Will of Thomas B. Mount

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Will Box, Probate Court, Knox County Courthouse, Galesburg, Illinois
Knox all men by these presents that Thomas B. Mount of Cedar Township in Knox County, Illinois being of Sound Mind and memory do make this to be my last Will and Testament, as follows:

First, It is my will that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid.

Second, I give and by oath to my beloved wife, Mary Mount, all the live Stock consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs and all other live Stock that I may own at my decease. I also give her my said wife all the Money that I may have on hand at my decease.

I give and bequeath to my Step Daughter Ella Corson One Thousand Dollars. I give and bequeath all my real estate to my Daughter Sidley Morrison and to the children of my deceased Daughter Jane Harvey as follows. I give and bequeath to my Daughter, Sidley Morrison One half of all my real estate less Six hundred dollars in value which her and her husband has already had of my estate, Said real estate consisting of about One hundred and ninety acres of land in Knox County, Illinois. The other half of my real estate I give and bequeath to Arthur Harvey, Edwin Harvey and William Harvey, my grandchildren, Share and Share alike hereby reserving all the rights of my beloved wife in my real estate the use of the rest and remainder to my wife.

Third and to Sidley Morrison One third and to the Three children of my deceased daughter, Jane Harvey, one third to be equally divided between them; lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my friend John W. Stephens executor of this my last Will and

Testament and authorize him to carry out the provisions of the Same, hereby revoking and annulling all former Wills by me made.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Seal.
This the Eighth day of August A.D. 1888 T. B. Mount

Witnesses
John Musser
 

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