The Will of Ambrose Maulding

Probate File – Hamilton Co., Ill; Div. B, File #10, filed October 15, 1833
Adminstrators: Mary Maulding and Wm. Maulding
Security Bond $500; Sureties by R. Oglesby and James Allen
Transcribed by Carol Lee Yarbrough


I, Ambros Maulding of Hamilton County in the State of Illinois considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind thanks be to God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows (to wit) First I give to my three daughters Isabella Maulding, Sary Maulding and Rashil Maulding one horse saddle bridle cow and calf and one bead and furniture each so soon as they become of age or marry.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Maulding the remainder of all my personal estate what ever except one sorrel filley mare which I give and bequeath to my Son Laban Maulding.  Also I give and bequeath to my said wife, the tract of land where on I now dwell it being the East half of the North east quarter Section Thirteen Township five South of Range five East containing eighty acres during her life or widow hood and after her death or marriage I give and bequeath the above named tract of Land to my two Sons Alexander Maulding and Laban Maulding to be equally divided between them to have and to hold with appurtenances.  Lastly I give and bequeath to My said wife all my right title and claim to my Black man Anthony during her life or widowhood.  In case My said wife should decease or Marry before My Black mans time of service expires I give and bequeath the residue of his service to my Son and daughter Laban Maulding & Rachel Mauldings, I do hereby appoint Enis Maulding my son, and Otho Davenport executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others made by me.  In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and s3eal this 5th day of April 1831.

Signed: Ambrose Maulding (Seal)

Signed: John Davenport and Otho Davenport. 

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