Lee County Wills

In the name of God. Amen. I Clarissa Frisbee of the town of China in the county of Lee and state of Illinois being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

That is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal of which I may die seized or possessed I give and bequeath to my beloved husband during the term of his natural life and after his death to be divided as follows to wit I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars to Luna J. Frisbee wife of John P. Frisbee and I give and bequeath the sum of one thousand and two hundred dollars to be divided equally between my husbands children whose names are as follows Henry Frisbee Charles Frisbee Sylvester C. Frisbee John P. Frisbee Mary A wife of Solomon Quick Clarissa H. wife of Josiah M Davis. If either or any of the above named persons to whom I have hereby Willed and bequeathed shares of my estate should not be living at the time of the death of my said husband then and in that case the amount to be paid to their heirs. and the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal I give and bequeath to the American Bible society instituted in the city of New York in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen Likewise I make constitute and apoint my said husband Sylvester Frisbee and Doctor Charles Gardner to be executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made

In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and fifty six (Believe this should read 1856)

Clarissa Frisbee(Seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Clarissa Frisbee as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us who at the request of the said Clarissa Frisbee and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names and respective places of residence

Jesse Hale of the county of Lee. Illinois

Henry N Bushnell of the county of Lee Illinois

Contributed by: Kay Harris
Note From Kay Harris: Clarissa died on May 16, 1865. The date of letter was May 19, 1865. It is in vault box 13. Since she left everything to Sylvester until he died (4 August 1876) it was not completed until late 1877 or early 1878, with Dr. Charles Gardner being the surviving executor. He must of had quite a job finding all the heirs because they were all over the United States.