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1850 John Page (age 55) and Rachel Page (age 53) lived in Washington Twp, Clermont County, Ohio, with children Asahel Page (age 25), Mary Ann Page (age 21), Rebecca Page (age 19), Thomas B Page (age 17). [1]

1855 Asahel Page of Cincinnati was listed as a member of the financial committee of the Ohio Teachers Association. [2]

1857 Asahel Page was assistant at Race Street school, sixth district, in Cincinnati, with monthly salary of $46 and enrollment of 91 students. [3]

1857 Asahel Page was principal of Second Intermediate School, in Cincinnati, with enrollment of 154 students. [4]

1859 Will of Asahel Page, son of John Page and Rachel Hartman. "Be it remembered that on the 12th day of August A.D. 1859 the following entry was caused to be made upon the journals of said court. Entry to wit. In the matter of Ashael Pages will. The last will and testament of Ashael Page late of Clermont County Ohio deceased was this day produced in open court by John Page the executor in said will named and Samuel Hartman and Anthony Ivens the subscribing witnesses to said will appeared in open court and in oath testified to the due execution of said will which testimony was reduced to writing and by them respectively subscribed and filed ... Verbal Will reduced to writing by undersigned. Be it remembered that Sale Page esq. Of Clermont County Ohio in his Last sickness on the 11th day of April AD 1859 called upon the undersigned Samuel Hartman and Anthony Ivens to hear testimony to the words then and there spoken by said testator as his Last Will and testament of his personal estate made and proclaimed in the presence of the undersigned in the following language (to wit) Item 1: After my Funeral and other just debts are paid, I give and bequeath unto Miss Harriet E. Guilford of Cincinnati, Ohio my gold watch and four hundred dollars in money to be collected of my personal estate and paid to her by my beloved Father John Page who I do nominate and appoint my executor of this my will. Item 2: I do give and bequeath unto my beloved sister Mary A Page the sum of two hundred dollars to be collected of my effects and paid to her by my executors. Item 3: I do give and bequeath unto my beloved Father and Mother John and Rachel Page the balance of my personal estate and effects. In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names on this the 12th day of April AD 1859. Samuel Hartman, Anthony Ivens." The witnesses stated that Ashaol Page died 22 June 1859. [5][6]Photocopy,  Page 1, and Photocopy,  page 2, 1859 Asahel Page will.

1859 Clermont County Probate Court: Probate of the verbal will of Asahel Page deceased, presented on the 12th day of August A.D. 1859. Personally appeared in open Court Samuel Hartman and Anthony Ivens. The subscribing witnesses of the last will and testament of Asahel Page deceased, who being duly sworn according to law to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, in relation to the execution of said will depose and say that they were present at the residence of said Asahael Page on the 12th April 1859 when said Ashael commenced talking to witnesses about the disposition that he wished made of his property and the said Ashael made the disposition of this property as set forth in said verbal will and that at the time of making said verbal will the said testator was in his last sickness and died on the 22 day of June AD 1859 and said verbal will was reduced to writing by us within one day after the speaking of words. That they were present at the making of said verbal will and at the request of the deceased, subscribed their names to said will as witnesses in the presence of the deceased, and of each other and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last will and testament that the said Asahel Page was at the time of making, signing, and sealing said will, of legal age and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and under no undue or unlawful restraint whatsoever. Sworn to an subscribed in open court this 12th day of August AD 1859 Anthony Ivens, Samuel Hartman, S.F. [Dowdney?] probate Judge by R.S. McKinlay, Clerk. [7]

1859 State of Ohio Clermont County ? Clerk of the Probate Court of said County, Personally ... James A Sargent who being duly sworn in according to Law deposes and says that he was at the house of John Page on the 21st day of June AD 1859 in Washington Township in said County and that Asahel Page, son of said John Page was then lying sick, and that said Asahel Page stated to said dep? That he wished to make a change in his verbal will as follows that he wished his father John Page to have his watch and he gave said watch to said John Page in my presence, and that said Asahel Page stated that he thought it more suitable for his Father to have than for Harriet E. Guilford the person whom he had willed it to in his will. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12 day of Aug AD 1859 James A. Sargent/ R. S. McKinlay, clerk.

1859 Executor's Bond: Know all men by these Presents that John Page executor of the last will and testament of Asahel Page of the county of Clermont and State of Ohio, deceased and Samuel Hartman and James A Sargent all of the county of Clermont aforesaid are held and firmly bound unto the State of Ohio in the penal sum of three thousand dollars, the payment whereof will and truly to be made, we do hereby jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated at Batavia, this 12th day of August AD 1859. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said executor have caused to be proven the said last Will and Testament of said Asahel Page deceased, and taken upon John Page the duties of executor as aforesaid. Now if the said John Page shall, First-Make and return to the Court on oath, within three months, a true inventory of all the moneys, goods, chattels, rights and credits, of the Testator, which are by law to be administered, and which shall have come to his possession or knowledge; and also, if required by the Court, an Inventory of the real estate of the deceased. Secondly-To administer according to law and to the will of the Testator, all his goods, chattels, rights and credits, and the proceeds of all his real estate that may be sold for the payment of his debts, or legacies which shall at any time come to the possession of the said John Page as executor or to the possession of any other person for him. Thirdly To render upon oath a just and true account of his administration within eighteen months and at any other time as required by the Court or the law- and shall well and faithfully perform all the duties required of him as executor as aforesaid by law, then the above obligation to be void-otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law. Acknowledged in open court . Signed by John Page, Samuel Hartman, James A. Sargent

Handwritten account: John Page, Executor. Hallin(?) Gilford - Legatee paid $400.00. Mary A Page- Legatee paid $200.00. Funeral Expenses $80.00. Probate Court on settlement and fee and stamp $4.55. Amt of Balance due Executor as Legatee in Will $915.45. To amount of assets which came into the hands of Said executor [?] $1600.00.

The State of Ohio, Clermont County Personally appeared before me, the undersigned, Judge of the Probate Court in and for said county John Page Executor of the estate of Asahel Page deceased, who upon oath deposeth and saith that the annexed Account Current of the personal property of the said Asahel Page deceased, is in all respects just and true according to the last of his knowledge. John PageSworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of June. Geo (M or W) Hubick? Probate Judge

1859 Asahel Page's death notice appeared in several newspapers: Asahel Page (Notice) date 6-24-1859 (Death) date 6-22-1859 No age. Died, at the residence of his father, Mr. John Page, in Washington township, June 22d [8], Mr. Asarel (sic) Page, in the 33d year of his age. [9][10][11][12]

1859 Asahel Page was buried on 22 June in Laurel Cemetery, Clermont County, Ohio. He was a member of Crystal Fount Lodge No 176 IOOF Cincinnati. His parents were later buried nearby. Inscription: Asahel Page died 6-22-1859, age 32 years 2 months 6 days. Member of Crystal Fount Lodge No 176 I.O.O.F. Cincinnati.

1859 "Asahel Page was less known to the world, but not less esteemed in the circle of his aquaintance. In early life he was called away. These teachers, the venerable, the middle-aged, and the young, being dead, yet speak. Their works live and proclaim their praise." [13] "Under the direction of Prof. H.H. Flick, superintendant of drawing, trees were planted and dedicated by the Schools in Memorial Grove in memory of teachers and trustees who have passed away." [14]

Footnotes:

[1] US census, 1850, Reel 0667, Image 515, family 780, [Internet Archive].

[2] Ohio State Teacher's Association, The Ohio Journal of Education 4 (1855), 40, [Google Book].

[3] Twenty First Annual report of the Trustees and Visitors of Common Schools to the City Council of Cincinnati for the year 1850 (1851), 73, [Google Book].

[4] The American Educational Year-Book, February 1858 (Boston: James Robinson and Company, 1858), 214, [Google Book].

[5] Clermont County Ohio will H-274, [FamilySearch_Image].

[6] Aileen M. Whitt, Clermont County Ohio Wills, Estates and Guardianships 1851-1900: An Index (1987), 95, citing will H-274.

[7] Clermont County Ohio will H-276, [FamilySearch_Image].

[8] Death notice, [Link].

[9] Jeffrey G. Herbert, Index of Death Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Commercial, 1858-1899, Part 2:L-Z (Heritage Books, 1996), 444, citing Cincinnati Commercial, 25 June, 1859.

[10] Jeffrey G. Herbert, Index of Death Notices Appearing in the Cincinnati Daily Times, 1840-1879 (Heritage Books, 1994), 188.

[11] Newspaper, Cincinnati Daily Gazette.

[12] Newspaper, Ohio Sun, 7 July.

[13] Anson Smyth, state commissioner of common schools, "The Great Question," Messages and Reports to the General Assembly and Governor of the state of Ohio for the Year 1859 Part II (1860), 274-292, at 292, [Google Book].

[14] Common Schools of Cincinnati, part first. Fifty-third annual report for the school year ending August 31, 1882 (1883), 103, [Google Book].


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