Last Will and Testament
of
William Guthrie

I WILLIAM GUTHRIE of my own fore will accona make this my last will and testament.

I bequeath unto my wife MATILDA GUTHRIE the south east quarter of section thirty five (35) town thirty eight range 1 east of north west to have and to hold the same is her own right subject to her own disposal during her life time also five horses and harness, one wagon, a Seeder, mower and a clippers likewise the cows and hogs on the estate to have and to hold the same during her life.

Unto my son JOSEPH GUTHRIE I bequeath one dollar and his mothers blessing.

Unto my son WILLIAM GUTHRIE I bequeath the east half of the south east quarter of section twenty seven (27) also five acres of timber commencing at Adams Bearnes south east corner of the line west parallel with said line to the south west stake of~dam~~eames thence south on said line until it takes in five acres, I also in lieu of this require him to pay REBECCA GUTHRIE my daughter when she reaches the age of nineteen the sum of two hundred dollars.

Unto my son JOHN GUTHRIE I bequeath the west half of S.E. 1/4 section twenty seven town 28 range one (1) also of five acres of timber running parallel with that described bequeathed unto WILLIAM GUTHRIE by him paying unto my daughter PHEBE the sum of two hundred dollars when she reaches the age of nineteen years.

Unto my son DAVID GUTHRIE I bequeath the west half of the south east quarter of section thirty five (35) town (38) thirty eight range one (1) also five acres of timber joining on the south to that d~cribed bequeathed unto my son JOHN by him paying unto my daughter MARY GUTHRIE the sum of two hundred dollars when she reaches the age of nineteen years.

Unto my son SAMUEL GUTHRIE I bequeath the east half of the south east quarter of section thirty five (35) TOWN THIRTY EIGHT (38) range one (1) also seventy acres more or less of my timber lot. Also the house and barn on said land by him paying my daughter MATILDA GUTHRIE the sum of two hundred dollars when she reaches the age of nineteen years. Also to CHARITY GUTHRIE my daughter two hundred when she reaches the age of nineteen also the baby the sum of two hundred dollars when it reaches the age of nineteen.

If any of my sonís should die before reaching the age of twenty one than the landed property to be divided among the three by then paying the indebtedness thereof. If any of my daughter die before reaching the age of nineteen then their portion to be divided among the remaining girls.

I also wish JOHN and WILLIAM to pay an annuity to their mother MATILDA GUTHRIE of every fifth bushel of grain raised by them on the above mentioned land my indebtedness to be paid by my wife MATILDA GUTHRIE out of the property left her by me. I desire my wife MATILDA to act as my executrix in this disposition of my property. I desire my son WILLIAM to act as guardian of the minor children.

Filed Nov. 13th 1863 in Lee County Illinois

Contributed by Belinda McCormick

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