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Hamilton County (Ohio), Probate Court Wills, 1791-1901

 Collection
Identifier: ON-85-26

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 15,126 original wills filed with the Hamilton County, Ohio Probate Court. The collection includes the wills of both average citizens and prominent Cincinnatians including Salmon P. Chase, Levi Coffin, James Gamble, Rufus King, Charles McMicken, William Proctor, Rev. Elijah Slack, and John Cleves Symmes.

An index is available at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/natdec/will_index.html that contains the following information: testator's given name and surname, testator's place of residence, date filed in probate court, executors, beneficiaries, case number (the earliest wills were not assigned case numbers), and box number.

Scope and Contents An index is available at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/natdec/will_index.html that contains the following information: testator's given name and surname, testator's place of residence, date filed in probate court, executors, beneficiaries, case number (the earliest wills were not assigned case numbers), and box number.

Dates

  • 1791-1901

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

167.5 Linear Feet (134 boxes)

Overview

The collection consists of 15,126 original wills filed with the Hamilton County, Ohio Probate Court.

Statement of Arrangement

The first 5 boxes are filed alphabetically. The remainder of the wills are filed numerically according to probate number.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library
Title
Finding aid for the Hamilton County (Ohio), Probate Court Wills, 1791-1901
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
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