Corey, Benjamin C.
(1806/7 - 1862)
The Last Will and Testament of Caleb Bales
In the name of God Amen, I Caleb Bales of the County of Independence and State of Arkansas, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of the frail and transitory life do therefore make, ordain and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say, first after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, the residue of my estate real and personal I give, bequeath, and dispose of as follows: "to wit" To my beloved wife Jane, the land and appartenances situated thereon, known and described as the E1/2 of SE1/4 of NE flys of the sec 2 and tho it mgr of NE1/4 sec 11 all in township fourteen North of Range 6 West, making in all aggregate 240-88/100 acres lying in the County of Independence and State of Arkansas together with all the stock of every kind and the increase thereof now possessed by me and all of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease during her widowhood, or the term of her natural life, and after her death to be divided equally among my heirs, except my daughter Susan. To her I give and bequeath the sum of Five Dollars. I give, bequeath and devise all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to my children now living or to their heirs who may be living at the time of the decease or mariage of my beloved wife Jane to be divided equally between them, share and share alike. Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jane to be Executrix of this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto sibscribed my name and affixed my seal the 30th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.
Caleb Bales (Seal)
The above and foregoing instrument was subscribed by the said Caleb Bales in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last will and testament and we as the testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses (witnesses) and written opposite our nams our respective place of residence.
Note the interumation on the first page was made before the signing hereof.
Ralph R. Kellog, Batesville, AR
W. Leggett Jr, Batesville, AR
Urban E. Fort, Batesville, AR
The foregoing instrument of writing was filed for Recorded Sept 11th 1861
John A Price, Clark
By: M.A. Wycaugh D.C.
The following is the Last Will and Testament of James Phipps (1751-1829), Guilford County, North Carolina on October 14 1829. Source of information: SLC F 502,409 Wills 1771-1859 (File #0617 p.395)
In the name of God Amen, I James Phipps Senr being weak in body but sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner of form following. First all I give my soul to God who gave it to me and my body to the dust from whence it came to be buried in a Christian decent manner at the direction of my Executors and as to my worldly substance I leave in the following manner. Viz
Item 1st - I will that my just debts be paid out of my Estate by my Executors
Item 2nd - I will that my Executors after my decease to sell as much of my personal Estate as will pay my just debts and all expenses.
Item 3rd - I will that my beloved wife Abrigail Phipps have all my real and personal estate during her life in widowhood and after her death a division as follows:
Item 4th - I will that after my wife's death that my Executor proceed and sell the plantation and all the property left by my widow and divide as follows -
Item 5th - I will that my beloved daughter Rachael Phipps rec Ten Dollars of my Estate
Item 6th - I will and bequeath to my daughter Sally Phipps Ten Dollars
Item 7th - I will and bequeath to my daughter Ann Mooney Ten Dollars
Item 8th - I will and bequeath to my grandson Edward P. Gamble Five Dollars
Item 9th - I will and bequeath to my son Benjamin Phipps One Dollar
Item 10th- I will and bequeath to my son-in-law Garland Conrade Richardson One Dollar for his children, and after the above named term is passed, the balance to be divided as follows: equally between my son Joseph Phipps, Susanna Hagey (Heague), Abrigail Phipps, Rachael Phipps, Ann Mooney, Sally Phipps, Peggy Phipps and James Phipps.
No. 1 Last Will of Benjamin C. Corey Deceased
I Benjamin C. Cora of the County of Daviess and State of Missouri do make and publish this my last will and testament.
|1st. I give and
bequeath unto my beloved wife Abagail
Cora all my Estate real and
personal consisting of First One house and Lot in the Town of Elm Flat
described as follows, Lot Three (3) in Edsons addition to Town of Elm
Flat, also one promisory note bearing date March 7th 1888 due eighteen
months after date for the sum of one hundred dollars with interest from
date at the rate of ten percent and against John M. Rhodes, also one
promisory note against same party bearing same date due six months
after date, bearing same rate of interest for the sum of fifty
dollars. Also all my household kitchen furniture.
|2nd. I give and
bequeath unto my son Charles Corey
all my clothing, watch, and irovy
headed C cane.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd day of August A.D. 1888.
Signed and declared by the above named Benjamin C. Corey to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Proof of Will
Be it Remembered that on this 14th day of Feb A.D. 1890 before me Frank Ewing Judge of the Probate Court held in Daviess County and State of Missouri Personally appeared R.J. Jackson and Jacob Cox who being duly sworn upon their oaths depose and say that they were present and saw Benjamin C. Corey sign the foregoing instrument purporting to be the last will and Testament of him the said Benjamin C. Corey and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of signing the same the said Benjamin C. Corey was of sound and disposing mind and that these deponents and the other attesting witnesses subscribed their names thereto as witnesses to the same, in the presence of the testator and of each other and at the request of said Benjamin C. Corey.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, Frank
Ewing, Judge of the Probate Court the day and year
Frank Ewing Judge
|Certificate of Probate
I Frank Ewing Judge of the Probate Court of Daviess County, State of Missouri, having examined the foregoing instruments, purporting to be the last will and testament of Benjamin C. Corey deceased and signed by Benjamin C. Corey, and having heard the testimony of R.M. Jackson and Jacob Cox two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, in relation to the execution of the same, do declare and adjudge said instrument to be the last will and testament of the said Benjamin C. Corey deceased late of Daviess County Missouri.