I Spencer Hall of the County of Brown and State do hereby make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.
It is my will and desire that my funeral expenses be fully paid and all my just debts be fully paid.
I give and bequeath to my son Elias Edward Hall for his use during his natural life the West half of the South half of the South East quarter of Section thirty (30) in township 2 South Range N 2 West of the fourth principal meridian in the County of Brown and State of Illinois, after his death to equally divided between his lawful heirs.
I will to my two grand children Elias Edward Hall and William Henry Hall my gray horse.
I will and bequeath to my two daughters Sarah Ann Surratt and Marjula Surratt fifty dollars apiece.
It is my will and desire that the East half of the South half of the South East quarter of Section thirty and the North East quarter of Section thirty one all in township N two South of Range N two West in the fourth principal meridian in the County of Brown and State of Illinois be sold.
Its my will that if my grandson Spencer Townsend lives to get back from the army to have fifty dollars.
Its my will and desire that my wife Mary Hall shall have all the balance of my personal property and real estate that may be left after paying my just debts and the legacies above mentioned for her own use and benefit during her natural life. After her death what remains to be sold and the proceeds there of be equally divided between the heirs that I have or may have by my present wife Mary Hall to wit John ____ Hall, Lydia Margaret Hall and Jeremiah Benjamin Hall and if there be any other during my natural life they are to have an equal share with the above named heirs. Provided that if my wife Mary Hall should marry after my death then it’s my will that all my personal property and real estate be sold and the division be made as above named.
I hereby appoint and constitute Thomas Briggs and John R. Briggs my lawful executors of this my last Will and Testament. In ______ testimony whereas I hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
Spencer X Hall Seal
|Signed in the presence of us|
Elijah X Hall