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I Richard Templin of the County of Warren and State of Ohio, being anxious to settle my worldly concerns, and to prepare for a better world, knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life, and being know of Sound mind and memory, God be praised for these blessings do therefore make and publish this my last Will and Testament.

Item 1st I Give and devise my Soul to Almighty God and my body to the Earth the common Mother of all mankind to be decently buried.

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my son Peter S. Templin my farm situate in Warren County and State of Ohio, on which I now reside and make him a General Warranted Deed for the Same and take his obligation secured by Mortgage on said Farm for Four Thousand Dollars to be paid by my son Peter to my other heirs, as follows, to wit, to my beloved daughter Caroline, one thousand dollars due in twelve months after my decease with interest as set forth in the Note payable to her. And the residue of the four thousand dollars to be divided equally between my children as follows, to wit Loyd Templin, Richard Templin (jun), Thomas Templin, Hannah Mount, Miranda Elzy, Caroline Templin and Peter S. Templin and Rebecca Sever, and Elizabeth and William Templin, children and heirs of Samuel Templin deceased, and equal share with the rest after deducting out of their shares amount charged against them on my book, and to Jonathan Templin and Elizabeth Huffman, I give and bequeath the amounts charged against them, the amounts they have received being equal to or more than equal to the others, to be paid as the same respectively become due in proportion to the amounts due each one.

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Caroline, the Gray Colt that she claims, 1 Milk Cow, 25 yard carpeting laying on the floor and which she made 3 Beds Bedsteads and Bed Linings, 1 rocking chair, 1 folding leaf table and 1 work stand, 1 washing kettle, all the poultry and my family Bible, and in addition to the above I give and bequeath to her a living and the privilege of making what she can while I live for taking care of and attending me.

Item 4th My son Peter is to pay me one third of all the grain raised on the farm I have deeded to him, which is to be applied to my support during my natural life the same has been doing heretofore, and provide for and take care of me out of my share of the proceeds of the farm.

Item 5th The residue of my property at my death, if any there should be, I desire should be sold, and after my funeral expenses are paid, be divided equally between my heirs as above named.

Item 6th I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend B. B. Getandanmer, Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby authorizing and empowering him to compromise release adjust discharge the debts and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower him to take charge of and settle all my business after my death in accordance with this my last Will and Testament. I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of January in the year 1858.

Signed and acknowledge by said Richard Templin as his last Will and Testament in our presence, and signed by us in his presence.

Richard Templin (Seal)


John C. Anderson

Edward Smith