Will of John Fleming
Court of Common Pleas, August Term 1828, And now to wit. on the 16th day of August. The last will and Testament of John Fleming deceased is produced and proved on the oaths of Natian Baker and Matthew L. Fleming The subsenting witnesses to the same from whose testomony it appears that the said will was duly executed that tho testated at the time of executing The same was of full age and of sound mind and memory and not under any constraint which said will is ordered to be recorded. The testator not having named any executor on said will therefore Jane Fleming is appointed Administratrix with the will of the estate of said John Fleming deceased to give bond in $3.00 Nathan Baker & Matthew Fleming are accepted as securities.
Admin. sworn in open Court. Letters of Administration with a copy of will annexed issued on the 26th day of August 1828
In the name of God Amen. I John Fleming of the County of Muskingum and state of Ohio being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks to the almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First, It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid. Second I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Fleming the plantation on which we now live lying and being in said county and State aforesaid containing about one hundred acres during her natural life and all the stock horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and also all household furniture and other items not particularly named owned by me on said plantation except two beds and bedding, two cows and calves, during her natural life as aforesaid she however first disposing of a sufficiency thereof to pay my just debts as aforesaid and that at the death of my said wife the plantation hereby devised or bequeathed to her aforesaid to my three sons: Benjamin Fleming, Adijah Fleming and Eleazes Fleming and to their heirs and assigns forever Third I give and bequeath to my two daughters Mary and Sarah Ann Fleming the cows and beds mentioned aforesaid equally divided between them, also five dollars to be paid by my said wife to my son John F. Fleming making and annulling all other wills by me made, ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of June 1828.
Signed, published and declared by the above named John Fleming to be his last will and testament in the presence of us