The Will of Sampson B. Cantrell

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Will of Sampson B. Cantrell

In the name of God, Amen

I Sampson B. Cantrell of the Akin Precinct in the county of Hamilton and State of Illinois of the age of fifty eight years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the manner following that is to say first I give and bequeath to my Wife Mary C. Cantrell the following described Real Estate: Part North East fourth (1/4) of the South West quarter of Section Elleven (11) containing Thirty Nine (39) Acres and part of the North West fourth of the south West quarter of Section Eleven (11) in the North East corner of said tract containing 2 Acres all in of the above lands lying in Township Seven (7) South of Range Six East and to my daughter Eliza F. Cantrell and lastly I give and bequeath all the rest residue and various div Of my personal estate goods and chattles of what nature or kind gaved??? to my Wife Mary C. Cantrell whom I hereby appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand and Seal this 5th day of October, A. D. 1883.

Sampson (x-his mark) B. Cantrell (Seal)

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at this date thereof Signed, sealed published and declared by the Said Sampson B. Cantrell as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in presence of each other have subscribed our names as witness there to the above instrument consisting of one sheet made at another date though declared to us by the said Sampson B. Cantrell the testator therein mentioned to be his last will and testament and at the same time acknowledges to us and each of us that we had signed and sealed the same and we therefore at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other signed our names thereto as attesting Witnesses.

Frances M. Hardesty, at Allen Preceinct in Hamilton County John G (x his mark) McGill At Allen Preceinct Hamilton County Thomas D. Ray At Flannigan Preceint, Hamilton County


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