I Nathaniel Williams of Waterville Marshall County Kansas, do make this my last will. I give, devise, and bequeath, my estate and property, real and personal to my wife, Frances Williams, to be for her sole and separate use, and to make proper provision for her care and maintainance for the rest of her life. In witness thereof, I have hereunto signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared the same to be my last will. At Waterville, Marshall County Kansas on this third day of January 1906.
At Waterville, Marshall County Kansas on this third day of January 1906 the above named Nathaniel Williams signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared to same to be his last will, and we in his _______________and at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Scott Titcomb Geo. W. Folsom Admitted to probate February 16th 1906
Geo. Loch Probate Judge
Probate Court of Marshall County, Kansas
Petition for Letters of Administration.
With Will Annexed
State of Kansas, Marshall County, ss.
In The Probate Court of Said County.
In the matter of the Estate of Nathaniel Williams deceased.
And now comes S. A. Hamilton and represents that Nathaniel Williams late of said county of Marshall, on the 30th day of January A. D. 1906 died, as your petitioner verily believes, having made a Last Will and Testament; that said deceased had, at the time of his death, personal property in this State of the probable value of Fifteen Hundred DOLLARS, which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same; that said deceased left surviving him as his sole and only heirs at law: Francis Williams his widow aged 74 years
Mary Ann Ricker his daughter aged 52 years
Nancy Jane Weis his daughter aged 49 years
Sarah C. Hamilton his daughter aged 47 years
To the end, therefore, that said property may be collected, preserved and disposed of according to law, your petitioner hereby represents that said widow on account of old age is incapable of acting and prays that Letters of Administration with will annexed may be granted on the estate of said deceased, and that D. W. Humfreville may be appointed such Administrator with will annexed.
S. A. Hamilton
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 10th day of February 1906.
E. H. Berry
My Com. exp. Aug. 26 - 07
Contributed by: Cheryl Edwards
In The Name of God, Amen
I, Daniel Rinebolt of Marshall County, Kansas, being now at the age of "seventy-four" years and of sound mind and clear memory and being aware of the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of death, and being desirous of disposing of all my worldly goods and effects in a manner as I believe to be just and equitable, do hereby declare the following to be my last Will and Testament, revoking all former Wills by me made and executed.
1st. I hereby will and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Julian Rinebolt all of my Personal Estate of every Kind and nature for her use, control and benefit during her Life time and it is my wish, that after the death of my beloved Wife, the Real Estate and Personal Property as above described is to belong to and be the Property exclusively of my adopted child and grandson David Rinebolt, who at this present time is living with me
2nd. I will and bequeath in consideration of the many acts of kindness, care, attention, services and respect that I have already received, from my adopted child and grandson David Rinebolt, the undivided half of the following Real Estate, to wit the South West quarter of Section Four (4) in Township Three (3) south of Range Seven (7) East, being a part of the Farm upon which I now reside: and also is to receive, hold and have all other Real Estate of which I may die ceased and possessed of.
3rd I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth, the present Wife of George Schultz, the sum of twenty dollars in cash in addition to that, what she has already received.
4th I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydia, now the widow of John Adams deceased, the sum of Twenty dollars in cash in addition to that, what she has already received.
5th I will and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine, the widow of Joseph Zimmerman, the sum of Twenty dollars in cash in addition to that, what she has already received
6th I will and bequeath unto my daughter Julian, the present Wife of Henry E. Zeller the sum of Twenty dollars in cash, in addition to that, what she has already received
7th I will and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna, the present wife of Caleb Hurlburt the sum of Twenty dollars in cash, in addition to that, what she has already received
8th I will and bequeath unto my grand-daughter (present wherabouts unknown to me) the child of my daughter Mary, deceased, whose Husband's name was Joseph Trude, the sum of Twenty dollars in cash.
9th The several sums of money so bequeathed in Sections "three" "four" "five" "six" "seven" and "eight," are to be paid by my grandson David Rinebolt, unto the several Persons named, or their heirs, during the period of one year after my death
10th My Funeral Expenses are to be defrayed by my grandson David Rinebolt out of my Estate bequeathed to him
And lastly, I nominate and appoint my beloved Wife to be the Executorix of this my last will and Testament, and at her death, I wish and desire, hereby nominate and appoint Fredrick Gerlinger to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof, I, the said Daniel Rinebolt, have to this, my last will and testament, contained on five pages (this inclusive writing), subscribed by name this the 30th day of May A. D. 1874.
Daniel X Rinebolt
Signed, sealed and Delivered by the said Daniel Rinebolt as his last Will and Testament in our presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witness: on this 30th day of May A.D. 1874
Charles F. Koester
Contributed by: Alice Allen
In the name of God Amen, I, John B. Allen of the County of Marshall and State of Kansas, being of sound mind and memory, and considerateing (sic) the uncertainty of life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament . That is to say, First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ruth Allen the house I now live in and also all the household and kitchen furniture, and effects about the house except otherwise provided for in this will.
Second I give and bequeath to my three sons Samuel Albert Allen, Sidney James Allen and Hazikah Allen all my tools to be decided equally among them share and share alike and in case they cannot agree to a decision among themselves, then the executor appointed in this will is to devide (sic ) them share and share alike.
Third, I also give and bequeath to my three sons above named my farm situated on Walnut Creek in Marshall County Kansas and described as follows to wit: The South half of South West quarter and South East quarter of South W est quarter of section seventeen and the North East quarter of the North West quarter of section Twenty Town Three Range Six East, subject to the dower of my wife Ruth Allen in said Real Estate and in case my three (sons) and my wife Ruth Allen can agree t o sell said Real estate then the proceeds to be divided equally among my sons after deducting the share that my wife is entitled to under the laws of Kansas, that the dower of my wife is only to enlist in said real estate during her life and after her dea t h, then said dower in said real estate shall decend and be the property of my three sons above mentioned and I do further give and bequeath to my three sons above named, after the death of my dear wife, all the property willed to her share and share alike . That is to say the household furniture and the house in which I now live.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my wife Ruth Allen my horse and my three cows and their increase during her natural life and after her death to go to my three sons above named to be devided equally among them if they can agree to a devision if not to be decided by my executer.
I do hearby constitute and appoint A. E. Lovell of Marysville, Kansas executer of this my last will and testament.
In Testimony where of I hereby sign my name this 25 day of Sept AD 1863.
(The signature above is a copy of the original signature I received on the copy of the will from the Marshall Co. Probate Court. It should be noted that he signed this document only three (3) days before he died.)
The above written instrument was signed by said John B. Allen in our presence, and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument to be his last will and testament, and that we subscribed our names to thi s will as witnesses. Sept. 25, 1863
J. D. Brumbaugh
R. J. Shirley
Contributed by Tom Allen
1863, Aug 10:
I Ellis W. Myers, of the county of Marshall and State of Kansas, being of sound mind and memory, but in a low state of health, do make ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, that is to say--
First, after all my lawful and just debts are fully paid, the residue of my estate, real and personal, I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows, to wit:
Second, to my wife, the land and appurtenances situated thereon, on which we now reside, known and described as follows; to wit: The west half of section number five, of township three south of range ten (10), east during the term of her life, and also all of my personal property and effects consisting of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, together with all money on hand, for her own use and benefit, in raising and education of our children, and at or after the death of my wife if any of my said personal estate be left, the same to be equally divided among my heirs.
Thirdly, That all my real estate be equally divided among my heirs, when they arrive at lawful age.
Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my said wife to be executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made-- In testamony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name--and affixed my seal the tenth day of August A.D. 1863. Ellis W. Myers (seal)
The above written instrument was subscribed by the said Ellis W. Myers in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us, and he at the same time published and declared, the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament, at the testators request and in his presence, have signed our names as witnesses hereto this tenth day of August, 1863. D. W. Conger, Jno. S. Hidden
The State of Kansas}Ss
County of Marshall}
Probate Court, Nov. 17, 1863
Personally appeared in open court David W. Conger & Jno. S. Hidden who being duly sworn depose and say that the paper before them, reporting to be the last will and testament of Ellis W. Myers deceased was by the said Ellis W. Myers acknowledged, published and declared to be his last will and testament, in the said deceased was of lawful age, that he was of sound and disposing mind and memory and under no restraint as they verily believe and that that they subscribed the same as witnesses in the presence and at the request of the testator, and in the presence of each other. David Conger
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 17th day of Nov. 1863-- J. D. Brumbaugh, Probate Judge.
Appraisment of the personal property of Ellis W. Myers, late deceased by Major Beaty, Wm. O. Warren & James A. Smith.
3 cows @ 16$ $48.
25 Meat Cattle 2 year olds 437.50
6 yearlings @10. 60.
5 work horses 450.
4 calves 20.
113 head sheep @3. 339.
1 2 year old mare 50.
2 yearling colts @50. 100.
6 hogs @7. 42.
8 shoats @3. 24.
43 Chickens @12 1/2 5.37
2 geese @.50 1.
12 ducks 1.50
2 waggons 65.
2 stirring plows 10.
2 corn ploughs 5.
1 harrow 5.
1 reaper 30.
1 horse rake 11.
2 hay forks 2.25
2 logs chains 4.
1 pair harness 20.
1 cupboard 10.
1 cook stove and furnature 12.
1 parlor stove 5.
4 bed steads @4. 16.
4 feather beds & bedding 90.
1 spinning wheel 2.
1 old clock3.
1 stand table 1.
1 childs crib 2.
1 large iron kettle 8.
1 set cups and saucers .50
1 set knives & forks 1.
1 set of german silver spoons .80
1 set of iron spoons .10
3 bowls @ .10 .30
6 glass tumblers @.10 .60
1 glass pepper box .10
1 glass salt cellar .10
4 sauce dishes .50
7 tin pans2.
10 tin cups.50
1 small brass kettle .75
1 coffee mill ------
2 smoothing irons 1.
half bushell measure .25
1 corn basket.25
1 wash tub.50
2 wash boards.40
1 stack rye5.
2 stacks hay5.
400 bushells of corn @.25 100.
600 lbs flour17.
carpenter tools 5.60
one note on receivable (given by D. W. Conger) 15. legal interest
money on hand 121.
Bills payable 30.(accounts to be paid to A. E. Lovell)
And we all found duplicates and deeds to the following real estate of said Ellis W. Myers dec., West? SW 1/4 of section five town 4 range 10. NW 1/4 of section 5, town 4 range 10. W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of section 5 town 4 range 10. SW 1/4 of section 26 town 3 range 10. lying and being in Marshall county, State of Kansas. We do hereby certify that the above is a true and perfect inventory of all the real and personal property belonging to Ellis W. Myers, dec. Given under our hands this 25 day of Nov 1863. James A. Smith.
Contributed by James Purcell
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