Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.
Abstract of Jonas Thatcher Will:
Marshall Co. Will Book 1, page 274
My body to be interred in Cemetery on my farm by side of my former wife, Sarah P. 1st. farm contained 209 acres & Boggs Run Tract of land about 50 acres subject to wife's dower rights, to following named persons, my children, on following terms & conditions - namely, for comfort & proper support of dau. Mary.
Residue for support & education of ch; Doliver, Hiram, Elinor ?, until they become of age, then divided among all; Jonas, Sarah, Adeline, Salathiel, Doliver, Hiram, & Elinor?
Michael Dowler appointed guardian of children.
To the 6 ch; of Jesse ? Setler, decd. Mary, Ann, Sarah Eliz., Eliz. Ellen, Nancy Jane, Matilda Adeline & Jesse ?
Also, Jonas Sims ?, son of Sool ? Sims sum of $100. My iron safe shall be property of Jonas when he becomes of age.
Excrs. Thomas Hendricks & Jonas Jr.
NOTE: The family is found in the 1850 and 1860 Census records, as well as other vital records.