Name: William IJAMS
Birth: FEB 1748 in Anne Arundel Co., MD
Will: 27 DEC 1815
Death: FEB 1816 in Fairfield Co., OH
Note: The memorial has his death as Feb 1815, but he wrote his will in Dec. 1815
Burial: Stevenson--Campground Cemetery, Fairfield Co., OH
Occupation: Tobacco planter settled Rushville, Fairfield Co., OH
Change Date: 27 APR 2014
William and his mother moved to Frederick Co., MD after Capt. John Ijams passed away in 1783. He subsequently moved to Fairfield Co., OH, 1802 with his younger brothers. In 1806 he served as Justice of the Peace in Fairfield Co. He and William Jr. are listed on the 1806 taxpayer list of Fairfield Co.
The early settlers of this township were John Murphey, Emanuel Ruffner, Daniel Stevenson, Thomas, William and Isaac Ijams. The three brothers reared eight sons who became prominent township men, the most distinguished of whom was Joseph Ijams, a great merchant in his time.
Will of William Ijams of Fairfield County, Ohio
?In the name of god amen, I William Ijams of Fairfield County in the state of Ohio being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding, considering certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and there... better prepared to leave this world when it shall please god to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say: First and Principally I con... my soul into the hands of almighty god and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors herein after named, and after debts and funeral charges are paid and my wives thirds taken out I give and bequeath as follows ? Item I give and bequeath to son William Ijams Fifty dollars and no more, I give and bequeath unto my grandsons Henry and Richard Ijams sons of William each of them twenty five dollars and no more. Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Ijams one hundred dollars and no more. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Ijams the S.W. quarter of section twenty nine Township 17, Range 17 by his paying three hundred dollars to my daughters. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Ijams the N.W. quarter of section Twenty nine S.P. 17 R 17. I give and bequeath to my son Frederick Ijams the N.E. quarter of said section on which I now live. I give and bequeath to my daughter the S.E. quarter to be sold and the money equally divided among my daughters. Lastly I do hereby constitute and ap... my Dear wife and William Wiseman to be sole executors of this my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and fixed my deal this 27th day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & fifteen ? Wm Ijams
Witnesses: Isaac Ijams Peter Black John Sunderland
Item I give and bequeath all my personal property equally to be divided between my Daughters. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27 December in the year of our Lord....?
Fairfield County Will and Estate Abstracts Cases 1-500
Case #256 - estate of William IJAMS of Richland Township. Will written December 27, 1815, filed in March of 1816, and recorded in Will Book 2, page 62. Owned land in section 29, township 17, range 17. Executors were wife, Catherine, and William WISEMAN. Heirs: sons, William, John, Isaac, Joseph, and Frederick; daughters, Rachel, wife of Joseph TURNER, Sarah H., wife of John J. JACKSON, Mary, wife of Walter TEAL, Comfort, wife of Edward STEVENSON and Rebecka IJAMS WISEMAN. In 1790 and continuing until his death, William IJAMS owed money to a doctor in Canosochigine, Frederick County, Maryland. Grandsons, Henry and Richard IJAMS (sons of William IJAMS) were heirs also.
Father: John IIAMS b: ABT 1712 in All Hallow?s Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
Mother: Rebecca JONES b: ABT 1727
Elizabeth HOWARD b: 1758
in Anne Arundel Co., MD
- Note: She was married by June 1776 when her father wrote his will.
- Rebecca IJAMS b: 1776 in Maryland
- Rachel IJAMS b: ABT 1778 in Maryland
- Mary IJAMS b: ABT 1784 in Maryland
- William Howard IJAMS b: ABT 1785 in Maryland
- John Howard IJAMS b: 1786 in Maryland
- Isaac H. IJAMS b: ABT 1790 in Washington Co., MD
- Comfort IJAMS b: 23 DEC 1792 in Washington Co., MD
- Sarah Howard IJAMS b: 1798 in Maryland
- Joseph Howard IJAMS b: 1799 in Maryland
- Frederick R IJAMS b: ABT 1801 in Frederick Co., MD