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76. William HAYDON29 was born (date unknown).

At a special term of the Court of Probate held at Rushville Schuyler County
Illinois on the 21st day of Nov. A.D. 1843
This day came Joseph Haydon and presented the Last will and Testament of William Hayden decs which had been duly proven and recorded in Marion County and State of Missouri, which is in fiqures and words as follows viz---
In the name of God Amen, I William Haydon of the County of Marion and State of Missouri being now of sound mind and memory, and knowing the uncertainty of life, do make and publish this my last will and testament; to wit, first, it is my wish and will that my Mother in law Rebecca Fry have all my Household and Kitchen Furniture which was received by my wife, and one hundred and fifty dollars in cash to have and to hold during her natural life and after her death to go to Pauline Stirnam. Second I give to my nephew James Thomas True fifty dollars in cash to be paid to him when he shall have arrived to the age of 21 years should he live so long, if he should not I wish it to be divided equally between My Sisters Martha Ann & Sarah Margaret Haydon and my Brother Sanford Haydon, also I give to my Sister Sarah M. Haydon one feather bed and one bay sucking colt-I give to my Brother Sanford Haydon one bay two year old Colt-it is my will that all the ballance of my household furniture be divided equally between my sisters Martha Ann & Sarah Margaret and my Brother Sanford Haydon, it is my will that all the ballance of my property in this State be sold within months after my death, my personal property once audit of twelve months, the real Estate, one fourth in hand, the ballance in one two and three years audit, the notes bearing said interest of Six per cent per annum from date my real Estate in Rushville Illinois to be Sold any time within five years as my Executor may think advisable, and the proceeds after paying my Mother in law Rebecca Fry one hundred and fifty dollars as above mentioned so soon as collected, and all my just debts, to be divided equally between My Sisters Martha Ann & Sarah Margaret & my Brother Sanford Haydon as they become of age or marry---and lastly I appoint my Brother Joseph Haydon my executor to carry this my last will into execution
Signed and acknowledged in presence of John Buster, John Campbell
Oct. 12th 1841

William Haydon

I believe that William Haydon had been married to a daughter of Dr. Jacob Fry and Rebecca Kellar - she would have been his first cousin. This couple is found in Liberty Twp, Marion Co MO in 1840. Dr. Jacob Fry has never been placed in the Fry family I research - he does not belong to the family of James Fry many of whose children did settle in Marion Co.

William HAYDON and Rebecca FRY were married. Rebecca FRY, daughter of Jacob FRY and Rebecca KELLAR, was born (date unknown).