The Will of Jacob Mayberry

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Will of Jacob Mayberry

State of Illinois )) ss
Hamilton County ))

I, Jacob Mayberry, of the Town of Mayberry, County of Hamilton and State of 
Illinois being of sound mind and memory and believing that my demise is near 
at hand, do make the following disposal and disposition of all lands, 
tenements, chattels and goods of whatever kind that I may be possessed of at 
my death.

To wit:  To my beloved son, Guy M. Mayberry, I bequeath the West half of 
the North East fourth of the South West quarter of section nine (9) Township 
Six (6) South of Range Seven (7) East Hamilton County, Illinois being 20 
acres more or less.
To my beloved Son, Meridith Mayberry, I bequeath the East half of the North 
East fourth of the South West quarter of section Nine (9) Township Six (6) 
South of Range Seven (7) East, Hamilton County, State of Illinois containing 
20 acres more or less.

To my beloved Son, John Mayberry, I bequeath the West half of the South 
East fourth of the South West quarter of Section Nine (9) Township Six (6) 
South of Range Seven East County of Hamilton and State of Illinois, 20 acres 
more or less, one stack of Timothy hay now on my premises.  Also one clothes 
trunk.

And to my beloved daughter, Mary Ann Gwaltney, I bequeath and devise the 
East half of the South East fourth of the South West quarter of Section nine 
(9) Township Six (6) South of Range Seven East, County of Hamilton and State 
of Illinois containing 20 acres more or less.  Also, to her my cook stove, 
half the fowls on the place at my death.  Also, two hun. Lbs. of meat or 
bacon now in smoke house.  Also one wash kettle.
To my beloved grandson, James M. Mayberry, I bequeath and devise one half of 
all my other personal property, goods and chattels, after the expences of my 
last illness and funeral are paid and to my beloved grandchildren, George 
Presley Mayberry, John Frank Mayberry and Nancy Ollie Mayberry, I bequeath 
and devise the other half of my personal property to be divided equally 
among the three.
I do further hereby appoint my beloved son, Guy M. Mayberry, executor of 
this my last will and testament and desire that if not practicable to divide 
my personal property and effects among my grandchildren, to sell the same 
and divide the proceeds.

In witness whereunto I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Feb. 3, AD, 
1897.
his________Jacob Mayberry______seal
Subscribed and acknowledged before me Feb. 3, 1987
                                         ________Jesse Hardesty_______
                                         ______Justice of the Peace_____
Witness to signature and acknowledgment
__________John N. Webb_________
_______B. J. McPeak_____________

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