Will of William "Rowdy" Richardson
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I William Richardson, being of Sound Mind and Memory, and being impressed with the uncertainty of Human Life, do ordain and publish this my last will and Testament.
Item first, I want all my legal debts to be paid.
Item second, I leave my daughter Pauline Bigelow, one dollar.
To my sons, Daniel, Washington, O.Perry, David & William, each one dollar.
The residue of my property both real and personal I give and bequeath to my Beloved wife, Mary Richardson.
I hereby revoke and render void all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto affix my Signature, this 16th day of September A.D. 1873.
Signed William “X”(his mark) Richardson
Signed by William Richardson in our presence and signed by us in his presence.
John D. Carlton, Jacob Fought, September 16 1873
[Submitted by Ralph R. Richardson]