Jefferson County
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Copied and then transcribed from the originals at the Jefferson County Clerk and 
Recorder’s Office at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon, IL.
Transcribed to the best of my ability. Julie (Bradford) Lusby


Last Will and Testament for Joel Pace 

"In the name of God Amen. I, Joel Pace of the County of
Jefferson and state of Illinois considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of
sound and perfect mind blessed be almighty God for the I owe; do make and publish this
my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Pace all my personal estate forever
to be disposed of as she may think proper: and also all my real estate during her natural
life and at her death I do, (for and is consideration of --- --- --- and cash advanced at
varying times to a considerable account) give and bequeath to my son Thomas E. Pace all
my real estate on consideration that he the said Thomas shall pay to my two grandsons
John Williams and Joel Jackson when they shall become of age each the sum of thirty
dollars and I do hereby appoint my two sons Joseph and Joel Pace executors of this my
last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In --- whereof I
have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of November AD 1830
[Signature of Joel Pace Seal]
Signed sealed and published in presence of
[Signatures of Zadok Casey and Edward Maxey]"
Jefferson Co., IL. Circuit Clerk - Probate Records, Box 1







 
 
 
 
 

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