I Daniel Lewis of the County of Franklin in the State of Missouri do make
and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following
that is to say
First it is my will that all my my (sic) just debts be fully paid.
Second, I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Abigail Lewis in lieu
of her dower the plantation on which we now reside situated in Franklin
County it being the South West quarter of the South East quarter of Section
Five in Township Forty one of Range Two East containing forty acres during
her Natural life and Two Bay Mares, Two Cows and calves Ten head of choise
sheep Twenty five head of the choise Hogs one yoke of oxen one wagon one
side saddle all the Household and kitchen furniture except Five beds, and
furniture all the Farming utensils all grain and provisions on hand at my
Decd During her natural life as aforesaid and that at the Death of my said
wife all the property here by devised or bequeathed to her as aforesaid
or so much therof as may then remain unexpended, of the waistable property
to my Five children James B. Lewis Rebecka Short William P. Lewis Jane Lewis
Joshua W. Lewis and the real estate or land to my son Joshua W. Lewis
individually for his heirs or assigns forever.
Third, I give and devise to my eldest son James B. Lewis Forty acres of
land it being the South East fourth of South East quarter of Section Five
in Township No. Forty one of Range No. Two east, all so one Bed and
furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Fourth, I give and devise to my Daughter Rebecka Short One hundred
Dollars one Bed and furniture to her & heirs forever.
Fifth I give and devise to my son William P. Lewis one Bed and furniture
also Forty acres of land it being the North East quarter of the North East
quarter of Section No. Eight in Township forty one of Range No. Two East
to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Sixth, I give and devise to my Daughter Jane Lewis one Bed and Furniture
also one hundred Dollars in money to her and her heirs forever.
Seventh, I give and devise to my son Joshua W. Lewis Forty acres of Land
it being the North half of the West half of the North East quarter of
Section No. Eight in Township No. Forty one of Range No. Two East One Bay
Colt one year old also one Bed and Furniture also my rifle gun to him his
heirs and assigns forever.
Eighth, It is my wish and desire that my Executors shall sell all my
property or the remainder on a Twelve Months Credit that is not there in
devised or designated and the proceeds devide equally bet[w]een Abigail
Lewis my Wife and five children before named.
And Lastly I here by constitute and appoint my son James B. Lewis and
William P. Lewis my son to be the executors to this my last will and
testament revokeing and annuling all former wills by me made and ratifying
and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirteenth
day of March in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and forty three.
Signed published and declared by the above named Daniel Lewis as and for
his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request have
signed as witnesses to the same.
A. L. Rucker
Joseph (x his mark) Short
State of Missouri, County of Franklin
This day personally appeared before me the Clerk of the Court within and
for said County A. L. Rucker and Joseph Short who being by me duly sworn
upon their oaths depose and say that the instrument of writeing now
produced to the Clerk purporting to be the last Will and Testament of
Daniel Lewis Deceased was subscribed by him as his last will and Testament,
that he was at the time of Subscribing the same of Sound mind and that
they subscribed their names as witnesses thereto in the presence of and
at the request of the said testator and also in the presence of each other.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this twenty first day of November A. D.
A. L. Rucker
Joseph (x his mark) Short
C. S. Jeffries Clerk by D. H. Bishop Deputy
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