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From: Kay Stein

Will of James Bristow

Girard Macoupin County Ills January the 5th A.D. 1867

To all to hoom this may concern

I James Bristow of the couty and State above written, being feeble in body yet sound in mind wish to dispose of the little estate that I may be in possession off after my discese in the following manner to wit after my Funerl and other expences that may accrew in my last sickness shall be paid I wish 1st that my half sister Sarah Miller if she is living to have fifty dollars 2nd I give to my wife Lucy Bristow my Buggy best Harness and one Buffilow robe 3rd I wish the balance of my estate if (if any) both real and personal to be soald and Equel distribution be made among all my heairs, which concists of Elisabeth P. Lynch James P. Bristow William T. Bristow Sarah A. Roberts Emella A. Atteberry Isaac V. M. Bristow Melisa Jane Wood and the two little boys of Plesant L. Bristow deceased to share ther Fathers portion. This is my last will which I wish to be carred out with out murmer or complaint on the parte of my heairs.

I appoint my son James P. Bristow as my Executer to settle up all my bisness, if he should fail then William T. Bristow

Given under my hand the day and yeare above written

James Bristow

I hoold my heirs all Equel up to date.

N.B. I herein authorize my executor to sell my real estate privet or publick as he may think best.

James Bristow [sele]

Signed and seald in presence of

James M. Lynch Emry W. Lynch

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State of Illinois Macoupin County} In the County court of said County In Probate July Term 1867

Personally appeared in open court James M. Lynch and Emry W. Lynch subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James Bristow late of Macoupin County deceased, who being duly sworn according to law do depose and say each for himself that the foregoing is the last will and testament of the said James Bristow deceased. That they subscribed their names thereto as the attesting witnesses at the request of the said tgestator and in his presence and in the presence of each other. That he then and there subscribed his name thereto in their presence and declared the same to be his last will and testament. And that the said testator at the time of executing the same as aforesaid was of full age of sound mind and memory and under no constraint

James M. Lynch Emry W. Lynch

Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 15 day of July A.D. 1867

[Geo H Holliday?] County Clerk

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Date of Death: 29 June 1867 Will Filed on 15 July 1867 Recorded: Will Record Book A, page 364 Original Will: Loose Papers Box 16 Macoupin County Circuit Clerk's Office Carlinville, IL (Note from Kay: The will which was transcribed by the courthouse was cleaned up when put in Will Record Book A. The above will was transcribed exactly from the original will with all the errors and misspellings.)



From: Gloria Frazier
Will of Williams R COVERDILL - 1861
I, Williams R. Coverdill of the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois being mindful of my mortality and being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.
I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and my body to be buried decently at the discretion of my friends, and after my body shall have been buried,
I hereby desire and authorise my Executors to purchase and put up decent grave stones at the head and feet with my name age death be inscribed thereon, and that all my just debts be paid.
I give and devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Coverdill in lieu of her dower, five hundred dollars in cash and also my house and kitchen funiture and also one third part of all the balance of my estate, after all my debts shall have been paid, during her natural life, and at the death of my said wife, all the property and money hereby devised and bequeathed to her as aforesaid in so much thereof as then remain unexpended may be disposed of by her as she may desire.
I give and devise to my two grandchildren Eli Carter and Nancy Jane Carter only surviving heirs of my daughter Rachel Carter now deceased fifty dollars each to be paid to them by my Executors out of the proceeds of my Estate, as soon as the same can be disposed of and the proceeds collected. And I give and devise to the legal heirs of my daughter Sarah Ann Woods now deceased one dollar to be paid by my Executors out of my Estate as above stated in the case of my grandchildren. And I further give and divise to my children Mary Jane Fillpostts, Israel Coverdill, Eli Coverdill, Hester Adcock, William Coverdill and Robert Coverdill and to their heirs and assigns forever all my Estate both Real and personal not previously disposed of in this my last will & testament. All of my estate, real & personal not disposed of in this instrument after my decease to be sold by my Executors and the proceeds to be equally divided between my six children last above named after paying all cost and expense of carrying out my last will and testament.
And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Nancy Coverdill and G A W Cloud to be the Executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made. And xxxing and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of May A.D. 1861.
Williams R. Coverdill {Seal} his x mark
Witnesses
Barnabas Boggess
James ?H Smith
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State of Illinois Macoupin County SS
In the County Court of said county
Personally appeared in open court Barnabas Boggess subscribing witness the foregoing instrument of xxxxing purporting to be the last will and testament of Williams R Coverdale late of Macoupin County deceased, who being duly sworn according to law doth depose and say that the foregoing is the last will and testament of the said Williams R Coverdill deceased that he subscribed his name thereto as the attesting witness at the request of the said testator and in his presence on the (nothing) day of (nothing) A.D. 1861, that he then and there suxxxxx his name thereto by making his mark in his presence, and declared the suxxxx be his last Will and Testament and that the said Testator at the time of the Exe?cution the same as aforesaid was of full age, of sound mind and memory and xxxxx constraint.
Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 18 day of September A.D. 1861
G. W. Holliday, County xxxxx

My Note: Used spelling as was in will such as Coverdill and Coverdale. I did notice that his given name was Williams with an s.


From: Sherry Arlotta
Will of Felix HOOVER 1835
In the Name of God Amen I Felix Hoover of the County of Macoupin State of Illinois being weak in body but of sound mind and Memory do make order and establish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others and do hereby appoint my dear beloved wife Sarah Hoover to be the executrix of this my last will and testament. It is my will that my just debts be paid out of my personal property.

After I give and bequeath to my dear beloved wife all of my personal estate during her natural life and after her death whatever may be remaining on hand to be equally divided among my four daughters namely Katharine Pool, Mary Hoover, Elizabeth Hoover, Sarah Hoover, deducting fifty dollars out of Katharine Pools part which amount she have received to be applied for the use and benefit of the other three girls. After I give and bequeath to my dear son Felix Jackson Hoover and to his heirs and assigns forever the north east quarter of the north east quarter of Section No. thirty six township no eleven no range no eight west of the third principal meridian, the south east quarter of the south west quarter of Section no twenty five town no eleven north range no eight west of third principal meridian. Also forty acres off the east half of the south east quarter of Section no twenty five town eleven north range no eight west of third principal meridian. And it is my will and desire that my dear beloved wife shall have support to her satisfaction and maintenance on the land and premises which I have bequeath to my son Felix Jackson Hoover my son arrives to the age of eighteen for him to have possession of the land and premises so bequeathed and whereas I have bequeathed my son Felix Jackson Hoover more land than I am able to give the rest of my children in proportion it is my desire that he will pay fifty dollars to my four daughters within named when he arrives to the age of twenty one.

Noras After I give and bequeath to my dear son ^ Limebough Hoover and to his heirs and assigns forever twenty acres off the south end of the west half of south east quarter of Section twenty three town no eleven north range no eight west of the third principal meridian also twenty acres off east end of south east quarter of section twenty six in town no eleven range no eight west of the third principal meridian.

After I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Hoover and to his heirs and assigns forever the north west quarter of the north east quarter of section no thirty six town no eleven north range no eight west of the third principal meridian and to which I have made a warrantee deed.

After I give and bequeath to my three youngest daughters and to their heirs and assigns forever namely Sarah an Hoover Elizabeth Hoover & Mary Hoover the west half of the North west quarter of section no thirty one town no eleven north range no seven west of third principal meridian containing 80 acres also sixty acres off the north west half of the south east quarter of section no twenty three town no eleven north eight west of the third principal meridian.

For testimony whereof I have hereunto set my nand and affixed my this 21st day of September 1835

Felix Hoover (seal) Witness Wm M. Berry Alexander Baker Any Howerton John Howerton

This was enterline? before witnessed

Witnessed Elizabeth (her X mark) Hoover

State of Illinois Macoupin County Seat Be it remembered that on the twenty second day of October 1835 personally appeared before me P.H. Winchester Judge of Probate in and for the County aforesaid Alexander Baker in open court and made oath that the within will of Felix Hoover was signed by William Berry for the said Felix under his direction and at the request of the said Felix Hoover And that the said Hoover was at the time of sound mind and memory and that he did then & there sign his name as a witness thereto at the request of the said Hoover and in his presence. Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above P.H. Winchester Judge of Probate

Alexander Baker

State of Illinois Macoupin County I do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will and testament of the within named Felix Hoover deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legacies mentioned therein as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend _ the law charge me and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods and chattels rights and credits as may come to my hands or knowledge belonging to the estate of the deceased and render a fair and full account of my executorship when thereto recquired by law to the best of my knowledge and abilities so help me God

her

Sarah x Hoover

mark


Guardianship Jasper W. McCollom, William M. McCollom, James McKendrie McCollom and Agnes O. McCollom


Guardianship Document

State of Illinois, Macoupin County, SS. The People Of The State Of Illinois, To All to whom these Presents shall Come........Greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity, diligence and discretion of Daniel W. Edwards, we do hereby appoint him Guardian for the persons and property of Jasper W. McCollom, William M. McCollom, James McKendrie McCollom and Agnes O. McCollom. And do authorize and empower him to execute, fulfill, and perform all the duties required of him by Law, so long as he shall remain Guardian, as aforesaid.

Witness===Enoch Wall Clerk of the County Court, in and for said County of Macoupin at his Office in Carlinville and the Seal of said Court, this fifth day of February A.D. 1851. (sig.) Enoch Wall, Clerk.



From: Paddy Lorenz
Will of Henry MEIHE May 1882
In the name of God Amen: I Henry MIEHE of the city of Carlinville, Macoupin and State of Illinois, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testiment, hereby revoking any and all Wills heretofore made. First I direct that as soon after my death as possible all my just debts with the expense of my last sickness and my funeral expenses shall be paid. Second I give and bequeate to my wife Elizabeth during her natural lifetime the property now owned by me in Carlinville and in which we now live and after her death to my son Charles D. MIEHE. In Witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of September AD 1880. Heinrich MIEHE (Seal)

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Henry MEIHE as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. W. F. BURGDORFF Carlinville Ill. W. W. FURMAN [?] Carlinville, Ill.

Filed May 17 1882 C. WESTERMEIER Jr. Clerk

[Different spellings of MIEHE as they actually appear in will book.]


From Sue McMurry

Will of John Morris

Book A, Page 349, Macoupin County, Illinois Wills (Date of Death March 14, 1867)

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN,

I John Morris of Macoupin County and State of Illinois being in good bodily health and of sound and disposing mind and memory calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and deciding how the estate with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last will and testament here revoking and making null and void all other last wills and testaments by me heretofore made.

That I commend my immortal being to him who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried by my Executors with as little ostentation as possible. And as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed of or to which I shall be entitled to at the time of my decease, I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner and form following to wit: It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate as early after my decease as found convenient to my executors.

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Morris my dwelling house & lot No. one in Whipple addition to Chesterfield together with all my household furniture, Linings (Linens?) Plates, Books.. with my horse buggy and harness.

I also give and bequeath to my wife aforesaid four thousand dollars to be paid one month after my decease.

Second, I give and bequeath to my daughter Silvia Dews two thousand dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease.

Third, I give and bequeath to my son Felix Morris fifteen hundred dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease, the reason why I don't give Son Felix no more, he has done nothing towards making that much.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jackson two thousand dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease.

Fifth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Adelaide Whitely two thousand dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease.

Sixth, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Duckels two thousand dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease.

Seventh, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, namely Ann Sexty Morris, Louisa Solway Morris, Frances Maria Morris and John Eric Morris the sum of five hundred dollars each to be paid with interest as they come of age after my decease.

Eighth, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren namely, Sarah Ann Burns(?Brown?), Hiram Wright, Peter Wright, Charles Wright and George Wright the sum of four hundred dollars each to be paid with interest as they come of age after my decease.

Ninth, I give and bequeath to my son John Morris five hundred dollars to be paid twelve months after my decease, all the heirs know the reason why John has no more left.

And all the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I give and bequeath to my heirs to be divided into eight parts. Eric's children to have one part to be paid twelve months after my decease.

I nominate and appoint my son-in-law Robert Whitely and my son John Morris to be the Executors of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said John Morris have to this my last will and testament thereof I have here subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this the first day of January, One thousand eight hundred & sixty one.

And I give and bequeath to my Executors Robert Whitely & John Morris when they have settled up the estate five hundred dollars each for their services.

John Morris (Seal)

Assigned sealed and declared by the said John Morris to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

Robt. Whitely

Z. B. Lawson

John Morris, Jr.

 

State of Illinois, Macoupin County SS

In the County Court of said county In Probate March term A.D. 1867 personally appeared in open court Robert Whitely and Z. B. Lawson subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Morris, late of said County deceased, who being duly sworn according to law do depose and say each for himself that he was present and saw the said John Morris acknowledge that he had signed said will, and that they signed said will as witnesses at the request of the testator, and that they believe that the said testator was of sound mind and memory, of lawful age and under no constraint when he signed said will.

Robt Whitely

Z. B. Lawson

Subscribed and sworn to in open court this 21 day of March A.D. 1867

G. C. Holliday, County Clerk

Recorded March 21, 1867, G. C. Holliday Clk


From Matthew Ferricks

Will of William Roach

In the name of God Amen:

I William Roach of Macoupin County Illinois, being of sound and dispersing mind and memory but weak in body, and aware of my mortality, do make, ordain, publish and declare, this my last will and testament hereby expressly annulling and revoking any and every last will and testament and codicil thereto by me heretofore made.

In the first place I direct the full payment of all my just debts.

Secondly - I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Delilah, such bedstead as she may elect from those we now own, together with the best bed, and such bed clothing as she may select - further I direct that my Executor have in after named, shall after the payment of my debts from my estate provide a fund of five hundred dollars to be held by him in trust for the benefit of my said wife, the interest thereon to be paid to her semiannually, and after her decease the said sum of five hundred dollars to go to the heirs at law of my said wife, unless she during her life time may be will otherwise direct - this sum of five hundred dollars being in full of any money claim my said wife may have against my estate, and of all claim thereon for dower.

Thirdly - I direct that after the payment of my debts and providing for my wife as aforesaid, the residue of my estate is to be equally divided between my children now living - the representatives of my children now deceased, (each family taking the share to which their mothers might have been entitled) - and my grandson William Vaughn, who in this distribution is to share as one of my children.

Fourthly - If the interest on the money hereby provided for my said wife should be insufficient for her support, my said Executor is hereby empowered to pay per annually from the principal sum such an amount as may ensure her comfortable support and the residue of said principal sum to take the direction herein before indicated.

Lastly - I hereby appoint my son William C. Roach Executor of this my last will and testament.

Signed sealed and dated this 24 day of June A.D. 1861

William Roach seal

The foregoing written instrument was this day signed in our presence by William Roach, who there upon declared the same to be his last will and testament, whereupon we in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto affixed our names as subscribing witnesses - June 24, 1861

C. McDaniel A Mkin Dubois(?)






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