February 5, 1880
Belmont Chronicle and Farmers, Mechanics and Manufactures Advocate (St. Clairsville, Ohio)
The colored citizens and residents of the town of Flushing and vicinity thereof are hereby notified that Washington Davis and Samuel Carter, survivors of William H Johnson dec'd on the 8th day of January, 1880 filed their petitions in the Court of Common Pleas in and for Belmont County, Ohio settling forth among other things, that on the 12th day of February, 1886, the petitioners, together with William H. Johnson now deceased, purchased from Daniel Huff and wife one third of an acre on the ground more or less situated in Flushing township, in said county more particularly described in said petition, which said real estate was conveyed to the undersigned and their successors in office for the education of colored children in Flushing and vicinity; that said William H. Johnson is deceased and that the undersigned are his successors in office that the said real estate has ceased to be used for school purposes, the State having provided for the education of said children and the same is going to decav. And pray that they, as survivors of William H. Johnson dec'd be authorized to convey to property to the Trustees of the M.E. Church for the benefit of the colored people of Flushing and vicinity, for the purposes of worship and that they are required to appear and answer by the 10th day of March 1880.
Survivors of Wm. H. Johnson dec'd
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