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Index to Probate Records Vol. A, 1819 - 1832

Index to Probate Records Vol. B, 1822 - 1838

Index to Will Record Vol. A, 1861 - 1916


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George Gilliam -- Will
Sarah Leeper -- Will and Probate
Wilson Griffin -- Probate

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Sarah Leeper
File Box 21 and Probate Book C Pages 243-245
Date of Death 24 May 1839

17 June 1839 - Andrew Leeper appointed administrator of the estate with Peter Holland his security in the amount of $50.

Last Will and Testament

I Sarah Leeper of the county and state aforesaid (Pope county Illinois) considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being in perfect mind and memory do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, First, I give and bequeath unto my son Andrew Leeper my part of my fathers estate that is due me and I also give and bequeath to my son Andrew my black horse, I also give and bequeath to my three daughters, Polly Ward, Nancy Hughs and Sina Goble my house hold and kitchen furniture to be equally divided between them, consisting of the several articles of wit, one bed and furniture, one bed stead one fallen leaf table on stand on flax wheel one cotton wheel one chest two pots and one skillet and my wearing apparel and one womans saddle also I give and bequeath to my grandson Lewis Leeper one bed and furniture, and lastly I hereby appoint my son Andrew Leeper sole administrator 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 this 23rd of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.

(X) Sarah Leeper (her mark)

Signed and delivered in the presence of Peter Holland and Robert Kesterson

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Inventory and Division of Property
(Editors note: The property appears to have been divided, according to Mrs. Leeper's will, as noted below)

Saddle $7.00
Stand .75
Little Pot .75
Table 1.00
Bed $10.00
Chest $5.00
Large Pot $2.00
Flax Wheel 1.37 1/2
Large Chair .75
Cotton Wheel .25
Saddle $7.00
Stand .75
Little Pot .75
Table 4.100
Skillet .25
Cotton Wheel .25

RECEIPTS

Received of Andrew Leeper administrator of (the estate) the sum of nine dollars and ?? cents being in full payment of my part and for all demands due from said estate this 12th July 1839 -- William Ward

Received of Andrew Leeper administrator -- nine dollars and 37 1/2 being in full payment of my part of the estate which was bequeathed to me by said deceased this 10th July 1839 (X) Nancy Hughes (her mark)

Received of ANdrew Leeper administrator of .. the sum and full amount of the estate which was bequeathed by me by said decease namely one bed valued at ten dollars and warel appearals not valued this the being the full amount this the
10th of July 1839 -- John Goble
Contributed by Christine Walters & Claudia Eagan



WILSON GRIFFIN
File Box 36 and Probate Book B Page 292
Guardian File Box 163 and Probate Book B Page 293
Date of Death 3 Jan 1835

1 November 1836 - Thomas Griffin appointed administrator of the estate with William Kesterson his security in the amount of $50.

Estate auction -
Sale bill of Wilson Griffins personal property deceased
3 Dec 1836 (Calvin Palmer & V.T.C. Palmer)
Wm Mahan - Cow 9.37
Thomas Griffin 3 Shoats 6.00
Isaac Hobbs 1 Oven and lead 1.25
Isaac Hobbs 1 Skilet and lead .75
Thomas Buress 1 water pail 31
Isaac Hobbs 1 Piggin
James Lane 1 pare of pot hooks .37
Archible Hobbs 1 Tin bucket .25
Thoams Buress 1 side of leather 1.81
Peter Holland 4 China Frains ? 1.31
Archibal Hobbs - Shelft ware .62
Thomas Griffin 1 box and some waring cloths 1.00
James Lane 1 big wheel 3.00
Isaac Hobbs 1 pare of coten cards .37
Isaac Hobbs 1 bed and beding 7.75
Thomas griffin - 1 bed and beding 10.50
Isaac Hobbs 1 ax .37

We the cries and clerk do certify this sale bill do certify this to be a true bill of the personal property of Wilson Griffin, decd this the 3 day of Dec. 1836 (Calvin Palmer and V.T.C. Palmer).

GUARDIAN NOTES:
1 November 1836 - Thomas Griffin appointed guardian for Polly Ann Griffin aged 8 years, Jefferson Marion Griffin age 4 years and WIlson Griffin aged 18 months all minors. Wm. Kesters was his security in the amount of $50.00 )

( William Kesterson was Thomas Griffin's brother in law)
Contributed by Christine Walters & Claudia Eagan



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