Will of John Simpson
Pettis County, Missouri
Will Book, Vol 1, pp 82-83
drawn Sept 19, 1851
In the name of God Amen. I John Simpson of Pettis County and State of Missouri being indisposed and considering the time of my departure from life not far distant, think proper to make this my last will and testament.
First, I resign my body to the grave and my soul to God who gave it.
2. I wish all my just debts to be paid and all my funeral expenses paid.
3. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Simpson the sum of one dollar with what I have heretofore give him, which be his full share of my estate.
4. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy now Lucy Christeson the sum of one dollar with what I have heretofore given her which shall be her full share of my estate.
5. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally now Sally Nichols the sum of one dollar with what I have heretofore given her which shall be her full share of my estate.
6. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Patsey Simpson one bed and eight bedcovers and what she may hereafter make is to be hers and my administrator is to pay her sixty dollars out of the money arising from the sale of my estate.
7. I give and bequeath unto my four daughters Prudence Owen, Elizabeth Owen, Patty Simpson and Franky Curren all the remainder of all the property I may die possessed of both real and personal to be equally divided between them four.
8. Immediately after my death I wish my personal property to be sold to the highest bidder. I wish all my land that I may die possessed of to be Sold to the highest bidder as soon as practicable.
9. Should my daughter Patsey be without leaving any heir of her body, all her portion of my estate is to be equally divided between my three daughters Prudence, Elizabeth and Franky.
Lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint the Publick or County Administrator to transact the business of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have heretofore set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of September in the year of our Lord 1851.
Witness - Robert Stevens, James Miller, Jesse Pemberton.
Pettis County Court March 6th 1854. The last will and testament of John Simpson was this day produced before the Court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court upon the evidence of Robert Stephens, James Miller and Jesse Pemberton. The subscribing witnesses thereto that the same if fully proven said last will and testament is admitted to Probate and ordered to be recorded and George Noland, Public Administrator Authorized to take charge of the estate.
Attest: R R Speddin, Clk
(Note: Frances Simpson m Edward C Kerren, 23 Jan 1850; Prudence Simpson m William Owen, 15 Mar 1849; Eliza...[transcription ends]
Submitter: Transcribed by Cathy Warbritton as is and as a service. She is not researching these families and does not have further genealogical information on them.