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Last Will and Testament of
Phillip Henry Doerr

I, Phillip Doerr, of the County of Perry in the state of Missouri, do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

1st I desire that all my just debts be paid.
2nd I give and bequeath to my Brother Augustus Doerr the sum of seventy five Dollars.
3rd I give and bequeath to my Brother Lewis Doerr the sum of seventy five Dollars.
4th I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Teresa Doerr for and during her natural life all my Estate, real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever nature or description (Except) so much of my personal property of monies as shall be sufficient to pay all my just debts, and the above bequests to my two Brothers Augustus and Lewis Doerr.
5th It is my will that at the death of my said wife that all my Estate then on hand, be the same real, personal, or mixed, shall be equally divided between children, share and share alike.

Witness my hand and Seal this 30th day of November A. D. 1861.

Phillip X Doerr [his mark]

In the presence and at the request of the Testator, I assign the name of the testator.

C. C. Ellis

We the undersigned witnesses in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other have assigned the same as witnesses thereto.

John Bridgman
F. Schliesser

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The Rankin Family History Project began in 1997 with a simple 3 generation family chart.   Inspiration came from our grandmother who has shared a lot of great stories and really got us going when she loaned us her copy of Maryland Catholics on the Frontier by Timothy O'Rourke;   and also from Alex Haley, whom we had the pleasure of meeting shortly before Roots was published.   This site is dedicated to our great-grandparents.   Without them, we would not be here.  

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