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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SAMUAL A. PATTERSON

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF SAMUAL A. PATTERSON

Of the City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, county of Jefferson and State of Illinois, 
made and published this the Twelfth day of April, A.D. 1909.

I, Samual A. Patterson, being of the age of "65" and being of sound mind and 
memory, do hereby make, publish 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 of my just (debts) be fully paid.

SECOND: - I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Tennessee B. Patterson, 
all of my personal property of whatever kind, including money, notes, bills, accounts 
and choses(?) in action and other evidence of indebtedness, live stock and farming 
implements, to be hers absolutely; but I desire that my Executor hereinafter named, 
shall sell at public sale, all such personal property as my said Wife may not desire to 
keep in kind. And after paying all of my funeral expenses and debts, said Executor 
shall turn over the proceeds of such sale to my said Wife.

THIRD: - I, hereby give and devise to my said Wife all the Real Estate of which I may 
die seized, wherever situated, to manage and control and to enjoy the rents, issues and 
profits arising therefrom, for and during her natural life; and at the death of my said Wife, 
I give and devise all of the said Real Estate to my Two Daughters, Luciele Patterson Dewey, 
and Helen Patterson, share and share alike; it being my express desire that my said daughters 
shall come into complete ownership, possession and control of the said Real Estate, immediately 
upon the death of my said Wife; but in case either of my said daughters shall die without issue, 
before the death of my said Wife, then, and in that event, I give and devise all of said Real Estate 
to the surviving Daughter.

LASTLY: - I hereby nominate and appoint my friend, E.M. Walker, to be the Executor of 
this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the 12th day of April, A.D. 1909.

S.A. Patterson, (Seal)

The foregoing Instrument, consisting of one sheet was now here subscribed by Samuel A. 
Patterson, 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 this 
presence as attesting Witnesses.

A.C. Millspaugh, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
J.W. Patterson, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
State of Illinois, Jefferson County
In the County Court of the said County,
In Probate, to the May Term, A.D. 1909

PERSONALLY APPEARED, in open Court, J.W. Patterson and A.C. Millspaugh, 
subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Instrument, of writing, purporting to the Last 
Will and Testament of S.A. Patterson late of Jefferson County, deceased, who, being 
duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that the foregoing
is the Last Will and Testament of the said S.A. Patterson, deceased; That they subscribed 
their names there to as the attesting witnesses at the request of the said Testator and in his 
presence, and in the presence of each other, on the 12th day of April, A.D. 1909, That he 
then and there subscribed his namethereto in our presence, and declared the same to be his 
Last Will and Testament; And that the said Testator at the time of executing the same as 
aforesaid was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and under no constraint.

A.C. Millspaugh, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
J.W. Patterson, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Submitted by: Misty Flannigan (no relation)
Typed by: Connie MCKenzie
May 31, 1999


 
 
 
 
 

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