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EWING William (1790-1883) - Will & Probate File Title: Probate. Author: Illinois. Stephenson. Date: 14 Jan 2013 Text: Probate File of WILLIAM EWING, obtained 12 Jan 2013 from Bonnie K. Curran, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Stephenson County, Illinois. Will - Signed 26 Jun 1879, Shannon, Carroll, Illinois Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM EWING Filed the 14 day of December AD 1883 [signed] W. W. Stahl Clerk In The name of God Amen I WILLIAM EWING of the Township of Shannon, County of Carroll, State of Ills; being of sound mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me at any time heretofore. I order and direct my Executor, as soon as possible after my decease, to pay all debts and liabillities [sic], which may exist against me at the time of my death. I give and bequeath all of my personal Property as follows - To my son THOMAS EWING Five Hundred Dollars (0.00) To my son-in-law JOHN Y. HAUGHEY Five Hundred Dollars (0.00) To my son ANDREW M. EWING Five Hundred Dollars (0.00) This last afore-said legatee has been paid the evidence of which I hold in certain promissory notes given by the said A. M. EWING and from which I order and direct my Executors to release him from all interest which may be due at my death. To my son, JOHN EWING Four Hundred Dollars (0.00) To my son WILLIAM EWING One Hundred Dollars (0.00) To my niece [granddaughter] Miss EMILY WRIGHT and Nephew [grandson] OLIVER P. WRIGHT - Two Hundred Dollars each (0.00) To my nieces [granddaughters] Miss FLORA EWING and Miss LAURA B. HAUGHEY One Hundred Dollars each (0.00) I furthermore, order and direct my Executors after the settlement of debts against me at my death [illegible] The payment to the aforesaid [illegible] of their legacies?That all Personal Property and monies remaining in [illegible] hands shall be equaly [sic] divided pro rata among all of the fore[going] legatees. I appoint my son THOMAS EWING of Harlem Center, Stephenson County, State of Ills, and my son-in-law JOHN Y. HAUGHEY, of Shannon, Carroll County, State of Ills, my Executors of this my last will. In witness whereof I have hereunto signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared the [illegible] as and for my last will, at Harlem Center, Stephenson County, State of Ills., on this Twenty Sixth day of June A.D. 1879. his mark WILLIAM X EWING his mark Harlem Center, County of Stephenson, State of Ills., on this 25 day of June A.D. 1879. The above named WILLIAM EWING signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament and we in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as evidences. [signed] JOSEPH R. MURDOUGH [signed] GEO. CORMAN

[9 Jan 1884] Probate of Will Signed by Testator State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In the County Court of said County, In Probate, Dec Term, A.D. 1884 Personally appeared in open Court JOSEPH R. MURDOUGH one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM EWING late of said County, deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that he was present and saw the said WILLIAM EWING sign said will in his presence; that said will was by him attested in presence of said testator and that he believes that the said testator was of sound Mind and Memory, of lawful age, and under no constraint when he signed said will. [signed] JOSEPH R. MURDOUGH Subscribed and sworn to in open Court, this 9 day of January A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl Co. Clerk.

[29 Jan 1884] Box 138 Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased Affidavit of Decease. Filed this 29 day of Jany A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk Will proven & ordered recorded with the proof this 1st day of February AD 1884 [signed] H. C. Hyde, Judge Will Record "G" Page 202 State of Illinois, Stephenson County. THOMAS EWING being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that WILLIAM EWING late of the Town of Harlem of the County of Stephenson, in the State aforesaid, departed this life at Harlem in said County, on or about the 1st day of May A.D. 1883, and that he died leaving a last will and testament, to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that deceased was at the time of his death a resident of said Stephenson County. [signed] THOS. EWING Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29 day of January A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk

[31 Jan 1884] Probate of Will Signed by Testator State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In the County Court of said County, In Probate, January Term, A.D. 1884. Personally appeared in open Court GEORGE CORMAN one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM EWING late of said County, deceased, who, being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say for himself that he was present and saw the said WILLIAM EWING sign said will in his presence; that said will was by him attested in presence of said testator and that he believes that the said testator was of sound Mind and Memory, of lawful age, and under no constraint when he signed said will. [signed] GEORGE CORMAN Subscribed and sworn to in open Court, this 31«sup»st«/sup» day of January A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl Co. Clerk.

[14 Mar 1884] Petition for Letters Testamentary Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased Stephenson County, County Court. Petition of THOMAS EWING Filed March 14 A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk Petition of THOMAS EWING in the matter of the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM EWING Sr. deceased, for Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary. To the Hon. Henry C. Hyde Judge of the County Court of Stephenson County, in the State of Illinois. The Petition of the undersigned THOMAS EWING respectfully represents that WILLIAM EWING Sr. late of the County of Stephenson aforesaid, departed this life at Harlem in said County, on or about the 1st day of May A.D. 1883, being then a resident of Stephenson County leaving a last Will and Testament, duly signed, published and attested, as believed by your Petitioner, and which by them is herewith presented to your Honor for Probate. That said Will is subscribed by JOSEPH R. MURDOUGH and GEORGE CORMAN as witnesses to the execution thereof That said Testator in his said last Will nominated and appointed THOMAS EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHEY your Petitioner, Executors thereof, and that your Petitioners willing and ready to accept and undertake the office and trust confided to them That said deceased left surviving him THOMAS, JOHN, WILLIAM Jr., ANDREW, DAVID EWING his children, and MARGARET WRIGHT, O.P. WRIGHT, LAURA HAUGHEY and FLORA EWING as Grand children as heirs. And your Petitioner further show that the said WILLIAM EWING Sr died seized and possessed of Personal Estate, consists of [ ] which is by your Petitioner estimated to be worth [ ] Dollars, and which Personal Estate, consisting chiefly of [illegible] is by your Petitioner estimated to be worth Fourteen Hundred Dollars. In consideration whereof, and to the end that said Will may be proved, established and performed, your Petitioners pray that the subscribing witnesses aforesaid may be summoned to be and appear before this Court at the Feby Term thereof, then and there to testify in the matter of said Will, as it may please your Honor to direct, and that Probate of said Will may be thereupon granted, and the same ordered for Record. And your Petitioner further prays that it may please your Honor to grant them LETTERS TESTAMENTARY of said last Will and Testament, upon their taking the oath prescribed by the Statute, and entering into bond in such sum and with such securities as may be approved by your Honor. State of Illinois, Stephenson County. THOMAS EWING being duly sworn, deposes and says, that the facts averred in the above Petition are true, according to the best of h[is] knowledge, information and belief. [signed] THOMAS EWING Sworn to and subscribed before me, [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk of the County Court of Stephenson County, this 14 day of March A.D. 1884

[7 Jun 1884] Stephenson County Court. Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased Letters Testamentary to THOMAS EWING, JOHN Y. HAUGHEY Filed this 7 day of June 1884 and Recorded in Executor's Record [ ] Page [ ] [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk. Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. Letters Testamentary. State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In County Court May Term, 1884 The People of the State of Illinois, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: KNOW YE, That Whereas WILLIAM W. EWING late of the County of Stephenson and state of Illinois, died on or about the 1st day of May A.D. 1884 [1883], as it is said after having duly made and published his last Will and Testament, a copy whereof is hereunto annexed, 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 EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHEY has been appointed executors in and by the said last Will and Testament, to execute the same: Now, 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 may be executed according to the request of the said testator, we do hereby authorize them the said THOMAS EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHEY as such executors, to collect and secure, all and singular, the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of said WILLIAM EWING at the time of his decease, in whosesoever hands or possession the same may be found in this State; and well and truly to perform and fulfill all such duties as may be enjoined upon them by the said Will, so far as there shall be property, and the law charge them; and in general to do and perform all other acts which now are, or hereafter may be required of them by law. WITNESS, W. W. Stahl, Clerk of the County Court of the said County of Stephenson and the seal of the said Court this 7 day of June A.D. 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk of the County Court.

[7 Jun 1884] Box 138 Executor's Bond. Stephenson County County Court. Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased Approved by the Court, this 7 day of June 1884 & ordered recorded HC Hyde, Judge. Filed June 7 1884 Recorded in Book "B" Page 107 [signed] W.W. Stahl, County Clerk State of Illinois County of Stephenson. I, William W. Stahl, clerk of the circuit court, hereby certify that THOMAS EWING, JOHN Y. HAUGHEY, W. T. EWING and O. V. MUNN, who are each personally known to me to be the same persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered said instrument as their free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes as therein set forth. Given under my hand and official seal, this 7 day of June, A.D. 1884 [signed] W.W. Stahl, clerk Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. BOND OF EXECUTOR. State of Illinois, Stephenson County, In County Court, February Term, A.D. 1884 Know all Men by these Presents, That we, THOMAS EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHEY, as principal and W. T. EWING and O. V. MUNN of the County of Stephenson and State of Illinois, are held and firmly bound unto the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of Twenty Eight Hundred Dollars, current money of the United States, which payment well and truly to be made and performed, we and each of us bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals, this 7 day of June A.D. 1884 The Condition of the above Obligation is such , That if the above boundees THOMAS EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHY [sic] Executors of the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM EWING deceased, do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, lands, tenements and hereditaments, and the rents and profits issuing out of the same, of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession of knowledge of the said or into the possession of any other person for him and the same so made do exhibit in the County Court for the said County of Stephenson as required by law; and also make and render a fair and just account of their actings and doings as such Executors to said Court, when thereunto lawfully required, and to well and truly fulfill the duties enjoined upon them in and by the said Will; and shall, moreover, pay and deliver to the persons entitled thereto, all the legacies and bequests ained in said Will, so far as the Estate of said testator will thereunto extend, according to the value thereof and as the law shall charge them and shall in general do all other acts which may from time to time be required of them by law- then this obligation to be void:otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. [signed] THOMAS EWING [signed] JOHN Y. HAUGHEY [signed] WM. T. EWING [signed] O. V. MUNN Signed, Sealed and Delivered in Presence of [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk of the County Court.

[7 Jun 1884] Stephenson Co. Court. Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased Oath of THOMAS EWING JOHN Y. HAUGHEY, Executors Filed this 7 day of June 1884 and recorded in Book Will Record "G", page 202 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. OATH OF EXECUTOR. State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In County Court, May Term, A.D. 1884. We do Solemnly Swear, That the writing ains the true last will and testament of the within named WILLIAM EWING deceased, so far as I know or believe , and that I will well and truly execute the same, by paying first the debts and then the legacies mentioned therein, as far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend, and the law charge me; and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels, rights and credits, as may come to my hands or knowledge, belonging to the estate of said deceased, and render a fair and just account of my executorship, when thereunto required by law, to the best of my knowledge and abilities, so help me God. [signed] THOMAS EWING [signed] JOHN Y. HAUGHEY Subscribed and sworn to this 7 day of June A.D. 1884, in open Court, before me. [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk

[7 Jun 1884] Inventory. Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. Filed this 7 day of June 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl By H. Poffenberger, Dep Clerk. [illegible] Record "D" page 322 Ordered recorded June 26 1884 [signed] H. C. Hyde State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In the Matter of the Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. The following is a full and perfect Inventory of all the Real and Personal Estate of the said deceased so far as the same has come to the possession or knowledge of the undersigned Executors of the will of WILLIAM EWING. Notes and Accounts By Whom Owing Date Interest Good Amount ANDREW M. EWING May 18 1868 00 good 450.00 ANDREW M. EWING April 2, 1870 00 " 30.00 ANDREW M. EWING Mch 1, " " " 50.00 " " " Aprl 30, 1868 " " 35.75 JOHN Y HAUGHY [sic] Jany 7, 1873 no intr- " 400.00 THOMAS EWING Jany 1, 1873 00 " 1000.00 We do hereby certify that the above is a correct Inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of WILLIAM EWING Deceased. Given under our hands, this 7 day of June 1884. [signed] THOMAS EWING [signed] JOHN Y. HAUGHEY

[22 Jul 1884] Docket "C" p. 312 Stephenson County County Court. Claim of THOMAS EWING Vs. The Estate of WM. EWING Deceased Book "I" Page 462. Filed and Docketed July 22 1884 [signed] W. W. Stahl, Clerk. 12.87 allowed by the Court as of 7 Class, this 23 day of Feby A. D. 188[4] on testimony of FLORENCE EWING [signed] H. C. Hyde, Judge. Claim heard July 22 - State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In the Stephenson County County Court, In Probate, July Term, A. D. 1884. THOMAS EWING being duly sworn, on oath, says that the annexed account against the estate of THOMAS [WILLIAM] EWING deceased, amounting to the sum of Twelve hundred & twelve & 85/100 Dollars and Cents, is just, after allowing all just credits, and is now due and unpaid. [signed] THOMAS EWING Subscribed and sworn before me, this 22 day of July 1884 [signed] H. C. Hyde, Co. Judge Copy of accounts claimed due Account of clothing & items furnished. WILLIAM EWING deed. 1881 fan De to Hat .25 " " Pills two bxes .50 April " Shirts 1.25 May 2 arnica 1.25 " " Pants 1.25 " " vest 1.25 October Lamp 2.50 " " cash 1.00 March Stockings Speckes 1.00 " 28 wammes 1.25 " " cash 1.00 Nov Pants & jacket 7.00 " " Summer Pants 1.00 Jny Shoos 1.00 " Stockings .50 June " Shirts 1.50 1881 Set 6 De/to Pants 1.00 " " cash 1.00 Oct 6 to Shirts 1.00 Dc 24 to wammes 1.10 1882 to Hankerifs .20 Oct 8 to Pants 1.25 " " Sockes wool .50 " " Sockes cotton .30 Nov 1 under close and drawers shirts 3.00 1.50 1883 1 to Shirts woman shoose suspenders 1.50 36 85 .85 State of Illinois, Stephenson County. In the Stephenson County County Court, In Probate, July Term, A. D. 1884. THOMAS EWING being duly sworn, on oath says that the annexed account against the estate of THOMAS [WILLIAM] EWING deceased, amounting to the sum of Twelve hundred & twelve & 85/100 Dollars and Cents, is just, after allowing all just credits, and is now due and unpaid. [signed] THOMAS EWING Subscribed and sworn before me, this 22 day of July 1884 [signed] H. C. Hyde, Co. Judge Copy of accounts claimed due Account Estate of WM. EWING deceased THOMAS EWING Dr board & care From Jan 1873 to Jan 1874 for 26 weeks .00 " " " 1874 " " 1875 " " " .00 " " " 1875 " " 1876 " " " .00 " " " 1876 " " 1877 " " " .00 " " " 1877 " " 1878 " " " .00 " " " 1878 " " 1879 " " " .00 " " " 1879 " " 1880 " " " .00 " " " 1880 " Nov 1880 " 20 weeks .00 " " Jan " " " 1881 " 52 " 8.00 " " " 1881 " " 1882 " 52 " 8.00 " " " 1882 " " 1883 to first of May 4.00 " " " 26.00 rdrbrdrsrdrw20rsp20

[22 Jul 1884] Docket "C" p. 313 Stephenson County County Court. Claim of JOHN Y. HAUGHEY vs. The Estate of WM. EWING Deceased Book "I" Page 462 Filed and Docketed July 22 1884 W. W. Stahl, Clerk. 7 allowed by the Court as of 7 Class, this 23 day of Feby A.D. 1885 on [Alimoney?] of Mary J. Barber H. C. Hyde, Judge Claim heard July 22 P.O Zion, Carroll Co. Ills. State of Illinois, Stephenson County, In the Stephenson County County Court, In Probate, July Term, A.D. 1884 JOHN Y. HAUGHEY being duly sworn, on oath, says that the annexed account against the estate of WILLIAM EWING deceased, amounting to the sum of five hundred & seven Dollars and [ ] Cents, is just, after allowing all just credits, and is now due and unpaid. Subscribed and sworn before me, this 22 day of July 1884 [signed] JOHN Y HAUGHEY H. C. Hyde, Co. Judge Term 1873 to 1874 26 weekes " 1874-1875 " 78 " 1875-1876 " 78 " 1876-1877 " 78 " 1877-1878 " 78 " 1878-1879 " 78 " 1879 13 weekes 39 7 rdrbrdrsrdrw20rsp20

[20 Dec 1884] Filed this 5 day of January 1885 W. W. Stahl clerk By H. Poffenberger Dep. We EMILY L. PARR and OLIVER P. WRIGHT have knowledge [after?] claims filed by THOS. EWING & JOHN Y. HOUGHEY against the estate of WM. EWING decd in the County Court of Stephenson Co. Illinois and do not wish to object to the allowance of said claims by said Court. Dec 20 1884 [signed] OLIVER P. WRIGHT [signed] EMILY L. PARR

[11 Mar 1885] Page 251 "A" Advis & Eros Report-Record Report of the Account of Executors of the will of WM. EWING Deceased Filed the 11 day of March A.D. 1885 and recorded in Probate Record "G" Page 475 [signed] W. W. Stahl By H. Poffenberger, Dep. Report approved & indeed recorded & ordered that unless cause to the rary be shown by June 7 1886 said estate be declared insolvent & executors [illegible] Mch 11 1885, H.C. Hyde Recapitulation All of which is respectfully submitted State of Illinois, Stephenson County. THOMAS EWING one of the executors of the will of WILLIAM EWING deceased, being duly sworn, say that the foregoing is a full and correct account of all the dealings and transactions, and of all moneys and effects received and paid out by the executors of said will on account of the said Estate from appointment to the 11 day of March A.D. 1885 [signed] THOS. EWING Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11 day of March A.D. 1885 [signed] H. C. Hyde, Co. Judge State of Illinois, Stephenson County. To the Judge of the County Court of said County, February Term, A.D. 1885 The undersigned, THOMAS EWING and JOHN Y. HAUGHEY executors of the will of WILLIAM EWING Deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of their acts and doings as such executors from appointment to March 11 A.D. 1885. They charge themselves with the following to-wit: Items of Receipts: To the full amt of all the notes and claims mentioned Amount: 1965.75 The undersigned reports that by the terms of the will of Testator they were directed to cancel the form notes mentioned against ANDREW M. EWING which they have done and ask therefore he be credited in the amount of said notes to wit: 565.75 They further report that they have paid all the funeral expenses of the deceased and all debts allowed against said estate except the claims allowed in their form hereinafter mentioned; that there was allowed said THOMAS EWING by said court 1212.87 and to JOHN Y. HAUGHEY 507 and that they have paid report [illegible] 10.85 [total] 2296.47 Showing a deficiency in pay said claims of the undersigned 330.72 To pay which there are no further assets. They further report that said testator had paid prior to his death the following bequests now owing in his will for which they now show the court vouchers, to wit: JOHN Y. HAUGHEY 500 THOMAS EWING 500 JOHN EWING 400 DAVID W. EWING 500 They therefore ask that this their report may be accepted as final, and there being no assets to pay the deficiency of debts allowed in the remainder of the bequests, that said estate be declared insolvent and they be discharged. [signed] THOS. EWING [signed] JOHN Y. HAUGHEY Executors of the will of WM. EWING decd. rdrbrdrsrdrw20rsp20

[28 Feb 1887] In matter of estate of WILLIAM EWING decd Order of Discharge Filed Feby 28 1887 H. Poffenberger, Clk By [illegible] Court Record "U" page 345 In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM EWING deceased Now on this day coming on to be heard, the report of THOMAS EWING & JOHN Y. HAUGHEY executors of the last will & testament of said WILLIAM EWING deceased, approved visi March 11-1885, And no cause having been shown to the rary, It is considered & ordered by the court that said approved of said report of said executors be & the same is hereby confirmed & that, in pursuance therewith, said estate be declared insolvent & said executors discharged, February 28 1887. [signed] E.P. Barton, Co. Judge



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