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1897 Will of Sampson Stewart Wiley

I Sampson S. Wiley of the county of Jefferson State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory. do make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

First, I order and direct that my executor hereinafter named shall pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

Second, I give and bequeath to my grand-children, Alfred Stewart Long, Estes C. Long and Cenith Catherine Long, minors, the same being the children of my daughter Cenith C. Long, deceased, the following described personal property to wit: all of my household and kitchen furniture, beds and bedding, cooking utensils, including a (unknown word) brass kettle, and all my books of every description, and all personal property in the house to me belonging, to have and to hold the same forever.

Third, I give, bequeath and devise unto my grand-children, Alfred Stewart Long, Estes C. Long and Cenith Catherine Long, before mentioned, the following described real-estate, with all the appurtenances(sic) thereunto belonging, lying, being and situated in the county of Jefferson, state of Missouri, described as follows, The west part of the north-east quarter and the east part of the northwest quarter of section 36, Township 40, Range 3, East of the Fifth Principal Meridian, containing 150 acres, more or less, and same occupies by me as a home, to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs forever.

Fourth, I reserve out of such land a square twenty feet long on each side, surrounding the place wherein my is buried to be used forever as a private graveyard for the graves of myself and wife, and it is my desire at my death to be buried in such lot. I further desire that no timber growing upon the above devised lands shall be removed excepting such as may be actually necessary for use upon said premises.

Fifth, I make, constitute and appoint Wm S. Wiley my executor of this my last will and testament. I desire that said executor shall serve without bond.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the 17 day of Nov in the year of our Lord 1897.

Sampson S. Wiley [seal]

This instrument was on the day of the date thereof signed, published and declared by the said testator Sampson S. Wiley to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request have subscribed our names hereto as witnesses, in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Witnesses: A J Huskey, Desoto and Francis Huskey, Desoto

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