Will of Jacob Baker
Clark County, Ohio
Will Book A, page 59
Date of Will, September 17, 1821
Date of Probate, October 1, 1821
In the Name of God, Amen, be it remembered that I, Jacob Baker, Senior of German Township, Clark County, State of Ohio, being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory and mind, Blessed be 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, after my just debts are paid, I give and bequeath unto my son, Philip Baker, three hundred dollars. I then give and bequeath to my son Henry Baker, the one fifth of my land supposed to be ninety-six acres, more or less, the one third bottom and the two thirds upland, including the improvements where he now lives. I also give and bequeath unto my son, Jacob Baker, one fifth of my land supposed to be ninety-six acres, more or less, including all the buildings where I now live. I also give and bequeath unto my son Martin Baker, one fifth of my land supposed to be ninety-six acres, more or less, along the East line of my land, including the improvements where he now lives. I also give and bequeath unto my son John Baker, one fifth of my lands supposed to be ninety-six acres more or less. I also give and bequeath to my son, Samuel Baker one fifth of my lands supposed to be ninety-six acres, more or less.
I bequeath unto my beloved wife the third of all the profits arising to be paid to her by my said sons, Henry, Jacob, Martin, John and Samuel, if requested and my son, Jacob to furnish her with good house and garden or with a sufficient part of the house we now live in. He shall also furnish her with good firewood at her home. I also give and bequeath unto her my two best cows, and my Jacob is to feed and keep and take care of them for her during her natural life.
I also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Magdalena, my loom together with all the reeds, gears etc. belonging to it.
It is also my Will that the balance of my moveable property is to be sold by my executors and the money arising there from to be equally divided among my three daughters.
It is also my will to appoint my beloved wife and my son Jacob, my executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.
Jacob (X) Baker
Signed Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of
William Miller, Lewis Pentz, John Beamer