LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ABRAM S PIATT: In the name of the Benevolent Father of All, I, Abram S Piatt being of sound mind and deposing memory do make and publish this my last will and testament. Item 1 - I direct that all my Just debts shall be first paid. Item 2 - I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, E Belle Piatt, all my goods and chattels, lands and tenements situated in Logan County, Ohio to be to her, her heirs, executors and administrators and assigns forever. Item 3 - I hereby nominate and appoint Dow Aikin to be the Executor of this my last will and testament. Item 4 - Whereas, by the terms of a deed from Rufus King, Trustee, to Eleanor W Piatt there is granted to said Eleanor W Piatt an estate for her life in the following described real estate: 1st Tract: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Section 21 and fractional Section 15, beginning at a point in the west line of Section 21 which is 130 poles and seven links south of the N.W. corner of said section which point is also the southwest corner of Lot No. 10 as Surveyed by A.A. Harbison, County Surveyor, on July 25th and 26th, 1815; thence south with the west line of said Section 21, 131 poles and 1/2 links to a stake in the original section line in a barren; thence east 1 3/4 westerly variation allowed, crossing the south channel of Mackacheek 114 poles, 554 poles to three small hickories, black oak and cherry bush in Ludlow line; thence with said line north 20 W. allowing a 1/2 westerly variation from the original line 278 poles to a small and large jack oak in said line, corner to said line, corner to said Sections 15 and 16; thence west between said sections 15 and 16, 74 poles more or less to a pile of stone in the dry channel of a creek, which pile is the N.W. corner of lot no. 1 aforesaid; thence south 63 1/2 121 poles to a stone on the edge of a prairie 129 links S. 62 W from a burr oak crossing Mackacheek several times; thence south 1 1/4 W. 48 poles and 7 links to a stone on the bank of a creek crossing creek at 8 1/2 and 12 poles; thence south 31 W. 32 poles and 9 links to a stone crossing creek at 1/2 and 6 1/2 poles; thence west 262 5/8 poles to the place of beginning, being 584 85/100 cres of land. 2nd Tract: That certain other lot or parcel of real estate lying and being in Section 16 Town 5 Range 13 E. adjoining the above described premises on the N.E. and being lot No. 3 of the A.A. Harbison Survey aforesaid. Beginning at the corner between sections 15 and 16 at two jack oaks in Ludlow line; thence west on the line between said sections 15 and 16 77 poles more or less to a stake in dry channel of creek; thence North 73 1/4 E 73 poles to a stone in the Ludlow line; thence with said line S. 20 E 24 poles crossing creek at 8 poles to the beginning, containing eleven acres. With the remainder over to me Abram S. Piatt for the term of my natural life with remainder over to Charles B. Piatt, Mary A. Piatt, Jacob I. Piatt and Don W. Piatt and the survivors of them for the term of their natural lives, in equal shares, and remainder over to their issue and the heirs and assigns of such issue forever; and it is further provided in said deed that in the equal partition and allottment of such shares, the share which included the stone mansion house and the mill should be allotted to the said Don W. Piatt, if living, but otherwise the partition and allottment shall be in all respects determined by Eleanor W. Piatt and Abram S. Piatt or the survivor of them by last will and testamentary writing signed by such survivor, and whereas the said Eleanor W. Piatt, Don W. Piatt and Charles B. Piatt have all died leaving no issue, and the said Jacob I. Piatt has died leaving issue now, I Abram S Piatt, as such survivor, pursuant to he powers in me vested by said deed and to carry out said powers and with the intent of keeping the stone mansion house in the Piatt name, do hereby apart and allot to the children and heirs at law of Jacob I. Piatt, deceased, as their equal share of the said estate that part or allottment upon which i s situated the stone mansion house and mill. Beginning at a point in the north line of said farm three feet distant at right angles from the south edge of the waters of the mill race at high water mark; thence in a southerly direction parallel to and three feet distant from said high water mark to a point where said line intersects the east line of the orchard and lot surrounding the stone mansion house; thence with said east line and lot of orchard and said lot extended to a point where it intersects with the north line of the lot surrounding the old log house extended east; thence south to the south line of said farm; thence west, north and east following the lines of said farm as they meander to the place of beginning to be to the said children and heirs at law of Jacob I. Piatt and to their children and their heirs and assigns forever. I do hereby further apart and allot to Mary A. Piatt Worthington named in said deed as Mary A. Piatt and to her children and their heirs and assigns forever: Beginning at a point in the north line of said farm three feet distance at right angles from the south edge of the waters of the mill race at high water mark; thence in a southerly direction parallel to and three feet distant from said high water mark in said race to a point where said line intersects the east line of the orchard and lot surrounding the stone mansion house; thence with said east line and said east line extended to the point where it intersects with the north line of the lot surrounding the old log house extended; thence with said north line west to the center of the north and south highway; thence south with the center of said highway south to the south line of said farm; thence east, north and west following the lines of said farm to the place of beginning, to be to the said Mary A. Piatt Worthington and to her children and their heirs and assigns forever. It is hereby declared to be the intent of item fourth of this will to exercise the power of appointment vested in me by said deed of said King, Trustee, so that said Mary A. Piatt Worthington and her children and the children of acob I. Piatt may have and enjoy as nearly equal as possible amounts of land the said children and heirs at law of Jacob I. Piatt getting the stone mansion, the mill and race and the lands north of the race and west of road in front of the stone house and the said Mary A Piatt Worthington and her children and theirs and assigns forever, the old Log House and the lands lying between the stone house and road in front of it and the Ludlow line. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this twenty second day of July, 1907. /s/ ABRAM S PIATT Signed and acknowledge by the said Abram S Piatt as his last will and testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence and the presence of each other and at his request. /s/ D.F. Legge /s/ Dow Akin Will obtained from Logan Co OH Will Book C:459-463 and submitted for publication in Piatt Family Newsletter, Volume 7, 1992. Original spelling of document retained, underlineing added.

with much thanks to Laverne Ingram Piatt for providing this document.

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