The Will of Tilman Dixon

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Probate File – Hamilton Co., IL Probate Records, Will Box #2; File No. 5; 
Written: February 17, 1882 at 49 years of age
Died: February 22, 1895; Filed: February 23, 1895
Witnesses: John H. Wilson and J. Wilson Jones 

Typed as written

I Tilmon Dixon of near Dahlgren Hamilton County Illinois a Farmer do make this my last Will and Testament.  I give devise and bequeth my estate and property both real and personal as follows.  That is to say This I desire and will that all my just debts be fully paid and discharged.  Second, I will give and bequeathe unto my Grand Son Eugene Belt the sum of five dollars ($5) in full of all that I desire him to have or receive of my estate. I then give devise and bequeathe unto Lorana Dixon my only daughter living all of my estate of every nature and kind both real personal or mixed--all notes and accounts choses in action or in possession all issues ___ and profits of any and every nature and kind whatever.

I appoint Daniel Lowery who now lives near Dahlgren Hamilton County Illinois my Executor to carry into effect the provisions of this will;

In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will at McLeansboro Illinois this 17th day of February AD 1882 And I being of lawful age to wit in my forty ninth year and of sound mind and memory make and leave this instrument as my last will and Testament aforesaid.

Signed Tilman Dixon (Seal)

Tilmon Dixon, Sr.
Will Box #1, Fil #33
Date Written: November 28, 1857
Witnesses: Samuel Paton, James King
Date Filed: December 23, 1857
Contains: Real Estate and Personal Property
Executor: Owen L. Damon
Name of heirs and relationship mentioned:
Wife: Milley Dixon
Three sons: Thomas Dixon, Azariah Dixon and Tilman Dixon
Four heirs of eldest son Alexander Dixon
Five daughters: Betsy Ann Bradford, Julian Canady, Jane Gibbs, Prudence Caroline Lowery and Mary Catherine Dixon
Granddaughter, Martha E. Dixon, daughter of Nancy Dixon, deceased

From: Abstracts of Wills, Hamilton Co., IL, by Hazel Lea Neff

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