The Last will and Testament of Joseph Frost
In the name of God, Amen
I Joseph Frost (Senior) of the County of Jefferson and State of Illinois
of the age of seventy three years,
and being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in
manner of following.
First - after payment of all my just debts and Funeral expenses and
all expenses necessary I give and
bequeath to my wife Mary Frost all of my real estate and personal property with all moneys credits
chasis in action and property that may belong to me in any manner whatever. To be her property
during her natural life.
Second - I give and bequeath to my son Samuel T. Frost all of my real
estate to suit. The east half
of the north east quarter of section seventy three township two south range two east, also 8 acres in
the south east corner of section thirty four, town one south range two east in Jefferson County, Illinois.
Also, 19 acres in the south west corner of section south 35, in township so 1 south range two east
and ? m in Jefferson County, Illinois. With this provision that my son Samuel Frost is to take proper
care and support his mother (my wife) Mary Frost - during her natural life, and the he shall in all respects
demean himself toward her as an obedient son shall toward a mother. And provide further that upon
the death of my wife Mary Frost. If my son Samuel Frost refuses to pay or fails to pay the sum of two
thousand dollars for my said discribed Seal estate, said real estate is to be divided equally among my
children and heirs and if my son Samuel Frost does pay the said amount of $2000.00 then he is not to
secure a dividend of said amount, and further that he is to improve and keep repairs said premises.
In witness I have herewith to set my hand and seal this 18th day of November 1874.
The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the dare thereof
signed sealed and published and
declared by the said Joseph Frost as, and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who, at his
request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Abraham C. Johnson, Residing at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
W. Y. Griswell, Residing at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
Submitted By: Becky
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