Last Will and Testament of
William Franklin Porter
Warren County, Illinois Will Book 5, page 253-254
Will of William Porter, deceased
In the name of God Amen
I, William Porter, of the County of Warren and State of Illinois being of sound mind & memory, but mindful of death do make, publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say.
First. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid.
Second. I give, devise, and bequeath all the rest, residence and remainder of property that I may die seized of every description, real, personal & mixed to my wife, Hanna Isabella Porter, absolutely & without any condition or reservation whatever.
Third, I hereby nominate & appoint her, my said wife sole executrix of this my will without requiring her to give any bond as such, hereby revoking all former wills by me made hereby confirming this my true last will & testament.
In witness hereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this day of March A.D. 1894.
Signed, sealed & published & declared by the testator as so far his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence & at his request have subscribed our names as wittiness’s thereto the day and year above written
J. Doyle Porter
J. G. Watt
Filed January 2nd 1900
W .N. Lawton Clerk
T. G. Peacock A. Judge
State of Illinois
In the County Court of Said County
In Probate January Term A.D. 1900
Personally appeared in open court J. Doyle Porter and J.G. Watt, subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of William Porter late of Warren County, deceased, who being duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, each for himself, that the foregoing is the Last Will and Testament of the Said R.W. Porter, deceased, as signed by them, that they subscribed their names thereto as the attesting witnesses at the request of the said Testator and his presence and in the presence of each other.
That he then and there subscribed his name thereto in our presence and declared the same to be his Last Will and Testament; and that the said Testator, at the time of executing the same, as aforesaid, was of full age, of sound mind and memory and under no constraint.
J. Doyle Porter
Subscribed and sworn to in open Court this 2nd day of January A.D. 1900
W.G. Sexton, County Clerk
Submitted by Chuck Porter
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