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Cover for Last Will and Testament of Catharine Cunningham
 
The Last Will and Testament
of
Catharine Cunningham
August 24, 1877
 
 
courtesy of Kathyrn Todd


 
Last Will and Testament header
The Last Will and Testament
of                             Catharine Cunningham                             of the
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ of ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ in the County
of        Perry                     and State of         Illinois                 made and published
the        24th             of     August                in the year of our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and       Seventy Seven       .
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I,       Catharine Cunningham                     
of the ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ of ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ in the
County of        Perry                     and State of         Illinois                       of the age
of    about       63               years, and being of sound mind and memory, do hereby
make, publish and declare this my    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT    in manner
following, that is to say :
      FIRST - It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
      SECOND - I give and          bequeath                          to    the American
Bible Society the sum of Fifty Dollars
Third - I give and bequeath to Catharine Della Neill, daughter of James R. and Catharine Neill the sum of Fifty Dollars
Fourth - It is my will that all my money, rights, credits and effects not otherwise herein disposed of, shall be reduced to cash effects, and all of said cash to be divided equally between the following named persons my own dear sons and daughters. Margaret, now Wife of James Woodside; Elisabeth S., now Wife of John Orr. Catharine, now wife of James R. Neill; William Cunningham and Andrew Todd Williams, son born previous to my marriage with William Cunningham, Sr. Each of the above five persons to share equally with the other - one-fifth to each.
Fifth - The feather bed on which I am now lying and which is in the house of James R. Neill shall be given to my son Andrew T. Williams, just as it is and not sold.
Sixth - My Rocking chair now at the house of James R. Neill shall remain there and be the property of of my daughter Catharine, now wife of James R. Neill.
Seventh - My two woolen blankets I wish given, one to my daughter Margaret wife of James Woodside, the other to my daughter Elisabeth S. wife of John Orr.
Eighth - My large New Testament I give to my son William Cunningham.
Ninth - My executors herein after appointed shall make division of my effects as above indicated and before division of money shall first pay the expenses of their executorship.
 
      LASTLY - I hereby nominate and appoint      James Walker                            
and James R. McKelvey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former
Wills by me made.
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the     24th   
day of     August                   in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
and       Seventy Seven       .
Catharine her
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Cunningham       (
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      The above Instrument, consisting of            Two                  sheets, was now here
subscribed by       the mark and certification                    the Testator, in the presence
of each of us; and was at the same time declared by          her        to be        her       
Last Will and Testament, and we, at          her            request, sign our names hereto
in          her        presence as attesting witnesses.
Rev. Robert HunterofCoulterville, Ills.
James WalkerofPerry County
John R. McFieofCoulterville, Ills.

Executor's Oath for Will of Catharine Cunningham

State of Illinois
Perry County
} ss.       In the county Court in Probate, October Term 1877.
      Personally appeared in open court, John R. McFie and James Walker, subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be be the last will and testament of Catharine Cunningham late of said county deceased who being duly sworn according to law do depose and say each for himself that hey were present and saw the said Catharine Cunningham sign her name by mark to said will, and that they believe that said testatrix was of sound mind and memory of lawful age and under no constraint when she signed said will
subscribed and sworn
to in open court
this 29 day of
October, A. D. 1877
       W. S. D. Smith
           County
               clerk
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James Walker
John R. McFie

 
 

 

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