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Last Will and Testament header
of
George Cherry
February 25, 1867
 
courtesy of Kathyrn Todd


 
I, George Cherry in the County of Perry 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 Daughter Sarah Cherry otherwise Dunlop, the sum of Five Dollars to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
 
Third. I give, devise and bequeath unto the heirs of deceased Daughter Rebecca Jeane who was intermarried with David Willson the sum of five Dollars ($5.00) Cash each making in all fifteen Dollars and their heirs and assigns forever.
 
Third. I give an devise unto my Daughter Mary McClurkin, formerly Cherry, the sum of four Hundred Dollars to her and her heirs and assigns forever, also my house and wagon.
 
Fourth. I give and devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Ann Adams, wife of Samuel H. Adams the sum of Three Hundred Dollars to her and her heirs and assigns forever, also a certain Tract of Land No. as follows
The North West part forty acres of the South West quarter of Section No. 32 Township Three South of Range four West Laying and being in Washington County and State of Illinois to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
 
Fifth. I give and devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Ellan McMillan, wife of James McMillan the sum of Five Dollars to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
 
Sixth. I give and devise and bequeath unto my Son James A. Cherry all the Ballance Rest and Remainder of my property both Real and personal to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.
 
Ninth. all the Just Debts and Leggiteas all here must be paid up.
 
and Lastly: Hereby Constitute and appoint Samuel H. Adams and James A. Cherry of Perry County Executors of this My Last Will and Testament, Revoking and Annuling all former Wills made by me and Ratting and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Witness Whereof I the said George Cherry have here unto set my hand and seal this 25th of February A. D. 1867 in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixety Seven.
George Cherry
Signed Sealed and published and Declared by the Said George Cherry as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of Each other and at his request have subscribed our names as Wittnesses thereto.
David Brown
George J. W. Smith

 


 
Proof   of   Will
State of Illinois
Perry County
} ss.       In the County Court
of Said County, In Probate - April Term A.D. 1867
Personally appeared in open court - David Brown and George J. W. Smith
subscribed witnesses to the annexed instrument.

 


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