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By Hammer Smith

 

200 Years Ago

In a will written on Oct. 8, 1813, by Michael Hesler, it is ordered that his estate be disposed in the following manner: Jacob Hesler, his brother, was to receive all of his estate after his debts and accounts were paid. Out of the estate, Jacob Hesler was to pay $0.25 to his brother, John Hesler; $0.25 to his sister, Clorey; $1 and six pence to his brother William; and $1 and six pence to his sister, Betsy. Under the will, Jacob Hesler was to take their father and keep him until his death.

175 Years Ago