WILL - LEVI FOX
Posted By: Nancee Seifert (email)
Date: 3/31/2008 at 15:27:10
Lucas County Will Record 2, pp. 256-7 Last Will and Testament of Levi
I Levi Fox of the County of Lucas and State of Iowa, being of sound mind
and memory and considering the uncertainty of Life do therefore make 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, as follows:
To my wife, all of the land I now own and the appurtenances there-unto
belonging, and described as follows: The South West 1/4 of the North
East 1/4 and the South East 1/4 of the North East 1/4 and the East half
of the North East 1/4 of the South East 1/4 of Section Thirty four (34)
Township Seventy one (71) Range Twenty one (21), also the West half of
the South West 1/4 of North West quarter and West half of North West 1/4
of South West 1/4 of Section Thirty Five (35) Township Seventy one (71)
Range Twenty-one (21), Containing in all, One Hundred and Forty (140)
acres to have and to hold during her natural life, and also all my
personal property, except Forty Dollars - as hereafter specified - and
after her death, the said Real Estate to be divided as follows:
To my son, Levi, Forty six and two thirds (46 2/3) off the West end of
the above described land, including the house and improved land, and
timber enough to make out the amount above mentioned.
My daughters Missouri and Nebraska to have each one half of the
remainder that is to say each one Forty six and two thirds (46 2/3)
acres, the same to be divided by disinterested persons, whom they may
choose, so as to make the two parts as nearly equal in value as possible.
I also give and bequeath to my illegitimate son, by Nancy Campbell, the
sum of Forty dollars to be paid at my death, out of my personal property
as above stated.
Likewise I make and constitute my said son Levi, to be my executor of
this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 1st day of
January Eighteen Hundred and Seventy five.
Levi Fox (signed by Geo. P. Ranslow)
transcribed by Frank Myers
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