Saturday, April 27, 2013

Frailty of human life

In the name of God Amen. I Hiram Andress of the County of Delaware in the State of Ohio being of sound and composed mind, but admonished of the frailty of human life am resolved to arrange my earthly concerns and dispose of the substance which the Lord hath committed to my trust, do therefore make this my last will & testament.

On March 17, 1845, Hiram Andress wrote his last will and testament, directing that his estate be divided between his beloved wife Polly and his two daughters, Eliza and Lucy.

He died a few months later and was buried at Oller Cemetery. On his marker, an angel stands beneath a garland of flowers, holding an open book.

Oller Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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