Jefferson County


WILL OF WM. HALBROOK Probate Box 8 Recorded in Will Book C

In the name of God Amen. I, William Halbrook of Jefferson County and State of
Illinois, being weak in body but sound in mind and memory do make ordain, and
establish this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others.
1st It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my per-
sonal estate.
2nd After such payment I do hereby devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Har-
riet all my Estate during her widowhood or natural life and after the death of my said
wife I bequeath to my son Calvin Oakley Halbrook all the Estate of which my said
wife may die --?--.
3rd I do hereby appoint Thomas Hunt to be Excutor of this my last will and testa-
In Testimony whereof I have --?-- my hand and off-?- my and this 20th day of Dec-
ember AD 1848 (signed) Wm. Halbrook seal
Signed and acknowlded before us this day and date above written
John Yearwood J.R. Satterfield Jane Xher mark can't read surname
State of Illinois Jefferson County
The people of the state of Illinois To all when there presents shall come Greetings
Know ye that whereas William Halbrook , late of the County of Jefferson, State of
Illinios, died on or about the 2 day of January AD 1849 as it is said after having duly
made and published his last will and testament, a copy whererof is hereto amended,
leaving at the time of his death property in this state which may be lost, destroyed or
diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same, and inasmuch as it appears
that Thomas Hunt has been appointed Executor in and by the said last will and Test-
ament to execute the same and to the end that the said property may be preserved for
those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein and that said will and may
be executed according to the request of the said Testator we do hereby authorize him.
the said Thomas Hunt as such Executor to collect and secure and singular the goods
and Chattels Rights and Credits, which were of the said William Halbrook at the time
of his decease, in whosoever haves or possission the same may be found in this state
and well and truly to perform and fulfill all such duties as may be enjoined upon him by
Said will for as there shall be property. - - - to do and perform all other acts. which
now are or hereafter my be required of him by law.
Witness W. Dodds Probate Justice This 15th day of Jany AD 1849

Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
June4, 1998


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