RUHAMA NICHOLS BILDERBACK GREEN - 1840
In the name of God, Amen. I, Ruhama Green of Fairfield County in the State of Ohio, being in perfect health of body and of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, considering the uncertainty of life, do make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner following, that is to say: First, my will is that the expense of my last sickness and funeral to be paid first; Second, all just debts by me owing at the time of my death; Third, I direct that all my movable property be sold and the money equally divided between my own daughter, the first Martha Green wife of William Green, 2nd, to the Debbe (Deborah) Williamson, wife of John Williamson, 3rd, to Deliah Green, wife of Jacob Green, 4th to Rhoda Sprag, wife of Nehemiah Sprag. My will is that the land I now live on, deeded to me by Jacob Beck containing fifty acres of land be sold at public sale to the best advantage and that the money be equally divided between my ten grandchildren which I shall now name and none others, viz; Not to be paid until it comes of age. That is, 1st to Ruhama Williamson, daughter to old William Green, 2nd to her husband, Abraham Williamson, 3rd to Smythe Green, Allen Green's wife, 4th to John Bilderback, E. Bilderback's son, 5th to Rhoda Green, daughter of Susan Green, 6th to Thomas Green, son of my son William Green, 7th Calvin Sprag, son of my daughter Rhoda Sprag, 8th to Ruhama Green, daughter to Deliah Green, Jacob Green's wife, 9th to David Green, son of Allen Green, 10th to Van Green, son of Rignal Green. And whereas, I hold a mortgage deed on my son William Green's land in Hocking County, my will is if said mortgage is not reduced in my lifetime, I give the said land to his son John Green, to be his own property, but he is to let his said father live on it until he gets his family raised. Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Jacob Beck of the county and state aforesaid to be the executor of this my last will and testament, reasking and annulling all former wills by me made.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 22nd day of September, in the year of our Lord 1840.
Ruhama Green (X) her mark.