Jefferson County


Probate Record of Mathew S. Kirk

Mathew S. KIRK in the County of Jefferson and State of Illinois do hereby 
make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following 
to witt,

FIRST -  it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be 
fully paid.

SECONDLY – after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts I give, 
devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Louisa all the land now owned by me 
and which is known and described as follows – The South West quarter of the 
North East quarter and the South East quarter North West quarter and the North 
East quarter of the South West quarter of Section Twenty-Six in Township four 
South range 2 East containing 120 acres more or less all in Jefferson County and 
the State of Illinois also all the stock that she personally stands in kneed of 
the balance sold during her natural lifetime then the land to go to my three boys 
James P. KIRK, John C. KIRK and Andrew E. KIRK by them paying to each of my girles 
Sarah Lucinda, Samantha Melvina and Margret Emaline their proportional part of the 
value of said land.  The stock that my wife does not stand in kneed of my will is 
that it be sold also all the loose plunder about the place.

AND LASTLY -  I do hereby constitute and appoint Joseph H. CROSNOE Executor of 
this my last will and testament evoking and annulling all former wills by me made 
and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.  
In witness whereof I the said Mathew S. KIRK have hereunto set my hand and seal 
this seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty three.  Mathew (his mark) KIRK is signed sealed published and declared 
by the said Mathew S. KIRK as and for his last will and testament in presents of 
us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have 
subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.




Submitted By: Mary Zinzilieta


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