may accumulate in his hands after payment of my debts, if any, and any other charges and expenses of my last illness and burial, I direct him form time to time to distribute to my heirs at law in the following proportion, to-wit: To my daughter Delilah, one equal twelfth part, to my son George, one equal twelfth part, to my son John, one equal twelfth part, to my daughter Mary, one equal twelfth part, to the children of my son William, one equal twelfth part, to my son Jesse, one equal twelfth part, to my daughter Maria, one equal twelfth part, to my son Henry, one equal twelfth part, to my son Isaac, one equal twelfth part, to my daughter Lydia, one equal twelfth part, to my son James, one equal twelfth part, and retain one equal twelfth part for himself.

I hereby appoint my son Noah Arnold executor of this Will, and in the case of his decease or refusal to accept said trust, I appoint my son Jesse Arnold executor thereof, either of whom on acceptance of said trust are hereby vested with all the powers, rights and authority in this Will conferred on my executor.

In faith whereof, I have hereunto set my hand the 21 day of September, 1871.

[Signed.]
WILLIAM ARNOLD.

Executed by said William Arnold, Sen., as and for his last will and testament in our presence and by us attested in his presence and at his request.

[Signed.]
HENRY ARNOLD.
JOHN WHARRY.

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