The Will of George A. Hungate

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Will of George A. Hungate

W I L L

In The Name of God Amen: - I, George A. Hungate, of McLeansboro Township, 
in the County of Hamilton and State of Illinois, do make and publish and 
Declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former 
Wills by me made.
First: - My funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be fully paid and 
a suitable monument shall be erected at my tomb.

Second:- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Nancy A. Hungate as her 
absolute property all my personal property of every kind and character, 
which is to cover household and kitchen furniture, household goods, 
furnishings, tools, farming implements and family and household supplies of 
every kind whatever.

Third: - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Nancy A. Hungate to have 
and to hold and use and enjoy all the rents, issues and profits of same for 
and during her natural life and widowhood, the farm which I now occupy and 
which is described as follows: - The South East One Fourth (1/4, of the 
South West Quarter of Section Twenty (20,; the North East One Fourth (1/4, 
of the North West Quarter and the South West One Fourth (1/4, of the North 
East Quarter of Section Twenty Nine  (29,; all in Township Five (5, South, 
Range Six (6, East of the Third (3rd, Principal Meridian and situated in 
Hamilton County, Illinois containing One HundredTwenty (120,acres more or 
less.

Fourth: - I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Granville Hungate, Jr. the 
remainder in fee of the above described real estate after the death or 
remarriage of my said wife, Nancy A. Hungate, and I give and bequeath to my 
beloved son,Granville Hungate, Jr., all other real estate than above 
described which I may own at the time of my death as his absolute property.

Fifth: - I direct that my Executrix make no Inventory of my estate, the 
Inventory as required by statute being hereby waived and I hereby give her 
full power and authority and fully authorize her in every respect to execute 
deed or deeds of conveyance for the purpose of settling my debts, if any, 
and also give her full power and authority, if it becomes necessary to 
execute or renew mortgage or mortgages on my real estate for the purpose of 
settling up all the business pertaining to my estate without in any manner 
obtaining decree or decrees from any of the courts, the requirements of the 
statutes in such cases being hereby fully waived.

Sixth: - I appoint my beloved wife, Nancy A. Hungate the sole Executrix of 
this my Will and request her to retain as counsel and adviser, my friend, 
George W. Hogan, in the settlement of my estate.  I further direct that my 
Executrix give no bond, this requirement the Statute being hereby waived.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal at McLeansboro, 
Illinois this November 13th, A.D. 1911.
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George A. Hungate  (seal)

Signed, Sealed and Published by the said George A. Hungate, in our presence 
as and for his Last Will and Testament and in our presence, he at the tine 
of his signing same declared same to be his Last Will and Testament, and we 
as Witnesses thereof have at his request and his presence and in the 
presence of each other, subscribed our names hereto on this November 13th, 
A.D. 1911.

R. D. Flannigan McLeansboro, Illinois
C. R. McNabb McLeansboro, Illinois
(unreadable)

PROOF OF WILL
State of Illinois)) ss
Hamilton County ))
In the County Court of Said County.
In Probate, February Term, A.D. 1924

Personally appeared in open Court R. D. Flannigan and C. R. McNabb 
subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be 
the last will and Testament of George A. Hungate late of said County, 
deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each 
for himself, that they were present and saw the said George A. Hungate the 
Testator sign, seal and declare the annexed instrument of writing as and for 
his last Will and Testament and acknowledged the same as his act and deed, 
and the said witnesses then attested said will in the presence of said 
Testator and at his request, and in the presence of each other; and that 
said witnesses believe that the said Testator was of sound mind and memory, 
of full age, and under no constraint at the time he signed, sealed and 
acknowledged the same as and for his last Will and Testament.

C. R. McNabb
R. D. Flannigan

(Seal)

Subscribed and sworn to in open Court, this 7th day of February A.D., 1924.
Roy Phipps, County Clerk

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