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The Butcher Family

Jacob Butcher was born in Germany. He married a woman named Ann. At least one of their daughters, Jane, was born in Germany in 1796. They immigrated to the USA before 1813.

The daughter's names were: Jane, Ann, Katherine, Polly, Margaret, Kezziah and Elizabeth. Jacob died in Highland Co., Ohio about 1832. His wife Ann died about two years later.

Last Will and Testament of Jacob Butcher

"Highland Co., Ohio Will Book - WB 123, p. 228 -- 19 May 1832"
Will of Jacob Bucher
In the name of God amen.  I Jacob Bucher of the County of
Highland and state of Ohio calling unto mind the certainty of death and
the uncertainty of the mortal life of sound mind of perfect memory do make
constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and
annulling any other Will or Wills heretofore by me made acknowledging this
my last in manner and forum as follows to wit  
    First it is my desire that after my death that my personal
property shall be sold and so much of my real Estate as will discharge all
my legal and just debts  
    2nd I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Bucher one bed
and bedding and also one cow.  
   3rd I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catharine Bucher one
bed and Bedding and one yearling heiffer  
   4th I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann Bucher one cow
and as much of the household and kitchen furniture as my Executors my
think proper and also it is my wish and desire that she has the use of the
remainder of my estate during her natural life and also to dispose of the
same as she thinks best.  
   5th and lastly I do appoint Christian Crum and Christopher
Arthur Executors of this my last will and Testament -- In Testimony wherof
& have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of May in the year 1832
Jacob (X) Bucher
        Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
Thomas Barker
Phillip (X) Roush
          The State of Ohio Highland County
Highland Common Pleas - of the Term of August A.D. 1832.
Personally appeared in open court Phillip Rauch and Thomas Barker who
makes solem oath that on the 19th day of May A.D. 1832 they were called
upon to witness the execution of the last Will & Testament of Jacob
Butcher of said County which was dated May the 19th A.D. 1832 - That
they saw the name of said Jacob Bucher subscribed to said instrument &
heard the said Jacob Bucher authorize the same to be his last Will &
Testament & that the signing and ??? the same to be his last will &
Testament & that the signing & sealing thereof was his own act & deed and
the said Phillip Roush & Thomas Barker further state that the said Jacob
Bucher was at the time of the Execution & attestation of said last Will &
Testament of full age of sound mind & memory & not under any restraint as
they verily believe and further they say not. 
         Sworn to & subscribed in open
         Court the 23rd day of August A.D. 1832 Thomas Barker
         Samuel Bell  clk. H.C.R.
Phillip (X) Roush
         Sureties:  John Smith, David Millar
         Appraisers:  William C. Scott, Jonathan Harvey, George Tedrick
"Highland Co., Ohio Common Pleas Court"
        10 July 1833 -- Record 4, p. 565
Christian Arthur and Christian Crum, Executors of estate of Jacob
Butcher, deceased vs. the heirs of decedent.   Petition to sell land to
pay debts.  Plaintiffs allege that deceased died seized of 300 acres,
corner to survey 7226.  He left his widow, Ann, and the following
children:  Jane, the wife of William Wilkinson; Elizabeth, the wife of
Charles Vanpelt; Margaret, the wife of Samuel Nutt; Kezziah, the wife of
Thomas McKee; Polly Vanzant, late Butcher; Ann and Katherine Butcher.
Wilkinson and wife and McKee and wife reside in Illinois.