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Will & Estate Records of William Heisler
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Sale Bill for Estate

His will, which was entered for probate on May 5, 1879, was dated August 17, 1878:

In the name of God, Amen,

I William Heisler, of the county of Henderson and state of Illinois, of the age of 76 years and being of sound mind and memory do make, publish, and declare this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:

First - All my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my personal property.

Second - I will and bequeath to my wife, Martha Heisler, all my town property, in Dallas City to be her own forever. I also bequeath to my wife, Martha Heisler, all my Disco property during her natural life and at her death the property to be sold and the proceeds equally divided between my 3 daughters to wit, Sarah Forbes, Lydia Hunter, and Susan Fisher. I also bequeath to my wife Martha Heisler, her dower in the homestead, except 80 acres off the east side during her natural life, at her death said homestead to be sold and the proceeds equally divided between my 3 daughters. I also give my wife 2 horses, to-wit, one blind mare and one called Fanny, also Dearborn wagon, 2 cows, her choice, and all the property she had when married with samll bureau, also 1/3 of the proceeds of all my personal property.

Third - I bequeath to Sarah Forbes 80 acres or 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 36 in town 8 north 6 west Henderson County and state of Illinois known as the north 1/2 of the SE 1/4 36 to her and her heirs forever.

Fourth - I bequeath to Lydia Hunter the south 1/2 of the south east quarter of section 36 in township 8 north 6 west Henderson County and state of Illinois, to her and her heirs forever.

Fifth - And I also will and bequeath to my daughter Susan Fisher 80 acres of land, commencing at the center of the north line of section 35 and south line of 26, thence north on line of railroad land thence parallel with said railroad far enough for 80 acres by running south to line and east to place of beginning, known and described as the east 1/2 of the south west 1/4 of section 26, in township 8, north range 6 west in Henderson County and state of Illinois, to her and her heirs forever.

Sixth - I will and bequeath to Thomas Harvey and John Cooper, township trustees of Township 8 North 6 West Henderson County, Illinois, my lot of land known as my graveyard, and their succcessors forever, for burial purposes only.

Seventh - It is also my will and bequest that my administrators put a marble monument at the head of my grave in my graveyard, to be 10 feet high, and to cost not less than $125.00, with suitable inscription of my deceased family.

Eighth - And I hereby appoint Martha Heisler, my wife, and Sarah Forbes, my daughter, my administratix.

Dated and signed this 17th August 1878 William Heisler

Witnesses: B.H. Paul John Paul



Sale Bill of the Estate of William Heisler, Deceased, 16th of August 1879
Articles Sold Name of Purchaser Am't of Sale
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1 Brush scythe Jacob Millman 1.00
1 Hoe John Logan .25
1 Corn Planter John Bell .50
1 Box tools John Forbes 2.00
1 Box irons David Foster .50
1 Keg John Lovitt .75
1 Can oil David Foster 1.00
1 Jug Molasles Thomas Pope .55
1 Barrel Past full, Vinegar Samuel Hunter 2.00
1 Empty Barrel Thomas Pope .80
1 Barrel vinegar John Forbs 6.00
1 grind stone James Anderson .85
1 Log Waggon J.H. ? Waterman 2.00
1 Scoop shovel David Foster .50
1 lot irons David Foster .40
1 plow & cutter J.H. ? Waterman 4.00
1 plow John Logan 1.00
1 single shovel plan Beet Moore .35
1 old plow John Logan .25
1 single cultivator Sylvanus Cox .30
1 two horse sled David Foster .50
1 two horse waggon Dennis Baszee 41.25
1 farming mill William Green 5.75
1 half bushel Thomas Pope .15
1 two horse cultivator J. H. ? Waterman 2.25
1 sleigh John Logan 4.00
1 set double harness Samuel Hunter 14.00
1 Black mare Thomas Pope 55.00
1 Bay mare John Hunter 61.00
1 Bay mare Daniel McGrath 51.75
1 Sow & Eight Pigs Israel Shultz 9.50
1 sow & five Pigs Thomas Pope 8.00
2 Sows & pigs Charles Crumm 13.25
1 Sow 7 pigs Charles Crumm 14.25
1 first choice 5 hogs Thomas Pope 34.00
1 second choice 5 hogs Samuel Hunter 26.50
1 third Choice 5 Hogs John Lovitt 21.00
1 fourth Choice 5 hogs Thomas Pope 19.25
1 last lot Hogs Samuel Hunter 19.25
1 White Cow & calf William Lowden 36.00
1 Dark roan cow & calf Samuel Hunter 30.00
1 Small White Cow Thomas Pope 28.50
1 White Cow Samuel Hunter 28.75
1 Roan Heifer Gorden Fowler 26.25
1 Red Heifer Gorden Fowler 20.25
1 Red & spotted Heifer Thomas Pope 18.25
1 Roan Yearling Thomas Pope 14.25
1 Spotted Bull Wm Cooper 14.75
1 White Bull Wm Cooper 13.75
2 Steers Jacob Fisher 40.25
1 Beehive No. 1 Frank Rice (may be Nice) .55
1 Beehive No. 2 J. M. Allen 2.20
1 Beehive No. 3 Amos Edmunds 2.00
1 Beehive No. 4 John Waterman 3.15
1 Beehive No. 5 J. M. Allen 4.00
1 Beehive No. 6 Wm Cooper 2.75
1 Beehive No. 7 Wm Cooper 3.20
1 Beehive No. 8 Samuel Hunter 3.00
1 Beehive No. 9 Samuel Hunter 4.00
1 Beehive No. 10 Samuel Hunter 4.00
1 Beehive No. 11 Wm Cooper 3.50
1 Beehive No. 12 Thomas Pope 1.50
1 Beehive No. 13 Thomas Pope 2.50
1 Beehive No. 14 John Waterman 1.75
1 Beehive No. 15 Thomas Pope 2.20
1 Iron Kettle John Forbs 1.25
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    $738.20



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