The Will of John E. Prince

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Will of John E. Prince

John E. PRINCE WILL  Hamilton Co, IL

John E. Prince, of the town of Beaver Creek in the County of Hamilton and 
State of Illinois made and published the Thirty First day of May in the year 
of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighteen.

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.  I, John E. Prince, in the town of Beaver Creek in 
the county of Hamilton and State of Illinois of the age of Fifty Seven years, 
and being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, ??? sh 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 all my just debts be fully paid.
SECOND --- I give and bequeath to my wife, Lourie Prince, all of my household 
goods, furniture and kitchen utensils of every kind and character whatsoever,
THIRD--- I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughters, Mary M. Ledford and 
Mabel Prince each the sum of Four Hundred Dollars, ($400.00).  In case of the 
death of either of the above named devisees, it is then my will that the 
interest so bequeathed to them shall be divided equally between my wife and 
my other lineal heirs then surviving, except that in the case of the death of 
either of the above named, my daughters, and devisees herein, leaving 
descendants in which case it is my will that their descendants shall take the 
interest bequeathed to the deceased ancestor.

FOURTH---All the rest and residue of my estate, not hereinabove bequeathed, I 
give, and devise to my wife, Lourie Prince.

In making this will, I am not unmindful of my sons, who are the natural 
objects of my bounty, but have made no provision for them, for the reason 
that I have heretofore conveyed to them, property in a sufficient amount.

Lastly---- I hereby nominate and appoint my wife, Lourie Prince, to be 
the Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former 
wills by me made.  Without bond, the giving of bond being hereby expressly 
waived, IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Thirty 

First day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred an 
Eighteen.  
                John E. (x his mark) Prince     (seal)

Witness to mark  A. H. Sloan
     The above instrument consisting one double sheets, was now here 
subscribed by John E. Prince, the Testator, in the presence of each of us, 
and was at the same time 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.
            C. M. Prince of Macedonia, IL
            A. H. Sloan of McLeansboro, IL
            John E. Aydt of ???  (Cut off)
Petition for Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary- law
Petition of Lourie Prince, in the Matter of the last Will and Testament of 
John E. Prince, Deceased for Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary.
To the Hon. James M. Lee, Judge of the County court of Hamilton County, in 
the State of Illinois:
     The petition of the undersigned Lourie Prince, respectfully represents 
that John E. Prince, who was at the time of his death a resident of the 
county of Hamilton State of Illinois, departed this life at his residence in 
Hamilton County, State of Illinois on or about the 4th day of September A. D. 
1919, leaving a last Will and Testament, duly signed, published and attested, 
as believed by your petitioner, and which by her is herewith presented to 
your Honor for Probate.  That said Will is subscribed by C. M. Prince, A. H. 
Sloan, and John E. Aydt, as witnesses to the execution thereof.
     The said Testator in his said last Will nominated and appointed Lourie 
Prince, your Petitioner Executrix thereof, and that your petitioner is not 
willing and ready to accept and undertake the office and trust confided to her.
     And this petition further shows that the said John E. Prince, died 
seized and possessed of Real Estate, valued at about (None) Dollars, and of 
Personal Property estimated to be worth about Six Hundred and Twenty Five 
Dollars.
      That said deceased left surviving him Lourie Prince, residing at 
Enfield, Illinois, Route No. 1, his widow , and the following named persons 
as his only heirs at law and legatees; and their respective places of 
residence so far as known are as follows:

Names                                  Residence (If unknown, so state)
Lourie Prince, widow,           Devisee     Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Madeline Ledford, Daughter, Devisee     Thackeray, Illinois
John V. Prince, son               Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Earl W. Prince, Minor Son     Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Elmer E. Prince, Minor Son   Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Bert Prince, Minor Son          Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Harold Prince, Minor Son      Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Mabel Prince  Daughter         Devisee     Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Robert Prince, Minor Son      Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
Leroy Prince, Minor Son       Heir          Enfield, Illinois, Route #1
     In consideration whereof, and to the end that said Will may be proved, 
established and performed, your petitioner prays that the subscribing 
witnesses aforesaid may be summoned to be and appear before this Court at the 
October, 1919 Term thereof, then and there to testify in the matter of said 
Will, as it may please your Honor to direct; ad that probate of said Will may 
be thereupon granted, and the same ordered for record.
     And your petitioner further prays that it may please your Honor to grant 
John V. Prince Letters Testamentary of said last Will and Testament, upon his 
taking the oath prescribed by the Statute and entering into bond in such sum 
and with such securities as may be approved by your Honor.
    Dated  10th Day of Sept., 1919       (signed) Lourie Prince
State of Illinois}}
Hamilton County}}
Being duly sworn, depose and says that the facts averred in the above 
petition are true, according to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.
    Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 10th Day of September A. D. 1919,
            (signed) Lourie Prince
           (signed)  Amos Albritton  County Clerk

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