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ANN L. JORDAN
OSCAR T. TAMM
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ANN L. JORDAN, DECEASED
Contributed by Eileen Enteman
Source: State Archives in Springfield, microfilm collection of some county records.
I, Ann L. Jordan of the County of Alexander and State of Illinois do hereby make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
First, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Alexander S. Cauble, the piece of land that is situated in said County and known and described as the North East quarter of the South East quarter of section No. one in Township No. fourteen (14) South of Range No. two (2) West of the third Principal Meridian containing forty acres, more or less.
Third, I give and devise unto my son John F. Jordan the farm on which we now Reside, situated in said County and known and described as the West half of the North East half of the North East quarter of Section No. one (1) in Township No. fourteen (14) South of Range No. two (2) west of the third Principal Meridian containing thirty seven ??? acres more or less.
Fourth, I give and devise unto my two sons Alexander S. Cauble and John F. Jordan, all the money that comes from all my personal property and the money that is left on hand if there be any, equal share by share after all expenses is paid and it is my will that my Executor take charge of all my personal property and household and kitchen furniture and make sale of all of them as soon as possible.
Now, lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint John Cauble Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I the said Ann L. Jordan have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy One.
Ann Jordan (her mark) [Seal]
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Ann L. Jordan as and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request have subscribed our names as witness thereto.
Levi Jordan (his mark)
PROBATE OF WILL
State of Illinois
In the County Court of said County, in probate May ?? A.D. 1871 Personally Appeared in open Court Moses Hutson and Levi Jordan subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Ann L. Jordan, late of Alexander County, deceased, who being only sworn according to law doth depose and say each for himself, that the foregoing is the Last Will and Testament of the said Ann L. Jordan deceased; that they subscribed their names thereto as the attesting witnesses at the request of the said Testator and in her presence and in the presence of each other on the first day of May A. D. 1871. That she then and there subscribed her name thereto in their presence and declared the same to be her 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.
Levi Jordan (his mark)
Subscribed and sworn to in this Court,
the 16th day of May A. D. 1871
OATH OF EXECUTOR
State of Illinois
I do solemnly swear that the within and foregoing instrument of writing contains the true Last Will and Testament of the within named Ann L. Jordan, 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 good and chattels will thereto extend, and the law charge me; and I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels, rights and credits, as may come to my hands and knowledge, belonging to the estate of the said deceased and render a fair and just account of my executorship, where thereunto required by law to the best of my knowledge and abilities so help me God.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 16th day of May A. D. 1871
"I Oscar T. Tamm, of the Village of Tamms, in the county of Alexander and state of Illinois, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare the following to be my last will and testament:- First, I declare all of my just debts to be paid. Second, I give and bequeath unto Otto Blume the sum of $500.00 and this bequeast shall be in lieu of any check or note which I may have drawn to the order of said Otto Blume and placed in any safety deposit box for delivery to him after my death, and any such check or note is herby cancelled. Third, I give and bequeath unto Lee B. Davis, provided he is in my service at the time of my deceased, any note or notes, I may hold against him and I direct that such note or notes, in such event, be cancelled and delivered back to him and that any collateral I may hold as security therefor be also surrendered and delivered to him. Fourth, All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal,and mixed, or every kind and description, and wherever situate or being, I give devise and bequeath unto James H. Galigan and David S. Lansdennof Cairo, Illinois, and Lee B. Davis, of Tamms, Illinois, and their successore in trust, for the following purposes: They shall have full and complete control and management of all of said estate and shall manage, use and conduct all of my property, business and affairs in such manner as will, in their judgment, yield the best and safest income, interest and profits, so far as the objects of the trust hereby created will permit. They shall have power and authority to bargain, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, rent, lease, deal with, invest and reinvest, convey and deliver any part or all of my estate and property, from time to time, in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as their judgment will best promote the objects of the trust; but all contracts of sale and conveyence which may be made by them of lots or other real estate within the limits of the Village of Tamms, in the county of Alexander and State of Illinois, or any additions to said Village, shall provide, as covenants running with the land, that no intoxicating liquor shall be manufactured, kept for sale, sold or given away, at any time, upon any part of the premises sold and conveyed, and in case of the violation of said convenants, said premises shall immediately revert to and become the property of said Trustees, and their successors in trust, for the purposes of this trust, except that this provision and covenant concerning intoxicating liquor shall not apply to or run with the lots, buildings and premises in the Village of Tamms in and upon which there shall, at the time of my decease, be conducted a dram shop or saloon business. After the payment of necessary expenses of administering and conducting the trust, including reasonable compensation to the Trustees, said trustees shall use and expend all of the moneys and proceeds received by them from my said property and estate as follows:
(To Florence Tamm, his wife, he gives $20,000.00 to be paid to her within 12 months after his death, which shall be paid in full payment, satisfaction, discharge and settlement of all of her right, title, interest, dower, widow's award and distributible share as widow, or as heir, in and to all of my property and estate.)(And, in case a child should be born to my said wife the sum of $20,000.00 each, and to Mrs. Hertha Tamm, widow of my deceased uncle, the sum of $50.00 each month during her natural life.)All the rest, residue and remainder of said moneys and proceeds shall be expanded by said Trustees for building, constructing, repairing, improving and maintaining good roads and highways in Alexander county, in the State of Illinois. In case of death, resignation, inability or refusal to act of any one of said Trustees, I herby authorize and empower the two remaining Trustees to select another Trustee to fill said vacancy. In case of failure of said Trustees to agree upon the selection of another Trustee and in case of the death, resignation, inability or refusal to act of more than one of said Trustees, at one time, I herby direct that the Circuit Court of Alexander County shall have the power and authority to fill said vacancies. Each and all of the Trustees so selected or appointed to fill said vacancy or vacancies shall have the same power and authority and shall perform the same duties as are hereby given to or imposed upon the Trustees hereinabove named.I hereby direct that a majority of Trustees hereinabove named or of their successors in trust, may exercise all the powers and authority given to all Trustees. I do not require that any bond be required of any of the said Trustees, or their successors in trust. Fifth, I hereby nominate and appoint David S. Lansden, of Cairo, Illinois, the Executor of this my last will and testament, and I request no bond or security be required of him as such."Said will dated January 20th, 1915, and properly signed and witnessed. Admitted to probate in Alexander County, Illinois, on February 28th1915. Letters issued to David S. Lansden as Executor (without bond) on Februaury 28th 1915. Will record "E" pages 78 et. seq.Inventory shows, among other property, all of the property described in the Caption of this abstract. See Inventory Record "H" peages 171 et seq. Estate still pending.
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