WILL OF JEREMIAH TUCKER
Know all men by these presents, Greeting, That I Jeremiah Tucker of
and State of Illinois, Being of Lawful age and of sound mind and in reasonably good
health and acting for myself and without restraint or influence of any one and in the presence
of these living witnesses do make this as my Last Will and Testament to be preserved and
executed after my death I am the owner of and hold in fee simple the S.E. Fourth of the
S.W Forth of Section Thirty two Town Four S. R. 4 E. of the 3 P.M in Jefferson Co. and
the State o f Illinois containing Forty acres more or less, and I now will and Bequeath as
absolute inheritance to Five of my children, to them and to no other under any law pretext
or claim whatsoever, To my daughter, Ellen, now the wife of Willis Carter of Jefferson Co.
ILL. a one fifth undivided interest in the said tract, My daughter, Della, now the wife of
James Pope of Franklin Co. IL. a one fifth interest in the same. My daughter, Dora, now
the wife of Joshua Warren of Franklin Co. Il a one fifth interest in the same. my unmarried
daughter, Della Tucker of Jefferson Co. IL. a one fifth interest part of the same. Which is
to say that these five heirs share and share alike each having a one fifth undivided part of
these premises above described to have and to hold as in fee simple forever, it is also further
provided that in any case should any one or more of these heirs die intestate or without
children as their heirs, before my death, then and in that case the remaining heirs of the above
named five children should become the sole heirs and beneficiaries by having their shares
correspondingly increased. Now for the benefit of such of my other children as may choose
to regard themselves as heirs or beneficiaries. I will state that their conduct toward me has been
such as to relieve me from any further obligation to them and as evidence of my serious conviction
and steadfastness of purpose, I hereby Will and Bequeath to my son Edward Tucker the sum of
one dollar and no more. To my son, Joseph Tucker, I will and Bequeath the sum of one dollar
and no more. To my son, Silas Tucker I Will and Bequeath the sum of one dollar and no more.
To my son Turner Tucker I will and Bequeath the sum of one dollar and no more. For the further
purpecting and carrying out this Will I select and appoint, Douglas Fisher of Jefferson County, as
my administrator, without bond, to administer upon all my effect both real and personal according
to law and the conditions of this will To divide adjust and satisfy the several beneficiaries as is here
provided for and in no other way, as a further evidence of my sincerity and desire, I hereunto affix
my hand and seal in the presence of these witnesses on the day and date hereinto affixed at Moore"s
Prairie, it is hereby further exclaimed and demanded, that my administrator, first pay all my indebtedness,
Funeral expenses, Doctor bills and other legal and honest indebtness that I may have unpaid; using first
the proceeds of my personal property, which must all be sold, so as to be readyfor such purposes and
if any residue to be divided among the five heirs as provided for. If that is not sufficient to proceedto
apply a sufficient amount from the real estate before dividing anything. This is still my desireand will after
having considred the case for several months and offer it as my Last Will and Testament.
Signed and sealed in the presence of C.H. Judd and Sam C. Judd, this the Fifth day of September 1904.
Witness, Jeremiah X His Mark (Seal)
C.H. Judd and S.C.Judd
( Jeremiah Tucker died in Jefferson Co IL 19 December 1922 and is buried at Phillips Cemetery Franklin Co IL.)
1870 census Jeff.Co IL- June 30
Jeremiah Tucker 32 Tn
Nancy 32 Il
Joseph 3 IL
Della 10/12 IL
Elizabeth 70 Tn
Jane 30 Tn.
1880 Cenus Jefferson Co IL Census Moores Prairie Twp.
Jerry Tucker W M 41 Farmer Tn. Nc NC
Nancy W F 40 Keeping house
Edward w m 18 son works on farm
Joseph w m 12 son works on farm
Della w f 10 dau at home
Dora w f 8
Turner w m 3
Silas w m 8/12
1900 Jefferson Co IL Cenus Moores prairie Twp.
87/93 Tucker, Jery head w m Aug 1835 64 m 43 yrs. Tenn blank blank
Nancy wife w f Feb 1836 64 m 43 10ch 9 living IL Ky Ky farm labor
Joseph son w m Oct 1867 32 single IL Tn. IL
Turner son w m Nov 1877 20 single IL U.S U.S farm laborer
Dellie daughter w f April 1882 18 single UL u.s U.S.
-1910 Jefferson Co IL Census Jeremiah Tucker 71 m. 31 yrs.
Calvin tucker 27
Turner Tucker 35
Delia Tucker 34 single
Joseph Tucker 51
Moores prairie twp. Jefferson Co IL
Jeremiah Tucker 82 Tn
Elizabeth Tucker 81 IL
Calvin Tucker 38 div.
Joseph Tucker 51 wd
Delia Tucker 48 single
Submitted by: : MARY E MILLER
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