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Will of Jacob Cox
Filed Mar 15, 1885
Probate Court of Wayne County, Ohio

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_____ _____ of all I Jacob Cox of Sugar Creek Township, Wayne County, Ohio. Do publish this my last Will and Testament as follows. Its my will that all my past Debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate. All my personal property be sold at Public Sale by my Executors as soon as convenient after my death.

All my real estate that I may own at my death to be ________ and _________ by my executor and put in good repair, and sell the farm within that year either at private or public sale and divide the proceeds of the sale of the farm and also proceeds of the personal property as follows:


My son Newton to have one hundred dollars and all the obligations that I now hold against him, for taking care of me during my life over and above the ________ _____ heirs: should my son Newton [cease?] _____ to take care of me or die before me; then in that case the [said?] ____ amounts be collected by my executors and other money of my estate and distribute as follows:

My executors to distribute my estate equally among my eight heirs namely Eli Cox, my daughter Susanna Eckard, Andrew Cox, J.F. Cox, Alpheus Cox, Rebecca J. Harper, S.D. Cox and Newton Cox (excepting the following__  .) Executors to collect the following notes that I hold against the following heirs one note against my son Alpheus $388 dollars, my son Andrew $200 dollars, my son Samuel Cox $100 dollars, my son J.F. Cox for $50 dollars: My executors to take out of their amounts their fees and court fees and the other expense of selling the estate and the balance to be paid to the Baptist Home Mission Society in the ______Association.

I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. I hereby nominate and appoint David Rudy and Wesley D Harper my Executor of this my last will and Testament.


Given under by hand
the 19th day of April______
 


Signed acknowledged by
the said Jacob Cox in
our presence and signed by seal
_____his request in his presence

Witness D.L. Rudy
David Rudy

Jacob Cox



 

APPLICATION TO PROBATE WILL

David Rudy came to Probate Court in the matter of Jacob Cox (deceased), Sugar Creek Township, Last Will and Testament. Who died on March 14, 1885, leaving no Widow.
The following named persons, all of his next of kin resident in the State of Ohio.

Eli Cox son Corunna, Indiana
Andrew Cox son Corunna, Indiana
Susan Echard daughter Corunna, Indiana
Alpheus Cox
X son Doylestown, Ohio
Rebecca Harper
X daughter Dalton Ohio
Samuel Cox
X son Jefferson Ashtabula Ohio
Newton Cox son Creek-Chautauqua County, Kansas

Jacob P. Cox decd +______ ________of +
Robert Cox
X grandson Brook of _____I_____ County, Ohio
March 19, 1885
by Isaac Johnson, Probate Judge


EXECUTORS BOND
March 20, 1885
David Rudy and Wesley D Harper-Principals
Luther McDowel, Daniel L Rudy- Sureties
Penal Sum - Eighteen Thousand Dollars

 
NOTICE TO HEIRS


Probate Court notifies Alpheus Cox, Rebecca Harper, Samuel Cox, Robert Cox that last Will and Testament was produced in court the 19th day of March of 1885 and there will be a hearing before this court the 30 day of March 1885 at 9 A.M.

 
RETURN

David Rudy swears that on the 25th of March, 1885, he served notice by delivering a copy to Robert Cox.
Signed David Rudy
We the undersigned persons acknowledge service of notice, Isaac Johnson.
R. J. Harper, S. D. Cox, A. F. Cox      

ORDER TO APPRAISE PERSONAL PROPERTY

The State of Ohio, Probate Court
To A. P. Moser, Thomas Cully and John Tschartz, being appointed by the Probate Court to take an Inventory and Appraisal of the personal goods and chattels of Jacob Cox      

30 March, 1885, Isaac Johnson

 
OATH OF APPRAISERS

We will truly, honestly and impartially appraise the estate exhibited to us belonging to the estate of Jacob Cox

A. P. Moser, Thomas Cully, J.H. Tschartz
W. A. Scott, Notary Public

 
NOTICE OF APPRAISEMENT

An Inventory and Appraisement of the State and Property of Jacob Cox late of Wayne County, Ohio will be taken at his late residence in Sugar Creek Township on the 25 day of April 1885 and continue from day to day thereafter, if necessary, until completed

18 day of April, 1885, Isaac Johnson
State of Ohio, Wayne County, s.s.

David Rudy, swears that between the 16 day of April and. 19 day of April, 1885, caused copies of the above notice to be served upon all of the next of kin of said Jacob Cox, caused. 3 copies of said notice to be put up in a conspicuous place within Sugar Creek, Township, in said County.

David Rudy
Isaac Johnson,
8th day of May, 1885

 
PERSONAL GOODS AND CHATTELS

Belonging to the Estate of Jacob Cox; Book Case and Stove $8.00
A. P. Moser, Thomas Cully, J.H. Tschartz, April 25, 1885

 
NOTICE OF APPRAISEMENT - SCHEDULE E

U.S. Treasury Notes $1.00
National Bank Notes $326.00
Specie $1.24
Total $328.24
A. P. Moser, Thomas Cully, J. H. Tschartz,
April 25, 1885


SCHEDULE A - DEBTS DUE THE ESTATE - APRIL 25, 1885

Name

Description

Principal

Interest

Due/Value

S. D. Cox

note

20.00

1.91

21.91

S. D. Cox

note

28.50

17.88

46.38

S. D. Cox

note

50.00

43.42

93.42

A. F. Cox

note

6.55

4.11

10.66

Andrew Cox

note

100.00

93.73

195.73

Newton Cox

note

150.00

29.83

179.85

Brennanon & Horst

  

144.00

7.64

151.64

Brennanon & Horst

  

260.00

11.70

271.70

Fremont Cox

note

50.00

2.34

52.34

Al. F. Cox

Book Act

388.00

 

388.00

Fremont Cox

Book Act

42.00

 

42.00

TOTAL

   
 

1453.68


A. P. Moser, Thomas Cully, J.H. Tschartz, Appraisers


RECEIPTS AND ACCOUNT OF ESTATE (listed by dates)


Mar 10.1885 pay for monument for said deceased $120.00
Stansbery [&] Wilhelm

Apr 01,1885 for boarding, one year for dec’d, extra care while sick $138.75
Jacob A. White

Apr 07,1885 for coffin and burial, etc., W. D. Kosier $55.00

Apr 07.1885 for conducting funeral services, J. G. Madge $5.00

Apr 07,1885 in full for digging graves and cleaning house $5.00
Frank Kosier

Aug 06,1885 in full for sawing lumber, William Shifferty $3.70

Oct 25,1885 for nails, W.F. McDowell & Co. 20 cents

Nov 02,1885 Auctioneering farm October 31,1885 $5.00
David Bremmer

Mar 06,1886 repairing fence, etc., Jacob A White $22.00

Mar 08,1886 Sale Bills, Advertizing sale, executors notice $13.47
W. A. Scott

Mar 17, 1886 Carrying chains, surveying lands $10.00
John C. Brink ________ county surveyors

Mar 18, 1886 Publishing notice for sale of farm of Jacob Cox, dec’d $15.00
"Orrville Crescent" Jas. A Hamilton

Mar 19, 1886 Carrying chain, survey lands, farm of Jacob Cox, dec’d $1.00
C. S. Wertz

Mar 20, 1886 Carrying chain, surveying lands in full $1.00
John Echard

Mar 29, 1886 Received for damage and disappointment on lease of farm $25.00
Em’uel Beck

Apr 02, 1886 Making deed, W. A. Scott $1.00

Jun 06, 1886 Court Fees $21.60
Isaac Johnson, Probate Judge

PROBATE COURT, WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, MAY 31, 1886
In account with said Estate, in first partial account

Date Description  

Amount

Apr 1, 1885

money on hand

 

328.24

Apr 1, 1885

rec. personal property

 

8.0 

Jun 10, 1885

rec. Orrville Bank

 

100.00

Apr 1, 1886

rec. rent on farm

 

350.00

same

rec. on sale of real estate

 

2,000.00

same

on notes against the heirs as directed by will

 

50.00

same

S. D. Cox note

by will

50.00

interest

 

43.42

same

S. D. Cox note

by will

48.50

interest

 

19.79

Same

Alpheus F Cox

by will

388.00

interest

 

6.55

Same

interest

 

4.11

 

Andrew F Cox note by will

 

100.00

 

interest

 

95.73

Same

William N Cox note

 

150.00

interest

 

29.85

Total  

 

3722.12

 

SAID EXECUTORS CLAIM THE FOLLOWING CREDITS

Apr 1, 1885 paid Jacob A White 138.78
" 7, 1885 paid Frank Kosier 5.00
" 7, 1885 paid W D Kosier 55.00
" 7, 1885 paid J E Madge 5.00
" 7, 1885 paid Mosier, Cully & Tschartz appr. 3.00
Jun 15, 1885 paid tax 21.81
Jun 15, 1885 worked road tax 1.70
Aug 6, 1885 paid Wm. Shifferty 3.77
Oct 25,1885 paid W F McDowell 0.20
Nov 2, 1885 paid David Bremmer 5.00
Dec 3, 1885 paid W D Huntsberger 2.40
Dec 17, 1885 paid Tax 29.67
Apr 2, 1885 paid W C Scott 1.00
Mar 6, 1885 paid J A White 22.00
Mar 8, 1885 paid W C Scott 13.70
Mar 10, 1885 paid Stansbery & Wilhelm 120.00
Mar 17, 1885 paid J C Brinkerhorf 10.00
Mar 18, 1885 paid J A Hamilton 15.00
Mar 19, 1885 paid C S Wertz 1.00
Mar 20, 1885 paid John Echard 1.00
Mar 29, 1885 paid Emuel Beck 25.00
May 30, 1885 for making account 2.00

 

ON PARTIAL DISTRIBUTION

Apr 10, 1886 paid S D Cox 425.56
same paid Andrew F Cox 425.56
same paid Eli D Cox 425.56
same paid A F Cox 425.56
same paid Susanna Eckert 425.56
same paid R J Harper 425.56
same paid Wm. N Cox 425.56
May 3, 1886 paid H Marshall 1.00
Jun 8, 1886 paid Tax 7.82
Jun 8, 1886 paid Probate Judge 21.63
Jun 8 1886 Ex--con on $3722. 168.88
TOTAL 3660.05
Balance for further Settlement $62.14

$3722.19 - $3660.05 = 62.14

ADMINISTRATOR & EXECUTOR ACCOUNTS

PROBATE COURT, WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO
First partial Account - filed June 8, 1886

Distributed as follows:

Apr 28, 1888 Eli D Cox 97.90
same Susan Eckert 97.90
same Robert Cox 97.90
R J Harper 97.90
Andrew F Cox 97.90
W N Cox 97.90
Sieberling & Miller Co.
Alpheus Cox 78.59
S D Cox 97.90
TOTAL 783.20

WAYNE COUNTY PROBATE COURT

Final Account of Jacob Cox, deceased,
June 7, 1888
Debits-----8179.90
Credits----7396.65
Balance for dist. $783.25
distribution receipts on file
Heard & appr. June 5, 1888----Hiram Swartz, Judge

 

OFFICE OF RECORDER, WOOSTER, OHIO
May 3, 1886

Received for Record of David Rudy & W D Harper, Executors of Jacob Cox, Dec’d Mortgage Deed from John W Erwin Fee $1.??
Second & Final Account

Date Description Amounts
___8, 1886 bal. on hand 62.14
Apr 1, 1887 received on real estate 3000.00
same interest 180.00
Apr 2, 1888 received on real estate 4270.75
Apr 17, 1888 interest 512.48
Sep 10, 1886 rec. Orrville Bank 154.53
TOTAL 8179.90

SAID EXECUTORS FOLLOWING CREDITS

Apr 1, 1887 paid D F Roebuck as per order 80.00
same paid Sieberling and Co. of Al Cox 272.44
paid W N Cox Legacy 352.44
paid S D Cox 352.44
paid Eli D Cox 352.44
paid Andrew F Cox 352.44
paid Robert Cox 575.83
paid Rebecca J Harper 352.44
paid Susannah Eckert 352.44
paid FFH Pope 3.00
paid Dague & Buchannon 0.20
paid W S Orr 2.00
paid tax 92.88
paid road tax 10.80
Jul 2 1888 Seiberling & County, for Alph. Cox 500.00
same Robert Cox Legacy 500.00
Rebecca J Harper 500.00
S D Cox 500.00
Andrew F Cox 500.00
Eli D Cox 500.00
Susannah Eckart 500.00
W N Cox 500.00
for making account 3.00
Executor compensation 1279.91 at 4-- 6901.99 at 2 prct
189.14
tax 42.70
cancelling mrtg 0.25
road tax 4.27
Probate ___ & ___ 5.50
TOTAL 7396.65
Balance in hand this date $783.25

 

These receipts on Jacob Cox’s estate may interest historians of 19th century economics. Robert curiously wrote his name "Robbert Cox." Rebecca’s husband signed on her behalf for $500. Executors paid fire insurance to W. S. Orr, attorney for J. W. Metz.


PROBATE COURT - SECOND AND FINAL ACCOUNT

To W. D. Harper
Dear Sir:
We this day received ______ ________ from you containing currency $500.00 which is aplly on our claim against the estate of Jacob Cox deceased in the interest of Alpheus F. Cox, one of the heirs
Respectfully, Seiberinling, Miller & Co.


 
Doyletown, Ohio, Apr. 4th 1888
Manufacturer’s of Empire Exclestor Mowers, Reapers, Twine Binders
American and Erie Express Office.

 
Dalton, Ohio, April 20, 1887
Recd of WD Harper, Executor of the Estate of Jacob Cox, dec’d three dollars in full for doctor bill. F. F. H. Pope

 
Dalton, Ohio, April 20, 1887
Rec’d of WD Harper, twenty cts in full on a account
_____& Buchannon ___________

 
Wooster, Ohio, Jan 14, 1887
Recd of WD Harper Exr of estate of Jacob Cox decd /55 cts to apply on costs in case of Jacob W. Matz vs. Martin et al. Costs are estimated & this receipt is not one in full. W.S. Orr atty.

 
May 17, 1887 David Rudy paid tax for Jacob Cox, dec’d
personal property 10,000. tax $92.88

 
April , 1887 Dalton
Received of Exr’s as per order of Alpheus Cox, $80.00
D. T. Roebuck

 
April 2, 1888
Received five Hundred Dollars for a part in full on partial distribution, as one of the heirs of said estate Wm. N. Cox

 
Treasurer’s Office, Wayne County, Ohio Apr 23, 1888
Last half of Taxes for 1887 on property of Jacob Cox, Dec’d
$4270. tax 42.70

 

 


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