Daniel Wampler, 1878 Will
Transcribed by: Barbara S. Wampler and published in her newsletter, Book 1
Executor: W. E. Butler of Milton IL
FIRST. It is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.
SECOND. That my executor be hereby authorized to sell at public sale and make conveyance of all my right, titles and interest in and to my house and lot situate in the town of Milton, Pike County, Illinois; known and described as forty-five (45) feet off the west side of lot number three (3) in block number nine (9) in said town
THIRD, I give and devise unto each or my two daughters, Laura and Catherine Wampler, the sum of three hundred and fifty-seven and 50/100 dollars ($357.50), making them an equal amount as that hereto- fore at sundry times by me paid to my daughter Sarah Crawford.
FOURTH. After the Payment of such funeral expenses, debts and the legacys hereinbefore made in this Will, I give, devise and bequeath unto my' beloved wife America Wampler, the house and lots on which we now reside situate in said county and know and described as lots No.'s One (1) Two (2) and Three (3) in block nineteen (19) , and lot No., One (1) in block twenty ( 20) and lots No's One (1), Two (2), and Three (3), In block forty-one (41), all in the town of Milton, County of Pike, and State of Illinois, Also twenty acres off the east side of the southwest quarter and thirty acres off the west side of the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter all of section no, four (4) in township No, Six (6)south Range two (2) west of the principal median Pike Co., Ill., during her natural life, and all of the livestock, horses, cattle, and hogs by me now owned and kept thereon, also all the moneys and credits held by me, also all the household furniture and other articles of personal property not here enumerated (or otherwise, disposed of in this will) during her natural life, after having disposed of a sufficient amount to pay and discharge the expenses, debts and the legacys above named, and that at her death, all the property aforesaid to her be bequeathed or so much thereof as may remain unexpended, shall be sold at public vendue, herein giving my executor full power to convey all my title to the said real estate above named,
FIFTH. And out of the proceeds of such sale of unexpended property after the death of my wife, together with the moneys and credits, I give and bequeath to each of my three daughters to wit; Sarah Crawford, Catherine Wampler and Laura Wampler, the sum of eleven hundred and twenty nine and 99/100 dollars $1,129.99) making them an equal amount to each as that by me paid to my son Alexander H. Wampler at sundry times.
SIXTH, Should the unexpended property above named with the notes and credits not realize an amount sufficient to pay the last three named legacys, then in that event it is my will that my three daughters above named, shall share and share equal, in the division of such proceeds of such sale, after first paying the expenses of such sale, After paying all the above named expenses, debts and legacys should there be any balance remaining, I desire that the same shall be divided between my son Alexander H, Wampler, and my daughters, Sarah Crawford, Catherine Wampler, and Laura Wampler, each to share equal.,
And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint W. E., Butler of Milton, Illinois, my executor of this, my last will and testament, confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness thereof, I, the said Daniel Wampler, have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 26th day of August, A.D. 1878.
his Daniel X Wampler markSigned, sealed, published and declared by the said Daniel Wampler as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Wm. M. Crary Milton Grimes