George Huff Reeder
was born on 24 September 1767 at Loudoun County, Virginia. He was the son of Joseph Reeder
and Ann Huff
. George Huff Reeder married Margaret Benham Van Cleve
, daughter of John Cowenhoven Van Cleve
and Catherine James Benham
, on 2 June 1796 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. George Huff Reeder and Margaret Benham Van Cleve
resided at at Centerville, Ohio, circa 1812. George Huff Reeder and Margaret Benham Van Cleve
resided at at Rush County, Indiana, in 1823.
George Huff Reeder left a will on 9 May 1845 at Rush County, Indiana.
Be it remembered on the eighteenth day of July, 1845, William H. H. Reeder filed in the Clerk's office of the Rush Probate Court the Last will and Testament of George Reeder, late of Rush County, Indiana deceased, while said will was duly submitted to Probate, before the clerk of said court, which said will and the proof and examinations thereon taken as in these issues and figures following to wit,
State of Indiana
I, George Reeder of the County and State of aforesaid being of sound mind and of usual health of body, but in view of the uncertainty of life, I hereby make this my Last Will and Testament as follows, to wit. First, I command my spirit to God, and my body at my decease to be decently entered with the usual forms of burial. Second, I will that at my decease, all debts owed by me shall be paid out of my effects first. Third, to my dear wife Margaret Reeder (if she should survive me), I give and bequeath the properties of
this farm on which I now reside, it being part of the west half of North East quarter of Section 24 in Range 10, Town/2S to retain the same during her natural life, provided, however, she should remain as my widow. Otherwise, this possession aforesaid is to revert to my heirs as in the case of her death. Fourth, I will and request that my son, George Reeder shall take the charge and defray myself and my wife aforesaid until our death and at my decease I will and request that those disinterested persons settled by my executor (hereafter named) who shall faithfully value all my property, personal and real, and the before mentioned George Reeder shall be entitled to receive half of the same for the consideration aforesaid, and I hereby declare the title of this said land above described to be vested in him after my death, provided he shall pay to my remaining heirs the half of the appraised value of same in the manner hereafter described. Provided further that should the aforesaid George Reeder from inability or any other cause fail to comply with any of the above conditions, then whichever one of the heirs hereafter named shall comply. Fifth, the remainder of after the division aforesaid, I will and desire that it be divided equally between my son William H. H. Reeder, daughters Katherine Wright, Mary Brown, Eliza Braden and the children of Sarah Croddy, deceased. Sixth, I confirm unto my son, Jonathan F. Reeder, a grant of land made to him in the year 1836, which he received as his entire interest of my estate Seventh, I hereby appoint William H. H. Reeder as the Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament, signed this 9th day of May, 1845.
In presence of: R. Brown George Reeder
W.H H. Reeder
Be it remembered that on this the 18th day of July 1845, personally appeared before me John L. Robinson, clerk of the Probate Court of Rush county, Ryland Brown who being by me duly affirmed faith he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the written Will himself and that he, the said George Reeder, the written testator signed said Will himself in the presence of this affiant, and that he attested and subscribed the same in the presence of said George Reeder, and that said Will was attested and subscribed by the other attending witness, William H. H. Reeder in the presence of the said testator, and that the said George Reeder at the time said Will was executed, was of full age to advise his property and in the opinion of this affiant, of sound mind an memory and not under any condition of restraint.
Affirmed to and subscribed before me this day and year above written.
John L. Robinson, Clerk.
He died on 13 May 1845 at farm 3 miles SE, Richland, Indiana, at age 77. He was buried after 13 May 1845 at Fisher's Cemetery 2 miles E, Richland, Indiana.