The Will of Samuel Mann

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Will of Samuel Mann

The Last Will and Testament

Of Samuel Mann of the town of Twigg in the County of Hamilton and State of Illinois made and published the seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Nine,

In the Name of God, Amen.

I, Samuel Mann of the town of Twigg in the County of Hamilton and State of Illinois of the age of seventy four years, and being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT in manner following, that is to say:

First.It is my will, that my funeral expenses and my just debts be fully paid.

Second.I give and devise to my daughter, Cora Smith, my year old red heifer called "Little Black Head".

All the rest and residue of my property real, personal, and mixed I give, devise and bequeath to my remaining sons and daughters, share and share alike, towit to Eva Bridewell, Ida Hicks, George Mann, Ruth Dees, John Mann and Will Mann, and it is my will that if my said sons and daughters last mentioned can agree upon a division of my property among themselves that they make such division, and that if they are unable to make such division that my executor hereinafter named shall sell my said property at public or at private sale and distribute the proceeds of such sale in equal shares to each with the express provision that my said daughter, Cora Smith, is to receive as part of such division or distribution, the revision first made for her being all that is my will for her to have.

Lastly.I hereby nomination and appoint ___Will Mann___ to be the Executor 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, the seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Nine.

________Samuel X (his mark) Mann (Seal)

Witness to mark:

____Alexander Hood____

____Alvin A. Young_____

The above instrument consisting of (three pages) one sheet was now here subscribed by me and sealed by Samuel Mann, the Testator, in the presence of each of us and was at the same time published and declared by him to be his Last Will and Testament and we at his request sign our names hereto in his presence as attesting witnesses:

______Alexander Hood_____

_____Alvin A Young_______

_____Dr. John Arthur Johnson____


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