Donated by ©Arlene Zoll McLennan

©Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group

Born November 30, 1754

In the name of God Amen
I, Jacob Zoll of the county of Fulton and State of Illinois Being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain and Establish this to be my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others. And I do hereby appoint my son Henry Zoll to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament.

1. It is my will that all my just debts be paid.
2. After the payment of my just debts and funeral Expenses. I do hereby devise and bequeath to my oldest Daughter Catharine Dunlap I give two hundred dollars. to my son Jacob Zoll I give one hundred and fifty dollars. To my daughter Susanna Tharp I give one hundred dollaes. To my daughter Mary Blair I give one hundred dollars. To my daughter Margaret Muckelroy I give one hundred dollars and also her four children (to wit) Elizabeth Muckelroy fifty dollars. Maryann Muckelroy fifty dollars. Joseph Muckelroy fifty dollars. To Susanna Gilson I give twenty two dollars.

I do hereby devise and bequeath to my son Henry Zoll the farm and improvements thereon on which I now live known as the west half of the south east quarter of section no Twenty six. Both halves in Township No Five north of the base line of Range no One East of the fourth principal meridian. To have and to hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever.~

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 17th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty nine.

Signed and acknowledged before us,
William Cogley
Henry (?) Flicker
Simon Brown

Jacob (his mark) Zoll

Follows is the routine statement from he witnesses that Jacob Zoll was of sound mind and memory when the witnesses the will.

Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Zoll William Cosly and James Strode of the County Of Fulton and State of Illinois are held and firmly bound unto the People of the State of Illinois in the final sum of Three Thousand and ninety dollars current money of the United States which payment well and truly to be made and perform we are each of us bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly severally and firmly by these presents witness our hands and seal this Eleventh day of March A.D. 1861

The conviction of the above obligations is such that if the above _____ Henry Zoll executor of the last will and testament of Jacob Zoll deceased to make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits lands _______ are here accurately and the rents and profits issuing out of the same of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Henry Zoll or into the possession of any other persons for him and the same so made do exhibit in the in the Court of probate for the said county of Fulton as required by law and also make and record a fair and just account of his actions and doings as such executor to said court. Wherein thereunto lawfully required and to well and truly fulfil the duties subjoined upon him in and by the said will - and shall moreover pay An ______ to the personal estate thereto all the legacies and bequests contained in the said Will so far as the estate of the said Testator will thereunto explain according to the value thereof an as the law shall charge him and shall in general do all other acts which may from time to time be required of him by law, then this obligation to be said otherwise to remain in full force and _____

Taken and approved
before me at my office
in Lewistown this 11th day
of March A.D. 1841
Signature ????

Henry Zoll (his seal)
William Cogly (his seal)
James Strode (his seal)

To Mr. Henry Zoll Executor of the last will and Testament of Jacob Zoll late of the County of Fulton and State of Illinois deceased----

We John S. Hull and Mary Ann his wife formerly Mary Ann McElroy----
Isaac Aiken and Elizabeth his wife formerly Elizabeth McElroy , Joseph McElroy---and Margaret McElroy said Mary Ann, Elizabeth , Joseph and Margaret being legatees named in the last will and testament of said Jacob Zoll, and they being also children and heirs at law of Margaret McElroy deceased, formerly Margaret Zoll who was daughter of said Jacob Zoll deceased and who was also a legatee named in said will , do hereby authorize and request ___ to pay to John ___Brown of Shelbyville County, Illinois the several legacies of said Mary Ann Hull, Elizabeth Aiken, Joseph McElroy together with the interest thereon, and also the legacy specified in said will as given to Margaret McElroy deceased, formerly Margaret Zoll daughter of said Testator and the receipt of said---John--Brown shall be in full discharge of all demands for said legacies. Witness and ____ this 28th day of October AD 1846

Attest for
John S. Hull Mary Ann Hull
Margaret McElroy
Daniel Minnick
John C. Zinbuer (I think)
J. McElroy___Eliza Aiken
John S. Hull
Mary Ann Thrall
Joseph McElroy
Margaret McElroy Isaac Aiken
Elizabeth Aiken

Personal Inventory of the Estate of Henry Zoll

Due note on Iones Daisback Bal Ain (?)....................... 59.37
Elias ? Wilcox.............................................................63.68
Heary Pirry.................................................................. .6.68
Lampson Beard Bal due 12.50
Solmon (?) Litchfield Bal due........................................22.00

Received of Henry Zoll Executor for the Estate of Jacob Zoll by the orders of said Jacob Zolls heirs Three hundred and seventy two dollars in full of all Demands up to this date
December 24th 1846
John Brown

Bernadotte December 2nd 1841
Received of Henry Zull one dollar and fifty cents for medical services done for father in his last illness.
P.S. Secor

Lewiston September 6th 1845
Received of Henry Zoll Executor of the last will and testament of Jacob Zoll deceased the sum of five hundred and seven 66/100 dollars being in full of bequests and interest made by the said Jacob Zoll deceased to his daughter Catharine Dunlap and to his daughter Sasan Tharp and to his daughter Mary Blace as by reference to the said will and testament herein appearing
Powell Bryan

Received of Henry Zoll twelve dollars in full for making coffin for his Father deceased
Bernadotte May 15th 1843
J.H. Trickey

Rec'd of Henry Zoll administrator of the estate of Jacob Zoll deceased eighteen dollars in full for making furnishing and setting up pailing around a grave Bernadotte May 21st 1844
Lewis E. Osborn

Received of Henry Zoll Executor for the Estate of Jacob Zoll one hundred and fifty Dollars in full, December 14th 1846
Jacob Zoll

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