He served as executor for four estates, two of which were his own parents.
Residences & events:
Abt 1814 Clinton Twp, Franklin Co, OH. His stay there was only four years according to the county history.
1817 Hamilton Twp, Franklin Co, OH. He bought the farm that eventually passed to son, Harvey.
1825 Guernsey Co, OH. Robert was listed on the tax roll as a non-resident.
1830 Hamilton Twp, Franklin Co, OH. The census taker recorded Robert as a farmer at age 40-50, wife also 40-50, and 8 children.
1835 - 1838 He served as a county commissioner.
1840 Apparently Abigail was not at home when the census taker came as only Robert and 6 children were recorded there at the time.
1850 By then, all their own children were gone but one of Abigail's relatives, Wm H McIntyre, 12, was living with them.
1860 The census taker found Robert and Abigail with property = $30, 000/2000. Wm McIntyre at 22 was still there and an Elizabeth Spangler, 21 year old servant, was also there.
Robert will was dated 3/31/1858 and it was admitted to probate 4/28/1862. It stated:
"In the name of the benevolent father of all good - I Robert Lisle of the County of Franklin and State of Ohio being of poor health but of sound mind and memory and understanding thanks be to Almight God for the same do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say -
1st, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all just debts be fully paid.
2nd, I give devise and bequeath to my loving wife Abigail all the farm on which we now reside that lies on the north side of the county road, and one horse and buggy and harness, one cow, and household and kitchen furniture that she may see fit to select.
3rd, I will unto my eldest son John Lisle my part of the farm that he and I bought in partnership of William Lisle provided he is to pay to his brother Samuel Lisle's heir Jeremiah lisle two hundred dollars when he shall have arrived at twenty one years of age.
4th, I will to my grandson Jeremiah Lisle the south part of my farm in Clinton Township, Franklin County commencing at a large white elm tree on the west bank of Whetstone near where the branch that comes throught the farm intersects the creek, running thence to a stone in the road at the east end of the fence, thence west to the middle of the west line of said farm, And the south half of a lot of land being west and adjoining Daniel Eakins land the land lot to be divided equal by running a line east and west.
5th I will to my son Eli McIntire Lisle the north part of both the last above described tracts of land.
6th, I will to my eldest daughter Elizabeth the money she received for which I hold the receipt.
7th, I will to my second daughter Rachel the east half of lot no 479 in the City of Columbus, Ohio. Also the money the said Rachel has received of me.
8th I will to William H McIntire the south east quarter of section 35 in township three south of range 3 East in the district of land subject to sale in Lima, Ohio.
9th, I will to my youngest son Harvey lisle the farm that I now live on subject to and encumbered by his mother's dower to have and to hold the same during his life then to go to his heirs.
10th, I will that the residue of my real estate and personal property be sold and converted into money and equally divided amongst my heirs, provided my wife Abigail is to receive one third of all money and notes at my decease, real estate not to be sold short of five years from my decease.
Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my eldest son John to be my executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no ohter to be my last will and testament. Whereunto I have set my hand and seal this 31st day of March, 1858."