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The Last Will & Testament of Alexander C. Garrigus

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Date: 13 Mar 1861 [unknown]
Location: Hancock, Illinois, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Garrigus
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[ I think all references below to Illinois should be Indiana. --- Chris ]

I Alexander C. Garrigus of the County of Hancock and State of Illinois do hereby make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit:

First it is my Will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid;

Second after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elbina Garrigus the following described lots or parsles of land to Wit:: The Southwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of section number three (3) in Township No. thirteen North of range No. seven (7) West also a piece of land beginning at the Southwest corner of the East half of the Northwest quarter of section No. three (3) in Township no. thirteen (13) North of range No. seven (7) West and running from thence North sixty six (66) rods, thence East twenty nine (29) rods thence South twenty nine (29) degrees East seventy six rods and sixteen links. Thence West sixty eight (68) rods to the place of beginning containing twenty acres also the Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of section No. three (3) in Township No. thirteen North of range No. seven West all of said land being in the County of Clay and State of Indiana for her use. With full power to convey said land above described and all livestock, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs [Note: words “ye, by me now” crossed out indicating a transcriber error] and wagon ye, by me now owned. Also all the household furniture and other articles of personal property not herein enumerated or otherwise [Note: word “described” crossed out indicating another transcriber error] disposed of in this Will.

After having disposed of a sufficient amount to pay and discharge the expenses and debts aforesaid; and that at her death, all the property aforesaid to her bequeathed, or so much thereof as may remain unexpended to my Grand Daughter Thena E. Kibby and to her heirs and assigns forever.

Third It is my Will that Francis Yocum of the County of Clay and State of Indiana is and I hereby appoint him as Trustee to take care of said property after the death of my Wife until my said Grand Daughter becomes of age by law.

And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my said Wife Elbina Garrigus executrix of this my last Will and Testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and not other to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof, I the said Alexander C. Garrigus, have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty one.

Alexander C. Garrigus {seal}

Signed, sealed, published by the said Alexander C. Garrigus as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us Who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto.

George W. Bush Sanford C. Seybold

The Genealogy of a Garrigues Family, Electronic Library, online (http://www.garrigus-family.com), Robert Garrigus, rgarrigus@hotmail.com (9579 Sea Shadow, Columbia, MD 21046), downloaded (add date). Mr. Garrigus further cites: Alexander C. Garrigus' will (March 13, 1861), Hancock County probate file no. 49: unpaginated, County Clerk's office, Carthage, Hancock County, IL, this transcription is taken from photocopies of the original documents graciously provided by family researcher L.W. "Dave" Davidson in November 2002. The record shows that the Will was signed on March 13, 1861, filed on July 23, 1861 and that it was proved on August 6, 1861.

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